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Bachelor Kindheitspädagogik (B.A.)

Be an active part in shaping the future of children with a Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education. 

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Study childhood education. Your foundation for the future.

Is the education and support of children very close to your heart? Then actively accompany the process of education and development. With a degree in Childhood Education at the IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU), you will learn educational skills and also have the chance of a management position. 

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Educationally valuable. Useful in terms of career.

If you enjoy working with children, many opportunities of fulfilling work will be within reach after completing a degree in Childhood Education:  

Babys und Physiotherapeuthinnen bei der Therapie

Childhood Educator

As a childhood educator, you are an expert in the development, upbringing, and education of children. You develop concepts to support children, advise parents on educational issues, or take on leadership roles in educational institutions. Childhood educators work primarily in social institutions such as kindergartens, daycare centres, preschools or after-school care. You also have the opportunity to work in various counselling centres, for example, for child and family development. 

Mann mit Kind beim spielen

Daycare manager

Klasse mit Erzieherin und Kindern

Educational counsellor

Choose how you want to study Childhood Education at IU

You can complete your Bachelor's degree in Childhood Education in various forms of study. It all depends on what your individual everyday life looks like and what prerequisites you start your studies with. The table gives you a good overview of the advantages of the different forms of study and which model will best support you personally on your way.   

Distance Learning

For maximum freedom - study 100% flexible

You study completely on your own terms – whenever, wherever and however you want! Get the perfect blend of innovative study tools, interactive study formats via video chat (live or on demand) and personal support.


Study the way you want after graduating from high school. Campus or online – you decide. 

Study on campus during the day or in the virtual lecture hall, exchange ideas with professors and fellow students and deepen your knowledge on our digital platform. This way you will benefit from the perfect mix of classic student life and flexible online studies!


Dual Studies

Studies or work experience? Why not both?
You will study in person or virtually and learn how to put your knowledge into practice during your practical phases in a company. The perfect mix of theory and practical experience, tailored exactly to you and your needs.

Why you should study Childhood Education  

During your studies in Childhood Education, you will not only learn how to accompany the educational and developmental processes of children. You will learn to develop and implement concepts based on scientific findings. This qualifies you to take on advisory and managerial functions.  

It should also be added that studying, just like working with children, can give you a lot of pleasure. Lifelong learning accompanies you like a common thread. In your professional future, many exciting further training courses await you, so that you can support children and families every day in broadening their horizons.  

Your IU Studies in Childhood Education 

Your IU Studies in Childhood Education are self-determined and flexible. Numerous selection and design options make it easy for you to combine your Bachelor's degree programme with your individual everyday life. As far as the content is concerned, you will deal intensively with the areas of care, education and upbringing. The examination of socio-pedagogical, psychological and neurobiological basics that are important for early childhood development is also part of your studies. 

In addition, you will acquire methodological competences to be able to supervise inpatient as well as outpatient development programmes later on. You can deepen your knowledge in your compulsory elective area in certain subject areas such as child day care or leisure pedagogy. 

A look into the future: what you will do after graduation  

After completing your Bachelor's degree in Childhood Education, if you choose the dual study programme, you will automatically receive the title "State-recognised Childhood Educator". If you choose the distance learning programme, you will have to complete an internship in early Childhood Education to earn this title. After graduation, you can use your expertise to support families and educational institutions in the development and promotion of important relationship and educational skills. 

Your degree in Childhood Education, combined with the necessary professional experience, also qualifies you to take on management functions. This gives you the opportunity to design programmes according to the latest scientific findings. Following your Bachelor's degree, you can also complete a Master's degree at IU. 

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