Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Geography Teaching in the 3rd cycle of Basic Education and in Secondary Education


Segundo ciclo




Fernando Ribeiro Martins

Opening date

September 2018






(to be available at http://www.fcsh.unl.pt/ensino/mestrados)

Education objectives

1) Knowing the guidelines of national education policy and its generic evolution;
2) Develop the capacity of suitability of pedagogical and didactic to the specific subject area of practice, levels of education, students and school environments;
3) Mobilize and apply scientific, cultural, pedagogical and didactic knowledge in the development of collaborative teaching and learning appropriate to the curricular documents activities but also the specifics of the students and school environments;
4) To develop scientific, technological, ethical and cultural knowledge and apply them in teaching practice;
5) Build didactic and pedagogical tools that allow skills development and the appropriate application of knowledge;
6) Enable the reasoning of judgments and didactic-pedagogic options taking into consideration relevant to the teaching of the subject of Geography in the 3rd cycle of basic education and secondary education in social, scientific and ethical aspects.

Access conditions

Please consult the application call available at www.fcsh.unl.pt

Degree pre-requisites

Length: 2 years / 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 79/2014, 14th May, 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).
The degree of “mestre” corresponds to the level 7 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.

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/NOVA.

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 60 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/NOVA’s relevant regulations.


Code Name ECTS
722160055 Teaching Geography Methodology I 10
722160081 Teaching Geography Methodology II 10
722171259 Education, Curriculum and Multiculturalism - 2nd semester 5
722160082 Supervised Teaching Practice in Geography Teaching - 1st and 2nd semester 45
722171257 Educational Psichology - 1st semester 10
722160080 Research Supervision Seminar - 1st semester 5
722171258 Education Systems and School Cultures - 2nd semester 5
722160079 Technologies in the Teaching of Geography 10
Elective option 1
Code Name ECTS
722041025 Environment and Global Changes - 2nd semester 10
722041029 Digital Cartography and Design - 2nd semester 10
722041077 Environmental Hazards and Society - 1st semester 10
722041080 Mediterranean Ecosystem Degradation - 1st semester 10
722041034 Regional and Local Development 10
722041081 Energy and the Environment - 2nd semester 10
722041047 Geography of Globalisation 10
722041085 Geographic Information Systems and Coastal Management - 2nd semester 10
722041089 Transports and Mobility - 2nd semester 10