The international involvement at QMUC has grown steadily the past few years. The staff has gained valuable experiences and an international perspective from participating at international conferences, in mobility and research with international colleagues.
These activities have given a basis for further internationalization and co-operation within pre-school teacher training as well as in research relating to Early Childhood Education.
Teacher and Staff Mobility
QMUC encourages teachers and staff to visit other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) for teaching and training on mobility grants within the ERASMUS and NORDPLUS programmes. There is also staff exchange with HEIs in the Competences Building Network for Early Childhood Education for South and East Africa (CBN) and with other HEI partners in Africa, the USA, Nicaragua and Australia.
QMUC hosts many visiting teachers and other staff from partner institutions. The mobility visits last for 1-2 weeks. PhD student come on mobility visits for periods up to 6 months. Teacher and staff mobility has given very positive experiences for our own and our partners’ teachers and staff members.
Every academic year, several QMUC undergraduate students go abroad for a study period of 3 months within the framework of ERASMUS in Europe and within bilateral agreements with partner institutions in other parts of the world.
Graduate students in Special Needs Education can do 5 weeks of practical training in partner institutions in the CBN for South or East Africa.
Similarly, QMUC receives several international undergraduate students within the ERASMUS programme and from partner institutions outside Europe for studies of 3 months or a semester.
QMUC offers two undergraduate courses taught in English:
Norwegian Early Childhood Education and Care (20 ECTS) and Outdoor Play and Learning with focus on Risky Play (30 ECTS).
Integrated in student mobility is the professional perspective necessary for future pre-school teachers to gain an intercultural perspective. The studies abroad for incoming and outgoing students contain a combination of theoretical studies and practical training in their second or third year of study.
Courses taken at the host institutions form an integral part of the 3 years full time study at the home institution.