If you are a patient, compassionate person who'd like to pursue a career that allows you to make a real difference in people's lives, you may want to consider a qualification in education and child development.
With an ever larger proportion of parents working full-time or perhaps raising their children by themselves, this profession can only become more essential in the coming years.
This is one area in which European countries are typically far more advanced than the United States, both in theory and practice. More forward-thinking American employers, especially, are likely to take a child development degree from a European university quite seriously.
The following subjects will typically be covered during a course of study lasting 3 to 4 years:
- The theory of early learning
- Assessing learning progress
- Linguistic development and literacy
- Social and emotional development
These courses typically involve classwork as well as practical exercises, often with the help of childcare facilities partnered with your chosen university.