Childhood Educationwith integrated professional training, dual system

  • Bachelor of Arts


  • 8 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Köln, Paderborn


  • April 2025 (Germans and inhabitants)

    April 2025 (EU), April 2025 (Non-EU)

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study

Children's Education


Scientific Thinking, Work and Research, Childhood Education as a Science and Profession, Normative Foundations and Social Framework, Foundations of Human Existence and Development, Fields of Activity in Childhood Education


The training-integrated Bachelor's degree course in Childhood Pedagogy combines vocational training to become a state-recognised educator with the study of Childhood Pedagogy. The aim of the degree course is to provide educational specialists with scientific training for particularly qualified activities in the field of work of child and youth welfare. The degree course prepares you to deal with children, families, colleagues and cooperation partners in the context of multi-professional education, training and care settings in a professionally and methodically sound manner. The theoretical and practical content at the three learning locations of the university, technical school and practical facility are closely interlinked. With this concept, the Catholic University of Applied Sciences is responding to the increased social and educational policy requirements made on childhood pedagogy work. The degree course is concluded with two professional qualifications: Childhood pedagogy (BA) / Childhood Education (B.A.) State-approved youth/child care worker,

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

The first step is to apply to one of the cooperating schools for social education and to be accepted for a training place. After receiving the acceptance, you can apply to the Catholic University of Applied Sciences North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne campus. The acceptance from the cooperating school does not guarantee a place; at the university; you must undergo a new application procedure. Only afterwards will you receive a final acceptance or rejection for a study place.

Lecture period
  • 25.03.2024 - 19.07.2024
  • 23.09.2024 - 07.02.2025

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2024/2025)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    01.10.2024 - 30.04.2025

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    01.10.2024 - 30.04.2025

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    01.10.2024 - 30.04.2025

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    01.10.2024 - 30.04.2025

Languages of instruction

Main language


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