Department of Education


The main objective of the Department of Education at the Faculty of Education, Charles University in Prague is to prepare teachers and educators for all types of lower and higher secondary schools. The structure of study programmes follows the European Union’s Bologna Declaration, studies are divided into a 3-year B.A. programme (180 ECTS) and a 2-year M.A. programme (120 ECTS). Graduates of the M.A. programme achieve fully-qualified status as teachers. Our department guarantees general educational preparation for students in almost all study programs offered by the Faculty of Education.

The Department of Education, respectively, offers study programs in Pedagogy (B.A., M.A.), Health Education (B.A., M.A.), Leasure Time Education (B.A.) and Vocational Training (B.A.). Pedagogy and Health Education can be studied in combination with another Humanities, Sciences or Arts subject. The department is strongly involved in teachers´ Life Long Learning and Continuous Professional Development programmes.

Courses taught in English

Final State Examination in Educational Science and Psychology (M.A. program in Secondary School Teacher Education):

Exam topics valid for students who started their studies in 2021 and later.

Exam topics valid for students who started their studies before 2021.


The research interests of the department’s academic staff contribute into the individual areas of the B.A. and M.A. study programmes and combine theory and practical application. The main research focus lies within the fields of social pedagogy and teaching profession. Staff members of our department have been members of various international teams.

International Cooperation

International cooperation at the department, besides Research cooperation, includes also Student and staff exchange.
The department has developed links with educational departments in several countries within the framework of the LLP ERASMUS programme.

Contact Persons

Stanislav Bendl (head of the department)
Jiří Prokop (Erasmus coordinator)
Hana Voňková (lecturer, researcher)
Karolina Duschinská (international project coordinator)