​The 3-year degree in Elementary Education trains elementary education professionals capable of intervening in various educational settings, by providing the adequate knowledge and skills that would enable them to: observe and evaluate different educational contexts within the area of early childhood and elementary education where they might develop their professional activity; build a global view on children and their life and learning contexts, developing skills for action in fields related to early childhood and elementary education; develop learning skills, critical and inventive thinking, intellectual curiosity and openness to diversity, in a perspective of lifelong training; access master's degrees in teaching pre-school and elementary and middle (5th-6th years) schools. This cycle of studies confers on graduates in Elementary Education knowledge and skills that enable ​them to exercise various professional functions, particularly those that focus on the child and on the network services that assist the child. These may be associated to syllabus enrichment programmes, extracurricular activities and activities to support the integration of children in schools. ​

2020/2021

General


Academic degree:
  • Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
ECTS:
180
Duration:
6 curricular semesters
Regime:
Daytime
Place:
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Teacher Education

Contacts


    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

Description


The 3-year degree in Elementary Education trains elementary education professionals capable of intervening in various educational settings, by providing the adequate knowledge and skills that would enable them to: observe and evaluate different educational contexts within the area of early childhood and elementary education where they might develop their professional activity; build a global view on children and their life and learning contexts, developing skills for action in fields related to early childhood and elementary education; develop learning skills, critical and inventive thinking, intellectual curiosity and openness to diversity, in a perspective of lifelong training; access master's degrees in teaching pre-school and elementary and middle (5th-6th years) schools. This cycle of studies confers on graduates in Elementary Education knowledge and skills that enable them to exercise various professional functions, particularly those that focus on the child and on the network services that assist the child. These may be associated to syllabus enrichment programmes, extracurricular activities and activities to support the integration of children in schools.

Access to higher education


This course provides the technical and scientific capacity to access the courses of the second cycle (Master)

Careers


The Degree in Elementary Education, enabling the acquisition of comprehensive skills in the different areas of scientific, technological, artistic, humanistic and pedagogical knowledge, opens a variety of career opportunities in the field of early childhood and basic education.
This cycle of studies enables to the exercise of non-teaching educational functions, particularly in:
- Support centres to study attendance/help and leisure activities;
- Institutions that promote childcare in prolonging the school time/schedule;
- Pedagogical innovation projects;
- Animation projects for public and school libraries and reading mediation / promotion;
- Services of study attendance of hospitalized children or that are unable to attend school;
- School support services to immigrants;
- Support services for children with special educational needs.

Access


48

Vacancies

0

Minimum

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.

Formal requirements


Entrance Testing

16 Mathematics
18 Portuguese
or
17 Applied Mathematics for Social Sciences
18 Portuguese
or
19 Mathematics A
18 Portuguese

This information must be verified on
http://www.dges.gov.pt/guias/detcursopi.asp?codc=9853&code=1000

Aditional Information


Observations


Study Plan


Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Natural Sciences I AD 5
S1 Arts and Visual Education AD 5
S1 Elements of Mathematics AD 5
S1 Language, Literary Textuality and Interpretative Strategies AD 5
S1 Physical Education AD 5
S1 Portuguese Geography AD 5
S2 Dramatic Expression and Movement AD 5
S2 Introduction to Childhood Pedagogy AEG 5
S2 Musical Education AD 5
S2 Natural Sciences II AD 5
S2 Numbers and Numbering AD 5
S2 Studies of the Language AD 5
Year 2 60
S1 Drama and Music AD 5
S1 Developmental and Learning of Child Psychology AEG 5
S1 Geometry and Measure AD 5
S1 Human Biology and Health AD 5
S1 Information and Communication Technology in the Professional Practice IPProf 5
S1 Semantics and Pragmatic of Portuguese AD 5
S2 Juvenile and Children's Literature AD 5
S2 Organizations, Educational Contexts and Professional Practice IPProf 5
S2 Probabilities and Statistics AD 5
S2 Sociology of Childhood and Education AEG 5
S2 Themes of European History AD 5
S2 Opção 5
Contemporary Art and Project Development AD 5
Leisure and Sportif Animation AD 5
Motor Development AD 5
Visual Culture AD 5
Year 3 60
S1 Curricular Development of Basic Education AEG 5
S1 Environmental Education AD 5
S1 Language Development and Literacy AD 5
S1 Literacy and Reading Mediation AD 5
S1 Portuguese History AD 5
S1 Standards and Troubleshooting AD 5
S2 Complements of Mathematics AD 5
S2 Didactic of Art Education and Physical Education DEsp 5
S2 Didactics of Elementary Mathematics DEsp 5
S2 Didactics of the Portuguese Language for Basic Education DEsp 5
S2 Interdisciplinary Projects of Pedagogical Action IPProf 5
S2 Introduction to Environment Study's Didactics DEsp 5

Assessment/Accreditation


A3ES Accreditation status:
Accredited
Resolution publication date:
08-04-2019
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 3501/2011/AL01
Registry Date:
21-05-2015
Accreditation validity:
30-07-2024

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