Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Czech Language and Literature

Language itself is the soul and culture of a nation. (K. Čapek)

Degree programme specification

The programme Teaching Czech language and literature at secondary schools is aimed at graduates from the B.A. study programme Czech Language and Literature, its aim being to prepare future secondary school teachers for their profession in a versatile way. The study programme consists of two inseparable parts: from the part focused on the discipline that strengthens and develops skills in the sphere of Czech studies form the viewpoints of linguistics and literature and from the part focused on pedagogy, psychology and didactics with the focus on Czech studies, providing students with the necessary theoretical basis and developing their skills in pedagogy and didactics that give them the possibility to work effectively as secondary school teachers. Within the study programme, three study plans are offered: single-subject, major and minor.

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

Work experience

The aim of the teaching practice is to gain and develop pedagogical and didactic competences necessary for the profession of a secondary school teacher. The teaching practice is divided into two following one-term courses. The number of credits differs in joint plans and in the single-subject plan, depending on the number of hours (joint study plans – 12 credits in total, the single-subject plan – 24 credits). The teaching practice primarily takes place at selected secondary schools. Partial components of preparatory and evaluative stages take place at the faculty, being organised in the form of groups of seminars and workshops.

Graduate destination

Graduates can find positions at secondary schools and at higher professional schools of various kinds and specializations. They are also ready to teach Czech to native as well as to non-native speakers in other institutions focused on education. Besides, they can hold numerous other positions in which abilities of creative work with texts and use of cultivated language are required.

Study options

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Further studies

Graduates from this study programme are able to continue in philological Ph.D. study programmes.

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