Order no. 9834, 28 August 2015
Accredited by the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education


Doutora Luísa Araújo
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Doutora Rita Brito
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Information Request


In accordance with Decree-Law No. 43/2007, of February 22, the Qualification Master's Degree for Teaching is an essential training stage for obtaining professional qualification, namely for teaching in early childhood education.

Graduates will have the following fundamental skills: have in-depth knowledge in the field of early childhood education, using research, innovation or deepening professional skills; ability to understand and solve problems in new situations or in broad and multidisciplinary contexts, whether for the practice of research or for the exercise of a specialized professional activity; ability to integrate knowledge, deal with complex issues, develop solutions or make judgments in situations of limited or incomplete information, including reflections on the ethical and social implications and responsibilities that result from or condition these solutions and judgments; be able to communicate their conclusions, the knowledge and reasoning underlying them, both to specialists and non-specialists, in a clear and unambiguous way; skills that allow them to learn independently throughout their lives.


It is intended with this training that the future 'Master's Degree in Preschool Education' graduate develops, not only a set of specific skills that allows the direct intervention with children in the functions of planning, scheduling, execution and assessment of the teaching-learning process, but also a broader skill set which allows for an active participation in the institutional life, for example, in what pertains to school management and the relation with the various socio-educational actors. The objectives of this study cycle are: to develop fundamental skills for intervention in educational contexts at the preschool education level; to develop skills oriented towards the analysis of complex educational situations and towards research in education; to promote the construction of these fundamental competences in a strong conjunction between theory and practice, in a professional perspective; to promote the development of means of reflection, responsibility, specialization (expertise) and professional ethics within the scope of the teaching practice; to develop skills within the scope of active participation in school institutions, namely with regard to school management. Several learning objectives were also established (knowledge, skills and competences) to be developed by students in this course:


Knowing the teaching-learning processes and the various contexts in which they are developed; apply knowledge within the scope of child development in the various educational contexts; apply knowledge in planning and assessing the pedagogical practice; to mobilize knowledge in the field of design and management of educational projects and apply it in the institutions where they develop its practice; to mobilize knowledge and skills to promote the development of children in terms of oral and written language, knowledge of the world, expressions and mathematical language; create learning situations that encourage observation, exploration and manipulation of different materials according to children's interests, and respecting curriculum integration; to develop several methodologies taking into account the contents worked on, the characteristics of the group and the interests and needs of the children; plan and intervene intentionally taking into account the general development of children. in strong conjunction with theoretical knowledge.


Basic Education Bachelors


+ Early Childhood Education Teaching


Master's Degree in Preschool Education






  • 1st year
  • 2dn year

Course's total duration

2 years (3 Semesters; 90 ECTS total) 


Study room, artistic expression room (equipped with a multimedia system and other proper equipment), music room (equipped with a multimedia system and musical instruments, including 1 piano and sheet music with stand)