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Social Management in Early Education and Care

Bachelor, part-time

Overview

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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Florian Toifl, BA
Mag.a Birgit Rosenhammer

Favoritenstraße 226, A.2.27
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-3230
F: +43 1 606 68 77-3239
smep@fh-campuswien.ac.at


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Duration of course
5 Semester
Final degree
Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (BA)
36Study places
180ECTS
Organisational form
part-time

Application period for academic year 2018/19

20th November 2017 to 15th March 2018

tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,36*

+ 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)

What you can offer

You are a trained kindergarten teacher with professional and management experience. Personally, you want to critically reflect on what you have learned in your previous education and what you experience professionally every day and combine this with scientific findings. In this way you seek to expand your scope of action. What you already do now, you will in future also be able to justify based on established theory or do differently for good reason. In your job you recognize a complex, interwoven relationship between children, families, staff and education partners. As director, you are open to input in order to act even more professionally and efficiently so that your child care facility is well organized, leaving you enough time for what is truly important: the education of our children.

What we offer you

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.

What makes this degree program special

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.


What you will learn in the degree program

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.

  • You will learn about the different settings for early education and care as well as the management of child day care facilities.
  • In order to develop and professionalize your occupational field, you will expand your didactic and pedagogical skills and learn scientific methods and how to apply them in your professional field. You will write two bachelor's theses on topics you choose according to your professional focus.
  • In the area of "organization and management" you will learn more about personnel management tools, legal frameworks, basic principles of business administration and accounting, the particularities of managing non-profit organizations, financial planning, controlling and reporting, as well as quality management and change management skills.
  • During the course of the degree program you will examine and reflect upon your own role as a manager in different contexts. The degree program takes an interdisciplinary approach towards the subjects of communication and conflict management.

Curriculum

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Job internship PR 0 17
Job related legal knowledge VO 1 2
Conversational skills and teamwork ILV 1 2
Basics of leadership ILV 1 2
Basics of conflict management ILV 1 2
Moderation and presentation ILV 1 2
Reflection upon practical training SE 0.5 1
Pedagogic planning ILV 1 2

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Selected aspects of social politics and economics ILV

Selected aspects of social politics and economics ILV

Lector: Sandra Matzinger, MSc (WU)

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Ethical principles of education ILV

Ethical principles of education ILV

Lector: Mag.a Maria Fürstaller

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Professional English ILV

Professional English ILV

Lector: Mag. Marisa Krenn-Wache, MA

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

We will work on field related English texts and look for information on international organizations relevant to ECEC. We will discuss international journals, early childhood curricula and policy documents. Language awareness regarding the problems of translation of field specific terms into English/German will guide us throughout the course.
Attending the following presentation with discussion afterwards in class:
FIT FÜR DIE VIELFALT? QUALITÄT UND MEHRSPRACHIGKEIT IM KINDERGARTEN
The role of quality in Early Childhood Education: longitudinal research from England
Kathy Sylva, University of Oxford

Assessment methods

Active participation in class: 40%Oral presentations in class: 30%Written summaries and statements: 30%

Teaching methods

There will be a mix of theoretical input, lectures and discussions in class combined with team and group work. During group work and by writing summaries and personal statements students will do an in-depth study of the texts.

Language

German-English

1 2
Facilitation and support of children's educational processes SE

Facilitation and support of children's educational processes SE

Lector: Mag.a Barbara Lehner, MA

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3
History of early childhood education ILV

History of early childhood education ILV

Lector: Mag. Dr. Heidemarie Lex-Nalis

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS
1.5 3
Principles of business administration VO

Principles of business administration VO

Lector: Mag. Fritz Wottawa-Posch

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

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;

Assessment methods

final exame 61%individual work 39%

Teaching methods

presentation, group work, case studies, individual work, discussions

Language

German

1 2
Principles of pedagogical methods ILV

Principles of pedagogical methods ILV

Lector: Mag.a Nina Hover-Reisner

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

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Language

German

1.5 3
Teaching and learning workshop ILV

Teaching and learning workshop ILV

Lector: Anke Agius-Gilibert

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

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Language

German

1.5 3
Psychological principles of early childhood development and education SE

Psychological principles of early childhood development and education SE

Lector: Dipl.-Rehapsych. (FH) Tina Eckstein-Madry

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Developmental psychological theories of early childhood are taken into consideration to discuss their relevance for the everyday work for the child development and education. Relevant theories about the development of young children are considered differently and the theoretical knowledge gained is critically reflected in the everyday practice of childcare centers.

