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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

Polish

Duration

5 years

Faculty of Social Sciences

Katowice

Profil kształcenia: ogólnoakademicki

Informator ECTS

Description

Frequency of meetings in the case of part-time studies and days of the week when meetings take place: TWICE OR THREE TIMES A MONTH – FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY (FRIDAY –  PRACTICAL COURSES IN SCHOOLS – STARTING MORNING)

Pedagogy: Early School Education and Pre-School Education prepares graduates to operate independently, reflectively, critically, and creatively in the broadly defined field of early school education and pre-school education.

During the course of studies, students complete modules involving teacher training with accordance to the current provisions of the law, arranged into the following course blocks: Psychology, Pedagogy, Humanities and Social Sciences, General Education, Pedeutology, Media and Technology, Health, Design and Research, Introductory Courses, Polish Studies, Mathematics, Social and Environmental Courses, IT, Arts, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Courses, Praxeology: Pre-School Education, Praxeology: Early School Education, Foreign Language, Working with Children in Culturally Diverse Environment, Elective Classes, and Teaching Internships. The programme includes individualisation of the educational process, organisation of the educational environment, and transferring of comprehensive expertise and methodology, preparing students for active and innovative educational work with children, extensive training in activating and compensatory techniques in education, and other methods of stimulating children activity. The aim of the studies is to prepare students to become competent teachers in pre-schools and primary school teachers in grades 1 to 3, provide knowledge and practical skills in teaching children, and develop personal educational competencies.

Upon completion of the studies, graduates will be prepared to carry out tasks related to educational and developmental work in pre-schools and schools of various types and forms of organisation of children education (including public, local authority, and private schools), non-governmental organisations, cultural and educational institutions, educational institutions, out-of-school education institutions, educational and care-providing institutions, and also in other institutions of social life related to the education of children at the pre-school and early school age. Graduates will be prepared to work not only with young children, but also with their parents, and will be able to cooperate with local community to provide children with favourable conditions for development. Completing the programme entitles graduates to undertake postgraduate studies in teacher training, and acquire additional qualifications and competencies (e.g. managerial, therapeutic, subject teaching)

Employment prospects: 

  • pre-school teachers, primary school teachers in grades 1 to 3, teachers in sanatorium and preventorium schools of the public and private education system, in companies specialising in care, upbringing, and education of children as well as all activities related to education and upbringing at preschool and early school levels; 
  • caregivers for young children in children's clubs and nurseries, childminders or nannies, which opens a wide range of employment opportunities for graduates in existing care centres, as well as new forms of care;
  • school counsellors, and educators in after school clubs and community centres, fully competent to independently organise education as part of their own entrepreneurial activity, and volunteer or charity work.

Information on qualifications: Studies in Pedagogy: Early School Education and Pre-School Education prepare to exercise the profession of a teacher.

Admissions criteria for candidates with "new" Polish maturity exam (issued after 2005)

For candidates with NEW MATURA EXAM

Admission to studies is based on secondary school-leaving grades – the results of the written part of Matura exam are taken into consideration:                            

Matura exam from 2010:

Polish language
 

basic or advanced level*

Mathematics
 

basic or advanced level*

Modern foreign language
 

level
basic or advanced*

One chosen subject**
basic or advanced level*

Weight = 20% (a)

Weight = 20% (b)

Weight = 20% (c)

Weight = 40% (d)

* Basic level result multiplied x 0.6; advanced level result multiplied x 1.

The more favourable result for the candidate is taken into consideration.

** Chosen subject is understood as a subject taken by the candidate in the Matura exam as additional or mandatory. The chosen subject can also be Polish language, mathematics, modern foreign language,  provided that these subjects were taken at the basic and advanced level. The same subject cannot be indicated at the same level twice. The more favourable result for the candidate is taken into consideration.

Method of calculating the final result:

W = a*JP + b*M + c*JO + d*DowolnyP
where:
W — candidate’s final result
JP  – result in the Polish language
M — result in mathematics
JO  – result in a modern foreign language
DowolnyP — result in the chosen Matura exam subject
a, b, c, d — weights.

Matura exam until 2009 inclusive:

 

Polish language
 

basic or advanced level*

Modern foreign language
 

basic level
or advanced*

Two chosen subjects**
basic or advanced level*

Weight = 30% (a)

Weight = 20% (b)

Weight of each of them = 25%(c/d)

* Basic level result multiplied x 0.6; advanced level result multiplied x 1.

The more favourable result for the candidate is taken into consideration.

** Chosen subject is understood as a subject taken by the candidate in the Matura exam as additional or mandatory. The chosen subject can also be Polish language and modern foreign language, provided that these subjects were taken at the basic and advanced level. The same subject cannot be indicated at the same level twice. The more favourable result for the candidate is taken into consideration.

Method of calculating the final result:

W = a*JP + b*JO + c*InnyP1 + d*DowolnyP2
where:
W — candidate’s final result
JP  – result in the Polish language
JO  – result in a modern foreign language
DowolnyP1; 2 — results in chosen Matura exam subjects
a, b, c, d — weights.
 

