On the eve of the Day of the Slavonic Alphabet and of Bulgarian Education and Culture, the first of its kind University School of Pedagogical Competence opens its doors at MU-Varna. The main activities of the school will be conducting compulsory and free courses for initial, additional and upgrading pedagogical competence for all lecturers on the payroll at Medical University and Medical College - Varna. The first course of initial pedagogical training will be held in September 2014, and the course enrollment begins on 1st June at the Department of Research and Career Development (Career Development Centre). Prof. Marinela Grudeva, PhD has been appointed head of the University School of Pedagogical Competence.
The courses of initial pedagogical competence are intended for recently employed lecturers, assistant professors and senior assistant professors without pedagogical training, and the course duration will be 20 hours. The courses of additional pedagogical competence are aimed at lecturers who have completed a course of initial pedagogical training, not later than three years of its completion, which will be of 10 hours' duration. The third level of upgrading pedagogical competence includes courses lasting up to five hours, and they are targeted at lecturers who have completed the first two levels of training, not later than five years of their completion. The training will be conducted in groups, including maximum 12 participants. All courses will be held at the training facilities of Medical University - Varna, both on weekdays and weekends.
A certificate shall be issued upon completion of the first two levels, and for the courses with upgrading character - a certificate that reflects both the type of course and the issues involved in it.
The school will also conduct courses under Ordinance № 18 from 2005 (Annex № 11 to Art. 22, paragraph 3), and these courses will be organized on request from hospital establishments, and will be conducted on the spot, at the unit of the applicant.
The University School of Pedagogical Competence has been established at the Department of Research and Career Development (Career Development Centre), following the decision of the Academic Council of Medical University - Varna from 05.03.2011, Minutes № 41 and the recommendations of the National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (NEAA). The school will operate according to study programmes approved by the Vice Rector of Career Development, Research and Postgraduate Studies.
For more information and contacts:
Vanya Kupenova Dimitrova
Career Development Organizer
Tel.: +359 52677084
Fl. 3, room 319
Office hours: from 14.30 to 17.00