An undergraduate course is not a mere bureaucratic way to obtain a degree that allows the legal exercise of a particular profession. With this in mind, it is verified that the scientific work presented at the end of this course is the consolidation of the knowledge acquired with the contents of their respective curricular components. At MPU this work is called Course Completion Work (CCW) and is duly regulated. In CEFT, CCW is a compulsory component in the curricular matrices of all of its undergraduate courses. And, in each course, the activities inherent to it are developed in two progressive semesters, under the guidance of a teacher, in order to produce a scientific research work to be completed in the form of a monograph or article.
The Supervised Internship is a compulsory curricular component of the Licensure Courses. It is characterized as an in-service training, carried out in school units of the teaching systems, focused on the learning of the teaching practice. The traineeship activities are fulfilled, throughout the courses, in kindergarten schools and initial years of Elementary Education (Course of Pedagogy), and in High School (Course of Philosophy). The Educational Stages Center, linked to the Center for Education, Philosophy and Theology - CEFT, is responsible for the organization, orientation and semi-annual follow-up of the internship activities.
Complementary Activities, totalizing 293 hours, include activities of a scientific, cultural and academic nature, articulated with the teacher training process. The Complementary Activities aim to expand the training of the professional in order to develop skills and acquire experiences not contemplated in the disciplines of the syllabus. They are academic, scientific and cultural activities that should be carried out during the course, in the university or in other institutions, in order to provide contact with the world, the problems of society, the expressions of culture and the practice of initiation in research.
In harmony with the National Extension Policy, the Center for Education, Philosophy and Theology of the Mackenzie Presbyterian University, recommends in the Pedagogical Project of the Course of Philosophy the exercise of extension activities as an integral part of the academic process defined and effected in function of the demands of reality , in addition to being indispensable in the formation of the student, in the qualification of the teacher and in the exchange with society. This orientation aims to contribute to the University Extension being part of the solution of the great social problems of the Country, developing multi, inter and transdisciplinary relations and interaction with professional life in various sectors of the University and society.
The Institutional Program for Scientific Initiation (PIBIC / Mackenzie) aims to initiate the student in research activities, offering the opportunity to discover how the generation of knowledge is processed and how scientific knowledge is acquired. These objectives are achieved by the student's participation in practical and theoretical activities in the research environment, under the guidance of a teacher-researcher. The implementation and consolidation of the research at the University is supported by the Mackenzie Presbyterian Institute, which has made available the Scientific Initiation Scholarships to the "student-researchers", as well as through an agreement with other development agencies, such as Cnpq.