Department for Teaching the Mentally Disadvantaged was founded in 2012 as a department of Atatürk Faculty of Education of Near East University. The undergraduate program of the Department for Teaching the Mentally Disadvantaged covers: field teaching courses, vocational courses; introduction to educational sciences, teaching practices, and optional courses.
Aims and Goals
Having the support and assistance of our highly qualified teaching staff, candidate teachers are equipped with necessary knowledge on modern approaches, techniques and theories which are all facilitated in the teaching of the mentally disadvataged. The implementation courses are provided in laboratories. Applications and developments in the field of teaching the mentally disadvantaged will be closely followed in order to bring up qualified teachers to efficiently serve the field.
Additionally, various activities relative to teaching the mentally disadvantaged will be held throughout the academic year. By this way, students of this department will be provided the opportunity to develop themselves in academic environments.
Mission and Vision
To equip students (candidate teachers) of this department with basic knowledge and skills relevant to teaching the mentally disadvantaged.
To raise individuals; who constantly develop themselves, who find scientific solutions and make contributions to the field of Teaching the Mentally Disadvantaged, To raise teachers who will be functional in private institutions, To bring up teachers which have the ability to plan, design, implement and assess the instruction appropriate for teaching the mentally disadvantaged, To facilitate research and projects which will make contributions to the field of teaching the mentally disadvantaged, To organize seminars and meetings; which will have a positive impact on the discipline of teaching the mentally disadvantaged.