Do you want to become the first person after the parents to accompany children on their sightseeing trip to learn about the world around, to encourage their ideas and experimenting, and at the same time support them when they do not know what to do and where to go?
You will find a study programme whose priority is its multiple disciplines of study at Masaryk University. It enables you to understand different scientific fields that besides education and psychology include, for example, Czech language and literature, natural sciences and physical, fine arts and music education. This wide-ranging study opens opportunities for labour-market prospects, from very young children’s care in a private sector, pre-school children education in public institutions up to organizing extra-curricular activities in a non-profit sector.
We try to connect a theoretical component to a practical one in all subject of this study programme. And how? Each semester there are practical training courses in kindergartens with different educational programmes. Kindergartens were selected upon the recommendation of the Czech School Inspection recommendation that evaluated them as examples of good practice. Therefore, you can still test your professional skills in practice.
During your studies you can gain experience with pre-school education abroad provided by the programme Erasmus+, e.g. in Estonia, Austria, Spain, and Great Britain. Within one year, you can not only study abroad, but you can also undertake an internship. You can develop both your foreign language and teaching skills. Foreign experience can be gained in this country as well, since foreign students are involved in everyday teaching, and we offer subjects taught in English.
Practical teacher training takes part in each semester and it has a culminating character.
In the first semester, you get an opportunity to learn about different programmes in kindergartens, such as the Dalton Plan, To Begin Together, Support Health in Kindergartens or common kindergarten. Then you choose a kindergarten where you teach for the next three semesters while focusing on your own and your support teacher’s communication skills. You learn to recognise a child’s unique personality and organize education in order to meet individual children’s mentality, etc.
During these three semesters, a number of practical training courses increases due to so called didactic practical training that provides educational offer according to individual branches of science, for example, aiming at the development of your reading, mathematics and natural science pre-literacy. In the last two semesters, three-week and five-week practical training courses are included where your own educational projects are carried out. During your studies, you can see alternative educational systems, such as Montessori and the Reggio Emilia approach in both private and public sectors. Next, optional practical training in the institutions of your choice is offered.
Additional information is available on https://katedry.ped.muni.cz/primarni-pedagogika
In case of doubts, please contact the Department of Primary Education of the Faculty of Education, Masaryk University, Poříčí 31, 3rd floor on the Day of Open Doors or during the office hours of the study programme supervisor.
After graduating from this study programme, you will be knowledgeable in the issues of education and training of pre-school children. You will be prepared for kindergarten teacher work in both public and private sector. You can apply comprehensive knowledge in different areas of your life to other areas related to work with little children, such as nannies, assistants and caretakers in children’s groups, nurseries and the like.
Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.
An example of your study plan:
Graduates from this study programme can continue their studies in the master’s study programmes focused on special education or social education.
At present, we are preparing to open a follow-up master’s study programme aimed at pre-school education.
|Provided by||Faculty of Education|
|Type of studies|
|Standard length of studies||3 years|
|Language of instruction||Czech|
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doc. PhDr. Zora Syslová, Ph.D.