Biology under the school lens

Degree programme objectives

The upper-secondary teacher-training follow-up Master's study programme of Biology, double-subject is a follow-up of the Bachelor's study programme of Biology. Graduates will become fully qualified teachers of biology at secondary schools. The goal of the study is to deepen their knowledge of specific biological disciplines. Each student chooses courses according to their interests and relevant to the topic of their Master's thesis. Specific courses of pedagogy and didactics of biology together with several practical training courses at secondary schools prepare students for their career as biology teachers at upper secondary schools.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The upper-secondary teacher-training follow-up Master's study programme of Biology, double-subject is a follow-up of the Bachelor's study programme of Biology. Graduates will become fully qualified teachers of biology at secondary schools. The goal of the study is to deepen their knowledge of specific biological disciplines. Each student chooses courses according to their interests and relevant to the topic of their Master's thesis. Specific courses of pedagogy and didactics of biology together with several practical training courses at secondary schools prepare students for their career as biology teachers at upper secondary schools.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • apply a general knowledge of the principles and mechanisms underlying biology and ecology
    • apply the scientific knowledge of biology in the secondary school practice
    • provide students of secondary schools with a comprehensible explanation of natural phenomena and their principles
    • teach students how to put the acquired theoretical knowledge into practice
    • raise students awareness of healthy life style, protection of the environment to  the benefit
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    The graduates of this study programme will be qualified to teach biology, ecology and nature conservation at secondary schools, in particular at grammar schools. Moreover, they will be able to work as specialists in different educational and ecological centres, zoos and botanical gardens.

  • Practical Training

    Practical training 1 – three weeks of biology teaching. The training should take place in September, before the beginning of the first semester. Practical training 2 - teaching of biology under supervision of an experienced pedagogue with 10 lessons of observations, 10 lessons of teaching and 10 lessons of assistant work for the host school.

  • Access to Further Studies

    After a successful completion of the Master's study programme (and satisfying the admission requirements), graduates can continue their studies in the doctoral programme.

  • Additional Information
    More information can be found on the department's website.http://botzool.sci.muni.cz/

Basic information

Type
Master's degree programme (following the Bachelor's one)
Profile
academic
Degree
Mgr.
Degree in Advanced Master's state examination
RNDr.
Length of studies
2 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

39
number of active students

Faculty of Science
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