Specialized Training Course in School Administration

General Objectives of the Course

The intention to strengthen the professional skills of executive direction of establishments of education and teaching the public should seek to articulate the knowledge derived from science education to the administrative management so that schools be organized as a special concern with the promotion a quality education. This strategic option for the articulation of these areas seeks to reconcile the purposes of accuracy with the values that should guide education in a democratic and developed society. Thus, the Specialized Training Course in School Administration is a space for innovative interdisciplinary training, can enhance the appreciation of the integration of technical knowledge in developing an appropriate educational thinking to the present-future challenges.
The unit, School Project, aims to provide students an opportunity to apply material learned during the course and also motivate them to develop works that aim to help improve the quality of the school.

Admission Requirements

All those that, at the time of admission, are early childhood educators, teachers of primary and secondary school, teachers professionalized with at least five years of teaching service.

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

Professional Goals

The expertise granted by the course offers its graduates the necessary qualification for the office of management and management in educational establishments and education, including general and regional directorates, school groups and negotiations between.

Mode of Study

Training full-time, classroom-based, running in after work

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Given the fact that pedagogical assessment is inseparable from teaching, it is intended to ascertain competences and knowledge that students acquired, their critical thinking, their ability to point out and solve problems, as well as their written and oral expression. Students admitted to examination are those who are registered in the curricular units in the academic year in which the exams are carried out and, simultaneously, registered in those examinations, whenever this registration is necessary, in accordance with number 7, article 5 of the Pedagogical Regulation of the University of Coimbra. The assessment elements are the following examples: written or oral exam, tests, written or practical assignments, as well as individual or group projects that may have to be orally defended and students’ participation in classes. Assessment of each curricular unit may include one or more of the mentioned assessment elements. The mark obtained by each student in each curricular unit consists of a whole number between 0 and 20 points and students who obtain the minimum final mark of 10 points are successfully assessed. Whenever assessment of a curricular unit comprises more than one assessment element, the final mark is calculated on the basis of the marks students obtained in each assessment. element by means of a formula that is made public in accordance with number 1, article 8 of the Pedagogical Regulation of the University of Coimbra.

Course Coordinator(s)

João Verissimo Oliveira Lisboa

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

João Verissimo Oliveira Lisboa

Recognition of Prior Learning

Not applicable.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The course in School Administration is conferred by a specialized higher education, in accordance with Decree-Law 95/97, Article 5º

Graduation Requirements

Not applicable.

Access to Further Studies

Students who complete specialized training course in School Administration from the University of Coimbra, as Despacho n.º 15 352/2005, published in Diário da República, 2.ª série, of July 14, 2005, shall be granted equivalent to 48 ECTS of taught part of the Master of School Management, needing only to get approval Seminars I and II ie 12 ECTS and be approved in successfully defended the dissertation (60 ECTS), thus making a total of 120 ECTS required for the assignment master's degree in School Management.

Study Programme

School Administration

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

DGES Code: 2878

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 1 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 60.0


Call for Applications (only in portuguese)


1st Semester
Start date: 05-09-2011
End date: 17-12-2011
2nd Semester
Start date: 13-02-2012
End date: 09-06-2012