Free studies, scholarship, and educational power
Although it sounds as a slogan, studies at the School of Education of Polish-American Freedom Foundation and University of Warsaw are unique. First of all, unique is the program of studying. It is focused not only on effective subject didactics in the area of Polish, math, history and social sciences, and biology and life sciences. Equally important are issues in the area or psychology and education, and those related to self-development. Counteracting educational exclusion, working with students with special needs and in a class composed of various groups of students, formative assessment, teamwork, cooperation with other teachers and parents, preventing professional burnout – it is hard to imagine that modern, satisfied teacher can lack knowledge and tools in these areas.
Additionally, the courses are run in full-time formula. That is so for a good reason: students can participate not only in academic classes but also in everyday practical classes at schools that allow to check new skills and didactic tools on the ongoing basis.
The 10-month course is free of any charge; each student can apply for a free of charge room at the UW hall of residence, and a scholarship of PLN 1,500-2,500 monthly. And it is not only an incentive. Thanks to PAFF which considers education as one of the most important areas of development, each year scholarships go to ca. 90 per cent students of the School of Education.
Who are courses at the School of Education addressed to?
Courses at the School of Education are addressed to holders of MA/MSc degrees who want to be teachers of one of the following subjects:
- Polish language
- biology and life sciences
- history and social sciences
Eligible to study at SE are both those who already have their teaching license, and those who are not very experiences in working with children and young people. It is important that apart from diploma in their subject, the candidates must feel the need to develop and share their knowledge and be ready for a 10-month-long educational adventure in Warsaw.
‘Education gives us incredible power to equal opportunities and reach the top. All recognized surveys show that the most important element of the system of education are professional, empathetic, and inspiring teachers. We want to train such teachers and we know how to do that,’ director of School of Education Prof. Jolanta Sujecka-Zając says. She also points to renown institutions the school staff cooperates with. School of Education develops its program in cooperation with experts of University of Warsaw, University of Vancouver, and Teachers College, Columbia University, New York which is considered one of the nest teacher training centers in the world.
The new academic year will start in August. Detailed information on enrollment, including formal requirements and enrollment calendar can be found HERE.