Third cycle of teaching studies - doctoral studies in methodology of one teacher education

Doctoral studies (3rd cycle of Teaching Studies) in METHODOLOGY OF ONE TEACHER EDUCATION last three school years or six semesters. Within each semester, a student obtains 30 ECTS credits (60 ECTS credits for an academic year), so doctoral studies consist of 180 ECTS points. During the doctoral studies, the student conducts 2740 hours of independent research work and 860 hours of teaching and consulting. In the structure of doctoral studies in METHODOLOGY OF ONE TEACHER EDUCATION, there are 4 obligatory courses – three in the 1st and one in the 2nd semester. Each course carries 10 ECTS points (50 hours of teaching and consultation and 50 hours of independent research work). In the second semester, the student chooses one of six elective modules.


Within a chosen module, a submodule is obligatory. By completing the academic studies in the study programme of the third cycle of the scientific studies and by defending the doctoral thesis, the candidate acquires a scientific title and an academic title - Doctor of Methodology of One Teacher Education, by specifying methodology disciplines in which the thesis is chosen and the title of the doctoral thesis.

First year
Subject name Sem. Status L P ECTS
Extracurricular activities and cultural-public activity of school I R 2 3 10
Dynamism of educational activities I R 2 3 10
Methodology of qualitative and quantitative research in lower elementary teaching I R 2 3 10
Design and standardization of instruments in methodic research (COMPULSORY MODULE) II R 2 3 10
Теоријско-методолошки проблеми методике разредне наставе српског језика (ИЗБОРНИ МОДУЛ I) II R 2 3 20
Тheoretical-methodological problems of initial teaching of mathematics (ELECTIVE MODULE II) II R 2 3 10
Тheoretical-methodological problems of science and social studies teaching (ELECTIVE MODULE III) II R 2 3 20
Second year
Subject name Sem. Status L P ECTS
Research-innovative teaching of initial reading and writing (ELECTIVE MODULE I) III R 2 3 10
Теоријско-методолошки проблеми методике разредне наставе књижевности (ИЗБОРНИ МОДУЛ I) III R 2 3 20
Innovative methodical concepts of initial teaching of mathematics (ELECTIVE MODULE II) III R 2 3 30
Innovative methodical concepts of teaching science (ELECTIVE MODULE III) III R 2 3 15
Innovative methodical concepts of teaching social studies ELECTIVE MODULE III) III R 2 3 15
Developing and defending the research project of doctoral dissertation IV R 0 600 30
Third year
Subject name Sem. Status L P ECTS
Developing and defending doctoral dissertation V R 0 600 30