Assessment methods

Presentations, written thesis

Teaching methods

Discussions, moderated and recorded group work, students' plenum presentations, impulse lectures of the lecturer, e-learning phases, text study, video examples and analyzes.

Language

German

1 2
Pedagogical diagnostics and concept development ILV

Pedagogical diagnostics and concept development ILV

Lector: Mag. Regina Studener-Kuras, MA

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS
1.5 3
Sociology of childhood and family SE

Sociology of childhood and family SE

Lector: Mag.a Maria Fürstaller

1 SWS
2 ECTS
1 2
Theories of early childhood education ILV

Theories of early childhood education ILV

Lector: Mag.a Barbara Lehner, MA

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS
1.5 3

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Basic approaches of reformatory pedagogy SE

Basic approaches of reformatory pedagogy SE

Lector: Mag. Tilmann Schleicher

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

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1.5 3
Counselling and communication training ILV

Counselling and communication training ILV

Lector: Mag.a Barbara Lehner, MA

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

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Language

German

1.5 3
Families and support systems: From kindergarten to the family centre SE

Families and support systems: From kindergarten to the family centre SE

Lector: Mag.a Barbara Lehner, MA

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3
Basics accounting ILV

Basics accounting ILV

Lector: Mag. Fritz Wottawa-Posch

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

- definition and parts of accounting
- functions of accounting
- cash accounting: documentation of cash transactions,
- determination of profit or loss
- basics of double entry book keeping
- the system of double entry book keeping
- capturing and accounting for typical business cases in the social economy

Assessment methods

final exam 55%moodle-exercises 25%thoughts and constructive feedback on the course 20%

Teaching methods

different didactic techniques:combination of presentations, individual tasks and teamwork, case studies

Language

German

1 2
Basics of empirical social research ILV

Basics of empirical social research ILV

Lector: Mag. Dr. Bernhard Koch

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

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Language

German

1 2
Basics of cost accounting ILV

Basics of cost accounting ILV

Lector: Mag. Fritz Wottawa-Posch

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Basics of scientific work SE

Basics of scientific work SE

Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Katharina Fleissner-Rösler

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3
Learning through movement ILV

Learning through movement ILV

Lector: Dr.in Heidi Samonig, MSc, Christa Timmerer-Nash

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Relevance of Movement for Child Development
-Movement in context with early educational processes
-Influence and Impact of changing environments
Neurobiological basics
-Shaping of the infants brain by socialisation and physical activity
-Executive Functions and Movement
-Neuronal Motivation Systems
Development of Body Self
- Sensitive time periods and influencing factors in toddler age, Infancy and preschool age
- The way of learning by Resonance/ Imitation
- Personal „Bodyhistory“ – personal attitude/value of movement, Personal Movement Biography
Assessment of motor development
- Essential motor skills / change in quality of motor functions in preschool age
- Coordination / coordinative skills
- Dimensions of manual skills
Improving language skills through Movement
- Communication System „Bodylanguage"
- Broad Conception of Cognition
- Symbolization ability as decisive basis for achieving competent language
Concepts of Action/ Models
- Psychomotor fields of experience
- Active Kindergarten / Movement stimulating Environments
- Relevance and use of every day materials

Assessment methods

Immanent ExaminationAssignment: Presentation including HandoutGrading:Handout (Individual work, 1page): 5 points total-Formal aspects (Citation, Layout, lingustic aspects) – 1point-Critical examination of content – 2 points-Practical relevance – 2 pointsPresentation (group work) : 5 points total-Time management – 2 points-Use of media - lifely interesting layout – 2 points-Summary of essential aspects – 1 pointsehr gut - 9, 9,5 and 10 pointsgut - 8,5, 8 and 7,5 pointsbefriedigend - 7 and 6,5 pointsgenügend - 6 pointsnicht genügend - less than 6 points

Teaching methods

Group seminar

Language

German

1.5 3
New educational concepts ILV

New educational concepts ILV

Lector: Mag.a Nina Hover-Reisner

1 SWS
2 ECTS
1 2
Qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection ILV

Qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Rehapsych. (FH) Tina Eckstein-Madry, Mag.a Maria Fürstaller, Doz.Mag.a Drin. Tamara Katschnig

