DEPARTMENT of ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
                                      EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

I. SEMESTER                                                          II. SEMESTER
CODE       COURSE NAME                               T    A    C      CODE        COURSE NAME                                   T        A   C
ECE 101    Introduction to Early Childhood           3    0    3      ECE 102     Maternal Child Health and First Aid           3        0   3
ECE 103    Human Anatomy and Physiology              3    0    3      GNK 102     Developmental Psychology                      2        0   2
ECE 105    Psychology                                2    0    2      TÜRK 104    Turkish II: Oral Communication                2        0   2
TÜRK 103   Turkish I: Written Communication          2    0    2      ATA 102     Atatürk’s Principles and the History of       2        0   2
                                                                                  the Turkish Revolutions II
ATA 101    Atatürk’s Principles and the History of   2    0    2      GNK 104     Computer Skills                               2        2   3
           the Turkish Revolutions I
GNK 103    Computer Skills I                         2    2    3      ENG 132     Foreign Language II                           4        0   4
ENG 131    Foreign Language I                        4    0    4      EĞT 142     Educational Psychology                        3        0   3
EĞT 141    Introduction to Educational Sciences      3    0    3
TOTAL                                                21   2    22     TOTAL                                                     18       2   19

III. SEMESTER                                                        IV. SEMESTER
CODE       COURSE NAME                               T    A    C      CODE        COURSE NAME                                   T        A   C
ECE 201    Development in Early Childhood            3    0    3      ECE 202     Development in Early Childhood                3        0   3
           Education I                                                            Education II
ECE 203    Creativity and Children                   2    2    3      ECE 204     Children’s Literature                         2        0   2
ECE 205    Play in Early Childhood                   2    0    2      ECE 206     Teaching Mathematics                          3        0   3
           Departmental Elective                     3    0    3      ECE 208     Child Mental Health                           3        0   3
GNK 201    History of Sciences                       2    0    2      ECE 210     Drama                                         2        2   3
GNK 207    Sociology                                 2    0    2      ECE 212     Maternal and Child Nutrition                  2        0   2
EĞT 241    Principles and Methods of Instruction     3    0    3      EĞT 242     Educational Technologies and Material         2        2   3
ENG 231    Foreign Language III                      4    0    4      ENG 232     Foreign Language IV                           4        0   4
TOTAL                                                21   2    22     TOTAL                                                     21       4   23

V. SEMESTER                                                          VI. SEMESTER
CODE       COURSE NAME                               T    A    C      CODE        COURSE NAME                                   T        A   C
ECE 301    Physical Education and Teaching           2    2    3      ECE 302     Methodology II                                2        2   3
ECE 303    Music Education I                         1    2    2      ECE 304     Music Education II                            2        2   3
ECE 305    Teaching Science                          2    2    3      ECE 306     Material Development                          2        2   3
ECE 307    Visual Art Education                      2    2    3      GNK 304     Effective Communication                       3        0   3
GNK 305    Statistics                                2    0    2      GNK 306     Research Methods                              2        0   2
EĞT 343    Classroom Management                      2    0    2      GNK 302     Community Service                             1        2   2
EĞT 347    Methodology I                             2    2    3      EĞT 342     Special Education                             2        0   2
EĞT 349    School Experience                         1    4    3      EĞT 344     Measurement and Evaluation                    3        0   3
GNK 331    English for Specific Purposes I:          3    0    3      GNK 332     English for Specific Purposes II:             3        0   3
           Developing Reading and Writing Skills                                  Translation
TOTAL                                                17   14   24     TOTAL                                                     20       8   24

VII. SEMESTER                                                        VIII. SEMESTER
CODE       COURSE NAME                               T    A    C      CODE        COURSE NAME                                   T        A   C
ECE 401    Parent Education                          2    0    2      ECE 402     School Readiness and Elementary               2        0   2
                                                                                  School Programs
ECE 403    Research Project I                        1    2    2      ECE 404     Research Project II                           1        2   2
           Departmental Elective                     2    0    2                  Departmental Elective                         3        0   3
           Cultural Elective                         3    0    3                  Departmental Elective                         2        0   2
EĞT 445    Guidance                                  3    0    3      EĞT 448     Turkish Education System and School           2        0   2
EĞT 447    Teaching Practice I                       2    6    5      EĞT 444     Teaching Practice II                          2        6   5
TOTAL                                                13   8    17     TOTAL                                                     12       8   16

                                                     Theoretical    Application   Credits          Hours
                           GENERAL TOTAL
                                                        143             48          167             191

                         ECE: Departmental Courses, EĞT: Educational Courses, GNK: General Culture Courses

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                               DEPARTMENT of ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
                               EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM
                                       COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


ECE 101 INTRODUCTON to EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION                                                       (3-0-3)
Early childhood concept, early childhood and preschool education in Turkey and in the world, description,
principles, improvement and benefits of preschool education, basic ideas of preschool education and historical
development of preschool education, present situation of preschool education in Turkey and in the world, basic
characteristics of preschool teacher, kind of preschool education’ institutions (kindergarten, day care center
etc.), physical, social and educational environment characteristics in preschool institution, family importance
and role of preschool education.

