1. The production and transmission of knowledge in the field of early childhood education.2. The improvement of quality and effectiveness in early childhood education in Cyprus.3. The promotion of basic and applied research in the field of education and specifically in the field of early childhood education.4. The production of a researched-based knowledge that will inform educational and social policies in relation to the age range of 3-6 years.5. The contribution to the promotion of equity in education through balancing of social inequalities that relate to children of early years.6. The identification and investigation of educational issues especially for children in their early years.
1. Learn the pedagogical principles of ECE through the study of the history of education and current literature of ECE programs and curricula to be able to work within the principles of quality pre-school pedagogy.2. Learn the content related with the pedagogy of ECE, the learning and developmental theories, and the subject areas as presented in the official ECE curriculum in order to be able to promote students’ learning outcomes.3. To gain knowledge of the developmental (areas of development) and learning (subject areas) stages and skills of preschool children so that they can respond appropriately to the developmental and learning needs of each child separately and of each group of children, and balance social and other inequalities.4. To develop organizational and implementation skills of different forms of learning (e.g. free and/or structured play, project approach, structured activities) through applying differentiated activities that correspond to recent educational policies.5. To organize the learning environment based on the specific learning purposes anddevelopmental goals and to choose developmentally appropriate materials to create the proper physical environment in preschools.6. To develop observation, documentation and assessment skills of children’s development and learning and identify educational problems.7. To develop communication and collaboration skills with parents and other professionals in their workplace.8. To develop a community of learners respecting the cultural, linguistic, social and religious differences of children and of their families.9. To develop a teacher professional identity which includes participation in the process of research in ECE and also involves being critical of current ECE literature on research areas in order to enhance his/her educational practice.
Department: Department of Education
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences and Education
Programme Name: Pre-primary School Teaching
Direction: Preschool Education
Level of Qualification: 1st Cycle (Bachelor's Degree) [8 Semesters]
Mode of Study: Full time
Language of Instruction: Greek
Coordinator: Chairperson of the Department of Education
Semester 3: EDU 239 or Restricted Elective Course
Students must always advise the University's' Undergraduate Study Rules
The Program is based on the European System of Credit Transfer and Accumulation (ECTS). The degree is awarded after the successful completion of studies in the program / direction determined by the Department. It is also required to succeed at least 240 ECTS .
Please advice Undergraduate Study Rules 5.1 (Annex IV)
The final grade of an undergraduate student, and consequently the grade of his Degree (Excellent with Distinction (9.5-10), Excellent (8.5-9.49), Very Good (6.5-8.49), Good (5.5-6.49) and Satisfactory (5-5.49) is calculated as the weighted average of all the courses that the student has successfully completed. The weighting is based on the hours of each course.
Graduates can be admitted to Master Programs