Official Master's Degree in Teaching Compulsory Secondary and Pre-university Education


Submission of applications:
Start: January 9, 2017
End: October 13, 2017.

Duration:
1 year (Full-time study)
 


Credits: 60 ECTS
Languaje: Spanish

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.


Who is it intended for?

The Official Master's Degree in Teaching Compulsory Secondary and Pre-university Education is aimed at Bachelor's Degree, Licentiate Degree and Diploma holders, as well as Graduate Engineers and Technical Engineers wishing to teach in compulsory secondary and pre-university education levels, and is a pre-requisite to be able to engage as a teacher in such levels.

Students from countries where Spanish is not spoken or whose native language is not Spanish must provide proof that they have acquired Spanish level B2 or higher. If unable to produce such, the student will be required to sit a placement test held at the University, as this is an essential condition to be admitted to the Master's Degree.

Admission application filing period:

Admission application filing period for the 2017-2018 academic year opens on January, 9 and closes on October 13, 2017.

Information notice on the documents to be submitted

Length:

One academic year with face-to-face classes on a full-time basis.

Campus:

Theoretical classes will be taught at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, C/ Universidad Comillas 3, Madrid.

Teaching Placements are held in schools (the University has an extensive network of public, private and public-private schools within the Region of Madrid and with different schedules).

Classes begin on:

October 18, 2017.

Fees for the 2017-2018 academic year:

The total fee for the Master's program is EUR 5,325.00 .

  • Full course fee and registry's administrative fees: EUR 1,888.20.
  • 8 installments of EUR 429.60 each.

Financial support:

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.

Comillas Pontifical University alumni may benefit from a 10% discount over the total Master's fees.

5% discount is available to students enrolled in a course with entities that have a collaboration agreement in place with the ICE.

Specialization options:

The Official Master's Degree in Teaching Compulsory Secondary and Pre-university Education offers the following specialization options: Biology and Geology, Philosophy, Physics and Chemistry, Geography and History, English, Spanish Language and Literature, Educational Guidance, Mathematics and Technology.

(*) Only the specialization options with more than 10 students enrolled will be offered.

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.

Master's Course Director

Prof. José Manuel Vázquez Romero
Tel.: 91 734 39 50
(Ext. 2510)
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Master's Course Coordinator:

Isabel Muñoz San Roque
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Information:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
C/ Universidad Comillas 3
28049 Madrid.

David Casillas Hidalgo
Tel. 91 734 39 50 (Ext. 2528)
Fax: 91 734 45 70
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Skill-related objectives:

  • Knowing the content on the curriculum of the subject to be taught in compulsory secondary and pre-university education.
  • Learning how to plan, develop and evaluate the teaching and learning process.
  • Developing skills for oral, written and digital communication, and the ability to apply them to teaching
  • Knowing the curriculum of the relevant subject
  • Acquiring the strategies to encourage effort and enhance their ability for learning
  • Learning how to organize curricular and extracurricular activities
  • Learning how to perform the role of tutor with students and their families
  • Knowing the rules and organizational framework of the education system
  • Knowing the characteristics of students with special educational needs, their requirements and most appropriate care strategies in each case
  • Learning how to create teaching and educational materials using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and how to use them appropriately in the classroom
  • Being able to design the Program of Academic and Vocational Guidance (PAOP in Spanish) and the Tutorial Action Plan (PAT in Spanish)

Providing support to students:

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 Master's program comprises 60 ECTS, of which 10 ECTS are allocated to the Teaching Placement and 6 ECTS to the Final Master's Project or Dissertation.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The structure of the Master's program includes the subjects that are established by the relevant Orders and Regulations.

Curriculum for the specialization options including Biology and Geology, Philosophy, Physics and Chemistry, Geography and History, English, Language and Literature, Mathematics and Technology (Order ECI/3858/2007 dated December 27)

SUBJECTECTSSUBJECTECTS
GENERIC
18 ECTS
M1. Learning and personality development 10 A1. Learning and personality development

3

 

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
SPECIFIC
26 ECTS
M4. Complements for disciplinary education 5 A7. Complements for disciplinary education in the specialization (depending on the chosen specialization)
- Biology and Geology
- Philosophy
- Physics and Chemistry
- Geography and History
- English
- Spanish Language and Literature
- Mathematics
- Technology
5
M5. Learning and teaching a subject 15 A8. Learning and teaching a subject (depending on the chosen specialization)
- Biology and Geology
- Philosophy
- Physics and Chemistry
- Geography and History
- English
- Spanish Language and Literature
- Mathematics
- Technology
6
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
PRÁCTICUM
16 ECTS
M7. Prácticum 16 A13. Prácticum* 10
A14. Final Master's Project or Dissertation 6
TOTAL60TOTAL60

Prácticum:

The minimum length of the Teaching Placement is 5 weeks on a full-time basis. There will be supervisor at the University and another at the school to ensure the proper functioning of the Teaching Placement.

During their teaching placement at the school, the students gain experience in various tasks, from creating and developing the teaching plan, assessment, making proposals for improvement or active participation with faculty members to practical application of some methodologies that are appropriate to their subject.

FINAL MASTER'S PROJECT OR DISSERTATION:

To carry out the final Master's project or dissertation, the students may choose between the following options:

  • Developing an annual educational program including at least two teaching units and a learning guide containing a full subject on the specialization that they have studied
  • Designing an Innovation and Improvement Project under the specialization studied

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:

  • Shadowing the teacher-tutor in their different roles in the classroom and in the school (early days).
  • Gradual involvement into the teacher's regular activities at compulsory secondary education and also at pre-university education level; teaching at least one teaching unit and integrating into school life
  • Individual interviews with supervision from the lecturer or tutor.
  • Individual and group interviews with the university's tutor-supervisor.
  • Working seminars conducted in small groups of students on "ad hoc" issues related to the contents of the Teaching Placement.
  • Online Forum on the experiences of the students in the Teaching Placement.

Additional information:

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