Teacher Training College
"Sagrado Corazón"

Centro de Magisterio Sagrado Corazón Centro adscrito a la Universidad de Córdoba

Degree in Early Childhood Education

Internships

Updated 11/02/2013

Internship Regulations

Regulations regarding internships (practicum) for the Bachelor’s Degrees in Early Childhood Education and Primary Education of the “Sagrado Corazón” Teacher Training School, affiliated to the University of Cordoba (approved by the School Board on October 10, 2012)

Modification of the Programme of Studies

Prerequisites for Practicum I, Practicum II and Practicum III.

Practicum I, 2nd Year, 2012/2013 Academic Year

Practicum II, 3rd Year, 2012/2013 Academic Year

Number of credits assigned for Internships

  • 44 credits

Organisation of Internships in the Degree Programme

The internship will be undertaken in publicly funded non-university academic institutions of Andalusia (ORDER of 22 June 1998 to regulate internships by university students of the Faculties of Education and Psychology non-university academic institutions. BOJA number 88 of 6 August 1998, p. 9987-9989), and in other centres with which the University of Cordoba has established an agreement to that effect (see Annex 3 of this report)

The practicum shall be undertaken as follows:

  • 2nd year (Practicum I: 8 ECTS): immersion and observation
  • 3rd year (Practicum II: 18 ECTS): intervention (0-3 years)
  • 4th year (Practicum III: 18 ECTS): intervention (3-6 years)

Between the immersion/observation period and the intervention period, students will attend a face-to-face practicum at the University of Cordoba where they will analyse the data collected during the first period and design an intervention project for the second period.

Throughout Practicum II and Practicum III (intervention practices), the stays in schools are divided into two periods. In the first period students will perform the tasks described in content blocks 1, 2, 3 and 4 and design the intervention plan, while in the second period they will implement and assess the plan.

  • Block 1: Contextual analysis
  • Block 2: Educational plan
  • Block 3: School and classroom dynamics
  • Block 4: Curricular proposals
  • Block 5: Design, implementation and assessment of a specific intervention plan

Specific methodology for the Practicum coursework

  1. Preparatory seminars:
    • Information on requirements for preparing the internship report
    • Information and training for the fieldwork
  2. Internships in schools:
    • Observation
    • Collection and analysis of observed data
    • Design and proposal of intervention
    • Implementation and assessment of design
  3. Seminars of analysis:
    • Exchange, reflection and assessment of the experience
    • Guidance in preparing report

Assessment of the internship

The internships will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  • Attendance and active participation in the preparatory and analysis seminars
  • Attendance at tutorials
  • Attendance at the face-to-face practicum of the University of Cordoba. The faculties and schools will provide a report on the student’s performance following common assessment criteria. The criteria differs per level and will be provided by the faculty or school involved. Students must successfully complete this phase in order to pass the practicum at any level.
  • The report and all documents prepared regarding the observation period and teaching interventions carried out ​​during the internship
  • Self-assessment

Internship Agreements with Institutions

List of enterprises/institutions with which the “Sagrado Corazón” Teacher Training School has agreements

The University of Cordoba has signed internship agreements (see attached models) with the following enterprises/institutions. It should be noted that the agreement signed between the Ministry of Education of the Regional Government of Andalusia and the University of Cordoba accredits all non-university educational centres of the province and city of Cordoba to host student interns enrolled in education degree programmes, including the Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. The internship agreements signed by the University of Cordoba are:

