The four-year Elementary School Teacher Education Undergraduate Program started offering education in 2007. Currently offering education to 160 students, the program offers courses focusing on field practice, general culture and pedagogic formation.
During the first years of the program, the focus is on theory. Following their fifth term, students gain experience both in teaching and learning, thanks to application courses, research projects and community service applications. Along with courses focusing on practice, students are assigned various homework and projects, all enabling them taking an active role in their learning process.
Our department offers a high-quality learning environment enabling students to convert theoretical information into practice. Our fundamental aim is to graduate specialist teachers who, through modern teaching approaches they have gained at the department, will provide a motivating environment for students to learn and love learning.
Our courses are offered by prominent academic staff members who give students opportunities for academic tutorials outside class hours. The University has a modern library which offers field-related books, encyclopedias, dictionaries and periodicals for students. The Elementary School Department also offers internship and field practice opportunities for students at various institutions of education.
Program graduates may pursue employment opportunities as class teachers at state or private schools operating under the Ministry of Education. They may also take an active part in projects aiming to raise the literacy rate and the participation in compulsory education carried out by the Ministry of Education.