Authorized social educator
As a social educator, you foster the client’s participation in rehabilitation: at home, at a community institution, at the workplace, in kindergarten or at school.
The programme qualifies you as an authorized Social Educator.
This is what you learn
As a social education student, you will enhance your abilities to meet people with respect and empathy. You learn how to communicate and collaborate with clients/users, next-of-kin, colleagues and other professionals. The expertise of a social educator is professional environmental work.
A Bachelor’s degree in Social Education leads to high qualifications in health- and social work. Courses in health, psychology, national- and local policies, pedagogy, ethics, scientific theory and research methods qualify you for environmental-, habilitation- and rehabilitation work.
The programme encompasses 13 courses. One course is equivalent to 5, 10, 15 or 20 ECTS. The programme includes various learning methods, such as lectures, skills training, group work and fieldwork. Fieldwork constitutes one third of the programme and is divided into three periods with different subjects.
Why should I study social education?
- Varied learning methods
- A combination of theory and practice
- You may carry out fieldwork or complete parts of the programme abroad
- Many job-opportunities in the health- and social sector.
Social educators are both health- and social workers and they are qualified to work with diverse and specialised health services. Authorized social educators are in great demand in today’s health services.
After receiving your bachelor's degree, there are a number of opportunities for post graduate studies. At VID, there are several advanced training programmes, in addition to Master's – and PhD programmes, that are relevant to social education.