|Length of program||1 year|
|Degree Director||Dr. David Simó||Dr. Jesús Valero-Garcia|
The University Master’s in Attending to Diversity and Inclusive Education offered by the Blanquerna-URL Faculty of Psychology, Education and Sport Sciences empowers students to manage and innovate inclusive educational practice in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Education. In this respect, students can contribute to the fact that the school becomes inclusive and provides specialised care both to pupils with support needs and their families, both in a mainstream school and in a specialized centre. Furthermore, this Master’s course also empowers students to participate in and promote action/research lines in the field of planning and attention in Primary and Secondary Education.
The Master’s is targeted at graduates and holders of diplomas or Bachelor’s degrees in Teacher Training, Psychology, Education, Social Education, Speech and Language Therapy, Physical Therapy and other degrees (with a previous evaluation of the candidate’s academic record by the Post-Graduate Committee).
Early Childhood Education and Primary Education degree holders and Teacher Training diploma holders in this master's course will have the option to apply for a position as special education specialist at a state school and/or to join the reserve pool of supply teachers in the specialization of therapeutic pedagogy (recognized by the the Department of Education 30500).
For admission to the University Master’s in Attending to Diversity and Inclusive Education, candidates must meet the admission requirements established in Royal Decree 1393/2007, which regulates official post-graduate university programmes. In accordance with Royal Decree 1393/2007, which organises official university programmes, to gain admission into the University Master’s in Attending to Diversity and Inclusive Education students must hold an official Spanish university degree or another equivalent degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area which enables the holder of this degree of gain admission into Master’s degrees in the country where the degree was issued.
The degrees which provide admission to the Master’s are the ones that develop competences related to education and health.
Diploma holders or graduates (prior to adaptation to the European Higher Education Area)
Students are informed that should their admission degree be the Diploma in Social Education, the Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy or Teacher Training Diplomas in the different specialities, earning the University Master’s will not automatically qualify them for admission to doctoral degrees if they have not earned at least 300 ECTS in all their university studies combined.
The selection and admission criteria of the Blanquerna-URL Faculty of Psychology, Education and Sport Sciences are based on:
The criterion of student motivation is evaluated by a semi-structured interview. Among other topics, candidates will be asked about their educational and professional expectations, their competences, their work and professional status, their conceptions of learning, diversity, orientation and educational psychology. The interview will be conducted by one of the individuals in charge of the University Master’s in Attending to Diversity and Inclusive Education.
If students have some professional or work experience, or if they have studied a course or subject in other unofficial university degree programmes, these are generally recognised as long as this experience is related to the competences inherent to this degree (Royal Decree 861/2010 dated the 2nd of July 2010, art. 6). The maximum number of credits that can be recognised from professional or work experience and unofficial university degrees as a whole may not exceed 9 ECTS.
The criteria used to assess any professional experience recognised for credit are:
Only job fields related to master's specific content will be recognised (in accordance with the competences in the Master’s practicum).
The criteria used to establish the scales are formulated as follows:
The University Master’s Committee is the body in charge of evaluating the admission criteria, weighing each candidates’ professional experience and determining the list of candidates to be admitted into the programme.