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About us

Queen Maud University College of Early Childhood Education (QMUC) was established in 1947 as a foundation built on Christian values.
  • We have currently about 1400 students and 150 professional employees.
  • A lot of effort has been made to encourage men to start in Early Childhood Education and Care. Queen Maud University College has received The Gender Equality Prize for its successful work in recruiting men to the profession.
  • QMUC are participating in several research projects regarding Early Childhood Education and Care, both nationally and internationally.
  • QMUC participates in the ERASMUS  program.
  • QMUC is leading the Network for Preschool Teacher Training and Preschool Development in Southern Africa, namely Zambia, Namibia, Swaziland, Botswana, Mozambique and Tanzania. We also take part in several other national and international networks. 

QMUC aim to expand our international networks of partner institutions and increase the number of student and staff exchanges. Some of the lecturers are engaged in research work in an international perspective.  

The university college is co-operating broadly with local and national administrations/agencies, with public and private bodies in our region, and with other colleges and universities, engaged in the field of Early Childhood Education.

The main aim of the college is to educate pre-school teachers, leading to a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education and Care. Furthermore, the aim is to offer postgraduate courses in different topics, up to 1st degree level (BA). 

We also offer four Master Degree Programmes:

  • Master’s Degree Programme in Early Childhood Education and Care - Early Childhood in a Changing Society
  • Master's Degree Programme in Leadership in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Master’s Degree Programme in Child Culture and Arts Education
  • Master’s Degree Programme in Special Needs Education with a Focus on Early Childhood


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