Admissions criteria for candidates with "old" Polish maturity exam (issued before 2005)

For candidates with OLD MATURA EXAM

Admission to studies is based on secondary school-leaving grades – the results of all Matura exam subjects are taken into consideration.

The basis for admission is the arithmetic mean of the number of points, converted from grades in line with the below formula:

Matura exam until 1991

Matura exam after 1991

5

100 points

6

100 points

4

85 points

5

90 points

3

30 points

4

75 points

 

 

3

50 points

 

 

2

0 points

International Baccalaureate

  • The candidate who obtained the International Baccalaureate diploma, issued by the International Baccalaureat Organization based in Geneva, are subject to the same admission rules as holders of “new” Polish maturity exam. The results on the diploma of International Baccalaureate are calculated according to the following indicators:

IB Diploma

Standard level

Higher level

7

100%

100%

6

86%

85,71%

5

72%

71,43%

4

58%

57,14%

3

44%

42,86%

2

30%

28,57%

1

0%

14,29%

In case the candidate does not submit the International Baccalaureate diploma, for the sake of qualification, the candidate is obliged to submit the certificate about the IB result issued by the appropriate institution and present the IB diploma immediately after its reception.

NOTE: If the admissions criteria for the programme assume additional entrance exams for the holders of “new” Polish maturity exams, the following factors are concerned during the qualification: result from IB diploma calculated according to the scale above and the results of the additional entrance exam.

European Baccalaureate

The candidate who obtained the European Baccalaureate diploma, issued by European Schools in accordance to the Luxemburg Convention of 21 June 1994 about the European School status, are subject to the same admission rules as holders of “new” Polish maturity exam. The results on the diploma of European Baccalaureate are treated as results of the extended “new” Polish maturity exams and are calculated according to the following indicators:

EB exam

“new” Polish maturity exam

9,00 ÷ 10,00

100%

8,00 ÷ 8,95

90%

7,00 ÷ 7,95

75%

6,00 ÷ 6,95

60%

5,00 ÷ 5,95

45%

4,00 ÷ 4,95

30%

In case the candidate does not submit the European Baccalaureate diploma, for the sake of qualification, the candidate is obliged to submit the certificate about the EB result issued by the appropriate institution and present the EB diploma immediately after its reception.

NOTE: If the admissions criteria for the programme assume additional entrance exams for the holders of “new” Polish maturity exams, the following factors are concerned during the qualification: result from EB diploma calculated according to the scale above and the results of the additional entrance exam.

Secondary education certificate, or equivalent, obtained outside of Poland

The candidate who has obtained the secondary school graduation certificate (or another document) issued outside Poland may apply for studies. The document has to entitle the holder to undertaking Bachelor studies in the country in which the document was issued.

For candidates which are Polish citizens or apply for studies on the same rules as Polish citizens, the admission procedures defined in the programme’s description apply.

Foreign candidates applying for studies on other basis (tuition-paying, tuition-free, scholarships) are accepted for studies under regulations other than noted in the admission criteria. 

If programme’s admission criteria require mark in Polish language :
The candidates applying as Polish citizens or on the same rules as Polish, which finished secondary education outside Poland, will have the mark of that country’s language taken into account instead of Polish language mark.

In the case of candidates who have a secondary school-leaving certificate or other document authorising them to take up 1st cycle studies or long-cycle studies issued abroad, the grades in the document authorising them to take up studies in the country of document issue are taken into consideration. Additionally, WKR may take into consideration the grades in external exams in the countries where such exams are conducted, e.g.: result of CT exam in the case of Belarus, result of EGE exam in the case of Russia, and result of ZNO exam in the case of Ukraine. The results of these exams shall be regarded as equivalent to Polish advanced Matura exam.

Note: If programme’s admission criteria under “new” Polish maturity exam include additional entrance exams the results of BOTH entrance exam and secondary school graduation certificate are considered.

Fees for education

Tuition fees in academic year: 2022/2023

Opłata wnoszona w całości

2 700,00 PLN

Opłata w 3 częściach

  • 940,50 PLN
  • 940,50 PLN
  • 969,00 PLN

Payment for semester
for foreigners applying for studies on tuition-paying basis

W przygotowaniu

Wysokość opłaty semestralnej zostanie podana w późniejszym terminie.

Contact

Faculty's contact details

Faculty of Social Sciences

ul. Grażyńskiego 53
40-126 Katowice
32 359 98 93
32 359 98 95

https://us.edu.pl/wydzial/wns

iwona.bocko@us.edu.pl
katarzyna.korner@us.edu.pl
alina.budniak@us.edu.pl

Contact for foreigners

Biuro Rekrutacji Cudzoziemców

Bankowa 12, pok. 76
40-007 Katowice, Poland
+48 32 359 22 72
+48 32 359 22 73
admission@us.edu.pl