About the Department

Our department is one of the leading departments in the field of primary education among the universities in North Cyprus with the most crowded number of students and strong academic staff. The Department consists of Branches of Preschool Education and Classroom Teacher Education. The aim of the Basic Education Department restructured in fall 2016-2017 is to educate teachers who are competent in child development and education, have sufficient knowledge of field and teaching, are productive, adhere to modern contemporary information society, adhere to professional ethics, think creatively and have collective guidance. Our department offers education and training facilities with modern tools and equipment. Students can benefit from computer, technology, painting and music classrooms and science laboratories.

Education Opportunities

The Cyprus International University offers and offers a wide range of opportunities for students to pursue a successful path in their career acquisition process. Teacher candidates are obliged to take teacher practice lessons I and II as well as school experience courses during 4-year undergraduate courses. Thanks to the location where the campus is located, students can easily attend these courses by using the university’s shuttle service. The students get the chance to work with experienced teachers before they start their own careers. Our graduates are able to teach in public and private schools affiliated to the Ministry of National Education as well as pursuing academic careers by enrolling in postgraduate programs.

Career Areas

Pre-School Teacher Education Program graduates of the Department of Basic Education Department can work in a suitable position in public schools, private schools and other pre-school education institutions affiliated with the Ministry of National Education. Depending on the courses and certifications they have taken during their undergraduate education, they can also work as an expert for family support or child development specialist. Students who would like to produce toys or develop children’s software can also create a career field in this direction with their pre-school teacher diploma. Graduates of the Classroom Teaching Program can work as classroom teachers in grades 1-5 of all public and private primary schools. In addition to this, they can work as a private tutor as well as become organizers for various courses. They also have the right to open and manage a private primary school within the framework of the required rules and regulations. Our graduates can also take an academic career path by pursuing postgraduate studies in other fields such as educational sciences.


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Faculty of Education

Education and Humanities Center, EH 325

Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2701

Faculty E-mail: secretary-foe@ciu.edu.tr

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