GOAL Social Careers – Specialized Education

Domain: GOAL

Pathway: Special education

ECTS credits


level of studies
at the end of training

Baccalaureate +3

Teaching locations

Saint-Pierre – Terre-Sainte campus

Type of training : University Bachelor of Technology (BUT)

Training regime: Initial training, Continuing training

Training summary

The BUT CS prepares people for professions that develop in line with the evolution of society and the problems it encounters. These professions are currently in high demand in a difficult economic and social situation, where inequalities in terms of employment, housing, education, culture, health, environment, etc. They focus on personal and collective development, as well as the reduction of cultural, social, environmental and territorial vulnerabilities.

Training aims

The BUT CS specialized education course trains educators who intervene within the framework of partnership policies of prevention, protection and integration. The educator works with children, adults, families and groups in difficulty in situations of vulnerability or disability with whom he/she contributes to creating the conditions so that they are protected and supported, considered in their rights and can assert them.

Advantages of the training

By integrating a BUT, students benefit from an integrated 3-year course, without additional selection to reach the License grade.

The diploma is aligned with international standards and facilitates exchanges with foreign universities.

A University Diploma of Technology (DUT) is awarded at the end of the second year.

With the BUT, the University Institutes of Technology (IUT) are strengthening their strengths: students continue to benefit from university and technological education supervised by experienced mixed teaching teams. The course is always structured around professional situations and periods in business.

This training can be done alternately in the 2nd and 3rd years. Work-study is the opportunity to train and acquire a higher education diploma while benefiting from professional experience and remuneration.

Targeted skills

  • Build partnership dynamics

  • Be able to fuel your thinking by relying on a methodology or general knowledge to act.

  • Identify, understand, argue, problematize

  • Establish a relationship conducive to educational work

  • Adapt support to the problems and specificities of the public

  • Lead an educational project

  • Team working

Sheet of the National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP)

Summary of lessons by course

The training is organized into 6 skill blocks:

  • design interventions adapted to society’s challenges

  • build partnership dynamics

  • establish a relationship conducive to collective work

  • adapt support to the problems and specificities of the public

  • pilot an educational project

  • team working


22 to 26 weeks of internship in Reunion, in the Indian Ocean zone or abroad.
2 or 3 internships in a company are to be carried out: 8 to 12 weeks over the first 4 semesters and 12 to 16 weeks over the last year.

Specific devices

Not concerned

Conditions of access to training

On file, baccalaureate or equivalent

Continuing Studies

Diploma ofÉstatus of social service assistant

State diploma as a specialized educator or early childhood educator.
Master's degree in Management of Health and Social Organizations
Masters in Educational Sciences / Psychology / Sociology

Career opportunities

Specialized educator (after competitive examination)


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