The Teaching Improvement Program, regulated by Ordinance GR 3588, of May 10, 2005, is intended for graduate students enrolled at the University of São Paulo in master’s and doctorate programs.
It aims to improve the training of graduate students for undergraduate teaching activities in two stages: Pedagogical Preparation and Supervised Teaching Internship.
The Pedagogical Preparation has different characteristics following the Teaching System structure, and can be found in three modalities:
- a Graduate discipline with credits, whose content is focused on issues at the University and Higher Education;
- a set of conferences with specialists in the field of Education addressing Higher Education issues;
- a set of activities involving preparation of teaching material, curriculum discussions, course description and planning, coordinated by professors.
Regarding the Supervised Internship in Teaching, which is carried out in undergraduate disciplines, the applicant shall enroll in the Teaching Department of the area of knowledge relevant to their course.
At the end of the internship, applicants who obtain satisfactory performance receive a certificate and, according to the guidelines of the Graduate Program in Public Health (Section XIV, item 2D), they can request three units of credits for the activity.
The program is optional for graduate students at the University, except for those who are covered by the CAPES Social Demand Scholarship, whose regulation requests the placement of an internship.
The list of students selected for the PAE Program is published periodically on the CPG website of the FMRP: http://www.fmrp.usp.br/cpg/ (click on “PAE”).
For more information, see the USP Graduate Dean’s website: