LIEPAJA PEDAGOGICAL
ACADEMY

LIEPAJA PEDAGOGICAL ACADEMY
Liepajas Pedago
Gijas akadEmija

 

FOUNDED

1954 as Liepaja Pedagogical Institute, previous name Liepaja Pedagogical Higher School. Current name from 1998

STATUS

State higher education institution, accredited in 01.03.2001

RECTOR

Gunta Smiltniece

ADDRESS

Liela iela 14, Liepaja, LV - 3401, Latvia

TELEPHONE

 +371-34-24011, +371-34-23568

FAX

+371-34-24223

WEB SITE

http://www.lieppa.lv

E-MAIL

lpa@lieppa.lv

FACULTIES, DEPARTMENTS

Faculty of Pedagogy- Dean Vineta TrumsiÚa, Liela iela 14 - 313, Liepaja, LV - 3401, Latvia, phone +372 3422632
Faculty of HumanitiesĖ Dean Inta Genese, Liela iela 14 Ė 318, Liepaja, LV Ė 3401, Latvia, phone +371 3423468
Department of Natural and Social Sciences- Head Ausma Klestrova, Liela iela 14 - 240, Liepaja, LV - 3401, Latvia, phone +371 3425659
Adult Learning Centre Ė Head “ina Petrauska, Liela iela 14 - 428, Liepaja, LV Ė 3401, Latvia, phone +371 3425477, +371 3429249

Professional taining programme for primary school teacher
Professional training programme for primary school teacher
Professional training programme for speech therapist, pre-school teacher
Professional training programme for speech therapist, pre-school teacher
Professional training programme for speech therapist, pre-school teacher
Professional training programme for teacher of psychology
Professional training programme for social pedagogue
Professional training programme for teachers of foreign language (English and German, French)
Professional training programme in applied arts
Professional training programme in visual plastic arts
Professional programme in visual plastic arts
Professional training programme for teacher of history and social science
Professional training programme for primary school teacher
Professional training programme of music teacher
Professional training programme for vocational school teacher
Bachelor's study programme in philology
Professional programme in means of visual communication
Professional programme in culture management
Professional programme in applied sociology
Professional programme in management of institutions and enterprises
Bachelor's study programme in mathematics
Bachelor's study programme in computer sciences
Professional programme in programming and applied computer sciences
Professional programme in programming and applied computer sciences
Professional programme in environment management
Professional training programme in social work
Professional training programme in tourism management

Higher level programmes

Professional programme for teachers of Latvian language and literature
Professional programme for teacher of mathematics
Professional programme for teacher of computer skills
Professional training programme for primary school teacher
Professional training programme for primary school teacher
Professional training programme for primary school teacher
Professional training programme for primary school teacher
Professional programme for primary school teacher
Professional training programme for pre-school teacher, speech therapist
Master's study programme in pedagogy (theory and history of pedagogy)
Master's study programme in pedagogy (mathematics and didactics)
Master's study programme in pedagogy (computer science and didactics)
Master's study programme in pedagogy (management of educational work)
Master's study programme in philology (Latvian language)
Master's study programme in philology (Latvian literature)
Professional training programme of librarian
 

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME For primary school Teacher

Faculty

of Pedagogy

Status of the programme

Accredited from 03.12.98 till 31.12.04

Programme director

Anita Lidaka, Dr.paed., phone +37134 22632 (daytime studies)

Qualification Awarded

elementary and primary school teacher of one subject,

primary school teacher of Latvian language and literature, speech therapist

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Educational Sciences in Pedagogy

Diploma

teacherís higher professional education diploma, Bachelorís diploma

Entrance requirements

Secondary school leaving certificate

Duration of studies

5 years

Qualification requirements

to cover the study programme, to complete teaching practice, to defend a qualification paper, to pass qualification examinations in pedagogy, psychology and theory and methods of teaching elementary school subjects; and in theory and methodology of the selected subject for primary school

Degree requirements

to complete Bachelorís programme, to elaborate and defend Bachelorís thesis

Programme annotation

Programme consists of 3 parts, total study load is 200 credit points: Part A- 80 CP, Part B Ė 100 CP, Part C- 20 CP.
Part A- compulsory courses (Bachelorís standard)- general pedagogy, history of pedagogy, school management, pre-school and school pedagogy, branch pedagogy, special pedagogy, didactics, theory and methods of upbringing, general psychology and biological basis of psyche, development psychology, social psychology, pedagogical psychology, basics of philosophy, informative pedagogy, foreign language for teachers, etc.
Part B- theory and methods of teaching elementary school subjects; theory and methodology of the selected subject for primary school
Part C Ė free choice courses.
Teaching placements: in elementary and primary school beginning with the 2nd year.
Qualification paper in 4th year.
Qualification examinations in 4th year.
Bachelors Thesis in 5th year.

 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME For primary school Teacher

Faculty

of Pedagogy

Status of the programme

Accredited from 03.12.98 till 31.12.04

Programme director

Agrita Jankina, M. paed., phone +371 34 25477 (Extramural studies)

Qualification Awarded

elementary school teacher

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Educational Sciences in Pedagogy

Diploma

teacherís higher professional education diploma, Bachelorís diploma

Entrance requirements

Secondary school leaving certificate

Duration of studies

5 years

Qualification requirements

to cover the study programme, to defend a qualification paper, to pass qualification examination

Degree requirements

to complete Bachelorís programme, to elaborate and defend Bachelorís thesis

Programme annotation

Programme consists of 3 parts, total study load is 200 credit points.
Part A- compulsory courses Ė87 CP (Bachelorís standard)- general pedagogy, history of pedagogy, school management, pre-school and school pedagogy, branch pedagogy, special pedagogy, didactics, theory and methods of upbringing, general psychology and biological basis of psyche, development psychology, social psychology, pedagogical psychology, basics of philosophy, informative pedagogy, foreign language for teachers, etc.
Part B- 89 CP-  theory and methods of teaching elementary school subjects; theory and methodology of the selected subject for primary school
Part C Ė 24 CP- free choice courses.
Teaching placements: in 4th and 5th years.
Qualification paper in 4th year.
Qualification examinations in 4th year.
Bachelors Thesis in 5th year.

 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME For speech therapist, pre-school Teacher

Faculty

of Pedagogy

Programme director

Anita Lidaka, Dr.paed., phone +37134 22632 (daytime studies)

Qualification Awarded

teacher of special pre-school and primary school institutions, speech therapist

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Educational Sciences in Pedagogy

Diploma

teacherís higher professional education diploma, Bachelorís diploma

Entrance requirements

Secondary school leaving certificate

Duration of studies

5 years

Qualification requirements

to cover the study programme, to defend a qualification paper, to pass qualification examinations in special psychology, speech therapy, special pedagogy with methods of teaching school subjects

Degree requirements

to complete Bachelorís programme, to elaborate and defend Bachelorís thesis

Programme annotation

Programme consists of 3 parts, total study load is 200 credit points: Part A- 80 CP, Part B Ė 100 CP, Part C- 20 CP.
Part A- compulsory courses (Bachelorís standard)- general pedagogy, history of pedagogy, school management, pre-school and school pedagogy, branch pedagogy, special pedagogy, didactics, theory and methods of upbringing, general psychology and biological basis of psyche, development psychology, social psychology, pedagogical psychology, basics of philosophy, informative pedagogy, foreign language for teachers, etc.
Part B- Latvian, anatomy, physiology, pathology, fundamentals of genetics, psychopathology, neuropathology, speech therapy, logorhythmics, integrative pedagogy, history of special pedagogy, pre-school special pedagogy, special psychology, selection methods, special methods of teaching Latvian, mathematics, natural sciences, history, music, etc.
Part C Ė free choice courses.
Teaching placements: beginning with the 2nd year (pre-school, special school, speech therapy, etc.).
Qualification paper in 5th year.
Qualification examinations in 5th year.
Bachelors Thesis in 5th year.

 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME For speech therapist, pre-school Teacher

Faculty

of Pedagogy

Status of the programme

accredited from 03.12.98 till 31.12.04

Programme director

Anita Lidaka, Dr.paed., phone +37134 22632 (daytime studies)

Qualification Awarded

pre-school teacher, speech therapist

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Educational Sciences in Pedagogy

Diploma

teacherís higher professional education diploma, Bachelorís diploma

Entrance requirements

Secondary school leaving certificate

Duration of studies

5 years

Qualification requirements

to cover the study programme, to defend a qualification paper, to pass qualification examinations in  psychology and pedagogy with methods of teaching school subjects

