School of Education

Our school is preparing highly qualified teachers of English and German languages to


work in our country and abroad. The School of Life, which began its activities with the first days of AUL, the 2016 th year was a year of real reforms, more precisely, a new period – the period of change. Department provides teaching disciplines at the undergraduate level, graduate and doctoral programs. Our employees are experts, well-known in the country and abroad, are excellent experts in their field. You, dear students, favorable conditions for the development of the necessary knowledge and skills, the effective, creative learning environment, new curricula and textbooks, halls of learning with the technical foundation, research centers, mutual respect and transparency in the relations between students and teachers waiting for you. Communication school with leading universities around the world will be your window to the world. In short, every day at our school will be full of news and various events. No we still have much to do. If you want to become a part of it and live a real student life, do not hesitate to come to the school of Education, having its prestige and certain writing in!

History of the School of Education

In accordance with the decision of the Azerbaijan SSR Council of Ministers of 10 December 1947, in Baku, the independent Institute of Foreign Languages was established and when the September 1, 1948 Institute was opened to students their doors here only two departments acted: Department of English and German-French. Although the English Department was established in the year as a separate institution, it originates from the School of Foreign Languages, which began its activity in the IPA in 1937. For the first time in the country of the English language experts were prepared in this department, and hundreds of English teachers were sent to the schools of the republic. Among the graduates were Ruhsara Gaibova, Ismihan Rahimov, Nazim Gadimbeyov, Fuad Kyazymov, Hajar Nagiyeva, Khadija Ahmadova, Miyasat Omarova and other persons. However, after the establishment of the republic independent institution, training of foreign language specialists entered a new phase. In the 1948-1949 academic year, the school had 75 students (50 in the Azerbaijani sector, 25 – in Russian), and 140 people were transferred from the IPA. The first dean of the school, who started work with 215 students (131 of them – the Azeris) in 1948, became Nazim Gadimbeyov, who was a graduate of the School of Foreign Languages . But soon, he went to a responsible job in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and was replaced by a specialist French language Mina Guliyeva. In subsequent years Nigyar Vazirova-Egorova, Dora Abbasova, Leo Guslitser, Said Bagirov ,Miyasat Omarova acted as deans. And the head of the Department of English was Rukhsara Gaibova. In connection with the execution of the decision TSKKP of Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijan SSR Council of Ministers “On regulation of the network of schools in the Azerbaijan SSR” dated April 14, 1959, Minister of Education of the Republic in May of the same year ordered the merger of the Azerbaijan Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages with the Institute of Russian Language and Literature named after M.F. Akhundov. In the new institute there were only two schools: Russian language and literature, and European languages. Dean of the Second School prepares specialists in English, was appointed Jafar Jafarov. But he was in office for only one year. In March 1960 he was replaced by Shamil Safiguliev. Order of the Minister of Higher and Secondary Special Education of February 7, 1968 Department of European Languages is divided into two parts: the departments of English and German-French. Before the election Associate Professor Rahimov was appointed dean of the school. In a short time, on April 22, 1968 Nana Shakhmuradova was elected Dean of the School. In April 1971, Rahimov was the re-direct the Department. Initiative and the order of the national leader Heydar Aliyev came to power in 1969, November 4, 1972 the Azerbaijan SSR Council of Ministers adopted a resolution “On the reorganization of the Azerbaijan Pedagogical Institute named after M.F. Akhundov languages”. In accordance with the decision of the two institutions was organized on the basis of the institution: Azerbaijan Pedagogical Institute of Russian Language and Literature named after M.F. Akhundov and Azerbaijan Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages named after the fiftieth anniversary of the USSR. The largest school in APIIYA was English Department. Due to the fact that the Department was transferred to the liquidated institute, dean position again performed Ismihan Rahimov. In 1973 Fikret Seyidov was appointed to the post of dean. In 1979, he was replaced by G. Yusifov, and in 1990 succeeded G.Yusifova F. Orujov.

Social and political processes that have taken place in the country in the 90s, had an impact on the life of the Institute. This is clearly manifested itself in the personnel changes, the reorganization of faculties, departments and divisions. Change the rectors, vice-rectors, deans, heads of departments and divisions, reorganization of faculties, departments and divisions were in the order of things. School of English, which is the only institution in the field of training of English language specialists to the 90s, the Rector’s order of 17 December 1991, divided into departments of English-German and English-French. By the decision of the Scientific Council, a second school since 1998, it was renamed the Department of English Language and Regional Studies, and since 2001 in the number of English School 1. In 1991-2003 Dunyamin Yunusov, Sevda Javadova, Natig Yusifov, Malumat Nuraddinov were the deans of the school. In 2003-2004, the school was led by Professor Afgan Abdullayev. In 2013, the Department of English 1 was renamed the School of Education.

