Master in International Education

Instituto Franklin – Universidad Alcalá de Henares

Program Description

Master in International Education

Instituto Franklin – Universidad Alcalá de Henares

Application period: November 15th, 2017 – February 15th, 2018.

The Master in International Education is part of the Teach & Learn in Spain Master Program, and it is designed for future professionals, teachers and administrators who pursue a career in an international environment in all educational levels (from kindergarten to high school).

This Master provides a comprehensive background in the historical, theoretical, and social foundations of international education programs including the cultural aspects in the classroom, global English in an intercultural context, and leadership and educational management in an international environment.

It is structured into three distinct areas that include: academic courses, a life experience portfolio and the submission of a Master’s Thesis. It lasts an academic year (9 months), from September to June, and is worth 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits. It combines onsite classes (Fridays) with online sessions (during the week).

This is a one-year Master accredited by the Universidad de Alcalá, a public university recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education.

It is further complemented with hands-on experience in a school in Madrid as a language assistant, in which students will come into contact with the social and cultural diversity of Spanish schools.

Objectives

  • To understand the theories related to international education, its challenges, and its possibilities.
  • Offering a theoretical and practical framework in which students can learn and apply different concepts, techniques, theories and methodologies in the classroom.
  • Getting hands-on experience as a language assistant in a bilingual school in an international context.
  • Developing the skills to become a committed school leader or administrator.

Requirements to apply to the Master

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Must be a native English speaker
  • On a 4.0 GPA scale
  • It is recommended that students have an intermediate level of Spanish (B1 level) as some of the courses are taught in Spanish

Career opportunities

This Master prepares you to work in schools as a teacher or in administrative/leadership positions, such as program coordinators, managers, school administrators, and other positions.

It also provides you with the opportunity of exploring other fields of education, such as English as a Second Language, Bilingual Education Specialist, Curriculum development, Education development, Cross-cultural Studies.

Academic Information

Courses

  • International education and comparison of educational models
  • Curriculum design models
  • Global English in an intercultural context
  • Leadership and educational management in an international environment
  • Evaluation of international education programs
  • Teaching methods
  • Cultural aspects in the classroom
  • Learning theories

Language Assistants

Most of our students are English language assistants in bilingual schools of the region of Madrid (Comunidad de Madrid). Students can spend between 16 and 25 hours per week in the school. They are supervised by a school teacher and by an academic tutor from Instituto Franklin-UAH.

As a result of this language assistantship, students must present a Life Experience Portfolio. This portfolio will describe their professional/academic goals, a timeline of events that show what they have accomplished, their competences, and documents providing detailed information about their assistantship. It has a workload of 30 ECTS.

Master Thesis

Students must submit a Master Thesis as an essential requirement to complete their studies. The thesis must include an original project that integrates the contents studied in the academic program and the direct experimentation in the classroom.

Students can choose between the following options:

  • Developing a curriculum for specific groups of students, and creating teaching materials for a particular context. The approach should be practical, focusing on the development of strategies and materials for effective teaching strategies.
  • Performing critical and thoughtful research on a specific aspect of teaching.

The Master Thesis has a workload of 6 ECTS.

How to Apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE for 2018/2019: November 15th, 2017 – February 15th, 2018.

The above-mentioned deadlines are the final dates on which you may submit your Online Application

Application requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree
  • Be a native English speaker
  • 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • It is recommended that students have an intermediate level of Spanish (level B1) as some of the courses of the Master’s Degree are in taught Spanish.

Visa information

PRE-ARRIVAL PROCEDURES

A) European Union citizens:

European Union citizens need to be in possession of a valid European Union Identification Card or Passport; there is no additional visa requirement.

B) Non-European Union citizens:

A student visa is mandatory for non-European Union citizens wishing to study in Spain for three months or longer. A student visa must be processed in your country of residence prior to your departure. You cannot get the visa in Spain and you cannot have it sent to you. The visa is affixed in your passport before you depart from your country and must be presented to immigration officials upon your entry into Spain.

After arriving in Madrid, students have 30 days to apply for a Student Residence Permit. This must be renewed yearly. Due to the overwhelming demand for student visas, it is important that you start your process early to allow enough time for the consulate to process your request.

Please contact your nearest Spanish consulate or embassy for more information on how to apply for a student visa.

POST-ARRIVAL PROCEDURES (ALL STUDENTS)

Residence Permit and Number

After arriving in Spain, all international students must apply for a residence number called a Número de Identidad de Extranjero (NIE). Non-European Union residents must also apply for a student residence permit.

All of the detailed instructions on the residence process will be available at the scheduled Orientations Sessions.

