Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Teaching Philosophy in Secondary Education


Segundo ciclo




Luís Manuel Bernardo

Opening date

September 15, 2014


10 vagas


1st year - 1.000,00 € / 2nd year - 1.000,00 €


Education objectives

- Comprehension of the guide lines of the national political education.
- Ability to apply the pedagogical principles, didactics and research methodologies.
- Ability to adequate the pedagogical and didactics practices to the disciplinary specificity, student and
- Ability to apply scientific, cultural, pedagogical and didactics knowledge into learning-teaching activities.
- Ability to reflect about the ethics and social-cultural implications to the exercise of teaching, in the context of
the modern world, political education and civic learning.
- Learning skills, continuous training and professional development.
- Development of philosophical knowledge acquired and the ability to apply it on the orientation of the teaching
- Ability to develop a consistent reading of the Philosophy’s programme.
- Ability to plan, evaluate, innovate within the teaching-learning process.

Access conditions

The rules for admission to Masters in Education (Teacher Training) in FCSH are as described in regulation standards of study for Masters in Education and include the following criteria for the ranking of candidates: Classification of degree (20%); Academic and scientific curriculum (40%); Professional Resume (20%); Interview (10%); Letter of motivation (10%). Following the foregoing paragraph 6 Art. 11 of Decree-Law 43/2007, FCSH / UNL candidates must have completed a number of credits in the specific subject matter training. The proficiency in written and spoken Portuguese is evaluated through the curriculum, the interview and the letter of motivation.

Degree pre-requisites

Length: 4 semesters. Total credits: 120 credits (70 in course units of the study programme + 50 in the non-taught component).
To obtain the masters degree, the student must realize in accordance with Decree-Law 43/2007, 22nd February, an introduction to professional practice which are assigned 50 credits (45 ECTS match Supervised Teaching Practice and 5 ECTS to the Seminar of Supervised Teaching Practice).

Access to other courses

Completion of the Masters degree allows the holder to apply for the cycle of studies which leads to a Doctorate Degree. For the specific access requirements for doctoral programmes, consult the regulations governing the doctoral programmes at FCSH, UNL.

Evaluation rules

1) No obligatory precedences for attending the program’s courses. 2) Knowledge evalutation in the courses is individual and takes place at the end of each semester. The following tools will be considered: final oral and/or written assignments, papers or other assessment tools, in conditions to be agreed upon with each lecturer. The result of the evaluation is expressed in a mark from 0 to 20. 3) Approval in a course requires a final grade equal to or above 10. 4) Only those students who have obtained 70 ECTs on the scholar component of the program can proceed to the Supervised Teaching Practice. 5) For the evaluation of the Supervised Teaching Practice, please consult FCSH’s relevant regulations.


Code Name ECTS
722031083 ITeaching Philosophy Methodology I 10
722031084 Teaching Philosophy Methodology II 10
722141060 Education, Curriculum and Multiculturalism 10
722031072 Philosophy of Education 10
722031067 Education History and Policy 10
722160059 Supervised Teaching Practice 45
722031069 Problems in the Teaching of Philosophy 10
722160057 Research Supervision Seminar 5
Elective option 1
Code Name ECTS
722160010 Adolescent Psychology in Education 10
722031075 Psychology and Interpersonal Communication 10