Teaching Elementary Mathematics is a department aiming to train competent teachers in the field of mathematics which is one of the most needed areas in our country at elementary schools (5th grade - 8th grade). Students will be graduating with potential to work in the best educational institutions in Turkey and with ability to develop their students' 21st century skills.
In the first 2 years of their education, students of eaching Elementary Mathematics will be subject to a mathematics-intensive program. Together with mathematics courses such as Basic Mathematics, Analysis and Geometry, they will take introductory pedagogy courses to take their first steps in teaching. In the last two years, they will follow a program focusing on how mathematics can be taught. Digital technologies and teaching materials that can be used in mathematics education, mathematics-specific teaching principles and methods, how these materials and methods can be used in a real classroom environment are at the center of our program. Our prospective teachers will have the chance to put the theoretical knowledge they have seen during the course of their undergraduate education into practice within the scope of Mathematics Workshops carried out in neighboring schools and institutions, Supporting Education Workshops conducted on campus and teaching practices courses.
After 4 years of intensive theoretical and practical education, teaching elementary mathematics students will start their teaching cariers as a teachers who will follow the Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's words "We will raise our national culture above the contemporary level of civilization".