ECE 103 HUMAN ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY                                                          (3-0-3)
Basic information about human body and systems central and peripheral nervous system, movement system,
sense organs, transport, digestive system, respiration system, excretion system, endocrine system,
reproduction system, importance of development of these systems in 0-6 years old.

ECE 105 PSYCHOLOGY                                                                                       (2-0-2)
Description of psychology, history of psychology, contents of psychology (social psychology, clinical psychology,
educational psychology), theories of psychology (behavioral, cognitive and existential psychology etc.),
biological bases of behavior, intelligence and theories, sensation and perception, memory, personality and
theories, abnormal behavior, motivation, excitement, defense mechanisms.

TÜRK 103 TURKISH I: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION                                                              (2-0-2)
The basic features of written language and written communication by focusing on the differences as well.
Communication, in relation to written and verbal means; subjective and objective communication; paragraph
and types of paragraph (introductory, developmental and conclusive paragraphs). Definition of text and types
of texts (informative or literary texts); basic tenets of texts (coherence, cohesiveness, intertextuality, etc.).
Written communication (free writing, pre-planned writing); stages of pre-planned writing (topic, narrowing
down the topic, aim, view point, identifying the main and supporting ideas, outlining, margins); theoretical
knowledge on informative texts (petition, letter, news, decision, advertisement, official report, scientific
articles); studies on examples and applications; summarizing and outlining a text; correcting the language
errors of written productions.

ATA 101 ATATÜRK’S PRINCIPLES and THE HISTORY of the TURKISH REVOLUTIONS I                              (2-0-2)
Concepts, definitions, course method and definition of source, Industrial Revolution, French Revolution,
Dissolution Period in the history of Ottoman Empire (19th Century), administrative reforms, 1st and 2nd
Constitutional Monarchy Period, Tripoli and the Balkans War, 1st World War, Mondros Armistice Agreement,
Wilson Principles, Paris Conference, M. Kemal’s arrival in Samsun and situation in Anatolia, Amasya Declaration,
National Congresses, foundation of Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA), national revolts, constitution,
foundation of unitary army, 1st İnönü, 2nd İnönü, Kütahya, Eskişehir, Sakarya Wars and Grand Attack, War of
Independence, Lausanne and other Treaties and abolition of Sultanic rule.

GNK 103 COMPUTER SKILLS I                                                                                (2-2-3)
Information technologies, basic concepts of hardware and software, operation systems, word processing
programs, electronic tabulation programs, presentation of data, using the Internet in education, the effects of
information technology on social structure and its place in education, security in information technology and the
related ethical concepts.

ENG 131 FOREIGN LANGUAGE I                                                                                     (4-0-4)
This course has been designed to enable university students to use their reading, speaking, listening and
writing skills at a certain level of efficiency in academic activities of all sorts they carry out in their study fields.
This course aims at improving linguistic and communicative competence and foreign language proficiency of the
learners by offering interesting contexts, doing exercises that boost functional use of language and using
language in real life communication.

EĞT 141 INTRODUCTION to EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES                                                          (3-0-3)
Basic concepts of education, basics of education as a science (philosophical, social, legal, psychological,
economic and political), historical development of education, methodology in educational sciences, functions of
education, social change and improvement as seen from the perspective of educational sciences, teaching as a
profession, applications and development in the field of teacher training.


ECE 102 MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH and FIRST AID                                                             (3-0-3)
Description of maternal-child health, situation of child health in Turkey and in the world, cycles of pregnancy,
child development in prenatal period, effects of child development to risky conditions about disease and
accident in pregnancy, physical development in 0-6 years old (teeth, height, weight9, and follow-up, child
diseases in 0-6 years old (diary, respiration infections, immunizations and dermal diseases, parasitical
infections etc.) and prevention strategies, vaccines, health problems in period of women life, family planning,
some major injuries and prevention strategies, necessities of teachers’ in emergency situations.

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GNK 102 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY                                                                     (2-0-2)
Definition of development, basic concepts, factors of effecting to development, examination of prenatal, natal
and post natal periods as a developmental theories, research methods and techniques in developmental
psychology, theories of cognitive, perceptual, social, moral and personality development.

