BA in Kindergarten Education

General

Program Description

Kindergarten Educator Training offers the training of future professionals who possess theoretically based knowledge, skills, and competences of pedagogy in order to complete the tasks of pre-school education. The aim is to train experts who are capable of and dedicated to educating 3-6-year-old children, after acquiring profound theoretical knowledge, competencies, and skills.

The task of the training is the expansion and renewal of the participants’ knowledge, the methodological shaping in the application of practical skills within the areas of interpreting integrated pre-school activities, complex and differentiated planning, organization and management. By the methodological culture and with conscious, psychologically, pedagogically and methodologically appropriate planning of the age-specific activity structure, the course will provide the students with optimal conditions for the development of children.

Strength of program

One main feature of the program is to provide top-level theoretical and practical knowledge on the field of early childhood education. Our faculty is the top institute of pre-school teachers’ training in Hungary.

Feedback about finding a workplace is very assuring; our students have had a great selection to choose from in the past years.

The Research Lab conducts research and organizes several events for students and practicing teachers, such as Workshops for Kindergarten Educators or Play Lab for pedagogical practitioners and parents.

The Early Childhood Lab runs a peer-reviewed journal called ‘Gyermeknevelés’. Each Volume has 3 Issues per year. The wide range of the topics covered by the periodical reaches from Early Inclusion to the Historic aspects of Education towards multimodal perspectives of Childhood Studies.

Career opportunities

Our graduates will be able to plan and manage effectively process-related pedagogical activities that support child-centered, differentiated development which helps the unfolding of personality–while complying with the relevant educational documentation – using their acquired theoretical and practical knowledge during the course.

Our graduates will be able to teach 3-6-year-old children possessing knowledge in psychology, pedagogy, methodology and language skills, can apply activities effectively to the needs, motivation and way of thinking.

The kindergarten educator degree entitles the holder to fulfill positions at pre-schools under different ownership (local council, church foundation and private). The qualification enables our graduates to continue their studies at the MA level.

Job examples

Day-Care Teacher, Kindergarten Educator.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Secondary school certificate.

If the applicant completes their secondary education during the current term and their certificate is not issued before the application deadline, a proof of student status or a certification, which verifies that the applicant will receive matriculation is required instead. In case of being accepted as a student, however, the applicants must present their certificate of matriculation upon enrolment at the latest. Please note: Even if you had a higher education, we only need your high school certificate provided.

Language requirements
  • A minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2): B2
  • A minimum level of language proficiency (written) (A1-C2): B2

Further comments:

  • Language input in case of English language training: at least intermediate level B2.

Advanced English language knowledge is required. Language knowledge is assessed and evaluated during the Skype interview. No official language certificate is required for the program, it is only a recommendation. The language of instruction for the entire program is English.

Documents to submit with the application
  • Online application form
  • Secondary school certificate
    If the applicant completes their secondary education during the current term and their certificate is not issued before the application deadline, a proof of student status or a certification, which verifies that the applicant will receive matriculation is required instead. In case of being accepted as a student, however, the applicants must present their certificate of matriculation upon enrolment at the latest. Even if you had a higher education, we only need your high school certificate provided.
  • A CV (in English, In MS Word format with one low-resolution photo)
  • Motivation letter (in English)
  • Copy of the main pages of the passport (needs to be valid)
    Scanned, in color all personal details and expiry date must be shown. The passport must be valid.
  • Medical certificate
    A general health and physical aptitude statement about any disability or any special needs.
    To confirm the medical eligibility: download the formal documents from the webpage of the Faculty
    Note: these are the only acceptable documents concerning the health and physical status of the Applicant.
  • Certificate of clean criminal records.
  • Copy of the Application Fee and the Entrance exam fee transfer.
  • Language certificate (If you have)
Application procedure

The application starts in the online application system. Students need to register in the system, fill in the online application form, upload the required documents and follow the instructions during the application process. The deadline for application means the deadline for submission of the full and complete application package in the online system.

Applications will only be processed if the Application fee and the Entrance exam fee are transferred to the Faculty’s bank account. The Application fee and the Entrance exam fee must be paid in one amount (non-refundable).

Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) - in terms of student and staff number, quality of education and research, and its international relations - is a prestigious institution of public higher education in ... Read More

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) - in terms of student and staff number, quality of education and research, and its international relations - is a prestigious institution of public higher education in Hungary, operating continuously since its inception in 1635. As a top-ranked research university in Hungary, it is the most popular higher education institution among applicants as well as alma mater of five Nobel laureates and leading figures in technology, public policy, and culture in Hungary. Read less
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