According to the amendments to the Law on Higher Education Institutions, which came into force on 01.01.2019, the period of accreditation of study programs has been extended. The new accreditation terms can be seen here.

Programme code 42141
Field of study Education, Pedagogy and Sport
Faculty Faculty of Chemistry
Obtainable degree Professional Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences and Information Technology
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 Jāzeps Logins
Credits 160 KP or 240 ECTS
Study duration full-time
8 Semesters
Tuition fee starting Autumn semester, 2019 Tuition fee per year - 1900 EUR
Number of students accepted each year Autumn semester 2019
State -funded study places- 40
Autumn semester 2019
Study places for tuition fee - 20
Minimum number of students - 25
Start of studies Autumn 2019
Language of instruction Latvian
Annotation

Professional Bachelor study programme „Teacher of the Natural Sciences and Information Technology” (further referred to as Programme) is an interdisciplinary study programme in the University of Latvia. According to the parity principle five UL faculties are involved in its setting up and implementation: Faculty of Biology, Faculty of Computing, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences, and Faculty of Chemistry.

 

The need for the programme was dictated by the present situation in Latvian educational institutions:

  • shortage of teachers of exact sciences;
  • need for pedagogues with two or more qualifications in the future;
  • introduction of new natural sciences subject in the secondary school.

Programme is planned for 8 semesters in full time studies and 9 semesters in part-time studies, the scope is 160 credit points. The degree to be obtained: Professional Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences and Information Technology and qualification to be obtained: Teacher of two subjects (biology, natural sciences, physics, geography, Information technology, chemistry) and teacher of one subjects – Secondary education teacher of mathematics.

Aim and tasks of the study programme

The overall aim of the program  is to provide professional Bachelor studies for education of teacher matching state economic and social needs, promoting competitiveness of teacher of natural sciences and information technology and mathematics in changing social economic environment. Results of studies such as those of the European Qualifications Framework (6th level).

 

After graduation from the programme students will obtain a degree of professional Bachelor in natural sciences and information technology with a qualification of teacher in two subjects, which will allow working in such speciality in primary and secondary education institutions.

 

The objectives of the study programme according to theLaw on Vocational Education are:

  • academic – to provide studies based in natural science and mathematics theories, conforming to professional standards, applicable in real life;
  • pedagogic – to train fifth level professional qualification specialists, who have mastered the subject teacher required knowledge, skills and competence to perform and improve their teaching activitiesallowing students to obtain qualification of secondary education teacher in two subjects;
  • research – to give students a chance to gain and develop skills that would prepare them for innovative, research and pedagogic work in their areas.
Learning outcomes of the study programme

Bachelor's program content provides the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for professional activity, as ECF 6th level.

 

Knowledge (knowledge and comprehension)

  • able to demonstrate the basic and specialised knowledge typical of the concrete branch of profession (a teacher) and a critical understanding of this knowledge, moreover, a part of this knowledge complies with the highest level of achievement in this branch of profession (a teacher;
  • able to demonstrate understanding of the most important concepts and causalities of the concrete branch of professional field.

Skills (ability to apply knowledge, communication, general skills)

  • able, by using the mastered theoretical foundations and skills, perform professional, artistic, innovative or research activity, to define and describe analytically information, problems and solutions in one’s own branch of profession (a teacher), to explain them and to provide arguments when discussing these with both specialist and non-specialists;
  • able to structure independently one’s own learning, to guide one’s own and subordinates’ further learning and improvement of professional qualification, to demonstrate scientific approach to problem solving, to assume responsibility and take initiative when performing individual work, when working in a team or managing the work of other people, to take decisions and find creative solutions under changing or unclear conditions.

Competence (analysis, synthesis and assessment)

  • able to obtain, select and analyse information independently and to use it, to take decisions and solve problems in the concrete branch of science or profession, demonstrate understanding of professional ethics, assess the impact of one’s professional activities on environment and society and participate in the development of the concrete professional field.
Admission requirements

Secondary education


General rules (here)

 

Competition criteria for persons with an obtained secondary education on year 2004 and onwards:

CE in Latvian and Literature

CE in Physics or CE in Chemistry, or CE in Biology, or CE in Maths


Competition criteria for persons with an obtained secondary education up to year 2004 (not included) as well as persons who have obtained their secondary education abroad and persons with special needs:


final average grade in Latvian and Literature

final grade in Physics, or in Chemistry, or in Biology, or in Maths (or the average grade of Algebra and Geometry)

final average grade in certain subjects


Special conditions: the secondary education document final grades have to be passable (no lower than 4) in Maths and 1) Physics, Biology, Chemistry or 2) Science.


Additional points: LU Extramural school of Mathematics (Small University of Mathematics and Extramural classes for secondary school students) participants, LU Young Physics school and Young Chemist school participants in year 2019 who have acquired a certificate in addition receive 20 points; LU Young Biologist school competition, LU Young Chemist competition, LU Young Environmental Scientist school „Vides akadēmija” (Academy of Environment) graduates with excellence, LU E. Birznieka Young Geographer school graduates with excellence in year 2019 in addition receive 50 points.

 

Preferential claims: Latvian state or international Biology, Physics, Informatics (Programming), Chemistry, Math or Geography Olympiad degree 1 – 3 winners in years 2018 and 2019; Latvian state student scientific conference Astronomy, Biology, Physics, Informatics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Pedagogy, Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences or Earth Sciences and Economical Geography section degree 1 – 3 winners in years 2018 and 2019.

 

Note: the study programme has the following sub-programmes: Teacher of Biology and Science; Teacher of Biology and Geography; Teacher of Biology and Informatics; Teacher of Biology and Chemistry; Teacher of Biology and Physics; Teacher of Science and Physics; Teacher of Science and Geography; Teacher of Science and Informatics; Teacher of Science and Chemistry; Teacher of Physics and Geography; Teacher of Physics and Informatics; Teacher of Physics and Chemistry; Teacher of Geography and Informatics; Teacher of Geography and Chemistry; Teacher of Informatics and Chemistry; Teacher of secondary education Mathematics. The sub-programme has to be specified when applying for studies.

