Master's Degree in Early Childhood in Geneva in Switzerland

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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.

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Master in Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

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. [+]

Masters in Early Childhood in Geneva in Switzerland. Master in Special Education, Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education 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 curriculum is designed to address the challenges of early childhood special education, primarily through the earliest possible intervention with children and their families as a means of prevention and social inclusion; comprehensive analysis of the context of each individual situation; an interdisciplinary approach; a network system primarily focused on working with families; and a solid theoretical background that allows students to assess institutional and individual projects, the methods employed and the criteria for evaluating implemented measures. Curriculum Theory (18Credits) : Inclusive education Parent-professional cooperation Early childhood education and atypical development Practice (18Credits) : Internship focused on the child and its family Internship focused on “child and community” Application and use of approved assessment and intervention methods Integration seminar (18Credits) : Networks and resources Awareness of specific education contexts and situations Reflexive practice and decentring Research preparation (18Credits) Dissertation (18Credits) Mobility Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Upon completion of the programme, students obtain a Master in Special Education with a Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education and a Diploma in Special Education with a Concentration in Early Childhood Special Education. This programme teaches future graduates to: Support children within at home or in early childhood care facilities; Work with parents or other people involved in the education of these children to assess their development and to define and achieve a number of support and education goals; Detect the factors that limit or jeopardise children’s development early on. The diploma is a protected professional degree that will enable graduates to practise in Switzerland*. *Subject to recognition by the CDIP (in process) Admission Criteria This programme is open to applicants who meet the general admission criteria of both the University of Geneva and the Vaud Canton Teacher Training College. They must have a Bachelor of Preschool or Primary Education. Applicants with a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Language Therapy or in Pyschomotor Therapy or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, particularly education, social education, special education, psychology and occupational therapy, may also be admitted upon the completion of additional courses. Prospective students may apply to the Vaud Canton Teacher Training College. Applications Deadline: 30 March 2017 www.hepl.ch [-]