Degree requirements

to complete Bachelorís programme, to elaborate and defend Bachelorís thesis

Programme annotation

Programme consists of 3 parts, total study load is 200 credit points: Part A- 80 CP, Part B Ė 100 CP, Part C- 20 CP.
Part A- compulsory courses (Bachelorís standard)- general pedagogy, history of pedagogy, school management, pre-school and school pedagogy, branch pedagogy, special pedagogy, didactics, theory and methods of upbringing, general psychology and biological basis of psyche, development psychology, social psychology, pedagogical psychology, basics of philosophy, informative pedagogy, foreign language for teachers, basics of humanities, etc.
Part B- family pedagogy and psychology, childrenís intellectual development, creativity psychology, psychological readiness for school, history of psychology, psychological consulting, psychologistsí code of ethics, personality development psychology, conflicts, theory and methods of psychodiagnostics, infant pedagogy, game therapy, speech therapy, organisation and management of pre school institutions, organisation and methods of educational process, basics of medicine, Latvian, childrenís literature, subject teaching in pre-school institutions (music, natural sciences, visual arts, handicraft, etc.), a.o.
Part C Ė free choice courses.
Teaching placements: beginning with the 2nd year (pre-school, consulting psychologist, etc.).
Qualification paper in 4th year.
Qualification examinations in 4th year.
Bachelors Thesis in 5th year.

 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME For speech therapist, pre-school Teacher

Faculty

of Pedagogy

Programme director

Blazma Vikmane, Dr. paed., phone +371 34 22632 (extramural studies)

Qualification Awarded

pre-school teacher

Diploma

teacherís higher professional education diploma

Entrance requirements

Secondary school leaving certificate

Duration of studies

4 years

Qualification requirements

to cover the study programme, to defend a qualification paper, to pass qualification examinations

Programme annotation

Programme consists of 3 parts, total study load is 160 credit points.
Part A- 40 CP- pedagogy, psychology, general academic subjects.
Part B- 100 CP- pedagogy, psychology, social sciences, medicine, methods for subjectsí teaching.
Part C Ė 20 CP- free choice courses.
Course paper: in 3rd year.
Qualification paper in 4th year.
Qualification examinations in 4th year.

 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME For Teacher of psychology

Faculty

of Pedagogy

Programme director

Irina Lika, Dr.psych., phone +371 34 22632 (daytime studies)

Qualification Awarded

teacher of psychology

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Educational Sciences in Pedagogy

Diploma

teacherís higher professional education diploma, Bachelorís diploma

Entrance requirements

Secondary school leaving certificate

Duration of studies

5 years

Qualification requirements

to cover the study programme, to defend a qualification paper, to pass qualification examinations

Degree requirements

to complete Bachelorís programme, to elaborate and defend Bachelorís thesis

Programme annotation

Programme consists of 3 parts, total study load is 200 credit points: Part A- 80 CP, Part B Ė 100 CP, Part C- 20 CP.
Part A- compulsory courses (Bachelorís standard)- general psychology and biological basis of psyche, development psychology, social psychology, pedagogical psychology, general pedagogy, history of pedagogy, school management, didactics, theory and methods of upbringing, research methods, basics of philosophy, introduction to special pedagogy, applied foreign language, etc.
Part B- philosophy of psychology, cognitive psychology, psychopathology, psychocorrection, conflicts, family pedagogy and psychology, management psychology, modern Latvian, basics of social sciences, basics of economics, applied foreign language, computer skills a.o. courses necessary for chosen additional qualification.
Part C Ė free choice courses.
Practical placements: beginning with the 2nd year.
Qualification paper in 4th year.
Qualification examinations in 5th year.
Bachelors Thesis in 5th year.

 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME For social pedagogue

Faculty

of Pedagogy

Programme director

Rita UkstiÚa, Dr.paed., phone +371 34 22632 (daytime and extramural studies)

Qualification Awarded

social pedagogue

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Educational Sciences in Pedagogy

Diploma

teacherís higher professional education diploma, Bachelorís diploma

Entrance requirements

Secondary school leaving certificate

Duration of studies

5 years

Qualification requirements

to cover the study programme, to defend a qualification paper, to pass integrated qualification examinations

Degree requirements

to complete Bachelorís programme, to elaborate and defend Bachelorís thesis

Programme annotation

Programme consists of 3 parts, total study load is 200 credit points: Part A- 80 CP, Part B Ė 100 CP, Part C- 20 CP.
Part A- compulsory courses (Bachelorís standard)- includes theoretical courses in psychology, pedagogy and sociology.
Part B- compulsory electives- special courses necessary for obtaining the qualification of social pedagogue.
Part C Ė free choice courses.
Practical placements: beginning with the 2nd year (in state and municipal social institutions, childrenís homes, orphanages, special schools, etc.)
Qualification paper in 4th year.
Qualification examinations in 5th year.
Bachelors Thesis in 5th year.

