Training for school personnel

ICOTEA is a learning institute authorised by the Ministry of Education, University and Research:
- with Decree No. AOODGPER 6833 of 19/09/2012, Icotea was included in the list of qualified bodies for training for school personnel;
- ICOTEA is registered in the register of the Italian National Institute of Statistics with the definitive code (31 October 2006 prot.474/668);
- Authorisation decree to become a school for language mediators (O.J. No. 242 of 15/10/2013);
- Ministerial Decree 170/2016 – Icotea was included in the list of qualified bodies (Dealer Code ZAIXV).
Icotea proposes two-year post graduate courses, single subjects; post-graduate courses, a degree course, advanced training courses, specialisation courses, IT certifications, Italian courses and other courses, even about safety at school. Our educational proposal includes refresher and specialisation courses for teachers and professors.
You can view all details of our courses; access requirements, economic advantages, study plan, occupational opportunities and the validity of your certificate abroad.
You can follow your lessons and exams through the e-learning platform, available 24/7.
Lessons will be available within 24 hours of registration. Students must be able to count on personal tutors.

Economic advantages
ICOTEA offers three economic advantages:
- you can use the training voucher to partially cover the total amount of your course;
- teachers can enrol in our courses taking advantage of the Teacher’s card (EUR 500 Voucher), for professional development of teachers. Compatibility of the funded training voucher and the “EUR 500.00 teacher’s card”. Dealer code ZAIXV;
- you can pay in instalments.

S.O.F.I.A. Platform
ICOTEA is included in the list of learning institutes of the digital S.O.F.I.A. Platform (Italian operating system for training and update initiatives for teachers) created by MIUR, in order to help theachers to improve their curricula.

Work exemption


Since ICOTEA is a qualified body for training school personnel, our students can take advantage of work exemption, according to the current legislation concerning professional qualification.


Two-years specialisation courses 3000 hour and 120 ECTS credits (articles 6 and 8 Act 341/90)


Two-years specialisation courses 3000 hour and 120 ECTS credits (article 6 and 8 Act 341/90)
Certificates and qualifications earned at the end of our two-years specialisation courses (3000 hours and 120 ECTS) are provided under articles 6 and 8 Act 341/90, and are valid for all categories open to recruitment in order to update school rankings:
points 5,00 for Mobility and Transfers;
points 6,00 for Italian School ranking for associate teachers and graduates;
points 3,00 Competition for a teaching post;
points 3,00 Rankings for headmasters;
120 ECTS credits.
The two-year specialisation courses consisting of 3000 hours and 120 ECTS credits are:
• Educational methodologies and Pedagogy in the school of the future;
• ABA, SEN, SLD;
• Family Mediation.


Access requirements
Any kind of graduation.


Post-graduate courses


Post-graduate courses last 12 months (1500 hours) and provide 60 ECTS credits
Certificates and qualifications earned at the end of our post-graduate courses (3000 hours and 120 ECTS) are provided under articles 6 and 8 Act 341/90, and are valid for all categories open to recruitment in order to update school rankings:
points 3,00 for graduatorie ad esaurimento;
points 3,00 for graduatorie d’istituto;
point 1,00 for mobility and transfers;
point 1,00 for tenured teachers who loose their position;
point 1,00 for Rankings for headmasters;
point 1,00 Competition for headmasters;
60 ECTS credits.
• Safety and environmental management
• Pedagogy and Education, teacher’s role (24 credits)
• Special Educational Needs (24 credits)
• Family mediation
• Teaching Italian as a foreign language L2
• Law and Economics: human resources management
• Educational and Digital methodologies in contemporary learning environments (24 credits)
• Headmaster: between new rules and educational organisation
• Specific Learning Disability (24 credits)
• Legal Forensic Translation
• Literary translation and texts editing
• Teaching modern foreign languages
• Tourism Management
• E-Commerce Management
• Creative Web Writing
• Social media Marketing
• Criminal, juvenile, family and social mediation
• ABA Methodology (24 credits)
• School 3.0: Cyberbullying and Burnout management (24 credits)
• The new leadership in the School 3.0: mobbing and school inclusion (24 credits)
• Law and sportmarketing
• Learning support teachers (24 credits)

Specialisation courses - post high school education


Specialisation courses last 12 months (1500 hours) and provide 60 ECTS credits
• Digital animator
• Work-related learning
• CLIL methodology
• S.E.N.
• S.L.D.
• ABA methodology
• Educator specialising in social pedagogy
• School 3.0: Cyberbullying and Burnout management
• The new leadership in the School 3.0: mobbing and school inclusion
• Learning support teachers (24 credits)


Post-graduate specialisation courses


Specialisation courses last 12 months (1500 hours) and provide 60 ECTS credits
• Specialisation course in over-indebtedness and Business Crisis Management

24 CREDITS for Teaching Competition


Anthropology, psychology, pedagogy and teaching methodologies and technologies.
ICOTEA offers four post-graduate courses and five single subjects in order to obtain the 24 CREDITS required for the next Teaching Competition.
If you attend one of the four post-graduate courses you will earn a threefold certificate, without incurring any additional cost.
•the final certificate issues three points for school rankings;
•the certificate granted by eCampus University issuing 24 CREDITS in anthropology, psychology, pedagogy and teaching methodologies and technologies required for the next Teaching Competition;
PTC (professional training credits) for self-employed professionals who work in public and private bodies.
Everyone can earn the 24 CREDITS, irrespective of the type of the degree earned.
Our four post-graduate courses last 12 months (1500 hours). The titles offered are
•‘Pedagogy and Education, teacher’s role’
• ‘S.E.N. Special Educational Needs’
• ‘S.L.D. Specific Learning Disability’
•‘Educational and Digital methodologies in contemporary learning environments’
• ‘School 3.0: Cyberbullying and Burnout management’
• Legal Psychology and Criminology
• ABA method for autistics
• School 3.0: mobbing and school inclusion

