Social Education

Career Objectives

Expand the educational, employment, leisure and participation prospects of people at risk of social exclusion and / or without economic possibilities.

Professional Profile

A professional who carries out social promotion of communities, groups, families and people at risk of social exclusion, providing access to culture, involvement in social life and a better quality of life.

He manages education basics, social research methods, and the operation of institutions focused on community development.

 Specific tasks or activities carried out in the profession

-He takes part in the *management of social education organizations.

*He manages and lead projects and *resources in the field of *socio-educational action.

-Together with other professionals, he makes the *diagnosis of the needs or problems to be addressed.

-He *formulates educational action projects, setting its objectives and intervention *strategies.

-He investigates the characteristics of the social, community and institutional environment in which the *socio-educational intervention will be developed.

-He plans *socio-educational activities considering the people and the environment where it will take place.

-He implements the educational action handling techniques of education and development of different social groups.

-He evaluates the extent to which the objectives were met.

He intervenes in the citizenry in:

-The community development through non-formal educational processes and sociocultural animation.

-Cultural management.

-Develop the social participation of marginalized people.

-Training, guidance and job search.

-Prevention of social maladjustment, for instance, child abuse, violence against women, juvenile crime, etc.

-Educational needs of the adult population related to personal development and adaptation to job.

-In the social insertion of people with lack of preparation or handicapped people.

- The socialization of adults non-integrated into the socioeconomic environment.

-The integration of seniors in society.

*Revitalization of activities of a community.

-Teaching literacy.

-Disease prevention.

-Civic education.

-Environmental education.

-Drug addiction prevention.

-The development of activities for the use of leisure and free time such as workshops in the formation of values as equality, respect for the environment, solidarity and the improvement of social skills in children; the *organization of sports activities on weekends; the *organization of summer schools and camps; manual arts activities, popular games, sports activities, etc.

-The development of school reinforcement and social skills workshops for children with this type of deficiencies in school education.

-The companionship and *mediation to individuals and groups in their process of social integration.

Among others.

Occupational Field

-Municipalities, in the Department of Youth, Culture, Education and Social Affairs.

-Public Administration, in employability services.

-Justice centers and prisons.

-Hospitals, in unit of Drug Addiction.

-Adult Schools.

-Educational centers for Young offenders.

-NGO (non-governmental organization).


-Cultural Centers.

-Civic Centers.


-Citizens’ Associations.

-Farm Schools.

-Reception centers for older people.

Among others.

Estimated time of College years

3 years

Main courses considered in the syllabus 

Basic Training Courses.

-Communicative Techniques and Expression.

-Basic Psychology



Professional Training Courses

-Fundamentals of Education

-Social Pedagogy (2 semesters)

-*Teaching Methods (2 semesters)

-New Technology applied to Education.

-Child and Adolescent Psychology

-Adult Psychology and Old age Psychology

-Sociological and *psycho-pedagogical aspects of the Elderly.

-Fundamental Problems of Social Maladjustment.

*Mediation and Conflict Resolution.

-Social Integration of disabled Young people and Adults.

-Pedagogy of Leisure.

-Sociocultural Animation.

-Body Expression Resources.

-Group Dynamics.

*Socio-educational Action with Adults.

*Socio-educational Action in the field of Childhood and Youth.

-Education for Health and Intervention in Drug Addiction.

*Socio-educational Intervention in Family background.

*Socio-educational Intervention in People with Mental Illnesses.

-Employability Strategies.

*Programs of Socio-educational Intervention in Old Age.

-Sociocultural Animation Programs.

-Social Research Methods.

-Professional Ethics.

-Practicum (3 semesters).

Complementary Training Courses

*Social Psychology of Organizations.

- Organization of Socio-educational Institutions.

*Policies and Social Services of the country.

-Project *Formulation.

Vocation, Skills and Interests required in the candidate to this career 


-Curiosity for current social issues.

- Unsatisfied with the world as it is and wants to work to improve it.

-High sensitivity to abusive situations, crime, poverty, etc.

-Interest in participating in community work.

-Taste for working in activities with other people.

-Attentive and supportive of what happens in his environment.

-Interest in listening to his friends and guide them.

-Natural inclination for teaching and bring to others what he has learned.

-Build confidence in others and collaborate.

-Dynamic and self-motivated in the social action.

-Interest in organizing activities.


-Ease of oral and written expression.

-Communication and Understanding ability with others.

-Empathy, that is, ability to put oneself in the place of other.

*Analytical of what he observes in his social environment.

-Tolerance towards individual and cultural differences.

-Frustration tolerance to problems and conflict situations.

-Teamwork ability.


Provide knowledge and guidance to the individual and community development of people, for their better welfare.

Or any specific dream or longing which feels involved or oriented towards this direction.

Candidate Personality





Honesty and respect for human being

Maturity and emotional stability

Work Scope

-Educational, in direct contact with people.

-Conflict Management.

Related Careers

-Social Work; Social Psychology; Educational Psychology; Pedagogy; Human Resources Management.

*Glossary of Terms

*Administration: Administer: to direct, to govern, to lead, to determine the direction.

*Analyze: A method that starts by focusing the whole to finish decomposing it into its basic parts and then to see the relationship between those parts.

*Diagnosis: Knowledge of the state of a situation.

*Teaching Method: Set of practical techniques and methods that facilitate learning.

*Revitalize: Give greater dynamism and agility to an activity or work.

*Statistics: Mathematical science that collects, analyzes and interprets data in order to summarize and describe the information they provide.

*Strategy: *Planned actions that are carried out to achieve a particular purpose over time.

*Formulate: to shape a project, to describe it in clear and precise terms.

*Management: make the inquiries and procedures to carry out a task or project.

*Ludic: Relative to games.

*Mediation: Intermediary who offers solutions to the parties conflicted, arbitration.

*Organization: Organize: Give everything needed to make it work.

*Plan: Draw a plan. Determine what is going to be done.

*Policies: Criteria, ways or points of view from which a situation is faced.

*Practicum: Field application of the knowledge acquired.

*Programs: Sequence of how something is going to be done and in what periods of time.

*Psycho-pedagogy: Science that deals with the study, prevention and correction of difficulties that can be presented in a normal individual in the learning process.

*Resources: Everything necessary to carry out a purpose, such as materials, information, professionals, money, energy, etc.

* Social Psychology of Organizations: It is the study of the interaction between individuals and their organizational environment, and the effects it produces in them.

*Socio-educational: Relative to the education of social variables (cultural, ecological, sanitary, etc.) and of social behavior.

*Sociology: Science that studies men and their relations with society.