Turkish Language Teaching Program
About the Program
Turkish Language Teaching Department addresses the need for Turkish teachers which emerged with the introduction of the second stage of primary education and with the increase of compulsory primary education to eight years. The department started education in the 2007–2008 academic year and offers a four year long education programme which involves courses on filed education and teaching profession knowledge and skills. With the introduction of the 4+4+4 education system, this department educates student-teachers to teach in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Compulsory and elective courses in the Turkish Language and Social Sciences Department were planned in a way to help our graduates gain knowledge and skills so that they can work with Turkish and foreign language learners, communicate with them effectively, take social responsibility, internalise national values, respect universal values and be responsible citizens. They have competence, knowledge and skills to analyse Turkish literature such as novels, poems etc.
The Turkish Language Teaching Program is a four-year undergraduate program. The program mainly focuses on contemporary, national and global values to train teachers who are equipped with Ataturk’s principles. Our graduates are equipped with contemporary knowledge and individuals who are able to find solutions fort the problems of our country and Turkish language. In addition to the educational activities carried out in the department, conducting scientific research is also emphasized. We invite lecturers and scholars who are well-known in their field to share their experiences and knowledge with our students though conferences and seminar. Moreover, we support our students’ clubs to organize social and cultural activities In addition, we organize and support our students to conduct studies and activities related to poetry, theatre studies, creative drama to develop their teaching profession. These activities help our student teacher to express themselves more easily and develop their professional experiences.
Our graduates from Turkish Language Teaching Undergraduate Program will be able to work as Turkish language teachers in primary and secondary schools at 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th levels and also as Turkish teachers in private schools and study centers affiliated to the Ministry of National Education. Additionally, there are many other job opportunities such as working in private and public organizations in media and publishing organizations, educational and cultural institutions in the country and abroad, archives and museums, Turkish centers in Turkish Republics, and working as academicians in related departments of universities. Moreover, our graduates will be qualified enough to find jobs in the educational and cultural institutions abroad.