TÜRK 104 TURKISH II: ORAL COMMUNICATION                                                                    (2-0-2)
Basic features of oral language and oral communication. Oral expression; basic features of oral skills (using the
natural language and body language); basic tenets of giving a good speech; basic features of a good speaker
(stress, intonation, pitch, etc.). Impromptu and prepared speech; stages of prepared speech (selecting a topic,
narrowing-down, aim, view point, identification of main and supporting points, planning, preparing the text,
presentation of the speech). Types of speech: (dialog, conversation, introducing yourself, answering questions,
celebrating special events, such as new year’s eve, child birth, festivals, etc., giving directions, talking on the
phone, job application, interviewing, speaking on the radio and TV, etc.). Giving impromptu speech on different
topics, applications on speech samples and giving speeches, correcting errors in speech.

ATA 102 ATATÜRK’S PRINCIPLES and THE HISTORY of the TURKISH REVOLUTIONS II                                    (2-0-2)
Political revolutions, political parties, transition to multi-party period, revolutions in law, reorganization of social
life, renovations in economy. Turkish foreign policy between the years of 1923 and 1938, Turkish foreign policy
after Atatürk, principles of Turkish Revolution (Republicanism, Populism, Secularism, Revolutionism, Statism,

GNK 104 COMPUTER SKILLS                                                                                  (2-2-3)
Basic concepts on computer assisted education, features, conceptual basis, advantages and limitations,
methods of application, common formats used in computed assisted teaching, selection and evaluation of
educational software, distance education, data basis applications, negative effects of the Internet and computer
on children/adolescents and ways to take precautions against these.

ENG 132 FOREIGN LANGUAGE II                                                                               (4-0-4)
This course has been designed to enable university students to use their reading, speaking, listening and
writing skills at a certain level of efficiency while conducting academic activities in their own fields. The aim
should be to raise the knowledge and abilities the students have gained in the “Foreign Language I” course to a
higher level. While doing so, attention should be paid to creating interesting contexts, doing exercises that
increase the functional competence, using the language in authentic communicative contexts and in this way to
increase the linguistic and communicative competence and the linguistic proficiency of students.

EĞT 142 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY                                                                             (3-0-3)
The relationship between education and psychology, definition and functions of educational psychology, basic
concepts related with learning and development, developmental characteristics (physical, cognitive, emotional,
social, ethical development), the factors affecting learning, theories of learning, and the implications of learning
theories on teaching process, effective learning, and factors affecting learning (motivation, individual factors,
dynamic of group and the effects of the factors on classroom teaching process).


ECE 201 DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION I                                                  (3-0-3)
Cognitive development in 0-8 years old, basic concepts and theories about cognitive development (Piaget,
Vygotsky), concepts about language development, systems with consisting language, basis of physical and
neurological in language, language development in 0-8 years old, positive and negative factors effecting
language development, functions of language and relationship between language and cognition, bilingualism.

ECE 203 CREATIVITY and CHILDREN                                                                              (2-2-3)
Importance of creativity to human and social life, creativity and related theories, relationship between creativity
and intelligence, characteristics of creative individual, development of creativity, affecting of creativity to social,
cultural, developmental and emotional factors, importance of creative problem solving and brainstorm, role of
creative development in early childhood, development of creativity in preschool period, discovering and
development of self creativity in prospective teachers.

ECE 205 PLAY in EARLY CHILDHOOD                                                                        (2-0-2)
Historical development of play and basic play theories, basic concepts about play, play in early childhood and
stages of play in child development, education of abnormal behavior in play environment, cultural differences in
play, play and play materials in Turkish culture.

DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE                                                                                         (3-0-3)

GNK 201 HISTORY of SCIENCES                                                                             (2-0-2)
The evolution of science since the ancient Near Eastern civilizations. Science in Ionia-Helena, Islam-Turk (Arab,
Khorasan, Seljuk, Andalucia, Ottoman) periods. Since these periods and the Renaissance, the development of
Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics, Medicine, Biology, etc. in the “west”. Science in the 20th century and
technological revolutions.

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GNK 207 SOCIOLOGY                                                                                      (2-0-2)
Contents and description of sociology, branches, fields and definition of educational sociology, The process of
socialization, socialization and education, functions of community in schools, the school as a social agency,
transactions in schools and the functions of education, social structure, social movements, centralization,
migration, crime, violence, spread throughout the world and effects of all of them to educational system, social
changes in Turkey, alienation and effects of educational system.

EĞT 241 PRINCIPLES and METHODS of INSTRUCTION                                                           (3-0-3)
Basic concepts in teaching, principles of teaching and learning, the importance and contributions of planning in
teaching (annual plan, daily lesson plan and samples of in class activities), teaching and learning strategies,
teachers’ duties and responsibilities in elevating the quality of teaching.

