Bachelor's Degree in Education Sciences. Department of Primary Education. Faculty of Humanities. University of the Aegean.


Upon completing their studies, the graduates of the Department of Primary Education acquire the necessary scientific and teaching competences and skills that shall allow them firstly to understand the social function of sciences and of educational mechanisms, and secondly, specify the coordinates of the sciences of education and training, while applying the competences conferred to them.
Specifically, upon the successful completion of the courses in the curriculum, the graduates acquire specialised competences, skills, and behaviours, in order to be capable of:
- having knowledge, discussing, and putting into practice the theories related to the theoretical, applied, and specialised branches of the Sciences of Pedagogics, as well as with the Sciences of Training and Education;
- proceeding to the diagnosis and analysis of the pedagogical field and of students;
- designing and implementing procedures related to education and training based on pedagogically-proven theoretical approaches;
- organising teaching and learning procedures, by making use of various teaching methods and techniques;
- supporting and providing feedback to students;
- examining and evaluating performance using quantitative and qualitative methods;
- evaluating their pedagogical intervention and reflect on the method of design, organisation, and implementation of their teaching interventions;
- developing their professionalism;
- actively participating in the development of the school unit.

Further Information

The programme of studies of the Department of Primary Education of the Aegean University ensures academic quality, since it provides to a theoretical level the foundations required by modern educators. It covers equally all education sciences (humanitarian, social, and positive sciences). It includes all cognitive fields that are focused on the "teaching paradigm shift" and the "teaching transformation" of scientific knowledge, i.e. the conversion thereof to subjects of the school curriculum (for instance: Language Didactics, Mathematic Didactics, Physics Didactics, History Didactics, Media Didactics). It is specially focused on new methodological approaches on educational and pedagogic issues. The Programme of Studies includes new cognitive domains to the extent this is required by modern research data. Accessing a large spectrum of scientific fields offers the ability to achieve more, but equal in terms of outcome, compositions of individual curricula, which are specifically tailored to the personal inclinations and interests of students.

The curriculum contains the following classes of courses:
- Compulsory: 20 courses and 120 ECTS
- 8 Compulsory Elective Courses and 40 ECTS
- Elective: 57 courses and 228 ECTS
- Practical training: 21 Courses and 120 ECTS (three phases)
- Foreign languages: two foreign languages, each of three levels
- Dissertation: being optional, it is drafted in the 4th academic year, equalling 16 ECTS.

In order to graduate, 242 ECTS are required, i.e. 46 courses:
• 20 Compulsory courses (5 per Field): 20x6 ECTS = 120 ECTS
- 10 courses of Practical Exercises: in total 54 ECTS.
• 4 Compulsory Elective (1 from each Field): 4x5 ECTS = 20 ECTS
• 12 Elective (three per field): 12x4 ECTS = 48 ECTS
- Practical training
• 1st Phase of Practical Training (one course) Χ 5 ECTS = 5 ECTS
• 2nd Phase of Practical Training (five courses) Χ 5 ECTS = 25 ECTS
• 3rd Phase of Practical Training (four courses) Χ 6 ECTS = 24 ECTS
- In order to graduate, it is necessary to complete successfully one of the Foreign Languages offered, without the grade of these courses being included in the Average of the degree grade, and without crediting ECTS units.
- Students may draft a dissertation, which refers to 16 ECTS and are released from having to choose 4 elective courses (one from each Field).

Relation To Employment

Graduates of the Department of Primary Education are qualified for appointment as educators in Primary Education.


Access to this type of qualification have those who have completed at least the secondary education (level 4).
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 7 or 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.