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MASTER'S STUDY OF PRESCHOOL EDUCATION AND EDUCATION


The Department of Preschool Education at the Faculty of Islamic Pedagogy at the University of Zenica was established in the academic year 2008/2009, in parallel with the intensive development of preschool education in Bosnia and Herzegovina, i.e. with the adoption of the new Law on Preschool Education, according to which preschool education is mandatory for a year days before starting school.

In ac. 2016/17. In 2008, the Department of Preschool Education organized and conducted undergraduate and master's studies.

The goal of the master's (II cycle) study at the Department of Preschool Education is to upgrade the knowledge acquired during the first cycle of preschool education and to ensure vertical transfer for students who have completed the three-year (180 ECTS points) I cycle of studies at the Department of Preschool Education and education, but also to students of other study groups who have the desire to improve their skills in the field of early childhood education.

The tasks of the study are to ensure a stimulating and rich environment for early and preschool education in which:

  • apply developmentally and functionally appropriate individual and group activities, coordinated with the specific needs, interests and abilities of children (regardless of whether they are children with developmental difficulties, gifted children or children with average development);
  • create, implement and evaluate specialized artistic, language, kinesiology and other programs for children of early and preschool age, adapted to different institutional contexts of early and preschool upbringing and education, in accordance with the specific needs of families and children;
  • use appropriate modern technologies, media and other didactic means (including technology, media and means adapted to the needs of children with developmental difficulties);
  • practices professional ethical action based on contemporary pedagogical concepts that describe the educator as a reflective practitioner;
  • implement and evaluate contemporary concepts of theories, models and philosophies of early and preschool education in different institutional contexts;
  • achieves complex communication and cooperation of all participants in early and preschool education;
  • develop interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary teams focused on working together to improve early and preschool education;
  • create and lead scientific and professional evaluation projects of early and preschool education;
  • promotes the practice of active participation of educators in the creation of policy in the field of early and preschool upbringing and education with an understanding of the meaning of its development potential.

The Master's study at the Department of Preschool Education lasts two academic years, i.e. IV semester, during which students earn 120 ECTS points.

After completing the second cycle of studies, the student obtains a diploma stating that he has fulfilled all the prescribed conditions for obtaining an academic title and professional title:  master of preschool education / Eng. Master of Preschool Education.

Management of the Department

Head of Department: Prof. Ph.D. Izet Pehlić <>

The Master's study at the Department of Preschool Education lasts two academic years, i.e. IV semester, during which students earn 120 ECTS points.

After completing the second cycle of studies, the student obtains a diploma stating that he has fulfilled all the prescribed conditions for obtaining an academic title and professional title:  master of preschool education / Eng. Master of Preschool Education.

During the master's degree, students develop the following general competencies:

  • knowledge and application of appropriate methods of research and development of early childhood education practices;
  • the ability to take responsibility for personal professional development and learning through evaluation and reflection of one's own work (experiential learning, interviews, supervision);
  • leadership and organizational skills;
  • establishment of cooperative relations with users of kindergarten services and other communication groups;
  • ability to research and transfer knowledge into practice;
  • development of new knowledge and strengthening of understanding in the field of early childhood education;
  • acting in accordance with ethical norms and the professional code;
  • the ability to participate in an interdisciplinary team and communicate with all subjects involved in the educational process (with children, adolescents, parents and practitioners);
  • reflecting and evaluating the existing educational practice and identifying unused opportunities for increasing its quality;
  • development of high cognitive abilities associated with the creation of new knowledge.

During the second cycle of studies, students develop the following specific competencies:

  • the ability to collaboratively solve educational problems in different social and educational contexts;
  • the ability to adapt practice to the specifics of the early educational context;
  • development of knowledge and understanding in the field of early education;
  • the ability to reflect and articulate values and attitudes that correspond to a certain practice;
  • the ability to use research in the field of early childhood education to create an alternative, different practice;
  • the possibility of conducting practice in the direction of intercultural dialogue;
  • ability to integrate different curricular areas;
  • deep understanding of the theory of development, management and assessment of work in public education - in kindergarten;
  • the ability to organize and manage public institutions - kindergartens.

To view the Curriculum and program of the master's study at the Department of Preschool Education, click here HERE.

CONTACT

Bilmišće, Zenica 72000

Switchboard: +387 (0)32 402 919

Dean's Office: +387 (0)32 245 434

Student: +387 (0)32 243 392

Fax: +387 (0)32 402 919

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Faculty of Islamic Pedagogy

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