Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
Comenius University Bratislava

Teaching Physics in combination

Bachelor's study program


Teaching Physics in combination



Usual duration:

3 years

Language of courses:

slovenský a anglický

Program director:

doc. RNDr. Peter Demkanin, PhD. (Physics)
prof. RNDr. Miroslav Prokša, CSc. (Pedagogy Basics)


doc. PaedDr. Klára Velmovská, PhD.
doc. PaedDr. Viera Haverlíková, PhD.
doc. PaedDr. RNDr. Zuzana Haláková, PhD.
doc. RNDr. Štefan Karolčík, PhD.
Related study programs:  Master's study program eaching Physics in combination

This program is offered only in Slovak languages.

Description of the Study Program

Preparation of students of teaching physics in combination in the field of study 38, Teaching and pedagogical sciences within the 1st level of university study is a fundamental prerequisite for continuation at the 2nd level of university study in the relevant field of study and program and for obtaining a full qualification for the teaching profession. The study program is a study of a combination of two disciplines.

Graduates of the 1st degree of university studies (Bc.) in the study program teaching physics in combination are qualified for the profession of teaching assistant, teaching assistant or as yet unqualified teacher at the secondary education level (according to current legislation) and work in school and out-of-school facilities such as support and support staff, event. as lectors.

They have knowledge and experience of education in the pedagogical and psychological disciplines explicitly related to the teaching profession (developmental and educational psychology, educational theory, general didactics, school management), and they can put them into a broader context, connect and apply them in themselves, and practice under the guidance of experienced professionals, training teachers. They understand the connections between education theory and teaching and pedagogical practice. They have acquired skills in using digital technologies in the teaching process and with their application in the teaching of physics.

What to Expect

The study sub-program is designed to form a compact study program with a sub-program to obtain further approval and a general pedagogical basis. Following the traditions of training future physics teachers, the sub-program develops the pedagogical content knowledge - especially the selected knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for a beginning physics teacher. Additional knowledge, skills, and abilities are developed in the subsequent master's degree. The study includes a university physics course for future physics teachers (Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Molecular Physics and Thermodynamics, Waves and Optics, Atomic and Nuclear Physics). This is complemented by subjects developing students' ability to use the means of higher mathematics in physics. Simultaneously with the subjects of the university physics course, there are also subjects synthesizing students' knowledge acquired in secondary and primary school (School physics 1 and 2, School Experiments in Physics). The gradual transition of students from the role of student to the role of the teacher has been realized in the subjects Introduction to School Experiments and Introduction to Didactics of Physics.

The study plan consists of compulsory, optional, and elective subjects. The subjects necessary for fulfilling the set profile of a graduate of physics teaching in combination are included among the compulsory ones.

Final Thesis

With the bachelor's thesis, the student must demonstrate the ability to acquire and use theoretical and practical knowledge independently. The student prepares the final thesis under the guidance of the thesis supervisor. The teachers of the physics teaching sub-program deal with several research tasks in combination and, within the framework of an individual approach to the interests of individual students, offer final theses topics corresponding to the vision of the development of selected aspects of physics education.

Graduates' Career Opportunities

Graduates of the bachelor's study program Teaching and Pedagogical Sciences, the sub-program Teaching Physics in Combination, have employment mainly in the master's study, in which they can obtain the qualification teacher.

At graduation, graduates are ready to hold the positions of teaching assistant (teaching assistant), unqualified teacher (according to applicable legislation), and support and support staff and animator in school and out-of-school facilities. Graduates also find employment in non-formal and informal science education organizations and other organizations to educate employees of these organizations.