Technology and IT for Education – Field of study catalogue MU
Technology and IT for Education
“Technical and IT Education is the foundation of our industrial future.”
This field consists of the study of technology and science as a modern societal and useful scientific discipline oriented towards the latest technology in engineering and computer science. It covers all the essential technical and informatics disciplines that are of use for linking production technologies in the fields of machinery, electronics, etc. with information and communication technologies. Emphasis is placed on acquiring knowledge and practical skills in workshops, computer rooms, electrical and electronics laboratories. The degree structure reflects a long-term approach to teaching focussed on the issue of practical activities and machining, design and construction, 3D graphics, CAD, issues of computer hardware and software, the Web and networks, robotics and electronics in education. The field is generally focused on creating professional, pedagogical, psychological, communications and other personal competences as a precursor to the follow-up Master's degree for teachers in Technical and Information Education and Teaching Technical and Information Education for Primary and Secondary Schools. Knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired during the studies are the basis of the competence to exercise the profession of teaching assistant, assistant teachers of technical education and IT and educational work. The abovementioned competencies are also full qualifications to become an instructor in free-time centres.
After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:
- use knowledge and skills from technical disciplines (engineering, electrical engineering, etc.)
- use knowledge and skills in the field of information and communication technologies (hardware, software, network, etc.)
- use basic skills of working with natural and technical materials (wood, metal, plastic)
- impart knowledge about teaching and learning content and technical informatics topics related to the content of the field, using them in the design and implementation of extra-curricular and leisure activities
Pursuant to § 20 of the Act no. 563/2004 Coll., on teachers as amended, graduates can work as a teaching assistant, instructor in free-time centres, as an educator in youth centres, educator in after-school clubs, and in various civic associations involved in educational activities.
The standard duration of the programme is 3 years.
For this field, 55 credits should be gained in the departmental technical subjects, 5 credits in didactics, 8 credits in reflected teaching practice and 27 credits in the pedagogical and psychological module. The minimum number of elective courses is 9 credits. To complete the studies, it is necessary to complete the final three related subjects for the Bachelor's thesis (8 credits).
The studies also feature foreign language teaching, which assumes a basic knowledge of one language, at least at A2 level (according to the Common European Frame of Reference), which is built on during the classes. This obligation does not apply to students who study a foreign language as their field of study.
In the course of their studies, students take part in reflected teaching practice at lower secondary school. Reflected Teaching Practice (Assistant) provides 8 credits.
The final state examination consists of an oral examination in the following areas 1) materials and technology; 2) electrotechnology and electronics; 3) Computer Science and Engineering.
Part of the completion is the examination in the second field and the pedagogical-psychological foundation and defence of the Bachelor's thesis.
The graduate has basic vocational education with a field-didactic component and is ready to continue in the follow-up Master's degree or field-related sectors connected to technical and IT education.