Double Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education + In Pre-School Education

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Type of programme
Official degrees
Duration
10 semesters (5 years)
Credits
480 ECTS totals (316 coursed and 164 validated)
Price
€6.900* (1st year 2021-2022) *Subject to review each year
Places
90
Schedule
Mornings
Language
Catalan, Spanish and some subjects in English
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  • International mobility
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The Degree in Pre-Primary Education allows you to officially work as a teacher. You can develop activities both in centres that depend on the Public Administration and at private and state-subsidised private centres. You will also have access to other work settings:

  • Editorials
  • Resource centres
  • Leisure activities
  • Museum education departments
  • Non-formal education centres

 

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    Professors and lecturers who make good teachers

    The teaching team in the Faculty of Education consists of professionals who train future teachers using the most innovative methodologies. They are also involved in important research activities both inside and outside the university. Direct contact with professional practice allows our professors and lecturers to transmit a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and human overview of the reality in the sector to students.

    Study abroad

    CoWith this degree, you can study part of the curriculum or do your internship abroad, with academic recognition. Participate during one semester or year at one of your faculty's partner universities, or search for a business abroad for your internship. You can also get part of your ECTS during the summer at the Berkeley Summer Sessions, the best public university in the world.

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    Presentation

    The double degree in Pre-Primary and Primary Education at UIC Barcelona allows you to gain a highly attractive professional profile in 5 years while taking on a manageable extra workload. It also means the door is open throughout your professional life for you to choose whether you want to be a teacher for children aged 0 to 5 or 6 to 12.

    At UIC Barcelona there is individual attention and an interest in students that will encourage you to overcome the most difficult challenges.

    Objectives

    We teach you based on objectives.  The Bachelor's Degree will provide: 

    1. A sound command of all applicable course content. Always from a global perspective.
    2. Techniques to ensure peaceful co-existence in the classroom through emotional education and autonomy. Promotion of effort, constancy and discipline.
    3. Knowledge of how language develops in a multicultural and multilingual environment.
    4. Out-of-classroom skills relating to school organisation, tutoring sessions for parents or your relationship with other education agents. Preparation for the demands of today's society.
    5. Sensitivity to diversity and gender equality. Respect for human rights and civic values.
    6. The ability to introduce students to the digital world and add cultural richness through new pedagogical possibilities.
    7. Valuing cooperative work, a critical spirit and responsibility in relation to a sustainable future. 

    Competences of graduates

    Your competences are what set you apart as a teacher who is useful to society.

    Cross-disciplinary competences
    Mastery of information technology and communication, languages (Catalan, Spanish, English), developed critical thinking and reflective analysis, the ability to be creative.

    Teacher-specific competences
    Expertise in the subjects you teach and the teaching methods you employ, ability to work with colleagues and other staff members, professional development.

    Subject-specific competences
    Competences you will develop through a number of diverse methods such as lectures, case studies, problem solving and problem-based, project-oriented, cooperative and independent learning.

    At UIC Barcelona we will assess your competences through: objective exams, assignments and projects, portfolios, reports, self-evaluation, interviews, etc. 

    Academic accreditation

    Double Bachelor's Degree in Pre-Primary Education and Primary Education.

    Study programme and subjects 2020-2021

    Subjects in course 5 Type Term ECTS
    Learning the Natural Sciences, Socials Sciences and Mathematics I Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
    Learning the Natural Sciences, Socials Sciences and Mathematics II Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
    School Internships 2 Type: PR Term: First semester ECTS: 15
    Education IV: Systematic Observations and Analysis of Contexts Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
    Learning Languages and Literacy 3 Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
    Childhood, Health and Nutrition Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
    Final Degree Project Type: TF Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
    Learning the Natural Sciences, Socials Sciences and Mathematics III Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
    Music, Plastic and Physical Expression 3 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
    The Preschool Education Centre Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 7
    Learning Languages and Literacy 4 Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
    • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
    • Term: calendar period
    • (a): subjects which are taught in English

    Teachers

    Internship

    Practicums

    When it comes time to complete your teaching practicums, we have partnerships with public, charter and private institutions. In the case of public and charter institutions, the schools must be accredited by the Government of Catalonia's Department of Education. As for private institutions, we establish bilateral cooperation agreements with universities and institutions in and outside Catalonia and abroad.

    Objectives

    The practicums will help you strengthen the competences you have acquired and put theory into practice. Your skills will enable you to observe and carry out a descriptive and interpretive analysis of each context and intervene, first under guidance and then independently, in children's learning.

    How it works

    The teaching practicums are educational in nature and are part of the mandatory Practicum module.

    Practicums are divided into the following subjects:

    • School Practicums I
    • School Practicums II
    • School Practicums III

    Regulations

    The teaching practicums are governed by both legal and internal regulations. Under the legal regulations, an agreement must be signed prior to beginning the practicums. In this agreement we will set out the arrangements and commitments established between the institutions, UIC Barcelona and you. Insurance is included in your enrolment fee.

