Secondary Education

  • Department/School
  • Department of Education and Learning
  • Head of course
  • Magda Ramadan
  • Qualification awarded
  • Master of Arts SUPSI in Secondary Education
  • Course type
  • Part-time curriculum (PT). (96/124 ECTS over two/three years)
  • Admission
  • Since there is only a limited number of available places, admission to the course is regulated by a procedure.
  • Language
  • Italian and, for foreign languages only, the specific language
  • Application fee
  • A CHF 100 fee must be paid when the application is made. This fee is not reimbursable, and cannot be deducted from the semester fee.
  • Course fee
  • The semester fee amounts to CHF 1,600. This sum is reduced to CHF 800 for students who benefit from the application of the ASUP Intercantonal Agreement for Vocational Universities (Swiss nationality or civil and fiscal domicile in Switzerland or in Liechtenstein). Contribution to didactic costs: CHF 80.
  • Centre
  • Locarno
  • Start date
  • 5 September 2022
  • Application deadline
  • 17 February 2022
  • Description
  • A profession at the service of the citizen's cultural development. Starting from the consideration that schools are a place of cultural and social determination, teaching as a profession requires not only a solid didactic and pedagogical preparation, but also an open and curious attitude towards the future, since it puts the teacher constantly in contact with the new generations, the challenges and needs that their development entails. The degree prepares students to become middle school teacher in one or two subjects. The standard duration of the course is two years, part-time, for those training in a single subject and three years for those training in two subjects. The curriculum listed above is not offered every year for every subject.


The degree is built on the interaction between professional practice, theoretical modules and research in education and aims to build a solid preparation based on the acquisition and progressive mastery of a professional educational toolkit.


The school is the place of learning in the broadest sense of the word, not just of knowledge in the strictest sense. The reference content is the set of knowledge that represents the cultural foundation of society. The professional figure of the teacher therefore requires skills that span multiple dimensions, consequently the skills he or she must have at his or her disposal touch on very wide fields: they range from skills of a socio-relational nature that favour the setting up of a fruitful relationship with the students in order to facilitate their learning process, to skills of a professional nature that concern the relationship between knowledge and its didactic transposition.

Admission requirements

For admission requirements please refer to the page "Admission requirements and procedure" (in Italian).

Career prospects

The title qualifies for teaching in middle school.