Language itself is the soul and culture of a nation. (K. Čapek)

Degree programme objectives

The programme Teaching Czech language and literature at secondary schools is aimed at graduates from the B.A. study programme Czech Language and Literature, its aim being to prepare future secondary school teachers for their profession in a versatile way. The study programme consists of two inseparable parts: from the part focused on the discipline that strengthens and develops skills in the sphere of Czech studies form the viewpoints of linguistics and literature and from the part focused on pedagogy, psychology and didactics with the focus on Czech studies, providing students with the necessary theoretical basis and developing their skills in pedagogy and didactics that give them the possibility to work effectively as secondary school teachers. Within the study programme, three study plans are offered: single-subject, major and minor.

Study plans

Admission Procedures
Admission to Master's degree programmes in 2023/2024 (beginning: Autumn 2023)
Submission deadline until midnight 30. 4. 2023

  • Information on entrance examinations designed for this degree programme

    Deadline for submitting applications: January 1 - April 30

    Who the programme is intended for: The programme is intended for graduates of the same Bachelor’s degree programme the subject of which is very close to the field of Czech Language and Literature at FA MU (the similarity of the fields will be assessed based on the application). Applicants whose mother tongue is not Czech are expected to have knowledge of the Czech language at least at the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    Subject matter of the entrance examination: The entrance examination is only given in written form. Knowledge in the scope of topic areas for the Bachelor’s state examination of the Czech Language and Literature programme is required (see the websites of Department of Czech Language and Department of Czech Language and Literature FA MU). The written examination takes 60 minutes.

    We recommend to those interested in Master’s studies to acquire knowledge in the scope of requirements for the Bachelor’s state examination in Czech Language and Literature at FA MU, as the Master’s studies follow it. Any differences between the Czech Language and Literature Bachelor’s degree programme at FA MU and similar study programmes at other universities will be complemented by the students themselves during the Master’s studies (those interested will be allowed to participate in relevant Bachelor’s courses, including consultations with teachers).

    Waiver of the entrance examination: The entrance examination will be waived for applicants who have passed the Bachelor’s examination in the field/programme of Czech Language and Literature at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University with an excellent (A), very good (B), or good (C) result (graduates of the secondary plan may apply for a waiver of the entrance exam if they pass the state final exam in Czech language and literature in the same A-C interval). Applicants can ask for a waiver for the entrance examination via email to prijimaci.rizeni@phil.muni.cz - no more than a year (two semesters) may have passed since the completion of the applicant’s Bachelor’s studies.

    Web Department of Czech Language.

    Web Department of Czech Literature.

    General information on the course of the admission procedure to the follow-up Master’s degree programmes at FA MU can be found here. Documents for the current admission procedure are kept in Materials for Applicants.

  • Evaluation criteria valid for the applicants applying for a place on this degree programme

    Pass/fail line of the entrance examination: 45 points (out of 100).

Studies

  • Objectives

    The programme Teaching Czech language and literature at secondary schools is aimed at graduates from the B.A. study programme Czech Language and Literature, its aim being to prepare future secondary school teachers for their profession in a versatile way. The study programme consists of two inseparable parts: from the part focused on the discipline that strengthens and develops skills in the sphere of Czech studies form the viewpoints of linguistics and literature and from the part focused on pedagogy, psychology and didactics with the focus on Czech studies, providing students with the necessary theoretical basis and developing their skills in pedagogy and didactics that give them the possibility to work effectively as secondary school teachers. Within the study programme, three study plans are offered: single-subject, major and minor.

  • Learning Outcomes

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

    • to teach Czech language and literature at secondary schools or in other institutions focused on education;
    • to get orientated in elementary topics as well as in current trends in pedagogical and psychological disciplines and to process critically the knowledge relating to the pedagogical and psychological basis;
    • to plan, realize and evaluate in an effective way their own teaching in accordance with standards set by current curricular documents;
    • when planning and carrying out their teaching, to take into consideration individual needs of students, with regard to the style of teaching, maturity, personality, skills and talents (as well as to understand the principles of inclusive education);
    • to get orientated in fundamentals of e-learning and modern teaching technologies and to use them in teaching practice;
    • to work with materials in textbooks in a critical way;
    • to apply basic principles of didactics of Czech language and literature in secondary school practice;
    • to understand linguistic and literary theories, concepts and methodologies of work with texts, relevant for the practice of secondary school teachers;
    • to have command of codification of Standard Czech;
    • to have command of creating and interpreting texts;
    • to have the knowledge of changes of Czech language and literature in historical, cultural and international connections;
    • to develop reading literacy of students.
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates can find positions at secondary schools and at higher professional schools of various kinds and specializations. They are also ready to teach Czech to native as well as to non-native speakers in other institutions focused on education. Besides, they can hold numerous other positions in which abilities of creative work with texts and use of cultivated language are required.

  • Regulated Professions
    • Secondary school teacher
  • Practical Training

    The aim of the teaching practice is to gain and develop pedagogical and didactic competences necessary for the profession of a secondary school teacher. The teaching practice is divided into two following one-term courses. The number of credits differs in joint plans and in the single-subject plan, depending on the number of hours (joint study plans – 12 credits in total, the single-subject plan – 24 credits). The teaching practice primarily takes place at selected secondary schools. Partial components of preparatory and evaluative stages take place at the faculty, being organised in the form of groups of seminars and workshops.

  • Goals of Theses

    Requirements relating to formal aspects of theses, their minimum extent and form of submission follow valid regulations of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University. A thesis pays attention to a selected issue relating to linguistics or literature viewed from the perspective of teaching practice. It is based on an empirical research based on an innovative approach of the student to the particular topic. The first part of a thesis deals with a theoretical profile of the topic, the second part on its application in teaching practice. Working on the thesis, students will use their knowledge gained in theoretically and practically orientated courses of the study programme for future teachers as well as during the teaching practice.

  • Access to Further Studies

    Graduates from this study programme are able to continue in philological Ph.D. study programmes.

Basic information

Abbreviation
N-CJU_
Type
master's degree programme (following the bachelor's one)
Profile
academic
Degree
Mgr.
Degree in Advanced Master's state examination
PhDr.
Length of studies
2 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

25
estimated number of admitted
49
number of active students
29
number of theses/dissertations

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