The goal of the study programme
Social Education is to train mature and highly educated professionals, whose knowledge, skills, and personal traits will place them on an equal footing with other educators and helping professionals who work with children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
This rather broad description is built on existing university courses (disciplines), whose content, focus, and teaching methods provide the required knowledge (theories, concepts, history, methodological background, etc.) and lead the students to acquire their own first-hand experience and develop practical skills.
An important part of studies also involves conducting research and mastering the basic methods of qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
We offer full-time studies in:
- a three-year bachelor's programme
- a two-year master's programme.
We also offer the following combined study programmes:
- Social Education - bachelor's
- Social Education master's
- Assistant for Schools (childminder) - bachelor's.
Lastly, we offer the following lifelong learning programmes:
- Assistant for Schools; Childminder (three semesters)
- Teacher's assistant (one semester)
- Leisure time educator (one semester)
The goal of this programme is to prepare its students for scientific work in the field. The key point is individual academic training, in particular, improving the students' expertise in the field and their command of research methodology with focus on their dissertation.
A successful graduate can:
- Recall in-depth knowledge of the field's basic disciplines and convey it to fellow experts via academic discourse.
- Design projects, carry out research in education and social education, evaluate its results.
- Be proficient in investigating a given issue using suitable methodology.
- Teach students about the most recent findings in the field.
- Present the results of his or her research to the scientific community; i.e. publish in peer-reviewed journals, monographs, speak at conferences.
- Collaborate with experts from other academic institutions, whether locally or internationally.