MASTER'S DEGREE IN
International Education and Bilingualism
  • Campus. Villafranca
  • Type. Face-to-face or Distance learning
  • Duration. 1 year
  • Languages. English
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Master’s Degree in International Education and Bilingualism

Bilingualism is creating major work opportunities now and for the near future. The educational sector needs well trained teachers, who speak a second official language and who are capable of teaching in both languages. 90% of our students find paid work on completing their studies

Many international schools have been pioneers in education, obtaining the best results in international reports. University Camilo José Cela teaches active methods that are in line with IB teaching principles.

In order to meet society’s needs, we have designed a Master’s degree in International Education and Bilingualism, tied in with an IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning and an IB Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning Research.

This Master’s Degree will prepare you to obtain the Advanced IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning Research that allows you to further your career at any IB school around the world (the IB world community of schools totals over 3,500 schools).

External teaching training placements at IB schools and SEK International Schools with long-standing experience and tradition in education and innovation.

Our students can join a job pool and are offered a careers guidance service.

It allows access to doctoral studies, and 10% of the students go on to take this route.

  • Master’s degree for professionals: face-to-face mode and online mode.

Studies

Master's Degree

Language

English

Type

Face-to-face or Distance learning

Duration

1 year

Timetable

Face-to-face: Fridays from 17:30 to 21:30 and Saturdays from 10:30 to 17:30

Credits

60 ECTS

Why UCJC?

  • This Master’s Degree will prepare you to obtain the IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning and Advanced IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning Research that allows you to further your career at any IB school around the world.
  • Flexible timetables. Its educational model and exclusive method speeds up learning times in a real context and facilitates the process of adaptation from the traditional in-person model to a more dynamic and flexible model.
  • Bilingual education. Bilingualism is creating major work opportunities now and for the near future. The educational sector needs well trained teachers, who speak a second official language and who are capable of teaching in both languages.
  • Specific training in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and use of new technology.
  • An International EducationMany international schools have been pioneers in education, obtaining the best results in international reports.

University Camilo José Cela teaches active methods that are in line with IB teaching principles.

  • Doctorate Degree.The Master’s Degree enables students to carry on with their studies for a doctorate in research fields related to the English language, bilingualism and international education.
  • External on-the-job teacher training is undertaken at our own schools, with wide-ranging experience in education and innovation.This is added to excellent opportunities offered our students to innovate within the framework of a culture of quality and excellence.
  • At UCJC, technology is an essential tool of its teaching methodology and a platform enabling all of our students to get the best results from their training. It is a web 2.0 university with virtual platforms that allow permanent contact between students and teachers without limitations of time or space.
  • Teaching in small groups enables a more direct attention to individual students and better adaptation to their personal and professional needs. Our faculty of expert university lecturers and researchers apply one-of-a-kind teaching methods with diversified and innovative cooperative approaches with a clear future outlook.
  • We are endorsed by UCJC and the School of Education’s track record in teacher training, teaching University Master’s Degrees and exclusive professional training programmes.
  • Our students also have a separate jobs bank and a careers advisory servicethat facilitate entry into the job market world or allow them to improve their career possibilities.

What is IB?

The IB is an education organisation founded in 1968 that has developed international education programmes for students from 3 to 18 years of age, through the participation of educators, universities and organisations from around the world. Currently its programmes are taught in over 4,300 public and private schools in 150 countries.

The IB stands apart from other programmes because:

  • It encourages students to think critically and question what they are told
  • It stimulates students to examine both their local surroundings and take interest in international topics
  • It is independent from governments and national educational systems, enabling it to adopt best practices from a wide variety of education frameworks and curricula from different countries.

In order to teach IB programmes, schools must obtain accreditation. When schools receive authorisation to teach IB programmes it is awarded the IB World School distinction.

 

What are the IB certificates?

There are four certificates:

IB teaching-learning certificates

These certificates are considered a distinction of excellence globally. All teachers strive to show how the theoretical can be applied practically, but IB teachers exceed these expectations by far. With an international mentality, IB educators work as catalysts to instil higher thought skills in a new generation of students and leaders. In order to prepare students to be world leaders, educators base their work on a prestigious curriculum in line with IB research in education.

  • IB teaching-learning certificates The IB teaching-learning certificates offer students the opportunity to examine the principles and practices associated with one of the three IB programmes (Primary, Middle Years and Diploma Programme). This type of certificate helps new and experienced educators become thoughtful and inquiring teaching professionals. Students must decide in which IB programme they wish to specialise in at the beginning of the course: PYP, MYP or Diploma.
  • Advanced IB certificate in research in teaching-learning It offers students the opportunity to round off their knowledge of IB programmes they already hold with the added component of rigorous and systematic research to broaden their knowledge and experience. Participants study the development of the curriculum, teaching methods and assessment in detail, using the relevant literature and their own IB experience.

