Bachelor's degree


Special Education enables people with disabilities and special needs to participate in our society in a meaningful way. 

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Language : German


Inclusion is not a foreign word for you. And integration is a philosophy of life that is important to you. That's why the Bachelor's degree programme in Curative Education is a perfect fit for your life. Here you can actively support and specifically promote people with chronic illnesses, emotional behavioural disorders, physical or mental impairments. At the IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU), you will learn how to do this. 

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Your studies in Special Education are opening a whole new range of opportunities for you and your career. Be ready to make an impact and to work in an industry as diverse as your learned skills. 

Frau spielt mit kleinem Mädchen

Special education teacher for children and adolescents

As a special education teacher for children and adolescents, you understand the emotional world of children and develop ideas and concepts to promote their best possible development. You ensure a high quality of life for your clients, even under difficult circumstances, for example when they are clinically depressed. You sort out the child and the family’s living environment. In addition, you can deal with drifting and angry adolescents using professional treatment concepts. It is your responsibility to understand adolescent anger in a special educational context and be able to respond to this anger calmly and with authenticity.   

Pysiotherapeut mit älterer Dame

Special Educator in working with senior citizens

Frau therapiert Patientin

Special Educator in hospitals

Choose how you want to study Curative Education at IU

You can complete your Curative Education studies at IU by distance learning. Here you can find out how your studies at IU work and what your advantages are in the distance learning study model.

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You study completely on your own terms – whenever, wherever and however you want! Get the perfect blend of innovative study tools, interactive study formats via video chat (live or on demand) and personal support.

Why you should study Curative Education  

If you want to support people and especially children, you should take a closer look at the Curative Education degree and the job description for special educators. This job includes extremely rewarding tasks that challenge you every day to use your learned knowledge in a creative way. Moreover, special educators are needed nationwide. After graduation, you have excellent career prospects in a secure profession.  

And there are even more reasons to study. It's fun - especially if you learn in a flexible and self-determined way, like at IU. In addition, you can exchange ideas with other students and experts in your field during your studies.  

Your IU Studies in Curative Education 

During your Curative Education studies, you will learn how to shape social structures in the sense of inclusion. You will be taught subject-specific methods of action and socio-scientific skills in a practical manner. If you successfully complete the Curative Education practical project during your studies, you can work as a state-recognised special educator in the social and health care sector after graduation and later take on important management positions

You can complete the prescribed modules in a self-determined and flexible manner. And you can choose the topics you want to deal with in your compulsory elective area just as independently.  

A look into the future: what you will do after graduation  

As a special educator, you have the best prospects for a fulfilling professional life. You will become a well-trained and sought-after specialist in the rapidly growing sector of education and care. Children, young people and senior citizens in different situations can benefit from your services. With the appropriate professional experience and possible further training, you can later also take on managerial positions and create your very own offers for your target groups.  

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