Ataturk Faculty of Education

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Ataturk Faculty of Education

Ataturk Faculty of Education

Dear Students,

When the number of students, its contemporary infrastructure and lecture halls equipped with a state of art technology, academic staff with a highly qualified profile, lecturer-student interaction, application opportunities, number of scientific research and publications for each lecturer are taken into consideration, Atatrük Faculty of Education of the Near East University established in 2002 holds a significant place amongst the education faculties offering education both in Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. We are happy and proud of taking our responsibilities by providing our students with a wide range of opportunities in receiving their education. Teachers are one of the basic factors in developing the educational system in the line with the requirement of the era.

Teachers are indispensable component of the educational system; they have the basic role in educating and training students to produce competent professionals equipped with adequate knowledge required for a good career. Teachers assist theirs students to gain a good character and enhance their world-view as well. Teachers are required to be dynamic and creative individuals who are able to set a live.

The qualification of education depends on the qualifications of a teacher without considering the level of education. Teachers are determiners of the quality in education. A country can reach at contemporary level by means of quality education. Ataturk Faculty of Education of NEU is committed to produce qualified, dynamic, creative and high calibre teachers equipped with contemporary knowledge and responsibility. As in the past, we are devoted to raising such teachers today and in the future, we feel proud of our commitment. Our devoted faculty members and employees are focused on offering you the best service. Our faculty offers 20 courses on teacher training. These courses are lectured by 150 academic staff that is qualified in their fields. Besides we offer master degree and doctorate degree programs for graduates as well. The graduates are provided with opportunities to develop and carry out projects under the guidance of advisors and academic staff and make presentations at international conferences. Projects peer-reviewed by international magazines and those deemed worth are published in these magazines. The data bases of peer reviewed projects are available on the indexes of TUBİTAK Social Sciences, ERIC, Scopus, British Education and SSCI. The faculty currently offers post graduate programs to 1700 students in an intimate and friendly environment aiming to broaden knowledge through research.

Dear Students, you are distinguished just because you receive education at the Ataturk Faculty of Education. You feel this distinctness by living it everyday and when you become a teacher which is one of the greatest professions, you feel this distinctness more pronounced. You will feel the pride of receiving quality and student oriented education. We expect you to learn as much as you can throughout your educational process and renew your current knowledge. I wish you success in the new academic year.

Kind Regards

Prof. Dr. Hüseyin UZUNBOYLU
Dean

Establishment
The Faculty of Education, also called as Atatürk Faculty of Education, was established in 2002 at the Near East University. The faculty has been accredited by the Ministry of Education in accordance with the decision of 3/2002 produced by the Higher Education Commission. In 2006, the faculty has also been accredited by the Higher Education Council of Turkey.

Mission
The major objectives of the Faculty are as follows:

To educate the students in order to be professionals in educational terms and to gain foresight, as well as assisting them to respect to the ethnical values and social aspects of the public. The self-consciousness on educational matters is also highlighted to ensure development of self-responsibility along with the personal skills of students. Students are expected to benefit from the academic developments and in turn contribute to the improvement of the scientific advances and of their community. The scholars have also been educated in order to be open-minded for the development of science, perceiving the events in such a conceptual perspective that reflects the way of true life and always be respectful to the common benefit of the public. The students have also been educated in a way that they are to be open to the opinions of others sharing life in the society.

The departments of this faculty committed to training teachers on various teaching subjects. The departments of this faculty are the Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technologies, Preschool Teaching, Elementary School Teaching, Turkish Language Teaching, English Language Teaching, History Teaching, Guidance and Psychological Counselling.

One of the general policies of the faculty is to form a teaching environment within which individuals can share their ideas freely and attempt to produce solutions for the questions that arise during their educational lives.

The policy of teaching in the faculty environment encourages the students so that they can point out their opinions independently on condition that they consider the responsibilities of the academic terms and perspectives. They are also encouraged to produce their opinions creatively in terms of productive proposals.

The way of education has also been carried out in a context within which the students are provided with the opportunities to organise academic workshops, seminars, national and international conferences in collaboration with various scientific institutions. The purpose is to provide students with opportunities to carry out research in scientific fields and contribute to the relevant literature with their publications, and make progress as successful researchers. The IT support and the Libraryfacilities with various international links are also provided in order to encourage and support the research studies.

The government principles of the faculty is based on democratic perceptions so that everybody has the right to raise an issue thought to be relevant to the quality and values of the faculty. The research and development of the faculty have also been granted in order to be productive in terms of education as well as becoming protective for human-rights and equality.

Vision
The main aim of Atatürk Faculty of Education is to graduate such skillful teachers that can be acclaimed, respected and become successful at national and international levels. The commitment of the faculty is to ensure equality in educational issues as well as being protective and responsive on educational and human rights. The graduates are expected to play a major role in offering solutions to the current problems in their relevant fields.