Single subjects


Each single subject issues 6 ECTS credits:
• Pedagogy, special pedagogy and inclusive teaching (M-PED) – 6 ECTS credits - 150 hours;
•Psychology (M-PSI) – 6 ECTS credits - 150 hours;
•Anthropology (M-DEA/01 – M-FIL/03 – L-ART/08) – 6 ECTS credits – 150 hours;
•General Teaching Methodologies and Technologies (M-PED/03 – M-PED/04) – 6 ECTS credits - 150 hours.

The fifth single subject is cumulative and it is called:


24 CREDITS: Special pedagogy and inclusive teaching (M-PED) + Psychology (M-PSI) + Anthropology (M-DEA/01 – M-FIL/03 – L-ART/08) + General Teaching Methodologies and Technologies (M-PED/03 – M-PED/04) – 600 hours.
It includes all the four subjects required and provides 24 credits.


Single subjects are taken by our degree programme in Language mediation


You can attend single subjects (taken by our degree course in Science of linguistic mediation) at our School for Linguistic Mediators “ICOTEA” that is authorised by the MIUR (Ministry of Public Education, University and Research), with the Decree of 23/09/2013 – O.J. No 242 of 15/10/2013.
List of single subjects: Teaching modern foreign languages (L-LIN/02); Teaching Italian as a second language L2 (L-FIL-LET/12); Teaching foreign languages (L-LIN/02); Commercial law (IUS/04); Business management (SECS-P/07); Economic policy (SECS-P/02); Political Economy (SECS-P/01); German phylology (L-FIL-LET/15); Romance phylology (L-FIL-LET/09); Comparative philosophy (M-FIL/06); Theoretical philosophy (M-FIL/01); Moral philosophy (M-FIL/03); Logic and Philosophy of Science (M-FIL/02); Estetics (M-FIL/04); History of philosophy (M-FIL/06); History of ancient philosophy (M-FIL/07); History of medieval philosophy (M-FIL/08); Cultural Geography (M-GGR/01); Economic and political geography (M-GGR/02); Linguistics (L-LIN/01); Comparative literature (L-FIL-LET/14); English literature II (L-LIN/10); English literature III ( L-LIN/10); Latin language and literature (L-FIL-LET/04); Spanish literature I (L-LIN/05); Spanish literature II (L-LIN/05); Spanish literature III (L-LIN/05); German literature I (L-LIN/13); German literature II (L-LIN/13); German literature III (L-LIN/13); French literature II (L-LIN/03); French literature III (L-LIN/03); French literature III (L-LIN/04); English literature III (L-LIN/12); Spanish II (L-LIN/08); Spanish III (L-LIN/08); German II (L-LIN/17); German III (L-LIN/17); Italian linguistics (L-FIL-LET/12); General psychology (M-PSI/01); Behavioral neuroscience and Physiological psychology (M-PSI/02); Social psychology (M-PSI/05); Labour psychology (M-PSI/06); French translation and sectoral languages (L-LIN/04); English translation and sectoral languages (L-LIN/12); Spanish translation and sectoral languages (L-LIN/07); German translation and sectoral languages (L-LIN/14); Sociology of cultural processes (SPS/08); General sociology (SPS/07); sociology of economic and labour processes (SPS/09); Political sociology (SPS/11); Sociology of law, deviance and social changes (SPS/12); Medieval history (M-STO/01); Modern history (M-STO/02); Contemporary history (M-STO/04); Art history (L-ART/02); History of Pedagogy (M-PED/02); Medieval art (L-ART/01); History of Sciences and Techniques (M-STO/05); Greek history (L-ANT/02); History of Rome (L-ANT/03); History of philosophy (M-FIL/06).


Degree course


The degree course in Language Mediation lasts three years and provides 180 ECTS credits. It allows students to acquire a cultural and linguistic deep knowledge in two foreign languages, required for teaching. The certificate granted by ICOTEA has the same legal value of certificates conferred by other universities. You can use this title even for public competitions.
You dont’ need to pass an entry test to study with us.


Linguistic certifications


Icotea is an examination center for Gatehouse, which is a certifying body for the English language recognised by the MIUR (Ministry of Public Education, University and Research).
• Certificazione Lingua Inglese Livello A1;
• Certificazione Lingua Inglese Livello A2;
• Certificazione Lingua Inglese Livello B1;
• Certificazione Lingua Inglese Livello B2;
• Certificazione Lingua Inglese Livello C1;
• Certificazione Lingua Inglese Livello C2.

Other Courses


ICOTEA provides even courses about workplace safety (workers' safety representative, Prevention and Protection Service Manager, Firefighting operator in accordance with the legislative decrees 81/2008 and 106/2009), Privacy (Data controller), First Aid and HACCP/food handlers, in particular for schools.
Our education programmes are valid to update school rankings.