Kindergarten Education, BA

Faculty: Faculty of Education for Children and Special Educational Needs
Campus location: Hajdúböszörmény
Academic discipline: Pedagogy/Education
Qualification: Kindergarten Educator

Starting date: September

Language requirements: English language proficiency (TOEFL 513 /IELTS 5.5/oral examination)
Academic requirements: high school certificate; entrance examination in English (Aptitude exam: written (Letter of motivation), oral: a conversation via electronic communication); Aptitude test in physical fitness

Duration:  6 semesters
ECTS credits:  180


Tuition fee: 6,000 USD/year
Other fees: application fee 150 USD, entrance procedure fee 350 USD


Short description: 

The aim of the program is to provide our students with a range of practical skills and theoretical tools in the area of Early Childhood Education and Care. The graduates will be able to plan and manage process-related pedagogical activities that support child-centred development and care of children from 3 years of age to 6. They acquire theoretical knowledge and can organize colourful and interesting activity programmes in kindergartens using up-to-date methods. The graduates transfer universal and national values to children as well as support differentiated child development, in cooperation with the family and in accord with the social environment.


Lecture, seminar: 77%

Practice: 23%


Main subjects typically include (this list is indicative and may change):

Year Main subjects

Basics of Education, Research Methods, Early Childhood Education I. (Approaches, Frames, Hungarian Specialities), Early Childhood Education II. (Activities, Project-based Pedagogy in the Kindergarten, Planning), Development of Personality and Professional Competencies, Psychology I. (Basics of Psychology. Psychology II. (Early Childhood Psychology and Child Observation, Communication, Language and Speech, Pedagogy of Play I. (Applied games of kindergarten education), Pedagogy of Play II. (The needs and forms of play), Work Activities by Children I.-II. (The role of work activities in children’s development and becoming self-reliance), The Cultivation of Speech and Mother Tounge, The Activities of Rhymes and Telling Fairy Tales and its Methodology, Theory and Practise of Bilingual Education, Early English in Childhood Education 1., English Language Development 1.-2., Individual Practice in Kindergarten I.-II.


Early childhood and History of Kindergarten Education, Early Childhood Education III. (Assessment, documents, Profession, Professional Ethics), Psychology III. (Practice of Personal and Social Specialities’, and Community Cognition), Value and Ethics in Education, Anthropological Perspective of Early Childhood, Pedagogy of Play III. (The method of pedagogues’play encouragement), The Education of Puppetry and its Methodology, Active Exploration of the Outside environment I. and its Methodology, The Cultivation of Music, Singing, Music, Singing Games, and Dances and its Methodology, The Activities of Drawing, Painting, Moulding, and Handicrafts I. (Methodology, the knowledge of techniques), The Activities of Drawing, Painting, Moulding, and Handicrafts II. (Creating activities, making puppets), Physical Activity by Children I. (The cultivation of children’s activity and its physiological basis), Physical Activity by Children II. (Free and organized activity and its methodology), Pedagogy of Health and First Aid Training in Kindergarten, Early English in Childhood Education 2. , Classroom Language, Developing Intercultural Competence 1., Civilization and Culture, Individual Practice in Kindergarten III.-IV. Group Practice in Kindergarten I.


Development of Critical and Reflective Thinking, International Trends in Early Childhood Education, Society, Culture and Minorities in Hungary, ICT (Information and Communications Technology), Active Exploration of the Outside Environment II. (The new issues of Sustainable Development in the Kindergarten and Mathematical Experiences), International Music Trends in Early Childhood Education, Building Partnerships with Families The Relations of Kindergarten, Inclusive Education The basics of Special Educational Needs, The issues of Compensation for Disadvantaged Education, Child Protection in Early Childhood, Problem and Conflict Resolution, English Children’s Literature, Inquiry-based Education, Group Practice in Kindergarten II., Individual Practice in Kindergarten V. and Complex Practice in Kindergarten

Internship, practice: Individual Practice in Training Kindergarten takes two weeks per semester. Complex Practice in Kindergarten in the last semester takes 8 weeks time (230 hours).
Please find more information about the program here.
You can find more information about the entrance and admission requirements here.

Career prospects: After graduation, students can find jobs in private, public or church-funded kindergartens, infant nurseries, family nurseries or family care services. The graduates are suitable for jobs in nursing, caring, educating, mediating and counselling in the scope of childcare work.



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