Fakultet pedagoških nauka

FAKULTET PEDAGOŠKIH NAUKA UNIVERZITETA U KRAGUJEVCU, JAGODINA Milana Mijalkovića 14, 35000 Jagodina, Tel/Faks: +381 (0)35 8223-805, Tel: +381 (0)35 8222-262

Bachelor of Arts in Preschool Teacher Education

Level of study programme: Undergraduate academic studies, first degree higher education

Duration: Eight semesters – four years

Study programme pre-requisites: Four-year secondary education, entrance examination. Preliminary testing of speech, musical and physical abilities (eliminatory).

Written entrance examination in mother tongue and literature, and general knowledge.

Mode of study programme delivery:  Blended learning

Study program objectives and description of the program:  The study program Preschool Teacher Education lasts eight semesters, i.e. four school years and equates 240 ECTS credits.

The program has all elements provided by the Law on Higher Education and standards for accreditation of study programs and levels of study. The type of study and the outcomes of the learning process are in line with the Law on the National Qualifications Framework of the Republic of Serbia. The main purpose of the program is the education of highly professional educational staff in the field of preschool education.

The study program qualifies successful graduates with scientific qualification in educational theory about childhood, learning and development of children at an early age and practice in order to perform professional work in the field of preschool education.

Students enroll in the first year of study after taking the entrance exam announced by the University of Kragujevac, and conducted publicly by the Faculty of Education in Jagodina. They are admitted based on secondary school achievements and the entrance exam results.

Successful graduates can continue their studies at the level of master’s academic studies.

The curriculum of the program contains 36 compulsory courses and 53 elective courses. Students can choose two elective courses in the first and third years, while in the second and fourth years they can choose three elective courses.

In each year of study, students have an internship. In the first year the internship lasts two weeks and equates 3 ECTS credits, while in the second, third and fourth year, the internship lasts 4 weeks with 6 ECTS credits.

Teaching includes lectures, exercises, consultations and mentoring. Special attention is given to individual work with students during consultations and mentoring. The visits of experts, which the Faculty periodically organizes within workshops and conferences contribute to the quality of teaching.


1. Serbian Language
2. Elementary Mathematical Concepts
3. English  for Specific Purposes
4. German  for Specific Purposes
5. Sociology
6. Communication Science
7. Developmental Psychology
8. Introduction to Pedagogy
9. Introduction to Literary Studies
10. Performing Arts and Crafts
11. Natural Sciences
12. Physical Education and Elementary Games
13. German Language
14. Development of Children’s Motor Skills
15. Rhetorical and Communication Skills
16. Drawing and Painting
17. Performing Skills 1
18. Software and Web Tools
19. History of Culture and Art
20. Integrated Practice 1
21. English for Academic Purposes
22. German for Academic Purposes
23. Children’s Literature
24. Children’s Early Development and Learning
25. Interaction and Communication in Eearly Childhood Education
26. Preschool Pedagogy
27. Methodology of Education 1
28. Informatics
29. Methodology of Informatics
30. Basics of Visual Art
31. Music Education
32. Quire1
33. Graphics
34. Basics of Anthropomotorics
35. Media Literacy
36. Sociology of Education
37. Performing Skills 2
38. Comprehension of Emotions
39. Logic
40. Digital Literacy
41. Biological Basis of Human Behavior
42. General Hygiene
43. Integrated Practice 2
44. Methodology of Pedagogical Research
45. Inclusive Education
46. Ethics
47. Methodology of Education 2
48. Methodology of Environmental Education
49. Methodology of Developing Initial Mathematical Concepts
50. Methodology of Teaching Music
51. Methodology of Teaching Arts
52. Methodology of Teaching Physical Education
53. Performing Skills 3
54. Art Techniques
55. Integrated Language Skills 1 (English – Level B2)
56. Integrated Language Skills 1 (German – Level B2)
57. Introduction to the History of Serbian Literature 1
58. Visual Presentation of Information and Data
59. Methodology of Teaching Digital Literacy
60. Quire 2
61. Form Theory
62. Corrective Gymnastics
63. Integrated Language Skills 1 (English – Level C1)
64. Integrated Language Skills 1 (German – Level C1)
65. Integrated Practice 3
66. Family Pedagogy
67. Methodology Practicum of Speech Development
68. Methodology Practicum of Environment
69. Methodology Practicum of Development of Initial Mathematical Concepts
70. Methodology Practicum of Music
71. Methodology Practicum of Arts
72. Methodology Practicum of Sport Education
73. Analysis of the Work of Art
74. Creating Didactic Materials
75. Introduction to the History of Serbian Literature 2
76. Applied Arts
77. Quire 3
78. Methodology of Teaching English to Young Learners
79. Methodology of Teaching German to Young Learners
80. Skiing Theory and Methodology
81. Drama and Dramatization
82. Ecology
83. Quire 4
84. Methodology Practicum of Teaching English to Young Learners
85. Methodology Practicum of Teaching German to Young Learners
86. Swimming Theory and Methodology
87. Organization of Cultural Activities
88. Project Approach in Education
89. Didactic Tools in the Development of Initial Mathematical Concepts
90. Philosophy of Education
91. Final Practice