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Biology and Geology Teacher Education for Middle and Secondary Schools

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The Master’s in Education organised by the FCUP are second cycle, professional degrees qualifying students to teach in primary and secondary schools.

These degrees provides the scientific and pedagogical skills required to teach Biology and Geology in the 3rd cycle of primary and in secondary education. It harmonises the educational process with the need for teachers’ qualifications which have arisen as a result of changes in society and education and the evolution of science and technology. The degree guarantees careful instruction in both general and specific areas of knowledge and the necessary know-how for quality professional training whilst it also prepares practitioners to face the novel demands of education.

Admissions Requirements

  • Applicants for the Master’s in Biology and Geology Education must hold first cycle degrees in biology, geology or related fields but without holding a teaching certificate in biology and/or geology. They must have completed at least 50 credits in each of the target subjects during previous academic studies or in other higher educational cycles and their total credits in these two must be at least 120.
  • Students with first cycle degrees who have completed at least 90 credits in their area of specialisation (Biology and Geology) are also eligible, as stated in item numbers 4 and 5 of Article 11, Decree-Law 43/2007 of 22 February.

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Course Director: m.ebg.diretor@fc.up.pt
Postgraduate Section: pos.graduacao@fc.up.pt
Students: m.ebg@fc.up.pt

This information is provided strictly for informational purposes and does not preclude consultation of the Official Gazette.

General information

Official Code: 6449
Director: Clara Vasconcelos
Acronym: M:EBG
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of study: Masters Degree
Start: 2008/2009
Duration: 4 Semesters

Study Plan


  • Biology and Geology Teacher Education for Middle and Secondary Schools (120 ECTS credits)
  • Specialization in the Master's degree course in Biology and Geology Teacher Education for Middle and Secondary Schools (72 ECTS credits)

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