The programme is open to all international and Polish applicants. Entry requirements include a bachelor, master, engineer or equivalent degree in any discipline.
Admission of candidates is based on: a final diploma grade and a grade average from the previous studies, converted into ranking points.
Candidates must also meet the requirements related to the knowledge of the English language. Candidates who obtained qualifications to teach in kindergartens and/or classes I-III of primary schools during undergraduate level, graduate level or uniform master's degree must have the English language proficiency at B2 level. Other candidates must have knowledge of English at C1 level, confirmed by an appropriate certificate or grade in transcript /supplement, provided that the credit of the English language was held in the form of an exam and the level of proficiency was specified there.
The graduates of the programme have a broad and interdisciplinary knowledge in the areas of language acquisition, young learner pedagogy, language teaching methodology with the special focus on language and content integration (CLIL), as well as language assessment. The courses are offered in English, using a diversity of teaching approaches including both theory and practice of teacher education. In addition, student teachers participate in a series of workshops and lectures offered by experts in the field of young learner language teaching and learning. Much emphasis is put on preparing student teachers to conduct teacher research and solve practical classroom challenges. Student practice takes place in selectively chosen schools and preschools which offer extended English language teaching programmes. Students graduating from the Graduate Programme in Teaching English to Young Learners are prepared to teach English in preschools as well as in grades 1-3 of primary schools, both in regular foreign language classes and in institutions which offer bilingual programmes.