Social Management in Early Education and Care

 

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
Lucia Fuchsberger

Favoritenstraße 226, B.2.28
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 2019/20

19th November 2018 to 10th April 2019

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

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

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
1 2
Ethical principles of education ILV

Ethical principles of education ILV

Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Maria Fürstaller

1 SWS
2 ECTS
1 2
Professional English ILV

Professional English ILV

Lector: Mag. Marisa Krenn-Wache, MA

1 SWS
2 ECTS
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
1.5 3
History of early childhood education ILV

History of early childhood education ILV

Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Katharina Rösler

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS
1.5 3
Principles of business administration VO

Principles of business administration VO

Lector: Mag. Dr. Reinhard Bodlak, MSc

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

-

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
1.5 3
Teaching and learning workshop ILV

Teaching and learning workshop ILV

Lector: Raphaela Hanke, BA

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS
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) Dr. Tina Eckstein-Madry

1 SWS
2 ECTS
1 2
Pedagogical diagnostics and concept development ILV

Pedagogical diagnostics and concept development ILV

Lector: Mag.a Romana Gruber

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

Sociology of childhood and family SE

Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Maria Fürstaller

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

Theories of early childhood education ILV

Lector: Mag. Dr. Andreas Paschon

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS
1.5 3

Lecture SWS ECTS
Basic approaches of reformatory pedagogy SE 1.5 3
Counselling and communication training ILV 1.5 3
Families and support systems: From kindergarten to the family centre SE 1.5 3
Basics accounting ILV 1 2
Basics of empirical social research ILV 1 2
Basics of cost accounting ILV 1 2
Basics of scientific work SE 1.5 3
Learning through movement ILV 1.5 3
New educational concepts ILV 1 2
Qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection ILV 2 4
Transitions and continuity in educational pathways SE 1.5 3

Lecture SWS ECTS
Qualitative and quantitative methods of data analysis ILV

Qualitative and quantitative methods of data analysis ILV

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

2 SWS
4 ECTS
2 4
Controlling ILV

Controlling ILV

Lector: Mag. Dr. Reinhard Bodlak, MSc

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

-

Assessment methods

-

Teaching methods

-

Language

English

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
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. Ingrid Nirnberger

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 Dr.in Maria Fürstaller

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
1.5 3
Practice based research ILV

Practice based research ILV

Lector: Dr. Eva Pölzl-Stefanec

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS
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

Lecture SWS ECTS
Bachelor thesis supervision BA 0 0
Changemanagement ILV 1.5 3
International aspects of early childhood education SE 1.5 3
Research and prospects of professional development SE 2 4
Management of non for profit organization ILV 1.5 3
Networks ILV 1.5 3
Practical project work ILV 1.5 3
Presentation of research results ILV 1 2
Legal basis for early childhood education VO 1.5 3
Bachelor thesis seminar SE 2 6

Lecture SWS ECTS
Bachelor thesis supervision BA

Bachelor thesis supervision BA

Lector: Dipl.-Rehapsych. (FH) Dr. Tina Eckstein-Madry, Mag.a Dr.in Maria Fürstaller, Mag.a Nina Hover-Reisner, Mag.a Barbara Lehner, MA

0 SWS
0 ECTS
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
1.5 3
Democracy – participation - children´s rights SE

Democracy – participation - children´s rights SE

Lector: Sabine Hattinger-Allende, MA

1 SWS
2 ECTS
1 2
Individual – Group - Organisation SE

Individual – Group - Organisation SE

Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wilfried Datler, Mag.a Barbara Lehner, MA

1 SWS
2 ECTS
1 2
Communication with the public ILV

Communication with the public ILV

Lector: Mag. Nicole Ruckser

1 SWS
2 ECTS
1 2
Crisis intervention ILV

Crisis intervention ILV

Lector: Mag.a Barbara Neudecker, MA

1 SWS
2 ECTS
1 2
Marketing, sponsoring, fundraising ILV

Marketing, sponsoring, fundraising ILV

Lector: Mag. Ina Tschabuschnig, MAS

1 SWS
2 ECTS
1 2
Persistence of gender based segregation SE

Persistence of gender based segregation SE

Lector: Prof. Dr. Tim Rohrmann

1 SWS
2 ECTS
1 2
Quality and quality management ILV

Quality and quality management ILV

Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Maria Fürstaller

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS
1.5 3
Bachelor thesis seminar 2 SE

Bachelor thesis seminar 2 SE

Lector: Dipl.-Rehapsych. (FH) Dr. Tina Eckstein-Madry, Mag.a Dr.in Maria Fürstaller, Mag.a Nina Hover-Reisner, Mag.a Barbara Lehner, MA

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: Andreas Holzknecht, MEd, MSc

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS
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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Teaching 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.

*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.

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
  • 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.


Contact

Secretary's office

Florian Toifl, BA
Lucia Fuchsberger

Favoritenstraße 226, B.2.28
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-3230
F: +43 1 606 68 77-3239
smep@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours
Thu 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

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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