Who Can Apply?
Students possessing TRNC citizenship, Turkish Citizens and International students.
Final International University, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Special Education Teaching Program started in the 2018-2019 academic year. The program is 4 years, and in order to graduate from the program, students are required to take a total of 150 credits / hour of courses (65 courses), 42 credits of professional knowledge, 19 credits of general culture and 89 credits of education and practice.
In the program, the language of instruction is Turkish. and at present, only the undergraduate program is conducted. In the undergraduate education of the special education program, students acquire knowledge and skills related to their professional fields as well as taking courses related to general culture. Special Education Teaching students take common courses in the first year, and from the third semester onwards, in addition to the common courses related to the field of special education, they receive intensive education with field elective courses, vocational elective courses and culture courses. In this program, students must take at least one elective course from each of the fields of intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, learning disability, giftedness, hearing impairment and visual impairment. On the other hand, students are required to take at least seven elective courses from the field they will specialize in. Thus, the teacher candidates will be able to develop in the special education fields mentioned above, as well as the field they specialize. Therefore, this program will also provide our students with the opportunity to adapt the knowledge and skills they have acquired to individuals with different needs.
Students who graduate from our Program of Special Education Teaching are employed as a ‘Special Education Teacher’ and they can work in Turkey and the TRNC Ministry of National Education, public schools, private educational institutions, rehabilitation centers, counseling and research centers. In addition, graduates can apply for MA and then PhD programs to work as experts and academicians in special education departments of universities.
1 professor and 3 assistant professors are employed in our department.
Our vision is to ensure that our students have a diploma at the highest level of respect and acceptance at national and international levels when they graduate, and that they contribute to their country and the whole humanity in their professional lives by using the knowledge and skills they have gained during their education.
At International Final University, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Special Education Teaching Program, our mission is to ensure that our students gain the professional knowledge, skills and values that special education teachers should have. The program also helps them reach a high level of competence and self-confidence to carry out their professions effectively. In addition, it is also part of our mission to provide our learners with 21st century skills such as learning and innovation, information and communication technology, life and career, research and inquiry.
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