Turkish Language Teaching Program 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 curriculum which involves courses on filed education and pedagogical 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 Department of Turkish Language and Social Sciences 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 on social responsibility, internalize national values, respect universal values and be responsible citizens. They will also have competence, knowledge and skills to analyze Turkish literature such as novels, poems etc.
The Turkish Language Teaching Program is a four-year undergraduate program mainly focusing on contemporary, national and global values to train teachers who follow Ataturk’s principles. Our graduates are equipped with contemporary knowledge and individuals who are able to find solutions for the problems of our country and Turkish language. In addition to the educational activities carried out in the department, conducting scientific research is also encouraged. We invite lecturers and scholars who are well-known in their field to share their experiences and knowledge with our students through conferences and seminars. Moreover, we support our students’ clubs to organize social and cultural activities related to poetry, theatre studies, and creative drama to contribute to their pedagogical skills. These activities help our prospective teachers 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 language 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 within the country or abroad, archives and museums, Turkish centers in Turkish Republics, and working as academics in related departments of universities. Moreover, our graduates will be qualified enough to find jobs in the educational and cultural institutions abroad.