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It’s often said that teaching is a calling. But it is also a path of continual growth and personal development, which demands hard work but is equally rewarding. PCU School of Education offers progressive learning, centred on teaching practice, and led by skilled and dedicated educators in a supportive environment.

As an English Teacher, you have a passion for language and communication, and the drive to help others to learn and have a voice in the world. You will leave PCU fully qualified to start a career teaching English at Czech state secondary schools and at language schools internationally.

For direct enquiries please contact our School of Education Administrator Lucie Sojková.
Email: lucie.s@praguecityuniversity.cz
Telephone: +420 602 377 000

Bachelor’s
Professional Qualifications

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A supportive environment in which you learn to teach and lead learning.

You will learn how to create engaging content, as well as advanced presentation skills.

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Excursions to cultural institutions introduce you to external resources that will expand your teaching approach.

Our faculty are highly experienced, practical in nature and empathetic to student needs.

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Small class sizes and close mentoring from lecturers allow you to develop new skills and thrive professionally.

A letter from the Dean of the School of Education

The mission of the School of Education at PCU is to prepare students to be professional educators of children, youth and adults, and to become valuable members of today's diverse society. Our primary goal is to equip student teachers with the strategies, knowledge and skills to effectively fulfil this mission. Importantly, our approach is based on a combination of theory and practice of disciplines in applied pedagogy.

The School of Education is a recent development, whose first phase will be broadly determined by the traditions and practices of Akcent College, the (Prague-based) teacher-training establishment incorporated into PCU in 2020.

The Bc. programme prepares our students to teach a foreign language to adults in a modern, lively and effective way. The programme focuses both on English as a specialization and the disciplines related to communication in this language, as well as linguo-didactic training and teaching practice.

In addition, the School of Education offers programmes accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education as part of the Further Education of Teachers (DVVP) project. These enable applicants with existing teaching qualifications to teach English; or (in the case of a Master's degree) to teach English as a foreign language at primary and secondary schools.

Thanks to long-standing cooperation with Akcent International House in Prague, students studying for the Bc. degree at PCU enjoy preferential terms when applying for the Cambridge CELTA certificate, the global standard for teaching English as a foreign language.

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Doc. PhDr. Zdeněk Starý, CSc.
Dean of the School of Education & Rector of Czech Programmes
Prague City University

Practice Makes Perfect

Did you know that teaching practice is a key component of the Bachelor’s programme at PCU? Students receive 480 hours of teaching practice over the three-year programme through staged and progressively more challenging teaching scenarios.

Already in the first semester student teachers begin to test themselves in the classroom, with feedback and constructive guidance given by experienced educators in a friendly environment. Teaching practice takes place in small groups, allowing the student teacher to translate the skills and theory learned in individual modules into reality through actual classroom teaching. Student teachers also have the opportunity to observe expert teachers, and receive in depth feedback and practice strategies, all of which are important factors in their growth as teachers.

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Alumni Profiles

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Michaela Furiaková

I can highly recommend PCU. I specialised in pedagogy and English as a foreign language in combined study. I passed my state exams and was completely prepared for teaching. After obtaining my Bachelor’s degree I pursued my Master’s at UJEP. While studying I started teaching at a grammar school in my home town where I still teach. The School of Education uses new, modern and truly motivating methods. The semesters of didactics were very time consuming, but I used all the materials in class and these methods were extremely useful to me in my follow-up studies at UJEP. I can say with a clear conscience that the School of Education has advanced my teaching skills the most during my career. It was a challenging programme, but incredibly practical and I still remember the content that I studied.

Veronika Nebeská

I spent time in the UK and USA as an au-pair and when I returned to the Czech Republic I began teaching English at a private language school which I didn’t feel properly qualified for. I chose to study English as a foreign language at PCU which hugely advanced my skills and professional career. I was really "forced" to work on my knowledge of English, and on the other subjects connected to language teaching. It wasn’t easy but it definitely improved my abilities not only with speaking and writing but especially in language teaching, which was something that I’ve always dreamed of. I also saw great benefit in the extensive teaching practice that each of us went through and during our studies we also had the possibility to earn a Cambridge International Certificate. Classes take place in a real language school under the guidance of experts and are run in smaller groups which allowed for "closer" contact between the lecturers and students. Now I work as an English teacher at my local primary school. I teach children in age 8-15 which in the time of Covid-19 is very challenging, but I still love it!

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Teacher Profiles

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Květa Suchánková, PhD

Květa has been teaching our programmes on pedagogy, didactics and adult education since 2008. She has also chaired the Department of Pedagogy and Psychology from 2014. Květa’s areas of expertise are general didactics, general pedagogy, and adult education. She studied at Masaryk University in Brno (Mgr. degree in Czech language, social sciences) and subsequently at Charles University in Prague (PhD in Pedagogy). Květa specializes in development of didactic competencies of lecturers to adults and teachers of pre-school and school education. She has more than 20 years of experience in private and public educational institutions as a teacher, lecturer, consultant and as a school principal.

Gregor Kalinowski, PhD

Gregor teaches literature, theory and academic writing on the English as a Second Language programme. He holds Master’s degrees in Modern Literature and European Philosophy and a PhD in English from the University of Kent in Canterbury. His main research interest is modernist and late modernist literature, focusing especially on Kafka. He has published on Kafka in peer-reviewed journals such as The German QuarterlySubStance and Comparative Literature. Gregor also has a background in language-teaching and teacher-training and has been a CELTA tutor for over ten years.

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