Admission formulas

For persons with an obtained secondary education on year 2004 and onwards: CE in Latvian and Literature up to year 2011 or CE in Latvian from year 2012 (writing and text creation (2,5 x 100 = 250)) + CE in Physics or CE in Chemistry, or CE in Biology up to year 2010 (knowledge and basic skills (3,75 x 100 = 375) + case analysis (3,75 x 100 = 375)), or CE in Physics, or CE in Chemistry, or CE in Biology from year 2011 (knowledge and basic skills (3 x 100 = 300) + knowledge usage in standard cases (1,5 x 100 = 150) + knowledge usage in non-standard cases (1,5 x 100 = 150) + research activities by conducting an experiment (1,5 x 100 = 150)), or CE in Maths up to year 2008 (knowledge and basic skills (3,75 x 100 = 375) + case analysis (3,75 x 100 = 375)) or CE in Maths from year 2009 (knowledge and basic skills (3,5 x 100 = 350) + standard case analysis/knowledge usage in standard cases (2 x 100 = 200) + problem case solving/knowledge usage in non-standard cases (2 x 100 = 200))


For persons with an obtained secondary education up to year 2004 (not included) as well as persons who have obtained their secondary education abroad and persons with special needs:  secondary education document final average grade in Latvian and Literature (20 x 10 = 200) + secondary education document final grade in Physics, or in Chemistry, or in Biology, or in Maths (or the average grade of Algebra and Geometry) (60 x 10 = 600) + secondary education document final average grade in certain subjects (20 x 10 = 200)

