Pedagogical Formation Program
About the Program
Teaching Certificate Program was opened in 2013 at our university. With the Higher Education Council’s (HIE) decision of "Restructuring of the Education Faculties", the program was taken into the Department of Educational Sciences. The aim of the program is to provide training for students who did not graduate from the education faculties but want to be teachers. The program aims to train prospective teachers who have acquired effective teaching behaviors, know the principles and methods of teaching, apply them with an understanding of student-centered education, motivate students to learn and become successful, adopt interdisciplinary approach, have a vision, have a problem-solving ability, are respectful to socio-cultural differences, do not discriminate among students with regard to their religion, language, physical appearance, or individual characteristics, and respect social values. It aims to educate prospective teachers as individuals who can interpret the importance of lifelong learning and development for the process of self-realization and the link between the individual and social development.
The teaching staff of the Pedagogical Formation Program constitute qualified faculty members serving in the Education Faculty. During the program, our students are provided with an efficient teaching based on research using all kinds of educational technologies. All our classes have a smart board. Students can show videos and movies related to the lessons through smart boards. In addition, our students make presentations using smart boards and share their projects with their group of friends. The students who are studying in the program have the opportunity to practice, what they have learned in the theoretical courses, in the educational institutions as part of the "Teaching Practice" course. Our students easily access scientific resources and use them in their research through some important databases provided by our university library. Our students use the computer software and data processing and communication technologies at the Computer Laboratory located in our faculty.
Graduates of the Department of Educational Sciences, Teaching Certificate Program can teach in the TRNC and TC public and private schools about the subjects they are trained in undergraduate program.