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General Studies Courses

  • 1) General studies courses are divided into required and elective courses. As required courses, students take 10
        courses (28 credits) related to languages, science, physical education, philosophy, ethics, economics, history, mathematics,
        and natural science.
  • 2) As elective courses, students choose 4 courses (8 credits) from the courses in foreign languages/literature,
        humanities and social science, natural science and arts.

Specialized Studies Courses

  • 1) Teaching Theory courses
    • History of Education/Understanding Philosophy are integrated on the topic of Education History and Philosophy. These courses seek to provide understanding of education’s ideological and philosophical developments throughout human history and current problems and future prospects.
    • “Sociological Understanding of Education“ explores theories and approaches concerning education and society in connection with today’s social phenomena to foster upright socioeducational perspectives as a teacher.
    • “Education Psychology”provides facts, methods and principles of psychology to enhance educational impact on children and aid children’s healthy growth and development. It provides teachers skills to solve problems that may arise in a classroom setting.
    • “Life guidance course” trains understanding and consultation skills to effectively guide problem behavior in elementary school.
    • “Curriculum understanding and development”deals with general theories to provide basics for each subject. Thus, it avoids excess overlap providing introductory theories and principles of general theories, and teachers can apply and develop them in a real school setting.
    • “Education Administration and Management” looks into a wide range of basic concepts and principles in education administration and skills needed to apply them in a real school environment.
    • “Instruction and Educational Technology“ forms the basis for each Subject Education course and Practicum and provides theory and practice from lesson planning to class evaluation. This course teaches how to integrate different types of instructional media to improve lesson effectiveness.
  • 2) General Knowledge of Teaching Profession courses
    • “Understanding special needs children”provides indepth understanding of special need children and special education. In particular, it helps to understand children with problems in cognition, learning, behavior, sociability, physical abilities and acquire teaching-learning methods. Especially, teachers will acquire skills and abilities for supporting special needs children’s learning and behavior in an integrated classroom setting.
    • “Elementary Education and Teacher” focuses on “Teaching Principles”, “Teaching Theory”, and “Teaching Practice.”It provides essential understanding of elementary school education and a broad perspective on elementary education environment for the teachers to have an overview of the education as a whole and perform elementary education related tasks based on the understanding of elementary school educator theory.
  • 3) Subject Education courses: They facilitate effective subject teaching and class management within the subject.
        Thus, they strengthen practical teaching methodologies, evaluation, and study of teaching materials.
  • 4) Practical skills in arts and physical education prepare teachers to teach these subjects skillfully
  • 5) Other courses: Practicum, Volunteer Activities, Graduation Thesis, should be conducted under thorough planning and
        in a constructive manner and all plans and management of practicum materials, methods, evaluation will be decided
       by the university in association with the affiliated elementary school.
  • 6) Practicum should be conducted under thorough planning and in a constructive manner All plans and management
       of practicum materials, methods and evaluation will be prepared in association with the affiliated elementary schools.
  • 7) Volunteer Activities will be taken from 1st until 3rd year.
  • 8) Practical Teaching Skills Certification will be run in conjunction with practicum (created Nov.30.2006)
  • 9) Graduation Thesis will not provide credits but students must pass the thesis screening in order to graduate.