Study program Teacher education

„When a teacher unites love for his job and for his students - he is a perfect teacher”

(Tolstoy)

 

When he wrote about a teacher, his work and love towards children, L.N.Tolstoy emphasized: “If a teacher only loves his job, he is a good teacher. If a teacher loves his students like father or mother, he is better that the teacher who read all the books but doesn’t like his students. When a teacher unites love for his job and his students – he is a perfect teacher”.


Such general-education and professional competences (such as professional knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes) for work in modern education of young schoolchildren (I-V grade of elementary school) will reach future creative teachers by studying within three cycles (I,II,III) of lower elementary teaching studies at Faculty of Philosophy University of Banja Luka.


At first cycle of studies (four-years or eight-semesters), students are theoretically and practically enabled to prepare and teach classes in all subjects – Serbian language, mathematics, science and social studies, physical education, musical education and visual arts in lower elementary teaching (I-V grade), to organize extracurricular student’s activities, to cooperate with student’s parents and to perform cultural public school activities.


Second cycle master studies lasts one year (two semesters). Students are professionally trained for specialized innovations, improvement and evaluation of lower elementary teaching. 


Within third cycle of doctoral studies of teaching methods of lower elementary teaching students are enabled for scientific-research work in educational process with pupils of younger school age.

First year
Subject name Sem. Status L P ECTS
Serbian language 1 I R 2 3 6
Mathematics 1 I R 3 2 6
Developmental psychology I R 3 2 7
Philosophy of education I R 3 0 4
Introduction to pedagogy I R 2 1 3
English language I E 2 2 4
German language I E 2 2 4
Italian language I E 2 2 4
Serbian language 2 II R 3 2 6
Mathematics 2 II R 3 2 6
General pedagogy II R 3 1 6
Vocal-instrumental music II R 1 4 6
History of education * II R 3 1 4
History II E 1 1 2
Ethics in education II E 1 1 2
Ecology II E 1 1 2
Second year
Subject name Sem. Status L P ECTS
Educational technology III R 3 2 7
Fundamentals of didactics III R 3 1 5
Literature for children III R 2 2 6
Music art III R 2 2 6
Geography III E 1 1 2
Fundamentals of biology III E 1 1 2
Pedagogical informatics IV R 1 2 5
Teaching systems IV R 3 2 7
Pedagogical psychology IV R 3 4 7
Physical education and corrective gymnastics IV R 4 2 7
Teaching methods in multiclass environment* IV E 1 1 2
Theory of literature IV E 1 1 2
Nice writing* IV E 1 1 2
Third year
Subject name Sem. Status L P ECTS
School pedagogy V R 2 1 4
Teaching methods of educational work V R 2 1 4
Education for democracy V R 4 2 6
Didactic innovations V R 2 1 3
Culture of speech and literacy V R 1 1 4
Visual art and children creativity V R 4 3 10
Pedagogy of recreational-sport activities of pupils V E 1 1 2
Prolonged and full day school stay V E 1 1 2
Family pedagogy VI R 2 1 4
Methodic basis of physical education VI R 3 0 4
Introduction to teaching methods of initial mathematics* VI R 2 2 5
Introduction to teaching methods of initial mathematics VI R 1 1 3
Introduction to teaching methods of visual art VI R 2 1 3
Introduction to teaching methods of music art VI R 2 1 3
Pedagogical communication science VI R 2 1 4
Visual art form VI E 1 1 2
Theory of language standards VI E 1 1 2
Media pedagogy VI R 1 1 2
Fourth year
Subject name Sem. Status L P ECTS
Teaching methods of initial reading and writing VII R 2 1 4
Introduction to teaching methods of lower elementary teaching of Serbian language VII R 2 1 4
Introduction to teaching methods of science and social studies VII R 2 1 4
Teaching methods of music art VII R 1 2 4
Teaching methods of physical education VII R 2 1 4
Teaching methods of initial mathematics VII R 2 3 4
Teaching methods of visual arts VII R 1 2 4
Pedagogy of leisure time VII E 1 1 2
Interactive learning VII E 1 1 2
Teaching methods of lower elementary teaching of Serbian language and literature VIII R 2 3 5
Introduction to methodology of pedagogical research VIII R 2 1 3
Teaching methods of science and social studies VIII R 2 2 5
Teaching methods of work with pupils with developmental difficulties VIII R 2 1 3
Study of learning VIII E 1 1 2
School management VIII E 1 1 2
Student training VIII R 3 0 5
Bachelor thesis VIII R 0 2 7