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

2 4
Transitions and continuity in educational pathways SE

Transitions and continuity in educational pathways SE

Lector: Mag.a Maria Fürstaller

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

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Assessment methods

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Teaching methods

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Language

German

1.5 3

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Qualitative and quantitative methods of data analysis ILV

Qualitative and quantitative methods of data analysis ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Rehapsych. (FH) Tina Eckstein-Madry, Mag.a Maria Fürstaller, Doz.Mag.a Drin. Tamara Katschnig

2 SWS
4 ECTS
2 4
Controlling ILV

Controlling ILV

Lector: Mag. Fritz Wottawa-Posch

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Diversity - dealing with diversity and foreignness ILV

Diversity - dealing with diversity and foreignness ILV

Lector: Mag.a Barbara Lehner, MA

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS
1.5 3
Financing, investment ILV

Financing, investment ILV

Lector: Mag. Ina Tschabuschnig, MAS

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3
Principles of collegial consultation ILV

Principles of collegial consultation ILV

Lector: Mag.a Barbara Lehner, MA

1 SWS
2 ECTS
1 2
Instruments of human resource management ILV

Instruments of human resource management ILV

Lector: Mag. Dr. Ursula Haas-Kotzegger

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS
1.5 3
Instruments for the evaluation of educational processes ILV

Instruments for the evaluation of educational processes ILV

Lector: Mag.a Nina Hover-Reisner

1 SWS
2 ECTS
1 2
Living conditions of children and their families SE

Living conditions of children and their families SE

Lector: Mag.a Alexandra Geisler, MA, Mag. Robert Schmid, MA

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

In this course, we will deal with the subject of divorce / separation and intend to address the following questions:
• Is divorce / separation a subject that should even be addressed in kindergarten and, if so, how intensely?
• Which consequences does divorce / separation have on experiences of a child?
• How can kindergarten assist the individual child / the whole group in such difficult times?
• Which can the different symptoms shown by the individual child be approached?
• What can be done w.r.t. parental involvement?

Assessment methods

The grade will be composed out of the following elements:• Attendance • Willingness to contribute to discussions• Participation in small-group work• Written group work summaries• Contributions to the preparation of a lecture script

Teaching methods

Lectures, discussions in small groups and in plenary sessions, self-awareness, presentations and discussions of small-group work. Role-playing games. Alternating turns in written group work summaries.

Language

German

1.5 3
Practice based research ILV

Practice based research ILV

Lector: Mag. Dr. Bernhard Koch

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3
Self-reflexion and professional identity SE

Self-reflexion and professional identity SE

Lector: a.o. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Gratz, Dr. Kornelia Steinhardt

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS
1.5 3
Teambuilding ILV

Teambuilding ILV

Lector: Mag. Ingrid Nirnberger

1 SWS
2 ECTS
1 2

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Bachelor thesis supervision BA 0 0
Changemanagement ILV

Changemanagement ILV

Lector: Mag.a Monika Weggel

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

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Assessment methods

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Language

German

1.5 3
International aspects of early childhood education SE

International aspects of early childhood education SE

Lector: Mag. Marisa Krenn-Wache, MA

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

In addition to the class "Fachsprache Englisch" policy relevant texts and information from international organisations like the European Commission, OECD, UNESCO, ILO etc. will be presented, discussed and worked with.

Assessment methods

Active participation in class: 40%Oral presentations in class: 30%Written summaries and statements: 30%

Teaching methods

There will be a mix of theoretical input, lectures and discussions in class combined with team and group work. During group work and by writing summaries and personal statements students will do an in-depth study of the texts.

1.5 3
Research and prospects of professional development SE

Research and prospects of professional development SE

Lector: Mag.a Nina Hover-Reisner, Mag.a Barbara Lehner, MA

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

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Assessment methods

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2 4
Management of non for profit organization ILV

Management of non for profit organization ILV

Lector: Mag.a Monika Weggel

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

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Assessment methods

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Teaching methods

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Language

German

1.5 3
Networks ILV

Networks ILV

Lector: Mag. Nicole Ruckser

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3
Practical project work ILV

Practical project work ILV

Lector: Mag. Fritz Wottawa-Posch

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3
Presentation of research results ILV

Presentation of research results ILV

Lector: Mag.a Maria Fürstaller

1 SWS
2 ECTS
1 2
Legal basis for early childhood education VO

Legal basis for early childhood education VO

Lector: Mag. Martina Erlebach

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.5 3
Bachelor thesis seminar SE

