Teacher Training program

Head of the program

The purpose of the program

The aim of the Teacher Training Program is to train primary, basic and secondary school teachers corresponding to current legislation of Georgia, international standards,  Professional Code of Ethics for Teachers, professional standards and industry requirements,  who will have critical competence, critical thinking skills, innovative thinking skills, innovative and academic skills, democratic values, the necessary knowledge and skills to teach the relevant subject, will be focused on continuous professional development, will be competitive, acquiring and implementing the novelty in pedagogical practice.

The structure of the program

The teacher training program contains 60 ECST credits.

To successfully complete the teacher training program, a student needs to take a course in:

General Pedagogy and Psychology Training Courses (including school practice, compulsory module for all directions) - 30 ECTS credits;

Training courses of teaching methodology in the relevant field (including the practice) - 20 ECTS credits (including all compulsory courses);

School practice module - 10 ECTS credits (independent course of school practice defined for the relevant field).

Duration of study - 2 semesters

Bachelor’s Degree Program  - 60 ECTS credits

Language of instruction – Georgian/Subject methodology courses for foreign languages in Georgian and relevant foreign languages.

Teaching and learning methods:

The purpose of organizing the teaching process is to use such forms of teaching that ensures development of knowledge and skills relevant to the program. The goals and learning outcomes of the program are realized through lectures (classical and interactive), working in a group, practical lessons, as well as independent work of the student in order to integrate theory and practice into the object of the practice (school practice) through working process and consultation.

The following basic methods are used in the teaching and learning process:

  •  Work in a group
  •  Essay
  •  Test
  •  Discussion
  •  Practice included
  •  Oral presentation
  •  Portfolio
  •  Pedagogical practice
  •  Problem-Based Learning (PBL)
  •  Cooperative training
  •  Case study
  •  Demonstration methods
  •  Induction
  •  Deduction
  •  Analysis
  •  Synthesis
  •  Role-playing and situational games
  •  Brain storming

Assessment methods:

Student Knowledge Assessment System provides:

Five positive evaluations:

(A) Excellent - 91-100 points;

(B) Very good - 81-90 points of maximum assessment;

(C) Good - 71-80 points of maximum assessment;

(D) Satisfactory - 61-70 points of maximum assessment;

(E) Sufficient - 51-60 points of maximum assessment.

Two types of negative assessment:

(FX) Did not pass - 41-50 points from maximum assessment, which means that a student needs to work harder to pass and is granted with the right to take one additional exam in terms of independent work;

(F) Fail- 40 points and less out of maximum assessment, which means the performance of a student is not sufficient and he/she has to learn the subject from the beginning.

In case of receiving a negative assessment (FX), the student has the right to take an additional exam in the same semester.

The student will be admitted to the additional examination even if he / she has exceeded the minimum threshold of the final positive assessment (51 points), but has not exceeded the minimum threshold of the final exam.

The student will be admitted to the final exam if he / she exceeds the minimum threshold of the intermediate assessment. The minimum competency threshold for intermediate assessment is 30%.

Credit can be granted if the student's results meet the following conditions:

A) Exceeded the minimum threshold of the final exam (the minimum threshold of the final exam is 50%);

B) Accumulated at least 51 points out of a maximum 100 points in the final evaluation.

The maximum grade for the course is 100 points, which includes intermediate and final grades.

The relative share of the final exam is determined within the academic freedom of the staff performing each course, but not more than 40% of the total grade (in case of practice and bachelor thesis, a different distribution of points is possible).

Assessment of pedagogical practice

Pedagogical practice: Teaching pedagogical practice is one of the most important aspects of student training under the high school educational program. The aim of the practice is to prepare the student in three directions - teaching / lesson planning process, teaching / educational process, process of teacher professional development. Therefore, the goal of pedagogical practice is for the student to apply the knowledge gained in the learning process in practice (during the lesson). The practice within Teacher Training Program has two stages. In particular, practice included, that involves observing the process of applying the theoretical knowledge gained within specific courses in practice, and at the second stage the pedagogical practice course in all fields where students apply and validate the knowledge gained during methodological training courses (plan and conduct lessons, create e-portfolios and write a practice report).

Field of employment

  • Primary, basic and secondary school teachers in general education institutions in the relevant subject (Georgian language and literature, Mathematics, History, Civic Education, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Russian);
  • Student and entrant training centers;
  • Teacher training centers;
  • Educational Resource Centers;
  • Governmental and non-governmental organizations working in the field of education.

Prerequisite for admission to the program:

Bachelor/ Master of a relevant subject / group of subjects of the National Curriculum or a person with an equivalent academic degree who has been certified in the subject competence by the National Center for Assessment and Examinations. Also, a person is required to pass an internal examination determined by the European University.

The tuition fee for Teacher Training Program is 2250 GEL.