In the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, the organizing of psychological- pedagogical programs for teachers for the certification of the competencies for the didactic profession is made through the Department for the teaching staff training, currently called The Specialized Department for Psychological-Pedagogical Sciences [DPPS].
DPPS collaborates with all the faculties from TUCN in order to correlate the organizing and the quality of the psychological and pedagogical, methodical and practical training with the specialty training. DPPS’s mission refers to the psychological and pedagogical, methodical and practical training, both initial and lifelong training, of the students and graduates of the university system who choose to become teachers.
The organizing of the psychological-pedagogical training programs intends to certify the specific competencies for the teaching profession. The certification of the competencies for the didactic profession can be achieved on two levels, that is:
- a) Level I (initial) that grants the university studies graduates the right to hold teaching positions in preschools, primary schools, secondary schools on the condition of having accumulated 30 transferrable credits from the psychological-pedagogical program;
- b) Level II (advanced) that grants university studies graduates the right to hold teaching positions in high schools, colleges and universities under two conditions:
– having accumulated minimum 60 transferable credits from the psychological-pedagogical program;
– having completed a master program in the field of university studies for the bachelor’s degree.
The psychological-pedagogical programs are organized for the daily attendance forms of study, in the system of transferable study credits (ECTS). The psychological-pedagogical programs can be organized both during the university studies for level I, and in the postgraduate system, for both levels of certification. The graduation of the psychological-pedagogical programs is finalized by achieving the graduation certificate according to the level of the completed psychological-pedagogical program. The certificates are valid indefinitely.
Text from: http://dspp.utcluj.ro