The Faculty of Primary Education is a genuine educational research and methodology center for training primary school teachers, English teachers for primary schools, teachers of German and Bulgarian languages, psychologists for educational institutions as well as social care teachers.
There are 4 departments providing educational process of the Faculty:
– The Department of Educational Technologies of Primary Education;
– The Department of Social Pedagogy, Psychology and Pedagogical Innovations;
– The Department of Mathematics and Methods of its Teaching;
– The Department of Pedagogy.
There are 6 Doctors of Sciences, professors and 24 Candidates of Sciences, associate professors working at these departments. The scholar schools established by professors I. O. Palshkova, I. M. Bohdanova, Z. N. Kurliand, S. O. Skvortsova and others are well-known in Ukraine and abroad. Highly qualified teaching staff of the Faculty facilitate the successful solving of the issues of educational process modernization; improvement of the training of future primary school teachers, social care teachers and psychologists as well as activation of their professional competence, creativity and self-dependence.
There are training of the specialists is carried out in the following fields of study:
• Primary Education, with specialization Psychology;
• Primary Education, with specialization English Language and Literature;
• Social Pedagogy, with specialization Psychology.
The Faculty of Primary Education provides both full-time and part-time studies. Future primary school teachers obtain undergraduate (Bachelor’s, Master’s degrees) and postgraduate education. Postgraduate students and doctoral candidates can gain their degrees in the fields of study: Social Pedagogy and Professional Education.
Graduates receive the qualification of a social care teacher, a practitioner psychologist in educational institutions, orphan homes, children’s health camps, residential treatment centers for juveniles, boarding schools for disabled children, shelters, reception centers, juvenile detention centers.
Amongst the Faculty graduates there are Honored Teachers (V. V. Harmanova, M. I. Moskaliova, H. M. Panova, and others), winners of the contest “Teacher of the Year” (I. V. Buker, Ye. P. Haidai, O. P. Hromik, L. O. Zhdanova. O. V. Lekontseva), educational institutions principals (I. I. Stetsenko, O. R. Hrebenshchikova and others).
Taking into account contemporary requirements to educators, the Faculty is developing and diversifying its specializations, improving and updating its facilities and resources, advancing research and methodological forms of educational process organization.