GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT COURSESThe ECTS Guide includes relevant information on Schools and the programmes offered (Course Catalogue). It also contains general information for exchange students and staff in order to promote their academic and social integration. This Guide provides information on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), as well as the necessary mobility documents and also on the Diploma Suplement.
General Entry Requirements of Serbian Higher Education System can be found in
National Entity for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education of Serbia -NEAQA
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia -MPNT
Learning opportunities database http://obrazovanje.rs/
ENTRY REQUIREMENTSDiploma at Level 4 of NQFS
LANGUAGE POLICYIn accordance with its nearly 70 year long tradition, our institution pledges to honour ideals of multiculturalism, tolerance and respect among people of different nationalities, cultures and origins. One of the tools to build bridges and maintain friendships is to nurture and encourage foreign language skills. In the past our school used to offer language courses for several languages (English, French, Russian). However, over the years, English became dominant language in the previous levels of education, and few students who have studied languages other than English enrolled in the College, thus making it irrational to employ full-time teachers of other languages. With time, English language become the only language course in our College. Our English language course is designed as an ESP course, focusing on developing special set of language skills and the specific vocabulary necessary in professional setting in the field of education. The courses we provide are intended for the students who have been learning English during their previous education for at least four years, but the majority of our students have been learning English for at least eight years and, on average, have reached the B2 level of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). However, occasionally we still get students who have not studied English during the previous course of education and have very limited knowledge of English acquired through informal courses. In such cases, our language teachers, in cooperation and agreement with such students, make a personalized study plan. However, there are also ad hoc courses foreseen for the periods before mobility, which are more intensive and their particular objective is to polish the language skills of our mobility participants, in addition to the language courses that our College provides on a regular basis. Likewise, our staff and students are encouraged to resort to Erasmus + OLS to check and improve their language skills.
As Serbian is not one of the languages available at Erasmus + OLS platform, for the visiting students our College offers Serbian language courses, bearing in mind that this is the official language in Serbia and consequently the official language of our study programmes. These courses are provided by our language teachers.
LANGUAGE COURSESFor mobility participants, the College offers a course in Serbian language, as it would be very important to gain some knowledge of the native language during somewhat longer mobility periods. The course is organised at the College and provided by our College teachers. The course will be very useful as it will help the visiting students/staff gain necessary basic knowledge of Serbian language to enable them to function easier in the society and start communicating with their peers. The course is rather useful as it will not only help one improve one´s language skills but also one´s knowledge of the local social mores, tradition and everyday life.
English Language course
We encourage our incoming students to improve their knowledge of English regardless of their current level.
COURSE CATALOGUEStudijski programi se ostvaruju u okviru obrazovno-naučnih, odnosno obrazovno-umetničkog polja: Društveno-humanističke nauke;
Školska godina je podeljena na dva semestra od kojih svaki ima po 15 nastavnih nedelja.
Our Programmes include undergraduate (1st cycle) and graduate (2nd Cycle) programmes.
VRSTA STUDIJA: Osnovne strukovne studije/Basic applied studies, traju tri godine i nose ukupno 180 ESPB.
NQFS LEVEL: 6.1
STRUČNI NAZIV: strukovni vaspitač (Struk. vasp.)
- PRESCHOOL TEACHER -Vaspitač dece predškolskog uzrasta (akreditacija 2007-2012, reakreditacija 2012-2017, 2017-2024)
- TODDLER TEACHER -Vaspitač dece jaslenog uzrasta (akreditacija 2012-2017, reakreditacija 2017-2024)
- CHILDREN'S HOMES AND HALLS OF RESIDENCE TEACHER Domski vaspitač (akreditacija 2012-2017, reakreditacija 2017-2024)
NQFS LEVEL: 6.2
Specialist applied studies of I degree
specijalista strukovni vaspitač (Spec. struk. vasp.)
