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Official Degree:Master's Degree in Bilingual Education
Center responsible:School of Languages and Education
Branch of knowledge: Arts and Humanities
Openings available: Blended: 25
- Online: 50
Total Credits:60 credits.
. Minimum of 12 ECTS credits and maximum of 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic period.
Academic year in which it was implemented: 2011-2012
Duration: 1 year
English level upon access:B2 (MCER)
Type of Education: Blended / Online
This program responds to the need to train qualified professionals in compulsory non-university education, who need to strengthen their language competence and adapt to new social needs and the demands of both public and private bilingual education centers.
The master's degree includes an educational stay in the United Kingdom, with the aim of delving into an area related to the program's contents (CLIL materials development, evaluation, special needs and bilingualism, etc.), an essential point for professional development in bilingual environments.
This master's degree provides the student with an updated training in bilingual education that allows him/her to obtain the linguistic qualification in some autonomous communities. The lessons are taught exclusively in English. It is a bilingual Spanish-English degree.
The contents that respond to the current needs of the teachers who teach through a foreign language: professional performance in bilingual or multilingual educational contexts, new technologies applied to teaching through a foreign language, current methodological trends for teaching of linguistic sub-competences.
It also includes a two-week educational stay abroad, in the United Kingdom, with the aim of delving into an area related to the program's contents (CLIL materials development, evaluation, special needs and bilingualism, etc.)Read less
The classes are taught 100% in English and the professional internships are carried out in bilingual education centers of any autonomous community. Internships can be recognized as professional experience.
This master's degree is taught at the Madrid-Princesa Campus, a renovated and avant-garde space equipped with the best facilities.
The student will have the following material resources and services: Reception and Information, Courses Secretary, Department of Professional Careers, Administration, Sports and Clubs Service, Library Service, Reprography Service, Technology and Computer Support Service, Medical Service. First-aid care.
Students will receive a multidisciplinary education with a modern program that is up to date with the new trends and methodologies of the sector.
It is an official Postgraduate program, R.D. 1393/2007 of October 29 (B.O.C.M. of October 30, 2007), recognized in the European Higher Education Area (Bologna Agreements), valid throughout the European Union.
The Master's Degree in Bilingual Education is an official postgraduate degree, recognized by ANECA through a favorable report on 07/29/2011.
The student must take 60 credits
The student must take 60 credits
The teaching methodology combines in-person and virtual teaching, which is why it is a mixed methodology - blended - that relies on the use of ICTs as a support for collaborative work, teacher directions (agenda, bulletin board, documents folder, links) and to the submission of assignments. The Virtual Campus of Nebrija University will be used for this.
The methodology of the Master's Degree in Bilingual Education allows students to receive online teaching late in the afternoon, where and how they want, with the only requirement of Internet access and availability of audio equipment (headphones and microphone) and of video (webcam).
In the case of the blended modality, the classes take place every two or three Saturday mornings on the Madrid-Princesa campus.
Constituted by classes that adopt different forms, according to the subjects and according to the topics that are addressed in the subjects. The lecture session lasts 80 minutes, with different moments or parts. These are master classes or group debates on theories with final discussions.
The subjects in which studying in the Virtual Campus has more importance have a prepared EDUCATIONAL ITINERARY, in which the units of the curriculum are described. The structure of the Itinerary is hypertextual, since it has content Blocks, divided into Units. In each of these units, a complete lesson is provided; other related topics are referenced, hyperlinks are used to explain or present; complementary information on concepts, definitions, bibliography is added through sales and connections with the documentation center of the subject. The professor can also teach a lecture using the VIDEOCONFERENCE system.
The type of activities that the Master's degree students carry out outside the teaching sessions are varied, complementary and related to each other, and connected to the partial and gradual obtaining of competences. As an example, we point out some educational activities that will be carried out in all the subjects of the Master's degree:
The tutoring sessions are the responsibility of the professors of the subjects, the coordinator and the director of the Master's Degree in Bilingual Education. Group and personal tutoring sessions are carried out in order to achieve a general climate of cooperation and mutual respect among the students of the group; to promote cooperation between professors of the Master's degree in a vertical and horizontal coordination; to guide students, personally and professionally, making them aware of their vocational possibilities to achieve the proposed goals.
Seminars, specialized congresses and conferences on topics related to the subjects of the area of knowledge.
The students carry out professional internships of a duration equivalent to 6 ECTS credits during the academic year of the Program, in primary and secondary bilingual schools with which the university has agreements. Students carry out the tasks that are assigned by the tutor responsible for their follow-up in the institution where the internships are carried out. These educational activities are supervised by the coordinator of the Master's degree, who is responsible for verifying that the student completes his Internship Report and submits the corresponding certificate from the external tutor, with a detailed report of the competences that were exercised and achieved.
Practical activities are always done in person, in the institution in which they are carried out. There is only one exception in the case of practical activities in ICT environments. Some students of the Master's degree can carry out their internship in specialized portals, as well as in digital platforms of publishers that support the pedagogical counseling of the publishing house. In that case, all the practical activities are carried out online and the periodic tutoring sessions, with the person in charge of monitoring this matter, can be face-to-face in the university, or virtually through email communication, videoconferencing or Skype, when the portal's headquarters are in another country.
Preparation of an academic paper, of applied research, which can be framed in any of the topics pertaining to the Master's degree subjects.
As it is characteristic of an active, constructive and cooperative learning and teaching methodology, the evaluation activities are varied. The Master's degree students can be evaluated for various tasks, among which we can highlight the following:
The teaching of the subjects and the distribution of the student's work time (virtual, in-person and online) will be distributed as follows throughout the academic year.
Although the evaluation system may vary depending on the particular characteristics of each subject, in general, the evaluation system is structured around the following elements:
The final exams of each subject can consist of an in-person exam, as well as the presentation of a project or a didactic unit.
