Andreia Pereira Teques

Admission exams

Portuguese (18) or
 History (11) or 
Geography (09)

Publication in the Official Gazette


Accreditation of the Study Program

Study Program self-evaluation guidelines(in portuguese)
Decision: Accredited for 3 years
Publication Date:  26-04-2021 
Official Information A3ES: Accreditation result (in portuguese)

The Bachelor's Degree in Social Education, a first cycle degree with a duration of six semesters (180 ECTS), aims to qualify professionals in social education as agents of personal change and social transformation. This approach is based on the education and re-education of different populations throughout their life cycle, in favour of the integration and active training of the person and the community in general or at effective risk or in social emergency, in multiple socio-educational contexts.


Professional Opportunities

The future graduate in social education will be able to design and manage plans and projects to support educational and social development, to implement solidarity policies, to qualify and manage equipment, services and multidisciplinary teams, and to participate in networking and knowledge production.

Individually or included in a team, graduates can intervene with individuals or groups in the following areas: community and citizenship, occupation of free time and leisure, disabilities and additional support needs, training and professional integration, childhood and youth, seniors, social risks, economic needs, and health and social emergencies. These areas of intervention are focused on the community in general, crime victims, minorities, refugees, people with socio-economic deprivation, homeless people, children and youth (including at risk and endangered), the elderly and aging, people with physical and mental illness, multi-challenged families, people with additional support needs, medium- and long-term unemployed, as well as in the context of drug addiction and deviant behaviours, inequalities and stigma, emergencies and disasters.

In this context, the social educator will be able to integrate several socio-educational responses, namely: school groups and educational, recreational and cultural facilities, public and private; local authorities; institutions and associations; health care and rehabilitation entities; employment institutions; integration and social reintegration entities; social and community response programmes and projects.


What Makes this Course Different?

The Degree in Social Education at IPMAIA provides a full professional and personal development for students, enhanced by the academic relationship with highly qualified teachers and with a strong connection to various institutions in the social network, in the context of an excellent academic campus.

It has a strong focus on learning through practice, through integrated micro-internships starting in the second year of the course, encouraging knowledge by promoting a direct close relationship with different people and groups.

Students in the social education course will be able to socialize with colleagues from different nationalities, cultures and visions, and may also benefit from incentives for international exchange programmes.