BEd in Pre-Primary Education

Program Profile

Qualification Awarded

BEd in Pre-primary Education

Level Of Qualification

Bachelor (1st Cycle Degree)

Offered by

Department of Pre-Primary Education

Mode of Study

Full Time

The Program facilitates learning across baseline subjects of preschool education and includes child development and learning theory, as well as method courses in both pedagogy and curricular approaches. In addition, it provides courses that address knowledge of the pedagogy involved in teaching young children literacy, mathematics, health and social studies, science, intercultural education and the arts, and it facilitates learning across the content areas for diverse groups of children. The Program constitutes a balance between the academic and the practical directions. It prepares its graduates for direct employment as pre-primary school teachers and lays the foundation for graduate studies in the field of education.

The language of instruction is Greek.


Key Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe and evaluate a wide range of teaching models and approaches such as collaborative learning, exploratory learning, problem solving, inquiry, metacognitive processes and differentiation of instruction in pre-primary education.
  2. Analyze ways of effective cultivation of oral speech and phonological awareness, language structure, reading, and writing according to contemporary linguistic and pedagogical perceptions and develop relevant activities for use in the pre-primary classroom.
  3. Compare and contrast theories and models of health, such as the biomedical, social and psychosocial models and theories of behaviour change and apply the knowledge to promote health education in pre-primary schools.
  4. Demonstrate awareness of the major theoretical perspectives in the study of child development and developmental psychology, such as the biological, psychoanalytic, cognitive-developmental, behavioural theories and identify ways that the teacher can promote the physical, cognitive, language, personality, social and emotional development of children in the pre-primary classroom.
  5. Explain the factors that contribute to efficiency in pre-primary education and recognize the role of the school director/leader in the administration and management of a pre-primary educational organization.
  6. Explain the stages of the cognitive development of the mathematical thinking and describe the consequences of the different thinking and learning styles in the teaching and learning process and design teaching plans for different mathematical concepts.
  7. Demonstrate competency in art, drama and music education through identifying and applying the knowledge of different ways of artistic expression, drama and musical skills that children should develop in pre-primary school settings.
  8. Describe, select and apply methods to promote movement development in pre-primary level children while developing positive attitudes toward physical education.
  9. Develop lesson plans for all the subjects of the curriculum and apply them in preschool classroom settings through the usage of suitable teaching, learning and assessment strategies, while creating a climate conducive to learning by responding appropriately to the diverse needs of the learners.

Occupational Profiles of the Graduates

The graduates of the Program have the knowledge and skills required to be employed as pre-primary school teachers. They fulfil the requirements for employment in the public or private sector as pre-primary teachers. They can also be employed in the industry in areas related to pre-school education and pre-school children care and minding.