Masters in Teaching History in the 3rd Cycle of Basic Education and in Secondary Education

Education objectives

1) To know the guidelines of national education policy and its generic evolution.
2) Adapt educational and teaching practices to the specific subject areas of History of the 3rd
cycle and secondary, students and school environments.
3) Apply scientific, cultural, pedagogical and didactic skills in planning and development of collaborative
teaching-learning and self-regulated activities, appropriate to the curriculum but also thinking needs of students and school environments.
4) Apply scientific, technological and cultural knowledge in teaching.
5) Build educational teaching tools and assessment tools that allow for development of diversified skills and the proper application of knowledge.
6) Reflect about the ethics of the teaching profession and the many educational
contents that can be developed.

General characterization

DGES code



Master (2nd Cycle)



Access to other programs

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.


Raquel Pereira Henriques; Carlos Ceia (Coordenador geral mestrados em ensino)

Opening date

September 2019




More information provided in the Call for Applications, available on


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Teaching language

Available soon

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.

Conditions of admittance

Please consult the application call available at

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
722160053 Teaching of History Methodology I - 1st semester 10
722160078 Teaching of History Methodology II - 2nd semester 10
722171259 Education, Curriculum and Multiculturalism - 2nd semester 5
722171270 Organization of Educational Projects in History - 1st semester 10
722171269 Supervised Teaching Practice in History - 2nd semester 45
722171257 Educational Psichology - 1st semester 10
722171268 Research Supervision Seminar - 2nd semester 5
722171258 Education Systems and School Cultures - 2nd semester 5
Elective option 1
Code Name ECTS
722051267 Society in Portugal (15th-18th centuries) 10
722051269 The African Cycle of the Empire: Colonialism, War and Decolonization in Contemporary Portugal - 2nd semester 10
722051115 Espaços e Poderes na Época Moderna (not translated) 10
722051258 História Cultural e das Mentalidades do Antigo Egipto (not translated) 10
722051286 History of Modern Political Ideas - 1st semester 10
722051288 History of Modern and Contemporary Revolutions - 2nd semester 10
722051265 History of Private Life in the Middle Ages - 1st semester 10
722051289 The Portuguese Empire: Centres and Peripheries (15th-18th Century) - 1st semester 10
722051260 The Ancient Middle East: Society and Cultures - 1st semester 10
722051149 Origin and Formation of Religions in Ancient Asia - 1st semester 10
722051358 Problemáticas da Arte Egípcia (not translated) 10
722051167 Power Systems in the Middle Ages - 1st semester 10
722051169 Society and Culture in the Middle Ages - 2nd semester 10