The Faculty of Preschool Pedagogy and Psychology was established in 1979. Now it is amongst the leading centers for preparing specialists of preschool education and implementing research on theory and methods of preschool, family and special education, speech pathology.
The educational process is provided by 3 departments:
– The Department of Preschool Education;
– The Department of Theory and Methods of Preschool Education;
– The Department of Family and Aesthetic Education.
There are 8 Doctors of Sciences, professors and 25 Candidates of Sciences, associate professors working at these departments. As part of the Faculty, there is an Academic Laboratory of Differential Psychophysiology and Adaptive Correction investigating the formation and development of psychophysiological processes in children with special needs and developing new correction procedures and means.
The Faculty of Preschool Pedagogy and Psychology offers undergraduate (Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees), postgraduate and doctoral educational programs in the fields of study:
• Professional Education;
• Preschool Education, with specialization Special Education (Speech Therapy);
• Preschool Education, with specialization Psychology;
• Preschool Education, with specialization English Language and Literature;
• Secondary Education (Ukrainian Language);
• Special Education.
The Faculty of Preschool Pedagogy and Psychology provides both full-time and part-time studies. Having obtained Bachelor’s degree, graduates can work as preschool teachers (with children of early and preschool age); facilitators of preschool education; speech therapists at preschool, general education and rehabilitation institutions; psychologists at preschool institutions; preschool (English) teachers; teachers of preschool pedagogy and psychology, etc.
There are Specialized Academic Councils for defending candidate’s and doctor’s theses; various international and national scientific forums are held.
The acknowledged scholar schools established by A. M. Bohush, the member of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine; professors E. E. Karpova and T. H. Zharovtseva and others prepare specialists of preschool and higher education for Ukraine and other countries of the world (China, Turkey, Iraq, Mongolia, etc.).
A great number of students of the Faculty became masters of pedagogical study, scientists, well-known for their scientific achievements in Ukraine and abroad. Citizens of Ukraine, China, Moldova, Azerbaijan, the USA, Ecuador, Turkey, Israel, Russia and other countries have studied at the faculty.
Students and graduates of the Faculty keep its outstanding traditions, win top places in various student academic competitions, contests; become principals of preschool educational institutions, in which contemporary education technologies are implemented.