Queen Maud University College
Queen Maud University College of Early Childhood Education (QMUC) was established in 1947 as a foundation built on Christian basic values.
- We have currently about 1200 students, and 130 professional employees.
- The college is located in Trondheim in Central Norway on a beautiful campus.
- We have enthusiastic teachers and an innovative professional environment.
- 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 participates in the ERASMUS and NORDPLUS programmes. It is leading the Network for Preschool Teacher Training and Preschool Development in Southern Africa, namely Zambia, Namibia, Swaziland, Botswana, Mozambique and Tanzania. We wish to expand our international networks of partner institutions and increase the number of student and staff exchanges.
The 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 train pre-school teachers, leading to Bachelor in Early Childhood Education and Care. Furthermore the aim is to offer postgraduate courses in different topics, up to 1st degree level (BA). In co-operation with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, QMUC offers specialization in Early Childhood Education up to Graduate degree level (MA).
Another aim of the college is to promote and carry out research and developmental projects in Early Childhood Education. Some of the lecturers are engaged in research work in an international perspective.