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A Bachelor's Degree, with international teaching internships, designed to accompany children in their discovery of the world.
The Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, with EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Concentration is a program designed to teach children from birth to 6 years old. This degree is conceived to be able to accompany children in the discovery of the world around them, giving them the opportunity to be creative and to take advantage of their immediate environment to learn without realizing that they are involved in a learning process.
The degree in Early Childhood Education, with EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Concentration, is set up as a degree of four years in duration, which enables students to exercise professionally as a teacher during the period of Early Childhood Education, both in Public Schools as well as in the State-Sponsored Subsidized (“Concertada”, in Spanish) and Private Schools. At the end of their studies, students obtain a Diploma in Communication Skills and Foreign Language Studies (Institute of Modern Languages).
You will learn to transmit skills such as language or movement.
With studies in the teaching of children, you will learn to transmit skills as important as language, movement, the ability to relate to other children, conflict-solving and learning to become progressively more independent. Also, if you wish to do so, you may obtain the “DECA” (“Declaración Eclesiástica de Competencia Académica”, in Spanish), or Ecclesiastical Declaration of Academic Competence, which allows you to become a Religion teacher..Download brochure
Many people just like you are already making the most of their undergraduate degree. Learn more about their experiences.
“The connection between professors and students is excellent, in an atmosphere of closeness and respect.”
“I would highlight the relationship with professors at the University: very close, and additionally, the opportunity to do internships in different Schools during the 4 years of studies.”
“This degree has taught me to overcome daily challenges and to value the importance of small achievements.”
Percentage of recently graduated students from the Degree who participated in student exchange programs throughout their studies.
With this Bachelor´s Degree, you will contribute to the transformation of society
Elsa Santaolalla Professor at Comillas CIHS
Teacher/Tutor of Early Childhood Education
Teacher in Bilingual Institutions
Creator of Educational Materials for Publishers
Director of Educational Institutions for Children
Catholic Religion Teachers
Entrepreneur in the Educational and Socio-Recreational Field
Visit the Faculty in which these studies are offered on University Open Day. Attendance is not mandatory, but potential candidates are encouraged to learn about the Faculty, see the facilities, and obtain additional information. Comillas CIHS Open Days will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10: 00h. For further information see Open Days.
Apply for admission. The process starts via the web, once the candidate has decided on the degree which will be studied. There you'll find all the information you need. The deadline for submitting applications is from November 23, 2018 to August 30, 2019. If you wish, you may apply for scholarships and grants from the University at the same time as applying for admission.
Sit for the Admission Exam. Admission exams consist of conducting a personal interview with a Professor from the degree, who will take into account the academic transcript and studies of applicants and their motivation concerning the studies for which the application has been submitted. In this interview, any doubts that the candidates might have are clarified and the characteristics and dynamics of the degree are explained. The selection criteria that are assessed for admission are: the overall average of the academic transcript (30%), the personal interview given by the candidate (30%), the written essay (10%) and the English exam (30%)
Notifications and legal requirements for university access. At the end of May, candidates will be notified concerning the decision on admission to the studies for which the application was made. Having been admitted does not exempt candidates from proving that they meet the legal requirements for access to the university. Fulfilling these requirements is a step necessary to begin studies at the university.
Complete the registration process. Once admitted, the student must complete the registration process. The procedure is initiated via the web, but it is necessary to submit the registration form and the additional documentation to the General Registrar's Office before the end of June. Classes begin on the first Monday of September. The Pre-University Campus , for those students who would like to get a head start on their entrance into university life, takes place at the end of August.
Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation
Requirements and Documentation
Subjects of the Diploma in Personal, Communicative, and Professional Skills
|General Didactics||6.0 ECTS|
|Inclusive Education||6.0 ECTS|
|History of Childhood||6.0 ECTS|
|Basic Psychoeducational Processes||6.0 ECTS|
|Developmental Psychology of School Children||6.0 ECTS|
|Society, Culture and Education||6.0 ECTS|
|Optativa de mención|
|English for Education I||12.0 ECTS|
|Personal Independence and Children's Health||6.0 ECTS|
|Academic Communication||2.0 ECTS|
|Practicum I||6.0 ECTS|
|Curriculum and Didactics in Early Education||6.0 ECTS|
|Didactics of Language and Reading and Writing||6.0 ECTS|
|The Christian Message||6.0 ECTS|
|Teaching Staff in the Organisation of Educational Centres||6.0 ECTS|
|Western Education||6.0 ECTS|
|Research Methodology||6.0 ECTS|
|Practicum II||9.0 ECTS|
|Technological Resources in Education||6.0 ECTS|
|Optativa de mención|
|English for Education II||6.0 ECTS|
|Learning and Service||1.0 ECTS|
|Didactics of Social and Natural Sciences||6.0 ECTS|
|Development of Mathematical Thought and its Teaching||6.0 ECTS|
|Practicum III||9.0 ECTS|
|Educational Innovation||6.0 ECTS|
|Contemporary Educational Thought||6.0 ECTS|
|International Perspective of Education||3.0 ECTS|
|Psychomotricity and Early Intervention||6.0 ECTS|
|Ignatian Leadership||1.0 ECTS|
|Learning Difficulties and Developmental Disorders||6.0 ECTS|
|Family and School||6.0 ECTS|
|Optativa de mención|
|Teaching English as Foreign Language I||6.0 ECTS|
|Practicum IV||11.0 ECTS|
|Development of Teaching Personality||6.0 ECTS|
|Didactics of Body Awareness Education||6.0 ECTS|
|Children's Literature and encouraging Reading||5.0 ECTS|
|Religion-related teaching and learning||3.0 ECTS|
|Professional Skills in Life-threatening and Emotional Emergency Situation||3.0 ECTS|
|Optativa de Mención|
|Teaching English as Foreign Language II||6.0 ECTS|
|Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)||5.0 ECTS|
|Didactics of Musical Education||6.0 ECTS|
|Didactics of Artistic and Visual Education||6.0 ECTS|
|Final Degree Project||6.0 ECTS|
International mobility and exchange programs allow students to study for a period of time at a foreign university, either in the European Union, through the Erasmus+ Program, or at universities in other countries with which Comillas has signed Bilateral Agreements.Learn more about this
The main academic regulations that govern the Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, with EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Concentration are:
Academic Standards applicable to Bachelor's Degree Programs in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Regulations on Admissions
Regulations on Continuation of Studies
Regulations on Credit Recognition and Transfer
Instrumental CGI1 - Ability to Analyze and synthesize.
CGI2 - Problem solving.
CGI3 - Ability to organize and plan.
CGI4 - Ability to manage information from several sources.
CGI5 - General basic knowledge of the area of study.
CGI6 - Oral and written communication skills in the native language.
CGP7 - Interpersonal skills.
CGP8 - Team work.
CGP9 - Critical and self-critical skills.
CGP10 - Ethical commitment.
CGS11 - Ability to learn.
CGS12 - Ability to adapt to new situations.
CGS13 - Ability to work autonomously.
CGS14 - Interest in quality.
CGS15 - Understanding the cultures and traditions of other countries.
CGS16 - Understanding religion and Christian values.
CEC1 - Ability to understand the complexity of educational processes in general and of the teaching-learning processes in particular.
CEC2 - A solid scientific-cultural grounding.
CEC3 - Ability to organize teaching making integrated use of the disciplinary, cross-disciplinary, and multidisciplinary knowledge appropriate to the educational level in question.
CEC4 - Ability to use and adequately incorporate information and communication technologies in teaching-learning activities.
CEC5 - Ability to promote the quality in the situations (classroom and center) where the educational process takes place, in order to guarantee the well-being of pupils.
CEC6 - Ability to use evaluation as a regulatory and promotional element for improving learning and teaching.
CEC7 - Ability to perform educational duties in the framework of inclusive education.
CEC8 - Capacity to carry out the role of tutor, guiding students and parents, and coordinating the educational activities relating to the group of students.
CEC9 - Ability to cooperate with different sectors of the educational community and the wider community.
CEC10 - Capable of having a realistic self-image and of self regulation.
CEC11 - Ability to accept the need for continuous professional development, through self evaluation of your own practice.
CEC12 - Capable of creating positive expectations regarding the learning and overall progress of the child.
CEC13 - Capable of accepting the Christian dimension of life and acting in accordance with it.
CEC14 - Basic knowledge of the teaching profession.
CEC15 - Able to use a second language in the context of the classroom (English-Level B2).
CEC16 - Able to generate new ideas (creativity) while performing educational duties.
Specific to Early Childhood Education
CEIN1 - Understand the educational and learning processes in the 0-6 period, in the family, social, and school contexts.
CEIN2 - Knowledge of the stages of childhood developmental psychology in the 0-3 and 3-6 periods.
CEIN3 - Know the basics of early care and promote this strategy to detect and respond to developmental and learning difficulties in the 0-6 period.
CEIN4 - Recognize the identity of the Early Childhood Education stage and its cognitive characteristics, as well as its psycho-motor, communicative, social, and affective characteristics.
CEIN5 - Know how to promote the acquisition of habits in the 0-6 period based around independence, liberty, curiosity, observation, experimentation, imitation, accepting rules and limits, and symbolic and heuristic play.
CEIN6 - Know the pedagogic dimension of interaction with peers and adults in the 0-6 age-group, and be able to promote participation in collective activities, cooperative work and individual effort in this period.
CEIN7 - Identify learning difficulties and cognitive dysfunctions in the 0-6 period, in particular difficulties relating to attention.
CEIN8 - Know how to notify other specialist professionals and promote collaboration between the center and the early childhood education teacher in attention to the special educational needs that arise.
CEIN9 - Acquire the resources to promote the educational integration of pupils with difficulties in the 0-6 period.
CEIN10 - Create and maintaining communication links with families in order to influence effectively the educational process in the 0-6 period.
CEIN11 - Know and be able to exercise the functions of tutor and mentor during the early childhood education stage in relation to family education.
CEIN12 - Promote and collaborate in actions inside and outside the school, organized by families, councils, and other institutions with an impact on civic education during the 0-6 period.
CEIN13 - Critically analyze and incorporate the most relevant current social issues that affect family and school education in the early childhood education stage: social and educational impact of audiovisual languages and screens; changes in gender and intergenerational relations; multiculturalism and interculturality; discrimination and social inclusion; and sustainable development.
CEIN14 - Know about the historical evolution of the family, different types of families, and life styles, and education in the context of the family.
CEIN15 - Know the basic principles of healthy development and behavior during the early childhood education stage.
CEIN16 - Identify sleep, diet, psycho-motor development, attention, and hearing and vision disorders in the 0-6 period.
CEIN17 - Collaborate with specialist professionals to resolve these disorders in the early childhood education stage.
CEIN18 - Detect emotional, dietary, and welfare deficiencies that affect the appropriate physical and psychiatric development of pupils aged between zero and six.
CEIN19 - Understand that the daily dynamic in early childhood education changes depending on each pupil, group, and situation, and know how to be flexible when exercising the role of teacher.
CEIN20 - Value the importance of stability and regularity in the school environment, timetables, and the moods of the teachers as factors that contribute to the harmonious and comprehensive progress of pupils.
CEIN21 - Know how to work in a team with other professionals from inside and outside the center to help each student, as well as in the planning of learning sequences and in organizing working situations in the classroom and play area, identifying the particular features of the 0-3 period and the 3-6 period.
CEIN22 - Attend to the needs of pupils aged from zero to six, transmitting security, tranquility, and warmth to them.
CEIN23 - Understand that systematic observation is a basic instrument for being able to reflect on practice and reality, as well as contributing to innovation and improvement in early childhood education.
CEIN24 - Command the techniques for observing and recording educational activities, particularly in the early childhood education stage.
CEIN25 - Undertake field analysis (especially in the area of early childhood education) with observational methodology, using information technologies, documentation, and audiovisual materials.
CEIN26 - Know how to analyze the data obtained, critically understand reality (above all in the field of early childhood education), and prepare a report with conclusions.
CEIN27 - Locating the early childhood school within the Spanish education system, and in the European and international contexts.
CEIN28 - Know Spanish and international experiences, and examples of innovative practices in early childhood education.
CEIN29 - Value the importance of team work, especially in the area of early childhood education.
CEIN30 - Participate in the preparation and monitoring of educational projects in early childhood education in the framework of center-based projects, and in collaboration with colleagues and other professionals and social agents.
CEIN31 - Know the legislation that regulates early childhood schools and their organization.
CEIN32 - Evaluate personal relationships with each pupil and his or her family as a quality educational factor in the zero to six period.
CEIN33 - Know the scientific, mathematical and technological bases of the curriculum for the 0-6 stage, as well as theories about the acquisition and development of the corresponding knowledge.
CEIN34 - Know the didactic strategies for developing numerical representations and notions of spatial, geometric, and logical development in the zero to six age-group.
CEIN35 - Understanding mathematics as sociocultural knowledge and its particular features in the Early Childhood Education stage.
CEIN36 - Know scientific methodology and promotion of scientific thinking and experimentation in the zero to six year-old period.
CEIN37 - Acquire knowledge of the development of thought, customs, beliefs, and social and political movements throughout history.
