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
MATH117 CALCULUS I 5 4 2 7.5
CEIT105 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION 3 3 0 5.0
EDS115 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION 2 2 0 3.0
EDS240 EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGY 2 2 0 3.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 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

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MATH116 BASIC ALGEBRAIC STRUCTURES 3 3 0 4.5
MATH118 CALCULUS II 5 4 2 7.5
EDS125 EDUCATIONAL PSYHOLOGY 2 2 0 3.0
EDS255 EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY 2 2 0 3.0
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MATH115 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY 3 3 0 4.5
MATH260 BASIC LINEAR ALGEBRA 3 3 0 5.0
EDS212 INSTRUCTIONAL PRINCIPLES AND METHODS 2 2 0 3.0
EDS266 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES 2 2 0 4.0
MSE268 APPROACHES TO TEACHING AND LEARNING MATHEMATICS 2 2 0 3.0
TURK305 ORAL COMMUNICATION 2 2 0 3.0
            FREE ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE
            EDUCATIONAL ELECTIVE

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
EDS213 HISTORY OF TURKISH EDUCATION 2 2 0 3.0
EDS214 RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION 2 2 0 3.0
MSE252 MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS CURRICULA 2 2 0 3.0
MSE262 ALGORITHMS AND PROGRAMMING 2 2 0 2.0
MSE288 COMMUNITY SERVICE 2 1 2 3.0
TURK306 WRITTEN EXPRESSION 2 2 0 3.0
            FREE ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE
            EDUCATIONAL ELECTIVE

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MATH303 HISTORY OF MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I 3 3 0 6.0
STAT201 INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY &STAT. I 3 3 0 6.0
EDS302 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 2 2 0 3.0
EDS305 MORALS AND ETHICS IN EDUCATION 2 2 0 3.0
MSE353 TEACHING NUMBER CONCEPTS IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS 3 3 0 5.0
MSE354 TEACHING GEOMETRY AND MEASUREMENT CONCEPTS 3 3 0 4.0
            ELECTIVE
            EDUCATIONAL ELECTIVE

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
STAT202 INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY &STAT.II 3 3 0 6.0
EDS307 TURKISH EDUCATION SYSTEM AND SCHOOL MANAGEMENT 2 2 0 3.0
EDS308 MEASUREMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN EDUCATION 2 2 0 3.0
MSE355 TEACHING ALGEBRA IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS 3 3 0 5.0
MSE356 TEACHING DATA ANALYSIS AND PROBABILITY 3 3 0 4.0
MSE357 CONNECTIONS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS 3 3 0 4.0
            FREE ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE
            EDUCATIONAL ELECTIVE

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
EDS426 SPECIAL EDUCATION AND MAINSTREAMING 2 2 0 3.0
MSE385 PROBLEM SOLVING IN MATHEMATICS 2 2 0 3.0
MSE453 PRACTICE TEACHING IN MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS I 5 2 6 10.0
MSE458 MATHEMATICAL MISCONCEPTIONS OF STUDENTS 2 2 0 3.0
MSE459 REASONING IN MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS 2 2 0 3.0
            ELECTIVE
            EDUCATIONAL ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHIL402 PHILOSOPHY OF LOGIC AND MATHEMATICS 3 3 0 5.0
EDS422 GUIDANCE IN SCHOOLS 2 2 0 3.0
MSE454 PRACTICE TEACHING IN MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS II 5 2 6 12.0
MSE460 MODELLING IN MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS 2 2 0 3.0
            ELECTIVE
            EDUCATIONAL ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week