Masters in English Teaching in the 1st Cycle of Basic Education

Education objectives

To teach English autonomously, following a syllabus, in an investigative, reflective and life long training professional perspective.
To develop the planning, implementation and assessment of innovative pedagogical practices.
To develop the knowledge of students in a given teaching context, their similarities and differences, in particular their needs, behaviour, motivation and learning levels.
To develop an informed and critical reflection about the educational context of teaching English in initial schooling years.
To improve the scientific, technological, ethical, and (inter)cultural knowledge and their practical use.
To autonomously prepare materials that respond to the specific student needs promoting genuine communicative language use.

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.


Rogério Puga; 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

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Degree pre-requisites

Length: 3 semesters. Total credits: 90 credits (58 in course units of the study programme + 32 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 32 credits (28 ECTS match Supervised Teaching Practice I and Supervised Teaching Practice II and 4 ECTS to the Seminar of Supervised Teaching Practice I and Seminar of Supervised Teaching Practice II).
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) For the evaluation of the Supervised Teaching Practice, please consult FCSH/NOVA’s relevant regulations.