Undergraduate Program in Primary Mathematics Education

First Semester
Cr. ECTS
AE 111 / ---- * Advanced English I / HSS Elective
The purpose of this course is to enhance the spoken/written performance of the non-native student by emphasizing extensive discussion and essay production. An average of six to ten relevant articles are studied in depth during this semester, their subjects encompassing the fields of psychology, education, history and culture. Having read the passage at home, the students come to class prepared to defend or argue the writer's views and put forward views of their own. Written material is compared to personal case-studies and each student reaches an individual synthesis as far as the topic is concerned.
3 3
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
MATH 101 Calculus I
Functions, limits, continuity, differentiation and applications, integration, fundamental theorem of calculus, techniques and applications of integration, improper integrals and series, Taylor polynomials, power series, basic transcendental functions.
4 6
MATH 111 Introduction to Mathematical Structures
Propositional logic, truth tables, equivalences, quantifiers, rules of inference, proof methods, sets, power sets, functions, sequences, countability, cardinality, divisibility, modular arithmetic, primes, mathematical induction, strong induction and well-ordering principle, recursive definitions, axiomatic systems, Euclid's postulates and non-Euclidean geometries.
4 8
PHYS 101 Physics I
Vectors, kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, work and energy, conservation of energy, linear momentum and its conservation, rotation of rigid bodies about a fixed axis, angular momentum and its conservation. (One laboratory session every week.)
4 8
18
31
Second Semester
Cr. ECTS
----- Complementary Elective 3 4
AE 112 / ---- * Advanced English II / Complementary Elective
The purpose of this course is to further develop the reading comprehension and writing skills of students who have reached a certain level in English. The high-level material consists of essays from the social sciences, and the lesson itself is based on in-depth discussion.
3 4
MATH 102 Calculus II
Vector calculus, functions of several variables, directional derivatives, gradient, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integrals and their applications, change of variables, coordinate systems, line integrals, Green's theorem, divergence theorem, Stokes' theorem.
4 6
PHYS 102 Physics II
Equilibrium of rigid bodies, oscillations, gravitation, fluid statics and dynamics, waves in elastic media, introduction to thermodynamics and kinetic theory, sound. (One laboratory session every week.)
4 8
SCED 120 Academic Orientation to Mathematics and Science Education
Introduction to academic life, the resources of the university and the department; review of the mathematics and science education literature; basics of academic writing for evidence-based reports, including documentation of sources and citation formats.
3 6
17
28
Third Semester
Cr. ECTS
----- Unrestricted Elective 3 4
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 Turkey.
3 5
MATH 201 Matrix Theory
Systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, matrix algebra determinants, inverse of a matrix, Cramer's rule, rank and nullity, the eigenvalue problem, introduction to linear programming.
4 5
PHYS 201 Physics III
Charge and matter, the electric field, Gauss law, electrostatic potential, capacitance, current and resistance, electromotive force and circuits, the magnetic field, Ampére's law, Faraday's law, inductance, magnetic properties of matter. (One laboratory session every week.)
4 6
TK 221 Turkish I
Language theories, the birth of languages and language-culture relationship. The classification of languages, with special emphasis on the Ural-Altaic language family, to which the Turkish language belongs. The study of four major areas of linguistics: phonetics, morphology, syntax and semantics. The phonetic structure of Turkish; word and sentence structure. Analysis of selected poems, essays and works of fiction.
2 3
19
28
Fourth Semester
Cr. ECTS
----- Specified Elective 3 5
----- HSS Elective 3 4
MATH 202 Differential Equations
First-order differential equations, second-order linear equations, Wronskian, change of parameters, homogeneous and non-homogeneous equations, series solutions, Laplace transform, systems of first-order linear equations, boundary value problems, Fourier series.
4 7
SCED 282 Principles and Methods of Instruction in Mathematics and Science
Learning theories, and approaches to curriculum development in mathematics and science; overview of history of mathematics and science education; concepts, principles, methods and techniques of instructional planning in mathematics and science education.
