Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

General Information on Undergraduate Program

The main purpose of the program is to educate mathematics teachers with a good self- image, an outgoing personality, a sense of humour and an interest in helping their students to understand mathematics in a meaningful way. In addition, the program also aims to develop teachers with a sound understanding of how children learnmathematics; 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 math teachers.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MATH111 FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS 3 3 0 4.5
MATH115 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY 3 3 0 4.5
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
MATH112 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS 3 3 0 4.5
MATH116 BASIC ALGEBRAIC STRUCTURES 3 3 0 4.5
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
PHYS181 BASIC PHYSICS I 5 4 2 6.5
MATH219 INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 4 4 0 7.0
STAT201 INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY &STAT. I 3 3 0 6.0
ELE221 INSTRUCTIONAL PRINCIPLES AND METHODS 3 3 0 6.0
EDS220 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 3 0 5.0
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
PHYS182 BASIC PHYSICS II 5 4 2 6.5
MATH201 ELEMENTARY GEOMETRY 3 3 0 8.0
STAT202 INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY &STAT.II 3 3 0 6.0
ELE225 MEASUREMENT AND ASSESSMENT 3 3 0 5.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
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
MATH260 BASIC LINEAR ALGEBRA 3 3 0 5.0
ELE341 METHODS OF TEACHING MATHEMATICS I 3 2 2 11.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK107 TURKISH I 2 2 0 4.0
TURK305 ORAL COMMUNICATION 2 2 0 3.0
            ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ELE310 COMMUNITY SERVICE 2 1 2 4.0
ELE329 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT 3 2 2 5.5
ELE342 METHODS OF TEACHING MATHEMATICS 3 2 2 11.0
EDS304 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 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
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ELE301 RESEARCH METHODS 3 3 0 8.0
ELE419 SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 3 1 4 6.0
ELE465 NATURE OF MATHEMATICAL KNOWLEDGE FOR TEACHING 3 3 0 10.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
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
            ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week