ENG 231 FOREIGN LANGUAGE III                                                                      (4-0-4)
Equipping second year departmental students with the necessary language knowledge and skills which are
essential for their present and future academic studies and general communication purposes. The course also
aims at helping students develop positive attitude towards the target foreign language.


ECE 202 DEVELOPMENT in EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION II                                            (3-0-3)
Concepts, characteristics and theories related with social, emotional, personality, morality and sexual
development between 0-8 years old.

ECE 204 CHILDREN’S LITERATURE                                                                            (2-0-2)
The history of literature for children in Turkey and all around the world, importance of acquainted with qualified
child books, functions of child literature production in thinking and sensitive child who has reading culture the
characteristics of children books due to their subjects (design, content and educational), exhibition with
examples of unqualified child books types and discussion of negative effects of these on developmental
characteristics of children, in teacher convenience of reading and investigating of child books as a age periods
and studies about contributions of these books to child development, different literary types towards to children
(legend, fairy tale, poem, story, novel etc.) and determination of contributions to child development of linguistic

ECE 206 TEACHING MATHEMATICS                                                                          (3-0-3)
The importance of mathematical thinking, relationship between mathematic and other variables in the
intelligent, gender and social, the development of mathematical thinking in early childhood and different
theories about these development, basic learning principles in educational programme to teach concepts of
mathematics, description of intuitive mathematic, acquiring the basic mathematical concepts in early childhood
(counting, process with natural numbers, concepts related with measurement, basic geometric shapes etc.), by
using these information constitute sample activities.

ECE 208 CHILD MENTAL HEALTH                                                                              (3-0-3)
Importance and description of child mental health, historical development in child mental health, theories
related with child mental health, characteristics of normal and abnormal behaviors, diagnosis and treatment s
of behavior and adaptation problems in children (stuttering, mutizm, enuresis, encopresis, finger sucking,
eating nails, aggression, jealousy, tics, obstinacy, sleep disorders, eating disorders, fears, attention disorders
and hyperactivity, school phobia, steal, lie) special family situation (divorced, adoptive father and mother, lost
of parent etc.) to effects of child mental health.

ECE 210 DRAMA                                                                                         (2-2-3)
The definition and meaning of educational drama, different types of drama (psycho drama, creative drama, play
and drama) and history of educational drama, structure of educational drama and using phases, classification of
educational drama as a age groups and using area, educational drama environment and teachers
characteristics, special techniques in educational drama, assessment of educational drama, integration of
pedagogic drama into daily and weekly plans in the early childhood education.

ECE 212 MATERNAL and CHILD NUTRITION                                                                     (2-0-2)
The definition and importance of nutrition, nutrient elements, food groups, enrichment of foods in terms of
nutrient values, nutrition in special cases such as pregnancy and lactation, disadvantages of bad nutrition,
problems in child nutrition, suitable nutrition for 0-6 years children, planning menus for early childhood period,
hygiene and health principles in food preparation and service.

EĞT 242 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES and MATERIAL DESIGN                                                    (2-2-3)
Basic concepts of educational technologies, features of various educational technologies, importance and usage
of educational technologies in teaching practice, determination of the technological needs of school and
classroom, planning and pursuing the appropriate technology, developing two and three dimensional objects by
the help of educational technologies, developing teaching materials (worksheets, planning activities, acetate,
slides, visual media (VCD, DVD) materials, computer based materials), analyzing the educational software,
evaluation of the various teaching materials, Internet and distance education, visual design principles,
researches on effects of educational materials, usage of educational technologies in Turkey and in the world.

ENG 232 FOREIGN LANGUAGE IV                                                                       (4-0-4)
Equipping second year departmental students with the necessary language knowledge and skills which are
essential for their present and future academic studies and general communication purposes. The course also
aims at helping students develop positive attitude towards the target foreign language.

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ECE 301 PHYSICAL EDUCATION and TEACHING GAMES                                                        (2-2-3)
The role of physical activities in child development, the categories of human movement, individual and group
activities, practice games (plays require improving physical characteristics, endurance, speed, coordination,
strength, flexibility), knowledge and usage materials related with physical activities, plays with instrument
(rope, ball, circle, ribbon etc.), indoor games (educational games, constructive attention, constructive
sensation, constructive small motor games), rhythmic activities and play with music, learning and teaching
principles of games in preschool children.

ECE 303 MUSIC EDUCATION I                                                                           (1-2-2)
Characteristics and definition of musical types and instruments in Turkey and in the world, basic solfeggio
education (teaching of notes, values, equivalent studies, voice displacement, major and minor series, rhythm
studies, simple Turkish music rhythms, scale, tempo, nuance concepts, symbols of voice modifier), true using
of voice, techniques of true singing, deciphered and dictation studies in child songs, education of many

ECE 305 TEACHING SCIENCE                                                                                  (2-2-3)
The importance of the science and nature in early childhood education, the methods for teaching basic concepts
and scientific thinking of science in early childhood education, developing materials for these methods, planning
activities and practicing them, principles of the science education in the early childhood education programs.

