Modern Methods in Teaching Computer Science – in Hungarian Programme Profile

Educational Programme Modern Methods in Teaching Computer Science (in Hungarian)
Degree Awarded Master in Computer Science
Standard Length of Studies
(Number of ECTS Credits)
2 years, 4 semesters, 120 ECTS, including 30 credits from the 2nd level pedagogical module
Type of Study Full-time
Higher Education Institution Babeş–Bolyai University
Faculty / Department Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Contact Person Lecturer Professor MOLNÁR Andrea-Éva
Phone +40 264 405327
Fax +40 264 591906
Profile of the Degree Programme Didactics of Computer Science degree program
Target Group / Addressees Graduates in Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc.
Entrance Conditions Graduate student recruitment is achieved by competition. The overall three/four-year undergraduate average grade and a personal portfolio, for candidates with a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Computer Mathematics or Economical Computer Science and respectively the grade of a written test (see the curricula here) and a personal portfolio, for candidates outside the above mentioned areas.
Further Education Possibilities The master’s program aims at providing students with the appropriate tools for further doctoral studies and professional activity.
Description of Study Core courses:

  • Algorithms and Data Modelling (for techers’ retraining)
  • Programming Languages (for techers’ retraining)
  • Computer Science in Teaching Mathematics
  • Psycho-pedagogy of Teenagers, Youth and Adults
  • Design and Management of Educational Programmes
  • Contest problems
  • Computer Science and Modelling
  • Notions of Robotics, Programming Mobile Devices
  • Field Didactics and Developments in the Didactics of the Specialization (high school, post-high school, higher education)
  • Didactics of Computer Science
  • Didactics of Information and Communication Technology
  • Learning Programming Through Games; Computer Science in Lower Secondary Education
  • Database Management Systems (for teachers’ retraining)
  • Information Society
  • Elaboration of Multimedia Materials
  • Internship in Specialization
  • Pre-service Teaching Practice (at high school, post-high school, higher education level)
Purposes of the Programme This Master Programme has the purpose of broadening the horizon of knowledge and raising the level of competence in Computer Science and in teaching Computer Science.
Specialization / Area of Expertise Teacher of Computer Science (different levels), educational expert, researcher in Computer Science
Extra Peculiarities Optional: Mathematical modeling, Practice of Education.
Practical Training In the 2nd semester of the program the students participate to work in schools.
Final Examinations Dissertation thesis
Gained Abilities and Skills Professional and transversal competencies:

  • Ability to understand and manipulate basic and advanced concepts, results and theories in the fields of computer science;
  • Ability to understand methodical and scientific papers in the fields of computer science, to put new problems and to initiate new methodical and scientific research;
  • Ability to inform themselves, to work independently or in a team in order to realize studies and to solve complex problems;
  • Ability to use mathematical software in the teaching process;
  • Ability to communicate in a scientific language and to make methodical and scientific reports and papers;
  • Ability to motivate and communicate current results from computer science by using models from other sciences, economics and engineering;
  • Ability to communicate and teach fundamental and advanced knowledge from the fields of computer science;
  • Ability to use basic and complementary knowledge in pursuing a doctoral program in the fields Didactics of Computer Science;
  • Ability to adapt and integrate themselves in different environments from education, research and economy;
  • Ability for continuous self-perfecting and study.
Job Placement, Potential Field of Professional Activity After graduating, the employment opportunities are increased in teaching at different levels: elementary schools, secondary schools, high schools, post high schools and universities. Also, they can perform guidance and control activities at School Territorial Inspectorates, as well as software development and testing in software companies.