Masters course in Teaching Portuguese and English in the 2rd Cycle of Elementary Education

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1. To contribute to the affirmation of the teaching professionalism based on scientific rigor and critical reflexivity. 2. To enable to understand the educational reality and to solve problems related to professional practice through the development of investigative attitudes and skills. 3. To promote excellence in the field of content relating to the area of teaching, as well as in its mobilization in teaching contexts. 4. To support the development of educational practices sensitive to the characteristics of students, based on the knowledge of their development and social context. 5. Framing the teaching of Portuguese and English in educational policies, taking into account references international trends. 6. To stimulate reflection on the importance of teaching Portuguese and English in multicultural societies, in the light of inclusion and citizenship principles. 7. To promote familiarity with educational organizations, as well as the ability to work in different types of teams


1. To improve oral and written expression skills in Portuguese and English. 2. To deepen knowledge on the functioning of the language, mobilizing it in different situations. 3. To develop research and reflection competences, mobilizing them in the study of contexts of initiation to professional practice. 4. To develop competences of conception and implementation of teaching practices based on a thorough knowledge of the curricular contents, specific didactics, and students' characteristics. 5. To understand the importance of teaching Portuguese and English in multicultural societies. 6. To improve communication and collaborative work capacities, enhanced by a solid knowledge of educational. organizations, the rules that govern them and the social dynamics that affect them. 7. To recognize ethical, deontological, social, and political implications of the teaching profession, relating them with citizenship issues.

Admission Requirements

Candidates may apply to the master's programme if they cumulatively meet the following conditions a) Hold a degree in Portuguese and English Studies, or legal equivalent, which has the minimum training credit requirements, in accordance with the legal provisions in force. b) Are holders of a good command of the Portuguese language, verified by passing a written test and an eliminatory oral test. c) read, write, and speak Portuguese well (evaluated through an oral interview and a written exam (minimum 9,5 values).

Professional Opportunities

The master programme in teaching Portuguese and English in the 2nd Cycle of Elementary Education provides professional qualification for teaching in the 2nd Cycle of Elementary Education within the scope of recruitment group 220 (Portuguese and English).


Ponta Delgada

Course Code


ECTS Credits



2 Years

Study Regime

Full-time attendance, presence required in day schedule

Study Program

Code Name Year Semester
02015514Curriculum Theory and Organization1st year1st semester
02015503Didactics of English I1st year1st semester
02015490Didactics of Portuguese I1st year1st semester
02015405Educational Research Seminar1st year1st semester
02015632Interculturality and Children's Literature1st year1st semester
02015520Design of Educational Resourses in Language Teaching1st year2nd semester
02015558Didactics of English II1st year2nd semester
02015542Didactics of Portuguese II1st year2nd semester
02015569English and Anglophone Cultures1st year2nd semester
02015531Student Development in Social and Technological Contexts1st year2nd semester
02015586Educating Readers2nd year1st semester
02015575Internship in Language Education I2nd year1st semester
02015597Text typology and genres2nd year1st semester
02015610Internship Report2nd year2nd semester
02015604Internship in Language Education II2nd year2nd semester
02015621Professional Development and Teaching Deontology2nd year2nd semester