If you're one of those people who are convinced that children aged 0-6 years must learn to observe the world, have the opportunity to be creative and take advantage of the environment around them to learn almost without realising it, then the Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education is just what you're looking for.
Graduate studies in Early Childhood Education with the EFL Concentration: English is included as a four-year degree, which qualifies the graduate to work as a teacher in Early Education at public, semi-private and private schools.
Over the course of the programme you'll learn to transmit important skills like language, movement, the ability to relate with children, conflict-resolution and progressive independence.
Moreover, if you wish you can also obtain the Ecclesiastical Declaration of Academic Proficiency (DECA), holders of which may teach Religion.
November 24 to June 29, 2018
March 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
13 de abril 2018
Course fees: €1.036,20 plus nine monthly installments of €411 each.
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The recommended profile for people willing to study Early Childhood Education is someone who believes in education as the ideal medium to change individuals' lives, as well as the development of societies.
Students who start this program should be strongly motivated to discover the processes of teaching and learning. These are the basis for personal growth of the pupils, aged 0-6, with whom teachers will be dealing with, along their careers. Future Early Childhood Education students must have the following characteristics: a wide range of cultural, educational, psychological, and social interests; eagerness to understand human beings to the highest degree possible; and they must reasonably trust that educational intervention, in both formal and informal settings, can decisively contribute to the well-being of people. The Bachelor's Degree holds a strong pedagogical basis, didactic specializations and teaching practice in educational centers.
To begin your studies is a prerequisite condition prove you accomplish with the legal requirements of access to the University.
Admission tests will take place between April 17th and May 10h, 2017.
They include four segments: evaluation of the academic record, a personal interview with one of the major's lecturers, an English-level test, and an essay in Spanish.
In order to assess the applicant's academic record, we will use High School GPA (grades for 3rd and 4th years of Compulsory Secondary Education, ESO, and current secondary and pre-university courses), or the equivalent for other backgrounds. The personal interview follows a standard pattern. It will pay particular attention to the aspects of the applicant's academic record and motivation that make him or her eligible for the major. The English test has a written section (“Use of English”), and a listening section ("Listening"). Finally, the essay in Spanish will be on a current educational topic, and the applicant's personal motivation to study Early Childhood Education.
Each of these elements will be graded from 1 to 10. The final score (average) in the admission tests will be calculated: academic record (30%), interview (30%), English test (30%), and essay (10%). A minimum score of 5 is required in each section. The final decision to be admitted will depend on the number of places available, and the other candidates' scores.
The Head of Studies, and Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, for the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty, are in charge of the admission process in Early Childhood Education.
The degree course in Early Childhood Education is based around a cycle of four years with 240 ECTS (60 per year).
The qualification is part of the Social and Legal Sciences branch of knowledge.
On this course, 31 ECTS are delivered entirely in English, corresponding to the following modules: Classroom English I, Classroom English II, Content and Language Integrated Learning I, Content and Language Integrated Learning II, and Foreign Language Teaching (English).
This set of credits comprises the 'Teacher in the bilingual classroom' module, specifically intended to ensure that graduates from this Comillas degree have received training to be teachers who are able to lead and support the incorporation of bilingual education in schools and classrooms. Its duration and importance mean that it can be classed as a specific CONCENTRATION on this Degree.
With the Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, it is possible to continue with postgraduate studies (official master's and doctorate).
This qualification enables practice of the profession of Early Childhood Education Teacher in accordance with the current legislation.
Students of the Early Childhood Education from Comillas are prepared to practice in Spain and the European Union as:
The Foreign Language concentration in English along with the advanced scientific and didactic training are advantages when it comes to seeking work and rapid professional insertion.
The Early Childhood Education graduate can work as a teacher at public (through the oposición public service exams system), charter and private educational centres in Spain and in EU Member States in the Early Childhood Education phase (0-6 years). In adition they may occupy other related professional positions in education: such as Spanish conversation assistant in schools abroad (managed by the Ministry of Education), education specialist at publishing companies, as teachers in English academies and as teachers in the institutions of NGOs, etc.
Related official Master's Degrees
The teaching practice for the Education (Early Childhood and Primary) programs at Comillas takes place in all years of the degree and, in total, are equivalent to a period of almost an entire academic year in the centers. The experience acquired ensures professional development and is of great use when seeking work.
Comillas has an extensive network of educational centers (public, private, state-subsidized), in the Community of Madrid where its students can carry out their placements.
The Comillas International Teaching option on the degrees in Early Childhood Education and Primary Education is a free elective for students and consists of four components:
Anyone who has completed the period of an academic year abroad and has carried out pre and/or post professional placements will receive a certifying diploma from the university.