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Teacher Training Faculty

The impressive building complex that hosts the Teacher Training Faculty is situated in the centre of the dynamically developing town of Kecskemét, and is easily accessible by car and public transport. Our practice teaching facilities: Petőfi Sándor Practice Primary school and Kindergarten (affiliated with John von Neumann university).

The training structure involving the whole scale of the education of young children compiles the almost hundred-year old tradition of training preschool and primary school teachers in Kecskemét and the latest theoretical and practical means of preparation for modern education. 

Our mission is to educate teachers so that they are thoroughly trained and prepared for their profession and have a good understanding of different teaching methodologies. Our core values include humanism, community development, the preservation of traditions, an advanced cultivation of sciences and arts, and professional commitment.

Compared to training programmes with a similar profile, our Faculty offers the highest proportion of practical training. We have a Practice School and Kindergarten closely cooperating with the theoretical part of the training and supplementing it to enhance the best possible preparation, and to provide individual and collective practice opportunities. Within these facilities, teacher trainees have the opportunity to work with highly qualified primary school teachers and kindergarten teachers who possess vast experience and, more often than not, special expertise and degrees. In addition to grounding their professional expertise, students can also try modern, innovative methods, while also participating in research and methodological projects. Several of our graduates have returned and joined us to teach theory or practice.

Our Faculty embarked on a unique educational adventure in Hungary when it launched its teacher-training partnership scheme in September 2019. The Faculty of Teacher Education at John von Neumann Uni­versity signed a cooperation agreement with the Local Educational Authorities in Cegléd and Kecskemét to provide a unique opportunity for primary school teacher trainees to continue their degree course studies while having the option of working part-time as teaching assistants at local schools (for 100,000 HUF per month before deductions). This scheme enables the trainee students to acquire more hands-on professional experience and to secure a job offer after graduation.

Three days a week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) the students focus on their course requirements at the Faculty while the other two days (Thursday and Friday) they work as teaching assistants at their assigned primary school within the Local Authority. Although this system represents a more intensive workload for the students, it also provides numerous benefits for them.

The Faculty of Teacher Education has been working on this partnership scheme for years, and the Faculty Administration believes that the scheme offers, both financially and professionally, a rewarding opportunity for those committed students who choose primary education as their career.

The Faculty has plans to start a similar training partnership programme linked to nursery teacher degree courses from September 2020.

If you wish to have excellent university education combined with practice-oriented training and in addition you would like to study and gain further experience in one of our 39 part­ner institutions abroad, then come and join us! Our courses in foreign languages will help you to have all the necessary language skills for your studies abroad.”

 

Faculty location and environs

The impressive building complex that hosts the Teacher Training Faculty is situated in the centre of the dynamically developing town of Kecskemét, and is easily accessible by car and public transport.

 

Our practice teaching facilities

Petőfi Sándor Practice Primary School and Kindergarten (affiliated with John von Neumann University)