The bachelor's degree in Primary Education produces professionals who are capable of organizing learning situations tailored to today's socio-educational reality, understanding how schools are organized and operate, performing teaching and tutoring tasks, and supporting students and their families. 
The bachelor's degree in Primary Education produces professionals who are committed to education and aware of the importance of their role in society. It contributes to children's education, supporting their personal and social development and fostering their ability to learn with the help of educational strategies from the areas covered by primary education. Students receive basic and specific educational training in all the fields of knowledge and disciplines covered in the primary education stage, in school organization and management principles, and in the processes of physical, emotional and intellectual development typical of this age. Students can earn minors in Attention to Diversity, School Libraries, Music Education, Curricular Development, Art Education, Physical Education, e-Learning Technologies, Communication and Expression, and Foreign Languages (English). 

Basic information

TypeBachelor's degrees
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Education
Branch of knowledge
  • Social Sciences
Mode of delivery


Number of places available

450 (excluding double degrees)

Length of course4 academic years
Language(s) of instructionCatalan 75,5%, Spanish 21,6%, English 2,9%
Admission grade

8,894  (July 2023, start of process, via official entrance examinations/vocational training)


Approximate price per credit17,69 €
Compulsory placementsYes
Course detailsIndicators
Professional practiceYes
Profesión regulada--

Primary school teacher


Objectives and competences


  • Analyse and plan the task of education in response to the needs of current society.
  • Understand the characteristics and conditions under which school learning takes place and carry out a tutorial function, guiding parents and students.
  • Act as mediators so that the classroom activity is significant and stimulates all students' potential to develop.
  • Promote values such as mutual tolerance, effort, perseverance, discipline, gender equality and human rights.
  • Motivate students to progress effectively through school, through a holistic educational approach.
  • Organise how students interact with the object of study, and promote independent and cooperative learning.
  • Design and develop educational projects, modules, environments, activities and materials, including digital materials, so that the curriculum can be adapted to a wide range of students and ensure their well-being.
  • Use the educational task of assessment to bring about improvements in the teaching and learning processes.
  • Teach in multicultural and multilingual contexts.
  • Adopt an ethical approach as a teacher: act with responsibility, take decisions and critically analyse proposals on education emerging from research and education innovation.
  • Lead innovation projects in curricular areas for which specific expertise is available.


General competences

The general competences described in the report on the bachelor's degree Teacher in Primary Education are based on an understanding of learning as a complex, diverse, universal phenomenon involving the capacity to regulate the process yourself, adapt to new situations, and combine information from different fields to create new knowledge. From this perspective, information needs must be identified, analysed, and communicated in different registers in a critical, creative way to solve problems and manage projects. To achieve this, criticism and self-criticism, as well as personal and professional ethical commitment, are required. The social and environmental impact must be evaluated to improve quality.  

Specific competences

The specific competences that students should develop in the bachelor's degree Teacher in Primary Education are focused on key concepts such as understanding the characteristics and conditions of learning, to determine how to influence student development in different contexts and family situations. It is important to understand how schools and adult education classes are organised, and to share knowledge and evaluate experiences through group work. In terms of the organisation of teaching, it is vital that interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary and multidisciplinary knowledge is organised in an integrated, independent way, based on designing projects that embrace diversity. Consequently, it is important to identify and help students with learning or behavioural difficulties, and know how to request advice from various services and specialists.
Teaching involves improving, updating and adapting to the latest scientific, educational, social and cultural changes. Therefore, it is essential to participate in innovation projects that incorporate information and communication technologies to foster a critical and responsible attitude in students, and to analyse the complexity of the teacher's role in the relationship between school and society, from an ethical and responsible perspective.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

  • The bachelor's degree Teacher in Primary Education is a university qualification and can be accessed by candidates who meet the University of Barcelona's admission requirements, as indicated by the Office for University Entrance.
  • Primary school teachers work in a professional environment that requires great dedication to others, specifically to children and their families, along with the other professionals associated with child development. Therefore, it is essential to have very good interpersonal and social skills. In particular, it is important to be emotionally balanced and to have the skills needed to work in a team and adopt the required roles in group projects.
  • Students are expected to have an interest in culture, human and scientific knowledge, and above all, to respect different beliefs, social practices and cultures.
  • Academically, students must be capable of regulating their own learning (planning, organising, taking and evaluating decisions, and acting accordingly). They must be able to produce knowledge rigorously in the framework of education, both individually and as a group, and generate new ideas based on researching and reflecting on the subjects covered in initial training in the bachelor's degree in Primary Education.

Access requirements and conditions

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain.

Applicants holding higher educational qualifications from a university outside Spain should consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications to find out about specific admission requirements.


Students that have studied abroad and who wish to study at the University of Barcelona may be admitted to EHEA bachelor's degree courses. Procedures for gaining admission will depend on the qualifications held by each applicant.