 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME For teachers of foreign language (English and German, french)

Faculty

of Humanities

Status of the programme

accredited from 24.09.98. till 31.12.04.

Programme director

Irena Muizniece, M.paed., phone +371 34 23468 (daytime studies)

Qualification Awarded

teacher of English and German, teacher of French

Diploma

teacherís higher professional education diploma

Entrance requirements

Secondary school leaving certificate

Duration of studies

5 years

Qualification requirements

to cover the study programme, to complete practical placements, to defend a qualification paper in foreign language, to pass qualification examinations

Programme annotation

Programme consists of 3 parts, total study load is 200 credit points: Part A- 94 CP, Part B Ė 100 CP, Part C- 6 CP.
Part A- compulsory courses - courses in English and German, Latin, introduction to linguistics and literary theory, theory and practice of translating.
Part B- compulsory electives- third foreign language (French, Russian) and literature, English and German literature, pedagogy and psychology, methods for teaching foreign language, modern Latvian, etc.
Part C Ė free choice courses.
Teaching placements: in 4th year (primary school) and 5th year (secondary school)
Qualification paper in 5th year.
Qualification examinations in 5th year.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME in applied arts

Faculty

of Humanities

Status of the Programme

Accredited from 06.04.00. till 31.12.06.

Programme director

Inta Klasone Dr.paed., phone +371-34 23468 (daytime studies)

Qualification Awarded

Teacher of Applied Arts and Design

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Humanities in Art

Diploma

teacherís higher professional education diploma, Bachelorís diploma

Entrance requirements

certificate of secondary education

Duration of studies

5 years

Qualification Requirements

to cover the programme, to write and to defend a qualification paper, to pass qualification examination

Degree Requirements

to complete Bachelorís programme, to elaborate and defend Bachelorís thesis

Programme annotation

Programme consists of 3 parts, total study load is 200 credit points: Part A- 80 CP, Part B Ė 100 CP, Part C- 20 CP.
Part A includes: general theory of culture and semiotics, theory and history of art, philosophy theory and history, academic fundamentals of art, phenomenology of art, creative work in art, language studies.
Part B includes: handicraft modelling, clothes modelling, basics of textile arts, basics of wood carving, leather art, household economics, cooking, basics of design, computer graphics; pedagogy and psychology: childrenís rights, general pedagogy, didactics, upbringing, school management, communication psychology, teaching and learning psychology, psychology of personality development, methods for subject teaching- handicraft, fine arts, history of culture.
Part C- optional courses: fine arts, applied arts advertisement design, etc.
Practices: 1st year - ceramic work, 2nd year - ethnographic practice, 3rd year - plain-air, 5th year- teaching practice in basic school, 5th year- teaching practice in secondary school.
Course papers: 3rd and 4th years on applied arts, fine arts and history of culture.
Qualification paper- 5th year on applied arts, fine arts and history of culture (and teaching of these).
Qualification examination- 5th year.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME in visual plastic arts

Faculty

of Humanities

Status of the Programme

Accredited from 06.04.00. till 31.12.06.

Programme director

Inta Klasone Dr.paed., phone +371-34 23468 (daytime studies)

Qualification Awarded

Teacher of Visual Plastic Arts

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Humanities in Art

Diploma

teacherís higher professional education diploma, Bachelorís diploma

Entrance requirements

certificate of secondary education

Duration of studies

5 years

Qualification Requirements

to cover the programme, to write and to defend a qualification paper in one of the fields of visual plastic arts with its teaching involved, to pass the qualification examination.

Degree Requirements

to complete Bachelorís programme, to elaborate and defend Bachelorís thesis

Programme annotation

Programme consists of 3 parts, total study load is 200 credit points: Part A- 80 CP, Part B Ė 100 CP, Part C- 20 CP.
Part A includes: general theory of culture and semiotics, theory and history of art, philosophy theory and history, academic fundamentals of art, phenomenology of art, creative work in art, language studies.
Part B includes: visual plastic arts, design, computer skills, teaching methods (drawing, painting, sculpture), courses in management (theoretical basics of management, business psychology, fundamentals of economics, office work and business correspondence), sociology, basics of entrepreneurship, accounting, fundamentals of law, conflicts; pedagogy and psychology: childrenís rights, general pedagogy, didactics, upbringing, school management, communication pedagogy, teaching and learning pedagogy, psychology of personality development.
Part C- optional courses: company image, fine arts, organisation of art activities and exhibitions, art criticism, language culture, etc.
Practices: 2nd and 4th years Ė creative practice, 3rd year Ė museum practice, 5th year- teaching practice in basic school, 5th year- teaching practice in secondary school.
Course papers: 3rd and 4th years.
Qualification paper- 5th year on visual and plastic arts (and teaching of these).
Qualification examination- 5th year.
Bachelorís Thesis: 5th year.