ECE 307 VISUAL ART EDUCATION                                                                           (2-2-3)
The definition and the function of visual art in education, basic art education, history of art education,
importance of art education in contemporary training, recognition and assessment of artistic production, child
drawing and characteristics according to enhancing creativity in early childhood, winnings to preschool children
of art education, methods and techniques of visual art education in preschool, analyzing products of children
and museum education.

GNK 305 STATISTICS                                                                                          (2-0-2)
Basic concepts related to statistics, measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode), measures of
dispersion (standard deviation, variance, range), simple linear correlational techniques (Pearson correlation
coefficient, Spearman Brown correlation coefficient, partial correlation coefficient), testing hypothesis, inductive
statistics, chi-square analyses, process of scale development, standardization and adaptation, alternative
programme and data analyses with package programme.

EĞT 343 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT                                                                      (2-0-2)
Basic concepts of classroom management, communication and interaction in the classroom, definition of
classroom management, different features of classroom management concept from maintaining classroom
discipline, inner and outer factors effecting classroom environment, classroom management models, rule
development and application in the classroom, physical arrangement of the classroom, management of the
undesired behaviors in the classroom, time management in the classroom, classroom organization, designing a
positive classroom atmosphere appropriate for learning (examples and suggestions).

EĞT 347 METHODOLOGY I                                                                                      (2-2-3)
Achievements and objectives of preschool curriculum, plans of activities, annual, daily and preparation of
activity plans, assessment of curriculum, teaching situations in preschool, teaching methods and used
materials, analyzing related curriculum (aim, objectives, theme, unit, activities, etc.), integrated family.

EĞT 349 SCHOOL EXPERIENCE                                                                             (1-4-3)
Observing how a teacher and a student spend time during a day at school; how a teacher designs a lesson, how
s/he stages the lesson, applies teaching techniques and methods, makes use of in-class activities, what s/he
does for classroom management, how s/he finalizes the lesson, evaluates students’ productions; besides,
collecting data on school administration, principal’s duties and her/his relations with the society; and also,
preparing a portfolio to collect course applications.

This course requires students to perceive a written text in the area in order to understand its contents. The
texts specifically selected are referred to: Literal comprehension, inferential comprehension, critical or
evaluative and appreciative comprehension; and the writing skills are developed through the texts. Students
also analyze and produce different types of writing (e.g. controlled, guided, free). The use of spelling and
punctuation conventions as well as non-alphabetic symbol use will be practiced as well.


ECE 302 METHODOLOGY II                                                                               (2-2-3)
Investigation of preschool educational situations, learning and instructional approaches, methods and
techniques, applying general instructional techniques to the subject fields (drama, play, song, sample event,
performing, trip-observation, story, question-answer, discussion, project), using materials, follow-up of
retrospective teaching technique, using micro-teaching technique.

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ECE 304 MUSIC EDUCATION II                                                                          (2-2-3)
Importance of music in preschool education, relationship between music and education, musical education in 0-
8 years old and their musical abilities, using of music in preschool education programme, constructing
repertoire of child songs, introducing and analyzing of child songs, criterions of planning the child songs,
teaching techniques of songs in preschool, planning of educational situation as a musical education in
preschool, different musical educational techniques in the world.

ECE 306 MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT                                                                              (2-2-3)
Developing instructional materials according to the needs and the level of the children (puppet, stuffing toys,
puzzle etc.) designing, making and evaluating the materials specific for the field of early childhood education.

GNK 304 EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION                                                                       (3-0-3)
Definition of communication, models of communication, communication components and characteristics,
effective listening and feedback, factors of blocked communication (source, channel, receiver etc.), factors of
facilitated communication, role and using of emotions in communication, prevention and conflicts in
communication, important subjects among student, teacher and parent communication, communication

GNK 306 RESEARCH METHODS                                                                                  (2-0-2)
Science and basic concepts (phenomenon, knowledge, absolute, right, wrong, basics of universal knowledge
and its history, structure of scientific research, different views on scientific methods, problem, research model,
sampling, data collection, methods of data collection (quantitative and qualitative data collection procedures),
data recording, analysis, interpretation and reporting.

GNK 302 COMMUNITY SERVICE                                                                                (1-2-2)
The importance of community service, identifying the contemporary issues and concerns in society and
proposing projects to overcome these issues, attending conferences, panels, symposiums as speakers or
audience, voluntary participation in various socially responsible projects, improving basic skills and knowledge
on how to apply cummunity service activies in schools.

