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Programme code 48141
Field of study Education, Pedagogy and Sport
Faculty Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
Access to further studies Access to Master Study Programmes or Second-level Professional Higher Education Study Programmes designed for studies after the awarding of Bakalaura grāds (Bachelor`s degree)
Programme director Sandra Kalniņa
Credits 48 KP or 72 ECTS
Study duration part-time: regular studies
3 Semesters
Tuition fee starting Autumn semester, 2017 Tuition fee per year - 1500 EUR
Number of students accepted each year Autumn semester 2017
State -funded study places- 0
Autumn semester 2017
Study places for tuition fee - 30
Minimum number of students - 10
Language of instruction Latvian, English
Aim and tasks of the study programme

The aim of the study program is to educate qualified teachers of general education for the education institutions of Latvia, to ensure the possibility for students to acquire the necessary teacher competence and receive a teacher qualification.

The objectives of the program are:

  • to  ensure possibilities for acquiring qualitative higher pedagogical education that corresponds to the standards and legislation of the republic of Latvia;
  • to ensure the possibility for the future teachers to supplement their knowledge and skills in the respective subject and methods of teaching that ensure professional work of the teacher and facilitates the increase of the professionalism;
  • to promote the development of students’ self-education needs by facilitating their advancement towards lifelong learning in the common European education space;
  • to ensure the application of the acquired theoretical knowledge, skills and professional attitudes in their pedagogical work at schools.
Learning outcomes of the study programme

The graduates of the program:

  • will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills in the respective school subject, its teaching methods, pedagogy and psychology;
  • will be able to apply the acquired theoretical knowledge and skills in the professional activities in the respective subject, will be able to show more profound or broader knowledge that corresponds to the latest developments in the professional field and that ensure the basis for creative thinking or research, including interdisciplinary contacts;
  • will understand and be able to implement teachers’s work according to the Standard of the teacher’s profession;
  • will be able to take the responsibility and initiative performing individual work and working in the team and managing the pupils’ learning process, will be able to formulate and analyze critically scientific and professional issues, will be able to integrate knowledge of different spheres and give contribution to the creation of new knowledge;
  • will be able to evaluate critically one’ s professional activities and make decisions for the professional development, will be able to direct the improvement of one’ s competences.
Admission requirements

Second level professional higher education in Pedagogy (or comparable higher education) with rights to teach subjects in fields related to English.


General rules (here)

 

No entrance examination.


Additional requirement: CV

Basic Education Teacher of English   48
Mandatory part   24
Practice   14
SDSKP042 Teaching Practice III Internship 8
SDSKP043 Teaching Practice IV Internship 6
State examination   10
SDSKP044 Diploma Paper Diploma Paper 10
Restricted elective courses   24
Field-specific theoretical foundation courses   12
ValoP858 Speech Practice of the English Language I Exam 2
ValoP916 Speech Practice of the English Language II Exam 2
ValoP179 Practical English Phonetics Exam 2
ValoP857 Written Practice of the English Language Exam 2
ValoP132 Lexico-grammatical analysis of English texts I Exam 2
ValoP133 Lexico-grammatical analysis of Engish texts II Exam 2
Field-specific professional specialization courses   12
ValoP918 English Grammar for Teachers I Exam 2
ValoP919 English Grammar for Teachers II Exam 2
ValoP806 Modern Technologies in Language Teachers' Work Exam 2
PedaPD00 Foreign Language Acquisition at Primary School Exam 2
PedaPD09 Language Lesson Modelling Exam 2
SDSK4010 British Studies Exam 2
Science sector Pedagogy
EKI level 7
Programme practical realization

The study program is implemented using different forms of study: lectures, seminars, practical classes which involve individual, pair and group work, laboratory works, students’ independent work, e-learning, use of internet resources, workshops, field practices, seminars-consultations of the teaching practice, etc.

      During the studies students have a possibility to receive materials electronically, to use them in preparation for their seminars and examinations as well as for using in their teaching at school. E-courses are successfully used in the study program. Almost all the courses of the program and the support materials are available to students in Moodle environment. Moodle environment is successfully used in implementing the courses Teaching practice I and II. Students can receive the course material also in the form of CD and DVD. Besides due to the active Internet access in all faculties of the university involved in the implementation of the study program the teaching staff have a possibility to use materials from different Internet links in their lecture presentations, seminars and discussions.

      The possibilities of Internet and ICT as well as interactive methods for improving the study process are used more widely. Modern approaches and methods are used in implementing the study program, e.g., the cognitive approach, the action research approach, the creative approach, the problem solving approach, the autonomous learning, independent and guided studies; general study methods, collection of information, systematization, presentation, analysis and summarizing of scientific information). The forms of implementing the study program facilitate students’ acquisition and broadening of theoretical knowledge, develop students’ critical, analytical and creative thinking, the skills to discuss and substantiate their opinions with valid arguments, the skills to use modern teaching methods in their work as well as social and cooperation skills.

      In order to apply the acquired knowledge and skills and develop the teacher’s competence students are asked to make thematic plans, to model lessons, to develop their own tasks and exercises, etc.

      The program does not envisage a special course to develop general skills in critical thinking, communication, presentation, discussion etc. Instead, development of general skills, particularly critical thinking are incorporated in almost every study course.  

Programme price

Yearly programme costs per student correspond to the tuition fee given above.