BEd in Pre-primary Education
School of Education & Social Sciences

BEd in Pre-primary Education

BEd in Pre-primary Education
School of Education & Social Sciences

BEd in Pre-primary Education

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Duration4 years

Fees
€7,800 per year

LanguageGreek

CampusNicosia - Limassol

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Qualification Awarded BEd in Pre-Primary Education
Level Of Qualification Bachelor (1st Cycle Degree)
Offered by Department of Education
Mode of Study Full Time or Part 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.

  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.
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.

Specific Admission Requirements
There are no specific admission requirements for this Program. Candidates can be admitted to the Program only if they satisfy the general admission requirements of the University.

Recognition of Prior Learning
There are no specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning for this Program. Candidates can be granted transfer credits according to the general arrangements for recognition of prior learning of the University.

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
There are no specific examination regulations, assessment and grading methods employed by this Program. The examination regulations, assessment methods and grading system for this Program are the same as the relevant general university regulations.

Graduation Requirements
Students are eligible for graduation after successfully completing 240 ECTS credits in the courses listed in the Program Structure.
Furthermore, a student can graduate only if their CGPA is greater or equal to 5.00 out of 10.00. Graduating students with a CGPA less than 5.00 might have to take extra courses or repeat a number of courses in order to improve their grades.

Access to Further Studies
The graduates of the Program have access to graduate studies (2nd and 3rd Cycle) in disciplines related with the discipline of education.
Module Group
ECTS

The student must successfully complete 208 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1ECART100ART I - ART AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION53
2ECART200ART II - THE TEACHING OF ART AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION53
3ECCOM101INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE52
4ECCUR300TEACHING METHODS AND ENVIRONMENT PLANNING IN PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION63
5ECDIS200RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION AND STATISTICS53
6ECDRA200CREATIVE DRAMA52
7ECDRA202PUPPETRY53
8ECEDE300EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION63
9ECENG100ENGLISH I52
10ECENG103ENGLISH II52
11ECENV400EDUCATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION63
12ECGRK201TEACHING OF GREEK AS A SECOND LANGUAGE AT THE PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION52
13ECGRK300MODERN GREEK LANGUAGE63
14ECHED100CHILD CARE AND HEALTH OF PRE-SCHOOL CHILD53
15ECHED301THE HEALTH PROMOTING SCHOOL63
16ECINE400INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION63
17ECLAD300CHILD LANGUAGE AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION AND ITS DISORDERS63
18ECLAN300GREEK LANGUAGE EDUCATION IN PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL63
19ECLIT100MODERN GREEK LITERATURE52
20ECLPD300LEARNING, PLAY AND DEVELOPMENT63
21ECMAT300BASIC MATHEMATIC CONCEPTS AND THE TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION63
22ECMED401MUSEUM EDUCATION AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION63
23ECMUS100TEACHING OF MUSIC AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION53
24ECPED100PHYSICAL EDUCATION I - INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION53
25ECPED200PHYSICAL EDUCATION II - TEACHING OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION53
26ECPPP100PRESCHOOL PEDAGOGY53
27ECPSY101DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY - THE FIRST SIX YEARS53
28ECPSY401PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING63
29ECSCI401TEACHING SCIENCE IN PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION63
30ECSED200INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION52
31ECSED401EARLY INTERVENTION TO DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION63
32ECSEP101SCHOOL EXPERIENCE I IN PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL52
33ECSEP201SCHOOL EXPERIENCE II IN PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL53
34ECSEP301SCHOOL EXPERIENCE III IN PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL63
35ECSEP401SCHOOL EXPERIENCE IV IN PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL126
36ECTEC201EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION53
37ECTLC301TEACHING CHILDREN'S LITERATURE IN PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION63

The student must successfully complete 12 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1ECART400CHILDREN'S ART AND ILLUSTRATION63
2ECCUR402CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION63
3ECDIS001DISSERTATION I63
4ECDIS002DISSERTATION II63
5ECDRA400STORYTELLING AND DRAMA TECHNIQUES63
6ECEDD400EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION / MANAGEMENT AT PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL63
7ECGTE100TEACHING ENGLISH FOR PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION63
8ECMAT400SPECIAL ISSUES IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION63
9ECMOV400MOVEMENT IN PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION63
10ECPCO400PARENT COUNCELLING ( FOR PRE-SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN)63
11ECREG400RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION63
12ECSOC401SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION63
13ECTEC401USE OF AUDIOVISUAL TECHNOLOGY AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION63
14ECREA400READING PROMOTING PRACTICES AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION63
15ECSCI400SPECIAL ISSUES IN SCIENCE EDUCATION AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION63