Teacher of Natural Sciences and Information Technology   160
Mandatory part   78
General education courses   20
SDSK2032 Civil Protection Test with a grade 1
PedaPI24 Diversity in the pedagogical process of the school Exam 2
JurZP003 Introduction to Law Exam 2
PedaPA90 Learning environment Exam 2
Peda2026 Classroom Management Exam 2
PedaPB00 Learning: Theory and Praxis Exam 2
SDSK1151 Personality Development in the Process of Socialization Exam 3
SDSK2081 Elocution and communication skills Exam 2
PedaPB22 Research in teachers’ professional activity. Exam 2
VadZ1023 Entrepreneurship Exam 2
Field-specific theoretical foundation courses   12
Ķīmi1043 Science Teaching Methodology I Exam 4
Ķīmi2027 Science Teaching Methodology II Exam 4
DatZ1087 Information technology in education I Exam 2
DatZ2000 Information technology in education II Exam 2
Field-specific professional specialization courses   2
DatZ3000 Information technology in education III Exam 2
Study work   6
BiolK000 Project of bachelor’s thesis in didactics of biology Coursework/project 2
ĶīmiK002 Project of bachelor’s thesis in didactics of science Coursework/project 2
FiziK001 Project of bachelor’s thesis in didactics of physics Coursework/project 2
DatZK000 Project of bachelor’s thesis in didactics of informatics Coursework/project 2
ĢeogK000 Project of bachelor’s thesis in teaching methodology of geography Coursework/project 2
ĶīmiK001 Project of bachelor’s thesis in didactics of chemistry Coursework/project 2
Mate4024 Course work for teaching algebra and geometry. Coursework/project 2
MateK001 Course work in modern elementary mathematics Coursework/project 2
ĶīmiK000 Research methodology Coursework/project 2
Practice   26
SDSKR001 Teaching practice I Internship 2
SDSKR002 Teaching Practice II Internship 2
SDSKR005 Teaching Practice III* Internship 4
SDSKR006 Teaching Practice IV Internship 8
SDSKR007 Teaching Practice V Internship 8
SDSKR008 Teaching Practice VI Internship 2
State examination   12
SDSK1024 Bachelor's Thesis Bachelor`s Thesis 12
Restricted elective courses   76
Teacher of biology and natural sciences   76
Field-specific theoretical foundation courses   24
Biology teacher branch specific core courses   12
Biol4134 Demonstration of Plant Propagation Methods at School Exam 2
Biol2022 Didactics of Biology II Exam 2
Biol2017 Methods of Teaching of Biology Laboratory Exercises Exam 2
Biol2000 Methods of Biology Tasks in School Exam 2
BiolP051 Basics of human anatomy and physiology in school Exam 2
BiolP288 Teaching of Microbiology and Biotechnology Topics in School Exam 2
Courses of 2nd subject   12
Fizi5372 Methodology of Teaching of Astronomy Exam 2
Ķīmi1039 History of Natural Sciences Exam 3
Ķīmi2019 Science Experiments in School II Exam 2
Fizi2012 Introduction to Astronomy Exam 3
Ķīmi1040 Introduction to Studies and Research Exam 2
Valo1812 Professional English Exam 2
Biol2019 Integration of Environmental Education in Biology Exam 2
Field-specific professional specialization courses   52
Biology teacher branch specific professional specialisation courses   26
Biol1053 Photography of Nature Objects Exam 2
Biol1009 Field study methods in botany and zoology Exam 4
Biol2019 Integration of Environmental Education in Biology Exam 2
BiolP058 General Biology. Introduction to Botany Exam 3
BiolP059 General Biology. Introduction to Ecology Exam 2
BiolP057 General Biology. Introduction to Zoology Exam 3
BiolP054 General Biology. Introduction to Cell Biology Exam 4
BiolP056 General Biology. Introduction to Microbiology Exam 2
BiolP055 General Biology Introduction to Genetics Exam 4
Courses of 2nd subject   26
ĶīmiP028 Science Teaching Methodology I Exam 3
SDSK1090 Computer Application in Chemistry Exam 3
ĶīmiP030 Science Experiments in School I Exam 3
FiziP024 Physics for Natural Sciences Exam 5
VidZP083 Environmental science basics Exam 3
ĶīmiP019 Environmental chemistry in school Exam 2
SDSK1018 Earth Sciences Exam 5
ĶīmiP031 Chemistry Exam 5
Teacher of biology and physics   76
Field-specific theoretical foundation courses   24
Biology teacher branch specific core courses   12
Biol4134 Demonstration of Plant Propagation Methods at School Exam 2
Biol2022 Didactics of Biology II Exam 2
Biol2017 Methods of Teaching of Biology Laboratory Exercises Exam 2
Biol2000 Methods of Biology Tasks in School Exam 2
BiolP051 Basics of human anatomy and physiology in school Exam 2
BiolP288 Teaching of Microbiology and Biotechnology Topics in School Exam 2
Courses of 2nd subject   12
FiziP017 Organisation of Physics Education Exam 2
Mate1050 Mathematical Analysis I Exam 4
Fizi1001 Mechanics Exam 4
Fizi1233 Mechanics laboratory Exam 2
Field-specific professional specialization courses   52
Biology teacher branch specific professional specialisation courses   26
Biol1053 Photography of Nature Objects Exam 2
Biol1009 Field study methods in botany and zoology Exam 4
Biol2019 Integration of Environmental Education in Biology Exam 2
BiolP058 General Biology. Introduction to Botany Exam 3
BiolP059 General Biology. Introduction to Ecology Exam 2
BiolP057 General Biology. Introduction to Zoology Exam 3
BiolP054 General Biology. Introduction to Cell Biology Exam 4
BiolP056 General Biology. Introduction to Microbiology Exam 2
BiolP055 General Biology Introduction to Genetics Exam 4
Courses of 2nd subject   26
Fizi2019 Electromagnetism Exam 4
Fizi2178 Electricity laboratory Exam 2
Fizi5045 Methods of Experimental Physics Exam 2
Fizi5046 Methods of Physic Problem Solving Exam 2
Mate1051 Mathematical Analysis II Exam 4
Fizi1177 Molecular Physics Laboratory Exam 2
Fizi2023 Optics Exam 4
Fizi2234 Optics Laboratory Exam 2
Fizi1015 Heat and Structure of Matter Exam 4
Teacher of biology and geography   76
Field-specific theoretical foundation courses   24
Biology teacher branch specific core courses   12
Biol4134 Demonstration of Plant Propagation Methods at School Exam 2
Biol2022 Didactics of Biology II Exam 2
Biol2017 Methods of Teaching of Biology Laboratory Exercises Exam 2
Biol2000 Methods of Biology Tasks in School Exam 2
BiolP051 Basics of human anatomy and physiology in school Exam 2
BiolP288 Teaching of Microbiology and Biotechnology Topics in School Exam 2
Courses of 2nd subject   12
Ģeog1012 Introduction to Geography Teaching Studies Exam 2
Ģeog2012 Field Methods in Earth Sciences Exam 4
Ģeog1016 Field methods of Earth Sciences Exam 4
