|Study location||Hungary, 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.
Please note: Even if you have completed higher education, we only need your high school certificate provided.
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.
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, Bangladesh, Belize, Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, Georgia, India, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liberia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Russia, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, State of Palestine, Syria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam, Yemen.
Minimum level of language proficiency (oral): B2
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Please write a motivation letter in English and include some of the following in 4-5 paragraphs.
a) Introduce yourself.
Secondary School Certificate, CV, Motivation letter, Copy of the main pages of the passport (needs to be valid), Certificate of clean criminal records, Language certificate (if you have).
After sending all the necessary application documents, motivation letter, medical certificates and the Physical aptitude video the applicant takes a professional online entrance examination organised by the Admission Committee of the Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Primary and Pre-School Education.
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 here
Online Aptitude tests (approx. 20 minutes)
1. Language aptitude test in English – written (Letter of motivation) and oral (online)
The candidate needs to pass all of the aptitude exams.
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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.
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.
Kindergarten Education coodinator:email@example.com
Find the detailed structure of the program on the site of the Faculty: here
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.
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