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Pre-School Teacher Education Undergraduate Program (Turkish) (B.A., 4 Years)

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Semester 1

Introduction to Education (EGIT101)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3
Principles and characteristics of teaching profession in education; social, political, psychological, philosophical and historical foundations of education and Turkish educational system; basic issues involved in the study of education and their application in the Turkish Education system.

Philosophy of Education (EGIT106)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3
The relationship between education and philosophy; definition of educational philosophy; major philosophical movements influencing education (idealism, realism, pragmatism and existentialism); movements in educational philosophy (perennialism, essentialism, progressivism, re-constructionism, existentialism, constructivism); the effects of movements of educational philosophy on Turkish education system; educational philosophy and contemporary education systems.

Atatürk Principles and History of Turkish Revolution - I (TARH101)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3

Communication in English - I (ENGL151)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3

Turkish Language - I (TREG113)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 5
Written language and features; writing and punctuation; characteristics of written and oral expression; paragraph writing and paragraph types (introduction, development, conclusion paragraphs); ways of developing thinking (explanation, discussion, narration, description; definition, exemplification, justification, comparison, etc.); text structure (structural features of text, introduction-development-result parts); standards of textuality (cohesion, coherence, intentionality, acceptability, informativity, situationality, intertextuality); text writing (drafting, writing, editing, and sharing); writing informative and descriptive text; writing narrative text; writing descriptive text; writing controversial and persuasive texts.

Information Technology (ITEC112)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 2 | ECTS: 5
This course covers the basic concepts of information technologies, the definition of information and computational thinking, problem solving approaches, use of internet in education, safe internet usage, the concept of ethics in information technology, effects of internet usage, computer hardware, operating systems, application software and third party software, analysis of algorithms and flow chart design, use of word processing programs, use of spreadsheet programs, use of presentation programs, use of database programs, use of desktop publishing programs, definition of web design and use of code editor.

Introduction to Early Childhood Education (OOEG103)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 5
The definition and principles of early childhood education; basic views and historical development in early childhood education; early childhood education in Turkey and in the world; child developmental features and requirements; properties of the preschool teacher, preschool educational institution types(kindergarten, nursery, etc.), physical, social and educational environment properties; the role and importance of family in early childhood education.

.Child Health and First Aid (OOEG105)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3
Definition of health; condition of child health in our Country and in the world; child development in the mother's womb; effects of sickness and accidents on child development in pregnancy; physical development(teeth, hight, weight) of children between the ages of 0-8 years old and it's follow; the child diseases (diarrhea, respiratory diseases, rash diseases, parasites, infections) between the age of 0 to 8; vaccines; health status of the mother by the situation of the time; family planning; the responsibilities of the teacher and first aid in the situation of injury, bruise, burns, bug bite, poison etc.

Semester 2

Sociology of Education (EGIT211)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3
Basic concepts of sociology: society, social structure, social phenomenon, social event and etc; leaders of sociology (İbn-i Haldun, A. Comte, K. Marx, E. Durkheim, M. Weber etc) and their educational views; education from the perspective of main theories of sociology (functionalism, structuralism, symbolic interactionism, conflict theory, critical theory, phenomenology and ethnomethodology); social processes (socialization, social stratifications, social mobility, social transition,etc) and education; social institutions (family, religion, economy,politics) and education; development of education and educational sociology in Turkey (Ziya Gökalp, İsmail Hakkı Baltacıoğlu, Nurettin Topçu, Mümtaz Turhan etc.) culture and education; school as a social, cultural, moral system and community.

Educational Psychology (EGIT102)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3

Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Reforms - II (TARH102)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3

Communication in English - II (ENGL152)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3

Turkish Language - II (TREG114)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 5

Genel Kultur Secmeli Dersi I (GKSD01)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3

Development During Early Childhood (OOEG104)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 5
Basic concepts related to the development of 36-72 months children's physical, motor, cognitive, language, social-emotional, personality, moral and sexual development; development theories related to these fields; factors affecting development in different areas; developmental features; the relationship between different development areas.

Development and Education in Infancy (OOEG106)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 5
Basic concepts and principles of development; prenatal and postnatal features; newborn (health, care, nutrition); the importance of health, care and nutrition in the development of the baby; Developmental areas (motor, cognitive, language, social-emotional) and characteristics, self-care skills of a 0-36 month child; basic features, principles, indicators, the environment of pre-school education program for 0-36 month children , activities, planning of education (monthly education plan, daily education flow and activity plan), implementation and evaluation.

Semester 3

History of Turkish Education (EGIT316)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3
Concept, methods and sources of history of Turkish Education; education on first Turkish Governments, education in first Muslim Turkish Governments, education in Turkish Selçuklu State and Anatolian Seigniory; education in Ottoman Empire: education system until first renewel movements; education in Turkish governments outside of Ottoman Territories between 13th and 18th centuries; innovative movements in education until Tanzimat (Reform Period) in Ottoman Empire; Foundation of modern Turkish education system between Tanzimat and Republic; Reogranization of traditional education; education in other Turkish Goverments and communities in Eurosia between 19th and 20th centuries; education during national struggle for independence; education in Turkish Republic: foundation, structure, establishment and development of Turkish Education System; Teacher training from beginning until today; education in Turkish World; common aims, language and alphabet unification; attemps of writing a common history.

