Teaching of Subjects Biology

This study program must be combined with one of the following study programs:

  • Faculty of Arts and Letters - Teaching the subjects of English language and literature
  • Faculty of Arts and Letters - Teaching of Subjects of Philosophy
  • Faculty of Arts and Letters - Teaching the subjects of History
  • Faculty of Arts and Letters - Teaching the subjects of Slovak language and literature
  • Faculty of Education - Teaching of Subjects Geography
  • Faculty of Education - Music teacher (in combination)
  • Faculty of Education - Teaching of Subjects of Informatics
  • Faculty of Education - Teaching of the Subjects of Mathematics
  • Faculty of Education - Teaching of Religious Studies
  • Faculty of Education - teacher of Italian language and literature (in combination)
  • Faculty of Education - Art teacher (in combination)

The scope of the study programme follows from the fields of study 1.1.1 Teaching of academic subjects and 4.2.1 Biology. A student of the Master's degree is eligible to teach the subjects of his/her specialisation at the second level of primary and secondary schools. The student is able to keep abreast of new findings in rapidly developing disciplines (molecular biology, genetics, taxonomy at the molecular level, ecology) and incorporate them into the teaching process. The student has acquired the most important knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for teaching academic subjects for II. Grade Elementary and Secondary School in Biology. The student is competent to expand his/her knowledge and skills in his/her specialty on a lifelong basis.



Prospects of graduates

Graduate profile and other information about the study programme is available at:

https://www.ku.sk/fakulty-katolickej-univerzity/pedagogicka-fakulta/studium/magisterske-studijne-programy.html



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Conditions of admission

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:


- for the study programme Teaching for Primary Education, the basic condition of admission is the completion of a Bachelor's degree in the study programme Preschool and Elementary Education;
- for the study programme Teaching of Physical Education (single subject/combined), the basic condition of admission is the completion of the same Bachelor's/Master's degree programme;
- for the study programme Special Education and Pedagogy of the Mentally Handicapped, graduates of the Bachelor's degree in the study programmes Special Education and Pedagogy of the Mentally Handicapped, Special Education combined with Counselling, Special Education combined with Specialisation may apply;
- for other study programmes graduation from the same or a related Bachelor's/Master's degree programme (definition of related study programmes: https://www.minedu.en/ );
- commitment to respect the Catholic spirit of the university and the faculty;
- for the teaching study programmes in art education, music education and musical arts (piano, organ or solo singing), the successful completion of the talent test is also a condition (see the section on talent tests);
- other study programmes - no talent test;
- those applicants who best meet the established conditions for admission to the study will be admitted to the study;
- all applicants who, during their bachelor's studies, had an overall grade in the state final examination at the bachelor's level of study (Bc.) "E - good", the content of the entrance examinations for individual study programmes:
▪ Economics and business management - oral entrance interview in selected areas of economics and management,
▪ Teaching geography (combined) - written test, which will include questions from physical and human geography,
▪ Teaching for primary education - written test aimed at determining the level of knowledge of the applicant: Slovak language and literature (language and literacy - within the scope of the PEP Bachelor's degree) and mathematics (basics of arithmetic, geometry and logic - within the scope of the PEP Bachelor's degree),
▪ Teaching of computer science - oral admission interview consisting of selected areas of computer science within the scope of the theses at BC. State exam in computer science and compilation of a program in Python,
▪ Teaching of Russian language and literature (combined) - the entrance exam is held in oral form in Russian language. The candidate answers two questions: on the theory of the Russian language (phonetics, grammar, lexicology), on the history of Russian literature (up to the end of the 19th century).
▪ Teacher of Italian Language and Literature (combined) - the entrance exam is held in oral form in Italian. The candidate answers two questions: on the theory of the Italian language (phonetics, grammar), on the history of Italian literature (up to the end of the 19th century).
▪Teaching of Biology (combined) - an admission interview in which the prerequisites for the Master's degree will be verified, focusing on a professional general overview of Biology in the scope I.
▪ Teaching of Religious Education (combined) - a written test within the scope of the theses for the Bachelor's State Examination in Teaching of Religious Education (combined) in the areas of Biblical Theology, History of the Church, Moral Theology and Systematic Theology. Successful completion of the admission procedure is conditional on successfully answering at least 60% of the questions in the test.
▪ Physical Education Teaching - oral examination in the theory of physical education didactics and gymnastic routine (forward roll, backward roll, fly roll, handstand, handstand, standing on the shoulder blades)
▪ Social Work - the subject of the examination is the content of the courses Social Policy, Theories of Social Work, Client Groups in Social Work, and Fundamentals of Methodology and Statistics in Social Work.
▪ Special Education and Pedagogy of the Mentally Handicapped - take an oral examination of knowledge in two strands: special education foundations and history of special education and pedagogy of the mentally handicapped (detailed strands on the department website).
▪ Mathematics teaching (combined) - an oral admission interview focused on an overview of mathematics within the scope of the theses of the bachelor's degree in mathematics combined, during which the prerequisites for the master's degree will be verified.
The ranking of applicants will be based on the following rules:
▪ The ranking of applicants will be based on the results achieved in the bachelor's degree (the average of the state examination).
▪ In the case of talent exams, the ranking will be calculated as follows: 50% for the results in the bachelor's degree and 50% for the talent exam.
▪ If a greater number of applicants meet the admission requirements for a given study programme, those applicants who have demonstrated the highest level of aptitude for the study according to the admission requirements will be admitted.
▪ If a greater number of applicants meet the admission requirements for a given study programme, those applicants who have demonstrated the highest level of aptitude for the study will be admitted.