Among the graduates, trained thousands of English for 70 years from the date of creation, formed many national staff with a wealth of scientific creativity, high talent, distinguished people in the development of the science of linguistics. The first specialist foreign language elected correspondent member of the National Science Academy, professor Zemfira Verdiyeva, member of ANNA, winner of the State award Agamusa Akhundov, Ghazanfar Pashayev, founder of comparative linguistics in the country, Professor Oruj Musayev, Mehpara Gaibova, for the first time in the country presented a deep scientific analysis of the communicative aspects presentation of thoughts of the artistic image as a part of scientific linguistics professor with exceptional merits in development of science of linguistics – Dunyamin Yunusov, Natig Yusifov, Fikrat Seyidov, Sayadulla Babayev, Gyulnar Huseynzade, Dilara Ismailova, Masma Gaziyeva, Afgan Abdullayev, Farman Zeynalov, Fikret Dzhahangirov, Azad Mammadov, Nigar Valiyeva, Leila Jafarova, Arif Huseynov, Sevinj Zeynalova, honored teacher Akif Bayramov, Balakhan Huseynov and others are graduates of this particular department.

The School has become a leading institution, going ahead in the university. Thanks to the attention and care of the former rector of the University, Professor Samad Seyidov, the material and technical base of the School of Education was even more intensified. Different centers, laboratories, new departments are the result of this particular attention.

Important steps were taken for the preparation of students of the school as worthy professionals. In the first place, morally healthy climate was created, the works in the field of mutual respect in the relationship between teacher and student is more responsible understanding of the teaching and the student’s rights and responsibilities, strengthening the order.

In 2005, our country has adopted the Bologna Declaration, our University became the first institution of higher education, to support the process. Curricula programs have been updated textbooks were replaced with textbooks that meet modern requirements. Educational work among the students were carried out, parents and teachers about the system, conducted training seminars on new innovative methods of training, prepared for new programs in the disciplines.

At the School has the following department: Lexicology of the English language, English language Phonetics, Psychology, Fundamentals of civil defense and medical knowledge, innovation and learning German. Today 10 departments of the School operate 167 employees. Of these 4 professors – doctor of sciences, 40 – PhD – assistant professors and 75 assistant professors. Over the past 1 year was created 162 textbooks teaching staff of the school, textbooks, monographs, articles, theses published 447 in various influential scientific journals. Our teachers regularly take part in various seminars, conferences and training, to improve the training. Over the past year our chairs were organized 52 research activities and professional orientation activities. Since 2014 the dean of the school is doctor of philological sciences, Professor Fikret Jahangirov.

At the moment, the School of Education provides training in various specialties and programs.

At the undergraduate level may be educated as a teacher of English and German languages, and as well as instructors of primary classes. According specialties students are offered the following courses:

As a instructor of English and German language:

  1. Reading and speaking (by levels)
  2. Communicative Grammar (on levels)
  3. Listening and pronunciation (by levels)
  4. Lexicology of English (German) language
  5. The style of English (German) language
  6. English (German) Books
  7. Geography
  8. Methods of foreign language teaching
  9. Introduction to Linguistics
  10. Psychology
  11. Education
  12. The history of Azerbaijan
  13. Azerbaijani language
  14. Azerbaijan literature
  15. Foreign languages (German, French, Spanish, Italian)
  16. Information technologies in teaching
  17. Civil defense
  18. Physical education
  19. Various items to choose from


As a teacher of primary school:

  1. Geography of Azerbaijan
  2. Psychology
  3. Native language
  4. Theoretical basis of the initial course of mathematics
  5. Children’s anatomy, physiology, and hygiene
  6. History of Azerbaijan
  7. Methods of teaching sign language
  8. Art and Methods of Teaching
  9. Music and methods of teaching music
  10. The evaluation of educational achievements
  11. Education
  12. Physical education and methods of its teaching
  13. Life skills and teaching methods
  14. Family Education
  15. Computer Science and technique of its teaching

Year after year, the international relations of the School of Education were extended bilateral agreements were signed with the leading universities of the world. Among them are the ESLİ international organization (USA), Florida International University, the University of California at Berkeley (USA), New York State University (USA), University of Minnesota (USA), University of North Carolina (US), State University of Cluj (Romania ), Belarus State University, Uppsala University (Switzerland), Uludag (Turkey) University and others. And the signing of the contract with the University of Essex, United Kingdom go down in history of AUL. Our students, after two years of study at our school can continue their studies at the University of Essex, and obtain a double diploma, University of Essex, and the Azerbaijan University of Languages.