Undergraduate Courses

First Semester
Cr. ECTS
AE 111 / 201 Advanced English 3 3 - 5
ENG 101 Introduction to Computers
Computer literacy course that introduces the fundamentals of computers and basic computer applications. The aim is to familiarize and empower the student with computer skills they can use throughout and beyond their education. Computer application like word processing, spreadsheets, databases, electronic presentations, and designing web pages will be covered. Hands-on applications with these applications will be carried out with lab sessions and assignments.
3 7
PRED 101 History, Philosophy, And Principles Of Preschool Education I
Theoretical, social and political roots of various approaches; philosophies, principles and policies affecting the lives of young children, their families and communities; educational practices including curriculum, environmental organization and structures, and families’, teachers’ and children’s roles.
3 5
PRED 103 Theories of Child Development I
Current principles, policies, and programs affecting the lives of young children, families, and communities; basic educational practices including curriculum, goals and objectives, organization of the physical environment, and basic educational implementations comprising the roles of communities, families, teachers and children; Turkish systems of care and education for young children.
3 7
PRED 107 Children's Health &Human Physiology I
Introduction to child health, nutrition, and physiological development.
3 4
PRED 120 Learning Academic Skills
Introducing academic life, resources of the university and the department; basic rules of academic writing.
2 4
17
30
Second Semester
Cr. ECTS
AE 112 / 202 Advanced English 3 4
ED 101 Introduction to Education
Basic concepts, principles and characteristics of education; social, political, philosophical, and historical foundations of education in general and the Turkish educational system in particular.
3 6
PRED 102 History, Philosophy, and Principles of Preschool Education II
Current principles, policies, and programs affecting the lives of young children, families, and communities; basic educational practices including curriculum, goals and objectives, organization of the physical environment, and basic educational implementations comprising the roles of communities, families, teachers and children; Turkish systems of care and education for young children.
3 6
PRED 104 Theories of Child Development II
Major developmental achievements from early childhood through middle childhood to adulthood; concentration on biological, physiological, cognitive, social, emotional and language development.
3 7
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to psychology including basic psychological processes, such as perception, learning, motivation, as well as theories of development, intelligence, personality, social relations and psychopathology. Overview of research methods in psychology to evaluate these theories and processes.
3 5
15
28
Third Semester
Cr. ECTS
ED 211 Educational Psychology
Understanding the human potential, effectiveness and motivation. Human development and diversity. Problem solving, memory and creativity. Instruction and assessment in learning. Contemporary issues in educational psychology.
3 5
ED 221 Fundamentals of Guidance and Counseling
Introduction into the field of guidance and counseling; its conceptualization, historical background, nature, professional roles, direct and indirect functions. A brief review of career counseling, counseling with special groups, basic assessment techniques, and development of these services in Türkiye.
3 5
PRED 211 Curriculum Development I
Examination of curriculum and integrated learning environments for young children that foster physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development; designing and evaluating curriculum activities appropriate to children of 0-8 years of age; emphasis on developmental status, special needs and socio-cultural backgrounds of each child.
4 7
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to the basic concepts and principles of sociology. Includes a variety of theoretical perspectives and research findings that represent both the macro and microanalytic traditions in sociology.
3 4
TK 221 Turkish I
Dil kuramları, dillerin doğuşu ve dil-kültür ilişkisi, Türkçenin dâhil olduğu Ural-Altay dil ailesine özel bir vurgu yapılarak dillerin sınıflandırılması, dilbilimin dört temel dalı olan sesbilim, biçimbilim, sözdizimi ve anlambilimin incelenmesi, Türkçenin ses yapısı, sözcüklerin yapısı (ek, kök, gövde vb.), cümle yapısı gibi dil bilgisi konuları ile klasik ve çağdaş Türk yazarlarının kitapları arasından dönemde okutulması kararlaştırılanların (deneme, şiir, roman, öykü) incelenmesi bu dersin amaçları arasındadır.
2 3
----- HSS Elective 3 4
18
28
Fourth Semester
Cr. ECTS
PRED 210 Music and Movement in Early Childhood
Understanding and exploring the joys of music and movement shared with children; collecting and learning songs and playing instruments of various styles and cultures; organizing musical and movement experiences for children.
3 6
PRED 212 Curriculum Development II
Advanced examination of curricula and integrated learning environments for young children that fostering activities appropriate to physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development; designing and evaluating curriculum activities appropriate to children of 0-8 years of age; the role of the teacher in relation to parent and the child.
4 6
PRED 214 Language Development and Literacy in Early Years
Language development; the role of the educator in early literacy; emphasis on the inter-relatedness of language arts (reading, writing, listening, speaking) for young children; designing of learning environments and materials to foster creative development and critical thinking in communication.
3 5
PRED 218 Applied Child Development
Introduction to observation and teaching in various child care settings; supervised teaching experience in these settings.
4 7
PRED 234 Art Activities for Children
Visual arts for children of ages 0-7; readings and group discussions; exploring curricular concepts and personal ideas through creative art experiences.
