Department of Educational and Social Policy
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Program of studies

The official teaching language is Greek.
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EDU-General program of studies
[Semester 1] [Semester 2
EDU - Major in Special Education
[Semester 3] [Semester 4
[Semester 5] [Semester 6] [Semester 7] [Semester 8
EDU - Major in Continuing Education
[Semester 3] [Semester 4
[Semester 5] [Semester 6] [Semester 7] [Semester 8

The Batchelor's Degree and the Majors

The Department awards one degree, which is distinguished into the following majors:
a) Major of the Continuing Education
b) Major of Education of People with Special Needs

The students who have entered the department opt for either major at the end of the 2nd semester of their studies. The first major aims to educate students so as to acquire such knowledge and experience that will enable them to become specialized in Continuing Education. The second major aims for the training of specialized 10 educators for people with special needs. The shortest period of study which is required for the award of the degree is eight (8) semesters.

The curriculum comprises two periods of studies of one or three academic years respectively. The first period of studies is common for all students. During this time period the courses taught relate to both majors and refer to modules such as pedagogy, psychology, sociology, philosophy, the teaching of special fields, informatics and new technologies as well as statistics. The second period of studies includes the major courses.

Within the major of "Continuing Education" the courses taught focus on the necessity and the development of the institution of continuing education not only in Greece but also worldwide. In addition, there is reference to themes and goals of continuing education, the role of international organizations as well as the structure and organization of the continuing education centers. The students become specialized in issues such as training of adults, planning and evaluation of programs for vocational training and learning.

The students of the major of "Training of People with Special Needs" receive training in issues referring to diagnosis, prediction, prevention and therapeutical intervention to children/people with special educational needs and impairment. Students are taught courses which refer to groups of children with special educational needs and impairment: special learning difficulties, mental retardation, speech and communication disorders, visual and hearing impairment, autism/ pervasive developmental disorder, behavior problems and emotional disorders (perceptual motor disorder/ psychomotor disorder) etc.

During the last semesters of their studies students of both majors have to participate in the program of practical training, which takes place either in settings for adult training or in institutes of special education. Finally students can have the option of delivering a degree thesis, which is an empirical research or a composite study referring to one of the modules of the Department.