Childhood Pedagogy

CHILDHOOD PEDAGOGY
State code 6531MX006
Faculty Professional Bachelor’s degree
Study field Social Sciences
Qualification Teacher Qualification
Form and duration of studies Full-time studies, 3 years
Credits 180
Study plans Degree Course 2020-2023

Degree Course 2019-2022

Degree Course 2018-2021

Career Prospects

Graduates can work as early childhood and pre-primary teachers in state and private child care and education settings, foster care homes for babies and children, child social care homes, informal education centers, etc.

Learning Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • Relate various aspects of early childhood education: philosophical, pedagogical, psychological, sociological, intercultural, and managerial.
  • Analyze peculiarities of early childhood, pre-primary and primary education’s consistency.
  • Define child’s (from 0 to 7 years old) development peculiarities, methods of his/her needs recognition, peculiarity of education process and its management, importance and strategies of reflection, the factors determining quality; apply acquired knowledge in various environments;
  • Reflect on the educational content, penetrate problems of pedagogical praxis, and solve those problems by conducting research and using its results for improvement of professional activity; discover and apply methodological innovations, make evidence based decisions;
  • Create professional text by applying modern information collecting, storing, analysis, organization, and visualization methods.
  • Respect child’s individuality, recognize and consider individual differences (age, experience, gender, language, social background, talents, special educational needs, learning styles and etc.) of children (from 0 to 7 years old); help children to overcome learning difficulties, direct parents (foster parents) for consultation and provide pedagogical assistance; collaborate with other educational support professionals.
  • Anticipate and implement child (from 0 to 7 years old) oriented educational aims and tasks, plan and assess achievements of a child, apply learning by playing, learning by action, and experiential learning methods; create and develop integral educational content; ensure active parental involvement into child’s achievement planning and assessment, creation of educational content, organization of education, create open, tolerant, dialogue and partnership based educational environment.
  • Participate in creation of early childhood curriculum, analyze, interpret and adapt it according to education context, child’s (from 0 to 7 years old) needs, and education regulatory documents.
  • Constructively collaborate and partner with other educational process participants and professionals, work in a group and/or a team, participate in projects, professional networks, society education and change processes.
  • Communicate in written and spoken National language, represent the opinion, idea or decision clearly and reasonably; use a foreign language for academic and professional purposes.
  • Follow common human, democratic, ethnic values, socially responsible citizenship attitudes, and professional ethics.
  • Reflect own activity, identify and solve professional problems, choose learning strategies, project perspectives of professional development.

Full-time studies

Degree Course 2020-2023

1st semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Introduction to Studies 3 P
Child‘s Welfare Philosophy and Policy 3 P
Professional Foreign Language: English, German, France 3 P
Comparative Pedagogy of Childhood 6 E
Basics of Pedagogy 6 E
Cognition of Child 3 P
Pedagogical Practices:

Pedagogue Assistant‘s  Practice I

6 P
2nd semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Cognition of Child 3 E
Pedagogical Practices:

Pedagogue Assistant‘s  Practice II

6 P
Inclusive Education 4 P
Education of Child (from birth till 3 years old) 4 E
Education of Child (from 3 till 6 years old) 5 E
Pre-Primary Education 5 E
Free Elective Subject Credits Evaluation *
Lithuanian Language( official) 3 P
Basics of Entrepreneurship 3 P
Dance Studio 3 P
Stress Management 3 P
Public Health 3 P
3rd semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
The Basics of Andragogy and Family Pedagogy 3 E
Pedagogical Practice: Pedagogical Internship under Support of Mentor 6 P
Childs’s Health 3 P
Education of Child (from birth till 3 years old) 5 E
Education of Child (from 3 till 6 years old) 5 E
Pre-Primary Education 5 E
Free Elective Subject Credits Evaluation *
General Physical Culture 3 P
Foreign Language (English, German, Russian)  (recommended to follow 2 semesters) 3 P
Reflective Pedagogy 3 P
Music Studio 3 P
Conflict Management 3 P
4th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Professional language 3 P
Basics of Research and Academic Writing 3 P
Education of Child (from birth till 3 years old) 5 E
Education of Child (from 3 till 6 years old) 6 E
Pre-Primary Education 6 E
Management of Educational Process 4 P
Free Elective Subject Credits Evaluation *
Public speaking 3 P
Digital Games in Educational Process 3 P
Basics of Lithuanian Sign Language 3 P
Foreign Language (English, German, Russian) (recommended to follow 2 semesters) 3 P
Introduction to Mediation 3 P
5th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Social Pedagogy 3 P
Finalizing Project of Pedagogical Studies 3 P
Pedagogical Practices: Independent Pedagogical Internship 6 P
Management of Educational Process 4 E
Education Modelling Applying  IT 4 P
Alternatively, Optional Subject Credits Evaluation *
Second Language Teaching Methodology 7 E
Sign Language for Children 7 E
Outdoor Pedagogy 7 E
Free Elective Subject Credits Evaluation *
Conflict Management 3 P
Education of Children with Language and Speech Disorders 3 P
Project Management and Implementation 3 P
Basics of writing a research paper 3 p
Dance Studio 3 P
6th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Intercultural Education 3 P
Pedagogical Practices: Independent Pedagogical Internship 6 P
Education in  Different Environments 3 P
Education Modelling Applying  IT 3 E
Final Thesis 9 FT
Alternatively, optional subject Credits Evaluation *
Second Language Teaching Methodology 3 E
Sign Language for Children 3 E
Outdoor Pedagogy 3 E
Free Elective Subject Credits Evaluation *
Career Planning 3 P
Creative Thinking Workshop 3 P
Coaching (educational management) 3 P
Arts Therapy 3 P
Problem-based Teaching and Learning 3 P

