Childhood Educationpart time degree programmes for professionals, distance studies

  • Bachelor of Arts


  • 6 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Erfurt


Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Admission in all quarters

Area of study

Children's Education


Psychological and Neurobiological Principles, Early Childhood Development, Health Promotion and Prevention in Childhood Education, Didactics of Childhood Education, Quality Management in Social Work


Do you think that all of our children are entitled to the best development opportunities? Then study Childhood Pedagogy on the distance learning course at the IU. You will learn how to carefully consider different life histories of families and how to support educational institutions in responding to the needs of families. As a child educator, you work in crèches and schools, are active in early care and child protection or take on management tasks in child education institutions. Our society needs you, because the future belongs to our children.

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

You have completed an apprenticeship or further education, work experience or have already studied? Then let your previous achievements be recognized for the correspondence course! This way you save time as well as tuition fees - namely EUR 30 per recognized ECTS point. \t - Shortening your study time: Skip individual modules or entire semesters! - Save on tuition: For every ECTS point you get you save EUR 30. We will be happy to check before your application for distance learning whether and to what extent we can take your previous achievements into account: noncommittally and 100% online. Simply fill out our online recognition form.

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2023/2024)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants


  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union


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


Tuition fee


399.00 EUR / Month

Fees (Link)

Languages of instruction

Main language


DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service