In the final grade of the subject, the grade of said final exam is weighted with the rest of the evaluation elements, with varying weighting percentages for the different concepts, depending on the specific contents of the topic and subject. The specific weighting percentages in each subject appear in the documentation given to the student at the beginning of the course.
All grades will be accessible via the Internet, in the student's private area.
Subject: Didactics of Natural Sciences (Biology and Geology and Physics and Chemistry).
Evaluation system: Participation in work groups and discussions 15%. Directed activities (critical reading of texts, evaluation of materials and teaching resources) 25%. Design of Didactic Unit 60%.
Subject: English Literature and Culture.
Evaluation system: Participation in work groups and discussions 15%. Directed activities (critical reading of texts, reviews) 15%. Conceptual exam 70%.
The reading and defense of the Master's degree Final Research Project can only be done once the rest of the subjects of the Curriculum are passed.
The final grade of the project will be established by weighing the grade given by the Tribunal (50%) and the grade of the Project Tutor (50%).
Eminently practical teaching methodology. All professors have proven professional experience in their teaching area.
As established in article 16 of RD 1393/2007, modified by RD 861/2010, students who meet any of the following conditions may access these studies:
In general, the admission documentation will be submitted to the Admissions Department.
The student must provide the originals or certified copies of the documentation submitted within a period established by the University in order to formalize their enrollment. Any inaccuracy, falseness or omission of the data, statement or document provided by the student in the admission period will imply the impossibility of him/her continuing to exercise the right from the moment the University has proof of these facts, proceeding to the cancellation of the application for admission and the place that was awarded, without prejudice to any criminal, civil or administrative responsibilities that may arise.
In order to access the official university master's degrees, it is necessary to submit the following documentation:
In the event that the studies used to access the pre-registration of the Master's Degree are taken in an institution of Foreign Higher Education, both the degree and the academic record (grades) must be official and issued by the competent authorities, in agreement with the legal system of the country of origin.
If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places offered, the student's academic record (average grade) will be taken as admission criteria.
Therefore, all those interested in accessing the studies of the Master's Degree in Bilingual Education must submit, without exception, their academic record, as it will be the average grade that decides their admission to the Master's degree, in the event that the number of applications exceed the number of places offered.
Once the places are full, in the case of having more people interested in accessing the degree, they will remain on the waiting list in the event of possible open spots that may arise before the beginning of the course, applying the admission and selection criteria detailed in point 4 for the rest of applicants.
In addition to the evaluation of the academic merits provided by the candidate (40%), students must take the following tests that are part of the admission process.
A Preparation Course will be offered on the essential basic concepts and skills (indicated below), to guarantee the success of those admitted in the different subjects of the Educational Period, which correspond to the 60 ECTS credits of the Master's Degree in Bilingual Education. The preparation course consists of two parts:
The Master's Degree in Bilingual Education tries to respond to the growing demand of competent professionals to deliver a bilingual education within the professional sector that is framed by the current context of language learning in Europe. At this time, it is considered essential to strengthen the students' communicative competence in English, a competence that facilitates the monitoring of academic, cultural and economic dynamics, and that offers them employment, mobility and personal growth opportunities. Likewise, the implementation of bilingual programs in all Spanish autonomous communities, in which languages are vehicular languages of instruction and communication, makes it necessary to have teachers who combine appropriate linguistic and methodological preparation.
There are numerous centers interested in hiring staff with the necessary skills for primary and secondary education, and with the communication and teaching skills necessary to teach in the bilingual modality.
The students' professional and research experience can be validated through a positive assessment of the Admissions Commission of the Master's degree program.
For the purposes foreseen in the current and applicable legislation, with the objective of making the mobility of students effective, it is understood that recognition is the acceptance by the Antonio de Nebrija University of the credits that, having been obtained in some official studies, in this or another University, are computed into different studies for the purpose of obtaining an official degree.
The following credits obtained by the student will be recognized in the new studies:
The maximum number of credits of cases c) and d) may not exceed, as a whole, 15% of the total credits that constitute the Curriculum.
Likewise, the transfer of credits implies the inclusion in the official accrediting academic documents the studies taken by each student, of the credits obtained in official courses previously taken, in this or another University, which have not led to the obtaining of an official degree.
Credit recognition must be requested by the student at the time of formalizing their enrollment. Exceptionally and with explicit authorization, a different time period may be established. The student must also pay the fees established for this purpose.
Nebrija University will take special care in the process of credit recognition for professional experience, which will be applied with a restrictive criterion and a clear correlation between experience and recognized competences, for a correct and orderly development of the new legal scenario, and within the framework of the instructions issued by ANECA, both in the verification processes and in view of the accreditation processes of the degrees.
Students must present the following documentation to the Courses Secretary:
The University may also request as much additional documentation as it deems appropriate.
The Courses Secretary will send the submitted documentation to the Academic Committee of each department, which will issue the appropriate resolution accepting or denying recognition and/or transfer.
All the credits obtained by the student in official studies taken at any University, the transferred ones, the recognized ones and the ones passed for the obtaining of the corresponding degree, will be included in his/her Academic Record, and reflected in the European Supplement to the Degree, if it is requested. The recognition of the credits in cases c) and d) will not include their grade, so they will not be computed for the purpose of scaling the record.
Documentation and information for the recognition process and sending of an indicative estimate.
Credit recognition is possible through the academic record and professional experience in the case of the Practicum.
Nebrija University will carry out, upon request of the applicant, a previous study of credit recognition without any commitment or cost. For this, it will be necessary for the candidate to submit his/her academic record, together with the curricula of the subjects and their updated curriculum vitae.
Beatriz López. Prof. of Nebrija Global Campus