The marked professional training nature of this undergraduate degree and the current labour environment mean that the chief career path for holders of this qualification is clearly teaching at Infant Education level. Other career paths are, however, also open to graduates.
A combination of socio-psychological pedagogical training, a grounding in teaching different subjects and practical experience in schools places Infant Education graduates in an ideal situation when it comes to addressing projects which, while not necessarily directly linked to schools, are related to educational matters, particularly when aimed at pre-adolescents.
The education provided at schools is not confined to classroom teaching hours, but also involves numerous activities which, even when extra-curricular, are still of a highly educational nature. An increasing number of institutions and organisations work to some extent in the field of education and develop educational initiatives: parks, zoos, museums, art and sports associations, theatres, etc. Education also involves economic activities such as creating and distributing auxiliary material, teaching aids, text books, computer software, etc.
Given the specific educational nature of all these areas, it is clear that Infant Education graduates can find job opportunities in these sectors, all of which require input from properly trained professionals.
The degree course involves the acquisition of the following basic competences:
· To demonstrate, possess and understand the specific knowledge required for Infant Education, following on from the Secondary education received, with the support of advanced text books and including knowledge of educational research.
· To know how to apply this knowledge in real professional situations and possess skills which are usually demonstrated by developing and defending arguments, and resolving problems in the field of education.
· The ability to compile and interpret relevant information concerning education in order to voice opinions which include reflection on relevant themes of a social, scientific or ethical nature.
· The ability to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
· To develop those learning skills required in order to undertake further studies with a considerable degree of self-reliance.
Students also acquire:
- The general competences relevant to the qualification, as defined in ORDER ECI/3857/2007, of 27 December, establishing the requirements for the verification of official university qualifications entitling holders to work as Infant School Teachers.
- The transversal competences common to all degree courses at the Public University of Navarre.
- The specific competences relevant to the qualification, associated with both socio-psychological pedagogical training and teaching specific subjects.
See the complete list of competences (basic, general, transversal and specific) here.
The Undergraduate degree report explains how each of the module types (Basic; Teaching, Placement and Option) contributes to the acquisition of these competences.
In order to apply for and carry out the work involved in the Undergraduate Degree in Infant Education, students should:
· Be mature and balanced, and interested in ensuring the well-being and psychological stability of individuals, groups or communities.
· Be particularly interested in discovering, exploring and analysing human behaviour.
· Have a desire for personal advancement and responsibility, and a sense of ethics.
· Be sensitive to the cultural diversity present in modern-day society.
· Be interested in and have a flair for interpersonal communication and group leadership.
· Have a sensitivity for language, particularly for the use of second languages, having achieved good grades in secondary education.
· See themselves as people interested in culture and the construction of knowledge on the basis of curriculum options.
· Have a capacity for synthesis, analysis, induction and deduction.
Find out about registering for this degree here:http://www1.unavarra.es/estudios/acceso-y-matricula
Regarding the Community’s co-official languages, in this Undergraduate degree course:
1. students studying in Spanish study Spanish to level C1 and study Basque from level 0 or as of the level acquired before starting university.
2. students studying in Basque are bilingual Basque-Spanish students and study both Spanish and Basque to the required C1 level.
A professional command of at least one foreign language is now particularly important for all university students and especially so for future school teachers. Consequently, all official Undergraduate and Master’s Degrees require level B1, according to the common European framework of reference for languages.
This is particularly relevant in the Infant and Primary Education Degree courses. Growing demand in the education system for teachers with marked linguistic profiles calls for an additional effort to ensure a level which will allow future teachers to operate independently.
It is also necessary to ensure that some students acquire a sufficient level in order not only to teach foreign languages, but also to teach subjects in languages other than their own. This objective is achieved by acquiring the specialism in foreign language.
Two languages are available: English and French. Students may choose one or the other, or even take both if they so wish.
The Final Year Project facilitates overall evaluation of the competences relevant to the degree, condensing the training provided in all the different modules.
The project should be based on research as applied to educational innovation and focus on a specific component of the Infant Education curriculum and/or a contribution to the field of socio-psychological pedagogy and/or specific teaching approaches; it may centre particularly on the teaching problems involved in the Specialism being studied by the student.
The Public University of Navarre caters for three types of student:
· Fulltime students: enrolment in a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 42 ECTS credits per semester. A semester is the equivalent of 18-20 weeks.
· Part-time students: enrolment in a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 24 ECTS credits per semester.
· Reduced-timetable students: a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 credits per semester. -The existence of students with special educational needs may give rise to consideration on the basis of case-by-case analysis.
The degree course can be taken entirely in Spanish or entirely in Basque
Students studying in Spanish, however, may take some modules in Basque, depending on availability:
Find out all about academic matters (entry pathways, scholarships/grants, administrative procedures) in the Student Information Office
The Public University student support programme, the Tutorship Plan, assists students throughout their time at the university.
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