Scientific Research Methods (EGIT216)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3
Basic concepts and principles related to Research Methods; research process (recognizing the problem, determining the problem and the sample, data collection and analysis, interpreting the results); general charactersistics of data collection tools; data analysis and interpretation; access to journals, dissertations and data basis; research models and types;major paradigms in scientific research; quantitative and qualitative research designs; sampling, data collection and data analysis in qualitative research; validity and reliability in qualitative research; article or thesis analysis, evaluation and presentation; preparing research report according to research principles and ethics.

Elective Course -1 (EGIT001)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 4

Area Elective - I (AE001)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 4

Early Childhood Science Education (OOEG211)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 6
Definition and importance of early childhood science education; principles and standards in science education; scientific process skills; nature of science, teaching techniques and methods of basic scientific concepts and scientific thinking skills; organizing learning centers in science education; science programs used in early childhood education (Wings of Discovery, Tool Kit for early childhood science education, Hands in Dough); acquiring basic concepts in science education; planning and aplication of science activities.

Early Childhood Mathematics Education (OOEG213)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 5
Some cognitive theories that the basis of mathematics education in the pre-school period, the structure of mathematics, principles, and standards, development of mathematical concepts, early childhood mathematical skills, teaching basic mathematical concepts (number, pattern, geometry, measurement, data collection and representation), technology in mathematics education, assessment techniques in mathematics education, parent involvement.

Preschool Education Programs (OOEG215)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 5
Importance, principles and elements of the curriculum; historical development of preschool education program in Turkey; Basic characteristics of 3-6 year old pre-school education program implemented in Turkey, principles, achievements, indicators, environmental characteristics, activities, forms be used in program planning (monthly training plans, daily plan and activity plan), implementation and evaluation; in-class practical work related to the preschool education program.

Semester 4

Instructional Technology (BOTE211)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3

Principles and Methods of Instruction (EGIT219)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3

Vocational Elective - II (EGIT002)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 4

Genel Kultur Secmeli Dersi II (GKSD02)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3

Community Service (OOEG308)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 1 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 2 | ECTS: 3
Society, community service practices and social responsibility concepts; social responsibility projects in terms of social and cultural values; determining the contemporary social problems; preparing projects for the solution of identified social problems; becoming a volunteer individually or as a group in social responsibility projects; participating in social responsibility projects at various agencies and organizations; participating in different scientific activities like panel, conferences, congresses, symposiums as speaker or audience; evaluating the results of social responsibility projects

Area Elective - II (AE002)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 4

Early Childhood Music Education (OOEG216)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 4
Importance of music in pre-school education, the relationship between music and education; Music development of 0-8 year old child and musical skills; The use of music in achieving the goals of the preschool education program and creating a repertoire accordingly; promotion and analysis of children's songs, criteria to be considered in selection of children's songs; techniques of teaching songs to preschool children; Creating educational environment and equipment related to music education in pre-school education institutions; integrated spiral education model with musical events .

Play Development and Education in Early Childhood (OOEG218)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3
Educational and developmental values of play in early childhood; using play as an effective teaching method in recognizing and evaluating children; definition amd importance of play, play development, social role of play, game theories, factors affecting play, supporting play, planning and implementing play activities.

Drama in Early Childhood Education (OOEG220)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3
Definition and meaning of the term drama; psycho-drama, creative drama, educational drama, socio-drama, etc. concepts; drama-play relationship; history of drama practices in education; the structure of drama in education and the stages of implementation; drama environment and teacher qualifications; evaluation of drama activities, developing and applying drama activities suitable for educational purposes.

Semester 5

Turkish Education System and School Administration (EGIT412)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3
Structure of Turkish Education System; basic laws regulating Turkish Education System; center, countryside and overseas organization of Turkish National Education Ministry; teaching stages/levels in Turkish Education System; human resources and physical, technological and financial sources in Turkish Education System; renewal and reform attemps in Turkish Education System; organizational administration theories and processes; school as a social system and organization; human resources management; student personal affairs.

Measurement and Evaluation in Education (EGIT313)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3

Vocational Elective - II (EGIT003)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 4

Genel Kultur Secmeli Dersi III (GKSD03)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3

Area Elective - III (AE003)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 4

Art Education in Early Childhood (OOEG313)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 4
Definition and functions of art, basic art education, art history, place and importance of art education, how to recognize and evaluate an art work, benefits of art education for preschool children, methods and technique of preschool visual art education, materials used, museum education.

Child Assessment and Evaluation (OOEG315)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 4
The importance of recognizing the child in the early childhood period, the features of the widely used recognition and evaluation methods, the place of recognition and evaluation methods in the teaching process and the different measurement materials used, the comparison of the developmental norms in different cultures of recognizing the child.

