Level 1 Professional Higher Education Programme ‘Preschool Teacher’


The first level professional studies programme “Pre-School Teacher” is a conceptually new study programme for the implementation of pre-school teacher education. The programme provides pre-school teachers with quality training in line with the current requirements in education and demands of the labour market. The first-level professional higher education study programme “Pre-school Teacher” focuses on acquisition of professional competences needed for a pre-primary teacher in pre-primary educational institutions or other pre-primary education-related public or private organisations, as well as on support for the students’ personal and professional in the context of lifelong learning.

Graduates of the programme can earn a bachelor's degree in education by continuing to study in the professional bachelor's degree programme “Primary Education Teacher” from year 3.


  • Riga (full-time or part-time, on site)
  • Branches (part-time, on site)

Programme director

docent Dagnija Vigule

Job opportunities in preschool education institutions or other public or private organizations related to preschool education.

Graduates can obtain a bachelor's degree in education by continuing to acquire the content of the professional bachelor's study programme ‘Primary Education Teacher’, starting from the third study year.

Full-time – 4 semesters (2 years) Part-time – 5 semesters (2,5 years)  
Tuition fee per year: full-time – 1950 EUR; part-time regular studies – 1550 EUR (as well in branches)
For full-time studies in the autumn semester – 20 budget places
First level professional higher education and qualification Preschool teacher

General rules

Secondary education

Competition criteria for persons with an obtained secondary education in 2004 and onwards:

  • CE in Latvian
  • CE in English or CE in French, or CE in German, or CE in Russian
  • CE in Maths*
  • Average score of all CE passed by the person

* For persons who have completed secondary education before 2008, the centralized examination in mathematics may be replaced by the annual mark of the secondary education document in mathematics (or the average mark in algebra and geometry)

Competition criteria for persons who obtained secondary education up to 2004 (not included) as well as persons who have obtained their secondary education abroad and persons with special needs:

  • final average grade in Latvian and Literature
  • final grade in English or in French, or in German
  • final average grade in mandatory subjects