Child Development

GENERAL INFORMATION: 

The aim of the program is to train child developers and educators who are well-equipped with contemporary knowledge and skills.  The students in this program learn to follow the developmental characteristics of children, to take care of child needs and to serve pre-school children. Moreover, this program also aims to train “Child development vocation staff” able to monitor the developments (cognitive, language, motor, self-care, and social-emotional skills) of children and assist children who need special education or who have a chronic disease. Through the courses, the students will develop an awareness of global, cultural and technological changes and be able to adapt themselves to the latest innovations. 

DURATION of EDUCATION:

2 years

CERTIFICATE:

Associate Degree

NUMBER of STUDENTS:

200 (1st and 2nd class)

EDUCATION TYPE:

Normal and Evening Programs

CLASSROOMS: 2

PRACTICAL CLASS: 1

INTERNSHIP:

In each semester of the second year, there are practical applications which are hold in Special Education Institutions.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

Students are placed by central placement by ÖSYM (Student Selection and Placement Centre).

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE OF GRADUATES: 

The students who graduate from this program have the title of “Child Development Vocation Staff”. There is a lot of room to move upwards both educationally and career-wise in the early childhood education field. Areas of employment can be listed as:

  • Kindergartens of pre-school education centers of private and state schools,
  • Day care homes/ nurseries/ kindergartens affiliated to the Social Services and Child Protection Institution,
  • Pediatric clinics, special education centers, organization and foundations for children,
  • The field of children’s literature,
  • Designer at toy companies,
  • Playgrounds of tourism and sport centers,
  • Baby-sitter,
  • Parent trainer at special research and counseling companies,
  • Comic creation,
  • Television/Film/Media; Theatre/Arts/Dance,
  • The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the International Labour Organization (ILO), voluntary organizations, non-governmental organizations.

FUTURE:

In addition to above mentioned career options, graduates can also have right to enroll in 4 years programs as:

  • Child development
  • Teacher of the visually impaired 
  • Teacher of the hearing impaired
  • Pre-school teacher
  • Special education teacher
  • Social services
  • Gifted and talented teacher 
  • Mentally handicapped teacher