Zvanje je: SPECIALIST VOCATIONAL PRESCHOOL TEACHER
- WORK WITH VULNERABLE CHILDREN -rad sa decom iz osetljivih grupa
- Preparatory preschool programme-Strukovni vaspitač – specijalista za pripremni predškolski program
VRSTA STUDIJA: Master strukovne studije, traju dve godine i nose ukupno 120 ESPB. (II stepen visokog obrazovanja)
NQFS LEVEL: 7.1
Studijski program:PRESCHOOL TEACHER -Vaspitač dece predškolskog uzrasta (akreditacija 20017-2024)
Zvanje : Strukovni master vaspitač
The course catalogue provided in English comprises all syllabi within our undergraduate vocational study programme. The College has accreditation for one Master degree study programme. The College also implements a specialist study programme, as a second degree vocational programme. However, due to changes in the Law on Higher Education (2017), vocational specialist study programmes are now to be treated as the first level of studies. It is quite imminent, therefore, that significant changes await the current specialist study programme implemented at our College. For that reason, the course catalogue of that study programme shall be presented upon the finalisation and possible re-accreditation of that particular programme.
All our courses, with the exception of foreign language courses (only the English language courses are available), are taught in Serbian. The course catalogue comprises the following information: the title of the study programme, year and semester in which the course is implemented, the name of the professor/assistant implementing the course, the number of ECTS credit points, prerequisites (if any), course objectives, course outcomes, description of course contents, reading list upon which the course content is based, the methods of work and grading (how individual points for pre-exam and exam tasks are earned).
Course catalogue is updated regularly in case of significant changes. It is easily accessible at the College website.
Institutional procedure for the approval and monitoring of inter-institutional agreements for study and teaching mobilityIn the event of either national or international mobility the College policy envisages the signing of appropriate inter-institutional agreements. In case of student/staff mobility the College is obliged to sign the aforementioned agreement, either in the capacity of receiving or sending institution. The agreement should secure the recognition and/or transfer of ECTS credit points, i.e. the recognition of staff/student mobility activities, the matter of charging fees in case of credit mobility, as well as the quality criteria in selection, preparation, reception and integration of mobility participants (responsibilities prior, during and after the mobility period). The agreement clearly indicates the roles and responsibilities of each signatory in question. On behalf of the College, the matters regarding the preparation of inter-institutional agreements are carried out by the ECTS co-ordinator who, upon receiving the application for student/staff mobility, needs to contact the ECTS co-ordinator from the partner institution, and upon establishing the basic compatibility between study programmes after analysing the obtained information, as well as other matters crucial for the successful realisation of the mobility in question, prepares a written proposal suggesting the College director to sign the agreement. The final decision is made by the director. As to the procedure of honouring every detail of the signed agreements, it is monitored by the ECTS co-ordinator, being the person most thoroughly introduced to the details of the agreement. After the inter-institutional agreement had been signed, the ECTS co-ordinator prepares learning/mobility agreements for concrete mobility participants. The procedure of signing and decision-making is the same as with inter-institutional agreements. The procedure of the selection of outgoing mobility participants is transparent and public.
Mentoring and support arrangements for incoming mobile participants and outgoing students for study and traineeships:Incoming students/staff will share the same rights and responsibilities as their hosts. Prior to mobility, the matter of accommodation, visas (if needed), health and travel insurance will have already been resolved in co-operation with the sending institution. By means of an info-package they shall be timely informed with respect to the details of their mobility.
A week before the beginning of each semester the College organises Orientation Day to help incoming staff/students get acquainted with the College and the town and provide them with useful information. In order to include mobility participants into regular academic activities and everyday life, they shall be assigned a peer/colleague (buddy system) on a daily basis (engaging younger teaching staff, administrative staff and student volunteers to help with accommodation, residence permits, information about procedures of health care, transportation, food, etc.). They shall have the opportunity to become acquainted with the city, its social and cultural life, to enjoy the experience offered by the mountain Jastrebac and Kopaonik, (hiking tours, ski centre, monasteries, natural beauties).
Students will be issued student ID cards which they can use for public transportation at reduced prices, entry to the library and teaching bases, and other student benefits. They shall be assisted in complying with their study/teaching obligations which will secure the monitoring of their work through the assigned mentor, Student service and IRO. In case of any difficulties that mobility participants may encounter, the assigned peer shall always be at participants´ disposal.
Outgoing students/staff shall receive assistance regarding their travel and health insurance, visas (if necessary), travel arrangements, inter-cultural preparation, accommodation, learning agreements, peer mentoring, language support, etc. The Student Service and IRO will constantly be at their disposal via e-mails, Skype, Viber, etc.