professional PROGRAMME in visual plastic arts

Faculty

of Humanities

Programme director

Andris Millers, phone +371 34 23468 (Extramural studies)

Qualification

teacher of fine arts and household, teacher of fine arts and history of culture, teacher of fine arts - art manager

Diploma

teacherís higher professional education diploma

Entrance requirements

certificate of general secondary education

Duration of studies

4 years

Qualification Requirements

to cover the programme, to write and to defend a qualification paper in one of the fields of visual plastic arts with its teaching involved, to pass the qualification examination.

Programme annotation

Programme consists of 3 parts, total study load is 160 credit points.
Part A (80 credits) includes: general theory of culture and semiotics, theory and history of art, philosophy theory and history, academic fundamentals of art, phenomenology of art, creative work.
Part B (70 credits)
includes: Pedagogy and Psychology, methodics, computer skills, art phenomenology, basics of visual plastic arts, company image, specialisation: household, history of culture, management.
Part C (10 credits)- free choice courses.
Teaching practices: 2nd year Ė elementary school, 3rd year- basic school, 4th year- secondary school.
Qualification paper: 4th year.
Qualification examinations: 4th year.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME for teacher of history and social science

Faculty

of Humanities

Programme director

Arija Kolosova, Dr.hist., phone +371 34 23468 (daytime studies)

Arturs Medveckis, phone +371 34 23468 (extramural studies)

Qualification Awarded

Teacher of history and social science

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Humanities in History

Diploma

teacherís higher professional education diploma, Bachelorís diploma

Entrance requirements

certificate of secondary education

Duration of studies

5 years

Qualification Requirements

to cover the programme, to write and to defend a qualification paper, to pass the integrated qualification examination.

Degree Requirements

to complete Bachelorís programme, to elaborate and defend Bachelorís thesis

Programme annotation

Programme consists of 3 parts, total study load is 200 credit points: Part A- 90 CP, Part B Ė 90 CP, Part C- 20 CP.
Part A (compulsory courses) includes: history, philosophy, history of culture, civics, economics, foreign language.
 Part B includes: courses in sociology, aesthetics, ethics, different branches of psychology, foreign languages, etc.
Part C- free choice courses.
Course papers: 2nd and 3rd years- in history and social sciences.
Practices: 2nd year Ė museum practice, 5th year- teaching practice in basic school, in secondary school.
Qualification paper- 5th year.
Qualification examination- 5th year.
Bachelorís Thesis: 5th year.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME For primary school Teacher

Faculty

of Pedagogy

Programme director

Lasma Nakase, M. paed., phone +371 34 22632 (extramural studies)

Qualification Awarded

special school teacher

Diploma

teacherís higher professional education diploma

Entrance requirements

Secondary school leaving certificate

Duration of studies

4 years

Qualification requirements

to cover the study programme, to defend a qualification paper, to pass integrated qualification examination

Programme annotation

Programme consists of 3 parts, total study load is 160 credit points.
Part A (40 CP) - pedagogy, psychology and general academic courses.
Part B (110 CP)- medicine, special pedagogy, special psychology and related courses.
Part C (10 CP)- free choice courses.
Teaching placements: in 3rd and 4th years.
Qualification paper in 4th year.
Qualification examinations in 4th year.

PROFESSIONAL Training PROGRAMME of music teacher

Faculty

of  Pedagogy

Programme director

Mirdza Paipare, M. mus., phone +371 34 22632 (extramural studies)

Qualification

music teacher, school choir conductor; music teacher, organiser of musical events; music teacher, pre-school music teacher

Diploma

teacherís higher professional education diploma

Entrance requirements

secondary music school (college) certificate

Duration of studies

4 years

Qualification requirements

to cover the of professional study programme, to pass the qualification examination, to elaborate and defend qualification paper

Programme annotation

Programme consists of 3 parts, total study load is 160 credit points.
Part A (80 CP) - pedagogy, psychology and general academic courses.
Part B (70 CP)- professional courses related to chosen speciality.
Part C (10 CP)- free choice courses.
Teaching placements: in 3rd year at school.
Qualification paper in 4th year.
Qualification examinations in 4th year.

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