The Professional Master´s Program in Languages (PROFLETRAS), offered in a national network, is a graduate stricto sensu program in Languages recognized by Capes - the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel.
This program aims at training Portuguese Language Teachers for working with Elementary Education, contributing to the improvement of the quality of education in the country.
Its main objectives are: i) to increase the education quality of students at the primary level, with a view to achieving the desired upward trend in students´ proficiency in reading and writing; ii) to decrease the current dropout rates of elementary school students; iii) to train multiliteracy skills required in the globalized world with the presence of Internet; iv) to develop pedagogies that make proficiency in literacy compatible to the nine years of elementary education.
The target audience of Proletras is made up of teachers from all generations of Languages undergraduate majors who teach Portuguese in elementary schools.
Languages and Literacies.
Lines of Research
Language Theories and Teaching;
Written expression and reading comprehension: social diversity and teaching practices
A) To hold a higher education degree in Languages – Portuguese, duly registered by the Ministry of Education; b) To be a Portuguese teacher at a public education Elementary School (1st to 9th grade) in Brazil, being regularly and permanently admitted to the school staff and c) To be teaching Portuguese Language in any year of Elementary Education (1st to 9th years).
Coordination and secretariat
Phone: +55 (34) 3700-6614
Rua Conde Prados, 155 – Bairro Abadia
Year of Approval/Authorization: 2013
Conferred Title: Master´s degree
Type of Education: Classroom attendance and online involvement