Teaching English in The First Cycle of Basic Education
Qualification awarded (in original language)"Mestrado em Ensino do Inglês no 1.º Ciclo do Ensino Básico". Title of "Mestre".
Level of qualification2nd Cycle of Studies. EQF level 7. ISCED 2011 level 7.
Admission requirementsThe holders of the licenciado degree or legal equivalent, the holders of a foreign academic degree and the holders of a relevant academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae may apply to the 2nd cycle of studies, as stated in the description of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement. Candidates must also fulfil the requirements mentioned in the Decree-Law 176/2014, December 12th (first amendment to Decree-Law 79/2014), as this master’s programme awards a professional diploma for teaching in the Basic School.
Recognition of prior learning---
Qualification requirements and regulations90 ECTS Credits (30 per semester). 3 Semesters (1.5 years). 40 Weeks of study per year (20 weeks per semester). 1620 total Hours of study per year; 1 credit corresponds to 27 hours. A variable number of Contact (teaching) Hours, depending on the established schedule for each Course Unit. It includes a scientific dissertation, a project work or a professional traineeship which will be concluded with a final report comprising 32 credits.
Holders of this diploma are entitled professionals and can apply to a post in Basic School teaching, to teach English according to the Decree-Law 176/2014, December 12th (first amendment to Decree-Law 79/2014).
Profile of the programmeThe main areas are: Supervised Teaching Practice, Specific Didactics, General Education and Teaching Area.
Key learning outcomesThe degree of "mestre" (master) in Teaching Musical Education in the Basic School is awarded to those students that demonstrate, in this field, the ability to:
a) develop and enhance the knowledge obtained in the first cycle, in order to develop and apply that knowledge to original situations often in the context of research;
b) apply their knowledge and understanding and problem solving capacities to new and unfamiliar situations in wide multidisciplinary situations, although related to their area of studies;
c) integrate knowledge, deal with complex matters, develop solutions or put forward opinions on situations of limited or incomplete information, including reflecting upon the implications and ethical and social responsibilities that result from both those solutions and opinions or indeed that condition them;
d) communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and reasoning that underlie them, both to experts and non-experts, clearly and unambiguously;
e) develop competences that will enable them to benefit from self-oriented or autonomous lifelong learning.
To complete the qualification, the student is required to pass all compulsory course units of the study plan.
Occupational profiles of graduates---
Access to further studieshe degree of "mestre" allows to proceed to 3rd cycle studies, according to the diagram of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement.
Examination regulations, assessment and gradingExamination and assessment are regulated by the IPB general regulation, available in www.ipb.pt/sa, and by the Attendance and Assessment Regulations of the School, available in www.ese.ipb.pt. Consult this Guide under the option “The ECTS at the IPB” for information on the grading and qualification system.
Mode of studyFull-time.
Scientific areas of the study plan
|Scientific Area||Acronym||ECTS Credits|
|Supervised Teaching Practice||STP||32.0||0.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 5043-558-1101-00-17 ||English-speaking Cultures||TA||7.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 5043-558-1102-00-17 ||Inclusion and Special Educational Needs||GE||4.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 5043-558-1103-00-17 ||Written English - reading and writing||TA||5.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 5043-558-1104-00-17 ||Spoken English - speaking and listening||TA||5.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 5043-558-1105-00-17 ||Children's Literature of English Expression||TA||6.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 5043-558-1106-01-17 ||---|
-Desenvolvimento da Linguagem
|1||2|| Semestral || 5043-558-1201-00-17 ||Design and Production of Didactic Materials for English in 1st Cycle||SD||9.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 5043-558-1202-00-17 ||Professional Development and Research in Education||GE||4.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 5043-558-1203-00-17 ||Didactics of English for Children 1||SD||10.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 5043-558-1204-00-17 ||Supervised Teaching Practice||STP||6.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 5043-558-2101-00-17 ||Didactics of English for Children 2||SD||4.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 5043-558-2102-00-17 ||Supervised Teaching Practice||STP||20.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 5043-558-2103-00-17 ||Follow-up Seminar of Final Report||STP||6.0|