Bachelor Kindheitspädagogik

Actively shape not only your future, but also that of children – right from the first and most important stage of their development.


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Kindheitspädagogik in myStudies

Do you want to be a companion to children and adolescents in their development? Then study Childhood Pedagogy at our private university of applied sciences and acquire the necessary skills.

myStudies programme qualifies you for responsible tasks. Besides topics from the sciences of sociology, psychology and education, you will deal with issues from childhood education. And if you also complete two recognised internships, you will not only receive the title Bachelor of Arts, but also the title of "State-recognised Childhood Educator". The professional title is a relevant criterion for hiring you in some state and private institutions.

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Why you should study at IU

IU is a state-recognised and accredited private university. The recognition confirms the high quality of both the study programmes and the teaching.
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Simply decide for yourself whether you want to study on campus or virtually. And benefit from a structured curriculum at the same time.
Our lecturers have many years of practical experience and can therefore convey their knowledge to you in a particularly practical way.


Your myStudies in a nutshell

  • Degree and duration

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), 180 ECTS

    Duration of study: 6 semesters

  • Study concept

    Regular courses at the location or on the virtual campus. In addition, digital self-study to prepare for attendance phases.

  • Courses

    2-3 days per week in the attendance phase. Practical work with your fellow students under the guidance of experienced lecturers. Days and times vary depending on location/semester.

  • Study locations

    Next study start in October 2022 in Hamburg, Berlin and Cologne. Location-independent study possible at the virtual campus.

  • Tuition fees

    369€ per month (plus 699€ graduation fee at the end of the program).
    All your learning and teaching material is already included in the fees.

  • Admission

    A-levels(Technical Diploma), Subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or possible without A-levels.

    Please find further information under Admission.

  • Accrediation

    State-approved study program: AR Seal, ZFU 1104419

  • Examinations

    Exams can be taken at your location or flexibly online.

  • Please note

    *Subject to approval by the Thuringian Ministry of Economy, Science and Digital Society. We expect the Ministry's approval no later than the start of the studies. So far, the approval has always been on time."

Our study formats

Study on-campus

  • Two to three weekly in-person sessions during the day
  • Personal exchange with lecturers and fellow students
  • Pleasant learning areas with regular events

virtual campus

  • Two to three weekly lectures on virtual lecture hall
  • Exchange with lecturers and fellow students from all over Germany via group video chat
  • Studies possible from anywhere



In the Bachelor's programme in Childhood Pedagogy, you will learn all the essentials in the areas of care, education and upbringing. You will also acquire skills and competencies in the areas of relationship building, cooperation, communication and interaction. Two recognised internships in the compulsory elective area (40 days) and as an extra-curricular elective module (60 days) help you to put what you have learned into practice. And the degree qualifies you to provide expert advice and support to children, their parents or families and the relevant cooperation structures.
You study topics that are divided into so-called modules. On successful completion of these modules, your achievements are recorded as ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System). With these points, your achievements are internationally comparable and recognised.

Would you like to find out what else is waiting for you in the Bachelor's programme in Childhood Pedagogy? Then take a look at the module handbook and our study plan!

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If you have completed an apprenticeship, advanced training, subject-specific work experience or even a previous degree, you have the opportunity to have these credits recognised. With the recognition of your previous academic achievements, you not only save valuable time, but also money - a total of 30 euros per recognised ECTS point.

For some training occupations and further training courses, there are already blanket recognition applications for you. In the following overview, you can select your training/continuing education and check how many ECTS points can be credited to you:


Admission requirements

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We are moving

From 01st March the virtual campus of the part-time studies programme is part of the IU distance learning programme and then takes place in this new environment. Nothing else will change for you: You will also benefit from interactive courses via video chat, smart online teaching and the exchange with lecturers and students.

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