Bachelor Kindergarten Teacher Education, Sami profile, workplace-based

Would you like to study to become a kindergarten teacher while working at the same time? Workplace-based kindergarten teacher education is an offer available to those who work in a kindergarten as an assistant or a child care and youth worker. The kindergarten you work in will become an important learning arena throughout the programme of study. There, you will receive supervision and the opportunity to practice what you learn as a student.

 

You may apply even if you do not work in a kindergarten, but you are required to hold at least a 25 percent position in a kindergarten at the start of the study period.

 

This is an interdisciplinary education with an emphasis on nature, health and movement from a multicultural perspective. Knowledge about the Sámi language and culture is key. The programme has an enhanced focus on how children can be stimulated to become curious and fascinated through various activities in nature. You do not require any prior knowledge of the Sámi language to apply for the programme of study.

 

The programme of study spans four years and is online and session-based. The sessions take place in Levanger, but parallel regional sessions will also be offered in Bodø for those living in this region, provided a sufficient number of students apply. Three sessions are planned to take place every 6 months. Each session lasts for three days and there will be online scheduled teaching in between the sessions. During the study period, certain sessions will take place in a Sámi learning arena. Supervised professional training takes place in the candidate’s own kindergarten in addition to external kindergartens.

Programme description

Would you like to study to become a kindergarten teacher while working at the same time? Workplace-based kindergarten teacher education is an offer available to those who work in a kindergarten as an assistant or a child care and youth worker. The kindergarten you work in will become an important learning arena throughout the programme of study. There, you will receive supervision and the opportunity to practice what you learn as a student.

 

You may apply even if you do not work in a kindergarten, but you are required to hold at least a 25 percent position in a kindergarten at the start of the study period.

 

This is an interdisciplinary education with an emphasis on nature, health and movement from a multicultural perspective. Knowledge about the Sámi language and culture is key. The programme has an enhanced focus on how children can be stimulated to become curious and fascinated through various activities in nature. You do not require any prior knowledge of the Sámi language to apply for the programme of study.

 

The programme of study spans four years and is online and session-based. The sessions take place in Levanger, but parallel regional sessions will also be offered in Bodø for those living in this region, provided a sufficient number of students apply. Three sessions are planned to take place every 6 months. Each session lasts for three days and there will be online scheduled teaching in between the sessions. During the study period, certain sessions will take place in a Sámi learning arena. Supervised professional training takes place in the candidate’s own kindergarten in addition to external kindergartens.

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Admission requirements

Admission is based on Higher Education Entrance Qualification or prior learning and work experience in accordance with applicable regulations. Candidates are required to document employment in a position of at least 25 percent throughout the entire study period.

For applicants that are offered a place of study, a binding cooperation agreement between Nord University and the kindergarten owner will be required before studies start.

 

The deadline for applications based on prior learning and work experience is 1 March.

 

A certificate or good conduct from the police (Childcare Certificate of Conduct) is required.

Job opportunities

The programme of study qualifies candidates to conduct educational work with children in kindergartens, professional/administrative management of kindergartens and the running of kindergartens and after school-programmes.

Further education

Kindergarten teacher education provides the basis for admission to various master’s degrees. For example, the Master in Adapted Education or the Master in Practical Knowledge at Nord University.

Study abroad

During the 7th semester, students in the programme of study may take part in an exchange with one of our partner institutions abroad. Students may study specialisation courses that focus on children of kindergarten age, including 2 weeks of supervised professional training. Application guidelines for part of a programme of study taken abroad:
  • The student must have met progression of study requirements before the exchange takes place.
  • The student must meet requirements set out by the host university/university college.
  • The study abroad must be pre-approved by Nord University.

Teaching sessions

Online and session-based. Some of the session weeks during the programme of study will take place in a Sámi learning arena.  

The programme of study is organised as part-time education over four years. It is a prerequisite that the students are in work during the programme of study. The kindergartens that the students work in during the programme of study are included as teaching and learning arenas. 

Session weeks academic year of study 2021/2022:

Autumn 2021: Week 34, 40 and 47.

Spring 2022: Weeks 2, 7 and 18.

All sessions run from Monday to Wednesday.

Between sessions, there will be online teaching during the daytime on Tuesdays.

Subject to change.

Application deadline and admission

ECTS Credits 180
Study level Bachelor
Scope Part time
Teaching language Norwegian
Police certificate of conduct Yes
Campus Levanger

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