SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHING

Graduate Course Content

1. ACADEMIC SEMESTER

Course Code and Name OE101- Special Education
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 2 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 2 / ECTS; ECTS: 4)
Course Description Basic concepts of special education, principles of special education, historical development of special education, legal arrangements for special education and individuals with special needs, diagnosis and evaluation process in special education, individualization of education, mainstreaming and support special education services, participation to education and family cooperation, the characteristics of different disability groups and gifted students and the educational approaches and teaching strategies for these groups
Course Code and Name OE102-Learning Disabilities and Giftedness
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 2 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 2 / ECTS; ECTS: 4)
Course Description The definition of learning disabilities, causes, diagnostic criteria, assessment process, characteristics of children with learning disabilities in early childhood, and reading, writing, comprehension and math problems of students with learning disabilities in the elementary years constitute the content of this course. It also includes the definition of giftedness, theoretical approaches, gifted students’ characteristics, their development, and diagnosis.
Course Code and Name OE103-Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 2 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 2 / ECTS; ECTS: 4)
Course Description The definitions of intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders, history of the developments in the education of individuals with these disabilities, the causes, diagnostic criteria, assessment process, and characteristics constitute the content of this course.
Course Code and Name OE104-Hearing and Visual Impairments
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 2 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 2 / ECTS; ECTS: 4)
Course Description Basic concepts: individuals with hearing impairment; the nature of the hearing; individuals with visual impairment; classification: educational, psychological, medical; prevalence and frequency of occurrence; causes / diagnosis: medical, developmental and educational screening / diagnosis; academic and non-academic characteristics; team and cooperation; education-training environments; scientific based practices; characteristics of families, attitudes towards handicapped,services offered to families, support and legal rights.
Course Code and Name OE106-Child Development
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 5)
Course Description The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the fundementals of child development from prenatal to the middle childhood. The emphasis is on basic concepts and theories of child growth and development. This course is designed to give students an overview of developmental theoires as well as factors contributing to child development.
Course Code and Name OE202-Supporting Language and Communication Skills
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 4)
Course Description Definition of communication, definition of language, theories of language acquisition, explanation of language, communication and speech; basic language, communication and speech characteristics and problems in children with special educational needs; evaluation of language, communication and speech problems; determining objectives according to the components of language; natural and structured scientifically based / effective methods used to gain communication skills; family guidance on the development of communication skills
Course Code and Name OE203-  Applied Behavior Analysis
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 4)
Course Description 1. Behavioral explanations of the behaviors and their reasonsDavranışlar ve davranışların nedenleri ve davranışsal açıklamalar 2. Basic principles of behavior management 3. Behavioral assessment 4. Increasing desired behaviors Reinforcements Cues / prompts Chaining 5. Decreasing undesired behaviors 6. Positive behavior support and functional analysis
Course Code and Name OE204- Preparation of Individualized Training and Transition Plans
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 2 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 2 / ECTS; ECTS: 2)
Course Description Individualized training plans ; The elements of ITP; Legal basis of ITP; ITP and school programs (preschool, primary education programs); measurement tools and detailed assessment; objectives: short and long term objectives; identifying placement and related additional special education services; forming and sorting the objectives and teaching steps; identifying teaching processes and recording progress; all service plans; definition, importance and examples of individualized family service plans (BAHP) in 0-3 age group in individuals with special education needs; transition plans: definition and importance; transition types: from hospital to home, from home to institution, from institution to institution; different transition plan examples and development; adaptations of BAHP, IEP and transition plan in individuals with special education needs and considerations; Monitoring and evaluation of IEP, BAHP and transition plans.
Course Code and Name OE205- Assessment in Special Education
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 3)
Course Description 1. The historical, legal and philosophical basis of assessment, 2. The process of educational assessment, 3. The process of pre-referral in assessment, 4. The referral process in assessment, 5. The measurement and features, 6. Validty and relaibilty, 7. Formal assessment methods, 8. Formal assessment tools, 9. Informal assessment methods, 10. Observation, 11. Criterion-based tests and skill analysis, 12. Curriculum-based assessment and examination of curriculum, 13. Interview, rating scales, inventories, checklists, 14. File assessment, 15. Alternative assessment, 16. multi-dimensional assessment
Course Code and Name OE207- Inclusion in Special Education
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 2 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 2 / ECTS; ECTS: 2)
Course Description Placement approaches in special education; Definition of mainstreaming, the least restrictive educational environment concept, history, legal basis and types; supportive special education services: counseling, in-class support and resource room; cooperation in mainstreaming ; mainstreaming process in Turkey; legal regulations related to special education in Turkey; factors affecting the success of mainstreaming; Research on mainstreaming
Course Code and Name MB011-Measurement  and Evaluation in Education
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 2 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 2 / ECTS; ECTS: 3)
Course Description 1- The importance of measurement and evaluation in education and the basic concepts related to t 2- 2-Qualificaitons that an instrument should have, measurement errors, validity and reliability 3- Measuring cognitive behaviors 4- Test plana and test types 5- Statistical calculations on measurement results 6- Assessment and scoring 7- Assessment based on students