Ģeog3013 Teaching Methods in Geography I Exam 2
Ģeog3014 Teaching Methods in Geography II Exam 2
SDSKP046 Geomatics in Geography Teaching Exam 2
Field-specific professional specialization courses   52
Biology teacher branch specific professional specialisation courses   26
Biol1053 Photography of Nature Objects Exam 2
Biol1009 Field study methods in botany and zoology Exam 4
Biol2019 Integration of Environmental Education in Biology Exam 2
BiolP058 General Biology. Introduction to Botany Exam 3
BiolP059 General Biology. Introduction to Ecology Exam 2
BiolP057 General Biology. Introduction to Zoology Exam 3
BiolP054 General Biology. Introduction to Cell Biology Exam 4
BiolP056 General Biology. Introduction to Microbiology Exam 2
BiolP055 General Biology Introduction to Genetics Exam 4
Courses of 2nd subject   26
Ģeog1003 Human Geography Exam 3
Ģeog2018 Introduction to Regional Geography Exam 3
Ģeog1018 Maps, remote sensing and GIS Exam 4
Ģeog3004 Physical and Environmetnal Geography of Latvia Exam 4
Ģeog2008 Geography of Latvia Exam 4
VidZP083 Environmental science basics Exam 3
SDSK1018 Earth Sciences Exam 5
ĢeogP015 Geographical Discoveries and Local Studies Exam 4
Teacher of biology and information technology   76
Field-specific theoretical foundation courses   24
Biology teacher branch specific core courses   12
Biol4134 Demonstration of Plant Propagation Methods at School Exam 2
Biol2022 Didactics of Biology II Exam 2
Biol2017 Methods of Teaching of Biology Laboratory Exercises Exam 2
Biol2000 Methods of Biology Tasks in School Exam 2
BiolP051 Basics of human anatomy and physiology in school Exam 2
BiolP288 Teaching of Microbiology and Biotechnology Topics in School Exam 2
Courses of 2nd subject   12
DatZ1037 Automata Theory Exam 2
DatZ1143 Discrete mathematics for computing Exam 4
Ķīmi1040 Introduction to Studies and Research Exam 2
DatZ1090 Teaching Methods of Informatics Exam 2
DatZ2022 Internet, Netiquette And The Legal Regulation Exam 2
SDSK1067 Internet, Netiquette And The Legal Regulation Exam 2
Valo1812 Professional English Exam 2
Field-specific professional specialization courses   52
Biology teacher branch specific professional specialisation courses   26
Biol1053 Photography of Nature Objects Exam 2
Biol1009 Field study methods in botany and zoology Exam 4
Biol2019 Integration of Environmental Education in Biology Exam 2
BiolP058 General Biology. Introduction to Botany Exam 3
BiolP059 General Biology. Introduction to Ecology Exam 2
BiolP057 General Biology. Introduction to Zoology Exam 3
BiolP054 General Biology. Introduction to Cell Biology Exam 4
BiolP056 General Biology. Introduction to Microbiology Exam 2
BiolP055 General Biology Introduction to Genetics Exam 4
Courses of 2nd subject   26
DatZ1165 Algorithms and programming Exam 6
DatZ1026 Computing Systems I Exam 2
DatZ1032 Computing Systems II Exam 2
DatZ1035 Databases I Exam 2
DatZ1139 Databases and Information Systems Fundamentals Exam 3
DatZ1029 Data structures and basic algorithms I Exam 2
DatZ2017 Data structures and basic algorithms II Exam 2
DatZ1109 Graphic Design for User Interface Exam 4
DatZ1036 Multimedia technologies Exam 2
DatZ1053 Operating System Exam 2
DatZ1166 Software development fundamentals Exam 5
DatZ1027 Programming I Exam 6
DatZ1028 Programming II Exam 2
DatZ1000 Introduction to Web Design Exam 4
DatZ1031 Web Technologies I Exam 2
DatZ2019 Web Technologies II Exam 2
Teacher of biology and chemistry   76
Field-specific theoretical foundation courses   24
Biology teacher branch specific core courses   12
Biol4134 Demonstration of Plant Propagation Methods at School Exam 2
Biol2022 Didactics of Biology II Exam 2
Biol2017 Methods of Teaching of Biology Laboratory Exercises Exam 2
Biol2000 Methods of Biology Tasks in School Exam 2
BiolP051 Basics of human anatomy and physiology in school Exam 2
BiolP288 Teaching of Microbiology and Biotechnology Topics in School Exam 2
Courses of 2nd subject   12
ĶīmiP027 History of Natural Sciences Exam 2
ĶīmiP011 Chemical Experiments in School I Exam 3
Ķīmi1054 Chemistry Experiments in School I* Exam 4
Ķīmi3022 Chemical Experiments in School II Exam 2
Ķīmi1040 Introduction to Studies and Research Exam 2
Ķīmi1037 Purification and Analysis of Organic Compounds Exam 2
Valo1812 Professional English Exam 2
Ķīmi4004 Structure of chemical compounds and methods of investigation. Exam 3
Field-specific professional specialization courses   52
Biology teacher branch specific professional specialisation courses   26
Biol1053 Photography of Nature Objects Exam 2
Biol1009 Field study methods in botany and zoology Exam 4
Biol2019 Integration of Environmental Education in Biology Exam 2
BiolP058 General Biology. Introduction to Botany Exam 3
BiolP059 General Biology. Introduction to Ecology Exam 2
BiolP057 General Biology. Introduction to Zoology Exam 3
BiolP054 General Biology. Introduction to Cell Biology Exam 4
BiolP056 General Biology. Introduction to Microbiology Exam 2
BiolP055 General Biology Introduction to Genetics Exam 4
Courses of 2nd subject   26
ĶīmiP026 Analytical chemistry Exam 4
ĶīmiP012 Physical and colloidal chemistry Exam 2
ĶīmiP024 Inorganic Chemistry Exam 4
ĶīmiP025 Organic Chemistry Exam 4
ĶīmiP019 Environmental chemistry in school Exam 2
ĶīmiP023 General chemistry Exam 4
ĶīmiP014 Everyday chemistry Exam 2
Ķīmi3035 Chemistry Education I* Exam 2
Ķīmi4012 Chemistry Education II* Exam 2
Ķīmi1030 Chemical Information and Principles of Scientific Research Exam 2
ĶīmiP016 Chemistry Teaching Methodology I Exam 3
Teacher of natural sciences and physics   76
Field-specific theoretical foundation courses   24
Natural science teacher branch specific core courses   12
Fizi5372 Methodology of Teaching of Astronomy Exam 2
Ķīmi2019 Science Experiments in School II Exam 2
Fizi2012 Introduction to Astronomy Exam 3
Ķīmi1040 Introduction to Studies and Research Exam 2
Valo1812 Professional English Exam 2
Biol2019 Integration of Environmental Education in Biology Exam 2
VidZP083 Environmental science basics Exam 3
Courses of 2nd subject   12
FiziP017 Organisation of Physics Education Exam 2
Mate1050 Mathematical Analysis I Exam 4
Fizi1001 Mechanics Exam 4
Fizi1233 Mechanics laboratory Exam 2
Field-specific professional specialization courses   52
Natural science teacher branch specific professional specialisation courses   26