For more details on Student Visa please download the following document.

Application Checklist

Tuition Fees and Financial Aid

How to fund your studies

When applying to the Master program students can choose one of the following options:

OPTION A (Tuition remission) OPTION B (Out of pocket tuition) OPTION C (Out of pocket tuition)
DESCRIPTION Student requests a placement in a charter or private school (Comunidad de Madrid) as a language assistant. There is a limited number of placements.
Students accepted into this option do not pay out of pocket Tuition and receive Financial Aid.
Student requests a placement in a public school (Comunidad de Madrid) as a language assistant. With this option, the student pays tuition and gets a monthly stipend through the Comunidad de Madrid. The student does not receive a placement in our affiliated schools nor the Language Assistants program of the Comunidad de Madrid.
For this option, a student can already be placed in an auxiliary/teaching program, or work in a teaching-related field. With this option, the student pays full tuition and does not receive Financial Aid nor a stipend.
STUDENT OBTAINS - Between €600 and €800 per month (9,5 months)
- Health insurance
- Tuition remission
- €1.000 per month (9 months)*
- Health insurance*
- Health insurance
APPLICATION PAYMENT Students pay a deposit: €500 (Mar 28 – Apr 10, 2018).
This deposit will be reimbursed as long as the student completes the program and does not leave before June 30, 2019
Once the deposit is received by Instituto Franklin-UAH, students are not entitled to a refund under any circumstances
Total cost of the program: 3.800 euros.
Once a student is accepted into our program, the payment schedule is as follows:
- First payment: €500 (January 10-30, 2018)
- Second payment: €3,100 (May 15-30, 2018)
Student gets a €200 discount

Once payments are received by Instituto Franklin-UAH, students are not entitled to a refund under any circumstances

or
- First payment: €500 (Mar 28 – Apr 10, 2018)
- Second payment: €1,000 (May 15-30, 2018)
- Third payment: €1,100 (Oct 1-15, 2018)
- Final payment: €1,200 (Feb 1-15, 2019)

Once payments are received by Instituto Franklin-UAH, students are not entitled to a refund under any circumstances
Total cost of the program: 4.200 euros.
Once a student is accepted into our program, the payment schedule is as follows:
- First payment: €500 (January 10-30, 2018)
- Second payment: €3.500 (May 15-30, 2018)
Student gets a €200 discount

Once payments are received by Instituto Franklin-UAH, students are not entitled to a refund under any circumstances

or
- First payment: €500 (Mar 28 – Apr 10, 2018)
- Second payment: €1.200 (May 15-30, 2018)
- Third payment: €1.200 (Oct 1-15, 2018)
- Final payment: €1.300 (Feb 1-15, 2019)

Once payments are received by Instituto Franklin-UAH, students are not entitled to a refund under any circumstances
DURATION Sep 15, 2018 – June 30, 2019
(between 18 and 25 hours per week)
Oct 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
(16 hours per week*)
Oct 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA - Must have a BA Degree Diploma - Must have a BA Diploma or expects to obtain before May 2018
- Has not been an assistant with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport's "North American Language and Culture Assistants Program" for the last two consecutive years.
- Must have a BA Degree Diploma
- Should already be placed in a language assistant/teaching program
Or
- Should work in a teaching-related field.
APPLICATION PERIOD Nov 15 - Feb 15, 2018 Notification of acceptance: Mar 28, 2018

Students who are not eligible for OPTION A will be accepted under OPTION B as long as they meet the requirements and agree with the conditions
Nov 15– Feb 15, 2018
Notification of acceptance: Mar 28, 2018
Nov 15-Feb 15, 2018
Notification of acceptance: Mar 28, 2018

Financial Aid (Option A)

Students who request a placement in a charter or private school can apply for Financial Aid and Tuition remission through the application form. There is a limited number of placements.

Student obtains:

  • Between €600 and €800 per month (9,5 months)
  • Health insurance
  • Tuition remission

Tuition Fees (Option B)

Admitted students who apply for a placement in a public school as language assistants will get a monthly stipend and will pay tuition.

  • €1,000 per month (9 months)*
  • Health insurance*

*These conditions are subject to the Comunidad de Madrid´s Language Assistants Program and may vary

Tuition is €3.800.

Tuition Fees (Option C)

Admitted students who apply for this option must pay tuition and already be placed in a teaching-related program/field. Students will receive the following:

  • Health insurance

Tuition is €4.200.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Spanish


Last updated January 29, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2019
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1 year
Part time
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3,800 EUR
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Spain - Madrid, Community of Madrid
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