Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

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


Segundo ciclo




Helena Topa Valentim

Opening date

September 2018






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

Education objectives

- To know the guidelines of national educational policy and the methodologies of educational research;
- To apply pedagogical, didactic and methodological knowledge to curricula and pedagogical practices;
- To adjust pedagogical and didactic practices to different specific subjects, educational levels, students and school environments;
- To apply scientific, cultural, pedagogical and didactic knowledge to teaching-learning activities, according to curricular and programmatic objectives, to the students and school environments specificities;
- To reflect on ethical, social and cultural implications, concerning teaching activity within contemporary world, national educational policy and training for active citizenship;
- To develop learning and research abilities available for life-long learning, training and professional

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
722160036 Teaching of Literature in Portuguese - 2nd semester 5
722160033 Didática do Português I - 1st semester 10
722160035 Teaching Portuguese Methodology II - 2nd semester 5
722171259 Education, Curriculum and Multiculturalism - 2nd semester 5
722131097 Specific Methodologies for Second Language Teaching - 1st semester 10
722160088 Supervised Teaching Practice - Portuguese - 1st semester 45
722171257 Educational Psichology - 1st semester 10
722160087 Research Supervision Seminar in Portuguese Teaching - 1st semester 5
722171258 Education Systems and School Cultures - 2nd semester 5
Elective option 1
Code Name ECTS
722131101 Language Acquisition and Language Impairment - 1st and 2nd semester 10
722131102 Language Development in Multilingual Contexts - 2nd semester 10
722131084 Portuguese Grammar and Teaching - 1st semester 10
722131077 Text Theory - 2nd semester 10
Elective option 2
Code Name ECTS
722091123 Portuguese Literary Canon 10
722091158 - 1st semester 10
722091124 Portuguese Culture Themes - 2nd semester 10
722091126 Themes of Literature in Portuguese - 2nd semester 10