Bachelor in Basic Education

Course Objectives

A degree in Basic Education has essentially vocation preparatory for professional master’s degrees that confer qualification for teaching in kindergarten and 1st GST and 2nd GST (Natural Science, History and Geography of Portugal, Mathematics and Portuguese Language), based on “Decreto-lei n º43/2007 of 22 February. The aim is to promote the training of professionals with skills in problem solving, teamwork, developing ethical behavior. It is intended to prepare citizens intellectually demanding, informed, responsible and actively involved in the cultural, educational and social development of the community.
With this degree, students will have skills that will enable them, for example, to participate in educational projects in formal or non-formal contexts and have function, for monitoring and educational integration in various educational settings such as daycares, kindergartens and schools.

Access Conditions

Access to the course is through the following schemes:
a) National Acess Application (for candidates with a course of secondary education or equivalent degree);
b ) Special Applications (for candidates who fulfill the conditions issued in Decree 393 -A / 99 of 2 October);
c ) Special Applications (for candidates with: Above 23 years old candidates Evidences, college graduates and
Technological specialization courses – CET);
d ) Change of Degree/Institution.

The specific evidence required for access to the degree are one pair of the following :
16 Mathematics/ 18 Portuguese
17 Mathematics Applied to Social Sciencies/ 18 Portuguese
19 Mathematics A/ 18 Portuguese

Professional Outlets

Access to 2nd cycle courses (masters degree) that qualify for the professional exercise of teaching at the level of Pre-School Education and the 1st and 2nd Cycles of Basic Education;
To perform technical education functions in various educational settings such as nursery schools, kindergartens and schools;
To participate in educational projects in formal and non-formal situations;
To accompany educational activities (e.g., follow-up study);
To support libraries;
To participate in projects of pedagogical innovation and research;
To elaborate and evaluate didactic resources;
To elaborate resources of diffusion and cultural formation;
To promote activities to safeguard the environment, heritage, health, cultural and linguistic identity;
To provide support to immigrants in their insertion, taking into account in particular the learning of language and culture.

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Learning Language


Learning Objectives

The students of Basic Education should develop scientific knowledge in the fields of Portuguese Language, Mathematics and Expressions. In addition, they will develop skills in scientific areas of
Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Science Education. Other objectives of the study cycle are preparing students for the realities of teaching from Childhood Education to 2nd Grade School
Teaching (GST). These objectives are operationalize through theoretical and practical classes, as weel as practical and laboratorial classes and internships, in these scientific fields, having the ECTS
corresponding to the representativeness of these scientific areas, in accordance with Decree-Law n º 79/2014, from May 14th.

Access to Superior Studies

The Diploma in Basic Education grants qualification to continue studies in a Master Degree.

Course Coordinators

Common Core

Curricular Year: 1
Curricular Unit Code ECTS Period
Dramatic Expression 20009007 6 1st S
Mathematics I 20012962 6 1st S
Plastic Expression 20008989 6 1st S
Portuguese I 20012476 6 1st S
Society and Culture 20002233 4 1st S
Teaching Practicum I 20035900 2 1st S
Developmental Psychology 20027702 2 2nd S
Health, Environment and Consumption 20005250 6 2nd S
Information and Communication Technologies 20006744 2 2nd S
Literature I 20012594 6 2nd S
Mathematics II 20012973 6 2nd S
Physical Education 20009093 6 2nd S
Teaching Practicum II 20036655 2 2nd S

Curricular Year: 2
Curricular Unit Code ECTS Period
Fundamentals of Pedagogical Thinking 20027699 2 1st S
History and Geography I 20002244 6 1st S
Mathematics III 20012984 6 1st S
Musical Expression 20009018 6 1st S
Portuguese II 20012517 6 1st S
Psychology of Education 20027713 2 1st S
Teaching Practicum III 20036886 2 1st S
Children's Literature 20012122 7 2nd S
Curriculum Design 20027759 2 2nd S
History and Geography II 20002256 6 2nd S
Mathematics IV 20013002 7 2nd S
Special Educational Needs 20027787 2 2nd S
Teaching Practicum IV 21002123 4 2nd S
Option 1 (2nd Year - 2nd Semester)
Curricular Unit Code ECTS Period
Communication and Oral Expression 20012583 2 2nd S
Representations in Elementary Mathematics 20013013 2 2nd S

Curricular Year: 3
Curricular Unit Code ECTS Period
Didactics of Musical, Plastic and Body Expression 20009139 4 1st S
Didactics of Portuguese 20028261 4 1st S
Didactics of Portuguese History and Geografy 20002289 4 1st S
Intercultural Education 20027730 2 1st S
Mathematics V 20012938 6 1st S
Natural Sciences 20005327 6 1st S
Didactics of Mathematics 20012792 4 2nd S
Didactics of Natural Sciences 20005338 4 2nd S
Educational Technology 20027814 2 2nd S
Literature II 20012607 6 2nd S
Teaching Practicum V 21002134 5 2nd S
Workshop: Creative Expression 20009128 7 2nd S
Opção 3 (3º Ano - 2º Semestre)
Curricular Unit Code ECTS Period
Early Educational Intervention 20027842 2 2nd S
Personal and Social Education 20027831 2 2nd S
Option 2 (3rd Year - 1st Semester)
Curricular Unit Code ECTS Period
Bioethics 20005305 4 1st S
Environment and Education 20005426 4 1st S
Resilience and Health 20005283 4 1st S
Sexuality, Health and Education 20005415 4 1st S