Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY SCIENCE EDUCATION

General Information on Undergraduate Program

The main purpose of the program is to educate science teachers with a good self-image, an outgoing personality, a sense of humour and an interest in helping their students tu understand science in a meaningful way. The program also aims to develop teachers with a sound understanding of how children learn science; confident in using technology; capable in problem-solving; attentive to human rights, democracy, and ethics. The program emphasises critical thinking, personal reflection, and professional development of preservice science teachers.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS181 BASIC PHYSICS I 5 4 2 6.5
CHEM101 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 5 4 2 7.5
MATH117 CALCULUS I 5 4 2 7.5
EDS200 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION 3 3 0 5.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 6.0

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS182 BASIC PHYSICS II 5 4 2 6.5
CHEM102 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 5 4 2 7.5
MATH118 CALCULUS II 5 4 2 7.5
CEIT100 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN EDUCATION 3 2 2 4.0
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 6.0

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS283 OPTICS AND MODERN PHYSICS 4 4 0 7.0
CHEM281 FUND.OF ANAL.AND INORG.CHEMISTRY 3 3 0 5.0
BIOL101 GENERAL BIOLOGY I 6 4 4 9.0
ELE240 PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS 3 2 2 4.0
EDS220 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 3 0 5.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CHEM282 FUND.OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3 3 0 5.0
BIOL102 GENERAL BIOLOGY II 6 4 4 9.0
ELE221 INSTRUCTIONAL PRINCIPLES AND METHODS 3 3 0 6.0
ELE225 MEASUREMENT AND ASSESSMENT 3 3 0 5.0
ASTR201 ASTRONOMY I 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
BIOL252 PHYSIOLOGY 3 3 0 7.0
ELE329 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT 3 2 2 5.5
ELE331 LABORATORY APPLICATIONS IN SCIENCE I 3 2 2 5.5
ELE343 METHODS OF TEACHING SCIENCES I 3 2 2 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK107 TURKISH I 2 2 0 4.0
TURK305 ORAL COMMUNICATION 2 2 0 3.0
            ELECTIVE

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
BIOL317 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 3 3 0 6.0
ELE310 COMMUNITY SERVICE 2 1 2 4.0
ELE344 METHODS OF TEACHING SCIENCE II 3 2 2 6.0
EDS304 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 5.0
GEOE231 ELEMENTS OF GEOLOGY 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK108 TURKISH II 2 2 0 4.0
TURK306 WRITTEN EXPRESSION 2 2 0 3.0

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ELE411 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES 3 3 0 6.0
ELE419 SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 3 4 1 6.0
ELE440 SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY 3 3 0 7.0
            ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
BIOL433 INTRODUCTION TO EVOLUTION 3 3 0 6.0
ELE420 PRACTICE TEACHING IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION 5 2 6 12.0
EDS416 TURKISH EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND SCHOOL MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 5.0
EDS424 GUIDANCE 3 3 0 5.0

h/w = hours per week