The Structure of the Study Programme

Name and the Goals of the Study Programme

The Name of the study programme is Integrated Academic Two-majors Studies of Teaching Sciences, Mathematics and Informatics

 The goal of the study program is:

  • theoretical and practical education of two-major teachers in sciences, mathematics and informatics for profession in elementary and secondary schools, as well in scientific institutions and professional, development and supervisory services in education;
  • acquiring of high level of knowledge, competencies and skills which are necessary for further professional development in the area of teaching the chosen scientific discipline.

Type of the Study and the Outcome of the Education Process

After successful completion of the study program, students are able to:

  • demonstrate wide and contemporary academic, theoretical, methodological and scientific knowledge  and understanding of key concepts of the selected scientific discipline (sciences, mathematics or informatics), harmonized with the latest advances of science;
  • successfully conduct teaching process within the selected scientific discipline or their combinations in elementary and secondary schools;
  • apply knowledge of learning and teaching in professional practice;
  • demonstrate well-formed and developed teaching competencies in education;
  • implement contemporary methods and techniques of pedagogical research;
  • efficiently use information-communication technologies in teaching.

Professional Title, Academic, or Scientific Title

After graduation from the integrated academic studies and achieving at least 300 ECTS students receive the academic title two-major teacher of sciences, mathematics and informatics – M.Sc. Depending on the chosen combination of scientific areas, a student can become:

  • graduated teacher in biology and chemistry – master;
  • graduated teacher in biology and geography – master;
  • graduated teacher in physics and chemistry – master;
  • graduated teacher in geography and informatics – master;
  • graduated teacher in physics and informatics – master;
  • graduated teacher in physics and mathematics – master;
  • graduated teacher in mathematics and informatics – master.

Admission Conditions

This study program is designed in accordance with legislative on employment of teachers in elementary and secondary schools and with the reform of higher education in the Republic of Serbia.

The Time Allotted for the Realization of Particular Study Forms

The duration of this study program is five academic years (10 semesters).

Credit Values of Particular Courses

During studies, a student is obliged to achieve at least 300 ECTS (60 ECTS per a study year and 30 ECTS per semester), of which at least 90 ECTS (30%) from elective courses. Study program is modularly designed and made from 7 modules:

  • Module А: biology and chemistry;
  • Module B: physics and chemistry;
  • Module C:  biology and geography;
  • Module D:  geography and informatics;
  • Module E:  physics and informatics;
  • Module F:  physics and mathematics;
  • Module G:  mathematics and informatics.

Diploma Work

Every module is comprised of three blocks and the graduation exam:

  • BLOCK 1 common obligatory courses;
  • BLOCK 2 – obligatory courses from the selected combination of two scientific disciplines;
  • BLOCK 3 – elective courses. This block is the same for every module and comprises courses from all scientific fields. The lectures for the elective course will be organized if the number of students who choose that course exceeds the limit set for the study program;
  • GRADUATION EXAM – research project which is the result of the independent work of candidates, in which students can show creativity and skills in application of the acquired knowledge. Research for the graduation exam is conducted during semester IX and X. The ECTS value of the graduation exam is 25.


Candidates are enrolled every June, after fulfilling the requirements:

  •  completed secondary education (4 years),
  • passed entrance exam,
  • rank on the list of achieved results within the approved enrolment quota.

Teaching and learning process is conducted through interactive methods, and includes lectures, mentor work, individual work of students, auditory and laboratory exercises, teaching practice in schools, seminar papers and consultations.

The Purpose of the Study Programme

The purpose of this study program is that students achieve the adequate level of competencies and comprehensive academic knowledge necessary for successful conduct of educational process in selected scientific disciplines in elementary and secondary education.  Academic knowledge achieved within this program enables continual professional development, and differentiation of educational content within certain scientific disciplines, as well as their integration within interdisciplinary areas, enables the formation of the flexible knowledge system. The block of pedagogical, psychological and methodical courses educates students to carry out the contemporary educational process, and also to conduct pedicalago research in the area of natural sciences, mathematics and informatics.

The Goals of the Study Programme

The goals of the study program are:

  • to develop comprehensive understanding of key concepts of the selected combination of scientific disciplines;
  • to form and develop teaching competencies in two-major teachers;
  • to develop the ability to adjust and apply methodology in solving practical problems in familiar and unfamiliar context;

to prepare students for successful professional work or for Ph.D. studies in the didactics of natural sciences, mathematics and informatics.

The Skills of Students upon Completion of the Programme

After completion of this study program students acquire the following general competencies:

  • ability to analyze, synthesize and predict consequences;
  • ability of critical thinking;
  • ability to solve practical problems, applying scientific methods and procedures;
  • ability to apply their knowledge in professional work;
  • communication skills;
  • professional ethics;
  • developed learning skills and need for further professional development.

Subjectspecific competencies:

  • application of fundamental knowledge from the selected disciplines (natural sciences, mathematics and informatics), as well from didactics, pedagogy and psychology in contemporary education and pedagogical research;
  • self-evaluation of professional development;
  • planning, programming and management of educational process in elementary and secondary education;
  • ICT skills applied to teaching;
  • design of learning situations and providing appropriate learning environment.

Employment positions:

  • two-major teachers in the area of natural sciences, mathematics and informatics in elementary and secondary schools,
  • position in educational and scientific institutions within legislative,
  • position in professional, development or supervisory government institutions.
The Curriculum

Table represents the Curriculum scheme by semester, while the other Table provides a list of elective courses with their ECTS and the number of hours of lectures.

A Distribution of the Courses into Semesters and Academic Years