|Study location||Hungary, 40. Kiss János altb. Street, H-1126 Budapest|
Training for pre-school teachers (ISCED 143)
Training teachers - nursery (JACS X110)
|Type||Bachelor, full degree studies|
|Nominal duration||6 semesters (180 ECTS)|
|Awards||BA (Kindergarten Educator)|
|Course code||Teacher Training|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The students who can apply for the Kindergarten Education BA Program are expected to present the documentation of their certificate of matriculation from a secondary school and to submit their application with the necessary attachments. The university accepts only certificates, which are equivalent to the Hungarian certificate of matriculation, thus appropriate for continuing one’s studies in university education. If the certificate is not in English, the university needs an official translation, which could be a translation by the secondary school as well. 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 applicant must present their certificate of matriculation upon enrolment at the latest. The educational and outcome requirements are defined by the Ministry of Human Capacities (Regulation No. 18/2016. (VIII. 5.). The details of the application and admission process are defined by the Organisational and Operational Regulations of ELTE.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
CV, Motivation letter, Copy of the main pages of the passport (needs to be valid), passport photo, Certificate of clean criminal records, language certificate
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): Argentina, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Egypt, Georgia, India, Iran, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, State of Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.
Minimum level of language proficiency (oral): B2
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Speech aptitude and Language aptitude test in English – Skype
Speech aptitude is specially designed to cater to the level of aptitude that the candidate has good communicative competences; his/her tongue is qualified for the teacher’s profession, and the ability to acquire the curricula of the pre-primary’s language education.
Language aptitude test in English is defined as potential of the candidate has an intermediate level English language competence.
Physical aptitude is specially designed to cater to the level of aptitude that the candidate has a basic physical skills; his/her physical ability is qualified for the teacher’s profession; and the ability to acquire the curricula of the pre-primary’s physical education.
Singing aptitude is specially designed to carter to the level of the aptitude that the candidate has a good music competences; his/her singing is qualified for the teacher’s profession, and the ability to acquire the curricula of the pre-primary’s music education.
The candidate needs to pass all of the aptitude exams.
Medical certificate – general medical certificate and a statement about any disability or any special needs. To confirm the medical eligibility: a medical certificate (download the formal documents after the 10th of January 2019 from here: www.tok.elte.hu/international. Note: This is the only acceptable document to accept the medical eligibility.) filling by a general doctor and signed up by the candidate.
Place of the entrance examination: online
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More information about the aptitude exams at www.tok.elte.hu/international after the 10th of January 2019.
Kindergarten Educator Training offers the training of future professionals who possess theoretically based knowledge, skills and competences of pedagogy in order to complete the tasks of pre-school education. The aim is to train experts who are capable of and dedicated to educating 3-6-year-old children, after acquiring profound theoretical knowledge, competencies and skills.
The task of the training is the expansion and renewal of the participants’ knowledge, the methodological shaping in the application of practical skills within the areas of interpreting integrated pre-school activities, complex and differentiated planning, organization and management. By the methodological culture and with conscious, psychologically, pedagogically and methodologically appropriate planning of the 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 the top-level theoretical and practical knowledge on the field of early childhood education. In 2017 our faculty was the Number 1 on the list of kindergarten educators’ trainings in Hungary.
Feedback about finding a workplace is very assuring; our students have had a great selection to choose from in the past years.
The Research Lab conducts research and organizes several events for students and practising teachers, such as Workshops for Kindergarten Educators’ or Play Lab for pedagogical practitioners and parents.
Find the detailed structure of the program on the site of the Faculty: www.tok.elte.hu/file/programme_structure.pdf
Our graduates will be able to plan and manage effectively process-related pedagogical activities which support child-centered, differentiated development which helps the unfolding of personality–while complying with the relevant educational documentation – using their acquired theoretical and practical knowledge during the course.
Our graduates will be able to teach 3-6-year-old children possessing knowledge in psychology, pedagogy, methodology and language skills, can apply activities effectively to the needs, motivation and way of thinking.
The kindergarten educator degree entitles the holder to fulfil positions at pre-schools under different ownership (local council, church foundation and private). The qualification enables our graduates to continue their studies at MA level.
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