Dual Studies Kindheitspädagogik

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Your Dual Study Program Kindheitspädagogik (B.A.)

If you enjoy working with children and are looking for a career that fulfills you personally, the dual study program in childhood education is just right for you. Through the dual study program in childhood education, you will acquire comprehensive knowledge in the related sciences of sociology, psychology and education and deal intensively with issues relating to childhood education. With your Bachelor's degree, you will qualify as a "state-recognized childhood educator", a job title that will open doors to many institutions.

Depending on where you study, you will study in one of our two study models: dual study or dual myStudium.



Study Model


  • Classes on campus (dual studies) or

  • Voluntary courses on campus or virtually via livestream (dual myStudium)

Practice: 20 hours/week with a practice partner of your choice


Your degree programme lasts 7 semesters and has 180 or 210 Credit Points, depending on the study model.


Aachen, Augsburg, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bochum, Bonn, Bremen, Braunschweig, Chemnitz*, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Essen, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Hamburg, Hannover, Karlsruhe, Kassel, Kiel, Köln, Leipzig, Lübeck, Magdeburg, Mainz, Mannheim, München, Münster, Nürnberg, Potsdam, Regensburg, Rostock, Stuttgart, Ulm, Virtueller Campus, Wuppertal, Würzburg

Depending on study model and study start


For this degree programme it is possible to start 4 times a year. Start: 01.10.2024 01.01.2025 01.04.2025 01.07.2025 01.10.2025 You can apply up to 1 month before the start of your studies. Duration: 7 semesters


Your dual study programme offers you many prospects: Various specialisation options allow you to prepare even more specifically for your dream job.


Degree: B.A.

State-recognised childhood educator System Accredited. IU is state-recognized and system-accredited by FIBAA. All degree programs are individually accredited and thus bear the seal of the Accreditation Council.

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Study Programs

Dual study models for the Bachelor Kindheitspädagogik

You can complete your Bachelor's degree in Kindheitspädagogik in one of our two study models, depending on the study location: The dual study programme or the dual myStudium. What doesn't change: You will spend 20 hours a week with a practice partner of your choice and gain important work experience. Find out more about the study models now!

Titelbild für Infoseite "duales Studium Kindheitspädagogik": Pädagogin sitzt mit Kind am Tisch in einer Schule


Dual study programme model: Courses on campus + 20 hours/week with your practice partner.

Study locations: Berlin, Braunschweig, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Hamburg, Hannover, Köln, Leipzig, Mainz, Mannheim, Münster, Stuttgart, Ulm

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Kindheitspädagogik: myStudium

Dual myStudium study model: Voluntary courses on campus or virtually via livestream + 20 hours/week with your practice partner.

Study locations: Aachen, Augsburg, Bielefeld, Bochum, Bonn, Bremen, Chemnitz*, Erfurt, Essen, Karlsruhe, Kassel, Kiel, Lübeck, Magdeburg, München, Nürnberg, Potsdam, Regensburg, Rostock, Wuppertal, Würzburg, Virtueller Campus

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Study Content

Content of the dual study program in Kindheitspädagogik

The dual degree course in childhood education equips you with all the knowledge you need to promote early childhood education processes and strengthen parents in their role as educators. As part of this course, you will immerse yourself in the related sciences of sociology, social law, psychology and education and deal intensively with issues relating to childhood education. You will also develop overarching and specific pedagogical skills, ranging from research methods to supervision, intervision and coaching.

You can find a detailed curriculum on the page of your desired study model Kindheitspädagogik Dual Studies or Kindheitspädagogik Dual myStudium. A semester could look like this:

Your personal contact

Illustration Kontakt duales Studium: Weibliche Person an Schreibtisch mit Headset und Laptop

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Our student advisory service will help you if you have questions about your choice of degree program, the study locations or dual studies, for example.

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Why you should study Kindheitspädagogik on a dual basis

15.000 Praxispartner

Anders als viele andere Hochschulen bringen wir Studierende und Unternehmen aufeinander abgestimmt zusammen – und das mit Erfolg: 2 von 3 Studierenden werden nach dem Abschluss von ihrem Praxispartner übernommen.

Private studies for 0€

Does studying privately sound expensive? At IU you pay €0 for your Dual Studies - because your practice partner pays your tuition fees.

Theory & Practice

Study, work and leisure - with us you can combine everything thanks to regular alternation between theory and practice. You always apply what you have learnt directly in the practical phases - this makes it much quicker and easier for you to understand course content.

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Awards, accreditations and certifications

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