Nowy rok akademicki w Szkole Edukacji PAFW i UW
New academic year at the PAFF and UW School of Education

On August 21, 2017, the ceremony of 2017/18 academic year inauguration was held at the PAFF and UW School of Education. The School prepares graduates of Polish studies and mathematics to be professional teachers. During one year of intensive studying, they improve their subject and pedagogical knowledge.

Koniec pierwszego roku w SE PAFW i UW
End of the first year at the PAFF and UW School of Education

The first academic year at the PAFF and UW School of Education has ended. Over the year, the students were learning how to be ever better teachers and educators and what methods of teaching they can use. On June 22 they received their diplomas and each of them told about one educational issue that was important for them.

Trwa rekrutacja na praktyczne studia dla nauczycieli
Enrollment to the teacher training studies combined with getting practice is on

Polish school does not need any reform as much as it needs well trained teachers. And that was the purpose of setting up the School of Education, that is a full-time post-graduate course for future teachers of Polish or mathematics. The program of the course was prepared in cooperation with the Teachers College, Columbia University. And now enrollment to the School is on. The future teachers have also an opportunity to get a scholarship.

The School of Education of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation and the University of Warsaw is a new initiative aimed at preparing candidates to teacher profession. Over first years of its operation, the School is to educate Polish language and math teachers. Starting from the 2016/17 academic year, the School offers a one-year full-time postgraduate studies that closely combines theory with practice.


The School of Education was established thanks to the engagement and cooperation of PAFF, University of Warsaw, Foundation for Quality Education and Center for Citizenship Education.


The innovative curriculum, carried out in an unprecedented in Poland format of daily postgraduate studies, has been developed in cooperation with a prestigious teacher training institution – Teachers College, Columbia University.


Prior to launching its operation, the School of Education recruited staff; 13 people out of 160 applying were selected. They include experienced educators, the Ministry of Education experts and consultants, the University of Warsaw and Jagiellonian University academic teachers, as well as doctoral students and doctors.


The offer of the School of Education is addressed to graduates of studies in Polish language or mathematics. The current, pilot edition (academic year 2015/16) is participated by 22 students. The School of Education graduates will obtain the teacher license required to be entitled to work in elementary, junior high and high schools.


Students have both academic classes as well as teaching practice at schools. Teaching practice is the key part of the curriculum, and experience gained in this way is discussed on an ongoing basis. The School of Education is responsible for the quality of the teaching practice and it cooperates with a network of carefully selected, Warsaw-based schools.


The first edition of the studies is free of charge for students. Applicants also have an opportunity to take advantage of the scholarship offer prepared for them, which, among other costs, covers subsidies for accommodation in Warsaw.


The PAFF and UW School of Education plans to open the Alumni Office offering long-term support to graduates, including, wherever possible, assistance in finding employment as teachers.


The School of Education is located in the UW Center of New Technologies building in Warsaw. The Program Manager on behalf of PAFF is the Foundation for Quality Education, established for that purpose by PAFF three years ago. In November 2015, the Foundation for Quality Education and the University of Warsaw established a joint institution, the Center for Innovations and Educational Research. The Center will develop two components: research and didactic, the PAFF and UW School of Education being part of it.


Program Manager:
The Foundation for Quality Education

ul. Banacha 2C, 02-097 Warszawa
tel. (22) 55 43 790, (22) 55 43 789
Program website:  


Responsible within PAFF:
Marianna Hajdukiewicz (Program Director)