The Early Childhood Education major is a 4 years long degreee, approved within the framework of the European Higher Education Area, that ENTITLES graduates to work as teacher in the elementary stage, with concentration in English as a Foreign Language. This is valid for public education centers as well as private and those subsidized by the State.
Comillas Pontifical University is the first Spanish university to award four-year degrees to early childhood teachers in accordance with the Bologna process.
January 9th to June 30th, 2017.
Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 10:00 h in Cantoblanco.
Course fees: €1,015.80 plus nine monthly installments of €402.60 each.
Information and Student Reception Office
C/ Alberto Aguilera, 21 - 28015 Madrid
Tel.: +34 91 540 61 32
Fax: +34 91 559 65 69
The recommended profile for people willing to study Primary 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 Primary 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.
Current secondary and pre-university education preparation courses or equivalent studies + University Admission Exam.
Degrees that give access to the Bachelor's Degree (Technicians/Specialists)
Students from foreign education systems.
University Admission Exam for Foreigners, except for students who have studied under educational systems in the EU countries, or countries that have agreements with Spain in this regard, that fulfill the academic requirements in their home countries to access university.
Students with European high-school diplomas, or students with International Baccalaureate diploma will get accredited by getting the appropriate credentials issued by the UNED.
Non EU countries, or those with whom Spain has no agreement, must go through the Government´s accreditation process.
The admissions tests will take place between May 5th and 14th, 2016.
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 Primary Education.
According to the agreement signed between the Autonomous Region of Madrid and the universities of Madrid, whoever fails the Spanish Language subject in the University Entrance Exam, or whoever gets lower than 9 in the final result, including the specific phase, will not be eligible to study the Bachelor's Degree in Primary 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 Primary Education.
The Bachelor's Degree in Primary Education ENABLES graduates to work as a Teachers in the elementary education stage in public, private, and state-subsidized educational centers.
Graduates from the Bachelor's Degree in Primary Education at Comillas will be particularly well prepared to confront the problems and challenges arising from bilingual education, IT incorporation of information and communication technologies in school life, inclusive attention to diversity, collaborative openness of schools to families and their territorial and social context, and the effective learning of key instrumental subjects.
HIGH LEVEL of knowledge of English and qualification for teaching in English.
This degree program enables students to enter the regulated profession of Primary Education Teaching, under the legislation in force.
Graduates in Primary Education (6-12 years old) are eligible to work as teachers in public centers (after public examination), those subsidized by the State, as well as private schools, in Spain and all EU member countries. The degree enables graduates to teach all subjects of the period, except for Music or Physical Education.
Furthermore, they may be employed in jobs related to education: Assistant of Spanish conversation in foreign centers (summoned by the Ministry of Education), educational specialist in editorials, teacher in English academies, teacher in NGO´s, etc.
Related official Master's Degrees
The degree course in Primary 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).
Specific to Primary Education
The teaching practices for the Education (Early Childhood and Primary) programs at Comillas take place in all years of the degree and, in total, are equivalent to a period of almost an entire academic year in educational centers. The experience acquired ensures professional development and is of great use when seeking work.
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.
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