EĞT 342 SPECIAL EDUCATION                                                                                  (2-0-2)
Definition of special education, basic principles of special education, reasons of impairment, importance of early
diagnosis and treatment, a historical approach to how people regard impairment, students with mental,
physical, visual and/or hearing impairment, children with speech defect, communication defect, learning
difficulty, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and also autistic and gifted students, teaching and education
of these student groups, teaching through games, reactions observed in the families with children in need of
special education, special education in Turkey, organizations and institutions founded for special education in

EĞT 344 MEASUREMENT and EVALUATION                                                                      (3-0-3)
Place and importance of measurement and evaluation in education, basic concepts of measurement and
evaluation, characteristics of measurement tools (reliability, validity, usability), measurement tools used in
education and their characteristics, traditional measurement tools (exams, short-answered exams, true–false
tests, multiple choice tests, matching tests, oral exams and homework), tools to collect data on students
(observation, interview, performance assessment, portfolio, research projects, peer evaluation, self-evaluation,
attitude scales), basic statistical applications on the results obtained from measurement, evaluation of learning
outputs, grading, developing measurement tools in the related field.

GNK 332 ENGLISH for SPECIFIC PURPOSES II: TRANSLATION                                                (3-0-3)
This course aims to enable students to translate various texts in the area from English into Turkish and vice


ECE 401 PARENT EDUCATION                                                                                (2-0-2)
Social structure, culture and social development of human being, definition of family, structure and values
educational programme, models and projects towards family, samples about some family programme in
Turkey, definition and learning of adult, adult psychology-adulthood stages, family theories, practices of parent
education and parental involvement.

ECE 403 RESEARCH PROJECT I                                                                       (1-2-2)
Research projects related with various issues of early childhood education, planning, preparing and data
gathering for analyses.

DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE                                                                                     (2-0-2)

CULTURAL ELECTIVE                                                                                         (3-0-3)

EĞT 445 GUIDANCE                                                                                  (3-0-3)
Basic concepts, students personnel services, the placement of guidance and counseling services in these
services, the development and basic principles of guidance, types of guidance and counseling, services,
techniques, organization and personnel, recent developments in the field, techniques of learning about the
student, collaboration between the counselor and teacher, the teacher’s roles in guidance.

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EĞT 447 TEACHING PRACTICE I                                                                         (2-6-5)
Determine daily works in application school. preparing a lesson plan (preparing classroom environment,
material and measurement tools), applying the prepared lesson plan, preparing a plan for student’s unwanted
behavior to manage, application and evaluation, filling of self assesement report related with applying
techniques in the lesson, preparing a portfolio.


ECE 402 SCHOOL READINESS and ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRAMS                                                    (2-0-2)
The definition of the term school readiness and the factors affecting it, the dimensions of the school readiness
including physical, social, emotional, cognitive and self-care skills, preparing activities about readiness abilities
to school, characteristics and comparing the early childhood education programs and primary education
programs and planning activities to help for this transition, methods for measuring the level of the school
readiness of the children and strategies to improve it.

ECE 404 RESEARCH PROJECT II                                                                          (1-2-2)
Analyzing, reporting and presenting the data gathered in the previous course named Research Project I.

DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE                                                                                      (3-0-3)

DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE                                                                                      (2-0-2)

EĞT 448 TURKISH EDUCATION SYSTEM and SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION                                           (2-0-2)
Goals and basic principles of Turkish education system, legal arrangements on education, structure of Turkish
education system, administrative theories and processes, school organization and administration,
administrative duties in relation to personal, student, teaching and management, social contibution to school

EĞT 444 TEACHING PRACTICE II                                                                           (2-6-5)
Preparing a lesson plan each week (preparing classroom environment, material and measurement tools to apply
course plan), applying the lesson plan, preparing a plan for student’s unwanted behavior, evaluation of
application by the classroom teacher, course instructor and prospective teacher, reviewing the plan in line with
the evaluations and applying it again, preparing a portfolio.


ECE 207 LIFE in KINDERGARTEN                                                                            (3-0-3)
The role of family in kindergarten, essential points to consider in choosing preschool, parents’ observation and
their explanation about kindergarten to children, the responsibility of the educators towards parents, types of
families whose children start kindergarten, school dimension (educators, schedule, materials, physical

ECE 209 EXPERIMENTS in EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION                                                       (3-0-3)
Experiments related with science & technology concepts in early childhood education will be performed.

ECE 405 SOCIAL WORK with CHILDREN                                                                  (2-0-2)
This lecture performs social works with related eco-system about children and their families. Working about
medical, social, legal and cultural analyses of the children who need protection, childhood and adolescents
periods characteristics, working children, street children, neglected and abused children. Investigating of
economic, social and physical problems of these children, social works with children and their families,
strategies in case studies about children etc.

