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University expert certificate in Attention to the Diversity in Educational Environments

Pre-enrollment open

TEU en Atenció a la diversitat en entorns educatius.
  • Modality
  • Languages
    Catalan, Spanish
  • Duration
    1 academic year
  • Credits
  • Date
    October 2024
  • Planning

    Monday to Friday from 6 to 9 pm (depending on the subjects chosen).
    There is no internship period.

  • Location

    Blanquerna-URL - Carrer del Císter, 34. 08022 Barcelona

  • Faculty

    School of Psychology, Education and Sport Science

Three reasons to choose this title


Teacher with an extensive professional career in the subject taught.


Provides practical skills that will help you manage the inclusive classroom.


You can take those subjects that best suit your professional interests.

More and more schools are responding as appropriately as possible to the challenge of educational diversity by implementing innovative projects that promote the academic success of all students. However, many teachers and professionals interested in educational care for children with specific educational needs call for greater and more specific training on how to address diversity care in their schools. For this reason, it is necessary an advanced and updated training that provides tools for the analysis of all those situations related to the educational diversity in the school and, at the same time, that helps to build educational environments where all students can learn, regardless of their abilities.

Degree integrated within the Master's Degree in Attention to Diversity and Inclusive Education, if in the future the student, once completed this training, decides to continue his training with the MU will have to consult the conditions and ease of access with the coordinator of the same.

Who is it for?

Teachers, psychologists, speech therapists and pedagogical psychologists who are currently working with students with intellectual, motor, ASD, sensory or learning disabilities, and who wish to update their knowledge in these areas.

Find out more about the title of university expert Attention to diversity in educational settings


Academic information


To take this degree, the student must register for 18 ECTS. The TEU in Attention to Diversity in Educational Environments allows us to update our knowledge on specific areas of knowledge and, at the same time, equip ourselves with strategies and tools to improve our practices.

Module 1. Latest contributions in the attention to the educational needs derived from the intellectual disability (DI) (6 ECTS)

  • The DI. Key issues today
  • Good practices in the education of people with ID
  • Current DI research

Module 2. Intervention in the school setting with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Challenging behaviors in school (6 ECTS)

  • Description of the phenotypic variability of students within the autism spectrum
  • Description of the learning profile of the student with ASD. Difficulties in cognitive areas: theory of mind, executive functions and central coherence deficit
  • Basic principles of intervention in the integration of ASD students in the educational field
  • Description of the operation and approach of TEA students in a USEE
  • Augmentative and alternative language communication systems (SAAC)
  • Analysis of communication and inappropriate behavior
  • The nature of challenging behaviors
  • Positive behavioral support: concept and principles
  • Systems and strategies for functional assessment of challenging behaviors
  • The different levels of intervention: center, people at risk and specific people
  • Case study

Module 3. Educational care for children with learning disabilities: dyslexia, dyscalculia and TEL (6 ECTS)

  • ADHD
  • Dyslexia
  • Oral language disorders
  • Dyscalculia
  • Nonverbal learning disorders
  • Acquired brain damage

Module 4. Educational care for students with motor disabilities and multiple disabilities (6 ECTS)

  • Theoretical references on the education of students with motor disabilities and multiple disabilities
  • Characteristics and educational needs of students with motor disabilities and multiple disabilities
  • Identification and assessment of educational needs
  • Technology, skills and students with disabilities
  • The development of communication and language. The use of augmentative communication techniques
  • Adapted materials and support products
  • Educational intervention procedures
  • Educational models and approaches
  • Cooperation between professionals and families of students with motor disabilities
  • Available resources

Module 5. Students with high intellectual abilities (AACI) (3 ECTS)

  • Characteristics of students with high intellectual abilities
  • Identification of AACI
  • Educational intervention with students with high intellectual abilities
  • Education. New challenges in education today: from the paradigm of simplicity to the paradigm of complexity. New challenges at school

Module 6. Visual impairment (3 ECTS)

  • Blindness and low vision: general aspects
  • Visual impairment and development
  • The educational intervention

Module 7. Hearing Impairment (3 ECTS)

