The study program "Training Teachers of Education at Higher Secondary Schools and Colleges" is designed as a single field master study program following the bachelor study of education. The focus is on teaching disciplines, reflexive teaching practice, and above all on rigorous theoretical and methodological subjects.
The study program is characterized both by the emphasis on the acquisition of non-specific professional competence, e.g. through the analysis and comprehension of specialized texts, as well as by focusing specifically on anthropological perspectives. Basic pedagogical disciplines are complemented by subjects from several fields, including physical, cultural, social and philosophical anthropology. Pedagogical disciplines are introduced into integral anthropological contexts in order to emphasize the main objective of the professional educational work, which is the sensitive cultivation of human beings with respect to their abilities and limitations – the cultivation that takes into account the widest possible interrelations of the human existence.
The study is primarily aimed at the development of the field related, pedagogical-psychological, communication and other personality cultivating competence necessary for performing the profession of the teacher of education, as well as for further education and coordination activities in the field of both school and out-of-school education.
See the study plan on http://studium.pedf.cuni.cz/karolinka/.
Description of verification and evaluation criteria
- Exam in the first subject – a maximum score of 60 points.
- Oral exam – assessing the applicants’ general awareness of pedagogy and psychology, and their motivation to study the chosen subjects – a maximum score of 30 points.
Total score – 90 points maximum.
Training Teachers of Education at Higher Secondary Schools and Colleges
The entrance examination is oral. Its objective is to verify applicants’ knowledge and their motivation for the study. Questions focus on checking the expert knowledge on the level of bachelor study of education at the Faculty of Education and will be based on the recommended literature. Each applicant will get one question from each topic, i.e. together three questions checking their knowledge. Evaluation criteria are as follows: factual correctness, critical assessment skill, the expression of own opinion, the use of appropriate terminology, good knowledge of professional literature related to the topic. Topics (are derived from rudimentary subjects of the bachelor study of education program at the Faculty of Education of Charles University): General theory of education and Philosophy of education, Social pedagogy and Sociology of Education, Psychology and Special pedagogy. The motivation for the study will be evaluated based on a discussion, the basis of which will be the letter of motivation and the list of studied specialized literature from the field of educational science. The applicant must send the letter of motivation in the length of one standard page (1800 characters incl. spaces) and the list of studied literature together with the study admission application.
Knowledge part of the admission interview (3 questions) – maximum of 30 points, motivational part of the interview (discussion regarding the letter of motivation and the list of studied specialized literature) – maximum of 30 points. Total score for the oral exam – maximum of 60 points.
Pedagogy and Psychology
Oral exam – assessing the applicants’ general awareness of pedagogy and psychology, and their motivation to study the chosen subjects – a maximum score of 30 points.
Conditions for admission
Admission to Master's studies is conditioned by completed secondary education confirmed by a school-leaving certificate. Admission to Post-Bachelor studies (Master's program) is likewise conditioned by completed education in any type of study program.
|Confirmation date (of entrance exam)
||from: 06.06.2019 until: 14.06.2019
|Alternative date (of entrance exam)
||from: 24.06.2019 until: 25.06.2019
Recommended literature, sample questions
BARLETT, S., & BURTON, D. (2016). Introduction to education studies. London, Sage Publications. ISBN 978-1-4739-1899-3.
NODDINGS, N. (2015). Philosophy of education. Boulder, Westview Press. ISBN 978-0-8133-4972-5.
BALLANTINE, J., & HAMMACK, F. M. (2015). The sociology of education: A systematic analysis. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-2058-0091-9.
STORO, J. (2013). Practical Social Pedagogy: Theories, values, and tools for working with children and young people. Bristol, The Policy Press. ISBN 978-1-44730-538-5.
KOMBA, S. (2012). Introduction to special education: A Textbook for Education Students. Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN 978-3-8465-5314-5.
ALCOCK, J. & SADAVA, S. (2014). An Introduction to Social Psychology: Global Perspectives. London, Sage Publications. ISBN 978-1-4462-5619-0.
Graduates have thorough theoretical knowledge and practical skills prerequisite to erudite teaching of educational science at secondary schools and colleges. They have mastered the specialized terminology of educational science and related sciences and is knowledgeable in interdisciplinary issues and pedagogically relevant topics of modern social sciences. They can consider contexts of a wide range of educational problems, taking into account variability among individuals and in society. Graduates have insight into integrally conceived anthropology. They can apply their knowledge and skills not only in the creative teaching of educational disciplines but also in social science research and in conceptual work in education.