A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.
Those who pursue education as a career will undergo courses that are designed to train future educators. Fortunately, there is a wide variety of courses designed for students who wish to supplement any teaching credentials. These courses are offered at various institutions across the globe.
Switzerland (German: Schweiz, French: Suisse, Italian: Svizzera, Romansch: Svizra. Switzerland has some of the world renown universites like ETH in Zurich, EPFL in Lausanne, IHEID in Geneva, University of Lausanne or the University of St. Gallen. Keep in mind, it's much better to speak the local language, so if you can't speak either French, German or Italian, better go for a language course first.
Top Master Programs in Education in Switzerland 2017/2018
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 Master in Education - Adult Education gives students the skills necessary to meet the needs of professional settings that provide adult education. These skills include: defining an individual’s training needs based on his/her professional and life experience, and providing the necessary educational support; analysing professional and educational settings to determine their specificities and the skills they require; understanding an institutional environment and its needs; designing, implementing and evaluating training programmes; completing a project as part of a team; organising and leading a working group. [+]
The Master in Special Education provides advanced training in special support for children, adolescents and adults with disabilities (intellectual, motor, sensory or social). The programme revolves around two issues: inclusion/exclusion processes and learning processes/cognitive intervention. [+]
The Master in Education - Analysis and Intervention in Educational Systems is designed for people who seek the training necessary for research in education and for intervention in education systems, and who would like to work in academic research, inspection/assessment, evaluation, or the design of education programmes. This Master’s programme offers courses and an internship that (1) develop students’ knowledge of learning processes, teaching methods, educational settings, the functioning of education systems, and education policies; (2) prepare students to design educational intervention measures; (3) reinforce methodological skills (scientific reasoning, assessment, oral and written presentation of results) and guarantee mastery of quantitative and qualitative tools for research in education. [+]
The Master in Advanced Learning and Teaching Technologies is designed to teach students how to use new technologies in the field of education. It focuses on analysing and designing computerised learning environments and on managing multimedia pedagogical and e-learning projects. Students may do one or several work placements. [+]
The Master in Speech and Language Therapy is a professional degree recognised across Switzerland and designed to train speech and language therapists. The programmes combines psychology, language sciences, education, neuroscience and medicine and includes a significant hands-on clinical training component, while providing students with a solid scientific foundation through lectures and research. [+]