  • Communicative modalities used in the education of deaf people
  • Technical resources to make hearing and information easier for deaf people
  • Most notable psychoeducational aspects in the development of deaf people: oral and written language development
  • The educational intervention
  • The role of Catalan sign language in the bilingual modality. Use and functions of sign language
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Dr. David Simó Pinatella. Associate Professor of the FPCEE Blanquerna-URL. Doctor of Psychology. Degree in Psychopedagogy and Diploma in Teaching. Master in Special and Inclusive Education from the University of Bristol. Researcher of the consolidated research group Disability and Quality of Life: Educational Aspects (DISQUAVI).

Teaching staff

Dra. Anna Balcells Balcells. Associate Professor of the FPCEE Blanquerna-URL. Doctor of Psychology Degree in Psychopedagogy. Diploma in Special Education Teaching from the FPCEE Blanquerna-URL. Psychopedagogue of the Center for Development and Early Intervention (CDIAP) AINAS. Researcher of the consolidated research group Disability and Quality of Life: Educational Aspects (DISQUAVI).

Dra. Naomi Balmaña Gelpí. Doctor of Psychology Psychologist specializing in autism spectrum disorders at the Mutual University Hospital of Terrassa. Clinical coordinator of the Institute of Diagnosis and Psychiatric and Psychological Care (IDAPP) in the diagnosis and treatment of children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Psychologist at the Mutual University Hospital of Terrassa for the diagnosis and intervention of generalized developmental disorders.

Dra. Roser Colomé i Roure. Psychologist and Master in Neuropsychology from the UAB. Neuropsychologist in the School Learning Disorder Unit (UTAE) of the Sant Joan de Déu Pediatric Institute.

Mrs. Maria Teresa Corbella. Industrial Engineer; expert in ICT resources for people with vision problems from the Educational Resource Center for the Visually Impaired, Department of Education-ONCE.

Dra. Rosa Gassió Subirachs. Doctor of Medicine and Neuropediatrician from the Center for Child Development and Early Care (CDIAP) of Sant Joan de Déu and the School Learning Disorders Unit (UTAE) of the Institut Pediatrico Sant Joan de Déu.

Dr. Àngel Guirado i Serrat. Doctor of Psychology. Tutor Professor of Developmental Psychology and Differential Pedagogy at the UNED. Director of the High Capacity Observatory.

Dra. Mercè Martínez Torres. Full professor at the UB. Doctor of Psychology Member of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC). Adviser to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. Area of special educational needs and educational and psycho-pedagogical guidance teams of the Government of the Canary Islands.

Dra. Cristina Mumbardó and Adam. Psychologist and speech therapist. Master in Special Education and member of the Disability and Quality of Life Research Group (DISQUAVI) of the FPCEE Blanquerna-URL. Collaborator at the IDAPP center (Institute of Diagnosis and Psychiatric and Psychological Care).

Lic. Ana Sanguinetti Fernández. Psychopedagogue and master in Child and Adult Neuropsychology, TRIVIUM neuropsychologist.

Dr. David Simó Pinatella. Associate Professor of the FPCEE Blanquerna-URL. Doctor of Psychology. Degree in Psychopedagogy and Diploma in Teaching. Master in Special and Inclusive Education from the University of Bristol. Researcher of the consolidated research group Disability and Quality of Life: Educational Aspects (DISQUAVI).

Lic. Lola Suárez and Ros. Psychologist and speech therapist; specialist in caring for students with motor disabilities. Member of the team of the Augmentative Communication Techniques Unit (UTAC) of the UB.

Dr. Jesús Valero-García. Full professor at the FPCEE Blanquerna-URL, PhD in Psychology, researcher in the consolidated research group Disability and Quality of Life: Communicative Aspects (DISQUAVI) of the URL, and speech therapist.

Stages of the admission process

The admission process for the school's own degree studies is developed in 3 stages:

  1. Pre-enrollment
  2. Admission
  3. Enrollment


Students can pre-enroll online (by accessing Pre-enrollment | Blanquerna or the pre-enrollment option for each course) and also in person at the school.

