Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education is a cooperative program released jointly by University of Bedfordshire and Zhengzhou Preschool Education College. As the leading major introduced by Chinese and British universities, this major has accumulated rich experience of running schools with strong faculty and first-class teaching environment.
The Early Childhood Education degree is designed to cultivate the fully developed practical talents who hold international view; show strong sense of responsibility; love the career of early childhood education; have both knowledge and morality; take children as orientation; do well in healthcare and education; possess advanced teaching idea; master the professional knowledge and skills about early childhood education; understand the complexity of growth and education of children in different families and societies; and are able to engage in children’s education, management and development in educational administration departments, children’s physical and mental training institutions and communities.
By incorporating Chinese and British courses, this major ensures to teach the most practical and frontier knowledge. The course setting in first academic year is Chinese oriented, which also strengthens English teaching to enable students to adapt to the English speaking environment. These courses include Music, Dancing, Art, Children’s Development Psychology, and Design & Guidance of Early Childhood Education Activities. The latter two years’ study is British oriented, which contains the courses of Early Childhood Mathematics Education, Early Childhood Language Education, Principles of Early Childhood Education, Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children, Scientific Research Methods of Early Childhood Education, etc.
This course offers graduates a wide range of occupation options, including but not limited to bi-lingual kindergarten teacher, and early childhood education-related study teaching management, consultation, education product development, and book publishing.