The Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art (FEPA) is the largest structural unit of the University of Latvia (LU), which contributes to development of the most important humanities – education science and psychology – as well as the general design and interior design spheres in constant demand today. The faculty offers studies and research in education management with an emphasis of promoting leadership skills. FEPA is the largest educational and training centre for teachers and psychologists in Latvia. The faculty provides the future teachers with an opportunity to study in accordance with the concept of the "School 2030" project and continue their career in teaching at any stage of education from pre-school to secondary school. At present, more than 4 000 students are enrolled in the faculty’s academic and professional bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programmes.
Experienced teachers and psychologists can improve their competences in various continuing education programmes.
FEPA dynamically participates in the process of reforming the Latvian educational system, facilitating the transition to competence-based education, combining innovative theoretical studies with practice. Faculty lecturers participate in international academic and research projects that are also open to student involvement.
The synthesis of education, psychology and art forms a solid foundation for implementation of innovative ideas. The educators – teachers, psychologists, linguists, computer science and education management specialists, designers and artists form a unique combination of professionals, creating an environment contributing to education and self-improvement of the students – their future colleagues.
Every profession acquired at the faculty provides advantages in the labour market, as the study process promotes creative and critical thinking, personal development, the ability to work with people and inspire them.
Profesore, Dr.psych. Malgožata Raščevska