About the Program

Mentally Handicapped Teaching Master’s Program teaches its students how to: evaluate the skills of children/individuals with mental impairments in all developmental areas; support all stages of development with individualized programs; provide services for the family as well as children/individuals; and inform the community about the field. During the program, the students prepare a thesis in their own branches after completing the required courses. If the thesis is deemed successful in the thesis defense, the students are entitled to receive a "Master’s Degree" diploma in the Mentally Handicapped Teaching Master’s Program.

Education Opportunities

Our program has qualified academic staff with two professors, one associate professor, two assistant professors and two lecturers for providing education. The students study in intelligent classrooms, computer laboratories for computer-based projects, and studios and drama rooms for art- and game-based projects.

Career Areas

The main goal of the individuals who graduate from the Mentally Handicapped Teaching Master’s Program is to support the development of children in the 0-18 age group; children with special needs; vulnerable children and children at the risk group. As a specialist professional, the graduates will be expected to: develop tools to evaluate the development of special needs children; provide consultancy services to the related institutions and organizations in the field; and provide publishing and research services. Using contemporary approaches, the graduates develop community-oriented projects for the field and disseminate them. Professional staff can take part in social spaces, child and youth centers, community centers, rehabilitation centers, related ministries. They can work as academic staff in the field of education at higher education institutions for associate degree or undergraduate students.


Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Education and Graduate Sciences Center, GE106
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr


1-2 Years