Undergraduate Courses

First Semester
Cr. ECTS
---- Unrestricted Elective*** 3 5
AE 111* / AE221 Critical Skills in English I*
AE 111 Critical Skills in English I Development of basic analytical and critical skills in English. Studies focusing on oral and written production. Analysis of texts that address social and cultural issues. Prerequisite: Grade “C” on BUEPT (or its equivalent on TOEFL/IELTS as specified by SFL) and the specification of AE 111 as a required course in the student’s departmental curriculum AE 221 Critical Reading Developing the skills necessary for a critical approach to texts in English, comprenehding the ideas and values stated or implied, comparing the writers' ideas with one's own. Underlying concepts and principles of critical language awareness theory. Individual or group analyses of texts.
3 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 107 Children’s Physiology, Health, Nutrition, and Well-being
Current status of children’s health in micro and macro levels, developmental milestones during early childhood period, child well-being constructs and indicators; childhood diseases, symptoms and prevention methods; possible accidents in early childhood education institutions, precautions and first aid methods.
3 8
PRED 120 Ethical Integration & Orientation for Academia
Introducing academic life, resources of the university and the department, and ethical rules in academia; reviewing the relevant primary education literature; basic rules of academic writing; writing evidence-based academic reports; documenting sources using appropriate citation formats; communicating results.
3 8
SOC101 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
18
65
Second Semester
Cr. ECTS
---- Unrestricted Elective*** 3 5
AE 112* / 222 Critical Skills in English II*
AE112 Critical Skills in English II Development of basic analytical and interpretive skills in English. Studies focusing on contextualization and effective use of concepts across texts that address social and cultural issues. Critical inquiry in English through written and oral production. Prerequisite: Grade “C” on BUEPT (or its equivalent on TOEFL/IELTS as specified by SFL) and the specification of AE 112 as a required course in the student’s departmental curriculum AE222 Critical Reading II Development of reading and interpretive skills. Methods of discourse analysis. Narrative structures and mediation, social context, and privileged positions.
3 4
PRED 102 History, Philosophy, and Principles of Early Childhood Education
Theoretical, social, political, and historical roots of various approaches; philosophies, principles, and policies affecting the lives of young children, their families, and communities; current principles, policies, programs, and educational practices affecting the lives of young children, families, and communities; Child care and education systems in Turkey for young children; Observation in early childhood centers.
4 8
PRED 134 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 8
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
16
30
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 203 Theories of Child Development I
Major developmental achievements in prenatal, infancy and early childhood periods; concentration on children’s biological, physiological, cognitive, social, emotional and language development.
3 7
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 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. Corequisites: PRED 203
3 5
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
20
35
Fourth Semester
Cr. ECTS
---- Unrestricted Elective*** 3 5
PRED 204 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 8
PRED 212 Curriculum Development
Examination of major curriculum approaches in early childhood education; designing and evaluating curriculum activities appropriate to children 0-8 years of age; the role of the teacher in relation to the parent and the child. Corequisites: PRED 204, Prerequisites: PRED 203
4 8
PRED 218 Applied Child Development
Learning how to apply developmental theories; understanding and supporting cognitive, social emotional and physical development; introduction to teaching in various child care settings; introduction to participant observation and supervised teaching experience; learning social emotional development; understanding teachers' behaviors and attitudes on classroom context; learning and applying different classroom management techniques and conflict resolution strategies; effects of learning environment. Corequisites: PRED 203, Prerequisites: PRED 204
4 8
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
16
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 310 Special Education in Early and Primary Years
Teaching students with special needs in early and primary years. Overview of the history of special education, Examination of issues and trends in special education, theoretical perspectives. Definitions, characteristics, and the etiology of disabilities.
3 8
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 7
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 330 Creative Drama Activities
Learning environments and activities for creativity; drama activities in preschool education.
3 4
PRED 333 Data Processing and Statistics in Education
Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistical techniques used for quantitative social science data. Descriptive statistics; probability distributions; parametric and non-parametric statistics. Introduction to statistical package programs for purposes of data analysis.
4 8
18
35
Sixth Semester
Cr. ECTS
----- HSS Elective** 3 4
----- Departmental Elective**** 3 5
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 318 Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood Education
Psychometric approaches to assessment, knowledge of formal and informal assessment and evaluation techniques, collecting information for making individualized instructional decisions, standardized assessment and screening instruments and their limitations.
3 5
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 348 Community Service
Active participation in community service settings; creating projects at individual or group levels.
2 3
20
33
Seventh Semester
Cr. ECTS
PRED 411 Applied Research in Child Development and Family Issues
Conducting, reporting and presenting scientific research on children in various environments for learning and development. Prerequisites: PRED 320 and PRED 333
4 8
PRED 413 Early Childhood Education Teaching Practices I
Unit planning and implementation of daily curriculum in various early childhood care and development settings. Prerequisites: PRED 218
4 8
PRED 416 Family Engagement in Early Childhood 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, examining the effectiveness of national and international family involvement programs for early childhood education institutions, review of research in Turkey on early childhood family involvement, designing and implementing a family involvement program. Corequisites: PRED 413
4 8
----- Departmental Elective**** 3 5
15
29
Eighth Semester
Cr. ECTS
----- Departmental Elective**** 3 5
PRED 414 Early Childhood Education Teaching Practices II
Unit planning and implementation of daily curriculum in various early childhood care and development settings. Prerequisites: PRED 413
4 8
PRED 422 Seminar on Early Childhood Education Practice Teaching
Providing students with an opportunity to reflect on their school experience with their peers and supervisor, evaluate their performances in previous weeks, and use the feedback received to develop their personal teaching styles. Organizing a series of informative seminars for the students with invited practitioners and administrators from the field. Prerequisite: PRED 413.
4 8
PRED 424 Early Childhood Education Teaching Practices
Preparing and managing activities in early childhood settings; preparing activities and experiences to develop and support children’s school readiness; giving feedback about the activity and experience plans; working on skills for being reflective teachers. Prerequisites: PRED 413
4 8
15
29