Early Childhood Education
The Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education provides the academic training needed to set up and develop, and later evaluate, educational activities aimed at children aged 0 to 6 years. Graduates will work in institutions catering to the educational needs of these children by offering a space for co-participation with families and which coordinate their work with that of other community bodies. The bachelor's degree aims to train professionals prepared to teach within the context of the Catalan school system.
The degree syllabus ensures students hands-on training from the very first year. The degree is based on the teaching methods of Rosa Sensat, known throughout the country for her tasks as an educator and teacher. There is a high demand to enrol in this degree. Ninety per cent of our students complete the degree and 96% of them enter the workforce.
The UAB's degree in Education forms part of the Campus of International Excellence's strategic line of action: the Education and Training Cluster. The creation of this initiative is the result of the confluence of three related factors. In addition to the various initiatives on education led by different units of the UAB, there is also the strategic interest in academically preparing a society of knowledge. The cluster is understood as a space for long-lasting improvements and innovations, made possible based on the exchange of different research groups belonging to departments, faculties and university schools.
The profile of those wishing to take this course must be a person who is motivated to work and has major social responsibility and the capacity for persuasion, who is intuitive in understanding people, has a taste for teaching, creativity and flexibility, is dedicated to others, patient, responsible and ready to learn constantly.
You must have a good command of the official languages, especially of Catalan.
To be admitted to the degree you must pass a personal aptitude test (Prova d'aptitud personal) which, starting in the 2017/18 academic year, will consist in two tests. One will assess your communicative and critical reasoning skills and the other, your logical-mathematical skills. More information on the personal aptitude test
Teachers in Early Childhood Education have responsibilities in different areas: teaching each pupil, the group, the school, the family, the community and teaching administration. The work areas are:
- Teaching in preschool education centres with children aged 0 to 3 and 3 to 6 years old.
- Services and programmes for early childhood aimed at providing support for the family, such as mother and child programmes, and leisure and cultural services, such as playschools and children’s libraries.
- Production of educational materials.
- Education services in support of schools.
- Self-employment in complementary education services.
Teaching staff list
EvaluationECTS credit methodology involves continuous assessment of all the student's work, exams, written tests, and individual and group assignments.
Number of credits: 240
Duration: 4 years
Period of study: Year-long
Part-time or full-time: Full-time dedication. Part-time option available.
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