Uiverzita Mateja Bela, Pedagogická fakulta Banská Bystrica
Pedagogická fakulta začala svoju históriu písať v školskom roku 1949/50 kedy bola v Banskej Bystrici založená pobočka Pedagogickej fakulty pri Slovenskej univerzite v Bratislave. Prvá vysoká škola v Banskej Bystrici vznikla v roku 1954. Bola to Vyššia pedagogická škola. 1. septembra 1964 bola založená Pedagogická fakulta. Nová história Pedagogickej fakulty sa začala v júli 1992, keď sa stala súčasťou Univerzity Mateja Bela. Poslaním fakulty je pripravovať nových odborníkov v pomáhajúcich profesiách orientovaných na prácu s ľuďmi, predovšetkým pedagogických a sociálnych, rozvíjať v nich vedecké poznanie.
Faculty of Education of Matej Bel University Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
The history of the Faculty of Education started in the academic year of 1949/1950 when a branch of the Faculty of Education of Slovak University in Bratislava was established in Banská Bystrica. The first university in Banská Bystrica, the so-called Higher School of Education, was established in 1954. On September 1, 1964, the Faculty of Education was established. In July 1992 the Faculty became a part of Matej Bel University, and a new chapter of its history was started. The mission of the Faculty is to prepare new professionals in occupations focused on work with people, i.e. educational and social professions, as well as to develop their scientific knowledge.
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