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Postgraduate Degree in Primary Years Program

Universitat Abat Oliba CEU
Program overview
1 year
Full time/part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

Program description

Postgraduate Degree in Primary Years Program

The objective of this postgraduate course is to train top-level professionals in the field of international education. It is the first postgraduate degree in Spain that offers solid training in the PYP philosophy and methodology that is taught in international centers in Spain and around the world. 

The postgraduate program in Primary Years Program is aimed at responding to the growing needs of education professionals who seek to improve the quality of teaching and also respond to current topics such as the transdisciplinary curriculum, the teaching of values, leadership capacity or problem solving. 

This postgraduate course covers all aspects of learning in the context of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program. Likewise, it offers the student useful and practical ideas for the correct implementation of the program.

Emerging Sector

More and more schools are choosing to include the Primary Years Program due to the quality of the program and the professional opportunities it offers to its students. 

The postgraduate program in Primary Years Program is aimed at meeting the needs of an emerging sector with greater professional opportunities, such as international education. The program is designed to facilitate job access for teaching professionals.  

Competitive advantage in the labor market

The postgraduate degree in Primary Years Program will allow students to know, deepen and develop the necessary experience to gain a competitive advantage in the global job market.

Admission requirements

  • Graduates in Early Childhood or Primary Education
  • Students who study the program in Early Childhood Education or Primary Education
  • Graduates in Pedagogy, Psychology, Special Education, etc
  • People with professional experience of at least three years in public, private or subsidized educational centers

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Program content

Turn 1

  • IB Philosophy
  • Teaching and Learning

Turn 2

  • Assessing the Primary Years Program (PYP)
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning and PYP
  • Curriculum Design
  • The use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in PYP

Turn 3

  • Placement Report
  • Postgraduate Dissertation

Program delivery

The postgraduate program in Primary Years Program is taught entirely online and lasts approximately one year. The schedule is adjusted to the rhythm of each student, so that it is they who choose if they want a full or part-time dedication, and how many hours they want to dedicate per day/week.

Students who want to pursue postgraduate studies in conjunction with undergraduate studies may also do so. In this case, they will begin the postgraduate course in the third year of the degree and will extend until the fifth year. 

Tuition fees

Total amount: €2475


Total ECTS: 30 credits

Career opportunities

The postgraduate degree in Primary Years Program enables you to work in international centers both in Spain and abroad for infant or primary education as well as in private, subsidized or public centers for infant or primary education. 

Students can perform different functions in the center, such as:

  • Professor
  • Tutor teacher 
  • Coordinator of the Primary Years Program
  • English coordinator 
  • Head of studies

In addition, this degree, together with the teaching experience in international schools, also offers the possibility of collaborating in the numerous projects of the International Baccalaureate Organization. 

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Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

Abat Oliba CEU University, located in Barcelona, is one of three privately run, social-initiative universities that make up the CEU educational group, established by the Catholic Association of Propagandists. Officially recognised as a university in 2003, it has more than...

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Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

Carrer de Bellesguard, 30
08022 Barcelona Barcelona

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