Electives

Course Code and Name OE548 Early Childhood. Special Education Presenting Model. and Teaching Approach
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description Theories of early prevention and special education in early childhood, Biological developmental approaches, Cognitive Developmental Approaches, Psychoanalytic Approaches, Behavioral and Educational Approaches, Interactional (transactional) approach, Attachment Theory, Social Learning theory, the reflections of theories about early childhood special education, evaluation of theoretical foundations in childhood.
Course Code and Name OE547 Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description Basic concepts, early childhood development, factors affecting child development, early screening diagnostics, programmatic evaluation, evaluation process, models of presentation of ESSER, ESSER and family participation, ESSER and basic issues, the importance of family and play, evaluation process, evaluation tools.
Course Code and Name OE546 Theoretical Foundations of Special Education in Early Childhood
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description Will be able to describe the theoretical approaches to early prevention and special education in early childhood, and discuss the reflection of theories of special education in early childhood into practice.
Course Code and Name OE545 Hearing Impaired Reading and Reading Comprehension
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description Views on analysis and understanding. Reading theories and their relations with reading instruction, effective use of reading series. Use and development of themes. Reading and strategies. Reading and reading skills teaching. Reading strategies used in the classroom. Reading and writing in the first and fourth grades. Classroom assessment rules. Literacy support for children with disabilities.
Course Code and Name OE544 Assessment of Problem Behaviors and Intervention Methods
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description Learning theories, basic principles of applied behavior analysis, determination of target behaviors, data recording techniques, graphing and interpretation, reinforcement, clues and types, shaping, symbol reinforcement, evaluation of problem behaviors and reduction of inappropriate behaviors, selection of appropriate intervention programs, implementation of appropriate intervention program, evaluation of appropriate intervention program.
Course Code and Name OE543 Supporting Language and Communication Skills
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description Definition of communication, definition of language, theories of language acquisition, explanation of language, communication and speech; basic language, communication and speech characteristics and problems in children with special educational needs; evaluation of language, communication and speech problems; determining objectives according to the components of language; natural and structured scientifically based / effective methods used to gain communication skills; family guidance on the development of communication skills
Course Code and Name OE542 Reading Acquisition Processes and Supporting Reading
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description Reading acquisition processes, Evaluation of fluent reading skills, Supporting fluent reading skills: Strategies used before reading, Supporting fluent reading skills: Strategies used during reading, Strategies used after reading, Types of errors; Correction of reading errors, Use of technology in supporting fluent reading skills, Investigation of fluent reading research, Importance of reading strategies, conceptual and theoretical foundations; Reading comprehension skills, Reading comprehension skills assessment and support, Mutual teaching strategy; Peer-assisted learning strategy; Integration of text structure and content domain teaching; Summarizing strategy, Web-based reading comprehension teaching, Reading comprehension research
Course Code and Name OE541 Reading and Assessment of Reading Comprehension
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description The aim of this course is to enable students to define reading, reading comprehension and evaluation of reading comprehension.
Course Code and Name OE540 Determining Functions of Problem Behaviors
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description Descriptive Framework, Situations Forming Problem Behaviors, Functions of Problem Behaviors, Defining / Determining Problem Behavior, Consolidation, Types of Consolidation, Types of Consolidation, Consolidation Selection, Consolidation Tariffs
Course Code and Name OE539 Teaching Functional Academic Skills
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description Introduction to functional academic skills, preparation for academic skills, literacy concept, readiness concept, emerging literacy concept (Emergent Literacy) tools to be used in teaching functional academic skills, literacy teaching methods, individuals who need special education and literacy concept the basic skills and learning areas that will be gained to students in mathematics teaching, mathematical skills and concepts,

