Specialist subject teacher

Specialist teacher is a teacher who is responsible for teaching specific content, such as music, physical education or foreign language.

The subject specialist teacher is a professional who teaches a single subject. In Spain, there are 3 specific subjects: music and plastic arts, physical education and English.

In primary education, music and plastic arts are taught for 1 hour per week, physical education for 2 to 3 hours per week, and foreign language for 2 to 3 hours per week, depending on the year.

Teachers have the option to specialise in knowledge and teach the different branches of knowledge. Thus, the specialist teacher teaches in all courses and for this reason is not usually a group tutor. These specialists normally carry out their teaching in a classroom or space equipped with resources and methodologies specific to the subject, which is why students usually move from their classrooms to the speciality classrooms.

With the European Higher Education Area, the training of primary education teachers has changed towards a more general training with “mentions” in the last year of the degree where they acquire specialisation.

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