FACULTY OF EDUCATIONDEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION


Department of Elementary Education

 

Welcome to Department of Elementary Education

 

The goals of the Department of Elementary Education include contributions to teacher preparation, educational research, and service. Faculty members teach graduate and undergraduate courses, provide professional service for national and local educational institutions, and conduct research in the areas of mathematics education, early childhood education, and science education. The department emphasizes preparation and continuing professional development of early childhood, elementary mathematics and science teachers, as well as teacher educators.

 

Currently, the department runs three undergraduate teacher education programs and three graduate programs:

 

Elementary Science Teacher Education (ESE)

 

The graduates are mainly employed as science teachers, and when needed as mathematics teachers in public, private and international schools; as well as academicians at universities. They can be employed as consultants by private and media companies working on material development for elementary science and mathematics education.

 

Elementary Mathematics Teacher Education (EME)

 

The graduates are mainly employed as mathematics teachers, and when needed as science teachers in public, private and international schools; as well as academicians at universities. They can be employed as consultants by private and media companies working on material development for elementary mathematics and science education.

 

Early Childhood Teacher Education (ECE)

 

The graduates are employed as teachers and administrators in private and public childcare centers, preschools, child clubs, child development and education centers, special education institutions which are governed by the Ministry of Education and Social Services Child Protection Agency and as academicians in universities as well as having their own institutions. Besides they can be employed by private and public institutions as consultants to develop radio, television and magazine programs for the development and education of 0-6 year-old children.

 

Graduate Programs

 

The Department of Elementary Education also offers Master of Science degrees in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Science and Mathematics Education and Ph.D. degree in Elementary Education.