    The internal regulations lay down the guidelines for each teaching practicum and define the tasks of all those involved: the tutors at the schools, UIC Barcelona and you. These regulations are included in the course guide of each subject.

    Professional opportunities

    The Bachelor's Degree in Pre-Primary Education will enable you to work as a qualified teacher.

    You will be able to teach in government-funded schools, as well as both charter and private schools.

    You may also gain employment in other areas:

    • Publishing companies
    • Resource centres
    • Leisure activities
    • Education departments at museums or non-formal education centres

    Prerequisites & admissions

    Grants & financial aid

    Aptitude

    What is the Aptitude Test?

    The Personal Aptitude Test (in Spanish, “PAP”) is a compulsory test in order to enter Pre-Primary and Primary Education Bachelor's degrees in all the universities within the Catalan university system. It consists of two tests that evaluate communicative competence and critical reasoning and logical-mathematical competence. 

    Why do I need to take the Personal Aptitude Test?

    As a teacher, a sense of vocation is essential, because you will become an example to follow in terms of attitudes and values, you will educate and teach people who will become the society of tomorrow. However, it is also crucial to show that you have the necessary skills to become a teacher. It is essential to pass this test, as well as the Spanish national university entrance exams (PAU), in order to be able to enter the Education Bachelor's Degrees. 

    How is the Personal Aptitude Test scored?

    The final mark for your Personal Aptitude Test will be a Pass or a Fail.

    You pass the test if you gain a final mark equal to or above five out of ten. This final mark is calculated from the average for the two tests. Once you have passed it, the Personal Aptitude Test is valid indefinitely. 

    When can I sit the Personal Aptitude Test?

    There are two sittings:

    • Saturday, April 10
    • Friday, July 16 (special sitting) 

    You can find out more about the enrolment dates and process here.

    The results of the Personal Aptitude Test are published on the government site Portal d'accés a la universitat

    Who has to take the Personal Aptitude Test?

    • Spanish Baccalaureate students.
    • Spanish Higher Level Vocational Training students.
    • Students coming from any education system other than Spain.
    • Students who are entering the Education Bachelor's degrees through an academic record transfer.
    • Students who are applying to university via the specific entrance exams for 25s, over 40s or over 45s.
    • Students who, having sat the Spanish national university entrance exams (PAU) exams or the specific entrance exams for over 25s or 45s before 2017, have not met the requirements of the Personal Aptitude Test set out for pre-enrolment in 2014, 2015 and 2016. 

    Who is exempt from taking the Personal Aptitude Test?

    • Students who have passed their PAP tests (personal aptitude tests) in 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020. 
    • Students from years prior to 2017 who met the PAP test criteria as set out for pre-registration at university in 2014, 2015 and 2016*.
    • Holders of a university degree or equivalent.

    If I fail the Personal Aptitude Test in April, can I take it again in July?

    You can take the test as many times as you like. However, please bear in mind that if you pass it in the special sitting in July, you will not have your place reserved for the programme chosen in your pre-enrolment in June. However, if you have taken the entrance exams to study at the UIC Barcelona Faculty of Education, you have passed them and you have reserved a place, we will keep your place for you until you find out the results of the July Personal Aptitude Test. 

    How can I study for the Personal Aptitude Test?

    You need to study for the exam individually, using the test models available on the website Universitats.gencar.cat. You can also find out here how we can help you from the  UIC Barcelona Faculty of Education.

    Education degree entrance exam preparation course

    On-site course aimed at reinforcing logical-mathematical and communicative competences. The content and exercises will be similar to those the participants will find on the Personal Aptitude Test (PAP). Class will take place in the Faculty of Education.

    Price: €180 (this amount will be deducted from the cost of tuition)

    Virtual classes

    Virtual classes schedule:

    • Monday, 6 to 9 p.m. - Logical-mathematical competences 
    • Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m. - Communicative competences 

    Dates: 

    • First sitting: From March 1 to April 7, 2021 *.
    • Second sitting: From June 28 to July 14, 2021.

    * There will be no classes due to the Easter holidays from 29/03 to 05/04.   

     

    International mobility

    Study abroad temporarly

    As a student in this degree programme, you may complete part of your degree or a work experience placement abroad and receive academic recognition.

    Spend a semester or a full academic year at one of your Faculty’s partner universities or find a company abroad to do an internship. You may also:

    For information about everything you need to do before, during and after your mobility stay, check out the "Study abroad" section and download all the documentation specific to your Faculty:

    If you are student of one of the double degrees you can also access the mobility opportunities of these faculties.

    Study with us temporarily

    If you are a student at another university in Spain, or in another country, you can come to do a mobility stay at UIC Barcelona during a semester or academic year.

    Visit the international exchange students site for more information and, download here all the specific documentation of this faculty: