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Master's Degree in Attention to Diversity and Special Educational Needs

Specialized in teaching for students with special educational needs
Master's Degree in Attention to Diversity and Special Educational Needs Master's Degree in Attention to Diversity and Special Educational Needs

Master's Degree in Attention to Diversity and Special Educational Needs


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Student profile:

Official Degree:Master's Degree in Attention to Diversity and Special Educational Needs

Center responsible:School of Languages and Education

Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences

Available places:350

Total Credits:60 credits.
. Minimum of 12 ECTS credits and maximum of 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic period.

Duration: 1 year. From October to June

Type of Education: Online

Academic Regulations: General student’s regulations. Credit transfer and recognition. Regulation of student participation.

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For professionals who can give support to students with special needs

The Master’s Degree with two itineraries, the researcher and the professional, is directed to teaching personnel wo want to expand their labor profile in attention to diversity or else to those who are interested in acquiring competences for implementing their research activity in this area.

The program’s pedagogical model is based on research in executive intelligence, with a distance-learning modality that breaks the barriers of education and allows combining personal and professional life with the educational process.

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The University Master’s Degree in Attention to Diversity and Special Educational Needs provides specific training that enables the student to enliven and innovate the educative practice including Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Education. In this way, the student can contribute to making the school inclusive which tends, in a specialized manner, both the students who have support needs and their families, whether in an ordinary education center or in a specialized one.

Thanks to specific training, the students can work in the intervention of students with learning problems, advise teaching teams of individuals and/or educational institutions on resources both in private counselling offices, such as those in special education centers, or education centers, preparing resources and programs for the intervention in learning difficulties.

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Professional internships in the best institutions of the sector

Practical focus

Updated contents adapted to the needs of the sector, with a marked practical character.

On-line training

Given the importance of the acquisition of digital competences, this Master’s Degree has the support of Global Campus, the multidisciplinary support unit for distance learning support of the Nebrija University. This has become the laboratory of the University for virtual education, as well as of ICT applied to education.

Top-level teachers

Our teaching and research staff have broad experience in the area of innovation and education research, which constitutes it as a leader in this field.


All our degrees and curricula have been prepared in accordance with the new guidelines set by current legislation, having already been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment
The student must complete 60 credits

Required Subjects 52 ECTS

  • 5 ECTS | Regulatory, Ethical and Legal Aspects in Attention to Diversity
  • 4 ECTS | Inadaptation and Social Exclusion
  • 4 ECTS | Specific Leaning and Neurodevelopment Disorders
  • 4 ECTS | Sensorial and Motor Disorders
  • 5 ECTS | Educational Intervention in Disability and Learning Disorders
  • 5 ECTS | Attention to High Capacities
  • 5 ECTS | Educational intervention in Students with Vulnerability and Risk of Social Exclusion: Cultural Diversity and Social Inadaptation
  • 4 ECTS | Support and ICT Technologies in Special Education and Diversity
  • 4 ECTS | The Role of the Family and of the Social Environment with a view to Diversity
  • 12 ECTS | Final Research Project

Optional Subjects 8 ECTS

  • 8 ECTS | Methodology in Research in Special Education and Diversity
  • 8 ECTS | Professional Practices

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Career Opportunities

The Master's Degree in Attention to Diversity and Special Educational Needs trains students to be able to become:

  • Support teaching staff in Early Childhood Education, Primary Education and first cycle of Compulsory Secondary Education.
  • Teaching staff in public or private centers specialized in special education.
  • Teaching staff for attention to diversity in public or private Early Childhood and/or Primary Education centers.
  • Hospital classroom teaching staff in reference hospital centers where the relevant service has been created.
  • Teaching staff in different centers in the social sphere, public or private, where it is necessary to attend to children or young people with specific support needs.
  • Associations and/or services of a psychosocial and educational nature that dedicate their work to caring for people with functional diversity (occupational workshops, job placement, social guarantee programs, transition programs to adult and active life, etc.)
  • Tutor in specific centers and services.
  • Training centers (workshop classrooms, external schooling units, etc.).


External internships: collaborating entities External internship action procedure External internship management process

School of Languages and Education