BiolP060 Biology Exam 5
BiolP051 Basics of human anatomy and physiology in school Exam 2
Ķīmi1039 History of Natural Sciences Exam 3
ĶīmiP028 Science Teaching Methodology I Exam 3
Ķīmi2018 Science Teaching Methodology II Exam 3
SDSK1090 Computer Application in Chemistry Exam 3
ĶīmiP030 Science Experiments in School I Exam 3
FiziP024 Physics for Natural Sciences Exam 5
ĶīmiP019 Environmental chemistry in school Exam 2
SDSK1018 Earth Sciences Exam 5
ĶīmiP031 Chemistry Exam 5
ĶīmiP014 Everyday chemistry Exam 2
Ķīmi1030 Chemical Information and Principles of Scientific Research Exam 2
Courses of 2nd subject   26
Fizi2019 Electromagnetism Exam 4
Fizi2178 Electricity laboratory Exam 2
Fizi5045 Methods of Experimental Physics Exam 2
Fizi5046 Methods of Physic Problem Solving Exam 2
Mate1051 Mathematical Analysis II Exam 4
Fizi1177 Molecular Physics Laboratory Exam 2
Fizi2023 Optics Exam 4
Fizi2234 Optics Laboratory Exam 2
Fizi1015 Heat and Structure of Matter Exam 4
Teacher of natural sciences and geography   76
Field-specific theoretical foundation courses   24
Natural science teacher branch specific core courses   12
Fizi5372 Methodology of Teaching of Astronomy Exam 2
Ķīmi1039 History of Natural Sciences Exam 3
Ķīmi2019 Science Experiments in School II Exam 2
Fizi2012 Introduction to Astronomy Exam 3
Ķīmi1040 Introduction to Studies and Research Exam 2
Valo1812 Professional English Exam 2
Biol2019 Integration of Environmental Education in Biology Exam 2
Courses of 2nd subject   12
Ģeog1012 Introduction to Geography Teaching Studies Exam 2
Ģeog1016 Field methods of Earth Sciences Exam 4
Ģeog3013 Teaching Methods in Geography I Exam 2
Ģeog3014 Teaching Methods in Geography II Exam 2
SDSKP046 Geomatics in Geography Teaching Exam 2
Field-specific professional specialization courses   52
Natural science teacher branch specific professional specialisation courses   26
BiolP060 Biology Exam 5
ĶīmiP028 Science Teaching Methodology I Exam 3
SDSK1090 Computer Application in Chemistry Exam 3
ĶīmiP030 Science Experiments in School I Exam 3
FiziP024 Physics for Natural Sciences Exam 5
Valo1812 Professional English Exam 2
ĶīmiP019 Environmental chemistry in school Exam 2
ĶīmiP031 Chemistry Exam 5
ĶīmiP014 Everyday chemistry Exam 2
Courses of 2nd subject   26
Ģeog1003 Human Geography Exam 3
Ģeog2018 Introduction to Regional Geography Exam 3
Ģeog1018 Maps, remote sensing and GIS Exam 4
Ģeog3004 Physical and Environmetnal Geography of Latvia Exam 4
Ģeog2008 Geography of Latvia Exam 4
VidZP083 Environmental science basics Exam 3
SDSK1018 Earth Sciences Exam 5
ĢeogP015 Geographical Discoveries and Local Studies Exam 4
Teacher of natural sciences and information technology   76
Field-specific theoretical foundation courses   24
Natural science teacher branch specific core courses   12
Fizi5372 Methodology of Teaching of Astronomy Exam 2
Ķīmi1039 History of Natural Sciences Exam 3
Ķīmi2019 Science Experiments in School II Exam 2
Fizi2012 Introduction to Astronomy Exam 3
Valo1812 Professional English Exam 2
Biol2019 Integration of Environmental Education in Biology Exam 2
Courses of 2nd subject   12
DatZ1037 Automata Theory Exam 2
DatZ1143 Discrete mathematics for computing Exam 4
Ķīmi1040 Introduction to Studies and Research Exam 2
DatZ1090 Teaching Methods of Informatics Exam 2
DatZ2022 Internet, Netiquette And The Legal Regulation Exam 2
SDSK1067 Internet, Netiquette And The Legal Regulation Exam 2
Valo1812 Professional English Exam 2
Field-specific professional specialization courses   52
Natural science teacher branch specific professional specialisation courses   26
BiolP060 Biology Exam 5
ĶīmiP028 Science Teaching Methodology I Exam 3
SDSK1090 Computer Application in Chemistry Exam 3
ĶīmiP030 Science Experiments in School I Exam 3
FiziP024 Physics for Natural Sciences Exam 5
VidZP083 Environmental science basics Exam 3
ĶīmiP019 Environmental chemistry in school Exam 2
ĶīmiP031 Chemistry Exam 5
Courses of 2nd subject   26
DatZ1165 Algorithms and programming Exam 6
DatZ1026 Computing Systems I Exam 2
DatZ1032 Computing Systems II Exam 2
DatZ1035 Databases I Exam 2
DatZ1139 Databases and Information Systems Fundamentals Exam 3
DatZ1029 Data structures and basic algorithms I Exam 2
DatZ2017 Data structures and basic algorithms II Exam 2
DatZ1109 Graphic Design for User Interface Exam 4
DatZ1036 Multimedia technologies Exam 2
DatZ1053 Operating System Exam 2
DatZ1166 Software development fundamentals Exam 5
DatZ1027 Programming I Exam 6
DatZ1028 Programming II Exam 2
DatZ1000 Introduction to Web Design Exam 4
DatZ1031 Web Technologies I Exam 2
DatZ2019 Web Technologies II Exam 2
Teacher of natural sciences and chemistry   76
Field-specific theoretical foundation courses   24
Natural science teacher branch specific core courses   12
Fizi5372 Methodology of Teaching of Astronomy Exam 2
Ķīmi2019 Science Experiments in School II Exam 2
Fizi2012 Introduction to Astronomy Exam 3
Ķīmi1040 Introduction to Studies and Research Exam 2
Valo1812 Professional English Exam 2
Biol2019 Integration of Environmental Education in Biology Exam 2
VidZP083 Environmental science basics Exam 3
Courses of 2nd subject   12
ĶīmiP027 History of Natural Sciences Exam 2
ĶīmiP011 Chemical Experiments in School I Exam 3
Ķīmi1054 Chemistry Experiments in School I* Exam 4
Ķīmi3022 Chemical Experiments in School II Exam 2
Ķīmi1040 Introduction to Studies and Research Exam 2
Ķīmi1037 Purification and Analysis of Organic Compounds Exam 2
Valo1812 Professional English Exam 2
Ķīmi4004 Structure of chemical compounds and methods of investigation. Exam 3
Field-specific professional specialization courses   52
Natural science teacher branch specific professional specialisation courses   26
BiolP060 Biology Exam 5
BiolP051 Basics of human anatomy and physiology in school Exam 2
Biol1053 Photography of Nature Objects Exam 2
Ķīmi1039 History of Natural Sciences Exam 3
ĶīmiP028 Science Teaching Methodology I Exam 3
Ķīmi2018 Science Teaching Methodology II Exam 3
SDSK1090 Computer Application in Chemistry Exam 3
ĶīmiP030 Science Experiments in School I Exam 3
FiziP024 Physics for Natural Sciences Exam 5
ĶīmiP019 Environmental chemistry in school Exam 2
SDSK1018 Earth Sciences Exam 5
ĶīmiP031 Chemistry Exam 5
ĶīmiP014 Everyday chemistry Exam 2
Ķīmi1030 Chemical Information and Principles of Scientific Research Exam 2
