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Teaching Mathematics in the 3rd Cycle of Basic School and in Secondary School

Master Degree

Ano Letivo 2023/2024

Course Overview

This course is a professionalizing Masters, which confers specific professional qualification for teaching the subject of Mathematics in the 3rd Cycle of Basic Education and in Secondary Education, in accordance with current Portuguese legislation (Decree-Law n.º 79/2014 ). The curricular structure includes four training areas: teaching area (Mathematics), Specific Didactics (Mathematics), General Educational area and Initiation to Educational Practice, which are implemented in several curricular units to be taught in four semesters. The Supervised Teaching Practice (PES) takes place in schools, which have protocols with the University of Évora, providing the student with real contact with the teaching practice. The PES is the object of a report, of an investigative nature, which is subject to approval in public exams. This Master's Degree offers a solid education aimed at dealing with the current curricular challenges in Mathematics, with an emphasis on the development of mathematical literacy and taking advantage of digital technologies.
Organic Unit: School of Social Sciences
Duration: 4 Semesters/120 ECTS credits (114 required and 6 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese
Regime: Day classes

Career Prospects

Mathematics teacher in the 3rd cycle of basic education and secondary education.

Specific Entry Requirements

I. The specific conditions of admission are regulated by points 3, 4 and 5 of Article 18 of Decree-Law 79/2014. Can apply the ones: a) who cumulatively holds a higher academic qualification referred to in points a) to c) of paragraph 1 of article 17 of Decree-Law 74/2006, and have at least 120 ECTS in Mathematics units; b) who meets the conditions referred to in paragraph d) of paragraph 1 of article17 of Decree-Law 74/2006, and have at least 120 ECTS in Mathematics units; c) who, having less than 120 ECTS in Mathematics units, have at least 90 (75% of the minimum requirements). In this case, the remaining ECTS must be obtained after the registration in the course. II. The general condition of admission is the oral and written domain of the Portuguese language and the mastery of the essential rules of logical and critical argumentation (Article 17 of Decree-Law 79/2014 of 14 May). This condition will be certified by the combination of a written test in Portuguese and 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 5th (1st phase), 11th July (2nd phase), 8th September (3rd phase), in a place and time to be announced.

Access Routes and Applications

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

International Students
2500.00 €

Course Committee

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Contact Information

Director: António Manuel Águas Borralho []

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