Tomsk State Pedagogical University

Faculty of Preschool and Primary School Education

Dear applicants!

Kindergarten teachers and elementary school teachers are those mentors who remain in a heart of each of us for life. After all, these people are responsible for developing of the basic qualities of the future personality. They bear special responsibility that is why they must be widely erudite, creative, resourceful, patient, tactful and kind.

Our Faculty is the best place to master these qualities. If you love children and you are fascinated with working with them, if you really care about future of the younger generation, if you are active and want to inspire others, then we are waiting for you!

«Primary education» and «Preschool education» profiles will guarantee you an employment in preschool educational institutions, general education institutions, gymnasiums, private kindergartens, centers of children development, methodological centers and special education institutions.

We are proud of our Faculty and will be happy to see you among our students!

Drozdetskaya Irina Alexandrovna,

Dean of the Faculty of Preschool and Primary Education of TSPU

Being a successor of the Faculty of Education, The Faculty of Preschool and Primary education has been implementing 11 educational bachelor's and master's degrees programs since September 2016. The educational process at the faculty is organized by two departments: the Department of Pedagogy and Methods of Primary Education and Department of Preschool Education.

Great attention is drawn to the preschool pedagogy, pedagogy of primary education, as well as psychology, teaching methods of various subjects in primary school and the implementation of educational methods in the field of preschool education.

Students are taught to help any child, regardless of his abilities, behavioral peculiarities, mental and physical health as well as to apply methods of upbringing, and training of preschool children and junior schoolchildren to assist the formation of essential skills, learning activities and their premises.

The faculty of preschool and primary education gives an opportunity to simulate elements of professional activity at the Center for Pre-school Development.

Our students regularly participate in All-Russian and international Competitions in pedagogy (Chelyabinsk, Novokuznetsk, Gorno-Altaisk), competitions of professional pedagogical skills (Ulan-Bator) in regional, All-Russian student's research, practical conferences, contests of final qualifying works (St.-Petersburg, Tula).

Students’ life is not only about study. There are many organizations at the Faculty that unites athletes, artists, dancers, idea generators, volunteers, and just those who want to talk on professional and pedagogical topics. You will get only good impressions from eventful and diverse student life!


Bachelor’s programs:

  • Pedagogical education (two profiles), «Primary education» and «Preschool education»
  • Pedagogical education, «Preschool education»; «Elementary education»                                        

Master's programs:

  • Psychological and pedagogical education, «Psychology and pedagogy of preschool development»; «Psychology and pedagogy of primary education»
  • Pedagogical education, «Psychology and pedagogy of preschool development»; «Psychology and pedagogy of primary education» 

Faculty of Foreign Languages

Dear applicants

We gladly welcome you to one of the oldest Faculties of Foreign Language in Siberia. In 2017 we marked our 85 anniversary. However, such longevity, hardly found around any other Tomsk universities, is not our main value. The main thing is a quality of our education that has been developing for decades, a unique pedagogical staff consisting of highly professional specialists and, of course, our graduates that are in demand among employers because a diploma of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of TSPU is considered as a «quality label» that guarantees employment after graduation.

Professional knowledge of foreign languages ​​can literally "open borders". Having mastered one of the Faculties’ study courses, one will get an opportunity to work and study abroad, to communicate freely on the Internet and find friends outside one’s own home country, as well as to get prestigious positions in Russian and international corporations and of course to learn how to read books in the original, watch films without translation, teach foreign languages and become a part of a large multilingual world! We are waiting for talented, hard working students willing to study foreign languages!

Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages Ph.D

Alexandra Valerievna Guzeeva

History of the faculty

The unofficial year of the faculty’s foundation is considered 10th of December 1931, when a teacher of German language Medlina V.V. was employed at newly created Tomsk industrial and pedagogical institution – the former title of Tomsk State Pedagogical University. That is how a foreign language became a part of educational program at the educational institution. The first mention about the department of foreign languages dates back to the 1st October 1932. It was the day when the first chief of Department Kopylov V.A. was assigned to this position. The further history of the department is connected with a famous linguist Chuicha G.T. On the 1st September 1936 the Department of Foreign Languages was headed by dean of Literature Faculty who knew several European languages Beke L. L. Later he became the first dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages – the first of its kind beyond the Urals. According to the remaining documents, a firm date of the Faculty’s foundation can be considered 1937.

