International internships in schools of England and Ireland
Early Childhood Education is the educational stage belonging to the first period of life (from 0 to 6 years) and it is divided into two cycles. It aims to contribute to the personal and social development of children through learning and teaching methods. In order to properly develop these educational methods, teachers must acquire academic and practical training in accordance with this important task.
To achieve this purpose, the Abat Oliba CEU University offers a solid, in-depth and professional study programme, which is the result of a combination of university educational experiences lived in the Humanities’ area and the faculties of teaching studies of Vigo and Sevilla, as well as in the educational institutions which the CEU group owns across the country.
Early Childhood Education teachers need not only theoretical and technical knowledge, but also the ability to turn Education into an art and a vocation. In short, the Degree in Early Childhood Education aims to train hopeful teachers who, apart from having high technical and scientific qualifications, are also trained in pedagogy and teaching disciplines which enable them to become excellent teachers and educators.
The UAO CEU offers the option of taking this degree in the bilingual degree modality, with a specific training plan, that allows to acquire the legal certification and the practical education to become an excellent teacher in a bilingual English school.
This is achieved by means of a specific activity programme in English in which, among other actions, students have the possibility of carrying out part of their practicum in bilingual schools in Spain or in foreign schools, such as the international internships in schools of England and Ireland, according to the agreement wit LAI (Language Activities International).
This degree in Early Childhood Education is taught on a bilingual modality. We facilitate every student the obtaining of the required English level to take a bilingual degree course by means of a learning agreement with the British Council.
Since the first year, our students participate in the real activities that are developed in the educative centres of the Abat Oliba Foundation. This way, we provide a practical knowledge of the teaching profession, and every different aspect related to it.
The CEU ePlus competence program is incorporated in every degree since the very first year, in order to work on the specific most demanded competences in the labour market for every degree. In addition, the students always have at their disposal the possibility to make an individual coaching procedure.
Intensive course to pass the required Aptitude Test in order to access the Early Childhood and Primary Education degrees.
Students who obtain the official title "graduate in Early Childhood Education bilingual from the Abat Oliba CEU University" can pursue careers in the following areas:
(*) In case of attending the courses required to obtain the Ecclesiastical Declaration of Academic Competition - DECA.
(**) Verification and administrative authorisation pending in the Mention in English.
In the final year of the degree course, students undertake a mandatory work placement in companies, offices or institutions in their preferred area of practice.
These practical training programmes are included in the study plans, and enable the student to apply and complement the knowledge they have acquired during their academic training, ensuring that they acquire professional competences that will assist them when they enter employment in the future. The group of activities that the student will develop in this programme will be jointly agreed between the company’s tutor and the Work Placement and Employment Service coordinator, who is in charge of the practicum.
The student will also have an academic tutor who will monitor and evaluate the internships to ensure that the students get the maximum use of their time at the organisation.
Please visit the Work Placement and Employment Service section for more information.
|Universidad Fasta||2*||AR UFASTA||Spanish|
|The University of Graz||1||A GRAZ01||German B2/English B2|
|Universidade de Ribeirao Preto||2||BR UNAERP||Portugués|
|Universidad de Santo Tomás||5*||CL UST||Spanish|
|Universidad del Desarrollo||1*||CL UDD||Spanish|
|University College UCC||2||DK KOBENHA56||English B1|
|Toulouse Catholic University||1||F TOULOUSE09||French B2/English B2|
|Università degli Studi di Foggia||2||I FOGGIA03||Italian B1/English B1|
|Libera Università Maria Assunta LUMSA||2||I ROMA04||Italian B1/English B1|
|Volda University College||2||N VOLDA01||Norwegian A2/English B2|
|Universidad Anáhuac del Norte||4*||MX UAMN||TOEFL 89/IELTS 7.0|
|Universidad de Piura||2*||PE UDEP||TOEFL 70|
|Universidad Católica San Pablo||1*||PE UCSP||Spanish|
|Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias||1||P LISBOA52||Portugese B2/English B2|
|The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Cracow||2*||PL KRAKOW08||Polish B2/English B2|
|Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow||2*||PL KRAKOW19||Polish B2/English B2|
|John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin||1||PL LUBLIN02||Polish B1/English B2|
|Nicolaus Copernicus University||1*||PL TORUN01||English B1|
|Florida International University||2*||US FIU||TOEFL 550 (PBT)/80 (IBT)/IELTS 6,5|
|*: Les places es reparteixen entre les diferents carreres.|
You will be able to do the place reservation at the Abat Oliba CEU University, which guarantees a place in the degree while awaiting approval of the Selectivitat or other access requirements, carrying out the payment of €1,500 which will be discounted from the total price of the course.
Once you have made a reservation, the payment of the rest of the registration fee can be carried out in one of the following methods:
This method involves a 3% discount on the enrolment fees.
Of the enrolment fee in four instalments per year.
10 instalments with special financing at 0% interest with Banc Sabadell (Check opening charges).
With Banco Santander, "la Caixa", Catalunya Caixa, BBVA and Banc Sabadell. This method also involves a 3% discount on the enrolment fees.
Please contact the Information Service if you want us to offer you a personalised economic plan.
Tel. +34 932 53 72 00
Students must have an interest in education, and value the teaching profession and a service vocation for personal well-being and for the common good, as it has been in most cultural traditions, particularly our own. They must also feel inclined to work for the benefit of children in early childhood education, despite the difficulties involved in teaching at this stage of their lives. They must have the intellectual capacities that can allow them to adapt to the cognitive conditions of their students, and to efficiently adapt the didactic resources in order to achieve successfully the expected learning goals.
In addition, students must be good with the communication, not only by means of oral and written expression, but through the means that give them an active answer from their students, such as music, drawings, etc. They must also know how to work as a team, both in terms of specific teaching tasks as well as in more complex institutional environments, such as schools. An aspiring primary education teacher must also be able to mediate and resolve conflicts, both within the classroom, as well as in other areas of the educational community - in particular, they must know how to communicate with families, respecting the ancillary nature of the school’s role with regard to the parents.