Diploma in Nursery

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2 Years, Diploma, European Credit Transfer and Accumulation Systems (ECTS)

Aims of the Programme:
The Programme aims to give students the opportunity to be acquainted with the care and education of pre-school age children and with the Science of Education. They will acquire the necessary practical skills, so that to bridge theory with practice, in order to perform successfully their duties and responsibilities as educators of pre-school children. The qualifications they will acquire must give them the opportunity to continue their studies for a University Degree.

Programme Objectives:

Students who attend the Programme of Nursery Education will have the opportunity to:

  • Become familiar with the environment of a nursery establishment, and understand its organization and function.
  • Acquire the necessary theory and develop the appropriate practical skills in order to take care of infants and children of nursery schools.
  • Develop their skills in organizing, administrating, and teaching in nursery schools.
  • Learn how the biophysical, mental and psychosocial characteristics of children are developed and use their knowledge to help children in their global development.
  • Understand and put into practice the pedagogical, psychological and social principles while they come in contact with children of pre-school age.
  • Develop their skills in expressive arts (art, music, physical education, drama, literature) and use them during their work with pre-school children, taking into consideration their maturity stage.
  • Examine critically and analyze the results of their own and others` research works, regarding the fundamental characteristics of the educational process, especially those affecting the institutions of pre-school education and be in the position to apply them, whenever they feel it necessary.
  • Possess the knowledge and skills of oral, written and technological communication, so as to communicate and co-operate efficiently with their peers, children, parents, and others.
  • Communicate effectively (orally and written) in English language.
  • Organize activities which will help children to acquire mathematical concepts and experiences from natural sciences, and cultivate their problem solving thinking and their initiative.
  • Handle successfully not only routine problems in the pre-school institution, but also to solve any problems arising in their working environment.
  • Develop the necessary administrative and organizational abilities in order to organize and manage a nursery school successfully.
  • Be able to continue their studies in other higher educational institutions for obtaining a University degree.


Advantages of the holder of a Diploma in Nursery Education:

  • The holders of the Diploma in Nursery Education:
  • Can be employed in public nursery centers of the Department of Social Welfare Services (Ministry of Labour and Social Insurances).
  • Can be employed in private nursery schools.
  • Establish their own nursery center/school.
  • Continue their studies at Frederick University for a degree in Pre-Primary Education.
  • Continue their studies, in other Universities to get a degree.


REQUIRED COURSES (112 ECTS)

CODE

DESCRIPTION

HOURS

ECTS

IPE 101

INTRODUCTION TO PEDAGOGICS

3

4

ECC 101

EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE I

3

4

DPS 101

DEVELPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

3

4

PRA 101

PRE- SCHOOL ART

2

3

LEP 101

LANGUAGE AT PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION

3

4

ELS 101

GREEK LANGUAGE – STUDY SKILLS

3

4

PRM 101

PRE-SCHOOL MUSIC

2

3

EOP 101

THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT AND ITS ORGANISATION AT PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION

3

4

LPS 102

PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING

3

4

CDR 102

CREATIVE DRAMA

2

3

ITE 102

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

3

4

PEP 102

PRE-SCHOOL PEDAGOGICS

3

4

ECC 102

EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE II

3

4

CLP 102

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE AT PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION

3

4

PEM 102

PHYSICAL EDUCATION – MOVEMENT & GAMES

2

3

HEN 102

HEALTH NUTRITION

3

4

EGS 201

ENGLISH I

2

3

PUS 201

PUPPET SHOW

2

3

BMA 201

BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS

3

4

APE 201

ACTIVITIES AT PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION

3

4

ECC 201

EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE III

3

4

AVT 201

AUDIO VISUAL TECHNOLOGY

3

4

PRE 201

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE I

3weeks

4

EGS 202

ENGLISH II

2

3

EVE 202

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

3

4

HEE 202

HEALTH EDUCATION

3

4

SED 202

SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION

3

4

SEC 202

SPECIAL EDUCATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

3

4

CRW 202

CREATIVE WRITING

2

3

PRE 202

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE II

3weeks

4

 

TOTAL

112

ELECTIVE COURSES
Students should choose 2 of the following courses (8 ECTS)

CODE

DESCRIPTION

HOURS

ECTS

HIS 110

HISTORY OF CYPRUS

3

4

INE 120

INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION

3

4

GED 130

EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION

3

4

GED 140

PARENT COUNSELING

3

4

GED 150

METHODOLOGY OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH - STATISTICS

3

4

GED 160

PUBLIC RELATIONS - COMMUNICATION

3

4

GED 170

ORGANISATION & ADMINISTRTION

3

4

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