Master in Psychological Intervention in Development and Education

Program Presentation

The social, cultural and economic changes experienced over the years have favored the emergence of new scenarios and contexts in the development and education and, with them, new spaces of assessment and intervention for professionals who work in this field. The development and education constitute a consolidated scientific and professional field, with a strong social presence and with a corpus of theoretical, technological and applied systematized knowledge, which is clearly differentiated from other disciplinary areas. Training and professional practice in this area boast a long tradition.

In this context, the aim of the work of the professionals of this area is the assessment and intervention in the human behavior in evolutionary and educational situations, through the development of the individual, groups and institutions abilities. In this situation, the education term is understood in a broad sense, it refers to learning and development processes, both personal and collective.

The Master's Degree in Psychological Intervention in Development and Education trains experts in one of the most demanded professional profiles within the labor field and becomes an especially useful tool in the specialization of professionals from a broad and applied approach, whose purpose is to work in the development and education field.

This Master’s Degree is designed for a wide professional audience, that is to say, for those who wish to specialize in specific sectors such as education and development, as well as for newly graduated students who pursue a career in any of them.

The career opportunities are specific of a professional who works in the world of development (from childhood to old age) and education, with the aim of improving the development and teaching-learning processes, as well as diagnosing and intervening in the development problems and disorders.

Students who successfully complete this Master's Degree will be qualified to:

  • Integrate up-to-date knowledge in the field of psychology, development and education.
  • Know the most meaningful psychoeducational interventions to give response to all kinds of educational needs.
  • Develop the critical capacity to transfer academic knowledge to different situations.
  • Evaluate educational contexts and situations, as well as people who are in these contexts.
  • Design of materials and programs on the basis of this evaluation and of the educational objectives.
  • Know how to choose the appropriate psychological intervention technique for achieving the proposed objectives.
  • Organize prevention and intervention strategies to promote development and learning.
  • Intervene with the different actors and in different educational contexts and situations in an effective, reflexive and critical manner.

Who is the programme for?

The Master's Degree in Psychological Intervention in Development and Education trains students in a wide professional sector (education, family, social work, community health, etc.), and provides them with a deep training for the assessment, consultancy and intervention development.

This Master's Degree program is flexible about the applicant’s profiles, as its structure allows to meet different areas of interest.

  • Graduates of the following educational fields: psychology, pedagogy, pre-school education, pre-school and elementary education, social education and equivalents)
  • Graduates of the social field: social work, social nursing, social psychology, sociology, anthropology and equivalents.
  • Graduates from other areas who can prove a solid professional career in the education or social field.

This third group of students, depending on their previous training, may need to take some additional training that will be adapted to each case in a personalized way. Fundamental knowledge will be taught in the basic subjects.

Diploma

Once the program is successfully finished, the diploma will be issued by the University where the student is enrolled with the sponsorship of the Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER).

Program Structure

The academic program length of the Master’s Degree in Psychological Intervention in Development and Education is 90 credits. Regarding time distribution:

  • Since it is an on-line Program, it does not have a specific starting date, so that the student can register at any time, provided that there is enough place.
  • The maximum time available to complete this Master’s Degree is 24 months. In this period of time, the student must have completed all assessments relating to the subjects, as well as the Master’s Degree Final Project or Master’s Degree Thesis.
  CREDITSa HOURS
Block 1 : Principles of Educational Intervention 22 550
Block 2: Foundations of Evolutionary Development 16 400
Block 3: Evaluation, diagnosis and guidance 12 300
Block 4: Psychoeducational Intervention 20 500
Block 5: Internship 6 150
Block 6: Final Project 14 350
TOTAL 90 2250

a. One (1) ECTS credit (European Credit Transfer System) corresponds to 25 hours (10 class hours + 15 study hours). If students attending the program are enrolled in a university not belonging to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), the relationship between credits and hours may vary.

Objectives

General Objective:

  • The aim of the Master's Degree in Psychological Intervention in Development and Education is to train professionals able to evaluate educational contexts and situations with the purpose of designing intervention and psychological development programs.