Additional information

Accredited Master's degree programmes:

Standard length of study:
- in full-time form 2 years
- in external form 2 years
Degree awarded: Master (Mgr.)



Coordinator for students with specific needs

University Coordinator for Students with Specific Needs:

Mgr. Katarína Markovičová, PhD., KU Counselling Centre, Hrabovská cesta 1, 034 01 Ružomberok
Students with specific needs are advised to contact the KU Counselling Centre (poradna@ku.sk) in order to obtain qualified information about the demands and conditions of study well in advance of applying for university studies.



General information on the admission exam

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE ADMISSION PROCESS

If an applicant wishes to apply for more than one programme of study, he/she must apply for each programme of study separately.
The following must be attached to the application form:

- Curriculum Vitae;
- Certified copy of the diploma and the Bachelor's degree certificate;
- Proof of payment of the application fee, which should be pasted on the 3rd page of the application form. Without proof of payment, the application will not be registered. The admission fee is non-refundable!;
- the applicant for the study programme Teaching for Primary Education shall submit a medical certificate of the ability to take physical education without limitations and a certificate from a professional employee - speech therapist that the applicant does not have impaired communication skills ;
- the applicant for the study programme Teaching for Physical Education shall also submit a medical certificate of medical fitness;
- an applicant for the study programme Special Education and Education of the Mentally Handicapped shall submit with his/her application for studies a certificate from a speech therapist stating that he/she has correct pronunciation and that he/she does not have any kind of impaired communication skills;
- samples of medical certificates of medical/speech competence are available at: https://www.ku.sk/fakulty-katolickej-university/pedagogicka-fakulta/uchadzac/prijimacie-konanie.html
- applicants who require specific conditions for health reasons shall inform the faculty of this when submitting their application;
- in the case of applicants who have obtained their first degree abroad, a decision on the recognition of the foreign document of education for academic purposes (for more information, see the website of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic: https://www.minedu.sk/ in the section Recognition of education documents).
Confirmation of application registration and information on the further process in the admission procedure will be sent to applicants in writing. In the event of a low number of applicants for the study of teaching in one of the subject combinations, the faculty will propose applicants to study in other combinations.



Form of entrance exam

TALENT TRIALS:

Talent examinations are held on the following dates:

▪Music Education 29.4.2024
▪Music Arts 29.4.2024
▪Art Education 28.5.2024

Music Education Talent Examination consists of a practical section and an interview with the candidate. Skills and knowledge of at least undergraduate level are required. For more information see: https://khkurk.wixsite.com/katedra/talentove-skusky

The Music Arts Talent Examination consists of a practical section and an interview with the candidate. A minimum of Bachelor's level skills and knowledge are required. For more information see: https://khkurk.wixsite.com/katedra/talentove-skusky
The Art Talent Examination consists of two parts: theoretical and practical. Theoretical knowledge is demonstrated in the Art History exam, which focuses on historical or contemporary issues in the visual arts. The practical exam consists of active creative work, which is carried out in each studio, i.e. the studio of intermedia, design and craft, surface art disciplines, spatial art disciplines. The candidate will take a practical examination on a topic that is announced at the time of the entrance examination. The practical examination includes a presentation of a portfolio from each art studio.



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    31.03.2024

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted
50


Additions
  • leaving certificate (paper form, electronic form)
  • CV (paper form, electronic form)


Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: cost free

The fee for admission procedure
application form: 40 €
E-application form: 40 €

Billing information

Fee for material support for admission:

Paper application form

Amount: 40,- €
IBAN: SK86 8180 0000 0070 0022 4305
variable symbol: 1300501904
specific symbol:
For citizens of the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic it represents
the birth number without a slash.
Other nationals do not fill in the specific symbol, but enter the name, surname, study programme in the note for the
recipient.
Note for the
recipient:
name, surname, study programme;
[Optional for citizens of the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic.]

Electronic application form*

Amount: 40,- €
IBAN, variable and
specific symbol:
The payment order will be generated by the KU electronic application form:
https://e-prihlaska.ku.sk/
*The electronic application form will become valid only after sending the generated electronic application form
in paper form together with all the documents in accordance with the instructions for the admission
procedure.

Foreign payment:
Name of the intermediary bank: ŠTÁTNA POKLADNICA, Radlinského 32, 810 05 Bratislava 15
IBAN: SK86 8180 0000 0070 0022 4305
BIC: SPSRSKBA
Payment recipient: Katolícka univerzita v Ružomberku,
Faculty of Education, Hrabovská cesta 1A
034 01 Ružomberok

Annual tuition fee in accordance with the Rector's Directive on the amount of tuition fees and fees associated with studies at the Catholic University of Ružomberok.

The number of admitted students for the academic year 2024/2025 may be adjusted according to the interest in studies and according to the possibilities of the PF KU.

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Detail of the study program

 
 
The first three years of your studies could be funded by a scholarship of up to €9,000. More information

Detail of the study program

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