Department of Education Sciences

It is with great pleasure that I extend a warm welcome to the newly updated website of the Department of Education Sciences of the European University Cyprus! Join me for a presentation of our education programs, and introduce you to the academic, personnel, our research and scientific collaborators and our undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students.

The Department of Education Sciences offers two 4-year undergraduate programs, one in Early Childhood Education and the other in Elementary School Education, masters program with concentrations in Educational Leadership, Special (Inclusive) Education, in Early Childhood Education, and Technologies of Learning and Communication, as well as the Ph.D. program in Educational Sciences. Currently, all programs are offered in Greek. The Department offers its program through the conventional on campus mode of delivery as well as with distance education teaching technologies. 

The Department of Education is staffed by distinguished personnel (faculty and special teaching personnel), with important national and international activities in the areas of Educational Sciences, as well as public presence in educational happenings in Cyprus. Since its foundation the Department focuses on high quality education both within and outside the University, seeking to prepare our students for their future teaching role, their professional development for in-service teachers and the development of new researchers in Cyprus and abroad. Our vision is the development of our students’ knowledge, skills, thinking processes and attitudes in all levels, so that they will be in a position to contribute productively in the education, cultural and social happenings in national and international level.

For both teaching and research (both national and international) purposes, the Department collaborates with a large number of scientists, researchers from the educational field in Cyprus, Greece and other European countries.

As far as our students, you can meet our alumni working as teachers in private and public pre-schools, elementary and middle schools throughout Greece and Cyprus, as teacher aids, as educational personnel in specialized centers of play and learning, in research centers and in academic institutions.


Dr Aristotelis Zmas,
Assistant Professor
Chair of the Department of Education Sciences


3rd Panhellenic Conference of Sociology of Education “State and Private Education”, European University Cyprus, 27-28 April 2018

The Department of Education Sciences of European University Cyprus in collaboration with the Department of Early Childhood Education of the University of Ioannina and the Hellenic Sociological Society organize the 3rd Panhellenic Conference of Sociology of Education on “State and Private Education” at the European University Cyprus (April 27-28, 2018)


International Conference: "Teacher Professionalism & Educational Change: Possibilities for Policy & Practice"

The conference was organised by the Department of Education Sciences of the European University Cyprus and was held at the European University Cyprus on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th of September 2015. The conference included plenary talks, symposia, parallel sessions, poster sessions, and workshops.


International Conference: "Breaking Classroom Silences: addressing sensitive issues in education"

The Department of Education Sciences of the European University Cyprus organised an international interdisciplinary conference for researchers and educational participants who share a common interest on social justice. The conference was held on the 11th and 12th of October 2013 and included plenary talks, symposia, parallel sessions, poster sessions, and data workshops.


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Undergraduate Programs of Study

Early Childhood Education (Bachelor of Arts)
The ‘Early Childhood Education’ program provides students with a thorough grounding in theory, and practice related to early childhood and pre-primary education. The program emphasizes the multidisciplinary skills required both to work in an educational setting, and ...

Primary Education (Bachelor of Arts)
The BA in ‘Primary Education’ is an integrated program offering a firm grounding in the theory and practice of teaching. The program provides deep insight into how children learn, as well as a clear understanding of current demands of the national curriculum. ...

Postgraduate Programs of Study

Early Childhood Education (Master of Arts)
The Master of Arts program in ‘Early Childhood Education’ provides candidates with an in depth specialization in the field of education of 3 to 8 year olds and helps shape their professional expertise. Masters students are equipped to assess education theories and ...

Education Leadership (Master of Arts)
The ‘Education Leadership’ program aims to develop essential knowledge and skills in the theory and practice of management and leadership in education. Students are expected to attain competence across a spectrum of relevant subject areas and themes, including ...

Special (Inclusive) Education (Master of Arts)
The MA in ‘Special (Inclusive) Education’ provides students with the knowledge and skills to support the inclusion of special needs children and adults in education. The program offers insight into education policy and practice, encouraging students to consider the ...

Technologies of Learning and Communication (Master of Arts)
The Master of Arts program in ‘Technologies of Learning and Communication’ is geared to prepare educators and administrators in the field to acquire expert knowledge and training in new technologies in Learning and Communication. It seeks to nurture the skills and in ...

Doctorate Programs of Study

Education Sciences (PhD)
The PhD in ‘Education Sciences’ is a rigorous program of study that aims to provide candidates with the necessary guidance and skills to become independent researchers in the field. Education faculty covers a wide range of research interests. 

Administrative Staff > Departments

Name Position Phone Email
Loizos Symeou Dean, Associate Professor, Sociology of Education 22713178
Yiannis Miralis Deputy Dean, Associate Professor, Music Education 22713135

Name Position Phone Email
Aristotelis Zmas Chairperson, Assistant Professor, European Education Policy and Comparative Education 22713218
Eleni Theodorou Vice-Chairperson, Assistant Professor, Social Foundations of Education 22713221
Marios Vryonides Professor, Sociology, Sociology of Education & Research Methods 22713112
Andreas Makris Vice-rector of Academic Affairs, Professor, Educational Admininstration & Teaching Methodology 22713244
Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris Professor, Mathematics Education 22713288
Loucas Louca Associate Professor, Science Education 22713022
Katerina Mavrou Assistant Professor, Inclusive Education and Educational/Assistive Technology 22559485
Chrystalla Papademetri-Kachrimani Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education & Early Childhood Mathematics Education 22713026
Constadina Charalambous Assistant Professor, Language Education & Literacy 22713214
Anastasia Hadjiyiannakou Lecturer, Special/ Inclusive Education 22713171
Evripides Polycarpou Lecturer, Educational Administration 22713081

Special Teaching Personnel

Name Position Phone Email
Kyproulla Makri Senior Instructor, Special/ Inclusive Education 22713211
Christina Hadjiosif Instructor, Primary Education 22713213
Marianna Efstathiadou Instructor, Early Childhood Education 22713171

Administrative Staff

Name Position Phone Email
Marianna Papaconstantinou Administrator 22713083
Elena Gavriel Secretary/Personal Assistant 22713081
Eleni Iacovidou Secretary 22559574