Preschool Education

Master Degree

Course Overview

The Master's Degree in Pre-school  is a professional master's degree, which complements the Basic Education Degree, conferring professional qualification for teaching in Pre-schools. The objectives of this Master's Degree are: To promote the development of teaching performance competencies acording with the general professional teaching profile (DL 240/2001) and the specific professional profile of pres-chool teachers 241/2001); To promote a solid educational within different areas of knowledge (e. i.  philosophy, psychology, pedagogy, health) allowing a reflexive and inquiry attitude about the challenges of a changing society, guided by an investigative attitude that contributes to innovation in the field of Pedagogy and educational practice in the early years. The University of Évora offers students a rich scientific, cultural and professional environment supported by partnerships with quality early childhood education institutions.  
Organic Unit: School of Social Sciences
Duration: 3 Semesters/90 ECTS credits (81 required and 9 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese
Regime: Day classes

Career Prospects

  Pre-school teacher (can work on public or private day cares or pre-schools, municipalities, after-schools' activities, hospitals, museums, libraries, toy libraries, child care centers, chilminding services).  

Specific Entry Requirements

In order to apply to this Master, you must hold a degree in Basic Education. It is a general condition of entry the oral and written domain of the Portuguese language (cf. Article 10 of Decree-Law 43/2007 of February 22nd). This condition will be certified by the combination of a written test of Portuguese language with an interview. In both the candidate must obtain approval. The written test and the interviewing are compulsory for all, irrespective of their previous training or their professional situation. The application can also be made by submitting a certificate of approval issued by another higher education institution in which the candidate have provided evidence for this same purpose, considering the conditions set forth in Decree-Law 79/2014 of May 14. This written test and interview will take place on April 6th (1st phase), 12th July (2nd phase), 9th September (3rd phase), in a place and time to be announced.

Access Routes and Applications

Students from EU countries
Initial Places: 14
International Students
Initial Places: 1

Study Plan

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
697 €
International Students
2500 €
International Students with Merit Scholarships
1050 €
International Students with Cooperation and Development Grants
1250 €

Course Department



Contact Information

Director: Clarinda de Jesus Banha Pomar []

Academic Manager: Vitória dos Anjos Bonito Guiomar
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE