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Evangelic Academy Brno

School of Higher Education of Social Work and Law

Specialization:
Social work and Law
Code:
75-32-N/05

School address:
Opletalova 6
602 00 Brno 2
The Czech Republic

tel./fax: +420-542 221 741
e-mail:

International programmes coordinator:
Hana Netočná
Renáta Michálková

Evangelic Academy is a church institution, which associates several secondary schools and schools of higher education (in Prague, Brno, Hradec Králové, and Náchod), one primary school (in Prague), one nursing school (in Brno) and a music academy in Olomouc.
The address: Evangelic Academy, Jungmannova 9, 111 21 Praha, The Czech Republic

The Brno School of Higher Education of Social Work and Law was founded in 1996, and it specializes in education in the field of Social Work and Law. It is a post-secondary education school. This school is established by the Synodic Council of the Evangelic Church of Czech Brethern and offers education for future social workers. It was opened on September 1, 1991, and has educated a number of qualified specialists. The school is based in a building of the First Congregation of the Evangelic Church of Czech Brethern in Brno.

The study plan includes both theory and practice in students´ specialization, as well as general education subjects.

The main study objective is quality training of a social worker of a very versatile specialization (work at state as well as church or private institutions), covering different target groups including young and old people, clients with a disability, homeless people, asylum seekers, and many others.

An applicant has to have a secondary education certificate (an equivalent to Czech “Maturita”), be deeply interested in social work, prove social feeling, maturity and experience, be fluent in English or German, and agree to Christian spiritual orientation of the school. It is not a rule to be a member of a Christian church.

Entrance exams take always place at the end of June (the second round usually takes place at the end of August), they include written tests and a motivation interview.

The study year is divided into two semesters, each of which is ended by exams or credit tests in individual subjects. The exam period usually lasts 3 weeks. The fifth semester contains theory only, in the sixth semester students do their practical training and write their final work. During this semester students can get consultation in subjects important for their Absolutorium (final exam): Law, Social Policy and Institutions, Theories and Methods of Social Work, and German or English.

The school life is influenced by the ecclesiastic year, the school celebrates Easter and Christmas. There is also a ceremonial opening and closing of the study year at festive services in an evangelic church.

School fees are collected according the law and they are CZK 4,000 a year.

The subjects
The main subjects: Law, Social Policy and Institutions, Theories and Methods of Social Work, Psychology, Basics of Christian Religion and Ethics, a Foreign Language (English or German).
Other Subjects: Sociology, Philosophy, Pedagogy, Personality and Social Development, Social Pedagogy, Special Education, Statistics and Demography, Sociology Research Methodology, Ethnic and Other Minorities, Economics, Health Care and First Aid, Social Pathology, Ethnic Minorities, Academic Writing, Information Technologies, Psychiatry, Social Counselling, Economics.
Optional Subjects: Sign Language, Music.

Practical Training makes a substantial part of study. It includes Personality Development Training, Communicatio Skills Course, Mediation Training, visits to various organizations, and continuous as well as block placement (the total more than 1,000 hours).
Continuous placement takes place between the second and fourth semester, always two weekdays, and the first ad the second / third year are ended by a one-month / three-month block placement.
Our students do their practical training at a number of places, including both state offices and institutions, and church and non-profit organizations.
At these places they can get experience in numerous situations (work with children, young people and seniors, different ethnic groups, unemployed and homeless people, substance addicts, clients with a disability...) Students discuss their experience at Supervision classes.

Absolutorium – the final exam
The study is ended by a theory exam in special subjects, an exam in English or German, and an oral defence of a final work, which deals, both in theory and practice, with a topic chosen before starting the final block practice. The minimal length of the text is 40 pages.
The final works become a study material for other students as a part of the school library. After successful passing the final exam a graduate obtains a certificate which entitles them to use the degree DiS (A Diploma Specialist in Law and Social Work).

School atmosphere is created mainly by the students, their being more or less interested in the problems of school and their schoolmates. The students elect their student council and together with the faculty solve possible problems concerning study plan and other school matters.
Once a month students and the faculty can meet at a common opening of the day, at contemplating a Bible or other spiritual text, they can hear and comment on important announcements. There is also time and space devoted to playing music and singing together.

International contacts
For several years our school has been organizing student visits and exchange placements in co-operation with partner schools from Finland, Germany, Austria, and other European countries.

International placement programmes - a trainee profile:

  • 19-22 years old, second or third year of study
  • positive attitude to the chosen target group
  • previous experience working with the target group
  • the minimum of 300 completed placement hours at different social work organizations
  • functional ability to communicate in English or German

INTERNATIONAL PLACEMENT arranged for EA students with the foreign partners

Prospective places

Children and Youth

  • social prevention (youth clubs, minority groups)
  • substitute family care
  • social and legal protection of children
  • social rehabilitation (educational/reformatory institutions)

Social Care

  • seniors' homes and day-care centres
  • (physically, sensory, mentally disabled clients'homes and day-care centres

Work with Persons Endangered by Social Exclusion

  • clients with addictions
  • homeless clients
  • minorities

The Timing

  • spring semester (February to May), preferably April to May
  • 4-6 weeks, 6 hours a day or by agreement

Important Placement Documents

  • Europass CV
  • Motivational Letter
  • Placement Contract
  • Evaluation Form
  • Europass Mobility Certificate

AN OFFER FOR FOREIGN PARTNERS
Of course it is possible to arrange a visit of a social work organization for our foreign partners. We can also arrange placement for a limited number of international students or professionals. The placement can take place mostly in the field of youth and leisure work, in autumn or in spring semester.