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Bachelor's degree in Education sciences

    Bachelor’s degree in Education Sciences

    The main objective of this Bachelor’s degree is to offer a study programme that guides students toward the range of Master’s degrees offered by the Faculty of Education Sciences and the ESPE (teacher training institution). It also enables students to make the most of their degree on the labour market, with the option of finishing one’s studies after the Bachelor’s degree. Career options include professional fields of educational intervention and mediation, counselling and continuing education, professional training and/or professional orientation, as well as within organisations which handle, finance or evaluate all the tools and methods linked to education and training.

    The Bachelor’s degree prepares students for the following Master’s degrees in particular:

    Master’s degree in Teaching, educational and training professions, primary level;

    Master’s degree in Teaching, educational and training professions, educational supervision, offered by the ESPE;

    Master’s degree in Education, Training and Communication leading to 5 specialisations:

    • 2nd-year Master’s degree in Scientific communication
    • 2nd-year Master’s degree in Engineering training and skills
    • 2nd-year Master’s degree in Engineering intervention in the socio-educational environment
    • 2nd-year Master’s degree in Designing training technology
    • 2nd-year research-oriented francophone distance-learning Master’s degree in Education Sciences

    This Bachelor’s degree is offered by the Faculty of Education Sciences in association with the ESPE (teacher training institution) which gives some of the programme courses.

    Course track 1: Educational mediation and counselling in training

    Teaching content is specifically geared toward the professional fields of continuing education, intervention and educational mediation, counselling and guidance in training and employment.

    Course track 2: Teaching in schools and educational action

    Teaching content is specifically geared toward the professional fields of scholastic and extracurricular guidance, educational support, and educational activities within schools or through the voluntary sector.

    The skills (knowledge and aptitudes) that students are expected to obtain by completing this training programme are the following:

    Specific skills:

    - Mastering the challenges and values borne by the decisive players who intervene in fields of education, training and teaching

    - Analysing a training investment request by considering the existing tools and methods that exist in the region, as well as the constraints dealt with by public authorities and by players in the market and non-market sectors

    - Considering the social needs involved in educational intervention, as well as the institutional responses

    - Helping design a training project, personalised training course, or a professional integration track within or toward employment

    - Conducting individual interviews and guiding a person through his or her professional integration or project, from design to execution, potentially including searching for financing

    - Designing and implementing a teaching approach adapted to the different audiences and disciplines or specialisations taught

    - Participating in implementing the approaches involved in changing socio-professional paths

    - Familiarising oneself with how school institutions function and the interactions between the different partners of the school system

    - Monitoring methods and techniques of teaching, analysing and formalising one’s practice in order to improve professional quality

    - Adopting a simple first scientific approach to subjects of research connected to education and training

    Cross-disciplinary skills:

    - Independent research skills and critically analysing information

    - Producing written scientific or outreach documents

    - Personal skills in working and/or teaching relationships with diverse groups of people

    - Ability to work as part of a team (orientation)

    - Considering the constraints of the socio-economic environment and the need to constantly update the information sources applied to the fields of education and training

    - Mastery of the communication tools and material applied to education, notably digital media

    - Mastery of a foreign language

    In terms of professional integration and the relationship between training and work, the degree covers several types of work throughout a variety of distinct or combined activities, according to the position occupied and specific structures.

    A trainer passes on knowledge or know-how to adult audiences. He or she evaluates the results to adjust content and methods to students, and monitors operations. A trainer participates in designing teaching tools, adapts the necessary methods or experiments. Depending on demand and company needs, a trainer may carry out a training course specific to his or her field of specialisation (technical assistance, participating in a project, studies, etc.). Following the level of responsibility, a trainer may participate in responding to calls for tenders, leading a project team, aid in recruiting employees and selecting coordinators, and building ties with partners.

    A training adviser provides information to individuals who wish to receive training (employees, companies, young people in schools, jobseekers), analyses their expectations and evaluates their prior learning, level and potential. Advises, helps define a training programme and orients participants toward the tools and methods put in place according to the structure’s objectives, current legislation and socio-economic environment. A training adviser guides and monitors the chosen training plan, and in certain cases may lead information meetings. According to the level of responsibility, a training adviser may coordinate a project team and implement recruitment procedures for training participants and company prospecting.

    An employment counsellor helps resolve professional problems (integration, reintegration, mobility, career management, promotion, dismissal, redundancy) faced by different individuals (employees, jobseekers). He or she provides information, advises and guides individuals in their choices and decision-making processes. An employment counsellor mobilises evaluation, orientation, training or employment techniques, or solicits help from services and partners. He or she conducts individual interviews or leads group activities. An employment counsellor may be specialised in working with particular audiences, and may engage in company prospecting.

    A professional orientation counsellor is an expert in educational systems for initial and continuing education. He or she provides information and advice on plans to continue one’s studies, return to education, receive accreditation for prior learning, and access continuing education. A professional orientation counsellor may carry out skill evaluations and pre-selection tests.

    An in-school or extracurricular educational coordinator, who may or may not be specialised in artistic activities, provides contract-based supervisory, educational support or educational activity services to schools or associations. He or she may be in charge of extracurricular activities and provide help with homework.