Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Social Studies Basics

Follow-up Master's degree in full-time or combined form. The language of instruction is Czech.

The programme can be studied as a single subject or in combination with another programme.

What will you learn?

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.

“Understanding and being articulate.”

Practical training

Practical training at secondary school is an obligatory part of the curriculum. An integral part of the teaching methodology is also feedback on the practical training.

For more information:

https://www.phil.muni.cz/student/pedagogicke-praxe

Further information

http://filozofie.phil.muni.cz/studium

Career opportunities

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.

Admission requirements

Deadline for submitting applications: January 1 - April 30

The programme is intended for graduates of Bachelor’s programs in philosophy, ethics, religion, sociology, psychology, and the basics of social sciences with a focus on secondary school teacher training.

Exceptions may be granted to graduates of other social science programmes. In such a case, the applicant shall submit an extract from the study records, on the basis of which their scholarly readiness will be assessed. It will be assessed whether the applicant during their previous studies obtained a min. 20 credits for philosophical courses (e.g. courses such as history of philosophy, ethics, logic) and a min. 20 credits for social science courses (e.g. courses such as sociology, psychology, political science, international relations).

An exception may also be granted to those interested in a combined form of study who prove that they already teach the subject Social Sciences Basics at a secondary school.

Admission requirements: the applicant submits their Bachelor’s thesis (or Master’s thesis) and a motivation letter.

In the case of a Bachelor’s (or Master’s) thesis, the general abilities and competencies of the applicant that are expected in the final thesis (e.g. logical construction of the text, ability to clearly and comprehensibly formulate goals and conclusions, justification of the chosen topic, ability to argue and critical work with literature) will be assessed.

In the motivation letter, the applicant shall state which field of Bachelor’s studies they studied, why they want to study the field of Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Social Studies Basics, why they have chosen the Department of Philosophy FA MU, and what topic they want to address in further studies and diploma thesis preparation.

The documents for the entrance examination must be uploaded into the e-application (rubric “Documents”) by 1 June. Applicants are required to include their full name and application number on all attached documents.

Website: Department of Philosophy.

General information on the course of the admission procedure to the follow-up Master’s degree programmes at FA MU can be found here. Documents for the current admission procedure are kept in Materials for Applicants.

Criteria for evaluation

Pass/fail line of the entrance examination: 65 points (out of 100). Bachelor thesis - max. 60 points, motivation letter - max. 40 points.


Minimum score and numbers of accepted applicants in past years

Study options

Single-subject studies

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.

Combined studies

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Social Studies Basics as a minor degree programme

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies

Combined studies

Follow-up studies

After completing the Master’s degree study programme, it is possible to continue further studies in a doctoral degree study programme (after satisfying the admission requirements). The Faculty of Arts doesn't offer follow - up Doctoral's degree in Teacher Training's study programmes.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Follow-up master's
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies Yes
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction Czech

Do you have any questions?
Send us an e-mail to

doc. PhDr. Radim Brázda, Dr.

Consultant

E‑mail:

Ing. Mgr. Zdeňka Jastrzembská, Ph.D.

Consultant

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