Kindergarten Education BA

Title

Kindergarten Education BA

Degree

Kindergarten Educator

Type

Degree program

Level

Bachelor

Accreditation number

FNYF/985-3/2018

Language

English

Duration

6 semesters (3 years)

ECTS credits

180

Minimum number of students

7

Maximum number of students

30

Short description

The Pre-School Educator BA Program trains future professionals who will possess the theoretically-based knowledge, skills and competences in pedagogy needed to fulfill the expectations of pre-school education. The program’s aim is to prepare experts who have acquired a firm foundation in theory and practical skills and are capable of and dedicated to educating three- to six-year-old children. The program is conducted in person, at the Faculty of Pre-School and Primary Education in Budapest, Hungary.

The program will expand and renew the participants’ knowledge, shape their usage of methodology when interpreting integrated pre-school activities, conducting complex and differentiated planning and organizing and managing education-related tasks.  By consciously applying psychologically, pedagogically and methodologically appropriate planning of an 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 in the field of early childhood education. Our faculty is the flagship institute for pre-school teachers’ training in Hungary.

The feedback regarding our alumni’s ability to fill positions in the job market is very positive; in the past years, our students have been able to choose from a wide selection of jobs. 

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

The Early Childhood Lab publishes a peer-reviewed journal called ‘Gyermeknevelés’ (http://gyermekneveles.tok.elte.hu) Each Volume has three issues per a year. The wide range of topics found in this periodical encompass areas spanning Early Inclusion to the Historic Aspects of Education or Multimodal Perspectives of Childhood Studies.

Find the detailed structure of the program on the website of the Faculty

Direct link to the structure is available on this link

Career opportunities

Our graduates will be able to plan and effectively manage the kind of process-related pedagogical activities that support child-centered, differentiated development with the aim of supporting the growth of children’s personalities. Students will gain familiarity in how to comply with the relevant educational documentation while using the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired throughout the course.

Our graduates will be able to teach children aged three to six years by applying the knowledge gained in subjects such as Psychology, Pedagogy, Methodology and Language Skills. This foundation will be effectively utilized in supporting pre-school children’s needs, encouraging motivation and developing their thought processes.

A degree in pre-school education entitles the holder to fulfil positions at pre-schools owned by various entities, such as the local town council, church foundations or privately-run establishments. This qualification enables our graduates to continue their studies at the MA level.

Job examples

Day-Care Teacher, Pre-School Teacher

EU/EEA students
non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

2,200 EUR

2,600 EUR

Application fee

120 EUR (Non-refundable)

150 EUR (Non-refundable)

Other costs

50 EUR Entrance exam fee (Non-refundable)

50 EUR Entrance exam fee (Non-refundable)

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

2,600 EUR

Application fee

150 EUR (Non-refundable)

Other costs

50 EUR Entrance exam fee (Non-refundable)


Offered for the next academic year

YES

Start program

04, Sep, 2023

Deadline for applications - September intake

15, May, 2023

Is there a February intake

No


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 have completed higher education, we only need your high school certificate provided.

Language requirements

Minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2): B2

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. The language knowledge is assessed and evaluated during the online interview. Although no official language certificate is required for the programme, it is recommended. The language of instruction for the entire programme is English.

Documents to submit with application

Document

Comment

Online application form

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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.

Transcript of records

 

CV

in English, In MS Word format with one low resolution photo

Motivation letter

in English, see details below

Copy of the main pages of the passport
(needs to be valid)

Scanned, in colour all personal details and expiry date must be shown.
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 available
Further comments (if needed)
Applications will only be processed once the Application fee and the Entrance exam fee have been transferred to the Faculty’s bank account. The Application fee and the Entrance exam fee must be paid in one amount and is non-refundable.
Application procedure

The application starts in the online application system. Students must register to the system, fill in the online application form, upload the required documents and follow the instructions given during the application process. The application deadline refers to the deadline for submission of the full and complete application package in the online system.
Applications will only be processed once the Application fee and the Entrance exam fee have been transferred to the Faculty’s bank account. The Application fee and the Entrance exam fee must be paid in one amount and is non-refundable.

The application and the entrance exam fee should be transferred to the following account:

  • Name of Bank: Magyar Államkincstár (Hungarian State Treasury)
  • Account Holder: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem
  • Account No.: 10032000-01426201-00000000
  • SWIFT Code: HUSTHUHB
  • IBAN Number: HU03 1003 2000 0142 6201 0000 0000

On the transfer order please note the following: “TÓK, AH9708/01, your full name, R940535000”!

Entrance examination and selection process

Applications are examined by the Admission Board until the middle of June and applicants are notified of the outcome of the selection in the online application system until the end of June. Admission letters are sent out in the online application system until the end of June.

In case of February intake, admission letters are sent out in the online application system

Type of entrance examination: oral/written/both

Aptitude exams

  1. Language aptitude test in English – written (Letter of motivation) and oral (online)
  2. Speech aptitude test – oral (online
  3. Physical aptitude exam – two video files
  4. Singing aptitude exam – online

The candidate needs to pass all of the aptitude exams.

Place of entrance examination: Online

Further details of the entrance exam: The interview takes about 20 minutes in the previously indicated and scheduled time sent by the student coordinator via e-mail. More information about the aptitude exams and dates at https://www.tok.elte.hu/onlineaptitudetest?m=401

Further details of selection and evaluation

The ranking is based on a total evaluation of the academic excellence (based on the submitted documents) and the results of the entrance exam. Results and the official decision will be announced within a month after the aptitude exam date, in the application system.

Program leader

Dr. Zsófia BÖDDI
Senior Lecturer

Program coordinator

Zsófia NEMES
Coordinator
E-mail: nemes.zsofia@tok.elte.hu
Postal address: 40 Kiss János altábornagy Street, H-1126 Budapest, Hungary

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