Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Special Education

General information

The aim of the study programme Secondary School Teacher Training in Special Education is to prepare teachers for teaching at secondary schools in a combination of two qualified subjects. The study programme consists of field didactics with broadening complementary disciplines. The study programme of Secondary School Teacher Training in Special Education is processed in accordance with the current version of the Standards of the Accreditation Commission for the study programme Special Education. The study field is internally divided into five elective specializations which take into account the different types of disability and one optional specialization concerning specific learning disabilities. Elective specializations consist of mental disability, physical disability and multiple combined disabilities, speech disorders in connection with mental disability, visual impairment, hearing impairment and behavioural disorders. Pedagogical and psychological courses as a theoretical background of field didactics which are connected to teacher practice at secondary schools are an equivalent part of the study. The study programme is implemented in daily and combined study modes and is directly related to the undergraduate study programme Special Education in education specializing in pedagogy.

A successful graduate is able to

  • use wide professional knowledge and skills of special education
  • use basic communication knowledge and skills
  • use field knowledge, communication skills and educational knowledge
  • apply appropriate approaches in the education of students with SEN (individualized approach, group activities, …)
  • manage class work with students with SEN as a special teacher (special educational diagnostics, individual educational plan, intervention, individualized work and group activities, etc.)
  • suggest and process research concerning the education of students with SEN

Graduate employment

Graduation from the course guarantees the acquisition of competences for the education of students with special educational needs (communicative and educational skills, adaptability, etc.) according to Act no. 379/2015 Coll. and its amendment no. 563/2004 Coll. on Teaching staff. The gained knowledge and skills may be applied in the field of special education, education in general, in public administration and management. The employability of graduates is mainly focused on the field of secondary school teaching - this includes mainly special teachers of students with special educational needs at secondary schools such as grammar schools and vocational schools. Thanks to the combination of generality and range of disciplines the graduates have the potential to work in various professions such as in public administration, business management, etc.

Faculty Faculty of Education
Type of study follow-up master's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction czech

Field of study combinations

Field combinations with Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Special Education

Combinations with fields of Faculty of Education

Gallery Education and Arts Facilitation
Secondary School Teacher Training in Art
Secondary School Teacher Training in Czech Language

Combinations with fields of other faculties

Faculty of Sports Studies
Lower and Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Physical Education
Faculty of Science
Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Mathematics

Admission Requirements


Applicants will take a test on inclusive (special) education, detailed information here (Czech only).

Evaluation criteria

Conditions and criteria for admission to studies in Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes at the Faculty of Education, MU are made public on the PdF website http://www.ped.muni.cz/studium/pro-uchazece-o-studium.

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