​The 3-year Degree in Education trains senior professionals of Education/Training capable of intervening in various educational settings, by providing the adequate knowledge and skills that would enable them to: observe and analyse socio-educational contexts of organisations with educational and training competencies and of activities where there are educational, training and lifelong learning dimensions; perform support functions in identifying educational problems, in the curriculum design of degrees, in planning, organising, managing and evaluating programmes and projects, in training educators and agents of local development in youth work, in the community interv​ention and in mediation. This cycle of studies provides graduates in Education with knowledge and skills that enable them to act within and outside the Educational System, particularly in terms of Education, Training, Training Management, Social and Community Intervention and Educational Mediation.

 Bachelor in Education Post-Labor



Academic degree:
  • Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
6 curricular semesters
After Working Hours
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Basic Sciences of Education


    Institute of Education
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710-057 Braga

    Tel: +351 253604240 Fax: +351 253604659
    E-Mail: cpedagogico@ie.uminho.pt
    URL: http://www.ie.uminho.pt


The Bachelor's degree in Education prepares professionals or higher education technicians with skills to work within and outside the educational system, at all levels, and in various intervention modalities (education, training, training management, mediation, etc.). As such, graduates in Education develop competencies to perform functions such as:
- Education and training for citizenship.
- Pedagogical training of trainers, design of training projects and programs, and socio-educational intervention.
- Personal, professional, and social development training, adult education, community education, and cultural animation.
- Socio-educational intervention with at-risk groups, social integration, and mediation.
- Management, coordination, and supervision in public and private organizations related to education, training, community development, including social centers and Social Security.
The Bachelor's degree in Education is structured into three scientific areas: Basic Sciences of Education, Research and Intervention Methodologies in Education, and Introduction to Professional Practice. It promotes a comprehensive human education, encompassing ethical, cultural, scientific, artistic, technical, and professional dimensions. The curriculum is designed to provide a solid foundation, complemented by a diverse set of options, and offers students the opportunity to engage with potential professional contexts from the first year of the course.

Key learning outcomes

Upon completing this degree, students will:
1. Gain broad knowledge of educational and training phenomena within their political, social, and community contexts, drawing from different basic disciplines of Education.
2. Contribute to the critical analysis of educational institutions, organizations, and socio-educational intervention systems, including their policies, objectives, contexts, and processes.
3. Acquire methods and research techniques in education to support the realization of characterization studies, diagnostic work, and identification of needs.
4. Be equipped to plan, organize, manage, and evaluate education and training programs and projects.
5. Receive methods and techniques to support the curriculum design of training actions.
6. Be provided with methods and techniques to assist in pedagogical decision-making and evaluation.
7. Apply educational and training methodologies in diverse socio-educational contexts.
8. Gain an adequate introduction to professional practice to facilitate the graduates' integration into the job market, through activities involving observation, reflection, analysis, and educational intervention in work contexts under appropriate guidance.

Access to higher education

This course provides the technical-scientific capacity to access the next level of education: Master's degree.


In accordance with the course's competency profile, graduates are qualified to work in socio-educational contexts and educational and training institutions, including schools, social protection centers, health centers, day care facilities, family and minor courts, cultural centers, museum educational services, foundations, libraries, special education, reeducation and social reintegration centers, adult and lifelong education services, cultural and social action municipal services, cultural, recreational, and sports associations, consulting and training companies, vocational training centers, among others.






Access forms

The access to this Cycle of Studies can be done through the following ways:
- Application for National Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Local Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Special Access to Higher Education Admissions;
- Application for Access to Higher Education Admissions through Re-Entry, Change and Transfer of Course.

The language of the course is the Portuguese.

Formal requirements

Entrance Testing

02 Biology and Geology
11 History
18 Portuguese

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Aditional Information


Study Plan

Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Education and Sustainable Development CEd 5
S1 Introduction to the Sciences of Education CEd 5
S1 Professional Education and Training Contexts PP 5
S1 Sociology of Education I SE 5
S1 Technology and Educational Communication I TE 5
S1 Trends in Contemporary Pedagogy TEd 5
S2 Introduction to Methodologies of Research in Education MIE 5
S2 Philosophy of Education TEd 5
S2 Professional Profiles in Education and Training PP 5
S2 Sociology of Education II SE 5
S2 Technology and Educational Communication II TE 5
S2 Opção UMinho 5
Bioethics ECS 6
Business Creation G 6
Collaboration for a Sustainable Development in the Digitalization Era EGI 6
Education and Interpersonal Development in the University Context CEd 6
Environment and Energy ENG 6
Fundamentals and Practices of First Aid ENF 6
Galician Language and Culture LLC 6
Gestão de Ativos EC 6
Governance and Public Private Partnerships CA 6
Green Buildings ENG 6
International Courts D 6
Introduction to the German Language and Culture ELG 6
Introduction to the Spanish Language and Culture ELG 6
Leadership and Entrepreneurship EIS 6
Mathematics Behind Things M 6
Occupational Safety and Health EH 6
Organization and Data Analysis EIS 6
Photographic Literacy from Physics to Message Fis 6
Political Issues in the History of the Present Time H 6
Preparing Generation Z Beyond Technologies ENG 6
Principles of Economics E 6
Psychology of Aging and Communication Psi 6
Reading and Writing for Academic Production and Knowledge LEP 6
Scientific Research Methodologies IDP 6
Social Skills and Employability Psi 6
Sport and Health EF 6
Year 2 60
S1 Education and Training Projects PP 5
S1 Planning, Management and Evaluation of Educational Projects I MIE 5
S1 Psychology of Education I PSI-EDU 5
S1 Quantitative Methods of Analysis MIE 5
S1 Theory and Curricular Development I DC 5
S1 Opção I 5
Critical Pedagogies TEd 5
Health Education CEd 5
Multimedia Educational Materials TE 5
S2 Methods and Techniques of Education and Training PP 5
S2 Planning, Management and Evaluation of Educational Projects II MIE 5
S2 Psychology of Education II PSI-EDU 5
S2 Qualitative Methods of Analysis MIE 5
S2 Theory and Curricular Development II DC 5
S2 Opção II 5
Distance Education Models and Practices TE 5
Education and Literacies CEd 5
Sociology of Non-School Education SE 5
Year 3 60
S1 Education and Training Methodologies CEd 5
S1 Education Policies PolE 5
S1 Educational Organizations and Educational Administration I OAE 5
S1 Opção III 5
Communication and Mediation in Training PP 5
Pedagogy of Adult Education PP 5
Training and Management of Human Resources PP 5
S1 Opção IV 10
Adult Education in Sociocommunity Contexts I PP 10
Techniques and Methodologies of Training and Mediation I PP 10
Training Management in Organizational Context I PP 10
S2 Educational Organizations and Educational Administration II OAE 5
S2 Epistemology of the Sciences of Education TEd 5
S2 Theory and Practices of Assessment of Training DC 5
S2 Opção V 5
Education and Work PP 5
Socio-educational Animation and Community Intervention PP 5
Supervision of Education and Training PP 5
S2 Opção VI 10
Adult Education in Sociocommunity Contexts II PP 10
Techniques and Methodologies of Training and Mediation II PP 10
Training Management in Organizational Context II PP 10


A3ES Accreditation status:
Resolution publication date:
A3ES submited report:
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2423/2011
Registry Date:
Accreditation validity: