Bachelor Childhood Education

Childhood education is a subject area with a very high social significance. Of particular importance are, among others, the early education in daycare centers, the rapid expansion
All-day schools, the discourse on healthy and safe growing up, and the goal of compensating for disadvantages and equal opportunities for all children. The sooner children are supported and families are advised and supported, the sooner the basis is given to offer children good development opportunities. Mindfulness, patience and love are therefore part of the essence of childhood education, which is one of the most important and rewarding fields of study in our society.
The focus of the distance learning is the examination of a differentiated childhood education offer. The aim is to consider different living conditions and lifestyles of families and to support the educational institutions to open themselves to the concerns of the families.
Students in the study program Childhood Education will be awarded the title of Nationally Recognized Childhood Educator if they successfully complete the practice projects: Early Childhood Education II.

Accredited degree

All current programs of IUBH are accredited by the FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation).
An accreditation is only pronounced if a study program fulfills all qualitative requirements in terms of content and structure.
The FIBAA is a kind of TÜV for academic education, which checks the quality of Bachelor and Master programs on behalf of the Accreditation Council. The accreditation is renewed every five (first accreditation) or seven (re-accreditation) years - a guarantee for the quality of our teaching.
For courses of exceptional quality, FIBAA awards its premium seal. Five courses at the IUBH have already been awarded this special seal. The IUBH is thus one of the leading universities in Germany with five or more premium seals.

Your future career in childhood education

As a childhood educator, you enable and accompany the educational processes of children, and support and protect families and children from violence and exclusion. To accompany fathers and mothers in the development of their relationship and parenting skills is a very important task.
The central fields of activity of childhood education can be found in nurseries and kindergartens as well as the school tuition and all-day care of elementary schools. In addition, early help, outpatient and inpatient education, child protection, counseling, family education and recreational education are popular fields of application. In addition, you will be prepared for leadership and management tasks in childhood education institutions.

Course Overview

In the distance learning childhood education we teach you both childhood education concepts from the areas of care, education and education as well as methodological skills such as the relationship design, education, communication, interaction and cooperation. In addition, two practice projects are offered in the field of childhood education, once in the elective area (40 days) and once as extracurricular elective module (60 days). After graduation, you are qualified to act as a competent specialist and to accompany children, their parents and families as well as the necessary cooperation systems expertly.
Our bachelor's degree program has a modular structure, ie you study on the basis of subject areas that are divided into so-called "modules". Within these modules, there are sometimes an introductory course and a specialization course, which systematically prepare you for completing this module. Within the modules, you will receive credits for every successful graduation (European Credit Transfer System) that documents your achievements. These ECTS credits are internationally comparable and of course recognized.


In the fifth and sixth semester, you choose your three specializations amounting to 30 ECTS. In addition you decide for at least two special scientific specializations ("compulsory specializations") from the field of childhood education and at most one functional and industry specialization ("Wahlspezialisierung").
Some exemplary election specializations are:
  • organizational Psychology
  • Advanced Leadership
  • quality management
  • Online and Social Media Marketing
In order to obtain the state recognition as a childhood educator you choose the "Practical project: Pedagogy of early childhood I (40 days) and as extracurricular elective module (without ECTS) the practical project: Pedagogy of early childhood Part II (60 days).

study models

Adapt your distance learning to your life.
You can complete our bachelor's degree in both full-time and two part-time variations. In terms of content, these models are identical, but with the part-time variants, your weekly learning time is reduced.
The part-time study is particularly suitable for those who already have a high workload or who want to reduce their monthly costs.



In full-time study you can choose the maximum number of courses per semester. If you do not finish your studies in the designated time, the study is extended for another 18 months. During this time you can use all offers of distance learning as before free of charge. If you notice that you have less time than expected, you can switch to a different time model with a period of 3 months to the end of the month.

part time


Part-time studies reduce your monthly tuition. At the same time, the number of courses you can choose per semester is also decreasing.

If you can not finish your degree within the designated time, your studies will be extended for another 18 months. During this time you can use all offers of distance learning as before free of charge. If you notice that you have more time than expected, you can switch to a different time model with a period of 3 months to the end of the month.

Program taught in:
  • German

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Last updated May 14, 2019
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36 - 72 months
312 EUR
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