University of Barcelona

Teacher in Primary Education

Course curriculum

The course curriculum is divided into four academic years (240 credits). It provides basic training in which competences are gained in psychology, sociology, communication and education. The course covers compulsory training in education focused on teaching and learning of different knowledge areas. Students complete school placements in which they undertake practical tasks of observing and participating in the classroom. Optional subjects enable students to obtain the degree with a specialization in Support for Diversity, School Libraries, Music Education, Curriculum Specialization, Art Education, Physical Education, Digital Technologies for Learning, Communication and Expression and Foreign Languages (English). Students must also complete a final project on a topic of interest to them.
 

Distribution of credits

Type ECTS
Basic training 60
Compulsory 102
Optional 27
Compulsory placements 45
Compulsory final project 6
TOTAL 240

Subjects by year and semester

FIRST YEAR
Subject Semester Type Credits
Educational Psychology in Primary Education Annual FB 12
Catalan for Teaching Purposes 1 FB 6
Educational Processes and Teaching Practice in Primary Education 1 FB 6
Sociology of Education: Social and Educational Change and Multiculturality 1 FB 6
Spanish for Teaching Purposes 1 FB 6
English for Teaching Purposes 2 OB 6
Introduction to the Teaching and Learning of Language and Literature 2 OB 6
Planning, Design and Application of Learning and Teaching Practice 2 FB 6
Tutorial Action: School, Family and Community Relations 2 FB 6
SECOND YEAR
Subject Semester Type Credits
Physical Education in the Primary School 1 OB 6
Practical Classes I 1 PR 6
Primary Education in Plastic Arts 1 OB 6
Teaching and Learning of Natural Sciences 1 OB 6
The Educational System and School Organization 1 FB 6
Mathematical Reasoning and Activity in Primary Education 2 OB 6
Teaching and Learning of Communication Skills 2 OB 6
Teaching and Learning of Geography 2 OB 6
Teaching and Learning of Matter, Energy and Interaction 2 OB 6
Theory and Practice of Inclusive Education 2 FB 6
THIRD YEAR
Subject Semester Type Credits
Introduction to the Teaching and Learning of English 1 OB 6
Musical Expression in Primary Education 1 OB 6
Teaching and Learning of History 1 OB 6
Teaching and Learning of Literature for Children and Adolescents 1 OB 6
Teaching and Learning of Mathematics I 1 OB 6
Practical Classes II 2 PR 30
FOURTH YEAR
Subject Semester Type Credits
Research and Innovation in Educational Practice 1 OB 6
Teacher Language Planning 1 OB 6
Teaching and Learning of Mathematics II 1 OB 6
Final Project 2 TR 6
Practical Classes III 2 PR 9
Optatives Subjects 1 OT 12
Optatives Subjects 2 OT 15

Pathways and specializations

Minor in Physical Education
Minor in Education in Music
Minor in Visual Education and Education in Plastic Arts
Minor in Foreign Languages
Minor in Curricular Development
Minor in School Libraries
Minor in Digital Technology for Learning, Communication and Expression
Minor in Attention to Diversity
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