Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.
Early childhood refers to the juvenile stages of development from infancy to about eight years old. During this stage, children learn and develop in many important ways, some of which have long-lasting effects on how children mature into adolescence and adulthood.
Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.
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This Master of Physical Education Education in Basic and Secondary Education, created under the Bologna spirit and orientations, provides professional qualification for teaching in the area of Physical Education in Primary and Secondary Education, under the terms of the Juridical Regime of Vocational Qualification System for Teaching in Preschool Education and Elementary and Secondary Education (Decree-Law nr. 79/2014, may 14th and Declaration of Rectification nr. 32/2014). [+]
The cycle of studies leading to the Master's Degree in Pre-School Education and Training of the 1st cycle of basic education, set up under the implementation of the Bologna process, provides professional qualification for teaching in Kindergarten and 1st cycle of basic education laid down by the Law of Vocational Qualification System for Teaching in Preschool Education and Elementary and Secondary Education (Decree-Law no 79/2014 of 14 May and declaration of rectification No. 32/2014). [+]
The Master in Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education is a joint programme between the University of Geneva and the Vaud Canton Teacher Training College. It offers basic training on how to provide preventative and educational support to children between the ages 0 to 6 whose development is jeopardised, altered or impaired and intervene accordingly in family or social settings. The programme offers solid theoretical and practical training through a range of core courses in special education as well as psychology, medicine, sociology and law components relevant to early childhood special education. [+]
The follow-up Master's degree programme is intended for the graduates of Teaching at kindergartens (Bachelor) and Preschool Special Needs Education Teaching – Nursery School Teacher Training (Bachelor). [+]
Established in 1840 as a teacher training college, the University of Winchester has built on this history with high quality and innovative teacher education programmes. This PGCE Primary programme trains students to teach in the 5-11 age range. The programme experience is intensive yet intellectually stimulating - it involves high levels of active participation and personal and professional commitment, enabling the development of thoughtful and high quality entrants to the teaching profession. The PGCE Primary is a postgraduate professional programme of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) leading to the award of either Postgraduate Certificate in Education (with Masters level credits) or Professional Graduate Certificate in Education, both including the recommendation of the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The programme is organised around six modules and includes school experience placements. [+]
The Master’s programme Interventions in Childhood is an interdisciplinary education focusing on effective interventions for children in need of support — beyond what is normally provided to all children. [+]
The two-year Master's Degree Programme in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication (120 ECTS) is offered jointly by the University... [+]
Master in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication
The two-year International Master's Degree Programme in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication (120 ECTS) prepares students to teach foreign languages to children. Special emphasis is laid on early age intercultural communication competence. The overall number of available study places is 10.
The general strength of the programme is generated by its didactics and methodology relying upon a balanced combination of theory and practice to be used in a future work as a teacher or educator. The programme facilitates gaining a multicultural view on educational issues and sharing personal/collective experience in intercultural settings. The programme prepares its students to effectively tackle challenges and possibilities arising from the globalisation, as well as cultural and linguistic diversity. The curriculum is composed of the following three study modules: ORIENTATION STUDIES (5 ECTS) This section includes introductory courses that provide students with skills needed for starting his/her studies in the University of Eastern Finland and this particular programme. MAJOR STUDIES (95 ECTS) Major Studies include methodological studies, as well as research planning seminars. This module includes as well courses focusing on international professional communication. The content studies are oriented towards theory and practice of teaching foreign languages to young learners, current pedagogical and educational issues, innovative pedagogical solutions, as well as teaching and professional practice. OTHER STUDIES (20 ECTS) Elective Studies vary and may include any university-level courses that serve to deepen students' expertise in the field of education and intercultural competence . ... [-]
GO TO LEARN: To provide a scientific and professional training to ensure adequate capacity to participate and to prepare the development of programs and actions for conflict resolution [+]