For online pre-enrollment, you will need to:

  1. Sign up on the unique registration system and create a username (if not previously obtained) and follow the instructions to completion.
  2. Make a payment of €50 (non-refundable fee for pre-enrollment rights and processing) can be made by credit or debit card, through a secure and confidential BBVA process.
  3. Upload the required documentation through the document repository.
  • ID card (both sides) / Passport
  • Curriculum vitae
  • For foreign (non EU) applicants: a certificate issued by the competent authority (University, Embassy, Consulate) attesting that the access studies qualify for admission in the home country.


Once pre-enrollment has been completed, the candidate will be offered a date for an interview with the degree coordinator, who will assess their suitability and solve any doubts they may have about the course for which they are enrolling. Once the assessment is complete, the student will be informed of the result of the interview and how to enroll, if admitted.

Prior to enrollment, the person concerned must upload the qualifications or the receipt of the university studies completed to the document repository. If these documents are not available, the course may be taken but the qualifications will not be received and, instead, a university extension certificate or diploma will be obtained.


Once the above documentation has been assessed, and when there is a large enough group of pre-enrolled students, each candidate will receive the confirmation and information necessary to enroll. Enrollment implies obtaining a definitive place and will take effect within the deadlines indicated in the confirmation e-mail.

When students enroll, they will have two business days to pay the total cost of enrollment, by bank transfer, credit card or barcode. Studies can be paid in installments, without any interest, by bank transfer (Instructions to send the signed SEPA Document to Blanquerna)

Prices may be updated each academic year. Once enrollment has been formalized, the amount paid will not be refunded under any circumstances. Pre-enrollment and enrollment may remain open up to 15 days before the start of the course, provided places are available.

When a student enrolls, a contract for the provision of teaching services is formalized between the student and the Blanquerna Foundation, which is legally binding from the time of payment. Payment includes the corresponding insurance and, for students under the age of twenty-eight, compulsory academic insurance. If a student declines to take up a place, he/she will lose in full any amount he/she has paid.

The student accepts the rules for the use of computer services established by the Blanquerna Foundation. The student's personal data will be included in an automated file under the responsibility of the Blanquerna Foundation, so that this contract can be maintained and fulfilled. Students should note that their data may also be used to inform them about the future activities of the Foundation, or for the institution to send them publications.

In accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999 on the protection of personal data, students have the right to access their data to update, rectify or cancel them, or object to their use, by sending a letter, indicating which right they want to exercise.

This section is a summary of the general conditions for enrollment. It is only for guidance and therefore has no contractual value. In the event of any discrepancy, the provisions of the general conditions for enrollment specified in the receipt generated at the time of enrollment will prevail; this receipt formalizes the contract between the student and the Blanquerna Foundation; students can consult it on the intranet whenever they wish.

The School cannot guarantee that a course will be available if the requirement for a minimum number of enrollments is not met. In this case, the amount paid for enrollment and pre-enrollment will be refunded in full.

Foreign students

Applicants who have completed access studies outside Spain must obtain a certificate issued by the relevant body (university, embassy, consulate) confirming that the studies qualify the student in the country of issue to take the master degree or graduate studies.

Students are responsible for having all the official documentation necessary for their stay in Spain while studying at the School. Applicants can ask for a pre-acceptance document attached to the pre-enrollment receipt to initiate applications for visas or scholarships or carry out any other administrative procedure. Under no circumstances does this document guarantee a place if all the access and admission requirements are not met. Once applicants have been accepted and enrollment is complete, they can request a letter of admission from the Academic Secretary, if required, by paying the corresponding fees.

Contact us

For any doubts or queries about the pre-enrollment or enrollment process, please contact the School's Student Information and Orientation Service
[email protected]

Course price 2024-25

€ 1,880,99
Tuition fee for the entire course
€ 104,50
Tuition fee per credit 2024-25 academic year

Financing: the amount of the course can be paid in installments following the following payment plan

€ 628.25
Initial payment
€ 626.37
December 2024 payment
€ 626.37
March 2025 payment

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