Master's Degree in Teacher Training for Secondary Education, Vocational Training and Language Teaching

Type of programme
Official masters
Duration
From October to June
Credits
60 ECTS
Price
€64.00 / ECTS x 60 = €3,840.00 (+ €480.00 Registrations fees). *Prices corresponding to the 2022-2023 academic year.
Places
120
Campus
Online
Schedule
Monday, Wednesday and Friday (afternoons)
Language
Spanish, Catalan and English (depending on specialist area)
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Reasons to take this master’s degree

  1. This is a University Master's Degree (formerly CAP) that provides entry to the regulated professions of secondary school teacher, upper-secondary school teacher, vocational training teacher and language teacher as stated in the rules of professional practice, both in schools dependent on public administrations, as well as in schools that are semi-private or private.
  2. Format:  video synchronous conferencing session. Compatible with working students, whose working day would prevent them from being able to attend the full course face to face. This modality encourages students to interact livewith the teaching staff and other students through video conferencing.
  3. Acquisition of the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary about the teaching-learning process of the languages (Catalan, Spanish and English).
  4. Training in self-knowledge strategies and coaching to meet the challenges high school teaching professionals face.

Specialisations

  • Catalan/Spanish language and literatura specialisation (itinerary in catalan)
  • Spanish/Catalan language and literatura specialisation (itinerary in spanish)
  • English specialisation
  • Geology and Biology specialisation

Professional opportunities

Teaching in:

  • Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO) and post-compulsory upper Secondary Education (Spanish Baccalaureate)
  • Middle and High Level Vocational Training Cycles
  • Language Teaching

 

Student profile

Access to the various specialist teaching areas of this master's degree is undertaken based on the qualifications required for admission to the different regulated teaching bodies. The website of the Department of Education has two tables available where you can consult the relationship between the specialisations, the teaching specialisations, and the degree programmes:

Presentation

Aquest màster, eminentment professionalitzador, pretén proporcionar a l’alumnat els recursos humans, pedagògics i didàctics necessaris per exercir la docència en educació secundària obligatòria (ESO) i postobligatòria (batxillerat), cicles de grau mitjà i superior i ensenyament d’idiomes.

Objectives

  • To produce professionals who are competent in the field of educational psychology and can intervene in or research educational and professional guidance, and focus on diversity and guidance in teaching and learning processes as well as the difficulties they involve.
  • To identify the educational needs which allow the educational and psychological process of students to be assessed so as to ensure their social inclusion. 
  • To propose significant adaptations in various formal and informal learning contexts.
  • To provide educational strategies to help pupils with SEN (learning difficulties, general developmental disorders).
  • To facilitate the creation of specific educational psychology intervention programmes (in the school, social and professional environments).
  • To provide elements for the analysis and interpretation of policies, practices and educational psychology contexts in order to act in the best manner possible and be capable of improving the learning and teaching processes that develop.
  • To facilitate the correct tools for strategies for work and action which improve the planning and management of educational psychology services: guidance, advice and assessment?
  • To demonstrate how to act in an ethical and professional manner when faced with the theoretical and practical cases that arise during the course and also in your future career.

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Study programme and subjects 2022-2023

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Institutional Organisation and Management Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 2
Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Curriculum Development for Teaching Biology/Geology Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Curriculums for Specialist Areas Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Didactics for Spoken and Written Language Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Innovation and Resources Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 2
Teaching Biology/Geology 1 Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Academic Writing Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Didactics of Literature Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Research Methodologies Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Teaching Biology/Geology 2 Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Curriculum Development for Teaching Biology/Geology Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Curriculums for Specialist Areas Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Didactics for Spoken and Written Language Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Innovation and Resources Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 2
Teaching Biology/Geology 1 Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Academic Writing Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Didactics of Literature Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Research Methodologies Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Teaching Biology/Geology 2 Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 2
Curriculum Development for Teaching Biology/Geology Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Curriculums for Specialist Areas Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Didactics for Spoken and Written Language Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Innovation and Resources Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 2
Teaching Biology/Geology 1 Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Academic Writing Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Didactics of Literature Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Research Methodologies Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Teaching Biology/Geology 2 Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
The History of Education and Legislation Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 2
Tutorial Action Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 2
Anthropology Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Curriculum Development for Teaching Biology/Geology Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Curriculums for Specialist Areas Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Didactics for Spoken and Written Language Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Innovation and Resources Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 2
Teaching Biology/Geology 1 Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Academic Writing Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Didactics of Literature Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Research Methodologies Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Teaching Biology/Geology 2 Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Curriculum Development for Teaching Biology/Geology Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Curriculums for Specialist Areas Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Didactics for Spoken and Written Language Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Innovation and Resources Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 2
Teaching Biology/Geology 1 Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Academic Writing Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Didactics of Literature Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Research Methodologies Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Teaching Biology/Geology 2 Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Curriculum Development for Teaching Biology/Geology Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Curriculums for Specialist Areas Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Didactics for Spoken and Written Language Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Innovation and Resources Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 2
Teaching Biology/Geology 1 Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Academic Writing Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Didactics of Literature Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Research Methodologies Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Teaching Biology/Geology 2 Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
The Sociology of Education Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
The Sociology of the Family Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
External Work Placements Type: PR Term: Annual ECTS: 13
Final Master's Degree Project Type: TF Term: Annual ECTS: 6
Learning and Personality Development Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 5
Type: OP Term: Annual ECTS: 5
Curriculum Development for Teaching Biology/Geology Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Curriculums for Specialist Areas Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Didactics for Spoken and Written Language Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Innovation and Resources Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 2
Teaching Biology/Geology 1 Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Academic Writing Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Didactics of Literature Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Research Methodologies Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Teaching Biology/Geology 2 Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Prerequisites & admissions

In Catalonia, the process of pre-registration and placement in the University Master's Degree in Teacher Training is centralised through the Catalan Government’s Portal d'accés a la universitat. All persons interested in taking this licensure master’s degree for teachers must complete the process, and it is the Catalan Government who assigns the place according to the bachelor’s or undergraduate degree cut-off mark. The specialisation to be studied will be determined by the university studies already completed by the candidate.


