Career Objectives

The development of physical, mental and moral abilities of people during their training process

Professional Profile

This professional is focused on guiding, leading, training and teaching the human being, in order to achieve the total development of his personality.

He has knowledge of the methodology and techniques used in education, applying them to learning processes to transmit knowledge.

Specific tasks or activities carried out in the profession

He designs and modifies study plans and prepares educational or technical and professional training courses according to the requirements.

He prepares classes by theorizing, translating knowledge, organizing it, simplifying and adapting it to the audience to which it will be exposed.

He explains lessons on different subjects and supervises the work and discipline of the students.

He prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and practical tasks.

He performs analysis through tests and exams in order to evaluate the progress of the students and give the corresponding grades.

He prepares reports on the work of the students and consults teachers and parents.

He participates in meetings on the policies of the establishment in terms of education and organization.

Occupational Field

Teaching in educational institutions

Agencies of the educational sector devoted to professional training or as social promoters

University Teaching

Estimated time of College years

3, 4, 5 years, depending on the country

Main courses considered in the study plan

Professional Area

Courses oriented to the specialty

Education Principles I, II

*Educational Psychology

*Developmental Psychology

*Psychology of Learning

*Didactics I, II, III, IV

*Learning Assessment

*Educational Guidance

Ethics and Education

*Research Methodologies in Education

*Technology Resources for Teaching

Educational Practice I, II, III

General Training Courses

Set of elective and/or complementary subjects that allow enhancing the knowledge of the students in areas of interest to them and/or broadening their cultural and human training.


-Plastic arts, music, mathematics, language, history and geography, philosophy, natural science and biology, natural science and physics, natural science and chemistry, physical education, English.

Vocation, Skills and Interests required in the candidate for this career


Appreciation for knowledge

Willingness to listen and understand people

Interest in transmitting to others what he has learned

Special appreciation to creativity in all aspects

Please by the subjects of the specialty

Taste for working in contact with other people

Interest in organizing, planning and evaluating activities

Appreciation for universal values and family


Ease of oral and corporal expression

Ability to transmit ideas and concepts verbally and written

Without hearing impairment or other physical defect that affect the professional activity


Make the human being flourish to his full potential

Or any specific dream or longing which feels involved or oriented towards this direction.

Candidate’s Personality




Work Scope

In Educational Institutions in direct contact with young people

Related Career

Psychopedagogy, Educational Psychology

Glossary of Terms

*Cognitive: Related to knowledge.

*Qualitative: Aspect that focuses on the sense and meaning of what is addressed.

*Quantitative:  Aspect that focuses on the possible variables to quantify.

*Didactics: It is the discipline or set of techniques and practical methods that facilitate learning in order to acquire knowledge through the understanding of that knowledge.

*Didactics (Course):

Didactic components of the teaching-learning process

Didactic techniques, resources, methods, procedures and strategies

Didactic Units:

-Set of activities that respond to what to teach (objectives and contents), when to teach (ordered sequence of activities and contents), how to teach (activities, classroom arrangement, materials and didactic resources), and assessment (criteria and instruments for evaluation), all that with the organization of space and time.

Classroom environment:

Establishment of standards, cohabitation and discipline to achieve the proposed objectives

Teaching organization:

Establishment of organizational rules of the classroom

Communication in the classroom:

Strategies to facilitate good explanation, ways of communication

Teach to think and study:

*Metacognitive learning strategies for self-regulation of learning

Teaching models

Teaching practices

*Virtual Education: Teaching and learning that are done primarily through cyber means such as the Internet.

*E-Learning: Electronic or distance education system in which the use of information technologies is integrated.

*Learning Assessment (Course):

Learning assessment: what, how, who, when and why to evaluate

Variables that affect learning

Procedures and instruments for learning assessment

Evaluation models for learning

Evaluation approaches: *quantitative and *qualitative

Evaluation and promotion to the next school level

*Metacognitive: Knowledge and self-regulation of the own mental processes for an appropriate learning.

*Research Methodologies in Education (Course): Tools of the scientific research.

Scientific research methods and techniques in the study of the educational reality

*Qualitative and *quantitative research techniques

Research Stages:

Approach of the Research Topic: It includes the definition of the research topic, the research objective, and the limits within which the project will be developed.

Hypothesis Formulation: It is an attempt to explain a phenomenon to be studied, which is formulated at the beginning of an investigation by means of a bit plausible conjecture destined to be proven by the verification of the facts.

Universe or population: It is the group of elements, people or objects you want to investigate.

Units of Analysis and *sampling: Data collection instruments (it can be questionnaire, an interview, a checklist, etc)

How to select a data collection instrument

Application of the instrument

Prepare observations/comments

Record and obtained mediations

Plan or work scheme and schedule: It corresponds to the planning of material and human resources that the scientific educational research will need.

Research design: Definition of the type of study to be performed: descriptive, correlational or explanatory.

Descriptive: It analyses how the phenomenon and its components manifest and how it is manifested. –It identifies relevant aspects of reality.

Correlational: It visualizes how different phenomena are related or linked to each other, or if on the contrary, there is no relationship between them. How can a variable behave knowing the behavior of another related variable (evaluate the degree of relationship between two variables).

Variable: It is an observable property or characteristic of a subject of study, which can adopt or acquire different values and this variation is susceptible to be measured.

Explanatory: It seeks to find the reasons or causes that cause certain phenomena. Its last objective is to explain why a phenomenon occurs and in what conditions.

*Sampling: Data that represents a universe of them.

*Educational Guidance (Course):

Personal and academic development of the student

Preservation of health and prevention of diseases, especially the ones related to additions to toxic substances

Sexuality: Anatomy and Physiology

Sexual expression and behavior

Sexual initiation and consequences

Healthy Relationships

Sexual identity

Social adaptation or problems of the social environments

Development of goals as a person

Life project

*Psychology of Learning (Course):

Approaches on how the human being learns

Understanding of the Teaching and Learning processes

Role of the teacher as in the Teaching and Learning processes

Variables related to learning: individual, social and institutional

Theories about the learning processes

Types of learning

Characteristics for successful learning

Special Educational Needs

Historical-Cultural Context of Learning

*Developmental Psychology (Course):

Physical, *cognitive and psychological characteristics of the individual throughout life:

Variables that intervene in the process of fertilization until the first steps

Physical, cognitive and psycho-social development in early childhood (3 to 6 years old)

Development in middle childhood (7-11 years old)

Development in Adolescence (11 o 12, 19 or 20 years old)

Development in adulthood

Development in old age

Individual differences in the development processes during adolescence, adulthood and old age

Main problems and methods of Evolutionary Psychology:

Socio-emotional development; theories that explain the development of personality; analysis of behavior according to psycho-biological and psycho-social factors; factors that intervene in the development and their pedagogic influence.

*Educational Psychology (Course):

Biological and psychological variables that explain human behavior

Psychology and biology in the education and development of people

Cognitive and emotional processes, learning styles, development and personality

Psychological principles that lie beneath educational practices and learning both individually and as a group

*Technology Resources for Teaching (Course): Analysis of the contents of media:

Visual, audiovisual and multimedia communication

Sociocultural effects of information technology and communication

Application of technology in learning situations

Pedagogical characteristics of digital teaching materials

Basic theoretical knowledge of audiovisual, computer and telematic media and their use

Practical learning of basic computer tools for the design and expression of contents

Design and creation of contents and teaching materials based on ICT (ICT: Information and communications technology)

Integration of new technologies in curricular designs

Distance education through computers:

Teletraining, *e-learning, *virtual education