Department head: Full Professor Dunja Pavličević-Franić, PhD
Deputy head of department: Full Professor Dubravka Težak, PhD
The Department of Teacher Education Studies of the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb is a constituent part of the Faculty where profuse teaching, professional, scientific, and art activities take place. The department covers two programmes of study: the Integrated Undergraduate and Graduate University Study for Primary Teacher Education with modules (information sciences, Croatian language, art, educational sciences), and the Integrated Undergraduate and Graduate University Study for Primary Teacher Education with foreign languages (German or English language). Due to the diversity within basic higher education of future teachers, the Department affirms plurality of education, fostering high quality standards of higher education and encouraging continuous development of the teaching profession. The programmes of study encompass pedagogical, psychological and didactic subject areas, basic subject areas, areas of teaching methodology, and subject areas relating to each particular module or orientation. The programmes of study are carried out in Zagreb, Petrinja, and Čakovec by professors, teachers and professional associates. The Department also offers various postgraduate professional development programmes which are geared towards the scientific affirmation of teaching as an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary profession.