Masters in Supervision and Training of Trainers

General Objectives of the Course

Students should:
- know ideological, representational, normative-legal, theoretic and empirical frameworks, which allow them to understand and organize teaching and teachers’ training.
- develop an ethical and deontological conscience on teaching and training in general.
- understand assessment paradigms of teaching and teachers’ training.
- develop a culture of pedagogical innovation that may be applied in educational practices of teaching and training.
This course’s duration is 4 semesters and it comprises attendance at curricular units, attendance at a seminar and the writing of a research dissertation or the accomplishment of an internship and the defence of an internship’s report.

Admission Requirements

Candidates to the master’s degree may be:
a) holders of a Bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent;
b) holders of a foreign higher academic degree, that was awarded after accomplishing a 1st cycle of studies, which should be structured according to the principles of the Bologna Process in an adhering country to this Process;
c) holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized to meet the objectives of the Bachelor’s degree by the legal competent Scientific Council of the Higher Education Institution to which they want to be admitted.
d) holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum, which is recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish this cycle of studies by the legal competent Scientific Council of the Higher Education Institution to which they want to be admitted.

* In each academic year, the admission notice for the course, which establishes the specific access requirements, should be consulted.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Professional Goals

Training of specialists for research and intervention in the field of reasoned analysis of teaching and education, as well as preparation of professionals in the field of teaching, vocational training, supervision and performance assessment. In effect, the continuous transformation which school and society are subject to, implies that the professionals, who work in the wide and complex fields of education and vocational training, act as direct agents of development/acquisition of technical, interpretative, critical and intervenient competences.

Mode of Study

The course is delivered in full time or part time attendance and daytime schedule.

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

As assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' competencies and knowledge, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever assessment includes more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according to a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.

Course Coordinator(s)

Carlos Manuel Folgado Barreira

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

Lisete Santos Mendes Mónico

Recognition of Prior Learning

The provisions of article 45 in the Decree Law no. 74/2006, 24th March, with the words of Decree Law no.107/2008, 25th June shall apply.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The legal framework for the qualification is established by Decree Law no. 74/2006, 24th March, amended and republished by DL no. 107/2008, 25th June; Ordinance no. 782/2009, 23rd July.

Graduation Requirements

The course duration is 4 semesters – 120 ECTS, including attendance at curricular units and a seminar and the writing of a research dissertation or the accomplishment of an internship and the elaboration and defence of the internship report.

Access to Further Studies

This Master’s Degree will be achieved when the student obtains 120 ECTS. After that, it is possible to advance to the 3rd cycle of studies (PhD).

Study Programme

Supervision and Training of Trainers

Academic year

Course Type
2nd Cycle Studies - Lifelong Learning Master Programme

DGES Code: 6658

Qualification Awarded: Mestre

Duration: 2 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 120.0

Category: Lifelong training second cycle


Call for Applications (only in portuguese)


1st Semester
Start date: 10-09-2018
End date: 20-12-2018
2nd Semester
Start date: 04-02-2019
End date: 30-05-2019


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2016-09-22 a 2019-09-21
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior