Society and Culture / Bachelor's degree programme
Education for Early Childhood Services and Socio-Pedagogical Context

General information for the a.y. 2022-2023

Disciplinary areaSociety and Culture
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Programmato Limited access, see call for applications
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations
Call for Application / Short list Bandi per l'ammissione al corso di laurea in Scienze dell'educazione per il nido e le professioni socio pedagogiche
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


The Degree Programme trains professional socio-pedagogical educators and educators in nurseries and early childhood educational services, under applicable regulations. 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 in part-time mode.

Course content

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. Socio-pedagogical educator. Attendance to internships and laboratory activities related to some teachings is compulsory for both programmes.

Career options

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 in Education for early childhood services and socio-pedagogical contexts provides direct access to the Master's Degree Programme in Pedagogy with no credit obligations.

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Course Director
prof. Antonio Gariboldi
prof. Nicola Barbieri

The course is managed by the Department of Education and Humanities