Optional subjects are freely selectable subjects from the list of predefined subjects.

* E – exam, P – project

 

Full-time studies

Degree Course 2019-2022

1st semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Introduction to Studies 3 P
Child‘s Welfare Philosophy and Policy 3 P
Professional Foreign Language: English, German, France 3 P
Comparative Pedagogy of Childhood 6 E
Basics of Pedagogy 6 E
Cognition of Child 3 P
Pedagogical Practices:

Pedagogue Assistant‘s  Practice I

6 P
2nd semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Cognition of Child 3 E
Pedagogical Practices:

Pedagogue Assistant‘s  Practice II

6 P
Inclusive Education 4 P
Education of Child (from birth till 3 years old) 4 E
Education of Child (from 3 till 6 years old) 5 E
Pre-Primary Education 5 E
Free Elective Subject Credits Evaluation *
Lithuanian Language (official) 3 P
Foreign Language: English, German, Russian  (recommended to follow 2 semesters) 3 P
General Physical Culture 3 P
Public Speaking 3 P
Developing Children‘s Social Skills 3 P
 Quality of Life and  Personal Well-Being 3 P
Basics of Lithuanian Sign Language (it’s recommended to follow 2 semesters) 3 P
Dance Studio 3 P
Development Child ‘s Social and Financial Skills 3 P
Dance Studio 3 P
The Quality of Life and Personal Well-Being 3 P
3rd semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
The Basics of Andragogy and Family Pedagogy 3 E
Pedagogical Practice: Pedagogical Internship under Support of Mentor 6 P
Childs’s Health 3 P
Education of Child (from birth till 3 years old) 5 E
Education of Child (from 3 till 6 years old) 5 E
Pre-Primary Education 5 E
Free Elective Subject Credits Evaluation *
General Physical Culture 3 P
Foreign Language (English, German, Russian)  (recommended to follow 2 semesters) 3 P
Reflective Pedagogy 3 P
Music Studio 3 P
Conflict Management 3 P
4th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Professional language 3 P
Basics of Research and Academic Writing 3 P
Education of Child (from birth till 3 years old) 5 E
Education of Child (from 3 till 6 years old) 6 E
Pre-Primary Education 6 E
Management of Educational Process 4 P
Free Elective Subject Credits Evaluation *
Public speaking 3 P
Digital Games in Educational Process 3 P
Basics of Lithuanian Sign Language 3 P
Foreign Language (English, German, Russian) (recommended to follow 2 semesters) 3 P
Introduction to Mediation 3 P
5th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Social Pedagogy 3 P
Finalizing Project of Pedagogical Studies 3 P
Pedagogical Practices: Independent Pedagogical

Internship

6 P
Management of Educational Process 4 E
Education Modelling Applying  IT 4 P
Alternatively, Optional Subject Credits Evaluation *
Second Language Teaching Methodology 7 E
Sign Language for Children 7 E
Outdoor Pedagogy 7 E
Free Elective Subject Credits Evaluation *
Conflict Management 3 P
Education of Children with Language and Speech Disorders 3 P
Project Management and Implementation 3 P
Basics of writing a research paper 3 p
Dance Studio 3 P
6th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Intercultural Education 3 P
Pedagogical Practices: Independent Pedagogical

