The program

Intercultural Bilingual Elementary Education

The program

In strategic partnership with the Ministry of Education, Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola trains teachers for intercultural bilingual elementary education. The curriculum is based on local knowledge and ways of learning and producing knowledge in diverse sociocultural contexts, respecting the particularities and interests of indigenous cultures and developing pedagogical processes in two languages with an intercultural approach.


The Intercultural Bilingual Elementary Education program at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola emphasizes learning different languages such as Spanish, an indigenous language and English, in addition to developing skills in dance, music, drawing, painting, sports and educational research.


Profile of the Intercultural Bilingual Elementary Education program 

By the end of the Intercultural Bilingual Elementary Education program, you will be able to: 

  • Identify the cultural and linguistic characteristics of students to be considered in educational processes.
  • Design teaching techniques adapted to the socioeconomic situation and culture of the area in which they are to be used.
  • Apply teaching techniques that foster students’ all-round development in line with the intercultural bilingual curriculum.
  • Plan and design a set of community activities that include people in the field of education in order to draw attention to diversity and social inclusion, based on cultural and linguistic criteria of the region.
  • Value the native language and culture, giving them the same importance as other languages and cultures.
  • Speak, read and write in the native language and in Spanish as a second language, making it possible to develop skills for transferring knowledge between one language and the other.
  • Apply knowledge and learning experiences in new situations and participate interestedly and responsibly in educational projects that benefit your community.
  • Design and promote the application of intercultural bilingual education programs that develop social responsibility, entrepreneurship and environmental awareness, strengthening intercultural identity and adequate use of natural resources, with a capacity for teamwork.
  • Systematize learning experiences in the community and develop research skills in order to address socio-educational problems.
  • Assume an ethnic and cultural identity based on the values of the language, culture, social practices and customs, with a forward-looking approach.
  • Practice the values of the indigenous culture and universal values, rejecting dogmatic and ethnocentric attitudes.