Master's Degree in Teacher Training
Academic year 2023-24
You may also view this information for the 2022-23 academic year.
General information about Master's external internships
External placements are a training activity undertaken by university students and supervised by the UIB. Their aim is for students to be able to apply and supplement the knowledge they have acquired during their academic training, pick up skills that will prepare them for professional work and help bolster their employability.
Placements may be done at domestic and international companies, organisations and institutions, including the UIB itself, in accordance with the relevant curriculum.
Given the training nature of placements, in no way do they include the obligations inherent to an employment contract, as they are strictly for learning purposes.
They may be categorised into two types:
- External curricular placements. These are subjects included on the official UIB postgraduate syllabi for Masters programmes and are similar to the external placement subjects on undergraduate degree programmes. The activities are organised by each degree programme in accordance with the guidelines and supervision of the Centre for Postgraduate Studies.
- External extracurricular placements. These types of placements are voluntary for students and run during their learning programme. In order to undertake extracurricular placements, students must be registered on an official postgraduate or UIB-specific programme. In the event that the master's degree has a curricular placement subject, students may request extracurricular placements be accredited. This should be requested before the end of the academic year when the placements ran. Extracurricular placements are managed by the DOIP (see section: 'Are you looking for work/placements at companies?').
The placement agreement and appendix must be signed by all participating parties before students begin their placement.
For further information, please see the specific 'practicum' or 'external placements' subject course guides for each programme, contact the degree management team and read the following supplementary documents:
- UIB regulations for external placements
- CEP rules of procedure for external placements
- Procedure for signing external curricular placement agreements on master's degree programmes with a company or a department at the UIB
- Example of the appendix sent via e-mail to students, and company and UIB tutors
- Template 4480 for postgraduate external curricular placement agreements and appendices. This document can be found at the following link: UIB > Coneixeu-nos > Organització > Convenis i acords marc > Models
- Information on hazard prevention during external placements.
(This document is currently being drafted. As a provisional step, please click on the following link http://prevencio.uib.cat/ for information and contact details.)
External placements at educational centres in the Balearic Islands
The placement period consists of two phases: an observation phase (November 2022) and an educational intervention phase (March-May 2023).
The assignment of students to the centre where they will undertake their placement will be carried out by the master's degree study programme leadership, and it will take place before the start of the observation period of the centres that participate in the annual call to take on students on placements of the Regional Ministry of Education.
The placements for all specialities will be carried out in the morning, except for the Technology Services, Economics, and Technology and Computer Science specialities, which may have a limited number of places available in the afternoon, as they will be taught in vocational training cycles. For these three specialities the allocation procedure will be as follows: Once the call issued by the Regional Ministry of Education for schools in the Balearic Islands that wish to take on students from the Master's Degree in Teacher Training has been resolved, the number of places available for these three specialities will be determined, and the students who are allocated these places will be able to carry out their placements in the afternoon shift, in vocational training cycles. It will not be possible for these students to prioritise their geographical area of preference, since the allocation will be conditioned by the availability both of the educational centre and of the tutor coordinating the placement.
In the event that the number of places available in the afternoon is lower than the number of students enrolled in the aforementioned specialities, priority will be given in accordance with the following criteria:
- Having a current work contract in the morning, of at least 4 hours a day, from 8am to 3pm, which makes it difficult for the student to undertake his/her placement in the morning.
- The average mark in the academic record of the entrance qualification.
The places will be allocated until the number of places available in the educational centres of the Balearic Islands that take on students from the Master's Degree in Teacher Training by the Regional Ministry of Education is reached.
Please, bear in mind that there is NO GUARANTEE that all students enrolling for the Technology Services, Economics, and Technology and Computer Science specialities of the Master's Degree in Teacher Training will be able to undertake their placements in the afternoon.