University Master's Degree in Teaching in Secondary Schools, Vocational Training and Language Centres (Specialisation in Mathematics)

Coordinated by the UAB, five Catalan universities offer a master's degree which develops the theoretical and practical skills needed to be a good mathematics teacher

Several changes have been made to the study plan of this master's degree that will come into force from the 2024-2025 academic year. Please check the information on the latest version here University Master's Degree in Teacher Training for Secondary Schools, Vocational Training and Language Centres

General information

  • Inter-University
  • Credits: 60 ECTS
  • Course begins on 02/10/2023
  • Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 26/07/2023
    See the calendar
  • Places: 120 places
  • Price: €18.46 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding an EU residence permit). 2023/24 Academic year.
    €66 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold an EU residence permit). 2023/24 Academic year.

  • Language: Catalan (100%)
  • Mode: Classroom-based learning and A combination of classroom-based and distance learning

  • Teaching centre: Faculty of Education
    Classes will be held at the Faculty of Mathematics and Statitstics of Polytechnic University of Catalonia, at its Diagonal South Campus (Barcelona), from 4 pm to 8:30 pm. or from 9 am a 13:30 am.

Are you interested in becoming a maths teacher at the secondary school level, in both public and subsidised and private centres, and in acquiring the professional skills needed to become a teacher, combining theoretical and practical methods? This master's degree offers you the training needed.

The official master's degree in Teaching in Secondary Schools, Vocational Training and Language Centres must be completed by those wishing to work in different posts as secondary education and vocational training teachers.

The objective of the specialisation in Mathematics is to provide a professionalising training which enables graduates to teach mathematics and, at the same time, work as education mentors.

From the 2013/14 to the 2019/20 academic year, this master's degree has been offered every year as an interuniversity programme organised by five Catalan universities: UAB, UB, UOC, UPC and UPF. Starting in the 2020/21 academic year, the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) will no longer be participating in the programme. This change does not affect the study plan, and lectures currently offered by the UPF will continue to be offered among the other four universities (UAB, UB, UPC and UOC). The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona continues to be the coordinating university and classes will now be held at the UPC's Diagonal Sud campus (Barcelona).

In process of extinction the academic year 2023-2024 due to the implementation of the new plan in the academic year 2024-2025: it will be definitively discontinued by the academic year 2026-2027. Students who have started the master's degree in the academic year 2023-2024 and earlier, and who have not completed the regime of permanence, may complete it. More information can be found at the information about the extinction of the study plan and documentation on the extinction. Newly admitted students starting from the academic year 2024-2025 will follow the new plan: University Master's Degree in Teacher Training for Secondary Schools, Vocational Training and Language Centres. Specialisation in Mathematics.

Career options

This master's degree must be completed by all those interested in teaching at different levels of secondary education and replaces the courses offered until now to obtain the Teaching Aptitude Certificates (CAP and CCP). Therefore, it is the only way to be able to teach at secondary level, both in private and public centres.

The main objective of this master's degree is to provide students with the skills needed to become secondary school teachers and be able to teach mathematics at that level and act as educators.

We recommend that students with qualifications from outside the European Higher Education Area and who have not yet homologated their qualifications contact the corresponding Professional Association for information on the requirements to work professionally in Spain.

Work placements

Coordinator university:

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Participating universities

University of Barcelona
Open University of Catalonia
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya


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