Department of Early Childhood Education

Children in a Norwegian kindergarten.

The department of Early Childhood Education trains preschool teachers for educational work with children from 0 – 6 years in early childhood institutions (kindergarten) and offers a Master’s programme in Early Childhood Education Science.

Preschool teacher (3 year full-time studies) - English description

Bachelor programmes (in Norwegian):
Preschool teacher (4 year part-time studies)
Early Childhood Studies (2 year part-time studies) for persons who hold a BA degree in teaching or child welfare and want to specialize for teaching positions in kindergartens.

Exchange programme for international students:
Comparative Educational Studies 20 or 30 ECTS (taught in English)

Master’s programmes: (in Norwegian)
Early Childhood Education Science (4 year part-time studies)

The teacher training programme for early childhood education was established in Stavanger in 1971 and developed into a recognized centre within the field of early childhood education. Today the department employs approximately 45 persons.