Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Social Studies Basics

General information

The purpose of the Follow-up Master’s degree programme in Teacher Training of Basics of Social Sciences for secondary schools is to prepare university-trained professionals who will be able to clearly and convincingly teach Humanities and Social Sciences Basics for various types of secondary schools. In addition to specialist knowledge in the disciplines of philosophy, psychology, sociology, political science, religious studies, fundamentals of economics, and law, the students also get didactic competencies; they will be able to manage pedagogical and psychological situations related to teaching and running schools and to treat students in a individual and differential manner. The objective of the study is active mastery of theoretical and practically applicable knowledge and skills with which the graduate will be able to enter the reality of secondary schools and to continue to improve and develop with the help of their own teaching experiences. The emphasis is placed on a systematic interpretation, familiarizing students with the current forms of problems in particular disciplines of social science and humanities and critical thinking and reasoning. The study programme is designed for students who have already completed a Bachelor’s degree in at least one of the disciplines comprising the subject of Humanities and Social Sciences Basics, and who want to pursue the teaching profession in the future. Graduates are qualified to work as teachers at secondary schools and lecturers at public and private educational institutions or as workers in publishing companies focused on educational and pedagogical literature.

A successful graduate is able to

  • clearly and persuasively articulate basic theoretical and methodological knowledge of philosophy, psychology, religious studies, sociology, political science, law, and economics
  • explain the relationship between different social science disciplines, including their overlaps into the fields of science and engineering
  • reflect assumptions, the nature and value starting-points of different trends in thought and opinions
  • use the obtained knowledge of teaching methods and forms and design educational content
  • assess the topicality and relevance of particular trends in thought and argue in favour of their own proposed solution

Graduate employment

The main occupational profile of graduates is the profession of teacher of the subject of Humanities and Social Sciences Basics at secondary schools. In addition, graduates can find jobs as teachers at public and private educational institutions or as workers in publishing companies focused on educational and pedagogical literature. The graduates will be prepared to design educational contents of a subject based on the focus and the needs of the educational institutions.

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

Field of study combinations

Field combinations with Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Social Studies Basics

Combinations with fields of other faculties

Faculty of Education
Secondary School Teacher Training in Music
Faculty of Science
Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Mathematics

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