ECE 406 MANAGEMENT of EARLYCHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTERS                                               (3-0-3)
In this course the topics; developing personnel policies; interviewing and hiring; effective communication;
motivating staff, conducting effective staff meetings, evaluating staff, solving problems and managing change
will be discussed.

ECE 407 FAMILY THERAPIES                                                                                   (2-0-2)
In this course the topics about family therapies especially focused disadvantages families who have different
needs. Investigating of family therapy concept, history and development of family therapy, theories about
family therapy, characteristics of family therapist, circumstances of social worker to family therapy etc.

ECE 408 FAMILY SOCIAL WORK                                                                              (2-0-2)
Structure and communication in family, life circle, assessment as social environment, family conflicts, problems
and solution ways, differences in people and family, support systems in family, intervention model, treatment
and rehabilitation in family therapy.

ECE 409 PLAY THERAPY                                                                                    (2-0-2)
Play and play definitions as a communication tool, importance of play for children, mental health problem in
children, reasons of behavioral disorders, psychosis and psychosomatic disorders in childhood, children and play
theories, play and emotional experiences, diagnosis and therapy with play, to train educators as assistant

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ECE 410 SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK                                                                               (2-0-2)
Conceptional contents in school social work, history of school social works, function, roles and responsibilities of
the school social worker, legislation concepts about social works in school children and their families.

ECE 412 PLAYS with MUSIC and DANCE                                                              (3-0-3)
Improving and investigation children games with Turkish folk rhythms and samples from other countries folk

ECE 414 FAMILY COUNSELING in SPECIAL EDUCATION                                                             (3-0-3)
The history of special education, apparent reaction of parents, parental attitudes, the relations with siblings, the
importance of counseling studies, the phases (stages) in counseling process, prerequisite concepts in
counseling process, professional as an individual, characteristics of an effective professional, the factors
restraining of counseling relations, the importance of counseling environment.

SNF 422 ASSESSMENT of CHILD PICTURES                                                             (1-2-2)
Child pictures give special idea about herself. This course covers understanding the child mood from her
pictures, assessment of pictures in terms of mental health, estimation of child’s intelligence que (IQ),
importance and meaning of dreams, guide about dreams, nightmares for adults, meaning of nightmares and
their solutions.


GNK 106 EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY                                                                         (2-0-2)
Basic concepts related to education, basic questions of philosophy and basic philosophies (ontology,
epistemology, axiology, logic), philosophic dimensions of education (education and human nature; education
and society; education and cosmos), criteria of a “good” philosophy (reliability, intesrity, consistency,
productivity), basic philosophies (idealism, realism, pragmatism, existentialism), basic educational approaches
(perennialism, essencialism, progressivizm, re-constructionism, existentialism), philosophical dimensions of
Turkish Educational System, educational philosophy and teacher.

GNK 211 PHILOSOPHY                                                                                   (2-0-2)
Basic philosophized concepts, philosophy and science, the study fields of philosophy and role of it with social
science, basic philosophy movement to investigate the views of philosopher in the world and Turkey to develop
the philosophical idea, the relationship between education and philosophy, the fundamental philosophy of
education and to the effects of the planning, the modern philosophical movements.

GNK 314 TURKISH EDUCATIONAL HISTORY                                                                        (2-0-2)
The importance of Turkish educational history in educational fact. Educational status before republic and the
foundations which were educated teachers. Turkish Educational Revolutionary 1: The background of the
revolutionary and the fundamentals of philosophized, spiritual, and political of it. 2: Tevhid-i Tedrisat Rule: The
history, content and importance of it, the secularism in the Turkish educational system. Turkish Educational
Revolutionary 3: Coeducation and Girls Education, writing teaching, national schools, public home, principles of
Turkey Republic educational system. Village Institute, Educational Institute, and High Teacher Schools.
University and teaching teacher. Last progress in Turkish education system.

GNK 407 ATATÜRK and TURKISH LANGUAGE                                                                 (2-0-2)
Importance given to Turkish within the framework of national independence and national culture by Atatürk, his
view on Turkish, his studies for the preservation of Turkish among world languages.

GNK 409 HISTORY of TURKISH CULTURE                                                                 (2-0-2)
Definition of culture, stages Turkish culture has gone through in history. The written and oral products of
Turkish culture. Cultures and civilizations the Turkish culture has interacted with so far.

GNK 410 ECOLOGY                                                                                (3-0-3)
Basic ecological concepts and principles, ecosystems, nourishment chain, nourishment network, ecological
pyramids, population, communities, energy flow, circulation of matter, ecological subject and problems.
Environmental protection in world and Turkey.

