The Master's Degree in Compulsory Secondary Education and Sixth Form Teaching qualifies students to work as teachers in private and state schools at these two educational levels. The aim of this master's degree is to complete the degree training in subjects specific to the teaching profession. To this end, it provides a solid training in the psychology of adolescence, didactics, methodology, educational legislation, knowledge and use of technological resources, attention to diversity, tutoring and educational organization, all within a culture of collaboration and work in teaching teams.
Comillas ICAI-ICADE is dedicated to providing the highest quality training to future teachers, in the conviction that the training of good professionals is a guarantee to achieve the academic success of students at the secondary and sixth form levels.
Within the programme, practical experience of at least 150 hours is a cornerstone of the training of future teachers. The aim is for the master’s degree students to obtain a reflexive and critical experience of the educational praxis in the school environment through their participation in the life of the centre, always accompanied and assisted by a tutor of their speciality.
The Master's Degree in Compulsory Secondary Education and Sixth Form Teaching offers 8 specialities: English, Geography and History, Language and Literature, Philosophy, Biology and Geology, Physics and Chemistry, Mathematics and Technology.
The Official Master's Degree in Teaching Compulsory Secondary and Pre-university Education is addressed to Graduates who wish to teach in the educational levels of Compulsory Secondary Education and Bachillerato. Completing this programme is a mandatory requirement if you are interested in teaching in these educational stages.
The objective of this Master's Degree is completing the Graduates' training in those courses specific to the teaching profession. To do so, solid training in adolescent psychology, didactics and educational methodology and organisation will be provided, framed within the culture of collaboration and work in teaching teams.
Being in possession of a Licenciatura (four or five-year) Degree, an Architect Degree or an Engineer Degree pursuant the previous regulations no longer valid after Royal Decree RD 1393/2007.came into force. . If the student holds a Diplomatura (three-year) Degree, a Technical Architect Degree or a Technical Engineer Degree, they can access those Master programmes whose entry requirements so allow.
Students from non-Spanish-speaking countries or whose mother tongue is not Spanish must provide a certificate proving they have at least a B2 level of Spanish. If you do not hold said certificate, you must seat a level test organised by the University and pass it to be able to register in the Master's Degree.
In order to complete the Master's Degree in Compulsory Secondary Education and Bachillerato Teaching you must obtain those credits corresponding to the practicum. Pursuant to article 13.5 of the Act 26/2015, dated 28 July, modifying the system for the protection of children and adolescents, to undertake the practicum, it is required to submit at the University a certificate declaring that no sexual offence has been committed before the allocation of the school and the start date of the placement; the assigned school may also require said certificate to accept you as student on placement.
You may apply online for these proceedings through the following form.
For further information on this proceedings please click here.
Regarding the admission process, the following is required:
Admission application filing period for the 2017-2018 academic year is:
From January, 8 to September 13, 2018.
The total fee for the Master's program is EUR 5,430.00 .
There are official grants available, offered by the Ministry, provided that the application is submitted within the relevant period and in the correct manner.
For more information, check here.
One academic year
Face-to-face classes on a full-time basis.
You can find the answer to any queries on the FAQs Page and on this link you can see the interview with the Master's Course Director answering questions on various aspects for those interested in our Master's program.
(*) Only the specialization options with more than 10 students enrolled will be offered.
Prof. José Manuel Vázquez Romero
Tel.: 91 734 39 50
Isabel Muñoz San Roque
David Casillas Hidalgo
Tel. 91 734 39 50 (Ext. 2528)
Fax: 91 734 45 70
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
C/ Universidad Comillas 3
Throughout the course, the students will be in contact with the Master's Course Director, Coordinator and Teaching Placement Supervisor in order to facilitate academic tasks and guide the students throughout the learning process on issues related to both their studies and their teaching placement.
The methodology applied in the Master's Degree combines masterclasses, presentation of contents, reading and text analysis on relevant topics with supervised student work, collaborative work, practical projects and application projects. This methodology focuses on the student's ability to develop different strategies, identification and solving techniques of the various problematic situations presented. Practical work is also carried out to develop teaching skills related to the transfer of knowledge, tutoring and support for students with additional needs.
This Master's Degree is composed of 60 ECTS, 10 ECTS of which correspond to the Practicum and 6 ECTS to the Final Project.
The structure of the Master's Degree programme includes those subjects established by the corresponding Regulation Orders.