Institution Date approved
Andalusian Ministry of Education 22 December 1997
Andalusian Ministry of Social Affairs 23 March 1999
Andalusian Foundation for Training and Employment (Andalusian Ministry of Employment) 10 December 2004
ACPACYS Association 21 October 2004
EDUCO Córdoba S.C. 2 November 2004
Proyecto HOMBRE 18 November 2004
City Hall of La Carlota (Cordoba) 7 November 2004
City Hall of Priego (Cordoba) 4 September de 2004
FEPAMIC 7 September 2004
Down Syndrome Association 19 July 2004
Cordoba Association for the Integration of Border-Line Children (A.C.O.P.I.N.B.) 2 November 2005
Association for Development and Integration (A.D.I.S. Meridianos) 19 April 2004
Employment Initiatives and Resources Association 7 July 2004
AJE- Young Entrepreneurs of Andalusia 29 November 2004
Association of Parents and Guardians of Children with Disabilities (APAPNIDIC SUR) 7 September 2004
Provincial Association of Parents and Guardians of  the Intellectually Disabled (APROSUB) 11 June 2004
Franciscan Brothers of the White Cross 1 June 2004
Andalusian Wood Industry Company Consortium (CEMER) 20 September 2004
“Alto Guadalquivir” Association of Municipalities of Cordoba 20 September 2004
 “Vega del Guadalquivir” Association of Municipalities 14 de Octubre de 2004
“Vega del Guadiato” Association of Municipalities 22 October 2004
Provincial Board of Social Services of Cordoba 17 May 2005
Foundation for the Promotion of the Disabled (PROMI) 5 November 2004
City Hall of Cordoba 7 July 2006

We also signed a collaboration agreement in the 2007/2008 academic year with the city of Cordoba and the Vice-Rector of International Affairs which permits up to 20 students of education to carry out a 15-day internship in the Saharan refugee camps.

Given that the students of the “Sagrado Corazón” school belong to the UCO, they undertake internships in pre-schools and primary schools, as authorised by the Department of Education under the agreement signed between the Regional Ministry of Education of Andalusia and the University of Cordoba, which accredits all non-university educational institutions of the city and province of Cordoba to host student interns enrolled in education degree programmes, including the Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education

Moreover, given the needs of society and our commitment to encouraging student participation in charity and cooperation activities, specific collaboration agreements have been established for the organisation of free-elective, extra-curricular activities.

New agreements that are in the process of adaptation and development based on the model provided by the University of Cordoba for inclusion in the new curriculum.

  1. Specific collaboration agreements for the organisation of free-elective, extra-curricular activities:
    • Specific collaboration agreement for the organisation and credit recognition of free-elective, extra-curricular activities between the University of Cordoba and Manos unidas.
    • Specific collaboration agreement for the organisation and credit recognition of free-elective, extra-curricular activities between the University of Cordoba and Cáritas.
    • Specific collaboration agreement for the organisation and credit recognition of free-elective, extra-curricular activities between the University of Cordoba and the  Estrella Azahara Association.
    • Specific collaboration agreement for the organisation and credit recognition of free-elective, extra-curricular activities between the University of Cordoba  and the don Bosco Foundation.
    • Specific collaboration agreement for the organisation and credit recognition of free-elective, extra-curricular activities between the University of Cordoba and the Association for the Gifted of Cordoba (ASUCO).
    • Specific collaboration agreement for the organisation and credit recognition of free-elective, extra-curricular activities between the University of Cordoba and the Association of Parents of Autistic Children of Cordoba (A.P.A.C.).
    • Specific collaboration agreement for the organisation and credit recognition of free-elective, extra-curricular activities between the University of Cordoba and the Cerebral Palsy Association of Cordoba (A.C.P.A.C.Y.S.).
    • Specific collaboration agreement for the organisation and credit recognition of free-elective, extra-curricular activities between the University of Cordoba and the Down Syndrome Association of Cordoba.
  2. Specific collaboration agreements for supervised internships in private and state-subsidised schools:
    • Specific collaboration agreement between the University of Cordoba and the Alauda School for supervised internships.
    • Specific collaboration agreement between the University of Cordoba and Almedina School for supervised internships.
    • Specific collaboration agreement between the University of Cordoba  and Encinar School for supervised internships.
    • Specific collaboration agreement between the University of Cordoba  and Alzahir School for supervised internships.

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