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Child Development
Qualification Awarded

Students are awarded with a Short Cycle Degree in Child Development upon successful completion of all the requirements in the curriculum programme and fulfilling all other requirements for graduation.

Level of Qualification

Short Cycle Degree


1 Firstly, take the precautions about health and work safety in the working environment
2 To approve the child development
3 To prepare activities according to the knowledge and pysco-motor development of children
4 To maintain the children to use the Turkish language correctly
5 To approve the society-family-child relationship and maintain family contribution to the activities
6 Planning and applying the drama and animation activities
7 Planning and applying game activities
8 Tracking the nutrition of children
9 Planning and applying music activities
10 Planning and applying activities according to disabled children
11 Planning and applying science and nature activities
12 Planning and applying free-time activities
13 Using correct communication technics in human relations
14 The corresct use and maintenance of appliances, materials and documents in the study field
15 Contribute to the professional in-service trainings, track the technological developments, and has the ability to follow up and usage of these

Specific Admission Requirements

Students' admission to higher education is based on a nation-wide Student Selection Examination (ÖSS). The examination is held once in a year and is administered by the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). Candidates gain access to institutions of higher education based on their composite scores consisting of the scores on the selection examination and their high school grade point averages.(

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

The students of our University have the right to request the recognition of their prior learning at different universities. For the recognition of their prior learning, they should submit their transcript and course contents to the relevant department in the first semester of their registration year.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The requirements for getting Short Cycle Degree are to complete 91 national and 120 ECTS credit hours as diveded below and to fulfill all other requirements.
a)(73) national credit hours covering (30) compulsory courses as detailed in the curriculum.
b)(18) national credit hours covering (7) optional courses as detailed in the curriculum.

Profile of The Programme

The first aim of the child development programme is to make children grow who has information and ability to development in preschool education and private education foundations children clinics. This programme also makes the children to develop their abilities for music,art,drama,gymnastic and using computers.they can prepare subject cards,consept toys and puppets which provide them to make their time more enjoyable.

Program Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this program, the students will be able to;
 1-  To define and explain general concepts in Child Development.
 2-  To inform knowledge about the classical and modern theories about Child Development, and their differences and relationship.
 3-  To be able to conceptualize, analyze, and evaluate events and cases in the field of child development using basic knowledge and skills.
 4-  To explains the developmental characteristics and learning methods and techniques of normally developing children and children with a need of special education.
 5-  To explain the relationship between the importance, The purposes and principles of pre-school education.
 6-  To undertake individual and group responsibility in order to solve nonforeseen complex problems and issues which are confronted in application process.
 7-  Is aware of childhood diseases and takes measures aimed at protecting child health.
 8-  Plans, creates and implements tools for class management and educative toys.
 9-  Examines publications prepared for children, follows childrens literature and media aimed at children.
 10-  Uses computer software and information and communication technologies as required by the field, implements computer-supported activities.
 11-  Art and art education in the development of pre-school children to grasp their impact on children's development.
 12-  On the basic principles of first aid and basic life support to gain qualifications
 13-  Takes precautions against child neglect and abuse, follows practices on childrens rights and protection and cooperates.
 14-  To maintain a positive attitude towards lifelong learning.
 15-  To be act upon democracy, human rights, social, scientific and professional ethics.
 16-  To have awareness of environment and job security.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Graduated student can work in kindergardens,day-care centers, hospitals’ child services, play rooms and rehabilitation centers.

Access to Further Studies

After completing the short cycle degree programme, it is possible to continue further studies in the first cycle degree programme with the exam of DGS.

Examination Regulations, Assesment and Grading

Each student must attend the courses, applied studies, laboratories, projects, seminars, workshops, graduation projects and other studies of the semester s/he is enrolled for. Students who have not attended at least 40% of theoretical courses and 30% of applied and laboratory studies are not allowed to take the final exam of those courses. Once the student fulfilles the attendance requirements in theoretical courses, no attendance is required if the course is repeated later.
Examinations are generally in written form. However, the instructor of the course may decide to conduct the exam in the form of an oral exam, project or assignment on condition that s/he states it on the course information form (syllabus). Examinations are arranged and conducted by the instructors teaching the courses. A make-up exam is given to students with certified excuses accepted by the relevant executive board within 1 (0ne) day after the final examinations are over.

Graduation Requirements

To be succesfull from all the courses required for graduation within the time period defined in the related regulation and to finish the study programme with the GPA of at least 2.00

