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Social Studies Teacher Education Program
Qualification Awarded

Students are awarded with bachelor's degree within the First Cycle Programmes of Social Sciences Education upon successful completion of all the requirements in the curriculum program and fulfilling all other requirements for graduation.

Level of Qualification

The students get bahelor's degree from the First Cycle Programmes of Social Sciences Education and graduate as 'social studies teacher'.


The objectives of the program are to educate students who;

are able to carry out a field-related study which requires expertise, have the skill of analyzing the theoretical knowledge and its reflections in practice, make interpretations of the knowledge arising from the integration between the field and the information gaining from different disciplines and are able to supply new information, possess and are able to develop the theoretical and practical knowledge at expert-level in an education science field. are able to build a problem independently in their field of expertise, develop and come up with a solution, evaluate the results and put this whole progress into practice if the case occurs.    

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 who enrolled in our university have the right to request the recognition of their prior-achieved-courses taken at different universities. For this recognition of the prior-achieved-courses, they should submit their transcripts and course contents to the relevant department in the first semester of their registration year.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The requirement of getting Bachelor's Degree is completing 240 ECTS successfully. Maximum period for students to complete First Cycle Program is 7 years.

Profile of The Programme

Department of Social Studies Education graduate program, aiming to educate individuals with academic and vocational qualifications, consists of courses related to field information, general culture and pedagogical formation. The standard of education and training duration of program is 4 year. However, in some cases this period may vary. The students whose General Point Average 3.00 or plus may take course from upper class and may graduate a semester early but the students do not competence lessons may graduate up to 7 years. The program includes theoretical and practical courses. Theoretical lessons are conducted in classrooms of the Department and it is supported by travels and observations on the issue. The place may vary where the practical courses done depending on lecturer' preference or purpose of lesson. For example, while Community Service course is doing in various social organizations and institutions working in İstanbul, school experiences course is doing only in primary schools. The students fulfilling the terms of program may benefit from receiving an upper class courses, entering minor or double major program. If they enter the double major program, they receive two diplomas. All of these other, master and PhD programs are conducted by Department depending on Institute of Education Sciences.

Program Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this program, the students will be able to;
Occupational Profiles of Graduates

The occupational profiles of the graduates contain the futures below:
-Professionally readiness, adaptation to different conditions professionally and practically or basicly professional education that is the precondition for the follow-up teaching or departmental study of social sciences.

Access to Further Studies

After completing the first cycle degree programme (bachelor's degree), it is possible to continue further studies in the second cycle degree programme (master's degree) that can last up to 2 years. The graduates are awarded as Master title.

Examination Regulations, Assesment and Grading

 Each student must attend the courses, applied studies, projects, seminars, workshops, graduation projects and other studies of the semester she/he is enrolled for. Students who have not attended at least 30% of the theoretic courses and 20% of the laboratory practices are not allowed to take the final exam. Once the student fulfills the attendance requirements in 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 she/he states it on the course information form (syllabus). Examinations are arranged and conducted by the instructors who give the courses. An excuse examination is given to students with certified excuses accepted by the relevant executive board within fifteen days after the whole final examinations are completed.                                                                                                           


Graduation Requirements

Students who are enrolled in the program ensure that certain conditions in order to gratude. Some of these are as follows:

*Continue to theoritical and practical courses in the curriculum.

*Cumulative grade point avarage must be at least 2.00.

*Complete lesson, practice and teaching internship successfully in accordance with the regulation.

*Complete 240 ECTS.

Mode of Study
Full - Time
ECTS Coordinator

ECTS Coordinator: Doç.Dr Yıldırım Atayeter



Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Faculty of Education Primary Education Department Social Sciences Teacher Education Programme Burdur-Turkey
Phone: 0 248 234 60 05
Fax: 0 248 234 60 09

Course & Program Outcomes Matrix
Course Unit Title
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)


* N.C.: National Credit

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