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