Back then the institution was equipped with one of the most advanced technologies of that times – a special «room of foreign languages» with radio and record player, radio set and set of tutorials. This ancestor of modern language laboratories had been successfully replacing educational it-technologies that we have today.

The Great Patriotic War was a hard ordeal not only for the whole country, but also for Pedagogical University. At the beginning of the war, an ethnic German, Doctor of Philology, Professor Andrei Petrovich Dulzon was deported from Saratov to Tomsk. A well-known Germanist, who already had more than fifty scientific papers on his account. For the Faculty of Foreign Languages a whole new epoch started with his arrival: having dedicated 32 years of his life to the Faculty, Andrei Petrovich founded the world-famous Tomsk Linguistic Siberian Science School. Thanks to ever-growing pedagogical staff it was possible to create two departments of a foreign language – English and German departments.

After the Second World War was over such outstanding specialists like Mezger E. Y. who moved from Germany to the USSR in search of political shelter, the future doctor of historical sciences and famous Siberian ethnographer Pelikh G. I. and other prominent specialists had joined the university. In 1947 a department of foreign languages was separated from the departments of English and German. The country was gradually restoring itself after the War along with the Faculty of Foreign Languages. New courses and profile departments were created: the Department of French Language (1962), the Department of English Philology (1976), the Department of German Philology (1976), and several other departments. In post-perestroika years they were supplemented with "Linguistics and Intercultural Communication" and "Translation and Translation Studies".


Today the Faculty of Foreign Languages ​​features 5 departments, equipped with modern equipment, information and resource center, language clubs with native speakers, full-time and part-time courses, bachelor's degree, specialty, master's and post-graduate courses. More than 450 students are currently studying on the Faculty, an annual numbers of graduates is about 60 people, including part-time students. There are 3 doctors and more than 30 candidates of sciences at the department; more than 70 percent of the employees have academic degrees.

The Faculty of Foreign Languages ​​trains specialists, bachelors and masters in several areas, first of all, teachers of a foreign language for schools and universities.

 During the five-year course, each full-time bachelor masters two languages: ​English-German or English-French.

The linguistic pedagogical education at the TSPU has a long tradition. We employ not only teachers, but also foreign specialists - native speakers and organize intellectual games, contests and language clubs.

Apart from pedagogical course out Faculty offers training of translators and interpreters. Graduates of the department of Translation and Translation Science are in demand by private translation companies, oil and gas and mining sector and other types of business. In 2016, the Department of Slavic Philology and Intercultural Communication appeared at the Faculty. For the first time the faculty started to teach Slavic languages ​​- Polish and Russian as a foreign language (for foreign students). A joint educational program with the University of Wroclaw is being implemented – this is so-called double master's program, in scope of which students of the TSPU study at a Polish university and after graduation receive two diplomas.
Currently the faculty is developing a new oriental course, focused on study of Chinese and Japanese. There is a Japanese language office where regular classes in Japanese and Chinese languages ​​with native speakers are held.

Here at the Faculty of Foreign Languages a great attention is payed to technical equipment. IT are essential part of educational process, language laboratory rooms, an extensive library of educational materials, audio and video library, free satellite TV channels in foreign languages ​​are available in the information and resource center; the translation department has a simultaneous translation booth.

But no computer programs can teach a language as good as a speech practice in a country of the language that is being learnt. Students, graduate students, teachers of TSPU regularly participate in foreign internships, including in the framework of international academic mobility programs in Germany, France, Britain, the USA, Italy, Poland, China, Japan and other countries. This is a great opportunity to improve your communication and professional skills!



