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Master in Teaching

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



Application period: November 20th, 2018 – February 20th, 2019



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 professional.

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



  • 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 needs, creating opportunities for their students, teaching students how to interact with others, and fostering the right attitude for their students.

Requirements to apply to the Master

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Be a native English speaker with a Passport from one of the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, the United States, the Philippines, Ireland, Malta, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden or the United Kingdom
  • 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 strategies which allow you to pursue jobs as an 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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