Social Management in Early Education and Care
Although child care facilities provide the elementary foundation for a successful educational career, the learning conditions at these facilities can still be improved. The path to improvement begins with the training of kindergarten teachers. The part-time bachelor's program is the first university degree program in Austria for trained kindergarten teachers with professional and management experience. The degree program focuses on how you can develop educational partnerships with families, team leadership and cooperation with education partners and how to optimally organize your facility.
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Application period for academic year 2019/20
19th November 2018 to 10th April 2019
tuition fee / semester:
+ ÖH premium + contribution**
* Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester
**for additional study expenses (currently up to €83 depending on degree program and year)
We maintain close cooperation with elementary educational institutions, elementary educational training centers and universities with which we regularly exchange knowledge and experience. The bachelor's degree program was developed in collaboration with experts from the Universities of Vienna and Innsbruck, the Bundesbildungsanstalt für Kindergartenpädagogik Klagenfurt, employees of course-providing bodies, the early education and care platform EduCare and other experts from the field of early education and care and its related disciplines. The first conference for directors and responsible bodies for children's education and child care facilities in Austria took place at FH Campus Wien. Currently there are very few university professorships for early education and care in Austria The head of our degree program is herself a university qualified teacher. Nina Hover-Reisner most recently taught and researched topics in early education and care at the Department of Education at the University of Vienna. Before that, she worked for many years in early education and care institutions. Thus she combines to a high degree scientific expertise with practical experience.
Although child care facilities provide the elementary foundation for a successful educational career, the learning conditions at these facilities can still be improved. The path to improvement begins with the training of kindergarten teachers. In the vast majority of European countries a university education is the norm. Only in Austria is this not the case. At a time in which the growing need for quality child care facilities is being discussed and at the same time too few people want to work in early education and care, it is more important than ever to promote the development of the profession into an academic field. FH Campus Wien is the first university to offer a degree program for trained kindergarten teachers with professional and management experience. The degree program focuses not only on the education of the children according to established theories, but on how you can develop educational partnerships with families, team leadership and cooperation with education partners and how to optimally organize your facility.
The degree program focuses on three core skills: early education and care in different settings, development and professionalization of the occupational field and organization and management.
Lector: Sandra Matzinger, MSc (WU)
Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Maria Fürstaller
Lector: Mag. Marisa Krenn-Wache, MA
Lector: Mag.a Barbara Lehner, MA
Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Katharina Rösler
Lector: Mag. Dr. Reinhard Bodlak, MSc
companies and organisation; overview of business administration; thinking and acting economically in the field of NPO and Kindergarten; to manage an organisation or a project; management process; normative, operative and strategic management; the environment of the organisation; the legal form of the business; business plan;
presentation, group work, case studies, individual work, discussions
Lector: Mag.a Nina Hover-Reisner
Lector: Raphaela Hanke, BA
Lector: Dipl.-Rehapsych. (FH) Dr. Tina Eckstein-Madry
Lector: Mag.a Romana Gruber
Lector: Mag. Dr. Andreas Paschon
Lector: Dipl.-Rehapsych. (FH) Dr. Tina Eckstein-Madry, Mag.a Dr.in Maria Fürstaller, Doz.Mag.a Dr.in Tamara Katschnig
Lector: Mag. Ina Tschabuschnig, MAS
Lector: Mag. Ingrid Nirnberger
Lector: Mag.a Alexandra Geisler, MA, Mag. Robert Schmid, MA
Lector: Dr. Eva Pölzl-Stefanec
Lector: a.o. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Gratz, Dr. Kornelia Steinhardt
Lector: Dipl.-Rehapsych. (FH) Dr. Tina Eckstein-Madry, Mag.a Dr.in Maria Fürstaller, Mag.a Nina Hover-Reisner, Mag.a Barbara Lehner, MA
Lector: Ass.Prof. Mag. Dr. Rosa Diketmüller
Lector: Sabine Hattinger-Allende, MA
Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wilfried Datler, Mag.a Barbara Lehner, MA
Lector: Mag. Nicole Ruckser
Lector: Mag.a Barbara Neudecker, MA
Lector: Prof. Dr. Tim Rohrmann
Lector: Andreas Holzknecht, MEd, MSc
Lector: Mag.a Monika Weggel
Semester datesClassroom sessions are 8 times per semester, Thursday to Saturday full-time.As one semester will be credited to, the study time shortened to 5 semester.
Number of teaching weeks16 per Semester
Language of instructionGerman (as part of "Internationalization at Home" activities of FH Campus Wien, courses taught by visiting lecturers may be held in the English language).
As a graduate of the bachelor's degree program you are the director of a child day care facility and are responsible for the entire organization and management. You are responsible for the personnel management and creating an atmosphere of teamwork. In addition, you may also take on expert positions as a speaker at conferences and congresses, an instructor for training and further education, a project member or a project manager. Your responsibilities also include educational partnerships, i.e. working with children and their families. You maintain networks and cooperate with educational partners. You are able to fulfill social and socio-spatial responsibilities. In every area in which you are active, you contribute to the further develop of your profession.
You will work in a management position in an early education and child care facility or in teaching and research. These include:
Those with a qualification examination as a kindergarten teacher who do not have a higher education entrance qualification may instead complete an additional examination. The examination subjects are based on the required subjects of the philosophy, arts and education disciplines (in accordance with § 64a UG 2002, for example, University of Innsbruck, University of Vienna): German (essay), History 2, English
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
*Subject to approval by the relevant bodies:Three years of relevant work experience in a child day care facility, including one year as the director or deputy director. The skills and courses from the credited first semester are acquired informally during the four years of relevant work experience (including the at least one year in a management position) in a child day care facility.
Since one semester is credited, the duration of the degree program is reduced to 5 semesters. Only those who meet the credit requirements for professional practice and management experience will be accepted into the degree program.
Perhaps your qualifications exceed our admission requirements, you are interested in the possibility of joining the program at a higher semester or you hold a degree from a university abroad?
For more information, please refer to the sections on validation and shortening programs.
To apply you will require the following documents:
It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.
The selection process consists of a written test and an interview with the selection committee. The test is designed to assess your understanding of the conditions and requirements of social management in elementary education.
Head of Degree Program in Early Education and Care T: +43 1 606 68 77-3231 firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hoursThu 8.30 a.m.-12.00 noon and 1.00 p.m.-4.00 p.m.Fri 8.30 a.m.-12.00 noon and 1.00 p.m.-4.00 p.m.
and by appointment
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We work closely with numerous organizations in the social and public sectors, universities and research institutes. Our close relationships with early education and care institutions, early educational and care training centers and universities ensures you starting points for your career or your co-operation in research and development activities. You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It's well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!
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