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Education for Early Childhood Services and Socio-Pedagogical Context

General information for the a.y. 2024-2025

Disciplinary areaSocial Sciences and Humanities
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations
Call for applicationExtract of the Call for applications to the Bachelor's Degree Programme in EDUCATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES and SOCIO-PEDAGOGICAL CONTEXT
Esito della valutazione per l’ammissione al II e III anno del Corso di Laurea in Scienze dell’educazione per il nido e le professioni socio-pedagogiche
Bandi per l'ammissione al corso di laurea in Scienze dell'educazione per il nido e le professioni socio pedagogiche

The course is managed by the Department of Education and Humanities


The degree programme trains the figure of the professional social and pedagogical educator and educator in crèches and educational services for children, pursuant to current legislation. The Degree Programme combines theory with practice, allowing students to get in contact with local bodies, associations, enterprises, social cooperatives, and educational voluntary organisations; it also get students know the main agencies and educational facilities existing on the territory, providing for training projects to be carried out in such bodies, with internships of approximately 400 hours. The programme is also available on a part- time basis.

Programme contents

The Degree Programme features a first common year for all specialisations, which provides a sound pedagogical and teaching knowledge in educational science and of general nature, to ensure that students achieve a sound set of skills targeted to the design and management of educational situations (promotion, recovery, and prevention). From the second year, students may choose between two different programmes, which provide specific skills based on the corresponding professional figures: 1. Educator in nurseries and childhood services; 2. Social and pedagogical educator. Attendance at internships and laboratory activities related to some subjects is compulsory in both cases.

Job opportunities

Based on the programme chosen, the Degree Programme allows students to access: - the profession of educator in nurseries and early childhood services (0-3 years of age); - the profession of socio-pedagogical educator, namely a figure operating in various educational contexts, including care facilities for children or people in distress, social cooperatives, centres for cultural integration, schools, school and after-school services for disabled people, services for the elderly, prisons and services for external criminal prosecution, international cooperation, street education, cultural and territorial services, youth centres, decentralised educational halls (museums, libraries), and/or in educational projects for adults. The Degree Programme in Education for Early Childhood Services and Socio-Pedagogical Context provides direct access to the Master's Degree Programme in Pedagogy with no educational debits.

More information

Course Director:
prof. Antonio Gariboldi
tel. 0522 523651
Tutoring delegate:
prof. Nicola Barbieri
tel. 0522 523640