Mode of Study
Full - Time
ECTS Coordinator

Lecturer Bekir BURAL




Course & Program Outcomes Matrix
Course Unit Title P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8 P9 P10 P11 P12 P13 P14 P15 P16
Application pre-school educational institutions I
Art Creativity Childhood creativty
Atatürk`s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution (I)
Atatürk`s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution (II)
Behavior Management
Chıldren and music
Child Animateur
Child Development (I)
Child development II
Child Literature and Media
Child Nutrition
Child Psychology and Mental Health
Child Science and Technology
Children and Games
Children And The Environment
Children's Right and Protection
Drama and Animation
Educational Materials Development Tool
Family Education
First Aid
Foreign Language - I (English - I)
Foreign Language - II (English - II)
Human Relationships
Inclusive Education
Information and Communication Technologies
Leraning and Teaching Techniques
Principles and Methods of Pre-School Education
School Education Institutions Practice 2
Special Education I
Special Education II
Turkish Language (I)
Turkish Language (II)
Evaluation Questionnaires
 1. Stating the content and objectives at the beginning of the course
 2. Supplementing the course with current issues
 3. The clarity of the exam questions and their appropriateness to the course
 4. The contribution of the course to your knowledge and skills
 5. Access to the course sources
 6. The relativeness of the course compared to the other courses in the department
 7. The selection of the sources according to the objectives of the course
 8. The contribution of the assignments to the course
 THE EVALUATION OF THE INSTRUCTOR Very Good Good Average Poor Very Poor No Idea
 1. The way the instructor handles the course
 2. The instructor's competence in answering the questions in the class
 3. The instructor's encouragement to take part in the class by allowing different ideas and comments
 4. The instructor's preparation for the class
 5. The efficient use of class time
 6. The instructor's in-class management
 7. The instructor's objective evaluation of the exams and assignments
 8. The instructor's punctual and regular attendance
 9. The instructor's rapport with the students
 10. The availability of the instructor’s time except for the class time and the sufficiency of the time s/he allocates to you
Graduates who successfully complete this program;
 1. have high level information and skills supported by the course books that include the most recent information, application equipment and other scientific sources related to education technologies, teaching profession, general information and basic sciences; use these informations and skills in daily life and in jobs,
 2. examine and evaluate concepts about education technology and teaching profession, ideas and data with scientific methods; diagnose, analyze and discuss complicated problems and subjects; develop suggestions based on scientific discoveries and evidences,
 3. inform the audiences who are not expert and do not have information about education technology and teaching profession; express related ideas about these problems and solutions with written and oral,
 4. have learning to learn, self control, critical thinking, creative thinking skills and perform independent studies related to study field,
 5. get responsibilities and try to produce solutions when faced with unexpected and complicated cases in applications of education technologies and teaching professions,
 6. know students’ interests, wishes and needs; know social, cultural and economic properties of families and environment; plan, apply and manage learning and teaching process suitable for these properties; get students active participation in learning process,
 7. know information about education technologies and teaching professions and comprehend adequately; have information about foreign language in level of communicating with professional colleagues,
 8. have information about computer software and hardware in level of teaching computer and information and communication technologies courses and supporting other teachers; use information and communication technologies,
 9. consider social, scientific and ethic values in levels of gathering data, analyzing, interpreting, announcing when doing teaching professions or working in private sector, being researcher or source of data,
 10. continuously try to develop with doing self assessment; be on new information and ideas ; play affective role in developing of themselves and their intuition; know and behave according to the laws about their job, main values and principles, know the rights about job security and social security; have conscious about protecting social values and environment,
 11. evaluate students’ improvement and learning, get students to evaluate themselves and other students; use the results of evaluation for better instruction; share the results with student, family, managers and teachers.

 1. Your percentage of attendance
 2. Did you do any preparations for this course? (except some activites like quiz, homework, labs,mid-term exams, final exams)


a. If yes, preparation time per week (hour)

 3. Did you do any assignments as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of the assignments done

b. Average time spent in preparing the assignment (hour)

 4. Did you prepare any presentations or seminars as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of the presentation/seminar done

b. Average time spent in preparing each presentation/seminar (hour)

 5. Did you take a midterm exam in this course?


a. If yes,number of the mid-term exams you done

b. The average time you spent on preparing for each mid-term exam (hour)

 6. Did you make any projects as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of the projects done

b. The average time you spent on doing each project (hour)

 7. Did you attend any laboratory work as a part of this course?


a.If yes, number of the laboratory works you attended

b.The average time you spent on each work (hour)

 8. Did you attend any field surveys as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of field surveys you attended

b. If yes, the average time you spent on each survey (hour)

 9. Did you take the final exam of this course?


a. If yes, the average time you spent on the final exam (hour)


  1st  Year (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  4009170 Turkish Language (I) Required 2 2
  4009160 Atatürk`s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution (I) Required 2 2
  4009180 Foreign Language - I (English - I) Required 2 2
  4009107 Educational Materials Development Tool Required 2 5
  4009109 Special Education I Required 3 5
  4009121 Children and Games Required 2 2
  4009103 Child Development (I) Required 3 4
  4009105 Pediatrics Required 2 2
  4009123 Entrepreneurism Elective 2 2
  4009119 Information and Communication Technologies Elective 3 4
    Total 23 30

  1st  Year (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  4009280 Foreign Language - II (English - II) Required 2 2
  4009102 Child development II Required 3 4
  4009106 Child Nutrition Required 2 3
  4009122 Family Education Required 3 5
  4009112 Special Education II Required 3 5
  4009270 Turkish Language (II) Required 2 2
  4009260 Atatürk`s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution (II) Required 2 2
  4009108 Leraning and Teaching Techniques Required 2 2
  4009110 Art Creativity Childhood creativty Required 3 3
  4009124 Entrepreneurism Elective 2 2
    Total 24 30
    Annual Total : 47 60

  2nd  Year (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  4007207 Application pre-school educational institutions I Required 3 5
  4007203 Human Relationships Required 2 5
  4007211 Chıldren and music Required 2 3
  4007209 Child Literature and Media Required 2 3
  4007205 Child Science and Technology Required 2 3
  4007201 Child Psychology and Mental Health Required 3 5
  4007213 Inclusive Education Required 2 2
  4009219 First Aid Elective 2 2
  4009221 Child Animateur Elective 2 2
    Total 20 30

  2nd  Year (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  4007206 Seminar Required 2 5
  4007202 Behavior Management Required 2 4
  4007204 School Education Institutions Practice 2 Required 3 5
  4007208 Children's Right and Protection Required 2 5
  4007210 Children And The Environment Elective 2 2
  4007214 Drama and Animation Elective 3 4
  4007212 Communication Elective 2 3
  4007216 Principles and Methods of Pre-School Education Elective 2 2
    Total 18 30
    Annual Total : 38 60

* N.C.: National Credit

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