National Center of academics for Teachers of Sensory Impaired Children
The only center in France for academics to become a specialized teacher of young deaf or blind people in establishments or services dependent on the Ministry of Solidarity and Health.
For more than 20 years in Chambéry, in Savoie, the CNFEDS is the only center in France that trains specialized teachers in the medical-social sector working with young people with sensory deficiencies: hearing and visual. Recognized by both the Ministry of Solidarity and Health and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the CNFEDS provides a academics adapted by specialists in their field.
Heir to old agreements between the Ministry of Solidarity and Health, theUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc, the associations managing establishments for deaf and blind populations, and the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research, the center emerges in 1998 as the National Center of academics of the Teachers intervening with the Young Deaf (CNFEJS) thanks to the transfer to theUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc, of the competences of the GIP-CNFEJS (Public Interest Grouping entitled National Center of academics of the Teachers intervening with the Young Deaf).
In September 2001, it became the Centre National de academics for teachers of young people with sensory disabilities (CNFEDS) , incorporating training for the visually impaired.
Located in a region and a department historically attached to the care of deaf and blind people, the CNFEDS bases its action on the need to take into account, from the point of view of pedagogy and academics, the ever updated methods of compensation for sensory handicaps.
academics A unique Master's degree in France to teach young people with hearing loss
The CNFEDS became a department ofUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc in 2013 and offers the only diploma: the Master's degree in Language Sciences, with a specialization in teaching and deafness, allowing access to the CAPEJS. This certification is issued by the Ministry of Solidarity and Health and gives its holder the status of a teacher specialized in young people with hearing loss.
The CNFEDS is also the only one to offer the academics preparatory course for the CAEGADV, CAEMADV and CAFPETADV certificates, which allow you to become a specialised teacher of visually impaired children.
academics Continuous support for specialized teachers
The CNFEDS organizes every year, in Chambéry, in the Paris region or on request on a particular site, actions of academics. They are aimed at students, specialized or non-specialized teachers, tutors, medico-social professionals working with young people with sensory deficiencies, in order to train them on topics related to sensory deficiencies, pedagogy or legislative changes.