Specific objectives:

  • Analyzing aspects related to education, human development, learning and educational situations and contexts in which they take place.
  • Assess the psychological processes development throughout the life cycle.
  • Evaluating the contexts in which individual behavior and group processes are developed.
  • Performing prevention and intervention strategies to promote development and learning.
  • Giving advice in the most meaningful psychoeducational interventions in order to give response to all kinds of educational needs.
  • Designing programs aimed at prevention and development.
  • Planning and implementing intervention strategies and programs including the results assessment.

Career Opportunities

Professionals who successfully complete the Master's Degree program in Psychological Intervention in Development and Education will be able to carry out their tasks in positions such as:

  • Responsible of the psychoeducational guidance departments.
  • Technician in diagnosis and intervention in developmental problems and disorders.
  • Designer and evaluator of teaching-learning processes.
  • Personal, academic, professional and family counselor.
  • Director of child-youth development and early care centers.
  • Advisor in teacher training centers.
  • Consultant in educational attention to diversity.
  • Supervisor of residential and educational action centers.
  • Psychoeducational intervention supervisor in social exclusion contexts.
  • Street and/or minors’ educator.

Study Plan

The Master's Degree Program in Psychological Intervention in Development and Education consists of 6 blocks or modules with 20 subjects:

BLOCK 1: PRINCIPLES OF THE TEACHING-LEARNING PROCESS
# SUBJECTS
1 Learning Theory and Methodological Approaches of Education
2 Learning factors
3 Foundations of Special Education: processes of attention to diversity
4 Interculturality and Education
5 Psychopedagogy: Education and the Learning Process
BLOCK 2: FUNDAMENTALS OF EVOLUTIONARY DEVELOPMENT
# SUBJECTS
6 Early Care: prevention and development
7 Current perspectives in Psychology of Development
8 Family, Development and Education
9 Orientation programs for the Prevention and Development: Positive Parenting
BLOCK 3: EVALUATION, DIAGNOSIS AND PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL ORIENTATION
# SUBJECTS
10 Psycho-pedagogical Assessment and Diagnosis
11 Psychological Reports in Educational Contexts
12 Educational Guidance in Tutoring
BLOCK 4: AREAS OF PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION
# SUBJECTS
13 Advice and Guidance on the Educational Intervention
14 Educational Intervention Strategies in the Learning Difficulties
15 Psychopedagogical Advice Tools to Families in Psychosocial Risk
16 Psychological Care for Older People
17 Resolution/Transformation of Conflicts in the School and Family field
BLOCK 5: INTERNSHIP
# SUBJECTS
18 External Internship
BLOCK 6: FINAL PROJECT
# SUBJECTS
19 Scientific Research Methodology
20 Master’s Degree Final Project

Note: The contents of the academic program may be subject to slight modifications, depending on the updates or the improvements made.

Management

  • Dr. Juan Luis Martín Ayala. Academic Director of the Undergraduate Degree in Psychology at the European University of the Atlantic.