The student must successfully complete 10 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1ECGED123ART AS A THERAPEUTIC TOOL FOR VULNERABLE GROUPS52
2ECGED128ARTISTIC EXPRESSION AS A WAY OF COMMUNICATION52
3ECGED400LIFELONG PHYSICAL ACTIVITY52
4ECHED402TOPICS OF HEALTH52
5ECTEX300TEXT AND COMMUNICATION52
6ECCRE300CREATIVE WRITING52
7ECGFA125FIRST AID FOR PRE-PRIMARY TEACHERS53
8ECCAN400CONVERSATION ANALYSIS52
9ECENV300ISSUES OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT52
10ECGED115GENDER AND HEALTH52
11ECGED117THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES (PLAYS AND PERFORMANCES)52
The student must successfully complete 10 ECTS from courses that can be considered as free electives. A free elective is considered any course offered by another Department for which the student is eligible to register
Total
240
Semesters
ECTS
No.CodeNameECTS
1ECART100ART I - ART AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION5
2ECCOM101INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE5
3ECENG100ENGLISH I5
4ECPPP100PRESCHOOL PEDAGOGY5
5ECPSY101DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY - THE FIRST SIX YEARS5
6ECSEP101SCHOOL EXPERIENCE I IN PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL5
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1ECENG103ENGLISH II5
2ECHED100CHILD CARE AND HEALTH OF PRE-SCHOOL CHILD5
3ECLIT100MODERN GREEK LITERATURE5
4ECMUS100TEACHING OF MUSIC AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION5
5ECPED100PHYSICAL EDUCATION I - INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION5
6GENERAL ELECTIVE5
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1ECDRA200CREATIVE DRAMA5
2ECPED200PHYSICAL EDUCATION II - TEACHING OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION5
3ECSED200INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION5
4ECSEP201SCHOOL EXPERIENCE II IN PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL5
5ECTEC201EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION5
6FREE ELECTIVE5
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1ECART200ART II - THE TEACHING OF ART AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION5
2ECDIS200RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION AND STATISTICS5
3ECDRA202PUPPETRY5
4ECGRK201TEACHING OF GREEK AS A SECOND LANGUAGE AT THE PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION5
5GENERAL ELECTIVE5
6FREE ELECTIVE5
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1ECCUR300TEACHING METHODS AND ENVIRONMENT PLANNING IN PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION6
2ECEDE300EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION6
3ECGRK300MODERN GREEK LANGUAGE6
4ECHED301THE HEALTH PROMOTING SCHOOL6
5ECLAD300CHILD LANGUAGE AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION AND ITS DISORDERS6
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1ECLAN300GREEK LANGUAGE EDUCATION IN PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL6
2ECLPD300LEARNING, PLAY AND DEVELOPMENT6
3ECMAT300BASIC MATHEMATIC CONCEPTS AND THE TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION6
4ECSEP301SCHOOL EXPERIENCE III IN PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL6
5ECTLC301TEACHING CHILDREN'S LITERATURE IN PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION6
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1ECPSY401PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING6
2ECSCI401TEACHING SCIENCE IN PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION6
3ECSEP401SCHOOL EXPERIENCE IV IN PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL12
4EDUCATION ELECTIVE6
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1ECENV400EDUCATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION6
2ECINE400INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION6
3ECMED401MUSEUM EDUCATION AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION6
4ECSED401EARLY INTERVENTION TO DEVELOPMENT PROBLEMS AT PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION6
5EDUCATION ELECTIVE6
TOTAL30
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The delivery of the program of study is supported by the following members of staff:

RankName
ProfessorProf. Areti Panaoura
Associate ProfessorDr. Nicoletta Christodoulou
Associate ProfessorDr. Andri Constantinou
Associate ProfessorDr. Loucia Demetriou
Associate ProfessorDr. Nikleia Eteokleous
Associate ProfessorDr. Chrysanthi Kadji Beltran
Associate ProfessorDr. Katerina Karatasou
Associate ProfessorDr. Andreas Panayiotou
Associate ProfessorDr. Victoria Pavlou
Associate ProfessorDr. Maria Vasiliadou
Assistant ProfessorDr. Garifallos Anagnostou
Assistant ProfessorDr. Maria Christodoulidou
Assistant ProfessorDr. Panos Constantinides
Assistant ProfessorDr. Stylianos Erodotou
Assistant ProfessorDr. Olga Lyra
Assistant Professor - Programme Coordinator Dr. Chrisa Nitsiou
LecturerDr. Antonios Kafa
Visiting Lecturer/Collaborating Acad. StaffDr. Georgina Athanasiou
Special Teaching StaffMr. Demetrios Demetriou
Special Teaching StaffMs. Georgia Loizou
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