When asked about the demand and employment of our graduates we answer: "one hundred percent". There is not a single school in the city and the region, wherever the graduates of our Faculty have not worked. The graduates of the ​​of the TSPU are welcomed everywhere - in municipal and private schools, gymnasiums and lyceums, technical schools and universities, in the system of general and additional education. As for translators, they are also in demand everywhere: they can be found in large international corporations like Microsoft and Volkswagen, at the enterprises of oil and gas and innovation complexes, including the special economic zone TVT "Tomsk", in the translation companies "Janus", "Skif" and others. Specialists of the Faculty of Foreign languages are always in demand since our graduates have established a reputation of true reliable professionals.

Bachelor’s programs:

  • Pedagogical education (two profiles), «Foreign (English) language» and «Foreign (German) language»; «Foreign (English) language» and «Foreign (French) language»; «Foreign (English) language» and «Russian as a foreign language»           
  • Linguistics, «Translation and translation science» (English - German, English - French)
  • Pedagogical education, «Foreign (English) language»
  • Linguistics, «Translation and translation science» (English - German)

Specialist's programs:         

  • Linguist-translator, Translation and translation studies (English - German, English - French)

Master's programs:

  • Pedagogical education, «Linguistic Culturology»
  • Pedagogical education, «Foreign (English, German or French) language»
  • Linguistics, «Translation and Translation Studies» (English, German or French)




Institute of the Theory of Education

The Institute of the Theory of Education is a structural unit of the Tomsk State Pedagogical University.  The Institute has three departments: the department of pedagogical and philosophical anthropology; thedepartment of postgraduate education;thedepartment of history and philosophy of science.  The main fields of scientific research of the Institute are:

Methodology of modeling of the nonlinear dynamics of educational system;

Technologies of the Information Society:  methodology of diagnostics;

Bioethics as a form of self-consciousness of Modern Culture.

All fields are supported by Russian Foundation of Basic Research and Russian Foundation for Humanities.

The applied activity of Institute is connected with teaching of Master's Degree students, Ph.D. students and doctoral studies in Pedagogics and Philosophy.  Part of the staff of the Institute is working as teachers of bioethics at the Siberian State Medical University (Tomsk).

Organizational activity of the Institute is aimed at:

1) Training of specialists of top skills 

2) Preparation and the organization of scientific conferences. Among them there were five conferences on bioethics: "The Anthropological basics of Bioethics" (2006); "Construction of a Human" (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011);

3) Publishing of the Institute transactions, including series of monographs “Systems and Model: Limits of Interpretation”.

Bioethics became an object of scientific research, organizational and practical activities of our scientists due to two professors who were in 2007-2010 the invited employees of the Institute:

Boris Yudin (the representative of Russia in Steering committee on bioethics of the Council of Europe, the board member of the International Association of Bioethics);

Ruben Apresyan (the member of the Russian Committee on Bioethics, the member of the Commission of UNESCO on Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology, director of the Center of Applied and Professional Ethics).

TomskState Pedagogical Universityhas a high-professional publishing house and modern technical base for the organization and support of Internet resources and distant education.

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About Tomsk

Tomsk was founded in 1604 and was already a densely populated city at the end of the 19th century. Since the advent of the first university, this typical city of commerce has become the cultural center of Siberia, and has kept its status as a center of education, research and culture in Siberia until now. The QS international agency (QS Best Student Cities 2018) rated Tomsk the third-best student city in Russia after Moscow and Saint-Petersburg.

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Centre of the State Testing on Russian as a Foreign Language

The Centre of the State Testing on Russian as a Foreign Language for Citizens of Foreign Countries of Tomsk State Pedagogical University (hereinafter the Testing Centre).

About the Testing Centre

The Testing Centre for Russian as a foreign language has been operating in Tomsk State Pedagogical University on the basis of the agreement on cooperation between Tomsk State Pedagogical University and St. Petersburg State University since January 18th, 2013.

TSPU Campus

Main Building

(634061, Tomsk, ul. Kievskaya 60)

Building: 2

Корпуса ТГПУThe building is a monument of architecture of the early 20th century. It was built in 1905 specifically for Tomsk Teachers’ Institute by the famous Siberian architect F.F. Guth.

