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Study catalog

Basic information

Language of instruction

Polish

Duration

3 years

College of Individual Interdisciplinary Studies

Katowice

Education profile: General academic

ECTS guidebook

Description

Degree programme description:

ITTC - Individual Teacher Training Studies is an innovative degree programme for teacher training that additionally enables students to obtain:

  • authorisation to practise as a teacher,
  • specialist pedagogical preparation in the field of social education and pedagogical therapy,
  • subject education to teach a chosen subject.

Apart from teacher preparation to professional work in substantive and legal aspects, education at ITTC aims to develop passion and awareness of the teacher's profession. It is important for us to strengthen competences related to the shaping of image, awareness of non-verbal communication and knowledge of modern work methods, including the use of modern technologies in teaching. The offer is innovative also due to interdisciplinary education that steps ahead of educational needs and connects knowledge in different fields of science and active cooperation of different subjects teachers.

The participation of ITTC students in classes at education degree programme with a major in social education and pedagogical therapy is mostly preparation to support human development (both child’s and future adult’s), understanding the education process and development of practical abilities of diagnosis and solving various problems, but firstly, overcoming barriers in learning. 

The completion of the studies curriculum in the field of education and pedagogy is the basis to obtain the first diploma in the education discipline. A ITTC student additionally has a possibility to obtain another diploma - in terms of a chosen degree programme offered at the University of Silesia, which enables them to obtain knowledge and substantive abilities in the field of chosen school subject. The ITTC trains teachers of all school subjects, both humanistic and science.

The offered ITTC curriculum is also a preparation to conduct modern scientific research. In interdisciplinary proseminar classes an ITTC, a student gets familiar with the methods and forms of work used in a field of study, other than chosen by them. Since the third semester of studies, a ITTC student prepares to write bachelor degree thesis on education or thesis connecting issues of education and chosen discipline of degree programme for example biology, philology, geography etc.

An additional advantage of the studies is constant contact with practical and specialist care of employees. During constant internships at schools students work under the care of school tutor, however, they gain specialist knowledge under the eye of academic tutor. Individual support allows students to develop their own interests in the field of didactic and broaden cognitive horizons. 

Careers prospects (graduate profile):

In the course of offered studies, a student increases their individual potential and prepares for the range of challenges of modern education that require integration of knowledge in many fields and work in various educational contexts. Non-standard qualifications obtained in parallel mode and an individual education model enable students to gain necessary competences related to independence in work organisation or planning of their own development path on the basis of the education offer available at the University of Silesia. Stepping ahead of employers' requirements, on the one hand ITTC graduates have broad specialist knowledge - pedagogical and about the subject - and on the other hand, abilities and tools to use in practice. An ITTC student has a possibility to know many working environments, check their professional intuition and actively search for their teacher identity. A broad range of internships, both pedagogical and educational, prepares an ITTC graduate to fast accustoming to professional work, and at the same time strengthen the habit to learn through the whole life and cognitive curiosity. The whole ITTC curriculum also aims to educate future leaders of education changes engaged in searching for new educational solutions  and inquisitively watching various, less obvious, pedagogical and educational issues

Additional information: pursuant to the Minister of Science and Higher Education Regulation of 25 July 2019 on the standards of teacher and special pedagogue training (Journal of Laws of 2019 item 1450, appendices 1 and 3); in order to obtain full teacher qualifications for teaching a school subject, it is required to continue subject education on the second cycle studies.

Admissions criteria

Candidates are admitted on the basis of total number of points obtained as a result of three-stage admission process.

Stage I - Admission based on secondary school diploma grades — for candidates with NEW MATURA EXAM:

The results obtained in three subjects taken in the written part of the Matura exam and converted to points in line with the below scale will be taken into consideration:

Polish language

mathematics

or

modern foreign language

selected third subject

basic or advanced level

(more favourable result)

basic or advanced level

(more favourable result)

advanced level

100% - 91% - 10 points

90% - 81% - 9 points

80% - 71% - 8 points

70% - 61% - 7 points

60% - 51% - 6 points

50% - 41% - 5 points

40% - 30% - 4 points

100% - 91% - 10 points

90% - 81% - 9 points

80% - 71% - 8 points

70% - 61% - 7 points

60% - 51% - 6 points

50% - 41% - 5 points

40% - 30% - 4 points

100% - 91% - 10 points

90% - 81% - 9 points

80% - 71% - 8 points

70% - 61% - 7 points

60% - 51% - 6 points

50% - 41% - 5 points

40% - 30% - 4 points

max. 10 points

max. 10 points

max. 10 points

Maximum: 30 points.

Stage I - Admission based on secondary school diploma grades — for candidates with OLD MATURA EXAM:

The results obtained in the subjects taken in the written or oral part of the Matura exam (the more favourable result) will be taken into consideration:

  • Polish language;
  • mathematics or modern foreign language;
  • third subject chosen by the candidate.

Method of converting secondary school-leaving grades to points:

Secondary school-leaving certificate grades will be converted to points according to the table for new Matura exam.

Matura exam until 1991

Matura exam after 1991

6 — 100 %

5 — 100 %

5 — 90 %

4 — 85 %

4 — 75 %

3 — 40 %  

3 — 50 %

2 — 30 %

Maximum 30 points.

Stage II – ESSAY: „What is the future of education?”

A candidate to Individual Teacher Training Studies (ISN) will prepare: an essay (referring to the topic: What is the future of education?) and provide example of bibliography, which reflects their research interests (at least three items). The candidate provides (electronically) the essay together with bibliography within the deadline specified in the admission process schedule (on the website of the above-mentioned ISM College) via the form (the link will be provided during the admission process). The admission committee, consisting of academics, experts representing different scientific disciplines, read and evaluate the essay.

The essay is evaluated in points: from 0 to 15 points. To achieve a positive final result, the candidate must obtain at least 5 points.

Obtaining at least 5 points is the condition to join for stage III of the admission process, i.e. the interview.

Stage III – INTERVIEW

A kind of interview for which the candidate prepares a speech referring to the topic of the essay, presenting their interests and capacities to practise as a special education teacher through discussion with the committee.

The interview is evaluated in points: from 0 to 25 points. To achieve a positive result of the interview, the candidate must obtain at least 10 points.

Achieving less than 10 points or being absent at the test disqualifies the candidate from the entire admission process.

The maximum number of points to obtain at both stages: 70 points. After the end of the admission process, the admission committee creates the ranking list based on the number of points. Admission is decided by the place on the ranking list. The order of admitting candidates is specified on the ranking list joint for the old and new Matura exam, created on the basis of the above-mentioned admission criteria.

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

Payment for semester
for Polish citizens and foreigners entitled to education at full-time studies conducted in Polish without paying the tuition fee.

No tuition fees


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

To be announced

Semestral fee will be announced at a later date.

Contact

Faculty's contact details

College of Individual Interdisciplinary Studies

ul. Bankowa 12
40-007 Katowice
32 359 13 05
32 359 20 59

www.ism.us.edu.pl

ism@us.edu.pl

Contact for foreigners

International Admissions Office

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