IB leadership certificates
The IB certificates on leadership practices affirm the principles and practices of school management leadership at IB schools, in addition to rigorous research to afford educators and principals an in-depth understanding of leadership capacities and responsibilities.

  • The IB Certificate in Leadership Practice enables students to improve leadership skills and professional aspirations in an IB context, in addition to developing and refining their capacity to play a role in guiding a school through IB authorisation.
  • The IB Advanced Certificate in Leadership Research provides a more profound understanding of leadership responsibilities and capabilities through rigorous investigative work. It includes research within IB leadership contexts as well as deep reflection on the students’ own leadership practice.

 

How to obtain certificates?

In order to obtain IB certificates you should enrol in one of the programmes offered by the UCJC. Your coordinator will explain the process at the beginning of the course.

Master’s Degree in International Education and Bilingualism (60 ECTS) IB Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning Research

UCJC degreesIB Certificates
GRADUATE DEGREESOfficial Master’s Degree in Educational Centre Management, Innovation and LeadershipIB Certificate in Leadership Practice
IB Advanced Certificate in Leadership Research
Official Master’s Degree in International Education and Bilingualism (60 ECTS)IB Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning Research
Expert Course in International Education (32 ECTS)IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning
DEGREESExpert Course in Early Childhood Education (240 ECTS)
Expert Course in Primary School Education (240 ECTS)

 

Certificate fees

Certificates fees: The IB charges fees for issuing these certificates (US$265 per certificate, these fees may vary, please check the IB website), that students must pay on completion of their UCJC programmes.

Methodology

  • Learning sessions combine various different methodologies: lectures, practical case studies, group dynamics and the analysis and discussion of written papers and audiovisual materials.
  • The virtual platform enables students to take the subject online to continue with their studies.
  • It encourages the active participation of students and facilitates the integration of knowledge acquired through individual study, adapted to the personal concerns and professional development of each student.
  • It prompts permanent reflection about the meaning of international and bilingual education as a social activity that creates more adequate and creative ways of educating and, more specifically, it promotes students’ theoretical and practical skills that will enable them to lead the way in innovative teaching processes and allows them to undertake their training with greater flexibility and adaptation to the European education scene.
  • The course is designed including common material and activities from the three IB programmes, PYP, MYP and Diploma and other material and activities that are specific to each of them.

 

Practicum

The syllabus also includes on-the-job training at an IB school. Teachers who have worked for at least a year at an IB school automatically pass this subject. They only need to present a certificate from the school to attain accreditation. We also have agreements with schools where students can do 63 hours of on-the-job training over approximately 2 weeks.

 

Timetable and places

Start date – End date
1st face-to-face course: 
October – July
2nd distance course:
February-December
Timetable

Schedule compatible with the exercise of professional activity

Face-to-face
Fridays from 17:30 to 21:30 and Saturdays from 10:30 to 17:30.
Distance learning
Online training with virtual sessions
Number of places
Face-to-face places
100 per year
Distance learning places
100 per year

Student profile and job opportunities

Candidate profile

Aimed at university graduates (Bachelor’s Degree, engineers, architects and graduates) who wish to go into teaching in the field of bilingualism and international education in any of its programmes.

Candidates should be those with an interest in the field of education in international and bilingual contexts, with scientific curiosity and an interest in general culture, good writing and speaking skills, in addition to interest in researching different subjects and acquiring skills related to understanding, interpreting and a career in such things as: interpersonal skills, communications skills, curiosity, critical thinking, autonomy, speaking in public, tolerance to stress, creativity, initiative, among others.

Requirements for accessing this qualification are, according to article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, to possess an official university degree from a higher education institution from the European Higher Education Area and that grants access to master’s degrees in the country of origin. Furthermore, students with qualifications from education systems from outside the European Higher Education Area will not be required to standardise their qualification if the university deems they are able to prove equivalent education to official Spanish university qualifications and that the country issuing the degree authorises access to post-graduate education.

The University’s access requirements for this degree, according to article 17 of the aforementioned Royal Decree, are:
People with primary or early childhood teaching degrees with level B2 in English as set out in the European Framework of Reference for Languages
Bachelor’s and graduates in English Philology and Translation and Interpretation
Bachelors and graduates in any subject who aspire to teach in the field of bilingualism and international education (minimum level B2 in English required)
Education professionals that fulfilling the three previous points want to continue their studies and culminate with a doctorate in this field (minimum English level B2)
The access routes for people over 25 and 45 and foreigners, as well as those over 40 (Royal Decree 1892/2008 of November 14 and Order EDU / 1161/2010 of May 4), respectively, have also been considered.