3 8
TK 222 Turkish II
Practice and training in written Turkish for the purposes of exposition, description, narration and discussion. Fundamental rules, examples of punctuation and dictation. Styles of writing and composition; scientific and scholarly writing, reports and essays. The work of classical and contemporary Turkish writers. Practice in public speaking and argumentation techniques.
2 3
15
27
Fifth Semester
Cr. ECTS
----- Complementary Elective 3 4
----- Complementary Elective 3 4
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 7
SCED 301 Inferential Statistics I
Data processing in educational contexts; analyzing and reporting descriptive statistics; concepts of normal distributions, standard scores and hypothesis testing; biserial and rank order correlations, multiple regression, t-test, ANOVA, applications by using statistical software.
4 7
SCED 371 Teaching Methods in Mathematics
Nature of mathematics, overview of theories in learning mathematics; examining the development of students’ understanding of fundamental concepts of school mathematics; teaching techniques, methods and strategies for mathematics; analyzing, designing and planning instruction.
3 8
18
33
Sixth Semester
Cr. ECTS
CET 360 Instructional Technologies and Materials Development
The concepts and principles of educational technology as an integrated part of teaching and learning process. Basic information technology skills. Selection, development, implementation and evaluation of media with regard to learning theories. Employment of laboratories; audio-visual means, slides, graphs, films and printed materials; computer software including simulations, tutorials, drills, interactive learning environments, microworlds, intelligent systems and multimedia.
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
SCED 348 Community Service
Design, development and application of projects for community service.
2 4
SCED 354 Teaching Probability and Statistics
Elementary probability concepts; introduction to statistics; analysis of learning of probability and statistics concepts; application of techniques, methods, and strategies for teaching probability and statistics.
3 8
SCED 362 Teaching Geometry
Theories of geometric thinking; teaching of fundamental concepts and axiomatic structures of Euclidean geometry through construction and proof: Points, lines, planes, angles, congruence, similarity, transformations, polygons, circles, solids, area, and volume.
3 7
SCED 372 Teaching Mathematics in Primary Education
Developing teacher competencies through analysis of teaching-learning processes and goals and objectives of mathematics curricula; application of strategies, methods, and techniques for teaching mathematics; critical review of learning tools and environments; micro-teaching applications and evaluation of instruction.
3 8
16
35
Seventh Semester
Cr. ECTS
ED 401 Classroom Management
Development of effective classroom management skills. Understanding and handling factors influencing student behavior, student motivation, communication and group interaction. Establishing and maintaining standards of behavior. Planning and modification of classroom tasks, materials, time and environment to facilitate learning.
3 6
SCED 370 Measurement and Assessment in Mathematics and Science Education
Methods of measurement and assessment in mathematics and science education; reliability, validity and practicality in assessment tools; developing tests measuring higher order thinking skills; grading student performance; item analysis; analysis and discussions of national and international assessments.
3 6
SCED 404 Research Methods in Mathematics and Science Education
Survey of research methods related to mathematics and science education; planning a small scale research study focused on these areas.
4 8
SCED 450 Practice Teaching in Mathematics and Science
Critical observation of educational contexts and processes: school organization, school administration, teaching, daily routines, school-family cooperation and school resources; ethical issues in the teaching profession; supervised student teaching.
4 6
SCED 470 Digital Technologies in Mathematics/Science Education
Understanding of digital technology in mathematics/science education, pedagogical uses of digital technology, implementation of software or hardware, discussion of using technology in mathematics/science learning and teaching, design and demonstration of computer assisted teaching.
4 8
18
34
Eighth Semester
Cr. ECTS
----- Unrestricted Elective 3 4
----- Complementary Elective 3 4
----- HSS Elective 3 4
----- Complementary Elective 3 4
SCED 432 Practice Teaching in Mathematics
Observation of mathematics instruction in schools; design of resource, unit and lesson plans; supervised student teaching in school settings.
4 8
16
24