Approaches to Learning in Early Childhood (OOEG317)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 5
Within the scope of the course, theoretical and applied information on basic concepts related to learning, different learning theories and approaches, the importance and structuring of learning through active learning and play in early childhood, the organization of educational programs and environments for effective learning, and the participation of the family in the learning process will be covered.

Semester 6

Morals and Ethics in Education (EGIT315)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3

Classroom Management (EGIT321)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3
Basic concepts about classroom management; physical, social and psychological dimensions of the class; classroom rules and class discipline; Models related to class discipline and management; management of student behaviors in class, communication and interaction process in the classroom; student motivation in class; time management in the classroom; a class teacher as a teaching leader; management of teacher-parental hearings; creation of positive and learning climate in classroom; case examples of classroom management according to school levels.

Vocational Elective - IV (EGIT004)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 4

Genel Kultur Secmeli Dersi II (GKSD04)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3

Behaviour Management In Early Childhood (OOEG321)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: -
Identifying and defining positive and negative behaviors in children; learning techniques to support positive behaviors and to suppress negative behaviors; teacher in behavior management and parental attitudes; organizing home and school settings for behavior management; developing and evaluating application examples for problem seen in classroom.

Environmental Education in Early Childhood (OOEG312)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 5
Basic concepts of environmental education; the importance of environmental education; environmental education in pre-school period;Planning and implementing environmental education activities for preschool children (living in nature,living things, plants, air, soil, water, recycling, energy-saving, environmental pollution, natural disasters, etc.).

Mental Health of Children (OOEG208)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 5
Definition, importance and history of mental health, theories on mental health, features of people with a good and poor mental health, diagnosing and treating mental and adaptation problems [stammering, mutism, enuresis, fecal soiling (encopresis), thumb sucking, nail biting, aggressiveness, jealousy, habit spasms, obstinacy, sleeping disorders, eating disorders, fear, attention deficit and hyperactivity, school fear, stealing, lying] experienced by children, effects of interfamilial occasions (divorce, stepmother/father, death of a parent etc.) on children.

Early Childhood Literature (OOEG316)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3
Development of children's literature in the world and in Turkey; the importance of increasing thinking skills and sensitivitiy with quality children's books and raising individuals who have acquired a reading culture. The function of literary works; features that should be found in children's literature works (design,content and educational) analysis with examples; demonstration of unqualified children's books with examples and discussing their negative effects on children's development; the suitability of the books that the teacher candidates read-reviewed for children according to their age groups and studies to determine which development of children will contribute; examples of various children literary genres (epic, fairy tale, poem, short story, novel, etc.) and linguistic materials that address (rhyme, rhyme, riddle, etc.) to determine the contribution of children and to their development.

Semester 7

Teaching Practice- I (OOEG423)

Credit: 5 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 6 | ECTS: 12
Specification of work to be carried out within a day at the school of practice, preparation of a daily plan (preparation of the context, materials and measurement tools as required by the plan), implementing the said plan or some activities specified within the plan, devising, applying and evaluating a plan for managing unwanted student behavior, filling in a self evaluation report regarding the course applications, preparing a portfolio.

Counselling in Schools (EGIT416)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3

Vocational Elective - V (EGIT005)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 4

Area Elective - V (AE005)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 4

Character and Value Education (EGIT482)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3

School Readiness and Early Literacy (OOEG411)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 4
Definition of school readiness and factors affecting readiness; the dimensions of primary school preparation (physical, social, emotional, cognitive, Language, self-care skills); preparing activities for school readiness ; importance of reading and writing readiness skills in preschool education, basic concepts, literacy approaches, factors affecting reading acquisition, development of literacy skills; early litéracy, reading skills and sub-areas; alphabet knowledge (pre-alphabet stage, logographic level, partial alphabet stage / semi-phonetic level, complete alphabet stage, combined alphabet stage / pronunciation); phonological process skills (sound awareness, voice memory, sound usage); verbal language skills and vocabulary development; preparation for writing (text awareness); planning, implementation and evaluation of reading and writing activities appropriate to preschool education program.

Semester 8

Teaching Practice II (OOEG424)

Credit: 5 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): 6 | ECTS: 15
Preparation of daily plans every week, application of the plan, evaluation of the plan by the school tutor, academic staff member, an intern, applying for reviews on plans based on the evaluations, and their re-application, preparation of portfolios.

Konu Alan Ders Kitabi Incelemesi (EGIT418)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 3

Vocational Elective - VI (EGIT006)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 2 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 4

Area Elective - VI (AE006)

Credit: 2 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 4

Policies of Early Childhood Education (OOEG410)

Credit: 3 | Lecture Hour (hrs/week): 3 | Lab (hrs/week): - | Tutorial (hrs/week): - | ECTS: 4
Recognizing the early childhood policies in Turkey and in the world and examining the applications of these policies; pre-service teachers' professional perceptions and understanding in the context of early childhood policies, understanding issues covered by early childhood education policy; explaining the scope and importance of early childhood services; understanding the development of different early childhood programs, making comparisons regarding their purpose and scope; examining national and international examples within the scope of early childhood education policy.