Courses of 2nd subject   26
ĶīmiP026 Analytical chemistry Exam 4
ĶīmiP012 Physical and colloidal chemistry Exam 2
ĶīmiP024 Inorganic Chemistry Exam 4
ĶīmiP025 Organic Chemistry Exam 4
ĶīmiP019 Environmental chemistry in school Exam 2
ĶīmiP023 General chemistry Exam 4
ĶīmiP014 Everyday chemistry Exam 2
Ķīmi3035 Chemistry Education I* Exam 2
Ķīmi4012 Chemistry Education II* Exam 2
Ķīmi1030 Chemical Information and Principles of Scientific Research Exam 2
ĶīmiP016 Chemistry Teaching Methodology I Exam 3
Teacher of physics and geography   76
Field-specific theoretical foundation courses   24
Physics teacher branch specific core courses   12
FiziP017 Organisation of Physics Education Exam 2
Mate1050 Mathematical Analysis I Exam 4
Fizi1001 Mechanics Exam 4
Fizi1233 Mechanics laboratory Exam 2
Courses of 2nd subject   12
Ģeog1012 Introduction to Geography Teaching Studies Exam 2
Ģeog1016 Field methods of Earth Sciences Exam 4
Ģeog3013 Teaching Methods in Geography I Exam 2
Ģeog3014 Teaching Methods in Geography II Exam 2
SDSKP046 Geomatics in Geography Teaching Exam 2
Field-specific professional specialization courses   52
Physics teacher branch specific professional specialisation courses   26
Fizi2019 Electromagnetism Exam 4
Fizi2178 Electricity laboratory Exam 2
Fizi5045 Methods of Experimental Physics Exam 2
Fizi5046 Methods of Physic Problem Solving Exam 2
Mate1051 Mathematical Analysis II Exam 4
Fizi1177 Molecular Physics Laboratory Exam 2
Fizi2023 Optics Exam 4
Fizi2234 Optics Laboratory Exam 2
Fizi1015 Heat and Structure of Matter Exam 4
Courses of 2nd subject   26
Ģeog1003 Human Geography Exam 3
Ģeog2018 Introduction to Regional Geography Exam 3
Ģeog1018 Maps, remote sensing and GIS Exam 4
Ģeog3004 Physical and Environmetnal Geography of Latvia Exam 4
Ģeog2008 Geography of Latvia Exam 4
VidZP083 Environmental science basics Exam 3
SDSK1018 Earth Sciences Exam 5
ĢeogP015 Geographical Discoveries and Local Studies Exam 4
Teacher of physics and information technology   76
Field-specific theoretical foundation courses   24
Physics teacher branch specific core courses   12
FiziP017 Organisation of Physics Education Exam 2
Mate1050 Mathematical Analysis I Exam 4
Fizi1001 Mechanics Exam 4
Fizi1233 Mechanics laboratory Exam 2
Courses of 2nd subject   12
DatZ1037 Automata Theory Exam 2
DatZ1143 Discrete mathematics for computing Exam 4
Ķīmi1040 Introduction to Studies and Research Exam 2
DatZ1090 Teaching Methods of Informatics Exam 2
DatZ2022 Internet, Netiquette And The Legal Regulation Exam 2
SDSK1067 Internet, Netiquette And The Legal Regulation Exam 2
Valo1812 Professional English Exam 2
Field-specific professional specialization courses   52
Physics teacher branch specific professional specialisation courses   26
Fizi2019 Electromagnetism Exam 4
Fizi2178 Electricity laboratory Exam 2
Fizi5045 Methods of Experimental Physics Exam 2
Fizi5046 Methods of Physic Problem Solving Exam 2
Mate1051 Mathematical Analysis II Exam 4
Fizi1177 Molecular Physics Laboratory Exam 2
Fizi2023 Optics Exam 4
Fizi2234 Optics Laboratory Exam 2
Fizi1015 Heat and Structure of Matter Exam 4
Courses of 2nd subject   26
DatZ1165 Algorithms and programming Exam 6
DatZ1026 Computing Systems I Exam 2
DatZ1032 Computing Systems II Exam 2
DatZ1035 Databases I Exam 2
DatZ1139 Databases and Information Systems Fundamentals Exam 3
DatZ1029 Data structures and basic algorithms I Exam 2
DatZ2017 Data structures and basic algorithms II Exam 2
DatZ1109 Graphic Design for User Interface Exam 4
DatZ1036 Multimedia technologies Exam 2
DatZ1053 Operating System Exam 2
DatZ1166 Software development fundamentals Exam 5
DatZ1027 Programming I Exam 6
DatZ1028 Programming II Exam 2
DatZ1000 Introduction to Web Design Exam 4
DatZ1031 Web Technologies I Exam 2
DatZ2019 Web Technologies II Exam 2
Teacher of physics and chemistry   76
Field-specific theoretical foundation courses   24
Physics teacher branch specific core courses   12
FiziP017 Organisation of Physics Education Exam 2
Mate1050 Mathematical Analysis I Exam 4
Fizi1001 Mechanics Exam 4
Fizi1233 Mechanics laboratory Exam 2
Courses of 2nd subject   12
ĶīmiP027 History of Natural Sciences Exam 2
Ķīmi1054 Chemistry Experiments in School I* Exam 4
Ķīmi3022 Chemical Experiments in School II Exam 2
Ķīmi1040 Introduction to Studies and Research Exam 2
Ķīmi1037 Purification and Analysis of Organic Compounds Exam 2
Valo1812 Professional English Exam 2
Field-specific professional specialization courses   52
Physics teacher branch specific professional specialisation courses   26
Fizi2019 Electromagnetism Exam 4
Fizi2178 Electricity laboratory Exam 2
Fizi5045 Methods of Experimental Physics Exam 2
Fizi5046 Methods of Physic Problem Solving Exam 2
Mate1051 Mathematical Analysis II Exam 4
Fizi1177 Molecular Physics Laboratory Exam 2
Fizi2023 Optics Exam 4
Fizi2234 Optics Laboratory Exam 2
Fizi1015 Heat and Structure of Matter Exam 4
Courses of 2nd subject   26
ĶīmiP026 Analytical chemistry Exam 4
FiziP018 Content of Physics Education in modern school Exam 4
ĶīmiP012 Physical and colloidal chemistry Exam 2
ĶīmiP024 Inorganic Chemistry Exam 4
ĶīmiP025 Organic Chemistry Exam 4
ĶīmiP019 Environmental chemistry in school Exam 2
ĶīmiP023 General chemistry Exam 4
ĶīmiP014 Everyday chemistry Exam 2
Ķīmi3035 Chemistry Education I* Exam 2
Ķīmi4012 Chemistry Education II* Exam 2
Ķīmi1030 Chemical Information and Principles of Scientific Research Exam 2
Teacher of geography and chemistry   76
Field-specific theoretical foundation courses   24
Geography teacher branch specific core courses   12
Ģeog1012 Introduction to Geography Teaching Studies Exam 2
Ģeog1016 Field methods of Earth Sciences Exam 4
Ģeog3013 Teaching Methods in Geography I Exam 2
Ģeog3014 Teaching Methods in Geography II Exam 2
SDSKP046 Geomatics in Geography Teaching Exam 2
Courses of 2nd subject   12
ĶīmiP027 History of Natural Sciences Exam 2
Ķīmi1054 Chemistry Experiments in School I* Exam 4
Ķīmi3022 Chemical Experiments in School II Exam 2
Ķīmi1040 Introduction to Studies and Research Exam 2
Ķīmi1037 Purification and Analysis of Organic Compounds Exam 2
Valo1812 Professional English Exam 2
Field-specific professional specialization courses   52
Geography teacher branch specific professional specialisation courses   26
Ģeog1003 Human Geography Exam 3
Ģeog2018 Introduction to Regional Geography Exam 3