Teaching staff and Authors

  • Dr. Enrique Arranz Freijo. PhD in Psychology from the University of the Basque Country, Spain. Family Psychology Professor at the University of the Basque Country. Researcher of the Evolutionary Psychology and Education area. Expert on relationships between psychological development and education, as well as in family advice and guidance. Founder of the Positive Parenting Haezi group that explores the relationship between parental practices and the psychological development promotion. Author and co-author of numerous books, book chapters and research articles on the field. Participation in international conferences on development and education.
  • Dr. Fernando Olabarrieta Artetxe. PhD in Psychology from the University of the Basque Country, Spain. Family Psychology Adjunct Professor of the Evolutionary Psychology and Education area at the University of the Basque Country. Researcher of the Evolutionary Psychology and Education area. Member of the Positive Parenting Haezi group that explores the relationship between parental practices and the psychological development promotion. Author and co-author of numerous books, book chapters and research articles on the field. Participation in international conferences on development and education.
  • Dr. Julio Pérez-López. PhD in Psychology from the University of Murcia. Spain. Professor of Early Care and director of the Early Care Research group at the University of Murcia. Director of the Service of Prevention, Promotion of Child Development and Early Care of the University. Expert on child development, developmental disorders, prematurity, and attachment. Participation in international conferences on development and education. Author and co-author of numerous books, book chapters and research articles on the field.
  • Dr. Juan Luis Martín Ayala. PhD in Psychology from the University of the Basque Country, Spain. Master’s Degree in Mental Health at the Universidad de Deusto, Spain. Expert on Family Mediation. Director of the Academic Degree in Psychology and Professor and Researcher of the Evolutionary Psychology and Education area at the European University of the Atlantic. Author and co-author of numerous books, book chapters and research articles on the field. Participation in international conferences on development and education.
  • Dr. Antonio Pantoja Vallejo. PhD in Philosophy and Education Sciences from the UNED. Holder Teacher at the Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences of the University of Jaén. Spain. Expert on Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in the educational guidance and tutoring, social and educational integration of immigrants, guidance and mentoring in the different non-university stages of the educational system, guidance and tutoring at the university, as well as intercultural education. Author and co-author of numerous books, book chapters and research articles on the field. Participation in international conferences on education and new technologies.
  • Dra. Lilia Stevens de la Cruz. PhD in Pedagogical Sciences. Teacher at the University of Oriente. Santiago de Cuba. Psychologist of the Municipal Administration of Pre-scholar Education, Santiago de Cuba. Methodological consultant at the Instituto de Ciências da Educação, Lubango-Angola. Teacher of General Psychology, Didactics and Pedagogy at the Departamento de Ciências da Educação Lubango. Angola.
  • Dra. África María Cámara Estrella. PhD in Psychopedagogy from the University of Jaén. Spain. Holder Teacher at the Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences of the University of Jaén. Spain. Author and co-author of numerous books, book chapters and research articles on the teaching professional competencies, as well as technical papers on the topic. Participation in international congresses on competencies in the internship and guidance and diagnosis in education.
  • Dra. María Jesús Colmenero Ruiz. PhD in Psychopedagogy from the University of Jaén. Spain. Holder Teacher at the Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences of the University of Jaén. Expert on the care of students with special educational needs. Author and co-author of numerous books, book chapters and research articles on special educational needs. Participation in international conferences on special education.
  • Dr. Oscar Ulloa. PhD in Education. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil (2011-2015). Master's Degree in Community Development-Social Psychology. Universidad Central de Las Villas. Diploma in Social Workers Training. University of La Havana, Cuba. Teacher at the Faculty of Social Sciences. University of Oriente. Cuba. Author and co-author of numerous books, book chapters and research articles on sexual education. Participation in international conferences on gender equality.
  • Dra. (c) Carmen Lilí Rodríguez Velasco. PhD in Education from the Iberoamerican International University (in process); Master’s Degree in Labor and Organizational Psychology and Degree in Psychology at the University of La Habana, Cuba. International Academic Coordinator of the Management Development, Business Organization and Human Resources Area, FUNIBER.
  • Dra (c). Julién Brito Ballester. PhD in Education from the Iberoamerican International University (in process). Master’s Degree in Labor and Organizational Psychology, University of La Havana, Cuba. Master's Degree in Human Resources Management from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Master's Degree in Systemic Coaching from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. International Consultant and Expert in Human Resources Management, Training, Development and Professional Skills.
  • Dra. (c) Estrella de la Rosa Santiago. Degree in Arts and Humanities. PhD in Education Sciences from the University of Granada. Spain. Master's Degree in Research and Teaching of Sport and Exercise Sciences and Health at the University of Jaén. Tutor and Coordinator in Pre-school and Elementary Education
  • Lic. Natalia García Baldeón. Graduated in Pedagogy at the University of the Basque Country, Spain. Master’s Degree in Gerontology at the Universidad de Deusto, Spain. Postgraduate Degree in Human Resources at the Business & Marketing School (ESIC). Coach certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Guest Teacher in Summer Courses on creativity of the University of the Basque Country.
  • Lic. Natalia Cruz Arranz. Graduated in Psychology at the University of the Basque Country, Spain. Master’s Degree in Psychosocial and Community Intervention at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Collaborator in the design of positive parenting plans in different public institutions. Co-author of research articles on development and education. Member of the Positive Parenting Haezi group that explores the relationship between parental practices and the psychological development promotion.

FUNIBER Training Scholarships

The Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER) allocates periodically an extraordinary economic item for FUNIBER Training Scholarships.

To apply, please fill out the information request form that appears in the web of FUNIBER or contact directly the Foundation’s headquarters in your country that will inform you if you need to provide some additional information.

Once the documentation is received, the Evaluation Committee will determine your application's eligibility for the FUNIBER Training Scholarship.