Degree in Social Education

240 credits - Faculty of Education

Implementation year of this curriculum version

The main aim of the Degree in Social Education programme is to train professionals in the theoretical and practical knowledge that enables them to work effectively, critically and responsibly in the following fields: family education; community development; social integration; leisure education; cultural coordination and management; social and educational intervention for children and youths; social and educational intervention for adults and seniors, and finally, the field of educational intervention in diversity. In turn, students will acquire the ability to understand, speak and write in English.

Credit Summary

Core Training Mandatory Elective Subjects External Practicum Final Degree Project Total
  60   132   12   30   6 240

Subject list by year and semester


First Year

First Semester

Social and Community Pedagogy*
History of Social Education*
Documentation and Scientific Communication*
Law, Development and Social Welfare*
Foundations of Contemporary Society*

Second Semester

Developmental Psychology*
Social Psychology of Groups and Organisations*
Planning Interventions in the Field of Social Education*
Management and Governance of Social Education Centres and Programmes*
Sociology of Education*

Second Year

First Semester

Education Research Methods and Techniques
Evaluation of Social Education Programmes
Information and Communication Technologies (TIC) for
Social-Educational Intervention
Social-Educational Intervention in Minors with
Problems of Social Maladjustment I
Sociocultural Promotion Programmes

Second Semester

Data Analysis in Educational Research
Social-Educational Intervention in Minors with
Problems of Social Maladjustment II
Environmental Education Programmes
Adult Education
Social Education and Social-Educational Dynamization in
Museums and Libraries

Third Year

First Semester

Social Labour Training and Inclusion
Social-Educational Intervention in Families
Pedagogy of Juvenile and Penitentiary Delinquency
Educational Gerontology
Social-Educational Intervention in Leisure

Second Semester

Social-Educational Intervention Programmes in Persons with
Social-Educational Intervention Programmes in Schools
Intercultural Education, Social-Educational Intervention and
Education for Gender Equality
Social-Educational Intervention in Drug Dependence

Fourth Year

First Semester

Social-Educational Intervention Techniques and Programmes in
Behavioural Problems
Gender-based Violence and Social-Educational Intervention
Social Education Placements I
Elective 1
Elective 2


* Core Training

Second Semester

Social Education Placements II
Final Degree Project - Social Education


Core skills

  • CB1 Acquiring knowledge and understanding in a field of study based on the foundations of general secondary education together with the support of advanced textbooks and aspects of the latest advances in the field.
  • CB2 Being able to apply knowledge acquired as a student to a job or vocation in a professional manner, and possessing the skills that are generally demonstrated by producing and defending arguments and solving problems in a field of study. 
  • CB3 Having the ability to collect and interpret relevant data (generally within a field of study) in order to make judgments which include reflection on relevant issues of a social, scientific or ethical nature.
  • CB4 Being able to convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to specialised or non-specialised audiences.
  • CB5 Developing the necessary skills to undertake further studies to a certain degree of independence.

General skills

  • CG1 An ability for analysis and synthesis.
  • CG2 An ability to organise and plan.
  • CG3 Communication and language skills.
  • CG4 The ability to use ICT in the discipline and in a professional setting.
  • CG5 The ability to manage information.
  • CG6 The ability to take decisions and solve problems.
  • CG7 An ability for criticism and self-criticism.
  • CG8 The ability to have an empathic, respectful, supportive and trusting attitude towards subjects and institutions.
  • CG9 The ability to develop attitudes that enable and encourage work in multicultural and multilingual contexts.
  • CG10 Skills to enhance interpersonal and group relations.
  • CG11 The ability to work independently.
  • CG12 The ability to adapt to new situations.
  • CG13 An ability for leadership, creativity and entrepreneurship.
  • CG14 An openness to lifelong learning.
  • CG15 An ethical commitment to people, institutions and professional practice.

3.2. Cross-cutting skills

  • CT1 Understanding that any professional activity needs to be done in respect of fundamental rights, promoting gender equality, the principle of universal access and design for all individuals, and in protection of the environment, as well as in accordance with the values inherent to a culture of peace and democracy.

3.3. Specific skills

  • CE1 Understanding the processes, institutions and ideas that have shaped current socio-educational intervention throughout history.
  • CE2 Being familiar with the social welfare policies and legislation that support socio-educational intervention processes.
  • CE3 Knowing the pedagogical and biopsychosocial assumptions which are the basis of socio-educational processes, as well as the core characteristics of intervention environments.
  • CE4 Applying socio-educational procedures and techniques for intervention, mediation and the analysis of personal, family and social realities.
  • CE5 Managing structures, processes and programmes to foster community action and engagement.
  • CE6 Identifying and diagnosing the most common factors of family and social crisis, as well as developing the necessary mediation skills to address conflicts in socio-educational communities.
  • CE7 Applying techniques for the detection of exclusion and discrimination factors that hinder the social inclusion and employability of both individuals and groups.
  • CE8 Designing, organising, managing and assessing socio-educational programmes, projects and services in the fields of family education and community development; social integration; socio-cultural animation and management; and children, young people and older people.
  • CE9 Using specific socio-educational intervention and community techniques (group dynamics, motivation, negotiation, assertiveness, etc.).
  • CE10 Designing, producing, using and assessing the means and resources available for socio-educational intervention.
  • CE11 Designing and undertaking research projects on the social and institutional environments where interventions are carried out.