Ģeog1018 Maps, remote sensing and GIS Exam 4
Ģeog3004 Physical and Environmetnal Geography of Latvia Exam 4
Ģeog2008 Geography of Latvia Exam 4
VidZP083 Environmental science basics Exam 3
SDSK1018 Earth Sciences Exam 5
ĢeogP015 Geographical Discoveries and Local Studies Exam 4
Courses of 2nd subject   26
ĶīmiP026 Analytical chemistry Exam 4
ĶīmiP012 Physical and colloidal chemistry Exam 2
ĶīmiP024 Inorganic Chemistry Exam 4
ĶīmiP025 Organic Chemistry Exam 4
ĶīmiP019 Environmental chemistry in school Exam 2
ĶīmiP023 General chemistry Exam 4
ĶīmiP014 Everyday chemistry Exam 2
Ķīmi3035 Chemistry Education I* Exam 2
Ķīmi4012 Chemistry Education II* Exam 2
Ķīmi1030 Chemical Information and Principles of Scientific Research Exam 2
Teacher of information technology and chemistry   76
Field-specific theoretical foundation courses   24
Information technology teacher branch specific core courses   12
DatZ1037 Automata Theory Exam 2
DatZ1143 Discrete mathematics for computing Exam 4
DatZ1090 Teaching Methods of Informatics Exam 2
DatZ2022 Internet, Netiquette And The Legal Regulation Exam 2
SDSK1067 Internet, Netiquette And The Legal Regulation Exam 2
Valo1812 Professional English Exam 2
Courses of 2nd subject   12
ĶīmiP027 History of Natural Sciences Exam 2
Ķīmi1054 Chemistry Experiments in School I* Exam 4
Ķīmi3022 Chemical Experiments in School II Exam 2
Ķīmi1040 Introduction to Studies and Research Exam 2
Ķīmi1037 Purification and Analysis of Organic Compounds Exam 2
Valo1812 Professional English Exam 2
Field-specific professional specialization courses   52
Information technology teacher branch specific professional specialisation courses   26
DatZ1165 Algorithms and programming Exam 6
DatZ1026 Computing Systems I Exam 2
DatZ1032 Computing Systems II Exam 2
DatZ1035 Databases I Exam 2
DatZ1139 Databases and Information Systems Fundamentals Exam 3
DatZ1029 Data structures and basic algorithms I Exam 2
DatZ2017 Data structures and basic algorithms II Exam 2
DatZ1109 Graphic Design for User Interface Exam 4
DatZ1036 Multimedia technologies Exam 2
DatZ1053 Operating System Exam 2
DatZ1166 Software development fundamentals Exam 5
DatZ1028 Programming II Exam 2
DatZ1000 Introduction to Web Design Exam 4
DatZ1031 Web Technologies I Exam 2
DatZ2019 Web Technologies II Exam 2
Courses of 2nd subject   26
ĶīmiP026 Analytical chemistry Exam 4
ĶīmiP012 Physical and colloidal chemistry Exam 2
ĶīmiP024 Inorganic Chemistry Exam 4
ĶīmiP025 Organic Chemistry Exam 4
ĶīmiP019 Environmental chemistry in school Exam 2
ĶīmiP023 General chemistry Exam 4
ĶīmiP014 Everyday chemistry Exam 2
Ķīmi3035 Chemistry Education I* Exam 2
Ķīmi4012 Chemistry Education II* Exam 2
Ķīmi1030 Chemical Information and Principles of Scientific Research Exam 2
Secondary education teacher of mathematics   76
Field-specific theoretical foundation courses   24
Mate2134 Differential Equations I Exam 4
Mate1135 Linear Algebra and Analytic Geometry I Exam 2
Mate2015 Linear Algebra and Analytic Geometry II Exam 2
Mate4034 The Basics of the Mathematics Exam 2
Mate1050 Mathematical Analysis I Exam 4
Mate1051 Mathematical Analysis II Exam 4
Mate2024 Mathematical Analysis III Exam 2
Mate2032 Probability Theory Exam 4
Field-specific professional specialization courses   52
Mate4031 The elements of the highest mathematics Exam 2
DatZ2028 Computers in the Process of Education I Exam 2
DatZ3127 Computer in the Learning Process II Exam 2
Mate1200 Differential exercises in elementary mathematics Exam 2
Mate1197 Practical work in elementary mathematics Exam 3
Mate4000 Special Methods of Elementary Mathematics Exam 2
FiziP024 Physics for Natural Sciences Exam 5
Mate2063 Introduction in the complex analysis Exam 2
Ķīmi1040 Introduction to Studies and Research Exam 2
Mate3043 Elements of Combinatorics Exam 3
Mate1106 Mathematics Teaching Methodology I Exam 2
Mate2079 Mathematics Teaching Methodology II Exam 4
Mate3052 Mathematics Teaching Methodology III Exam 4
Mate3030 Mathematical Statistics Exam 4
Mate2000 Methods of mathematical physics Exam 2
DatZ1042 Programming and Computers I Exam 4
DatZ1065 Programming and Computers II Exam 4
Mate2019 Number Theory Exam 3
Mate2032 Probability Theory Exam 4
MateP081 Secondary School Mathematics Didactics III Exam 4
Mate4030 The teoreticly base of geometry Exam 2
Teacher of geography and information technology   76
Field-specific theoretical foundation courses   24
Geography teacher branch specific core courses   12
Ģeog1012 Introduction to Geography Teaching Studies Exam 2
Ģeog1016 Field methods of Earth Sciences Exam 4
Ģeog3013 Teaching Methods in Geography I Exam 2
Ģeog3014 Teaching Methods in Geography II Exam 2
SDSKP046 Geomatics in Geography Teaching Exam 2
Courses of 2nd subject   12
DatZ1037 Automata Theory Exam 2
DatZ1143 Discrete mathematics for computing Exam 4
Ķīmi1040 Introduction to Studies and Research Exam 2
DatZ1090 Teaching Methods of Informatics Exam 2
DatZ2022 Internet, Netiquette And The Legal Regulation Exam 2
SDSK1067 Internet, Netiquette And The Legal Regulation Exam 2
Valo1812 Professional English Exam 2
Field-specific professional specialization courses   52
Geography teacher branch specific professional specialisation courses   26
Ģeog1003 Human Geography Exam 3
Ģeog2018 Introduction to Regional Geography Exam 3
Ģeog1018 Maps, remote sensing and GIS Exam 4
Ģeog3004 Physical and Environmetnal Geography of Latvia Exam 4
Ģeog2008 Geography of Latvia Exam 4
VidZP083 Environmental science basics Exam 3
SDSK1018 Earth Sciences Exam 5
ĢeogP015 Geographical Discoveries and Local Studies Exam 4
Courses of 2nd subject   26
DatZ1165 Algorithms and programming Exam 6
DatZ1026 Computing Systems I Exam 2
DatZ1032 Computing Systems II Exam 2
DatZ1035 Databases I Exam 2
DatZ1139 Databases and Information Systems Fundamentals Exam 3
DatZ1029 Data structures and basic algorithms I Exam 2
DatZ2017 Data structures and basic algorithms II Exam 2
DatZ1109 Graphic Design for User Interface Exam 4
DatZ1036 Multimedia technologies Exam 2
DatZ1053 Operating System Exam 2
DatZ1166 Software development fundamentals Exam 5
DatZ1027 Programming I Exam 6
DatZ1028 Programming II Exam 2
DatZ1000 Introduction to Web Design Exam 4
DatZ1031 Web Technologies I Exam 2
DatZ2019 Web Technologies II Exam 2
Elective courses   6
Science sector Pedagogy
EKI level 6
Programme practical realization

