Master in English Teaching in the 3rd cycle of Basic School and in Secondary School

Education objectives

-To understand the official guidelines and principles of the national educational policy and their development;
-To understand the pedagogical, methodological and didactic knowledge in educational research;
-To adapt pedagogical and didactic practice to the specificities of the teaching subject, different levels, students and school resources, including adaptation to multicultural contexts;
-To manage and apply scientific, cultural, pedagogical and didactic knowledge to the design of teaching and learning activities and assessment relevant to the syllabus objectives, as well as students´ learning context.
-To reflect on the ethical, social and cultural implications of the profession within the context of contemporary world problems and citizenship education;
- To develop research and professional development competencies.

General characterization

DGES code



Master (2nd Cycle)



Access to other programs

Access to the cycle of studies which leads to a Doctorate Degree. For the specific access conditions, consult the regulations governing the doctoral programmes at NOVA FCSH.


Ana Alexandra Gonçalves de Veloso e Matos

Opening date





1200 Euros/year


Presencial Pós-Laboral

Teaching language

Portuguese, English.

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.

a) Know the guidelines of the national educational policy and its general evolution;
b) Develop the ability to adapt pedagogical and didactic practices to the specificity of the subject area, teaching levels, students and school environments;
c) Mobilize and apply scientific, cultural, pedagogical and didactic knowledge in the development of collaborative teaching-learning activities suited to curricular documents, but also to the specificities of students and school environments;
d) Deepen scientific, technological, ethical and cultural knowledge and apply them in teaching practice;
e) Build didactic-pedagogical instruments that allow for the development of skills and the proper application of knowledge;
f) Enable the reasoning of judgments and didactic-pedagogical options that take into account social, scientific and ethical aspects relevant to the teaching of the subject of English in the 3rd cycle of basic education and secondary education.

Conditions of admittance

Application and access conditions to the cycle of studies reflect the conditions established in the national legislation, namely: -to hold a licenciado degree or legal equivalent; -to hold a foreign academic degree recognized by the Scientific Council of NOVA FCSH; -to hold an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae recognized by the Scientific Council of NOVA FCSH; -to hold, at least, 120 credits in English. Applicants will be selected and ranked according to the criteria annually defined in the application edict.

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.


Elective options 1
Code Name ECTS
722171259 Education Curriculum and Multiculturalism 5.0
722171258 Education Systems and School Cultures 5.0
Mandatory ECTS number: 15
Code Name ECTS
02108494 Culture and Society in the English-Speaking World 10.0
722160022 TEFL Methodology I 10.0
722160023 TEFL Methodology II 5.0
02108483 English C2 10.0
02108270 Inclusão e Diversidade na Sala de Aula 5.0
02108472 Língua, interculturalidade e educação para a cidadania 10.0
02108264 Psicologia Educacional 5.0