Unisinos Postgraduate - Education (MA/PhD) - In person - São Leopoldo
Academic Doctorate

Education (MA/PhD)

In person - São Leopoldo


São Leopoldo


4 years

Course recommended by Capes

Grade 6


Currently rated as maximum evaluation by CAPES Foundation, the course graduates Ph.D. in Education. The Program aims that a Ph.D. student in Education has a training of excellence. At the end of the course, it is expected that the graduated will be able to: (a) take up the role as a researcher in Education; (b) produce consistent theoretical and methodological knowledge; (c) engage in the national and international scientific knowledge in the field; (d) join research groups focused at collective production of knowledge; (e) act in the training of researchers at the master's and doctoral level; (f) teaching in higher education in articulation with research and extension, and (g) to advise undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, based on the values learned during their doctoral training.


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Emphasis: Education

The Graduate Program in Education offers Masters and Doctorate courses in the field of Education. It promotes appropriation, production, and circulation of knowledge in Education through the development of studies and research of excellence. Currently, it is organized into three lines of research: Education, History, and Politics; Teacher Training, Curriculum, and Pedagogical Practices; Education, Development, and Technologies.

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Lines of action

It investigates policies and processes connected to education in different historical configurations. Approaches educational processualities regarding the different teaching levels and modalities, as well as those that transcend these school spaces. Investigates issues related to the history of education, management and educational policies, in a dialogue with the international scenario.

It is focused on curricular issues and teachers' training in different educational spaces, levels, and schooling modalities. It investigates the constitution of subjects and difference, by approaching them in the context of policies that engender them, as well as their historical ties.

The area investigates the relations involving Education, Development, and Technology in the scope of formal and non-formal educational processes in different modalities, problematizing issues of political, social-historical, cultural, and technical orders. Researches and produces methodologies in the interface with the shaping of citizenship and development technologies and projects.


Discover the projects developed in the line of action:

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The doctoral degree consists of 30 credits, organized in two broad dimensions, theoretical and empirical, distributed between required and complementary activities. The six complementary credits will be fulfilled according to the plan of study submitted and approved by the Program coordination. In this modality, credits taken in other Unisinos graduate programs or accredited national or foreign higher education institutions are accepted, as well as credits obtained in seminars with visiting professors, promoted by the Program.

Required Courses (18 credits) keyboard_arrow_down

- Research in Education (3 credits)
- Research Methodologies (3 credits)
- Field of Research Seminar: 1, 2 & 3 (3 credits)
- Advanced Seminar (3 credits)
- Research Practice (2 credits)
- Research Practice (2 credits)
- Scientific Production (2 credits)

Complementary Activities (12 credits) keyboard_arrow_down

- Topics of Educational Research (2 credits)
- Research Practice (2 credits)
- Research Practice (1 credit)
- Thematic Seminar 1 (1 credit)
- Thematic Seminar 2 (2 credits)
- Directed Reading 1 (1 credit)
- Directed Reading 2 (2 credits)


The student of the Education Graduate Program has at your disposal a faculty composed mostly of masters, doctors and post-doctor, with national and international training and recognized professional experience.

Check here the criteria for Teaching Accreditation at PPGEDU.