Education in
Childhood and Youth

Bachelor of Arts
What is it?

Study social work with a focus on education in childhood and youth.

In this bachelor's degree program, you will acquire the necessary knowledge and methodological skills to work in the field of child and youth education. You will be able to recognize, reflect upon and justify the necessity to take action in situations in professional practice, to plan and implement appropriate activities and support settings and to evaluate their impact.

The central focus of the degree program is to qualify graduates for occupations in the fields of counselling, guidance and support of individual and collective educational and learning processes in public, independent non-profit and private-sector organizations and institutions. In addition, they will acquire networking and teamworking skills to promote the collaboration of a wide range of educational institutions working with children and young people.

What can I do with it?

The degree program qualifies (future) social pedagogues/social workers for occupations in the education sector with addressees aged 0 to 27. Our graduates are state-certified social workers and social pedagogues.

Areas of work include day-care centers, after-school care centers, open child and youth work, youth vocational guidance, family education and counseling, school social work and all-day schools.


For degree-seeking students: detailed information on admission requirements, application deadlines, etc. can be found on the German page.

Key facts

Study location

Wiesbaden, Kurt-Schumacher-Ring Campus

Standard period of study

7 Semester (Blended Learning Degree Program with on-campus blocks one day a week and e-learning elements via a learning platform)

Main language of instruction

German - We offer courses in English for exchange students.

Accreditation agency


Commencement of studies

Winter semester only


Our i-Punkt at the Kurt-Schumacher-Ring Campus is there to answer all your questions about studying and applying.

You can contact Professor Davina Höblich directly for further information.