Institute of Kindergarten and Primary School Teacher Training
In the Institute of Kindergarten and Primary School Teacher Training, professionals can be trained on our undergraduate courses: kindergarten teachers and primary school teachers. Both courses rely upon long traditions. Primary school teachers have been trained in Nyíregyháza for a hundred and fifty years, whereas kindergarten teacher training joined the range of courses in 1971. Between 1971 and 1983, the course was only available as an evening or part-time course, and between 1989 and 1998 it was available as a regular full-time course. In the 2017/2018 academic year the course was made available both in full-time and part-time formats.
Both courses are powerfully practice-based; the future primary school teachers are placed in the practice school of the university for their group and individual practice, and the kindergarten school teachers do their field practice at the kindergarten called ”Eszterlánc Északi Óvoda.” The last semester for the students of our institute is devoted to a continual, complex, professional training, carried out within the schools and kindergartens in Nyíregyháza and surrounding areas.
Our students regularly achieve excellent results at different national teaching competitions. The majority of training work is carried out by the faculty of the Institute, but the teachers of the partner departments and institutes are also involved