Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

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

The student should be able:
-To deepen fundamental scientific knowledge, from the perspective of teaching Portuguese and Latin;
- To find a balance between the methods of teaching to meet the needs of the latin and Portuguese curricula, the new technologies and the most recent pedagogical perspectives;
- To get familiar with appropriate methodologies concerning the teaching-and-learning of Portuguese and
- To apply scientific, pedagogical, didactic and methodological knowledge when defining, managing and
evaluating curricular guidelines and pedagogical practices in teaching Portuguese and Latin;
- To develop an understanding of pupils in school, their similarities and differences, particularly in terms of
their needs, their behaviour, motivation and levels of attainment;
- To promote the development of innovative pedagogical and methodological practices.
- To relate the formative, reflective, research dimensions with the activity of both of Portuguese and Latin

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
722160083 Teaching Latin Methodology I - 1st semester 10
722160084 Teaching Latin Methodology II - 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
722160086 Supervised Teaching Practice - Portuguese and Latin - 1st semester 45
722171257 Educational Psichology - 1st semester 10
722160085 Research Supervision Seminar - Portuguese/Latin - 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