Syllabus with specialisations in Biology and Geology, Philosophy, Physics and Chemistry, Geography and History, English, Spanish language and Literature, Mathematics and Technology (Order ECI/3858/2007 of 27 December).
|M1. Learning and personality development||10||A1. Learning and personality development||
|A2. Student tutorials and guidance||4|
|A3. Fostering diversity, interculturality and inclusive education||3|
|M2. Educational processes and contexts||5||A4. Educational processes and contexts||3|
|A5. Models of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial attitudes||2|
|M3. Society, family and education||3||A6. Society, family and education||3|
|M4. Complements for disciplinary education||5||A7. Complements for disciplinary education in the specialization (depending on the chosen specialization)
- Biology and Geology
- Physics and Chemistry
- Geography and History
- Spanish Language and Literature
|M5. Learning and teaching a subject||15||A8. Learning and teaching a subject (depending on the chosen specialization)
- Biology and Geology
- Physics and Chemistry
- Geography and History
- Spanish Language and Literature
|A9 .General Teaching: Planning, methods and evaluation of learning and skills||4|
|A10. Audiovisual and Multimedia Communication||5|
|M6. Innovative teaching and introduction to educational research||6||A11. Innovative teaching and educational quality||3|
|A12. Introduction to educational research||3|
|M7. Prácticum||16||A13. Prácticum*||10|
|A14. Final Master's Project or Dissertation||6|
The Practicum can be made in extensive and intensive mode. The first one is developed from November to March/April and the second one is developed during 5 weeks on a full-time basis (check with the Master's Degree Director). A university supervisor and a tutor from the assigned school will ensure the smooth functioning of the Practicum.
During the placement at the academic centre, the student will gain experience in the performance of various tasks, from the planning of lessons, assessments, drafting of improvement proposals and active participation with the teaching staff to the practical application of certain methodologies specific to each subject.
To carry out the final Master's project or dissertation, the students may choose between the following options:
The Teaching Placement of the Master's Degree in Teaching Compulsory Secondary and Pre-university Education takes place in schools within the Region of Madrid that cover Compulsory Secondary And Pre-University Education levels.
These schools recognized centers for teaching placements through agreements between the education authorities and the University. These are face to face and supervised by university lecturers and by teachers qualified in these education levels. In addition to spending time at the schools, the teaching placement includes ongoing supervision by a University lecturer.
The supervision of teaching placements —an integral part of our University's realm of action— was included in the curriculum, in addition to the compulsory teaching placement hours, offering a space for pedagogical reflection so that the students can make the most out of their experience in schools through experience-sharing sessions between them, sessions on specific aspects of teaching, clarifying doubts, discussions on ethical issues, etc.
The students on the Master's Degree would need a minimum of 150 hours —spread over 5 weeks— to carry out their teaching placement (around 6 hours a day, every day of the week), in January, February and March.
However, students wishing to complete more hours of teaching placement may continue to attend the school in the remaining weeks of the course. First they must speak with the tutor and agree on the times and days when they will be attending the school in the remaining weeks.
The training activities carried out as part of the Teaching Placement, among others, are as follows:
These are some of the activities carried out within the framework of the Master's Degree in Compulsory Secondary Education and Bachillerato Teaching (click on the link for more details on each activity)
This Official Master's Degree gives access to PhD studies according to current regulations and enables the student to work as a teacher in the levels of Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO) and Bachillerato (non-compulsory secondary education), Vocational Training and Official Language Schools. This programme is an essential requirement to teach at these two educational levels from the academic year 2009-2010.
Graduates of the Master's Degree in Compulsory Secondary Education and Bachillerato Teaching are professionals with a solid training that combines psycho-pedagogical, educational, methodological and technological knowledge with a motivating teaching style that allows both the comprehensive attention for students from ESO, Bachillerato, Vocational Training and Official Language Schools and the work in teaching teams and individual and family tutoring. This profile has been analysed by the different Monitoring Commissions of the Master's Degree.
Within this competence framework, the programme is aimed at the following career areas:
No exchange opportunities are available but there is the possibility to do a placement outside Spain. In order to do an international placement, in most selection processes, the student needs to apply for the placement between September and December, with a view to develop it the following summer (2019). Investment banking and most of the foreign global banking refer to this type of summer placements and with the same processes. The majority of these processes do not require a university agreement. The level of English required is C1.2 or C2.
The Master's Degree in Compulsory Secondary Education and Bachillerato Teaching has 9 specialisations: English, Geography and History, Spanish language and Literature, Philosophy, Biology and Geology, Physics and Chemistry, Mathematics, Technology and Educational Guidance.
The Official Master's Degree in Compulsory Secondary Education and Bachillerato Teaching is addressed to Graduates who wish to teach in the educational levels of Compulsory Secondary Education and Bachillerato. Completing this programme is a mandatory requirement if you are interested in teaching in these educational stages.
The Practicum of the Master's Degree in Compulsory Secondary Education and Bachillerato Teaching is developed between January, February and March in academic centres in the Region of Madrid offering the stages of Compulsory Secondary Education and/or Bachillerato.
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