The main building hosts the university administration, training department, department of postgraduate education and research, department of general and legal affairs, admission department and social policy department, department of youth policy, the management of regulatory support and supervision of educational activities, management of accounting and financial control; economy management, A.M. Volkov children museum “The Land of Fairy-tale”, cafeteria.

Building 1

(634041, Tomsk, pr. Komsomolsky 75)

Building: 1

Корпуса ТГПУThe building was unveiled in 1966, the outbuilding - in 2000.

The building hosts: Faculty of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Faculty of Psychology, Public Relations and Advertising, Faculty of General Educational Programmes; Faculty of Professional Development; scientific library; edition office of the journal “Bulletin of Tomsk State Pedagogical University” ; archive; trade union : the trade union committee of employees , the trade union committee of students, the Institute of Applied Informatics, Housekeeping administration; Institute of Theory of Education, information Technology Museum, Museum of Tomsk State Pedagogical University, student club, touring club, department of TSPU television, assembly hall, sports hall , dining-room, snack bar, a medical office.

Building 5

(634061, Tomsk ul. Kievskaya 62a)

Building: 5

Корпуса ТГПУThe building was put into operation in 1986.

The building hosts: Faculty of Physical Training and Sports; branch number 1 of the scientific library, anatomical museum, the museum of physical training and sports, cafeteria.



Sports and Recreation Complex

(634061, Tomsk, ul. Kievskaya, 62a, building 1)

Number of floors: 2

Корпуса ТГПУThe sports complex was commissioned in 1989.

The sports complex hosts: sports hall, gymnastics hall, aerobics and physical therapy, fitness hall, valeology centre.



Building 6

(634061, Tomsk, ul. Kievskaya 60, building 1)

Building: 6

Корпуса ТГПУThe building was put into operation in 1989. The building hosts: a specialized laboratory of the Biology and Chemistry Faculty, testing Agroecology laboratory, peat museum.




Building 7

(634061, Tomsk, ul. Gertsena 47)

Building: 7

Корпуса ТГПУThe building was put into operation in 1980. The building hosts the Biology and Chemistry Faculty.




Building 8

(634057, Tomsk ul. Karla Ilmera 15/1)

Building: 8

Корпуса ТГПУThe building was unveiled in 2003. The building hosts: Faculty of History and Philology, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Technology and Entrepreneurship; branch number 2 of the scientific library, Department of General Informatics, Department of Swimming; swimming pool “Poseidon”; service centre, the ethno-linguistic museum “Russian house in Siberia”; office of dialects study and ethnolinguistics, museum of decorative arts of the peoples of Siberia, museum of archaeology and ethnology of Siberia, dining-room, snack bar.

Sports and recreation pool “Poseidon”

(634057, Tomsk, ul. Karla Ilmera 15/1)

Number of floors: 1

Корпуса ТГПУSports and recreation pool “Poseidon” was commissioned in 2008. The pool has four 25-meter lanes. Indoor swimming pool features a cafeteria.





Educational Laboratory Building

(634041, Tomsk, pr. Komsomolsky, 75)


(634061, Tomsk, ul. Kievskaya, 60/1)

Educational building 9

(634057, Tomsk, ul. Karla Ilmera, 15/1)

Building: 9

Корпуса ТГПУThe building was put into operation in 2010. It hosts the Institute of Culture, Department of Art Education, TSPU Art Gallery





Department of Physics Education Development

(634041, Tomsk, pr. Komsomolsky , 64-2B)

TSPU Dormitories

Dormitory 2

(Tomsk, ul. Kievskaya 64)

The dormitory was built in 1969. It has 232 rooms. The dormitory is equipped with a fitness studio and laundry.

Dormitories 3,4

(Tomsk, pr. Komsomolsky 64)

The dormitories were built in 1988-1990. The buildings have 431 rooms. The dormitories are equipped with a canteen, fitness studio and laundry.

 rest and recriation center “Uchitel”

(634041, Tomsk ul. Gertsena, 49)

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