Ainoa Solano, student from Spain
“I think this master changes your point of view related to bilingual education. The master offers a cooperation and collaboration work part and I think this is one of it's strongests assets. The master is definitely the best option when you are looking for quality and complement learning for your future."
The Master’s Degree in Bilingual Education will help meet the current demand for experts in the field of bilingual teaching and learning. Successful graduates can choose from a range of positions within the bilingual education context. Skills developed during the course prepare students to work in the following areas:
- Primary and secondary school bilingual teaching.
- Assessment and management of bilingual programs in schools.
- Curriculum development.
- Materials design and evaluation.
- Assessment of ICT tools applied to bilingual education.
- Research and innovation in bilingualism and related educational issues.
UCAM’s career services will be available to students, including the SOIL – i.e. the “Orientation and Work Placement Service” of UCAM, “Portal de Empleo” – the university’s employment portal – and the “Network of Recruiting Erasmus”, a service that promotes international students’ employment in top companies throughout Spain.
UCAM Master’s Degree in Bilingual Teaching (English) was particularly designed for people who want to reach the level of linguistic and methodological competence necessary to teach in bilingual education and CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) programs.
This Master’s Degree is aimed at international and Spanish university graduates from different academic backgrounds such as Pre-Primary and Primary Education, Engineering, and other graduates with an interest in bilingual teaching and in the CLIL approach. This Master’s Degree in Bilingual Teaching is also aimed at all those teachers now working in Primary or Secondary private or state schools. As an entry requirement for this postgraduate degree, candidates must have and prove the B1 level of English language (according to the CEFR.
Students are offered an opportunity to gain valuable classroom experience working alongside teachers who are fully involved in providing quality bilingual education.
This Master’s program is built on 5 fundamental pillars: adequate training in English language and CEFR level B2 certification (through an official university master degree with B2 CEFR competences); the use of bilingual strategies and resources; the study of their underlying theories; the application of these theories during work placements in schools; and the consolidation of the acquired knowledge in the final Master’s thesis.