Master in Portuguese Sign Language Teaching

Course Objectives

The Portuguese Sign Language Master Degree aims to train Portuguese Sign Language Teachers according to the law 16/2018 from 7th march, following also the legal framework moulded in the law 79/2014 from the 14th may, mainly what is determined in the article 15th.
The structure of the study cycle stresses the formation in the educational area, specific didactics and has a strong component of training in order to give students the opportunity to interact in as much educational contexts as possible.
It is also intended to promote the creation of applied research projects, with the deaf and school communities, using ESECTV and CEMEIA services, to create bilingual didactical materials to foster students’ scientific and pedagogical skills.

Access Conditions

Can apply for this cycle of studies those candidates with at least 120 ECTS in Portuguese Sign Language and:
a) Holders of a Graduate degree or legal equivalent;
b) Holders of a foreign higher degree, conferred following a 1st cycle of studies, organized according to the principles of Bologna by a State adhering to this Process;
c) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree, which is recognized, by the ESEC technical-scientific council, as satisfying the objectives of the Graduate degree;
d) Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized by the ESEC Technical-Scientific Council as attesting to the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies.
2 – The recognition referred to in sub-paragraphs b), c) and d) of No.1 only has the effect of accessing to this study cycle, not conferring to its holder the equivalence to a Graduate degree or its recognition as a Graduate degree.

Professional Outlets

The Diploma Master in Portuguese Sign Language Teaching grants qualification to group 360: Portuguese sign language teacher.

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Learning Language

Portuguese / Portuguese Sign Language

Learning Objectives

– To understand children and young people according to the perspectives of Educational and Developmental Psychology following the specific framework of deaf community and deaf students
– To know how to apply didactical and pedagogical methodologies acquired in the field of teaching Portuguese Sign Language as a First Language, Second Language and Foreign Language
– To be familiar with the Portuguese school system organization and with the educational curricula, mainly the ones that concern deaf students
– To contact with School s for the Deaf and other Portuguese sign language contexts and to apply knowledge acquired in the master.

Access to Superior Studies

The Diploma Master in Portuguese Sign Language Teaching grants qualification to group 360: Portuguese sign language teacher. Also grants qualification to continue studies in a PhD Degree.

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