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
BIOL140 BIOLOGY I 3 2 2 4.0
BA100 CAREER PLANNING 0 1 0 2.0
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
BIOL241 BIOLOGY II 3 2 2 4.0
EDS220 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 3 0 5.0
MSE221 INSTRUCTIONAL PRINCIPLES AND METHODS 3 2 2 6.0
GEOE231 ELEMENTS OF GEOLOGY 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
BIOL242 BIOLOGY III 3 2 2 4.0
MSE288 COMMUNITY SERVICE 3 1 4 6.0
MSE349 HISTORY AND NATURE OF SCIENCE 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
            ELECTIVE

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MSE301 METHODS OF SCIENCE TEACHING IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS I 3 2 2 6.0
MSE309 STATISTICAL APPLICATIONS IN EDUCATION 3 2 2 4.0
MSE329 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT 3 2 2 5.0
MSE431 RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION 3 3 0 8.0
ENG311 ADVANCED COMMUNICATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK107 TURKISH I 2 2 0 4.0
TURK305 ORAL COMMUNICATION 2 2 0 3.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
EDS304 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 5.0
MSE302 METHODS OF SCIENCE TEACHING IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS II 3 2 2 6.0
MSE303 LABORATORY APPLICATIONS IN SCIENCE TEACHING-I 3 2 2 6.0
MSE305 ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS 3 3 0 6.0
ASTR200 INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY 3 3 0 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK108 TURKISH II 2 2 0 4.0
TURK306 WRITTEN EXPRESSION 2 2 0 3.0

FOURTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MSE401 INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE TEACHING 3 2 2 4.0
MSE417 SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 3 1 4 6.0
MSE487 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 3 2 2 6.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
EDS416 TURKISH EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND SCHOOL MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 5.0
EDS424 GUIDANCE 3 3 0 5.0
MSE418 PRACTICE TEACHING 5 2 6 10.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week