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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).

Pedagogy in Kindergarten and Early Stage Education

Graduate profile (acquired competences and skills)

Graduates of Pedagogy in Kindergarten and Early Stage Education has gained deep and extended knowledge of pedagogy, history, philosophy, sociology and psychology, along with advanced professional knowledge, which is indispensable to undertake a wide range of activities, including understanding and interpreting social reality with regard to processes connected with care, education, and upbringing. They have been thoroughly prepared in terms of acquiring theoretical assumptions and practical application to fulfil teacher’s roles in kindergartens, primary schools (forms I-III) and other educational institutions. They have mastered a foreign language at B2+ as set forth in the European Framework of Reference for Languages and have also studied this language for specific purposes in their field of study. Graduates are awarded the professional title of Master and are ready to plan, organise and conduct didactic and upbringing activities, realise work related to care and assistance, and organise community groups. Practical forms of classes have prepared graduates to use extensive interpersonal skills, communicative competence and competences necessary to run workshops, which are crucial in educational work, designing their own professional career based on a critical assessment of acquired knowledge and skills, and in giving  their pupils directions for life-long learning. They are also able to apply the project-based method and advanced information and communication technologies in their pedagogical work. They are equipped with a skill to solve complex and unusual problems and perform a variety of tasks, also under conditions which cannot be entirely predicted, as well as to take decisions independently. They are ready to develop professionally, fulfil their roles responsibly, and perform their social duties. By completing this study programme, graduates acquire qualifications which prepare them to practice the profession of the teacher (that is the teacher of kindergarten and early stage education – forms I-III of the primary school) pursuant to the Regulation of the Minister of Science and Education on the educational standard for the practice of teaching professions of 25 July 2019 (consolidated text of the Polish Journal of Laws of 2021, item 890, as amended on 6 September 2022; the Polish Journal od Laws – item 1872). Prospective employment might be teaching posts in kindergartens and primary schools, along with other educational institutions and pedagogical centres. Graduates of this field of study can be employed as kindergarten teachers, early stage education teachers (forms I-III of the primary school), carers in nurseries and children’s clubs, and educators in care and upbringing centres.

Second-cycle degree in Pedagogy

Graduate profile (acquired competences and skills)

Graduates of Pedagogy have gained the knowledge, skills and social competences consistent with level VII of the Polish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education. They have developed interdisciplinary knowledge (among other things, in the field of pedagogy, psychology and sociology) and have been methodologically prepared to perform professional tasks in dynamically changing socio-cultural conditions. They have acquired the knowledge how to use information and communication technologies at an advanced level to carry out professional activities. Having developed their critical thinking skills and social competences in the course of their studies, graduates can analyse the socio-educational reality around them and conduct a reflective evaluation of their professional workshop. Graduates of this field of study have been equipped with necessary practical knowledge how to plan, perform and evaluate pedagogical tasks both when educating individuals and groups. Having completed two terms of studies, students start a specialisation-oriented study programmes which are chosen by them according to their individual range of interests. They can choose between the block of subjects related to care and upbringing pedagogy and another one related to social prevention. The first block of elective subjects enables students to become more knowledgeable about providing emotional support, solving conflicts, assisting in the educational process of children, adolescents and adults,  family work methodology and predicting chances and threats resulting from the use of the latest technologies. What characterises these graduates is that they have obtained practical experience to provide help in untypical situations which appear among participants of care and upbring relationships. They are ready to solve work-related problems, self-develop their interpersonal skills and work in teams. The main aim of educating future graduates of care and upbringing pedagogy is creating professional staff who will carry out tasks of supporting care and upbringing roles of family environments in a responsible and ethical way.