Higher Education Entrance Qualifications
Prerequisites for direct admission to the second year: 1-year programme in pedagogics or the first year of a bachelor's programme in pedagogics.
Prerequieistes for the third year: The first two years of a bachelor's programme including at least 10 ECTS credits in social science methodology.
This study programme's subject area is education and is comprised of topics associated with learning, education, training, instruction and socialisation. Emphasis is placed on students' development of a broad knowledge within these areas. The programme also concentrates on topics of relevance for educational practice and theoretical development, including questions associated with competency, globalisation, communication, cultural diversity and digital literacy.
Choosing education as a profession in both the current and future employment market is also a central topic. The programme prepares students for working in education in order to provide both instruction and skills development for various age groups in both the public and private sector. The programme prepares graduates for admission to the Master's Degree Programme in Education.
|1. sem||PED148-2 The individual and society 15 sp||PED128-2 Learning and training 15 sp|
|2. sem||PED149-2 Communication and Group Processes 15 sp||PED150-2 Competency and Knowledge in a Globalised World 15 sp|
|3. sem||EX-100-1 Exam Philosophicum 10 sp||EX-105-1 Examen Facultatum - Educational variant 10 sp||Optional course 10 credits|
|4. sem||PED228-2 Research methods 15 sp||Optional course 15 credits/other minor subject 15 credits|
|5. sem||Optional courses 30 credits/other minor subject 30 credits|
|6. sem||PED334-1 Bachelor's Thesis in Education 15 sp||Optional course 15 credits/minor subject 15 credits|
3rd year - Elective programs (60 ECTS credits)
On successful completion of the programme, the students should:
Students will also have knowledge, skills and general competence in line with their chosen minor.
Lectures, seminars, group work, individual work and individual/group advisement. Student-active work forms are used in all forms of instruction.
It is a requirement that all students at UiA have their own portable computer (laptop) for use in teaching and examinations, see Examination Regulations, University of Agder, §12d.
We offer student exchange during term 5 of the programme. The University of Agder has student exchange agreements with several universities and colleges abroad. We offer student exchange through established mobility programmes such as Erasmus+ and Nordplus. Our university has both the ECTS label and the Diploma Supplement label.
A list of our options for studying abroad is found on the University’s site for student exchange. For further information, contact our advisor for student exchange Tone Frøysnes (email@example.com).
Students who have studied abroad are well equipped to take the courses PED237 “Characteristics of Norwegian and Comparative Education” or PED221 “International Issues in Inclusive Education” during term 6. By taking these courses after studying abroad, students have a good foundation for delving into comparative and international subjects in their bachelor’s thesis.
The language of teaching is Norwegian.
Completion of the programme provides students with the professional skills necessary for being able to plan, organise, implement and assess communicative training or educational activities in various contexts. Relevant employment opportunities include the following:
Completion of the Bachelor's Programme in Education qualifies for admission to the Master's Programme in Education.
Faculty of Humanities and Education