🎓 Degree in Primary Education | Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

The degree in Primary Education from the Abat Oliba CEU University offers the specialisation in Special Education, in Physical Education and in English Language.

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Degree in Primary Education
Course title

Degree in Primary Education

Academic field

Education and Humanities


4 years

Official stamp of quality – AQU

Professional development

School Immersion Programme

Credits / Places

240 ECTS / 40 Places



Student profile

Students must be interested in education and see the teaching profession a vocation dedicated to the individual and common good.

Admission and enrolment

Application is via the website and documentation and enrolment formalisation is at the University.

Calendar and timetable

Academic calendar


A direct link with the profession from the first year with the school immersion programme


1. Course satisfaction

80.6% of our students are satisfied with their primary education studies, the second-highest level out of all Catalan universities (AQU 2017).

2. Experience

Abat Oliba CEU University offers a solid, expansive and professional course structure which brings together university-level educational experience from the area of humanities, teacher-training colleges in Vigo and Seville and the CEU group's educational centres all over the country.

The aim of this degree is to offer a full and rich education, so teachers, as well as having a high level of technical and scientific knowledge, gain the necessary teaching skills to be excellent educators who see education as a vocation.

    3. Intensive course to prepare students for access to education degrees
    • Intensive course on logic/mathematics
    • Intensive course on logic/mathematics and Catalan language course to pass the Personal Aptitude Test required for access to the Early Childhood Education and Primary Education degrees.
    4. School Immersion Programme

    From the first year, students directly work on real-life activities in the Abat Oliba Foundation's education centres, giving them practical knowledge of teaching tasks and everything that surrounds education.

    • Systematic observation of real classes
    • Attendance at planning and evaluation meetings
    • Observation of classes led by their professors, so they can learn from what their professors teach
    • Talks with teachers of differing levels of experience about their motivations, difficulties, challenges, etc.
    • Visits to cultural and sports centres to learn about educational departments and the activities they do
    • Collaboration with the organisation and execution of end-of-year festivals and traditional events, such as Sant Jordi, the Castanyada, Christmas, etc.
    5. Accreditations and optional mentions
    • Mention in Special Education
    • Mention in English Language Teaching
    • Mention in Physical Education
    • Academic qualification as a teacher of religion (DECA*)
    6. Postgraduate Degree in Primary Years Programme 

    As of the third year, students of our degrees in Education will be able to take the Primary Years Programme, an online course that rewards them with the official accreditation required to teach classes all over the world. 

    7. Educational robotics

    A seminar where students learn the necessary applications, tools and resources of the present and future state of robotics.

    8. Workshops and seminars

    • Education TALKS: dynamic, innovative meetings that aim to provide a global reflection on new teaching techniques and methods.
    • EDUCongress: aimed at education experts who work towards improving child development.

    9. CEU ePlus Skills Programme

    Teaching model based on practical, personalised training that allows students to link knowledge of theory with professional practices, by looking at real-life case studies and experiences, workshops and practical seminars. It includes visits to companies and production centres both nationally and internationally through placements.

    10. Progressive International Development

    A new itinerary of international experience that encourages Education students to adopt an international outlook from the first year to the fourth through international collaboration activities, academic exchanges for students and faculty, participation in international research projects and short or long-term stays in universities abroad.

    1: Students will enjoy an online research experience with educational experts from around Europe.
    2: We offer an initial international experience, participating in worldwide events in the sphere of education.
    3: We prepare students for the most current challenges through an internship programme and international studies in England, Ireland and Finland.
    4: We broaden students' horizons through the Erasmus programme or through semester-long stays in our partner universities in America and Europe.




      Careers and internships


      Students who earn the Official Degree in Primary Education from Abat Oliba CEU University can pursue their careers in the following areas:

      • Early childhood educational centres
      • Assistance centres (marginalised groups, integration, etc.)
      • Psychology and speech therapy offices
      • Teaching and research
      • Education in hospitals
      • Cultural and adult learning centres
      • Educational service companies
      • Religious education teachers*

      (*) In cases where Ecclesiastical Disclosure as an Academic Competence (DECA) modules have been studied.


      In the final year of the degree, students will do an obligatory placement year, or internship, in businesses, offices or institutions in the student's preferred industry.

      These practical training programmes, included in the course structure, allow students to apply and enhance what they've learned in the course while acquiring the professional skills that will make their future transition to the workplace much easier.