Bachelor thesis seminar SE

Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Katharina Fleissner-Rösler, Mag.a Maria Fürstaller, Mag.a Nina Hover-Reisner, Mag.a Barbara Lehner, MA

2 SWS
6 ECTS

Lecture contents

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2 6

Grundstudium

Lecture SWS ECTS
Bachelor thesis supervision BA 0 0
Occupational health promotion and prevention ILV

Occupational health promotion and prevention ILV

Lector: Ass.Prof. Mag. Dr. Rosa Diketmüller

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics: Health promotion and prevention
Models: Health behaviour
Basics: Worksite health promotion
Measurements, areas and guidelines of worksite health promotion
BGF projects planning, implementing and evaluating
BGF projects in Kindergarten

Assessment methods

Written examination

Teaching methods

Teaching inputsTalkspartner and Group workPresentations of results of group works

Language

German

1.5 3
Democracy – participation - children´s rights SE

Democracy – participation - children´s rights SE

Lector: Sabine Hattinger-Allende, MA

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Interdisciplinary perspectives on children's rights, participation and democracy

Assessment methods

active participation, critical and personal reflections on texts

Teaching methods

presentation /critical and personal reflections on texts / debate / working groupsuse of photography, film, theater and play

1 2
Individual – Group - Organisation SE

Individual – Group - Organisation SE

Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wilfried Datler, Mag. Kathrin Trunkenpolz

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Communication with the public ILV

Communication with the public ILV

Lector: Mag. Nicole Ruckser

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Crisis intervention ILV

Crisis intervention ILV

Lector: Mag.a Barbara Neudecker, MA

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Psychosocial crises (traumatic crisis, change crisis)
Developmental crises
Basics of Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention with children
Trauma in children and adolescents
Overview on trauma pedagogy

Assessment methods

Cooperaton in the courseReading AssignmentsGroup work and documentationPresentation of a practical assignment

Teaching methods

theoretic inputgroup workliterature studydiscussion of case material

Language

German

1 2
Marketing, sponsoring, fundraising ILV

Marketing, sponsoring, fundraising ILV

Lector: Mag. Ina Tschabuschnig, MAS

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1 2
Persistence of gender based segregation SE

Persistence of gender based segregation SE

Lector: Markus Andrä

1 SWS
2 ECTS
1 2
Quality and quality management ILV

Quality and quality management ILV

Lector: Mag.a Maria Fürstaller

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS
1.5 3
Bachelor thesis seminar 2 SE

Bachelor thesis seminar 2 SE

Lector: Dipl.-Rehapsych. (FH) Tina Eckstein-Madry, Mag.a Maria Fürstaller, Mag.a Nina Hover-Reisner, Doz.Mag.a Drin. Tamara Katschnig

1 SWS
6 ECTS
1 6
Social environment and culture of childhood and education SE

Social environment and culture of childhood and education SE

Lector: Mag. Dr. Bernhard Koch

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Early Childhood Education in different cultural contexts, cultures of care, conceps of living environments, political and economic framework of ECEC

Assessment methods

Language

German

1.5 3
Management of knowledge ILV

Management of knowledge ILV

Lector: Mag.a Monika Weggel

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

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Assessment methods

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1.5 3

Semester dates
Classroom 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 weeks
16 per Semester

Language of instruction
German (as part of "Internationalization at Home" activities of FH Campus Wien, courses taught by visiting lecturers may be held in the English language).


How you benefit

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.

Your future career

You will work in a management position in an early education and child care facility or in teaching and research. These include:

  • Nuseries
  • Kindergartens
  • Day care facilities
  • Child care organizations
  • Universities (e.g. Education)
  • Educational institutions for kindergarten teachers

Admission

Admission requirements

  • Higher education entrance qualification and qualification examination for kindergarten teachers

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

  • Equivalent certification from abroad

Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.

  • and relevant professional qualification
  • Regulation for the admission of third country citizens: Info sheet (PDF)

Four 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.

Validation and shortening programs

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.

Application

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Proof of residence
  • School leaving certificate / verification of professional qualifications
  • Letter of motivation, CV in table form

Please note:

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.


Secretary's office

Florian Toifl, BA
Mag.a Birgit Rosenhammer

Favoritenstraße 226, A.2.27
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-3230
F: +43 1 606 68 77-3239
smep@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Teaching staff and research staff


Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

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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