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Masters in English and Foreign Languages Teaching (primary and secondary education)

InformationThe course/CS does not admit students in 2016/2017.

The Master’s degree in English and Foreign Languages Teaching is a second cycle which seeks the acquisition of the necessary pedagogical and scientific skills for teaching in 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles of basic education and in secondary education, bearing in mind the transformations in society, education and in the technological and scientific evolution.
The Master’s degree is four semesters long (120 ECTS).

Predominant scientific areas:

  • Education
  • Didactics
  • Teacher training
  • Foreign languages

 


Objectives

The different training components of the Master’s degree seek:

  • To ensure that the future teacher adapts at a professional, social and ethical level, to the specificities of the social and school contexts he/she might be in, respecting the ethical and deontological demands of teaching;
  • As for the development of the teaching and learning processes, to provide the student with scientific and methodological instruments which may allow him/her to promote a quality teaching, capable of ensuring significant learnings.
  • As for school participation and the relationship with the community, to develop the understanding of teaching as a global and integrated activity.
  • Regarding a lifelong professional development, to make the initial training a starting point of a path grounded on the reflection about educational issues and professional practice, seeking the construction of a training project which may answer to individual, institutional or social challenges.

Information

Students may only sign up for the Initiation to Professional Practice subject after having been approved in subjects English Didactics I and II and German / Spanish / French Didactics I and II.

Numerus clausus: 63

Access conditions:
Graduate degree with 102 ECTS in English and 60 ECTS in German, Spanish or French (of which 36 ECTS must be in the domain of language).
The student might also apply as long as he/she has a graduate degree and 118 ECTS in both education domains, being able to complete the remaining 42 ECTS (=7 subjects) while attending the Master’s degree.
To the applicants for this Master’s degree, the achievement of the following levels will be requested (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages): English C1, French C1, Spanish B2 e German B2.
In case of applicants who may have completed their language education before the European Framework’s levels of identification or who may have had discontinuities in their academic path, the Course’s Scientific Commission may request the accomplishment of an additional test.

Prerequisites:
Accomplishment of a Portuguese written test and interview.

Selection criteria:
The application grade will be calculated in function of the following percentages:
1. Graduate degree – 80%
2. Portuguese written test – 10%
3. Interview – 10%
Tiebreaker factors – the same as in general Higher Education access law.
Selection Criteria

Portuguese Written Test


Contacts

Email (Master's direction): meibs@letras.up.pt
Serviço de Gestão Académica: sga@letras.up.pt

General information

Official Code: 6463
Director: Rogélio Ponce de León Romeo
Acronym: MEIBS
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of studies: Masters Degree
Start: 2007/2008
End: 2016/2017
Duration: 2 Years

Study Plan

Certificates

  • Master of Arts in English and German Teaching (Primary and Secondary Education) (120 ECTS credits)
  • Master of Arts in English and Spanish Teaching (Primary and Secondary Education) (120 ECTS credits)
  • Master of Arts in English and French Teaching (Primary and Secondary Education) (120 ECTS credits)
  • Master of Arts in English and Spanish Teaching (Primary and Secondary Education) (120 ECTS credits)
  • Master's Course in English and Spanish Teaching (Primary and Secondary Education) (60 ECTS credits)
  • Master's Course in English and French Teaching (primary and secondary education) (60 ECTS credits)
  • Master's Course in English and German Teaching (Primary and Secondary Education) (60 ECTS credits)

Main Scientific Areas

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