PWSZ na Facebooku PWSZ na Instagramie PWSZ na Spotify PWSZ na YouTube Helpdesk

Institute of Pedagogy

Institute Authorities

Head of the Institute of Pedagogy: PhD Monika Kościelniak

Contact details:

4th floor, Room 522

+48 (65) 525 01 36 

Deputy Head of the Institute of Pedagogy: Preschool and Early School Pedagogy Coordinator: MA Tomasz Dyrdół

Contact details:

4th floor, Room 521 

+48 (65) 529 60 78 

Coordinator for Pedagogy, second-cycle degree programme: MA Małgorzata Siama

Contact details:

4th floor, Room 519

+48 (65) 529 60 79 

Philology Coordinator: MA Karolina Pawlak

4 floor, Room 520

+ 48 (65) 525 01 46  

Fields of Study:

Pedagogy, uniform long-cycle (Master) programme


Graduate profile: Pedagogy

Specialisation: Rehabilitation and Penitentiary Pedagogy 

A second-cycle degree graduate in pedagogy has obtained advanced and extended knowledge of pedagogy, philosophy, sociology and psychology, which is indispensable to understand and interpret social reality, the process of upbringing and caretaker’s work in particular, and to plan their own professional development.

 A rehabilitation and penitentiary pedagogy graduate is a specialist worker equipped with extensive competencies in interpersonal communication, building positive relationships with people they take care of, respecting personal dignity of another person, readiness for teamwork, autonomy, applying diagnostic tools, enriching and mastering their knowledge in respect of practical activities, developing their own methodological workshop, reflecting on their own professional role, innovative pedagogical actions, evaluating processes related to upbringing and caretaking.

The graduate is extensively knowledgeable about social maladjustment, social pathology prevention and about how individuals and social groups function in various upbringing environments, educational institutions, caretaking and upbringing institutions, and institutions specialising in rehabilitation and social therapy in particular. They can diagnose causes and mechanisms of proceeding with people with behavioural disorders and social maladjustment.

The graduate is prepared to design and conduct activities for children, teenagers and adults (in families, educational centres and assistance centres, and in local environments) to prevent any negative influence of their environment and social exclusion.

A rehabilitation and penitentiary pedagogy graduate might work as a streetworker, family assistant, family educational councellor, court probation officer, educational councellor and tutor in institutions specialising in rehabilitation and social therapy.

The graduate is prepared to responsibly fulfil professional roles in various institutions, including: youth upbringing centres, school youth shelters, school youth centres of social therapy, social therapy clubrooms, community centres, educational groups, training and education centres of Polish Voluntary Labour Corps, courts – as probation officers, for the police, city guard, customs, and border guard, in caretaking and upbringing centres, prisons, detention facilities, juvenile correctional facilities, youth shelters, and other institutions established to execute tasks related to social therapy, rehabilitation and preventing social pathology in the open community, in associations and organisations which specialise in the prevention and rehabilitation of children, teenagers and adults, at schools (while providing specialist pedagogical and psychological support).

The graduate is fluent in a foreign language at B2+ of the Council of Europe Common European Framework of Reference for Languages along with a foreign language for specific purposes in pedagogy. A second-cycle degree graduate in pedagogy is awarded the professional title of Master and is prepared to continue their education in third-cycle degree programmes (doctoral studies) and postgraduate studies. By completing this practice-oriented study programme, its graduates gain pedagogical qualifications.

This study programme equips its graduates with pedagogical credentials which allow them to take up educational posts in educational institutions (including schools, school boarding houses, halls of residence, pedagogical and psychological counselling centres).

This study programme prepares its graduates to work as teachers (teachers and educational councellors, pursuant to the Minister of Science and Higher Education Regulation on the educational standard stipulating requirements for the practice of teaching professions of 25 July 2019).