🎓 Degree in Primary Education - Bilingual | Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

The degree in Early Childhood Education in bilingual modality offers internships and international stays to ease professional access to bilingual schools.

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Degree in Primary Education - Bilingual
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Course title

Degree in Primary Education - Bilingual

Academic field

Education and Humanities

Duration / Credits

4 years / 240 ECTS

Official stamp of quality – AQU

Language

Bilingual

Professional development

School Immersion Programme

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

 

Timetable
Degree in PRIMARY EDUCATION - Bilingual
 

International work experience in schools in England, Ireland and Finland

Why UAO CEU?

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. International work experience

Students can get part of that work experience in bilingual schools in Spain, or in schools in England, Ireland (John’s National School Kenmare, Merlin Woods Primary School, Scoil Ide, Scoil Einde, Scoil Bhride) and Finland, as well as voluntary work. This means students can also do internships through agreements with universities in England, Ireland and Finland.

5. 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.
6. 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*)

* Ecclesiastical Disclosure as an Academic Competence

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. Work & Talent Area

We meet industry workers through a system of internships and jobs that integrates the needs of businesses and gets the very best out of every student:

‱ Professional Guidance Service
‱ Internship and jobs service
‱ Field of entrepreneurship
‱ Field of innovation
‱ Relationship with the business

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

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

  • Early childhood educational centres
  • English-speaking education 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.

(**) Pending confirmation and administrative authorisation from the mention in English.

INTERNSHIPS

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
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  • Further information and contact

International outlook

INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

ARGENTINA

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Universidad Fasta2*AR UFASTASpanish

AUSTRIA

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The University of Graz1A GRAZ01German B2/English B2

BRAZIL

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Universidade de Ribeirao Preto2BR UNAERPPortuguese

CHILE

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Universidad de Santo TomĂĄs5*CL USTSpanish
Universidad del Desarrollo1*CL UDDSpanish

DENMARK

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University College UCC2DK KOBENHA56English B1

FRANCE

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Toulouse Catholic University1F TOULOUSE09French B2/English B2

ITALY

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UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Foggia2I FOGGIA03Italian B1/English B1
Libera UniversitĂ  Maria Assunta LUMSA2I ROMA04Italian B1/English B1

NORWAY

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Volda University College2N VOLDA01Norwegian A2/English B2

MEXICO

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Universidad AnĂĄhuac del Norte4*MX UAMNTOEFL 89/IELTS 7.0

PERU

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Universidad de Piura2*PE UDEPTOEFL 70
Universidad CatĂłlica San Pablo1*PE UCSPSpanish

PORTUGAL

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Universidade LusĂłfona de Humanidades e Tecnologias1P LISBOA52Portuguese B2/English B2

POLAND

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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

UNITED STATES

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

Fees and funding

TOTAL COST 1ST YEAR

€6,435

RESERVING YOUR PLACE

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.

PAYMENT METHODS

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.

MORE INFORMATION

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

Quality and regulation

ADMISSION PROFILE

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.

OBJECTIVES

  • 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.

DEGREE SKILLS

REGULATIONS FOR CONTINUATION OF STUDIES

MONITORING INDICATORS

ACTION PLAN FOR TUTORS