For further information about admission, consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications.


As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online via the Món UB portal. To find out the date and time you have been assigned, check the specific information for your course. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned.

Academic information


Support and guidance

Pre-enrolment information and events


Course curriculum

Subjects and course plans

Distribution of credits

Basic training 60
Compulsory 102
Optional 27
Compulsory placements 45
Compulsory final project 6

List of subjects

Subject Language Type Credits
Advanced English 1st semester Optional 6
Care for Students in Risk Situations of Social Exclusion 2nd semester Optional 3
Catalan and Spanish: Languages in Contact in the School Classroom 2nd semester Optional 6
Collaborative Learning in Networks 2nd semester Optional 3
Contemporary Catalan and Spanish Literature 1st semester Optional 6
Creative Workshops 1st semester Optional 6
Cultural Aspects of English-Speaking Countries 2nd semester Optional 3
Design, Creation and Evaluation of Activities Mediated by Digital Technology 2nd semester Optional 6
Development, Coordination and Management of Information Technology in the School Classroom 2nd semester Optional 3
Digital Image and Learning 2nd semester Optional 6
Disability, Development and Learning 1st semester Optional 6
Ear Training and the Recital 2nd semester Optional 3
Education, School and Diversity 2nd semester Optional 6
English Language Pronunciation 2nd semester Optional 3
Engraving and Printing 2nd semester Optional 3
Geography, Landscape and the Inner-City 1st semester Optional 6
History and Heritage of Art 2nd semester Optional 6
History of Art in the School Classroom 2nd semester Optional 3
Inclusive Physical Education 2nd semester Optional 3
Interpretation of the Picture 1st semester Optional 6
Introduction to Team Sports 2nd semester Optional 3
Learning English Using Stories 2nd semester Optional 3
Library and Information Science for Primary and Secondary School Teachers 1st semester Optional 6
Linguistics applied to Foreign Language Learning 2nd semester Optional 6
Mathematics: Everyday Aspects and Recreational Mathematics 1st semester Optional 6
Mathematics for Students with Special Needs 2nd semester Optional 6
Measures and Educational Support for Students with Specific Needs 1st semester Optional 6
Motor Play and Recreational Activity 2nd semester Optional 3
Motor Skills, Recreation and Introduction to Sport 1st semester Optional 6
Multimodal Communication for Educational Innovation 1st semester Optional 6
Music and Movement: Training, Teaching and Learning 2nd semester Optional 6
Musical Groups and Ensembles in the Primary School 2nd semester Optional 3
Musical Instruments: Training and Didactics 2nd semester Optional 3
Nature and the Environment 2nd semester Optional 6
New Environments and Digital Resources 2nd semester Optional 3
Perceptual and Motor Skills and Physical Theatre 1st semester Optional 6
Physical Condition and Health 2nd semester Optional 6
Reading for Young Children 2nd semester Optional 3
Recreative Science in Daily Classroom Practice 1st semester Optional 6
School Projects and Experiences in Promoting Diversity 2nd semester Optional 3
Space and Volume 2nd semester Optional 3
Teaching and Learning of English 1st semester Optional 6
Teaching and Learning of Music 1st semester Optional 6
Teaching and Learning with Digital Technology 1st semester Optional 6
Teaching Sciences beyond the Classroom: Field Trips and Educational Visits 2nd semester Optional 3
The Library and Reading Curricula in Primary Education 2nd semester Optional 6
The New Graphic Art Forms: the Album, the Comic and Film 2nd semester Optional 3
The Story in the Oral Tradition and Documental Sources 2nd semester Optional 3
The Teaching and Study of Catholicism as a Subject in the School Classroom 2nd semester Optional 6
Toys and Other Objects 2nd semester Optional 3
Visual Culture and Childhood 1st semester Optional 6
Voice and Song: Training and Teaching and Learning 1st semester Optional 6
Working with Learner Difficulties in Communication, Reading and Writing 2nd semester Optional 3

Pathways and specializations

Specialization in Physical Education
Specialization in Education in Music
Specialization in Visual Education and Education in Plastic Arts
Specialization in Foreign Languages
Specialization in Curricular Development
Specialization in School Libraries
Specialization in Digital Technology for Learning, Communication and Expression
Specialization in Attention to Diversity
Check the planning of the different pathways of the degree

Previous years


Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment.They are therefore included in the academic record.  There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.

Institutional information


Career opportunities

What can you work on ?

You will be able to work in the following fields:

  • Primary school teaching.
  • Out-of-school educational activities.
  • Education departments in educational organizations and institutions (zoos, museums, parks, gardens, theatres, holiday camps, art and sports associations).
  • Related economic activities (production and distribution of teaching materials, material to facilitate teaching, text books, computer programmes, etc.).

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Secretary: 934 020 269

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