The programme

A.A. 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Il Master di I° Livello "Educatore Esperto per le Disabilità Sensoriali e Multifunzionali" (XIV^ Edizione) ha come obiettivo la formazione di una figura professionale ad elevata specializzazione, preparata all'intervento educativo su soggetti in età evolutiva o adulta che presentino deficit, patologie disabilitanti e/o significative alterazioni dell'apparato visivo e/o uditivo, di disabilità neuromotorie (spasticità), nonché di disturbi della comunicazione multifunzionali (autismo). Per tali caratteristiche, il Master EEDSM si propone come strumento idoneo anche per l'aggiornamento professionale degli operatori in tali ambiti. Secondo lo spirito che anima l'iniziativa formativa, le finalità del Master vengono perseguite in accordo e collaborazione con vari enti e realtà associative territoriali che si occupano per mission istituzionale di Disabilità Sensoriali e/o Multifunzionali. Nell'integrazione Educativo- Scolastica degli alunni con disabilità sensoriali e/o con affezioni allo spettro autistico, nonché nelle attività Educativo- ssistenziali di persone adulte o anziane con disabilità multipla di diversa eziologia, la figura professionale dell'"Educatore Esperto per le Disabilità Sensoriali e Multifunzionali" opera soprattutto in ambito extra-scolastico, in collegamento con altre figure professionali del mondo della Scuola e degli Enti Territoriali preposti, nonché in stretta collaborazione con i Servizi Socio-Sanitari nella stesura e nella realizzazione del Progetto Educativo Individualizzato.

Professional profiles and employment and professional opportunities

Nell’integrazione educativo-scolastica dell’alunno con disabilità sensoriale la figura professionale dell’“Educatore esperto per la disabilità sensoriale” opera per le Province e per Società cooperative alle quali talvolta viene affidata la gestione dei servizi per i soggetti in età scolastica, con disabilità sensoriale. Il ruolo si realizza in particolare in ambito extra-scolastico, in collegamento con la famiglia ed altre figure professionali della scuola e del territorio e in collaborazione con i servizi sociosanitari nella stesura e nella realizzazione del progetto educativo.
 

Altre informazioni

The Level I Master program in Special Education for Sensory Disabilities has as it objective a highly specialised preparation of professionals qualified and trained to intervene in an educational setting with subjects from infancy to adulthood that have a deficit, pathology and/or significant alteration to the auditory system and/or visual apparatus as well as communication pathologies. A Master with these characteristics will also provide instruments well suited to a professional refresher course. The objectives of the Master class are pursued in collaboration with various entities and institutions that are traditionally engaged in the work of sensory disabilities. In the educational or scholastic integration of students with sensory disabilities the Special Education expert for sensory impairment needs to operate particularly in the extracurricular field in connection with other scholastic and non-scholastic professionals, as well as in collaboration with healthcare services when programming and achieving educational aims and objectives. In particular the course involves accompanying the Master class student in the general processes of acquisition and development of pupils with sensory disabilities or affected by communication pathologies with various etiologies that can be traced to a single disorder or as part of a complex of multiple disorders.


Teaching contacts details

Marialuisa Gandolfi
cell. +39 3491656108
e-mail marialuisa.gandolfi@univr.it
William Bertozzo
cell. +39 3348800200
e-mail williamjean.bertozzo@univr.it

The Italian University system

schema_qualita

First-cycle degrees: Bachelor’s degree programme

First-cycle degrees are aimed at enabling students to achieve a command of general scientific methods and content, and to acquire specific professional knowledge.
Admission requirements: secondary school diploma after completing 13 years of study in total and passing the relevant State examination, or equivalent foreign qualification; admission may be subject to further assessment.
Duration: three years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 180 CFU; doing an internship and preparing a dissertation/thesis may also be required. Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree, graduates may continue their studies by enrolling in a Master’s degree or other second-cycle degree programmes and courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree (Laurea), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore”.

Second-cycle degrees: Master’s degree

Second-cycle degrees aim to provide students with an advanced training and knowledge to take on highly-skilled roles.
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree, or a foreign equivalent qualification; curricular admission requirements for each course may vary depending on each University.
Duration: two years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 120 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”. Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees
Some courses (Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics, Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy, Architecture and Building Engineering-Architecture, Law, Primary Education) are offered as Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees (Corsi di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico).
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a secondary school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification; admission is subject to passing an admission test.
Duration: five years (six years and 360 CFU for Medicine and Surgery, and Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics).
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 300 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis. Upon completion of a Single-cycle degree, graduates may continue their studies by applying for a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca) or other third-cycle courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”.

Third-cycle degrees

PhD programmes: these courses enable students to gain reliable methodologies for advanced scientific research through innovative methodologies and new technologies, and generally include internships abroad and lab activities at research laboratories. Graduates wishing to apply for a PhD programme must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition; PhD programmes have a minimum duration of three years. In order to complete the programme, students must produce a research thesis/dissertation and present it at a final examination.
Academic title: upon completion of a PhD programme, students are awarded the title of “Dottore di ricerca”, or “PhD”.
Postgraduate specialisation courses: these are third-cycle courses aimed at enabling students to develop advanced knowledge and highly-specialised skills, such as in the medical, clinical and surgical fields. To be admitted to these courses, applicants must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition. Postgraduate specialisation courses may last from two (120 CFU) to 6 years (360 CFU) depending on the type. Academic title: upon completion of this programme, graduates are awarded a “Diploma di Specializzazione”.

Professional Master’s programme

1st-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di primo livello”.
2nd-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di secondo livello”.

Other useful things

Crediti Formativi Universitari (CFU/ECTS credits): Italian university courses are based on the CFU system. 1 CFU is equal to 25 hours of study. The average annual academic workload for a full-time student is generally assumed to be 60 CFU. CFU and ECTS credits serve the same purpose and generally have the same value.
Degree class: Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes that have the same learning objectives and activities are grouped into “degree classes". The educational content of each programme is set autonomously by each university; however, universities are required to include certain educational activities (and the corresponding number of CFU credits) set at the national level. These requirements are established in relation to each degree class. Degrees in the same class have the same legal value.
Double/Joint degrees: the Italian universities may establish degree programmes in partnership with other Italian or foreign universities. Upon completion of these courses, graduates are awarded a joint or double/multiple degree, one from each Partner University.

Why Verona