Programme in Early Childhood Education, 210 ECTSFirst level
Area of interests: Teacher Training
The teaching profession is a very important one. Schools have a big impact on future generations. As a nursery, primary, secondary or upper secondary school teacher you will have a creative, fulfilling and varied job. Almost everyone can tell of a teacher who has meant something special to them, whether it is related to a specific subject or to personal development. As a teacher you can really make a difference. Stockholm University offers a professional education environment that rates among the best in the Nordic countries, within educational sciences research. You will receive a thorough training that provides knowledge, experience and practical skills for your future professional life. As a teacher you will have plenty of choice in the job market.
Area of interests: Human, Social and Political Sciences, and Law
Are you interested in human beings and society? How we function individually and together, what drives us, our learning processes, how rules and laws have been established, and how we interact with each other? If that is the case we have a lot to offer. This area of interest covers anything from Pedagogy, Psychology and Gender Studies, to Statistics, Political Science, Law and many other subjects. Their common denominator is the relation between human beings and society, independent analytical thinking and often an international perspective.
Early Childhood Educator
Early Childhood Education
Are you interested in young children’s learning and learning conditions in combination with the traditions and knowledge of the preschool teacher profession? Early childhood education is an trans-disciplinary subject that unites the conditions for young children’s learning and meaning making in relation to children’s explorations of different subject contents. In this process children’s play has a central role.
Early childhood education also addresses the pedagogical and didactic considerations within the scope of the preschool teaching profession in order to follow young children’s exploration and learning strategies within different thematic areas. Here special emphasis is on active listening and designing integrated learning environments that can meet and challenge children’s exploration processes. Emphasis is also placed on ethical and aesthetic relations and processes. Pedagogical documentation and assessment in relation to the goals of preschool has a central position in early childhood education.
Furthermore early childhood education accommodates broad questions about how laws, political decisions and structural conditions influence young children’s learning processes in preschool. In this context aspects such as social class, gender, ethnicity and their impact on children’s experiences are central. Developing the basis for parent participation is also an essential part of early childhood education.