UIC Barcelona will only intervene at the time of registration for those assigned a place by the Catalan Government. Once the candidate receives the notification of their assigned place from the Catalan Government, registration for the 22-23 academic year must take place within one or two days. After this period, the place will be lost and the government will reallocate vacant places to other candidates.  The date of registration will depend on the date on which the Catalan Government assigns the place to the candidate (between September and October).

Grants & financial aid

Faqs

What specialisations does UIC Barcelona offer?
At UIC Barcelona we offer a specialisation in Catalan and Spanish Language and Literature, a specialisation in English and a specialisation in Biology-Geology.

What specialisation can I take based on my studies and / or degrees?
To find out what specialisation you can take, please read the section that specifies this on the Department of Education website. For pre-registration for the Master’s degree in teacher training, preferred university degrees are established to access the specialisation in English, as well as the Catalan language and literature and Spanish language and literature specialisations.

All this information can be found by clicking on the following website. What is the procedure for accessing the master’s degree? What are the dates for pre-enrolment?
The University Access Office in the Department of Education manages pre-enrolment and access to the University Master’s Degree in Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, Teacher Training, Professional Training, and Language Teaching from its headquarters (OAU). This procedure is carried out through established methods, guaranteeing the principles of advertising, equality, merit and capacity. Pre-registration must be completed on the dates stated on the university access portal.

Do I have to accredit a minimum level of Catalan or English to take this specialisation?
Regarding the accreditation of languages, it should be taken into account that a degree in teaching that is concordant with the teaching specialisation associated with the Master’s specialisation must also be taken into account. Specialisations can be taken based on previous qualifications. Read the requirements for the accreditation of official and foreign languages on the following website.

How and where do I apply for a place at UIC Barcelona?
First, the university pre-registration process as set out by the Department of Education must be followed. In this process students can choose up to six study preferences. Once the allocation of places has been made, it will be up to the university centre to undertake the enrolment.

Where can I go to ask for information about the pre-registration process and the allocation of places?
You will find the information about the pre-registration and allocation process of places in Access to the university portal.

What is the price of the programme and the payment conditions?
Check the price of the programme and payment conditions on our website: uic.es/mastersdegreeteacher.

About the master’s degree Which institution organises the master’s degree?
The Faculty of Education Sciences at UIC Barcelona.

How many places does UIC Barcelona offer for each of the specialisations?
There are 60 places for the specialisations in Spanish and Catalan Language and Literature (30 for each track), 30 places for the specialisation in English language and 30 places for the specialisation in Biology-Geology.

Is it a university master’s degree and recognised throughout Spain? Yes What is the mode of this master’s degree?
This master’s degree is taught via synchronous conferencing and includes on-site work placements in schools (secondary school timetable).

Am I obliged / to attend a minimum of synchronous classes or can I do everything via streaming?
It is convenient, necessary and advisable to attend all synchronous classes. There will no longer be the option to stream classes after the fact.

What schedule does the master’s degree have?
The synchronous sessions are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m.

How long does the programme last for?
Classes from October to June:

  • 1st semester: from 17 October to 10 February.
  • 2nd semester: from 13 February to 30 June.

Work placements: To be agreed upon with the school mentor*. Can it be taken “part-time”, i.e., distributing credits so that instead of within a year can it be done in two? Yes, it is possible. The master’s degree can be taken in two consecutive years, the subjects to be taken each year will be detailed on the calendar.

What is the precise number of hours this programme covers?
SIt will comprise a total of 1,500 hours (60 ECTS).

Can subjects (from other study programmes) be officially recognised?
Each case before registration will be studied. The documentation to be presented for the study is:

  •  Academic Master’s Note Certificate.
  • The curriculum.
  • The materials programs to recognize.
    Convalidations amount to a 25 % credit price.

What is the language of instruction for the master’s degree? Is the common part taught in Catalan?
The common part is taught in Catalan; the specific part in the language or languages of the specialisation.

About the work placements Does this master’s degree include work placements? Are they compulsory?
Yes, this master’s degree includes compulsory work placements.

How long are the work placements for?
It will comprise 190 hours in total (from November to June, depending on the school)*.

What is the timetable for the work placements?
During school hours in secondary schools.

Where do the work placements take place?
The work placements are carried out in the training centres selected by the Department of Education.You can view the work placements centres that hold work placement agreements with us here.

Can I choose the centre where I’d like to undertake a work placement?
It will not be possible to choose. This is a competitive process among all universities within the educational centres selected by the Department of Education. The centre will be assigned by UIC Barcelona (depending on availability). The process of allocating places will begin within 10 days following enrolment.

Can I undertake a work placement outside Catalonia?
No

Are the work placements officially recognised?
The Work Placement subject is not officially recognised. It will only be considered for those who can demonstrate a minimum of 10 years of teaching experience in secondary * Changes may be made to this calendar. education in their speciality.

 

* Changes may be made to this calendar.