Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

General Information on Undergraduate Program

The main purpose of the program is to educate early chilhood educators teachers with a good self- image, an outgoing personality, a sense of humour and an interest in helping children achieve a positive image of their own.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
SOC104 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3 3 0 6.0
PSY100 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 3 0 5.0
ECE100 INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 3 3 0 5.0
ECE109 CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND PSYCHOLOGY I 3 3 0 5.0
EDS200 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION 3 3 0 5.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK103 ORAL COMMUNICATION 2 2 0 3.0
TURK107 TURKISH I 2 2 0 4.0

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ECE104 MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH AND FIRST AID 3 3 0 5.0
ECE110 CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND PSYCHOLOGY II 4 4 0 6.0
ECE126 MATERNAL AND CHILD NUTRITION 2 2 0 4.5
ECE250 BASIC SCIENCE 3 3 0 5.0
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK104 WRITTEN EXPRESSION 2 2 0 3.0
TURK108 TURKISH II 2 2 0 4.0

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ECE120 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 3 3 0 5.0
ECE201 MUSIC I 2 1 2 4.5
ECE208 CHILDREN S LITERATURE 3 3 0 5.0
CEIT100 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN EDUCATION 3 2 2 4.0
EDS220 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 3 0 5.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
            ELECTIVE

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ELE240 PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS 3 2 2 4.0
ECE202 MUSIC II 3 2 2 5.0
ECE206 MENTAL HEALTH AND ADAPTATION DISORDERS 3 2 2 5.0
ECE214 TEACHING SCIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD 3 3 0 6.0
ECE215 PLAY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD 3 3 0 5.0
ECE220 PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND GAMES 3 2 2 5.0
ECE230 CURRICULUM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 3 3 0 6.0

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ELE301 RESEARCH METHODS 3 3 0 8.0
ECE303 SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 3 1 4 6.0
ECE306 VISUAL ARTS AND MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT 3 2 2 5.0
ECE315 CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 2 1 2 4.5
ECE326 METHODS OF TEACHING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 3 2 2 5.0
ECE340 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND DISCIPLINE IN ECE 3 2 2 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ELE310 COMMUNITY SERVICE 2 1 2 4.0
ECE213 TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD 3 2 2 5.0
ECE302 DRAMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 3 2 2 5.0
ECE466 INSTRUCTIONAL PRINCIPLES AND METHODS 3 3 0 5.0
CEIT319 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT 3 2 2 6.5
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0
            ELECTIVE

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ECE325 PARENT INVOLVEMENT AND EDUCATION 3 3 0 6.0
ECE409 CREATIVITY AND CHILDREN 3 2 2 6.0
ECE410 ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATIN IN ECE 3 3 0 6.0
ECE411 PRACTICE TEACHING I 5 2 6 11.0
ENG311 ADVANCED COMMUNICATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
            ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ECE430 PRACTICE TEACHING II 5 2 6 11.0
ECE480 SCHOOL READINESS AND TRANSITION TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2 2 0 4.5
EDS416 TURKISH EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND SCHOOL MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 5.0
EDS424 GUIDANCE 3 3 0 5.0
            ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week