The Faculty of Education is one of seventeen faculties associated under the umbrella of the Charles University. Its primary goal is to train teachers and other pedagogical personnel for all types of schools and school systems, at various levels of study (Bachelors and Masters) and forms. While five other faculties within the Charles University are also officially qualified to train teachers, what makes the Faculty of Education unique is the span and complexity of its educational focus. The Faculty provides university-level pre- and in-service teacher education in the following fields: Humanities, Social Sciences, Art Education, Physical Education, Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
The Faculty is currently training approximately 4200 students in both BA and MA study programmes, plus nearly 10 000 students taught within a wide range of combined forms of study programmes, mainly as a part of professional teacher development.
The Faculty is also opened to tuition-paying foreign students who can enrol to programmes taught in English. The Faculty participates in the international Erasmus Mundus programme aimed at facilitating student and teacher mobility.
The Faculty of Education is responsible for the quality of scholarship, culture and the education of teachers. Educational and research activities are guaranteed and managed by:
Departments of Pedagogy and Psychology: Dept. of Education, Dept. of Psychology, Institute for Research and Development in Education
Departments of Science and Technology Education: Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Education, Dept. of Biology and Environmental Studies, Dept. of Mathematics and Mathematical Education, Dept. of Information Technology and Technical Education
Departments of the Humanities: Dept. of History and History Didactics, Dept. of Social Sciences and Philosophy
Philological departments: Dept. of Czech Literature, Dept. of Czech Language, Dept. of English Language and Literature, Dept. of French Language and Literature, Dept. of Germanic Studies, Dept. of Russian and Language Teaching Methodology
Departments focused on Art and Music: Dept. of Music Education, Dept of Art Education