Social Education

Language of Teaching
Faculty / School
Escola Superior de Educação e Comunicação
Area of Studies
Social Sciences and Education


  • Work pedagogically with children, youths, adults and seniors with different sociological characteristics (ethnic, cultural, educational, religious, etc.)
  • Acquire interpersonal communication tools
  • Approach, creatively, various topics of global society: environment, social exclusion, community health, intercultural communication, etc.
  • Create mechanisms to promote people's participation in collective projects
  • Elaborate, evaluate and set up various projects in local communities: continuing and adult education, community and familiar mediation, protection of risk populations, social reintegration
  • Acquire specialized knowledge of social and critical pedagogy
  • Develop tacit and strategic elements to know how to intervene in society
  • Develop personal awareness and ability to make ethical and moral choices
The applications for public higher education are made annually through national call and/or special contests.
Career Opportunities

The graduates in Social Education are able to exercise their activity in:

  • Local autarchies
  • Private institutions of social solidarity
  • Community centers, nursing homes and day centers, non-governmental organizations
  • Development associations
  • Institutions related to the environment, heritage, education and culture
  • Support offices in schools
  • Training and animation companies