Early Childhood Education is a master degree study field in the frame of study program Pre-school and Out-of-school Pedagogy, organized in the full-time form of study.

Profile of graduates and their prospective employment:
Graduates in this field are equipped with the knowledge and skills in the field of pre-school children education. The program builds on a bachelor's degree and further deepens the competence in pedagogy and psychology as well as management of pre-school facilities, special education, and also includes scientific-methodical preparation.
Besides the classical university education, the integral part includes practice, which takes place not only in classrooms of various kindergartens but it also contains management practice and practice in inspection bodies.
Graduates can work as a kindergarten teacher, Head Teacher/Master/Mistress of a pre-school facility, inspector, methodical worker, worker in government-industry or researcher of pre-school education.

  • Duration: 2 years (= 4 semesters/terms)
  • Language: English
  • Price per semester: 1800 EUR

Organization of studies:
Autumn/Winter term: 13 weeks from 3rd week of September + examination period
Spring/Summer term: 13 weeks from 2nd week of February + examination period

For more information concerning the study field, please, contact:
Martin Skutil, Ph.D.
University of Hradec Králové
Faculty of Education, Institute of Primary and Preprimary Education
e-mail: :

Admission procedure:
A prerequisite for acceptance to this Master's degree is a completed bachelor's degree in Kindergarten Teacher Training or related discipline with a focus on the training/education of pre-school children.
Application deadline: 31st March (for starting studies in September)
A bachelor’s degree in pre-school/early childhood educational study program or comparable study program is required.
The extent and contents of the entrance examination:

  • a written letter of motivation* is required.
    *Applicants are supposed to give information of their previous bachelor ́s degree studies and study results, of their study objectives and expectations, of their previous practical experience and other professional skills.
  • no additional entrance tests will be administered.
  • no oral examination.

Applicants have to send:

  • filled-in application form ( to the e-mail
  • a copy of their bachelor's degree diploma presented in English and verified by a notary.
  • a letter of motivation in English (min. 3,600 letters).
  • Curriculum Vitae focusing the study field
  • Maximum possible rating:100 points
  • Minimum boundary for admission: 50 points

All documents must be sent to the address of the International Relations Office:
Ing. Petra Nosková
The University of Hradec Králové,
Faculty of Education, International Relations Office,
Rokitanskeho 62,
500 03 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
and to the e-mail:

Program taught in:
  • English

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