3 5
TK 222 Turkish II
Türkçe yazımda ifade etme, tanımlama, tartışma ve anlatıma yönelik uygulamalı eğitim, noktalama ve yazımın temel kuralları, yazım ve kompozisyon teknikleri, öğrencilerin kompozisyonlarında görülen anlatım bozukluklarının ve noktalama hatalarının düzeltilmesi, rapor, makale gibi bilimsel yazı türlerine örnekler, konferanslarda ve tartışmalarda pratik kazandırmaya yönelik sözlü çalışmalar ve uygulamalar bu dersin kapsamında yer almaktadır. Ayrıca klasik ve çağdaş Türk yazarlarının kitapları arasından dönemde okutulması kararlaştırılanların (deneme, şiir, roman, öykü) incelenmesi de bu dersin amaçları arasındadır.
2 3
19
32
Fifth Semester
Cr. ECTS
HTR 311 History of the Turkish Republic I
A general survey of Turkish history from about the mid-19th century until World War II with a particular focus on the early Republican era. A comparative and analytical account of Westernization and Ottoman reform attempts, the struggle for constitution, the economic and social transformations, diplomacy and foreign policy, World War I, the rise of Turkish nationalism, the National Struggle, Kemalist social, economic and cultural reforms in the 1920s and 1930s with special emphasis on the Kemalist principles.
2 3
PRED 313 Early Intervention: Theory and Practice
Introduction to concepts of developmental vulnerability; theoretical bases of early intervention and different models of service delivery; discussion of research perspectives and policy issues in intervention.
3 5
PRED 317 Measurement and Evaluation in Preschool Education
Collecting information for making individualized instructional decisions; effective informal assessment techniques emphasizing the ecological approach; standardized assessment and screening instruments and their limitations.
3 5
PRED 325 Developmental Experiences in Mathematics and Science
Play strategies and curricular themes in mathematics and science; designing, implementing and evaluating curricula; examination of computer software packages.
3 5
PRED 331 Special Education in Early Childhood and Primary School Years I
Education of children with learning disabilities, emotional or behavioral disorders, attention deficit disorders, mild-moderate mental retardation, physical disabilities and gifted children; overview of history, definitions, current issues, characteristics, theoretical perspectives, classroom management, and educational programming in special education.
3 6
PRED 348 Community Service
Active participation in community service settings; creating projects at individual or group levels.
2 3
----- HSS Elective 3 4
19
31
Sixth Semester
Cr. ECTS
HTR 312 History of the Turkish Republic II
A general survey of Turkish history from the beginning of World War II until the present. A comparative and analytical account of party-politics, social movements and mobilizations; different interpretations of Kemalism, the problems of urbanization, industrialization, and immigration; cultural and ideological changes, Turkey's foreign policy and an overall assessment of Turkey's standing in light of national and international developments.
2 3
PRED 320 Research Methods
Basic methods and processes of qualitative and quantitative research with young children and their families.
4 7
PRED 321 Children’s Literature
Introduction to literature for young children; developing sensitivity to qualities in literature meaningful to children through reading, listening, and using and creating books and poems; developing criteria for evaluating children’s literature.
3 6
PRED 332 Special Education in Early Childhood and Primary School Years II
Effective inclusion practices; special education procedures and services; assessing and evaluating student needs; lesson planning based on classroom and student needs.
3 6
PRED 380 Understanding and Guiding Children’s Behavior
Effects of learning environment, socio-emotional development on behavior, teachers’ behaviors and attitudes on classroom context; classroom management techniques; conflict resolution strategies.
3 4
----- Unrestricted Elective 3 4
18
30
Seventh Semester
Cr. ECTS
PRED 411 Applied Research in Child Development and Family Issues
Carrying out and presenting research on young children in learning environments.
4 8
PRED 413 Practice Teaching in Preschool Education I
Practice teaching in various early childhood care and development settings; reflection and problem-solving issues in teaching.
4 7
PRED 420 Creative Drama Activities
Learning environments and activities for creativity; drama activities in preschool education.
3 4
PRED 423 Data Processing
Analysis of educational data. Application of different techniques and data analysis software
4 7
----- Departmental Elective 3 4
18
30
Eighth Semester
Cr. ECTS
PRED 414 Practice Teaching in Preschool Education II
Unit planning and implementation of daily curriculum in various early childhood care and development settings.
4 7
PRED 416 Family Issues in Preschool Education
Role of families in children’s lives; interacting as professionals with children and parents in different environments; constructing learning environments that value and build on diverse cultural values of children and families; examination of "mismatch" between home and school expectations; discussion of effective models and practices to develop knowledge and skills both in teaching and reaching out to families.
3 6
PRED 422 Seminar on Practice Teaching II
Providing students with an opportunity of reflect on their school experience with their peers and supervisor; evaluate their performance in previous weeks and use the feedback received to develop their personal teaching styles.
4 7
PRED 424 Reflective Teaching in Preschool Education
Preparing and managing activities in early childhood settings; supervised teaching experience in these settings; preparing students to be reflective teachers.
4 7
----- Unrestricted Elective 3 4
18
31