You will learn to be a teacher of children aged 6-12 years. You will gain insight into what people are like, how knowledge is acquired, and how to assist children in their personal and social development.
Primary school teachers are experts in:
- Learning (from reading and counting to knowledge of science).
- Nurturing people (from listening to encouraging and accompanying them).
- Group management (from work with inclusive methodologies to solving conflicts through dialogue).
- Guidance (from personal counselling, vocational and academic advice to career orientation).
If your vocation is children´s education and you would like to be a part of their learning process; if you believe that schools are the driver of social change and you are enthusiastic about the idea of working to achieve this, then this degree programme is the one for you.
To make a decision on candidates’ admission, the Admission Committee will take into account the following criteria:
- Full academic transcript
- Admission test results
- Supporting documents
The averages of your marks for the courses in the 4th yr. ESO and 1st yr. Baccalaureate will be considered, of which two average marks will be obtained, one for each academic year. The average of this will be used to obtain your overall average mark.
Although the academic transcript is important for the selection process, all the candidates sitting the entry tests have real opportunities to be admitted.
If needed, the Admission Committee will reserve the right to call candidates for a personal interview or require additional supporting documents.
On the other hand, Primary Education is part of the group of the degree programmes where application is through a single admission process in the Psychology and Education field. Therefore, the final average mark obtained in 1st and 2nd-year Baccalaureate studies will be considered for admission. All candidates applying for admission to any of these degree programmes will be required to submit the supporting documents that provide proof of having obtained such an average mark as soon as it is available and, in any case, by Monday 5 June. Candidates who have completed their Baccalaureate studies prior to 2020 must submit it along with their application for admission.
|Therapeutic Pedagogy||Foreign Language: English|
|This specialist field provides you with the strategy and tools to manage diversity in the classroom and teach all types of students. In other words, you will act as an agent of educational inclusion or Therapeutic Pedagogy.||This specialist field will ensure you have a command of English, enabling you to teach it and subjects in English.|
You will study mainly in Basque and will have the option of taking subjects in English. Once you have completed your degree, you will receive a certificate from the Basque Government accrediting the *C1 profile for the Basque language, as you will have completed over 60% of your subjects in Basque.
The subjects for the Foreign Language Specialism will be taught in English.
At Deusto you will receive personal guidance and assistance throughout the degree programme thanks to the Tutorial Plan, which will help you to address the most important aspects in each year of study. For instance, there is a specific action plan in place to help you adapt to university life. In your fourth year of study, tutorials will focus on entering the job market.
You will have the support of a personal tutor throughout your studies. The tutor is the person to turn to when there is any type of problem or question (studies, academic performance, new initiatives, new ideas for improvement, etc.)
A practical dynamic methodology
One of the University’s key objectives is that students learn by doing. Therefore, you will learn following Deusto’s own education model, where you will play a leading role.
|1. Experiential context||We know that we learn from experience. Therefore, at Deusto, our starting point is the student's previous knowledge.|
|2. Reflective observation||Once the previous background has been explored, it is essential to reflect and examine these ideas.|
|3. Conceptualisation||We compare our previous knowledge with written theory on the subject.|
|4. Active learning||Learning does not only involve understanding theory but putting it into practice. This is attained through activities, exercises, internships, projects and/or research which affords each student the opportunity to use different abilities.|
|5. Assessment||Lastly, the assessment process comprises reflection on what the student has learned and evaluation of the work completed.|
If you fulfil the language and academic requirements, you can opt to study at a university for one or two semesters. In second year, you will receive information on these requirements and how to request a place on the programme. This is a unique opportunity to learn about another country's customs, to know other cultures and gain fluency in another language.