Job outlets

There is a growing demand for bilingual schools in Spain’s different autonomous regions and that requires professionals with the abilities and skills to teach integrated studies and with a sound knowledge of English culture and the multicultural nature of the world we live in.

The Master’s in International Education and Bilingualism + the IB Certificate in Teaching and Learning and the IB Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning Research empowers those possessing it to enter the jobs pool of schools that teach IB throughout the world.

Our students also have a separate jobs bank and a careers advisory service that facilitate entry into the job market or allow them to improve their job prospects.

 

ECTS table

MinimumMaximum
Full-time 1st year6060
Full-time (other years)3030
Full-time 1st year1530
Part-time (other years)3045
QS STARS UNIVERSITY RATINGS

The University has joined the prestigious international QS Stars University Ratings scoring system, with an average score of 3 out of 5. In terms of employability and facilities, we have been given the highest score, five stars out of five, and four out of five in internationalisation and integration.

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Job placements and employability

Agreements with the most important groups in the sector
Number of educators: 15
Doctors: 3.71%
Accredited Doctors: 67.32%
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Stages of the admissions process

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Admissions

2

Pre-enrolment

3

Enrolment

La UCJC se reserva el derecho a modificar las condiciones establecidas descritas debido a cualesquiera circunstancias no previstas en el momento de la formalización de la inscripción / matriculación del alumno, manteniéndose en todo caso las condiciones esenciales del mismo. Del mismo modo, las estancias en los países señalados están sujetas a posibles variaciones buscando siempre lo mejor para el desarrollo curricular y experiencial del alumno.

Syllabus for Master’s Degree in International Education and Bilingualism



Total credits: 60
Core (C): 28
Electives (E): 20
Masters Project (MP): 12

 

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Face-to-face places

100 per year

Distance learning places

100 per year

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Choose a maximum of 5 subjects from this list

*Give access to IB teaching-learning certificates.

**To be taken to obtain the Advanced IB certificate in research in teaching-learning

To be eligible to take the Analysis and Data Processing subject it is necessary to demonstrate prior education in education research methods.

 

 

Choose a maximum of 5 subjects from this list

*Give access to IB teaching-learning certificates.

**To be taken to obtain the Advanced IB certificate in research in teaching-learning

To be eligible to take the Analysis and Data Processing subject it is necessary to demonstrate prior education in education research methods.

General skills

CG1 Acquire an international outlook in education for students to be able to enter a multicultural educational environment.

CG2 Explain the theoretical foundation of bilingual linguistic and literary models and the technological skills inherent to each subject.

CG3 Practical use of oral and written skills in academic contexts.

CG4 Defend and respect cultural aspects and multicultural diversity.

CG5 Demonstrate commando of curricular content, new information technology used in international and bilingual education leading to adequate management of the teaching-learning process.

CG6 Demonstrate abilities for interaction, communication and research in the classroom that enables the fostering of learning and peer relations between students.

CG7 Receive theoretical and practical training on the use of L2 in bilingual teaching models.

CG8 Design and develop learning spaces paying particular attention to equality, emotions and values, equal rights and opportunities for men and women, citizens education and respect for human rights, all of which leads to making living together in society, decision making and building a sustainable future easier.

CG9 Design and carry out formal and non-formal activities that contribute to making the school a place of participation and culture in the environment where it is located; develop tutoring and advisory and guidance functions for students in a collaborative and coordinated manner; participate in the assessment, research and innovation of teaching and learning processes.

CG10 Relate education to the environment and understand the educational role of the family and the community, both in the acquisition of skills and learning and in education in respect of rights and freedoms, in equal rights and opportunities between men and women in the equal treatment and non-discrimination of people with disabilities and in the proper and democratic values of a culture of peace.

