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Master in Teaching

Mode of study On campus
Friday afternoons
Duration and credits 1 year
60 ECTS
Dates September-June
Location Courses: Alcalá de Henares
Practicum: Schools in Madrid
Language of instruction English

Description

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Application period: November 15th, 2017 – February 15th, 2018.

The Master in Teaching is part of the Teach & Learn in Spain Master Program and it is aimed at students who have not received specific training in the field of education but who want to get the skills required to become a truly outstanding teaching practitioner.

This Master provides a training framework that integrates teaching and learning perspectives that look beyond academic performance towards understanding the whole needs of a learner. These perspectives include: teaching methods, curricular design, classroom management, learning theories, design of classroom resources and assessment and evaluation.

It is structured into three distinct areas that include; academic courses, a life experience portfolio and the submission of a Master’s Thesis. It lasts an academic year (9 months), from September to June and is worth 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits. It combines onsite classes (Fridays) with online sessions (during the week).

This is a one-year Master propio and is accredited by the Universidad de Alcalá, public university recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education.

It is further complemented with hands-on experience in a school in Madrid as language assistant through which the student will come into contact with the social and cultural diversity of Spanish schools today.

 

Objectives

  • Offering a solid theoretical framework, including different teaching methodologies, understanding the learning profiles of students and providing effective strategies for a diverse classroom.
  • Introducing, creating and applying different methods of assessment and evaluation, and classroom materials.
  • Developing the right attitude of future teachers by making them aware of children’s need for assurance, the need to experience by creating opportunities for them, teaching them how to interact with others, and creating the right attitude and healthy habits in them.

 

Requirements to apply to the Master

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Being a native English speaker
  • 3.0 GPA

 

Career opportunities

This Master provides you with basic preparation to work in any classroom with primary students. It includes basic bilingual education which allow you to pursue jobs as ESL teacher, TESOL teacher, program coordinator or immersion teacher.

It offers you the opportunity to explore other fields of education, such as curriculum development, corporate instruction, tutoring, school counseling and administration among others.

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