• Spain
    • Madrid
Academic Year
Subject Areas
Education Global Studies Graduate Studies Hispanic Studies Information Technology
Need-based funding, Payment plans, Work study

Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
University of Alcalá
Degree Level


Starting Price
Price Details
3 types of funding options for this program:
Option A: Students receive a monthly stipend (9,5 months), health insurance, and tuition remission. Students accepted into this option do not pay tuition, only a €500 deposit to secure their placement. There are limited spots available in Option A.
Option B: €4.200 tuition cost. Students will receive a stipend of €1.000/ month (9 months)* and health insurance* through the Language Assistants program.
Option C: €4.200 tuition cost and €400 health insurance cost.

*These conditions are subject to the Comunidad de Madrid's Language Assistant Program and may change without notice.
What's Included
Classes Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits. Stipend. Health, accident, and repatriation insurance. School placement. Student support services and comprehensive orientation program.

What's Not Included
Accommodation Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Meals SIM cards Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Oct 19, 2023
Nov 02, 2022
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About Program

Teach & Learn in Spain is a graduate program designed for native or near-native English speakers. Through the Teach & Learn in Spain Program, students earn a Master’s Degree while gaining experience in a school in the region of Madrid (Comunidad de Madrid) as a language assistant. This year-long (September-June) academic program implements a hybrid learning model so that students can experience life in Spain, complete a language assistantship (with a monthly stipend), and complete graduate coursework in one of the eight Master’s programs offered. This program is accredited by the Universidad de Alcalá and is worth 60 ECTS credits.

Máster de Formación Permanente programs offered:
- Learning and Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language
- International Education
- Teaching
- Bilingual and Multicultural Education
- Global Higher Education
- School Management
- Information and Communication Technology in Education (Online)
- ESL and Bilingual Education (Online)

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Program Highlights

  • 1 academic year program with blended instruction: online and onsite.
  • Hands on teaching experience at a school in the region of Madrid.
  • Monthly stipend for assistantship.
  • Private health insurance included.
  • Student support services provided throughout the program.

Program Reviews

4.66 Rating
based on 29 reviews
  • 5 rating 72.41%
  • 4 rating 24.14%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 3.45%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Benefits 4.35
  • Support 4.75
  • Fun 4.5
  • Facilities 4.45
  • Safety 4.9
  • Academics 4.6
  • Support 4.8
  • Fun 4.8
  • Housing 4.6
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Unique and Valuable Opportunity

Teach and Learn offers the chance to earn an affordable Master’s degree in a cross cultural context. You can expect a supportive and dedicated cohort of peers and administrators. While the academic rigor is not as intense as I hoped, the value of the experience, which combines degree granting courses with teaching practicums, certainly advances career prospects while also offering personal enrichment. The Universidad de Alcalá is a well respected and historic university located just outside of Madrid city center.

  • Affordable
  • Enriching
  • Career advancing
  • Could be more academically rigorous
  • Placement quality varies
  • Lengthy evening classes
94 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Wonderful Masters in Teaching Program and Experience!

The Teach and Learn Program at University de Alcalá was such a wonderful experience for me, both personally and professionally. The program is committed to academic rigors, displays strong support towards its students, and provides the opportunity to explore and live abroad in Spain. I am an American educator who came into the program with 10 years of classroom experience and found the Masters in Teaching invaluable towards my professional development and skill set. I have and would strongly recommend this program to any current educators seeking a masters who also desire to study, work and travel abroad. Fantastic experience and yes, I would do it again!

  • Cultural Experience in Spain
  • Masters in Teaching (with instruction in English)
  • Very Supportive Professors and Coordinators to Guide Students
100 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

MA International Education

This is an amazing program that has opened up many opportunities for me! Not only do you get to spend a year in Spain - one of the greatest countries on the planet - you also get to meet an incredible and diverse group of people. It is an opportunity to get a master’s degree for free (or for relatively inexpensive), as well as to get invaluable teaching experience to add to your resume. I have recommended this program to many people as it has led me to a job in International Education here in Canada, and it is also where I met some of my best lifelong friends.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way and make an effort to get to know the people around you.
134 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing program filled with amazing people

I did this program after I finished my UG in 2017. I had already a love for Spain and education. When I found out this with this program I could continue my study in education and actually teach while being in Spain I was very happy. The location of the school is honestly the heart of Spain there is so much history and that happens in Alcala and every corner is so beautiful. The professors are so kind and helpful. Even after being done with the program I still stay in contact with my professors (helps me practice my Spanish too!). I am now done and I am back in the Sates (NYC) I was able to find a teaching job. They loved that I studied and taught in Spain. It definitely made my resume stand out.

