Teaching Mathematics in combination
Master's study program
Teacher Training and Education Science
Language of courses:
|Slovak and English|
prof. RNDr. Pavol Zlatoš, PhD.
|Co-Guarantors:||doc. PaedDr. Mária Slavíčková, PhD.|
PaedDr. Peter Vankúš, PhD.
doc. PaedDr. RNDr. Zuzana Haláková, PhD.
doc. RNDr. Štefan Karolčík, PhD.
|Related study programs:||Bachelor's study program Teaching Mathematics in combination|
This program is offered only in Slovak languages.
Description of the Study Program
Graduate of the 2nd level of university study of mathematics teacher training in combination in the field of study 38. Teacher Training and Education Science is qualified to perform the profession of a qualified teacher of approbation subjects of his specialization at the level of lower and upper secondary education. Pursuant to Act no. 138/2019 Coll. §28 is a career pedagogical employee who has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of teaching. He masters the extended content of the disciplines of his specialization, as well as the content of several psychological and pedagogical disciplines. He acquires pedagogical competence during the preparation of the subjects of pedagogical-psychological basis, general and professional didactics of relevant approbation subjects, and during continuous pedagogical practice in each year of 2nd degree of university study to the total extent of at least 10 weeks under the supervision of erudite experts from practice. He manages independent planning and design of teaching in the school classroom, its implementation, and reflection in profile educational areas.
The master's degree program is a natural continuation of the bachelor's program of the same name, its goal is to prepare a fully qualified mathematics teacher for lower and upper secondary education. While the bachelor's degree focuses on mathematical content, the master's degree program emphasizes the didactic side of math teacher training. The graduate is acquainted with the didactic system of mathematics curriculum, with its broader cultural-historical context, has basic pedagogical and psychological knowledge needed to understand psychological aspects of teaching, knows modern didactic methods, can prepare, implement and evaluate educational activities and use digital technologies independently. design and implement the teaching of mathematics at the level of lower and upper secondary education and adapt educational programs to the specific conditions of students, school class and type of school. In addition, the graduate can perform the profession of methodology for teaching specific subjects and subject groups, a civil servant in the field of education in lower and upper secondary schools. However, he/she can also continue in the third degree of university studies.
The conversion master's study program is intended for students who completed their bachelor's studies in the fields of study in mathematics, physics or computer science. Its objectives are the same as those of the non-conversion Master's program Mathematics Teaching in Combination: the preparation of a fully qualified mathematics teacher for lower and upper secondary education. The study program emphasizes the didactic side of mathematics teacher training. The graduate is familiar with the didactic system of the mathematics curriculum, with its broader cultural and historical connections, has the basic pedagogical and psychological knowledge necessary to understand the psychological aspects of teaching, knows modern didactic methods, is able to prepare, implement and evaluate educational activities and appropriately use digital technologies, independently to design and implement the teaching of mathematics at the level of lower and upper secondary education and to adapt educational programs to the specific conditions of pupils, school class and type of school.
What to Expect
The study program is a set of subjects and a set of rules compiled in such a way that successful completion of the subjects while maintaining the above rules allows the student to obtain a university degree. For each study program, a recommended study plan is set, which is compiled so that by completing it, the student meets the conditions for successful completion of studies within its standard length. The creation of the study plan is usually based on the modular (block) principle in order to enable students to continuously adjust the focus within the chosen field of study and expand the scope of the study. The study plan is divided into compulsory, optional, and elective subjects. The subject consists of individual independent educational activities or their combination, which are aimed at providing education in a defined area.
The profile subjects of the study plan are compulsory or optional subjects and the student will acquire the knowledge and skills that are essential for the completion of the study program.
The updating of study programs reflecting the development in the field is realized by elective subjects, which enable the use of the short-term presence of non-faculty experts in the teaching process. The inclusion of several (selective) subjects in the programs is a response to the constructive comments of students and their interest in a particular area.
When creating the study plan, the mission and goals set by the faculty in the field of science and research and in the field of education, which are stated in the Faculty's Long-Term Plan, are taken into account. The study program is prepared in accordance with the needs of the practice and monitors the applicability of graduates.
With the diploma thesis, the student has to demonstrate the ability to independently acquire theoretical and practical knowledge based on the current state of science and creatively apply, use and develop them. The final thesis will be prepared by the student under the guidance of the thesis supervisor. The supervisor of the final thesis will prepare a written report on the final thesis and propose its evaluation. The final work is assessed by the opponent. The opponent will prepare a written report on the final thesis and propose its evaluation.
Examples of successful final theses of our students (only in SK language):
- Čuporáková, Dominika: Finančná gramotnosť na ZŠ
- Tarajová, Lenka: Stratégie riešenia slovných úloh s dôrazom na vizuálne reprezentácie
Graduates' Career Opportunities
At the time of graduation, the graduate is ready to perform the profession of a qualified teacher in the category of a secondary school teacher, secondary school teacher, language school teacher (approbation with foreign languages), employees in church, governmental and non-governmental organizations, in cultural and social facilities. The graduate is a qualified mathematics teacher for lower and upper secondary education. He can also continue in follow-up doctoral studies (in Slovakia or abroad), or work, for example, in ŠPÚ, NÚCEM, methodological centers.