IPS ESES is affiliated with Santarém Polytechnic Institute and aims at teacher and other educational agents training. IPS ESES offers academic programmes at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level.
As part of the superior (polythechnic) education system, courses are oriented mainly towards practice (Pedagogical Practicum in case of courses aimed at teaching and Training Period in case of other courses) but comprehend research components that promote reflection, conceptualization and creation of theoretical frameworks to training activity and generate new knowledge.
IPS ESES participates extensively in national and international (mainly within the Community of Portuguese Language Countries) teachers training programs. This wide training activity enables IPS ESES to develop knowledge and skills concerning different publics courses conception, organization, implementation, monitoring, supervision and evaluation.