CEIN38 - Know the most outstanding moments in the history of the sciences, and techniques and their significance, as well as whether they have an influence on the learning of the content related to all of this in the early childhood stage.
CEIN39 - Prepare didactic proposals in relation with the interaction between science, technology, society, and sustainable development, appropriate to the Early Childhood Education stage.
CEIN40 - Promoting interest and respect for the natural, social, and cultural environment through didactic projects appropriate for ages from zero to six.
CEIN41 - Promote experiences to introduce pupils to information and communication technologies throughout the early childhood education stage.
CEIN42 - Know the language and reading and writing curricula for this stage of early childhood education, as well as theories on the acquisition and development of the corresponding knowledge.
CEIN43 - Promote speaking and writing skills between the ages of zero and six.
CEIN44 - Know and have command of oral and written expression techniques as the basis of the teaching task.
CEIN45 - Know the oral tradition and folklore, and their applicability to learning in the 0-6 period.
CEIN46 - Understand the move from speech to writing, and know the different registers and uses of language to use this knowledge in the activities appropriate to the early childhood education stage.
CEIN47 - Know the process of learning to read and write, and their teaching.
CEIN48 - Confront language learning situations in multilingual settings with particular attention to the factors relating to the 0-6 period.
CEIN49 - Recognize and evaluate the appropriate use of verbal and non-verbal language in the early childhood education stage.
CEIN50 - Know and adequately use resources for promoting reading and writing in the zero to six years period.
CEIN51 - Acquire literary training, in particular young children's literature.
CEIN52 - Be able to encourage a first approximation to a foreign language before the age of six.
CEIN53 - Know the music, art and crafts, and bodily expression bases of the curriculum for this stage of Early Childhood Education, as well as theories on the acquisition and development of the corresponding knowledge.
CEIN54 - Know and use songs to promote auditory, rhythmic, and vocal education in the zero to six years of age period.
CEIN55 - Knowing how to use play as a didactic resource in early childhood, as well as designing learning activities based on play principles.
CEIN56 - Develop didactic plans that encourage musical perception and expression, motor skills, drawing, and creativity in the zero to six year-old period.
CEIN57 - Analyze audiovisual languages and their educational implications in the Early Childhood Education stage.
CEIN58 - Promote sensitivity regarding plastic expression and artistic creation in the early childhood age.
CEIN59 - Acquire a practical knowledge of the zero to six classroom and its management.
CEIN60 - Know interaction and communication processes and apply them in the early childhood classroom, as well as have a command of the necessary social skills and abilities to encourage a climate that facilitates learning and coexistence.
CEIN61 - Monitor and track the educational process and, in particular, teaching and learning, through the command of the necessary techniques and strategies in the zero to six year age-group.
CEIN62 - Relate theory and practice with the reality of the classroom and early childhood educational center.
CEIN63 - Participate in teaching activities and acquire know-how, acting and reflecting from practice, with particular attention to the factors relating to the 0-6 period.
CEIN64 - Participate in suggestions for improvement in the different areas of action that can be established in a center, especially in relation to the characteristics of the early childhood education stage.
CEIN65 - Regulate interaction and communication processes in groups of pupils aged from 0-3 and from 3-6 years.
CEIN66 - Know forms of collaboration with the different sectors of the educational community and the social surrounding, with particular attention to the needs of the 0-6 age-group.
Studies in Early Childhood Education ENABLE graduates to practice as Early Childhood teachers at Early Childhood level at public, charter and private schools, in accordance with the current legislation.
Graduates of Early Childhood Education at Comillas will be particularly prepared to face the problems and challenges arising from multilingual education, the incorporation of Information and Communication Technologies into school life, the inclusive attitude to diversity, the collaborative openness of schools to families and the territorial and social context of efficient learning from basic material instruments.HIGH LEVEL of English and qualification for teaching English.
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.
Students of the Early Childhood Education from Comillas are prepared to practice in Spain and the European Union as:
Early Childhood tutor teacher.
Early Childhood English teacher.
Early Childhood Catholic Religion teacher, if they have completed the Ecclesiastic Declaration of Academic Skills (DECA).
Publishers who produce educational content
Management of educational centres
Entrepreneurship activities in the educational, socio-recreational and sports area
Related official Master's Degrees Official Master's Degree in Teaching Compulsory Secondary and Pre-university Education
TIMETABLES AND EXAMS
General Academic Calendar of the University
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, 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).