The Department of Turkish Language Teaching was established in 2013 within the structure of Faculty of Education at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University.
The Department provides a minimum four-year undergraduate level education, consisting of 8 semesters. In accordance with the Primary School Turkish Language Teacher frame program, our department offers courses below:
a) Major area courses such as Turkish Language, Turkish Literature, and Turkish Culture
b) Professional Courses of educational sciences for teachers
c) Complementary elective courses from other departments
d) Theoretical and applied courses such as foreign language courses
Our students are entitled to obtain a double major degree with the Department of Psychological Counseling and Guidance.
Graduates of the Department, which has an academic staff of 3 assistant professors and 1 research assistant, are entitled to work with the title ‘Turkish Language Teacher’ in 5th, 6th,7th and 8th grades at public and private schools which operates under the ministry of national education as well as private preparatory schools and study centers. Apart from these fields, they can also work at media organizations, domestic and overseas educational and cultural institutions, archives and museums, Turcology centers abroad, and private and public organizations of Turkic Republics. In addition, they can teach Turkish origin or foreigners Turkish language courses at relevant centers and organizations either in Turkey or abroad. Graduates of the Department can also pursue an academic career and work as academic staff at universities by receiving relevant graduate degrees.
Graduating with a profile of researcher- educator, graduate teachers of the department will serve our country, society and people by educating and training students, who can communicate effectively, can take social responsibilities, have internalized national values, respect universal values, and have citizenship consciousness.
The objectives of the undergradute(first cycle) degree program of the Department of Turkish Language Teacher Education are to provide students with the necessary skills and competences to follow and implement the principles and methods of contemporary instructional approaches and help them to become highly distinguished and qualified professionals in the field of Turkish Language teaching with their sound academic background as well as their outstanding personal and social traits.
The aim of the undergradute (first cycle) degree program of the Department of Turkish Language Teacher Education is to contribute to the field of Turkish language teaching through training of Turkish teachers who are well equipped with instructional methods and tools that are necessary for contemporary educational settings.
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