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The Bachelor's Degree course in Education and Training Sciences promotes the acquisition of basic knowledge and skills in education and training sciences and ensures the basic preparation for further specialisations in the socio-educational, school and training area.
The Study Programme follows a single curriculum with three main courses:

  • Educator in Educational Services for Early Childhood
    prepares educators capable of working with an integral vision of the child and education in formal and informal structures and services for Italian early childhood institutions ("nido" - nursery, ages 0-3, "micronido" - a "micro" nursery for a limited number of children ages 0-3, and "sezioni primavera" - a preschool equivalent for ages 2-3), with a particular focus on the family, interculture and educational animation).
  • Educator in Socio-Educational Services
    prepares social educators capable of working with an integral vision of the person and of education in formal and informal structures and services for all developmental stages, with a particular focus on childhood, family, social disadvantage and minority marginality, interculture and educational animation.
  • Educator in School and Training Services
    prepares educators capable of working with an integral vision of the person and of education in formal and informal structures and services for all developmental stages, with a particular focus on school and vocational training.

Learning outcomesBack to top

At the end of the course, graduates will have to demonstrate:

  • that they have acquired adequate knowledge and understanding of content and research methods in education and training sciences;
  • that they know how to identify emerging educational and training problems in the current socio-cultural reality and how to interpret them in the light of coherent scientific criteria and an integral vision of the person and education;
  • (Educator in Educational Services for Early Childhood) that they can analyse the educational and training needs of the 0-3 year old child and the group, that they can design and implement educational programmes for childhood and direct and indirect parenting support;
  • (Educator in Socio-Educational Services) that they can analyse the educational and training needs of the growing person and the group, that they can design and implement educational programmes for socio-educational services and direct and indirect parenting support;
  • (Educator in School and Training Services) that they can analyse the educational and training needs of the person and the group, that they can design and implement educational programmes for school services and vocational training;
  • that they have acquired the communication and relational skills necessary for team work and educational interaction both on an individual and institutional level;
  • that they are able to observe and evaluate educational and didactic situations also through the experience of training as a moment of synthesis between theory and practice;
  • that they have acquired sufficient digital competency for communication, information management and educational-didactic intervention;
  • that they know and can use a foreign language.

Career opportunitiesBack to top

At the end of this course
* graduates from course: Educator in Educational Services for Early Childhood will be able to work as

  • educators in early years: a nursery or preschool
  • educators in children's community services and parenting support services, including children and family centres;
  • childcare workers in socio-educational play centres for early childhood.
* graduates from the course: Educator in Socio-Educational services will be able to work as
  • educators and consultants in educational planning in residential and semi-residential socio-educational services both public and private for minors, families, the disabled, the elderly and immigrants;
  • educators and trainers in cultural promotion centres, in non-profit organisations and tutors in work-linked education and training programmes;
  • socio-educational childcare workers in play centres for minors.
* graduates from the course: Educator in School and Training Services will be able to work as
  • trainers and tutors in educational planning in cultural, leisure and sports services, in vocational training centres and in work-linked education and training programmes;
  • educators in educational, school and extraschool services for inclusion and the prevention of social disadvantage and school dropout;
  • educators, leaders and trainers in public and private cultural promotion centres and empowerment activities for women.

Completion of the Degree courses: Educator in Educational Services for Early Childhood and Educator in Socio-Educational Services fulfils the requirements for access to the Masters in Planning and Coordination of Socio-Educational Services available in the Faculty.

Completion of the Degree via the Educator in School and Training Services pathway fulfils the requirements for access to the Masters in Planning and Managing Scholastic and Training Services available in the Faculty.

Teaching and learningBack to top

The Bachelor’s Degree Course covers three years, during which 180 ECTS credits must be obtained. To obtain the credits required to graduate, students must carry out the required training activities (courses, seminars and workshops) and an internship, as stated in the study programme. Teaching and Learning List:

Educator in Educational Services for Early Childhood

Educator in Socio-Educational Services

Educator in School and Training Services

Degree recognitionBack to top

The Licentiate and PhDs of the Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences «Auxilium» are of pontifical right. For civil purposes, the degrees are valid in accordance with the laws in force in the various countries and the particular rules of each University.

Recognition of qualifications

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CoordinationBack to top

CHINELLO Maria Antonia
OTTONE Enrica
SÉÏDE Martha
SPIGA Maria Teresa
SPÓLNIK Maria

Further informationBack to top

The education of man is a human awakening

Jacques Maritain