      The work that each student will undertake during the programme will be mutually agreed between the tutor in the business and the Work Placement and Employment Service coordinator in charge of the internship.

      Furthermore, students have an academic tutor who provides follow-up and evaluation of the internship to get the most possible out of the placement.

      For more information, visit the Work Placement and Employment Service.

      • List of companies
      • Further information and contact

      International outlook



      UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
      Universidad Fasta2*AR UFASTASpanish


      UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
      The University of Graz1A GRAZ01German B2/English B2


      UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
      Universidade de Ribeirao Preto2BR UNAERPPortuguese


      UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
      Universidad de Santo Tomás5*CL USTSpanish
      Universidad del Desarrollo1*CL UDDSpanish


      UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
      University College UCC2DK KOBENHA56English B1


      UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
      Toulouse Catholic University1F TOULOUSE09French B2/English B2


      UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
      Università degli Studi di Foggia2I FOGGIA03Italian B1/English B1
      Libera Università Maria Assunta LUMSA2I ROMA04Italian B1/English B1


      UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
      Volda University College2N VOLDA01Norwegian A2/English B2


      UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
      Universidad Anáhuac del Norte4*MX UAMNTOEFL 89/IELTS 7.0


      UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
      Universidad de Piura2*PE UDEPTOEFL 70
      Universidad Católica San Pablo1*PE UCSPSpanish


      UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
      Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias1P LISBOA52Portuguese B2/English B2


      UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
      The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow2*PL KRAKOW08Polish B2/English B2
      Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow2*PL KRAKOW19Polish B2/English B2
      John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin1PL LUBLIN02Polish B1/English B2
      Nicolaus Copernicus University1*PL TORUN01English B1


      UniversityPlacesUniversity CodeLanguage Requirements
      Florida International University2*US FIUTOEFL 550 (PBT)/80 (IBT)/IELTS 6.5
      *: Places are split between different courses.

      Fees and funding




      You can reserve your place at Abat Oliba CEU University by paying €1,500 (discounted from the total cost of the course). This guarantees your place while you complete other entry requirements.


      Once the place has been reserved, the remaining amount can be paid in the following ways:

      • Single payment

        The single payment method features a 3% enrolment discount.

      • Payment in instalments

        In 5 instalments per academic year.


      • Monthly payment

        In 10 instalments with special-offer 0% interest, no arrangement fee financing. These also include a 3% enrolment discount.

      • Financing agreements

        With Banco Santander, CaixaBank, BBVA and Banc Sabadell. These also include a 3% enrolment discount.


      Please contact the Information Service to arrange personalised economic plans.
      Tel. +34 932 53 72 00

      Quality and regulation


      Students must be interested in education and see the teaching profession a vocation dedicated to the individual and common good, as it is understood by most cultural traditions, ours in particular.

      Similarly, they must feel an inclination to the well-being of children at the early childhood education age. Without this, it will be hard to take on the inherent difficulties of teaching children at this level of development. They must have the intellectual capacity to adapt to the cognitive conditions of their students and know how to adapt teaching methods to most efficiently achieve their teaching objectives.

      Communication must come naturally, not just the written and spoken word, but through other media that elicit an active response from students, such as music, drawing, etc. They must know how to work as a team, both specifically teaching areas as well as in more complex institutional areas, such as schools.

      An important condition for aspiring educators at the early childhood stage is the ability to mediate and resolve conflicts both in the classroom as well as in other areas of the educational community. In particular, students must know how to communicate with families, always respecting the schools subsidiary roles to parents.


      • To have a solid understanding of the historical, philosophical, psychological and teaching foundations of education, children from 6 to 12 and the school system.
      • To have a solid understanding of content from different primary education disciplines.
      • To gain practical and applied teacher training covering all disciplines and school organisation.
      • To develop skills to work professionally and efficiently, both individually and in a team, for the good of the students. Graduates will be able to cater to each individual circumstance and act as a subsidiary collaborator with parents' educational work.
      • To stay constantly up to date with the latest knowledge and abilities, particularly when it comes to the changes that the information society is going through.
      • To occupy a valuable space in the school and sociocultural sphere, particularly regarding the relationship between schools and families.
      • To learn scientific skills to be able to implement new contributions to the world of teaching in any of their fields.