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Those interested in studying and obtaining the University Master's Degree in Language Development and Communication Difficulties from the Antonio de Nebrija University must comply with the requirements established by current legislation, with the admission profile being that of a university graduate or equivalent (bachelor, associate or master's) of degrees in the educational field: Early Childhood or Primary Education, or Pedagogy, or Psychopedagogy. Likewise, given the multidisciplinary nature of the program, those students who have completed the Master's Degree in Teacher Training for Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, VT and Language Teaching, or the Teaching Aptitude Certificate (CAP) will be able to access the Master's degree.
The objective of the program is academic specialization in relation to the assessment, analysis, detection and its application to the intervention of the latest scientific advances in relation to the development of language and its possible alterations. It will provide graduates with sufficient competences for the analysis of linguistic, oral and written skills, and the processes involved in them, as well as to interpret the process of development and learning of speech, language and communication. Lastly, graduates will be able to integrate this knowledge, and design research in the area.
Official Degree:Master’s Degree in Language Development and Communication Difficulties
Center responsible:School of Languages and Education
Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences
Duraction: 1 year.
Total Credits 60 ECTS credits.
Minimum of 30 ECTS credits and maximum of 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic period.
Part-time students: Minimum ECTS: 12 Maximum ECTS: 30
CAcademic year it was implanted:2020/2021
Type of Education: Online
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The Master's Degree in Language Development and Communication Difficulties of Nebrija University entails an academic and study specialization regarding research in the assessment, analysis, detection and application for intervention of language development and its possible alterations. The proposal revolves around three axes: the analysis of linguistic, oral and written skills, the process of development and learning of speech, language and communication, and lastly, the examination of the latest scientific contributions, primarily from the area of neurosciences, in relation to its influence in stimulating language development and intervening in communication disorders.
This degree arises from the need to harmonize the contributions made by different fields of work (speech therapy, psychology, pedagogy, medicine, education, etc.), with the ultimate aim of offering an adequate multidimensional response, which combines the most relevant contributions observed in the area and offering a coordinated response, based on scientific knowledge, to the diversity found in the population that presents difficulties in the acquisition and correct development of speech, language and communication.
Likewise, we can say that it also emerges due to the need to promote cohesion and social inclusion of people with different profiles who will require personalized and sustained support during their learning process (OECD, 2016), which requires the collaborative work of different professionals involved in the management of attention to diversity.
The growing interest of recent years in the study of individual differences in the population also proves the interest in the program. It pays attention not only to the most vulnerable populations, but also to the differences found in the bulk of the population, situated within the plane of normality, which on many occasions needs personalized attention for the development and improvement of their language skills. From this point of view, we understand diversity as the heterogeneity or differences found in the general population regarding their intellectual capacity, interests, learning rhythms, socio-cultural differences, gender or linguistic differences. As Cecilia Rojas Nieto and Elsa Viviana Oropeza Gracia (2018) point out, we are going to find individual differences from the early development of vocabulary to the use of the most complex linguistic skills.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development proposes different lines of action to promote respect for the use of the mother language in teaching and learning, and the promotion and preservation of linguistic diversity; therefore, in 2016 International Mother Language Day focused on the relationship of the language of instruction with quality education and learning outcomes. In this sense, the Association for the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language (ASELE) also points out the need to renew the methods of teaching Spanish as a mother language, to adapt them to the characteristics of society, as pointed out by Espinosa Ochoa and Orozco Arreola (2018), to which we can add the impoverishment of the use of the language, which was denounced by the Association of Spanish Language Academies (ASALE).Read less
The objective of the internships is for the student to have contact with real cases and be able to observe and implement the knowledge acquired in the other Master's degree subjects.
The lessons are taught 100% remotely in the online modality, which allows you to combine your studies with your professional and personal life.
The teaching staff is made up of active doctors and professionals with a long professional career, both in teaching and research.
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.
he student must take 60 credits
In accordance with Royal Decree 43/2015 and Royal Decree 861/2010, which modifies Royal Decree 1393/2007, of October 29, which establishes the organization of official university education, as well as the Royal Decree 1027/2011, which establishes the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES), Master's degrees must guarantee the acquisition of the following basic competences:
On the other hand, students will have to obtain the following general competences:
At the end of their studies, students must have acquired the following Specific Competences:
MODULE 1: Language Development and Communication Disorders.
Topic 1. Justification.
Topic 2. Advanced knowledge of language difficulties and disorders.
MODULE 2: Research..
Topic 3. Research in Social Sciences and Humanities.
MODULE 4: Final Research Project.
MODULE 5: Internship.
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 Master's studies:
Candidates interested in studying and obtaining the diploma of Master's Degree in Language Development and Communication Difficulties from the Antonio de Nebrija University must comply with the requirements imposed by current legislation, in which the admission profile is that of a university graduate or equivalent (bachelor's, associate's or master's degrees) in the educational field: Early Childhood or Primary Education, or Pedagogy, or Psychopedagogy. Likewise, given the multidisciplinary nature of the program, students who have completed the Master's Degree in Teacher Training for Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language Teaching or the Teaching Aptitude Certificate (CAP) will be able to access the Master's studies.
Submitting the necessary documentation for admission
In general, the admission documentation will be submitted to the Admissions Department.
The student must provide the originals or certified copies of the submitted documentation, within a period established by the University, in order to formalize his/her enrollment. Any inaccuracy, falsity or omission of information, statement or document provided by the student in the admission period will entail the impossibility of continuing to exercise the right from the moment the University has proof of these events, and proceed to cancel the application for admission submitted and the place awarded, notwithstanding any criminal, civil or administrative responsibilities that may arise.
In order to access the official master's degrees, it is necessary to submit the following documentation:
In the event that the studies with which the pre-registration for the Master's degree is accessed are completed in a Foreign Higher Education institution, both the diploma and the academic record (grades) must be official and issued by the competent authorities, in accordance 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 will be taken as an admission criterion (grade average).
Therefore, anyone interested in accessing the studies of Master's Degree in Language Development and Communication Difficulties must submit, without exception, their academic record, as it will be the grade average therein that will decide their admission to the Master's degree if the number of applications exceeds the number of places offered.
Once all places are full, if there are more people interested in being admitted, they will be put on the waiting list for possible vacancies that may arise before the start of the academic year, and the same admission and selection criteria detailed in point 4 for the rest of applicants will be applied.
In addition to the evaluation of the academic merits provided by the candidate (10%), students must hold an interview (90%) as part of the admission process.
The interview will be carried out by the Director of the Program, or others to whom he/she delegates, or by University advisers, this interview is aimed at verifying the suitability of the candidate and his/her profile in accordance with the degree. It is about determining if the candidate has sufficient motivation, training and knowledge, abilities, aptitudes, communication skills, extracurricular activities and future interests necessary to be admitted as a student in the Nebrija University postgraduate programs.
Once the student has been admitted, they will proceed to enroll, which consists of the following phases:
Candidates must reserve their place. This economic pre-enrollment guarantees the candidate's place at the University. These annual enrollment fees will not be returned except for students who are conditionally admitted, or do not fulfill the legal requirements for admission, or with a justifiable medical situation.
Pre-enrolled candidates who wish to formalize their academic enrollment at the University must follow these steps:
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Program that directly outlines the scientific basis of language in comparison with the current epistemological criterion of science, especially in the field of the humanities.
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