Welcome to Website of Department of Primary and Pre-primary Education

Head of Department: Doc. PaedDr. Miluše Rašková, Ph. D.
Deputy Head: Mgr. Alena Vavrdová, Ph.D.
Registrar: PhDr. Dominika Stolinská, Ph.D.
Secretary: Vlasta Gáborová

Other staff

External lecturers

  • Mgr. Hana Kretková
  • Mgr. Taťána Nástěstová
  • Mgr. Hana Schmidtová
  • Mgr. Ivona Urbišová
  • Mgr. Michaela Bartošová
  • Mgr. Markéta Krotká
  • Mgr. Hana Obručníková
  • Mgr. Hana Bednářová
  • RNDr. Zdeněk Gaďourek, Ph.D.
  • PaedDr. Zdeňka Jančíková, Ph.D.

Doctoral Students (internal)

  • Mgr. Michaela Bartošová
  • Mgr. Alžběta Vaňková

Doctoral Students (external)

  • Mgr. Renata Kovářová
  • Mgr. Hájková
  • Mgr. Tereza Koťátková

We would like to offer a foreign publication for rent. The publications are prepared for foreign doctoral students at the Faculty of Education, Palacký University in Olomouc. Here's a list of books available:

English Library

If you are interested, please contact Mgr. Michaela Bartošová (bartosovamichaela13b@seznam.cz)


The Department of Primary and Pre-Primary Education guarantees teacher training courses for kindergarten and primary school teachers. The department is responsible for educational disciplines and some subject-specific didactic courses for teacher training disciplines (Teacher training for kindergartens, Teacher training for primary schools, Preschool education). The department is also involved in the delivery of Teacher training for primary schools and special education, and Speech-language therapy. In terms of methodology, the department ensures and guarantees all types of teaching experience. In cooperation with the Lifelong Learning Centre, the department is involved in lifelong learning programmes, guarantees professional qualification study in Teacher training of primary schools and Teacher training for kindergartens; and delivers lifelong learning courses the purpose of which is to deepen the knowledge of various fields. The department is also involved in the doctoral degree programme Pedagogy and Education.

In the area of scientific and research activity the Department of Primary and Pre-Primary education focuses on improving the quality of the profession of kindergarten teachers and primary school teachers, and on various specific areas relating to preschool children and younger schoolchildren.

We collaborate with educational institutions abroad (for example Norway, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, Sweden, Spain, etc.) The department hosts or co-organizes congresses, conferences and other scientific or educational events, and cooperates with regional organizations and the application sphere, especially with faculty schools. Reciprocal mobilities of students and teachers are organized as part of international study exchange under the ERASMUS + programme; currently the department has bilateral agreements with foreign universities, for example in Sweden (Uppsala), Norway (Trondheim), Spain (Madrid, Coruna), Austria (Klagenfurt), Germany (Erlangen-Nuremberg), Hungary (Sopron), Slovenia (Koper, Maribor), Croatia (Rijeka), Lithuania (Panevežys), Slovakia (Ružomberok, Prešov), and Great Britain (Winchester).

History of the department

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