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
CEIT100 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN EDUCATION 3 2 2 4.0
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
CEIT101 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 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
EDS220 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 3 0 5.0
MSE221 INSTRUCTIONAL PRINCIPLES AND METHODS 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

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
MSE241 INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICS EDUCATION 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
MSE288 COMMUNITY SERVICE 3 1 4 4.0
MSE305 ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS 3 3 0 6.0
MSE341 METHODS OF TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS I 3 2 2 7.0
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
EDS304 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 5.0
MSE329 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIAL DEVELOPMENT 3 2 2 5.0
MSE342 METHODS OF TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS II 3 2 2 7.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK108 TURKISH II 2 2 0 4.0
TURK306 WRITTEN EXPRESSION 2 2 0 3.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE

FORTH YEAR

Seventh 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
MSE417 SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 3 1 4 6.0
MSE431 RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION 3 3 0 8.0
MSE441 METHODS OF TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS III 3 2 2 7.0
ENG311 ADVANCED COMMUNICATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
            RESTRICTED 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
            ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week