Degree in Early Childhood Education

240 credits - Faculty of Education
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The Degree in Early Childhood Education is one of the undergraduate degrees established by Royal Decree 1393/2007 of 29 October, Chapter III, Article 12.9, that enable one to perform a regulated profession in Spain. The conditions that must be met are laid out in the Resolution, of 17 December 2007, of the State Secretary for Universities and Research and in Order ECI/3854/2007, of 27 December, which establishes the requirements for the verification of official university degrees that allow for the profession of Early Childhood Education Teacher to be practiced.

The main aim of the programme is to train students as early childhood teachers, working on the acquisition of a set of skills including:

Personal-relationship skills that include the ability to promote social harmony and pacific conflict resolution; developing strategies for collaborative work that develops respect for different perspectives and for diversity; developing a committed attitude towards the profession, and the ability to promote educational values that defend gender equality and encourage the culture of peace.

Academic-disciplinary skills such as the ability to analyse the educational implications of information and communication technology; analysing and developing the goals, syllabus content and assessment criteria for early childhood education, and knowing the evolutionary development and requirements of children in early childhood.

Professional skills linked to the ability to cover language learning in multicultural and multilingual contexts, as well as the ability to understand, speak and write in English; the ability to create, interpret and appreciate arts and technologies associated to non-verbal communication tools; the ability to design, organise and assess learning contexts in line with childhood diversity, gender equality and respect for human rights, and the ability to reflect on and research educational practice in an attempt to improve teaching and promote innovative projects.

Credit Summary

Core Training Mandatory Elective Subjects External Practicum Final Degree Project Total
  102   72   12   48   6 240

Subjects

First-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
22000 - Contemporary Educational Thinking and Contexts Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22001 - Teaching Bases and Curricular Design Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22002 - Catalan Language and its Teaching Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22003 - Cognitive and Language Development in Early Childhood Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22004 - Foundations of Musical Education: Vocal, Auditory and Rhythmical Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22005 - Sociology, Living in Harmony and Education Core Training 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22006 - Educational Organisation and Management Core Training 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22007 - Education Models in Early Childhood Core Training 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22008 - Language in the Nursery Classroom: from Pleasure in Reading to the Game of Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
Second-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
22009 - Educational Intervention Strategies in Early Childhood I Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22010 - Inclusive Education Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22011 - Psychology of Education Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22012 - Observation and Documentation Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22013 - Artistic and Aesthetic Education. Foundations of Visual Art and Craft Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22014 - Psychomotor Development in Early Childhood Core Training 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22015 - Development and Socio-Emotional Education in Early Childhood Core Training 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22016 - Language Skills for Nursery Education Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22017 - Corporal and Musical Education of Teachers Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22018 - Stage Representation in Nursery School Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
Third-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
22019 - Development Disorders Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22020 - Educational Intervention Strategies in Early Childhood II Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22021 - Mathematical Thought and its Teaching Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22022 - Natural Science and Teaching Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22023 - Educational Reflection and Innovation Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22024 - Practicum I (0-3) External Placements 24,0 Catalan 2nd semester
Fourth-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
22025 - Technological Means and Resources in the teaching-Learning Process in Early Core Training 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
22026 - Catalan Universal Literature for Nursery Education Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22027 - Spanish Language. Communication Strategies Core Training 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
22028 - Family and School Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22029 - Artistic Projects in Early Childhood Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
22030 - Practicum II (3-6) External Placements 24,0 Catalan 2nd semester, Single round
22031 - Final Degree Project Final Degree Project 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
Elective subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
22036 - Human Science and Teaching Elective 3,0 Catalan 1st semester
22037 - Audiovisual and Multimedia Communication in Early Childhood Education Elective 3,0 Spanish 1st semester
22038 - Teaching the Catholic Religion Elective 3,0 Catalan 1st semester
22032 - Language Learning in Multilingual Contexts Elective 3,0 Catalan 2nd semester
22033 - English Language: Formal and Communication Aspects Elective 3,0 English 2nd semester
22035 - English Language and Culture Elective 3,0 English 2nd semester
22034 - Children's Language and Literature in English Elective 3,0

Calendar, specified by time groups

Timetable group Schedule Examinations
Early Childhood Education first year group 01 morning schedule examinations
Early Childhood Education first year group 02 afternoon schedule examinations