GNK 411 TURKISH POEM with EXAMPLE                                                                  (2-0-2)
The birth of the modern Turkish poem. The comparison of Turkish poem and Divan poem through examples in
terms of structure, theme, expression and image. The analysis of text selected from our poems of the periods
Tanzimat, Servet-i Funun, National Literature and Post-Republic in terms of structure, theme, language and

GNK 412 HUMAN RIGHTS and TRAINING of DEMOCRACY                                                        (3-0-3)
The concept and the historical development of human rights, and the types of human rights, understanding of
democracy, principles of today’s democracy, religion-science-secularism-democracy, training of philosophy and
democracy, equality in opportunity in training, democracy and training program, family and training of
democracy, early childhood education and training of democracy, basic training program and training of
democracy, secondary school education and training of democracy, higher education and training of democracy,
democratic class environment.

GNK 413 ‘SİYASETNAME’ in TURKISH CULTURE                                                             (2-0-2)
General features and major works in Turkish literature (those of Kutadgu Bilig and Nizamülmülk); evaluation in
terms of contest, and informations on the Turkish state tradition.

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GNK 414 CHILD and LAW                                                                                       (3-0-3)
Individuals’ rights and freedom, name, citizenship, nationality, identification, preserving identification, places of
child in family law and criminal law, regulations, acts for children who are criminals, who need protection, who
are immigrants, who are working, taking measures for the application of children’s rights agreement, evaluation
of conditions in Turkey and in the world, in this manner examining the responsibility of parents, government
and other institutions and their effects on children.

GNK 415 CORRECT and GOOD SPEECH                                                                          (2-0-2)
Fundamental aims concepts and methods of Good Speech, physical and mental elements of speech. Studies on
dialogue, supplementary techniques, preparing speech for important days arranging the speech content,
elements of speech related to body, factors influencing speed, poem reading technique, argument, open
session, panel, forum, symposium, conference, television productions, diction and its importance, points
importance in the correct pronunciation of Turkish, correct emphasis, correct toning, text base practices.

GNK 417 SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY                                                                  (3-0-3)
Nature of Science and technology, relationship between science and technology, social and environmental
effects of science and technology, science and technology concepts.

GNK 419 BIOLOGY                                                                                            (3-0-3)
Living and nonliving things, Diversity of living things, Cells, Tissues, Organs, Organ systems, Nutrition.

GNK 421 PHYSICS of the LIFE SCIENCES                                                                     (3-0-3)
This course is designed to provide an introduction to physics and its applications in the life sciences. Hopefully
you will not only learn a good deal of physics but also see its utility in a myriad of biological and medical
applications. Throughout the course examples from life sciences will illustrate the physics. This term we’ll study
mechanics, which is the science of mass and motion, fluids, waves, sound and thermodynamics. The course
continues with electricity and electrical currents, magnetism and their connection in the subject of
electromagnetism. After that we will spend several weeks on optics, then briefly study special relativity, and
conclude with several weeks studying quantum mechanics and some nuclear physics. We’ll make numerous
connections with the life sciences, including such applications as electrophoresis and electrical forces in
molecular biology, membrane electrical properties, nerves, modern light and electron microscopy, CT and MRI
scans, lasers and their medical applications, radioisotopes in nuclear medicine, etc.

GNK 424 HISTORY of TURKISH LITERATURE                                                              (2-0-2)
Periods of Turkish Literature right from its outset along with their basic features, reflections for today,
representative works of art and figures.

GNK 426 MASS MEDIA and TURKISH                                                                       (2-0-2)
Text and text types (article, address, advertisement text, report, regulations, mail etc.) used in mass media
such as newspaper, magazine are examined in terms of syntax, lexicology and semantics. Turkish used in
verbal and written mass media is taken up in terms of logical mistakes, syntax, vocabulary, grammar, text
linguistics, semantics etc.

GNK 428 COMPARATIVE TURKISH and WORLD LITERATURE                                                  (2-0-2)
Practice on methods in assessment and comparison of works selected from Turkish and World literature, in
terms of form and content. The cultural and global values in these works are assessed in terms of relations
among literature individual and society.

GNK 430 FIRST REPRESENTATIVES of TURKISH                                                                (2-0-2)
Examples from the first literary spoken and written products of Turkish, their respective authors, poets, as well
as linguistic features.

GNK 432 TURKISH WORLD LANGUAGE and LITERATURE                                                          (2-0-2)
General features of language in literatures of Turkic Republics Communities, their historical development, major
works and figures, comparative studies with the literature of Turkey.

GNK 433 SPECIAL TOPICS in SCIENCE                                                           (3-0-3)
Environment and environmental factors, recycling, environmental pollution and ontrol global warming,
renewable energy sources, biotechnology, nanotechnology, current topics in science.

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