University of Erfurt

Primary and Elementary Education: Bachelor Studies

Degree Profile

  • Begin of studies: winter semester
  • Duration: 6 semesters
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
  • Structure: full time or part time
  • Faculty: Faculty of Education
  • Tuition fees: none (only administrative charges)
  • Admission restrictions:  restricted admission

Course Details

The Early Childhood Education program (soon: Primary and Elementary Education) provides insight on the pedagogical, sociological, and psychological foundations of childhood and facilitates comprehension of the teaching and learning processes children undergo during the transition phase from preschool to school age and during their primary school years. Students in this program will learn the basics pertaining to the processes of upbringing and educating children.

Possible combinations (German only)

The detailed rules of combining majors and minors can be found on the overview page for each program.

Study Abroad

The International Office assists you in organizing the stay abroad.

Information for teacher education students

  • School subject: English, German, Mathematics, social studies (Heimat- und Sachkunde)
  • Teaching post: Primary school (Grundschule)

Entrance requirement

general qualification for university entrance

Admission restrictions (NC)

The degree program 'Primary and Elementary Education Studies' has admission restrictions.


Information on application deadlines, procedures, admission and enrolment can be found at:

Appplication Deadline: Applications are accepted from 1 June to 15 July.

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