Faculty Regulations

Mid-term Examinations

The regulations governing mid-term examinations on the degree programmes in the Faculty of Education were approved on 19th December 2012.

Mid-term examinations on degree programmes should be seen as an exception assessment tool. Mid-term examinations are understood as a random test of half or a third of the content of a subject and are taken in ordinary class time, coinciding with teaching periods for subjects. If these types of tests are not properly scheduled, they hinder the normal development of classes. It should be pointed out that there is a week scheduled for this type of exam on the UIB academic calendar.

For this reason, holding these tests is deemed exceptional and subject to approval by the Degree Programme Council the subject belongs to, in accordance with the following procedure:

If a subject requires mid-term exams, the course lecturer shall present a proposal with the examination date to the Degree Programme Council, held before the course guides are finalised (June in the previous academic year), which shall approve the date and notify the course lecturers. It is understood that if no proposal is presented to the Council, no mid-term examination may be held.

Add/Drop Registration

  1. Students who have formalised their registration within the ordinary deadline may extend their registration. Adding or dropping classes may only be done for second-semester subjects.
  2. The basis for extended registration will be that which has been submitted by the faculty or college and approved by the Academic Committee. The extended registration plan will be published before the ordinary registration deadline for new students.

The Faculty of Education has established the following extended registration plan for the 2016-2017 academic year:

  1. Extended registration applies to any second semester course, except external internships and the end of degree project. The extended registration period will run from the 1st to the 10th of February, 2017, inclusive.
  2. For optional courses, extended registration will only apply to those that have not reached their maximum established capacity.

Faculty of Education Regulations on the early assessment application procedure

  1. The early assessment application must be made to the dean during the month of November.
  2. Early assessment shall be done according to the syllabus and assessment elements from the last time the subject was taught. For Final Degree Projects or mandatory placements, the assigned university tutor shall be maintained or, if this is a first registration, one will be found. The dean may refuse the early assessment request if the subject assessment include different elements from the final examination and students have not passed them or if no tutor can be found at the university or placement centre.
  3. The submission calendar for assessed activities shall be proposed by the lecturer or tutor. The final tests and/or panels for the Final Degree Project in early assessment shall be held during the examination periods, on the dates set by the head of studies. The faculty may require the tests be taken before a panel comprising three lecturers assigned by the head of the corresponding department.
  4. Since the centre has its own regulations regarding this, early assessment shall be granted by the head of studies according to the following conditions:
    1. Early assessment may be requested for a maximum of two subjects per academic year as long as students are able to finish their studies in the additional assessment period in February.
    2. Students must have completed at least one subject enrolment, except for the Final Degree Project, Master's Thesis or obligatory placements, where this requirement is not necessary. .
    3. The course guide must include an assessment system with recoverable activities that enable this option or the lecturers must agree to it.

Academic Regulations

Application Deadlines for Clashing Examinations

The periods governed by the Academic Regulations are maintained: December for the February exam sessions and April for the June sessions.

Faculty of Education Regulations governing how to make up for activities not completed from degree programmes

  • For justified cases, lecturers must have planned a procedure whereby students' marks are not unfairly impacted by them not being able to do an assessed activity. In this sense, justified reasons shall be as follows:
  • Medical reasons: upon presentation of a doctor's note from a private insurance company, social security or the UIB.
  • Family death: death of a direct older or younger relative, also with proof.
  • In both instances, the illness or death must coincide with the activity date, making it impossible to take.
  • In other instances, the Degree Programme Council shall decide whether students have the right or not to make up for activities not undertaken.

Final Degree Project Regulations

The Ordinary Meetings of the Board of the Faculty held on 19th June and 14th October 2013 approved the changes to the Final Degree Project Regulations.

Click here to access the current regulations.

Faculty Regulations on Programme Advancement in the Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education approved on 21st December 2012 that students in the Faculty of Education must pass a minimum of 30 credits in the first year and 60 between the first and second year to be able to advance in their studies.

 

Regulations on group changes in the Faculty of Education

Supplementary to articles 24 and 25 in the Academic Regulations regarding group allocation, the Board of the Faculty approved at its meeting on 19th June 2013 that 3% of group places would be reserved for duly justified and documented group changes where incidents set out in the Academic Regulations arise. Students need to make an application for change to the dead within the following deadlines: the first week of classes or during the first week after registration.

Specific Regulations on Practical Placements

Practical placements are an essential element in training all students in the Faculty of Education. In this sense, regulations have been written to specifically govern placements and to harmonise all common aspects on programmes in the Faculty.

Faculty of Education Regulations on Practical Placements

In any event, each programme in the Faculty of Education shall have its own guide establishing the specific terms for each programme adapted to the following specificities:

 

Allocation of Places to Different Groups in each Subject

Once registration is complete, the centre shall make the relevant distribution of places if deemed necessary for academic or administrative purposes.

Taking Another Speciality in the Primary Education Degree Programme

Graduates from the University of the Balearic Islands' Primary Education programme may take another specialization. To do so, they need to fill out a general application form and send it to secretaria.gc@uib.es between the 18th and 25th of September, 2017.

When turning the application in via email, please use "Sol·licitud nova menció" as the subject line.

If there are more applications than available seats, the centre from which students graduated as well as the marks from their academic transcripts will be taken into consideration.

- Application -

Electives

DEGREE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Students must take 12 credits of elective subjects.

These 12 credits must include the two English courses, which are necessary to be awarded level B2 in English.

In turn, in order to be awarded the level of Catalan (C1) required to work as a teacher in Early Childhood Education in this region, students must take the elective subject 'Language Learning in Multilingual Contexts', alongside the following Catalan courses: 'Catalan Language and Didactics', 'Universal and Catalan Literature for Early Childhood Education' and 'Linguistics Skills for Early Childhood Education'.

Minimum Mark for Compensation

At its Board of the Faculty meeting on 3rd November 2014, the Faculty of Education set 6.5 as the minimum threshold to qualify for a compensation mark.

Course Delegate Selection Process Regulations