Characterization of the study
The master programme is predominantly aimed at the special preparation of teachers of chemistry. The programme involves range of pedagogical and psychological disciplines and other subjects extending teacher´s qualifications in education of natural sciences. Part of chemistry branch follows-up to expert chemical knowledge and skills of student already obtained in the course of bachelor study. The programme focuses on further expert development of students as well as on their abilities to transfer chemical knowledge to understanding level of secondary school students, on ability of effective work using suitable methods and tools of didactics.
Character of graduate’s profile
Graduate is completely qualified teacher of chemistry for all types of secondary school and the 2nd stage of elementary schools. Education is based on knowledge and skills of principal chemical disciplines (general and inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry) as well as good information about laboratory techniques. Pedagogical, psychological, and didactical disciplines (especially didactics of chemistry) as well as current and continuous pedagogical practices represent the important part of the teachers study.
Graduate of the study programme is also qualified to work with dangerous substances, is able to work with information databases, is well informed about special literature and about processing of data, can effectively use information technologies, can present results of work in foreign language (English). Graduates assert themselves predominantly as an chemistry teacher at the secondary and elementary schools. However, with regard to the range of obtained skills they are able to assert themselves in other branches. Graduate is also able to study in the doctoral programmes aimed at didactics of chemistry or other similar branch.