What was your funniest moment?
Where do I even start haha! But I honestly had a great group of colleagues and every Friday was never a dull moment.
135 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Unforgettable, Valuable , and Unique Experience

The Teach and Learn in Spain program granted me the freedom to travel, practice Spanish, and earn a Master's Degree in my desired field of study for an extremely low cost and high reward. This degree gave me the ability to teach Spanish at a notable private school in upstate New York. It has also taken me to China where I teach bilingual STEM and Science courses each summer. Most recently, it was my academic achievements at UAH that transferred to NYU where I will be continuing my studies in Speech-Langauge Pathology this coming semester.

Although UAH handed us some, admittedly annoying, challenges, such as working out communication and travel flaws between the university and our school placements and finding accommodation, I wouldn't trade it for the world- in hind-sight. Also, be advised that the diploma and transcripts do take several months to receive!
I give this program an overall 9/10 because the faculty are some of the most enjoyable, helpful, and understanding people you will meet. Your fellow classmates will become life-long friends. It is guaranteed that your experience living, working, and teaching in Spain will be at the top of your most rewarding career choices you will make.

What would you improve about this program?
I would improve the proximity of the school placements (I think they have changed this some already?) and the process for receiving the diploma and transcripts.
134 people found this review helpful.
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MA in Bilingual & Multicultural Education

I really enjoyed this MA program and would recommend it to anyone interested in teaching. The staff was very helpful with visa paperwork and responding to questions/concerns from the very beginning. I liked the variety of classes we studied for the MA in Bilingual and Multicultural Education and had some very memorable professors. Advising and support is provided throughout the program, and the staff does its best to help students adjust to their teaching practicum and works with students and schools to find the best possible solutions. I’m now working in the US in the ESL field at the university level and am so grateful to the continuing support I’ve received from the UAH-IF administration. This MA is special because it gives you the opportunity to work, study, and live abroad in an incredible place!

What was your funniest moment?
The phonetics part of our linguistics class! We had some hilarious moments playing games.
135 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program


I did the Bilingual education masters in 2016 and it was a fantastic experience on both personal and professional levels. First of all, the campus is gorgeous, with centuries-old classrooms and flower-filled courtyards and cute little nooks to get your studying done. The application and visa process can be intimidating but they have an awesome helpful support staff to guide you through the process. The program itself packs in a huge amount of knowledge in a short amount of time, so be ready to study hard, but the instructors are skilled educators that make the process fun. I would recommend this program to anyone who wants to advance their teaching career with an MA in a setting that can't be beat. Plus, you have an opportunity to meet like-minded fellow educators, and I for one met some lifelong friends through the program. Oh yeah and the staff rocks.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Hmm I guess it was when I fell in love with one of the professors.
129 people found this review helpful.
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A Program with Perfect Balance

I wasn't entirely sure of what to expect when I enrolled in the Master's in Teaching Program at Instituto Franklin. The program seemed almost too good to be true, with its location in the idyllic small city of Alcala de Henares, the low cost of tuition, and a very practical course of study that combined weekly classes with a practicum as a teaching assistant at a local bilingual school.
However, Instituto Franklin not only delivered upon what it promised, but it guided me forward as I was able to build from the program's offerings and use the skills I worked on in the classroom to become more adept as a teacher and better equipped with the tools to set my career in motion. Each course is taught by a professor with a unique perspective and background in a particular area of education, and they were all very hands-on, candid, and active in mentoring us through the process of completing the program. Even for the most intimidating aspects of higher education, such as preparing thesis research or final projects, we were provided a great deal of support from the faculty and also permitted to explore a wide range of topics in accordance with our particular interests. I was able to live and teach in Alcala de Henares throughout my time at Instituto Franklin, and it is a wonderful, energetic place full of historic landmarks, great restaurants, beautiful parks, and I always felt safe at any hour walking through the streets of town. For anyone wanting to spend time abroad (especially in Spain!) while embarking upon a career in teaching, I highly recommend Instituto Franklin.

What would you improve about this program?
At certain points, I was interested in taking some of the courses offered for the other Master's programs at Instituto Franklin. It might be beneficial if they considered allowing some students to take these classes as electives or provided a dual degree option in the future.
131 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Hi Jacob, thanks for your question! Our admissions process is designed to attract candidates who will thrive in both an academic and pedagogical context. We consider each application in its entirety and selection is based on merit. The acceptance rate depends on the program offered and the applicant pool year to year, so the best way to find out more about our rates of acceptance and...

Our program awards Master's degrees in fields relating to education. The degrees are from the University of Alcalá.

Thanks for your question! An undergraduate degree in any field (not just education) is a prerequisite for our program.

The list of nationalities we are able to consider applicants from is based on our partner programs' stipulations and requirements. Please contact us at admissions@institutofranklin.net to let us know about your specific situation so that we can advise you about your options!