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Master's Degree in Preschool and Primary School Education

This cycle of studies has recently been reformulated based on the Decree-law 79/2014 of 14th of May and its main aim is to prepare students to practice in the teaching field (as a Primary School or kindergarten teacher), supported by the knowledge brought from the 1st cycle of studies in Basic Education (Undergraduate degree). In this 2nd cycle of studies, knowledge is deepened and integrated, aiming at its implementation in professional contexts, where unexpected problems and complex questions arise, demanding a reasoned reflection about possible solutions, its implications and ethical responsibilities.
This cycle of studies’ objective is not only to prepare experts in the teaching techniques and in learning, but also to create autonomous, critical and reflective professionals, and that are aware of the continuous need to learn, and that enjoy learning. Above all, these professionals should be people that society and children’s parents trust.

GENERAL INFORMATION

DGES CODE:

1308/6915 (INSTITUTION/DEGREE)

Duration of Studies:

4 SEMESTERS / 2 YEARS

NUMBER OF VACANCIES AVAIABLE:

1 OPENING AVAILABLE - Cycles of studies leading to the Portuguese Degree of Mestre - 2021/2022

This cycle of studies has recently been reformulated based on the Decree-law 79/2014 of 14th of May and its main aim is to prepare students to practice in the teaching field (as a Primary School or kindergarten teacher), supported by the knowledge brought from the 1st cycle of studies in Basic Education (Undergraduate degree). In this 2nd cycle of studies, knowledge is deepened and integrated, aiming at its implementation in professional contexts, where unexpected problems and complex questions arise, demanding a reasoned reflection about possible solutions, its implications and ethical responsibilities.
This cycle of studies’ objective is not only to prepare experts in the teaching techniques and in learning, but also to create autonomous, critical and reflective professionals, and that are aware of the continuous need to learn, and that enjoy learning. Above all, these professionals should be people that society and children’s parents trust.

DEGREE DIRECTOR

DGES CODE:

1308/6915 (INSTITUTION/DEGREE)

Duration of Studies:

4 SEMESTERS / 2 YEARS

NUMBER OF VACANCIES AVAIABLE:

1 OPENING AVAILABLE - Cycles of studies leading to the Portuguese Degree of Mestre - 2021/2022

Career Opportunities and Employability

Graduates will be professionally qualified to teach in kindergarten and in the 1st cycle of Basic Education. In the terms of the decree-law nr. 43/2007, of the 22nd of February, the approval of the 2nd cycle of studies is mandatory for the professional practice of teaching.

Candidates

This master’s degree was specially designed for the holders of the undergraduate degree in Basic Education, preparing students for the professional practice of teaching in kindergartens and in the 1st cycle of Basic Education.

* The information on this page does not preclude consultation of the Degree’s Curriculum in Diário da República.

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