Study program Preschool education

„A child tells the adult, help me to do it myself”

(Maria Montessori)

 

The basic goal of study program Preschool education is enabling students to perform pedagogical activities in preshool institutions in a professional and scientifically founded way, in order to improve the life of a child, family and society as a whole. Study program for preschool education at Faculty of Philosophy Univeristy in Banja Luka was established in academic year 2007/2008 and it continues prewar tradition of preschool education in Banja Luka. During academic year 2018/19 the tenth generation of students will complete their three-year studies.


Curriculum and study program of Preschool education was licensed in 2013 in a way that first cycle lasts three years (with 180 ECTS credits), second cycle lasts two academic years (120 ECTS credits) that is for both cycles 300 ECTS credits. The fifth generation of master studies have enrolled. Accelerated maturation of awareness about the importance of pre-school age for development of the entire personality, which is a condition for the welfare of the whole society, puts the concept of studying 4 + 1 on the agenda faster than we expected since the study programs in the surroundings have already applied it.


Planned re-licensing of this study program would give young people in Republic of Srpska more opportunities for optimal education with realistic opportunities for adequate employment which would contribute to the reduction of young people's tendencies towards migration from Republic of Srpska. At the same time, in the wider plan, this would be another contribution against the depopulation of the population of Republic of Srpska.

First year
Subject name Sem. Status L P ECTS
Philosophy I R 2 0 3
Serbian language I R 3 2 7
Fundamentals of pedagogy I R 3 1 5
Music practicum I R 2 3 6
History of preschool education I R 2 1 4
English language 1 I E 2 2 5
German language 1 I E 2 2 5
Italian language 1 I E 2 2 5
Psychology of preschool child II R 3 2 8
Theories of education II R 2 2 6
Sociology of education II R 2 1 5
Pedagogy of leisure time II E 2 1 4
Aesthetics II E 2 1 4
English language 2 II E 2 3 7
German language 2 II E 2 3 7
Italian language 2 II E 2 3 7
Second year
Subject name Sem. Status L P ECTS
Introduction to preschool pedagogy III R 3 2 6
Literature for preschool children III R 3 1 4
Culture of speech III R 2 1 4
Fundamentals of mathematics III R 2 1 4
Fundamentals of natural sciences III R 2 1 4
Arts III R 2 1 4
Pedagogy of sport activities III E 2 1 3
Children language creativity III E 2 1 3
Preschool education IV R 3 2 7
Family pedagogy IV R 3 1 5
Ecology IV R 2 1 4
Introduction to the formation of mathematical concepts IV R 2 1 4
Physical education (recreational-preliminary exam) IV R 1 2 4
Sociology of family IV E 2 1 4
Children art creativity IV E 2 1 4
Student training IV R 0 2 3
Third year
Subject name Sem. Status L P ECTS
Introduction to teaching methods of educational work V R 3 2 6
Teaching methods of getting acquainted with the environment and the social environment V R 3 1 5
Teaching methods of physical education V R 3 1 5
Teaching methods of visual arts V R 3 1 5
Teaching methods of the formation of mathematical concepts V R 3 2 6
Institutional pedagogy V E 2 1 3
Alternative preschool education V E 2 1 3
Directed activities and learning VI R 3 2 6
Speech development teaching methods VI R 3 1 5
Teaching methods of music education VI R 3 1 5
Health care and children nutrition VI R 2 2 5
Stage expression and puppetry VI R 2 1 3
Student training VI R 0 2 3
Bachelor thesis VI R 0 3 3