Official Master in Teaching and Learning English in Early Childhood and Primary Education

Length of program 1 year
Timetable afternoon
Credits 60 ECTS
CoordinationDra. Cristina Corcoll
Application CLOSED
masters-universitarisMANG

Official Master in Teaching and Learning English in Early Childhood and Primary School 

Today, schools have to respond to new language situations in the classroom. First, teachers are needed who are capable of leading the work in fields of knowledge with specific teaching techniques, such as English. Likewise, teachers are needed who can participate in and enrich the language projects of schools and work positively with multilingualism. In this sense, this Master’s degree aims to offer innovative and specialised training in teaching English for all degree-holding professionals who want to specialise in this field of knowledge.

Admission criteria

In order to be admitted into the Official Master's Degree in English Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood and Primary Education, candidates must fulfil the admission requirements stipulated in Royal Decree 1393/2007 and its modification in Royal Decree 861/2010, which regulate the admission requirements for official post-graduate degrees. Therefore, students may hold an official Spanish university degree or another degree issued by a higher education institution or issued by an institution outside the European Higher Education Area without the need for this degree to be officially approved after the university checks the accreditation of an educational level equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish degrees. Admission through this pathway does not imply official approval or recognition of this previous degree.

1. Students must hold one of the university degrees below to gain admission into the Official Master's in English Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood and Primary Education:

  • Graduate in Primary Education
  • Graduate in Early Childhood Education
  • Graduate in English Studies*
  • Graduate in Translation and Interpreting* 
  • Diploma in Primary Teaching
  • Diploma in Foreign Language Teaching
  • Diploma in Music Teaching
  • Diploma in Special Education
  • Diploma in Physical Education Teaching 
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching
  • Bachelor’s in English Philology*
  • Bachelor’s in Translation and Interpreting*

*This Master’s Degree does not allow students who do not hold Diplomas in Teaching or Bachelor’s in Education to work as teachers.

2. A second admission requirement is having reached the English B2 level  (there will be an interview in English). This premise is essential since all lectures will be taught entirely in English.

3. Credit Recognition

Recognition for Module 4 (Practicum) [9 ECTS]

Students can apply for credit recognition of module 4 by presenting an official request to the Academic Secretary’s office and enclosing a copy of labour contract to show that the students have worked at least 850 hours as an English teacher or a teacher in English in the last 3 years.

This official request has to be handed in between the second fortnight of September and the first week in October.

Recognition for the subject Advanced Language Skills for the Teacher [5 ECTS]

Students can apply for credit recognition of the subject Advanced Language Skills for the Teacher by presenting an official request to the Academic Secretary’s office and enclosing an official certificate to show their having level C2 in English.

This official request has to be handed in between the second fortnight of September and the first week in October.

The selection and admission criteria of FPCEE Blanquerna are based on (100%):

• Language level (English, C1 or C2): 30%
• Relevancy of previous studies: 20%
• Grade point average: 15%
• Student motivation: 15%
• Prior work experience: 10% 
• Complementary training in the field of study of the Master’s: 10%

The Admission Committee of the Master's and Doctorate Academic Management Team is the body in charge of evaluating the admission requirements, assessing the candidates’ professional experience and establishing the admission list. The Faculty reserves 3% of the places offered in the Master’s for students with special needs.

Students coming from diploma programmes who want to pursue a doctoral programme shall be informed of the fact that the 60 ECTS of the Official Master's Degree in English Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood and Primary Education are not enough, which means that they will need to take 60 additional credits in order to have the 300 ECTS needed to gain admission into doctoral programmes.