Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Teaching English in the 3rd Cycle of Basic Education and in Secondary Education


Segundo ciclo




Ana Gonçalves Matos

Opening date

September 2018






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

Education objectives

-To understand the official guidelines and principles of the national educational policy and their development;
-To understand the pedagogical, methodological and didactic knowledge in educational research;
-To adapt pedagogical and didactic practice to the specificities of the teaching subject, different levels, students and school resources, including adaptation to multicultural contexts;
-To manage and apply scientific, cultural, pedagogical and didactic knowledge to the design of teaching and learning activities and assessment relevant to the syllabus objectives, as well as students´ learning context.
-To reflect on the ethical, social and cultural implications of the profession within the context of contemporary world problems and citizenship education;
- To develop research and professional development competencies.

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
722160022 TEFL Methodology I - 1st semester 10
722160023 TEFL Methodology II - 2nd semester 5
722171259 Education, Curriculum and Multiculturalism - 2nd semester 5
722171273 Teaching Literature - 2nd semester 5
722171272 Language and Intercultural Education - 1st semester 5
722171275 Supervised Teaching Practice - 1st semester 45
722171257 Educational Psichology - 1st semester 10
722171274 Research Supervision Seminar - 1st semester 5
722171258 Education Systems and School Cultures - 2nd semester 5
722171271 English Teaching with ICT - 1st semester 5
Elective option 1
Code Name ECTS
722121051 Anglo-Portuguese Cultural Crossings - 1st semester 10
722121033 English Literature Studies - 1st semester 10
722121052 British Cultural Identities - 2nd semester 10
722121050 NORTH AMERICAN LITERARY STUDIES/Image, Identity and Reality in North American Literature - 2nd semester 10
722160026 English C2 - 2nd semester 10
722121049 Literary Narratives in Anglo-Portuguese Contexts 10
722121053 American Representations: Identity, Culture and the Arts - 1st semester 10