The university has rich cultural traditions in the field of clerical education. It started its history in September 1816, when a clerical school was started in Shuya. The next steps of SSPU development are as follows: 1921 – organization of a pedagogical school; 1939 – organization of a pedagogical institute; 1952 – organization of a pedagogical higher educational establishment; 1996 – the status of the pedagogical university is acquired.
The university has prepared more than 20.000 qualified professionals from the time of its inception. Currently 7.000 students are engaged in 34 fields of studies at 10 departments, about 200 graduate and post-graduate students, more than 400 applicants are taking classes in the Department of Pre-University Training, more than 1000 professionals are updating their qualificationat SSPU.
|DEPARTMENTS||FIELDS OF STUDY|
|Department of Mathematics & Shop||Mathematics 032100, ComputerScience 030100, ShopClassand Business 030600, EmergencyTraining 033300, HomeEconomics 230600|
|Department of Social Sciences & Humanities||Management of Organization 061100, Law 521400, Economics 521600|
|Department of History & Philology||The Russian Language and Literature 032900, History 032600, Pedagogy and Methods of Primary Education 031200, Foreign Language (English, German, French) 033200, Religious Studies 022200|
|Department of Pedagogy & Psychology||Psychology 521000, Pedagogy and Methods of Primary Education 031200, Preschool Pedagogy and Psychology 030900, Pedagogy and Psychology 031000, Social Pedagogy 031300, Speech Therapy 031800, Pedagogy of the Mentally Ill 031700|
|Department of Art||Folk Art and Crafts 052300, Painting 030800|
|Department of Geography & Environmental Studies||Geography 032500, Biology 032400|
|Department of Physical Education||Physical Education 033100, Biology 032400|
|Department of Distance Education||Pedagogy and Psychology 031100, Social Pedagogy 031300|
|Department of Qualification Improvement||"Pedagogy and Psychology", "Speech Therapy" - higher vocational education level; "Economics", "Law" - baccalaureate|
|Department of Additional Educational Services||"Masseuse", "Foreign Language" - certificate level; "PC operator", "Secretary" - primary vocational education level; "Commercial Banking Accountant" - secondary vocational education level; "Economics", "Law" - baccalaureate; "Speech Therapy" - higher vocational education level|
The Post-graduate School was started at the university in 1997.
There are two degrees to be obtained there.
Such scientific schools of SSPU as Acmeology, Mathematical Logic, Algebra, Theory of Numbers, Ethics are well known in Russian science. Scientific researches in more than 40 scientific trends are being conducted here. It was SPPU that worked out the concept of multiple level system of teacher’ s training for a rural school with reduced numbers of students. A scientific laboratory of Russian Academy of Education (RAE) " Integration Technologies of Rural School Teacher’s Training" and a branch of Moscow Research Center on the Problems of the Quality of Teachers’ Training have been started at the university.