Turkish language is regarded as one of the world's oldest and richest languages with a wide geography, not only in Turkey, but is also widespread stretching from Asia to Europe. Therefore, there is a great need for the teaching of Turkish language which is used such a large region. This department was founded in 2007 under the title of Turkish Education in the Faculty of Education in Cyprus International University. The name of our department has been restructured to be Turkish and Social Sciences Education as a result of the changes made in some departments of the Faculty of Education under the heading of the Council of Higher Education's 82444403 -299-2528 (15 July 2016), "The New Structure of the Faculty of Education and Educational Sciences" . The department adopts a researcher-educator approach with a scientific attitude from academic and professional aspects; educates qualified teachers in Turkish language teaching.
The Department of Turkish and Social Sciences Education that follows a four-year curriculum at undergraduate level aims to train prospective teachers who follow Ataturk’s principles. They graduate as individuals who have internalized the problems of our country and Turkish language with contemporary knowledge and attempt to solve these issues. In this regard, our students can benefit from the rich library and the information center which is open to the use of the students, the sports complex and cultural center facilities for sports and cultural activities. In addition, the fact that our department has specialist, experienced and dynamic academic staff as experts in specific fields and that they are in close contact with the students in general keeps the teacher-student communication at the highest level contributing to the development of our students.
Graduates of Turkish and Social Sciences Education program can work in various areas. Our graduates can work as Turkish language teachers in public schools (5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades) and private schools affiliated with the Ministry of National Education; in public and private institutions; in state archives and museums; in Turcology centers around the world; in various media centers; and in university departments as academic staff. Our graduates can also find job opportunities in foreign countries where Turkish language and culture are taught, where Turkish people live, and Turkey has education and work cooperation agreements.