Internship

6 P
Education in  Different Environments 3 P
Education Modelling Applying  IT 3 E
Final Thesis 9 FT
Alternatively, optional subject Credits Evaluation *
Second Language Teaching Methodology 3 E
Sign Language for Children 3 E
Outdoor Pedagogy 3 E
Free Elective Subject Credits Evaluation *
Career Planning 3 P
Creative Thinking Workshop 3 P
Coaching (educational management) 3 P
Arts Therapy 3 P
Problem-based Teaching and Learning 3 P

Optional subjects are freely selectable subjects from the list of predefined subjects.

* E – exam, P – project

 

Full-time studies

Degree Course 2018-2021

1st semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Introduction to Studies 3 P
Child‘s Welfare Philosophy and Policy 3 P
Professional Foreign Language: English, German, France 3 P
Comparative Pedagogy of Childhood 6 E
Basics of Pedagogy 6 E
Cognition of Child 3 P
Pedagogical Practices:

Pedagogue Assistant‘s  Practice I

6 P
2nd semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Cognition of Child 3 E
Pedagogical Practices:

Pedagogue Assistant‘s  Practice II

6 P
Inclusive Education 4 P
Education of Child (from birth till 3 years old) 4 E
Education of Child (from 3 till 6 years old) 5 E
Education of Child (6-7 years old) 5 E
Free Elective Subject Credits Evaluation *
Lithuanian Language( official) 3 P
General Physical Culture 3 P
Foreign Language (English, German, Russian) (recommended to follow 2 semesters) 3 P
Public Speaking 3 P
Development Child ‘s Social and Financial Skills 3 P
Dance Studio 3 P
The Quality of Life and Personal Well-Being 3 P
3rd semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
The Basics of Andragogy and Family Pedagogy 3 E
Pedagogical Practice: Pedagogical Internship under Support of Mentor 6 P
Childs’s Health 3 P
Education of Child (from birth till 3 years old) 5 E
Education of Child (from 3 till 6 years old) 5 E
Education of Child (6-7 years old) 5 E
Free Elective Subject Credits Evaluation *
General Physical Culture 3 P
Foreign Language (English, German, Russian)  (recommended to follow 2 semesters) 3 P
Prevention of Professional Burnout 3 P
Basics of Lithuanian Sign Language 3 P
Problem-based Teaching and Learning 3 P
Digital Games in Educational Process 3 P
Reflective Pedagogy 3 P
4th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Professional language 3 P
Basics of Research and Academic Writing 3 P
Education of Child (from birth till 3 years old) 5 E
Education of Child (from 3 till 6 years old) 6 E
Education of Child (6-7 years old) 6 E
Management of Educational Process 4 P
Free Elective Subject Credits Evaluation *
Public speaking 3 P
Digital Games in Educational Process 3 P
Basics of Lithuanian Sign Language 3 P
Foreign Language (English, German, Russian) (recommended to follow 2 semesters) 3 P
Introduction to Mediation 3 P
5th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Social Pedagogy 3 P
Finalizing Project of Pedagogical Studies 3 P
Pedagogical Practices: Independent Pedagogical Internship 6 P
Management of Educational Process 4 E
Education Modelling Applying  IT 4 P
Alternatively, Optional Subject Credits Evaluation *
Second Language Teaching Methodology 7 E
Sign Language for Children 7 E
Outdoor Pedagogy 7 E
Free Elective Subject Credits Evaluation *
Conflict Management 3 P
Education of Children with Language and Speech Disorders 3 P
Project Management and Implementation 3 P
Basics of writing a research paper 3 p
Dance Studio 3 P
6th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Intercultural Education 3 P
Pedagogical Practices: Independent Pedagogical Internship 6 P
Education in  Different Environments 3 P
Education Modelling Applying  IT 3 E
Final Thesis 9 FT
Alternatively, optional subject Credits Evaluation *
Second Language Teaching Methodology 3 E
Sign Language for Children 3 E
Outdoor Pedagogy 3 E
Free Elective Subject Credits Evaluation *
Career Planning 3 P
Creative Thinking Workshop 3 P
Coaching (educational management) 3 P
Arts Therapy 3 P
Problem-based Teaching and Learning 3 P

Optional subjects are freely selectable subjects from the list of predefined subjects.

* E – exam, P – project