Study programme “Teacher of natural sciences and IT” is interdisciplinary study programme, in implementation of which faculties of Biology, IT, Physics and Mathematics, Geography and Earth Sciences, and Chemistry are participating.

 

The following principles form part of the programme:

  1. wide profile studies of natural sciences and IT, where each student of this module gains basic knowledge of the natural sciences and IT, is introduced with topical issued to be solved by modern science and learns general education subjects - this should promote competitiveness of the graduates in Latvian labour market;
  2. combination of core studies with practical working skills obtained during the pedagogical practical work ensure:
  • higher professional education, scientific research working skills that would allow to continue studies for the Master’s degree in the respective field;
  • basic skills of practical work required for successful educational work in the field of natural sciences and IT in Latvian general education schools.

Programme contains balanced mix of various teaching methods. The variety of study methods is continuously updated, as is the significance of student discussions. Bachelor study programme comprises lectures and independent work of students, as well as independent research in one of the branches of natural sciences and IT. During the training process of Bachelor programme students’ laboratory works, practical works and field courses are organised. Seminars are widely used during training of Bachelor programme students.

      Various teaching methods are used for training: lectures, laboratory works, seminars, topical group work. Lectures and seminars cover the largest part of study time, while laboratory work is done individually.

      Lectures are the basic training method. Lectures give an overview of basic problems of the study course (concepts, theories, classifications). Training in the study courses widely uses traditional (lectures: introductory lectures, overview, problem lectures, visual ones), interactive (pair and group work, project management, discussions, role games), and laboratory and practical work methods. These methods conform to the training didactics and develop critical analytical thinking. Computer presentations are widely used during lectures. Development of several lecture courses in electronic format is ongoing. Presentations are freely accessible for students in the e-studies environment.

      Students reinforce their theoretical knowledge in the laboratory works and gain practical working skills. For laboratory works each student receives descriptions and practical work materials. Laboratory works are performed by students individually. Practical field work usually is done in small student groups. Participation in practical and laboratory work, unlike the lecture attendance, is compulsory and is considered in allocating final mark.

      Independent work of students is included in the courses, the results of which are presented during seminars – presentations with the following discussion and public differentiated evaluation. During seminars students learn to present their knowledge to others and to participate in discussions.

      Pedagogical practical work is a compulsory part of the programme. The workload of it is 26 credit points. The objective of practical work is to strengthen and improve didactic, pedagogic and psychology theoretical knowledge in the chosen qualification subject during the practical work at the ground and secondary education level, obtaining of pedagogical skills and abilities, overtaking of practising natural sciences and IT teacher’s experience and acquiring pedagogic work skills.

      The student is entitled to offer also alternative place of practical work. The organiser of practical work evaluates conformity of such work place with programme requirements. In such case three-sided contract is signed between the UL, place of practical work and student, regulating all obligations and liabilities of parties.

      Pedagogical practical work is supervised by the organiser of the Study programme practical and lead by Study programme work supervisor. Practical work in educational institutions is supervised by its representative, leader of practical work – teacher. Student can have different practical work leaders in each subject where student plans to attain qualification.

      Work done during the pedagogic practical work is presented at the presentation in the closing stage of the pedagogic practical work. It is assessed by the leader of practical work considering completion of tasks set for the pedagogical practical work, quality of materials, report given at the closing presentation, as well as assessment given by the practical work leader – teacher.

      The Bachelor’s paper is the final stage of studies and the aim of it is to certify readiness of the student for professional activities of teacher. Student works independently, draws and presents his Bachelor’s paper on the particular problem covering both subjects of his qualification. In preparing for this student organises and expands his theoretical knowledge, carries out practical research of pedagogical problems, summarises and analyses results, as well as draws a Bachelor’s paper in accordance with unified regulations set and approved in the UL.

      Students present a Bachelor’s paper at the meeting of the study council final testing commission for the Bachelor’s programme “Teacher of natural sciences and IT”. Its composition and activities are regulated by “Regulations on final testing at the University of Latvia”. Chairman and at least half of the commission are representatives of the professional organisations and employers. Not less than two thirds of the commission are representative specialists of the particular branch, where a qualification is attained by the student. Every field where a qualification is attained is represented by at least two commission members.

Rating system

Study achievements are evaluated in the generally accepted 10 points system. Exams and tests are marked individually. Laboratory and practical works, field studies projects are done in teams of 2 – 4 people, reports and records are presented in groups or individually. Course and Bachelor’s papers are drawn, presented and evaluated individually according to evaluation criteria set in the course description.

      Depending on the topic in question control tests, tests, colloquiums, exams, computerised tests, essays and seminars are used depending on the subject. Assessment criteria are known to students and have been explained in the course descriptions available in the UL IT system.

      During computer skills training session’s students must perform several practical exercises, but at the end they must write a test about theoretical aspects.

      Test (control test) is used to assess theoretical knowledge. Tests are usually organised so as to check knowledge of theoretical facts (alternative and choice questions) and ability to logically connect various things (process analysis, combinations of well-known facts). Tests usually include questions also from laboratory works. In most recent courses testing of fact knowledge prevails, while in older ones – testing of logical knowledge. Certain number of points is allocated in tests for each correct answer. If the test questions are precisely formulated, the student’s assessment is impartial.

      Laboratory works are also marked. Works are accepted only after their completion. Therefore not always a 10 points system can be used. Three point and alternative assessment is also practised. The overall assessment of laboratory works affects the final mark. Records and written reports on laboratory works are also regularly assessed. Marks received during the study course form part of the final assessment. Therefore final mark in nearly all courses is composed not only of the result of exam, but also by assessment of student’s knowledge and progress during the whole semester. Assessment criteria are given to students in their course descriptions and in the introductory lecture for the course.

      As it has been pointed out before, in most of the courses assessment is continuous. Final exam is just a part from the final mark. Students are informed about assessment criteria at the beginning of their studies.

      Assessment of students is carried out based on learning outcomes pointed out in descriptions of study courses, and they in turn have been harmonized with the Professional Standard of teachers defined by the state.

      Objectiveness of the assessment results is further ensured by the approach that the general mark is defined by the examination mark to 10-50%, the rest being formed by interim results collected in the process of studies. The contents of the course, their descriptions and the outcomes to be achieved are regularly updated, taking into account also requirements of labour market; as the result all the graduates of the programme are fully employable in their profession.

Programme price

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