Specific skills

CE001 Gain experience in planning, teaching and evaluating subjects related to bilingual, multicultural and international education.
CE002 Know the regulations and institutional organisation of the international high school education system.
CE003 Describe the characteristics of international education and international schools.
CE004 Critically analyse the performance of teaching, good practices and guidance using quality indicators.
CE005 Critically analyse current computer-assisted learning systems in the area of bilingualism.
CE006 Promote the values of discussion, debate and effective communication as innovative and fundamental axes of learning
CE007 Critically study the influence of values and ideologies in the Curriculum avoiding the differences between the planned and taught curriculum
CE008 Design a curriculum based on concepts (form, function, cause, change, connection, perspective, responsibility and reflection) and applicable in all curricular areas.
CE009 Explore the principles that lead to the design of new materials and the adaptation of existing materials.
CE010 Commit to bilingual and international education, so that it becomes generalised in practice and new sources of knowledge and reflection are fostered.
CE011 Reflect on linguistic and non-linguistic discourses in the English language and the adoption of their terms by other languages.
CE012 Analyse the differences in the proposals on identity, bilingualism and multiculturalism.
CE013 Describe the different stages in the history of English-speaking cultures through their most emblematic authors
CE014 Appreciate the existing common framework of opinions, values and social practices that recognise the multicultural features present in our society.
CE015 Classify and enumerate the existing differences in the cognitive development of the bilingual child by establishing the lexicon.
CE016 Compare the educational system in English-speaking countries with that implemented in Spanish-speaking countries.
CE017 Make educational proposals based on the advantages of early acquisition of a second language and internalisation of bilingualism.
CE018 Know the main philosophical and sociological trends of bilingualism and multiculturalism through the most representative contemporary authors.
CE019 Know and apply innovative teaching proposals in the field of bilingual, multicultural and international education.
CE020 Develop the skills and methods necessary to obtain a sociolinguistic competence in the classroom.
CE021 Comprehend the keys to understanding the different text formats
CE022 Describe the theoretical concepts about the different theories about language learning, including their recognition in different written, audiovisual and pictorial documents.
CE023 Know and apply innovative teaching proposals in the field of bilingual, multicultural and international education.
CE024 Identify the existence of other group identities that are related to our culture as well as analysing the study of genders and the principles of equality.
CE025 Identify the form of a given text and analyse its content, vocabulary, structure and figures of speech.
CE026 Identify leadership styles, analysing their characteristics and their influence on teaching and learning processes
CE027 Identify mechanisms to help early acquisition of phonological, phonetic, semantic and morphological differences between English and Spanish.
CE028 Apply the psycholinguistic aspects of language learning through the use of new technologies in international and multicultural contexts.
CE029 Integrate the different models of audiovisual and technological languages and analyse their social, intercultural and intergenerational impact
CE030 Interpret audiovisual texts within the contemporary multicultural context.
CE031 Perceive and value the impact derived from learning a second language in early cognitive and social development.
CE032 Plan educational projects of the foreign language through the use of new technologies at the corresponding stage.
CE033 Deepen the concept of multicultural literature and its application to teaching, as well as verbatim recognition of the different trends in contemporary literature
CE034 Relate current multilingual realities to their roots.
CE035 Make educational proposals based on the advantages of early acquisition of a second language and internalisation of bilingualism
CE036 Assess the importance of psycholinguistics for teaching English
CE037 Evaluate different oral and written texts as possible resources to work on bilingualism and multilingualism in the classroom through contemporary literature.
CE038 Know and apply educational research and evaluation methodologies and techniques and be able to design and develop research, innovation and evaluation projects.
CE039 Design educational projects and general activities of the school according to criteria of quality improvement, attention to diversity, prevention of learning problems and coexistence, to the principles of equality and to the democratic values proper to a culture of peace.
CE040 Participate in educational improvement proposals based on reflection based on practice
CE041 Evaluate models of quality improvement with application to schools.
CE042 Select and use the most appropriate qualitative or quantitative data analysis techniques, strategies and programmes in the professional field.
CE043 Demonstrate, through the preparation and defence of the End-of-Master’s Project the training acquired throughout all the described above.
CE044 Analyse and evaluate the relationship between values and ideologies and how they are reflected in the curriculum through the arts.
CE045 Interpret audiovisual texts within the multicultural context.

Stages of the admissions process

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Admissions

2

Pre-enrolment

3

Enrolment

La UCJC se reserva el derecho a modificar las condiciones establecidas descritas debido a cualesquiera circunstancias no previstas en el momento de la formalización de la inscripción / matriculación del alumno, manteniéndose en todo caso las condiciones esenciales del mismo. Del mismo modo, las estancias en los países señalados están sujetas a posibles variaciones buscando siempre lo mejor para el desarrollo curricular y experiencial del alumno.

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Stages of the admissions process

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2

Pre-enrolment

3

Enrolment

La UCJC se reserva el derecho a modificar las condiciones establecidas descritas debido a cualesquiera circunstancias no previstas en el momento de la formalización de la inscripción / matriculación del alumno, manteniéndose en todo caso las condiciones esenciales del mismo. Del mismo modo, las estancias en los países señalados están sujetas a posibles variaciones buscando siempre lo mejor para el desarrollo curricular y experiencial del alumno.

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Stages of the admissions process

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Admissions

2

Pre-enrolment

3

Enrolment

La UCJC se reserva el derecho a modificar las condiciones establecidas descritas debido a cualesquiera circunstancias no previstas en el momento de la formalización de la inscripción / matriculación del alumno, manteniéndose en todo caso las condiciones esenciales del mismo. Del mismo modo, las estancias en los países señalados están sujetas a posibles variaciones buscando siempre lo mejor para el desarrollo curricular y experiencial del alumno.