evaluation and program preparation, mathematical skills and concepts to gain scientific-based applications, counting and number concept teaching skills, addition-subtraction-multiplication and division concepts and skills teaching, basic measurement concepts and skills teaching, geometry concepts and skills teaching

Course Code and Name OE538 Early Education Program
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description Early Education, Early education services and early education program application types, Small Steps Program and Development Areas, Communication skills evaluation and teaching program preparation, Other development areas to evaluate and prepare curriculum, Teaching, Changing curriculum
Course Code and Name OE537 Teaching Methods in Special Education
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description Basic concepts of learning and teaching, Direct teaching methods, Natural teaching, Visual support-based teaching, Student-centered teaching, Arrangements to increase productivity
Course Code and Name OE536 Qualitative Research Methods
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description General Characteristics of Qualitative Research Method, Basic Transformations and Their Place in Scientific Research, Comparison of Qualitative and Quantitative Research Approaches, Qualitative Research Process and Sample Selection, Qualitative Research Data Collection Techniques (Detailed Observation), Qualitative Research Ethical Aspects, Qualitative Research Faced Difficulties, Qualitative Research Data Collection Techniques in Research (Document Review), Data Collection Techniques in Qualitative Research (Interview), Data Collection Techniques in Qualitative Research (Video Tape Data), Patterns in Qualitative Research (Researcher’s Role / Data Collection Process), Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis, Evaluation of Qualitative Research Determination, Data Analysis in Qualitative Research, Validity and Reliability in Qualitative Research.
Course Code and Name OE535 Communication and Supporting Systems in People with Autism
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description With this course; To provide information about social-communication skills, language and speech characteristics, play skills of children with ASD; To inform students about the characteristics that affect social-communication and language skills of children with ASD; It is designed to provide information about the assessment of communication and language skills of children with ASD.
Course Code and Name OE533 Special Education Support Services
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description Special education and mainstreaming applications, Co-operation in mainstreaming applications, Evaluation of student needs in mainstreaming applications, Planning of instruction in mainstreaming applications, Rare disabilities, Common inadequacies, Other students with special needs, Educational adaptations, Independent learning strategies in mainstreaming applications, Evaluation of mainstreaming learning management, Social competence development, Inclusive preparation activities, Special education support services
Course Code and Name OE532 Language Development and Communication Skills in Children with Developmental Disabilities
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description Communication-language-speech relations, Basic Approaches in Language and Speech Disorders, Classification of Language and Speech Disorders, Classification of Language and Speech Disorders, Language Development in Infancy, Language and Speech Development in Early Childhood, Language and Speech Development in Early Years of School, Other Language Skills developmental areas, school age language learning and literacy problems, language and speech disorders in children with mental retardation, language and speech disorders in children with mental retardation, language and speech disorders in children with Down Syndrome, language and speech disorders in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder And speech disorders in children with cerebral palsy
Course Code and Name OE531 Project
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 0 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 0 / ECTS; ECTS: 30)
Course Description Project concept and project types; curriculum and project-based learning; project programs in schools (TUBITAK, EU and others); selection of topics for the project; literature review; logical framework in the project; project planning and management; application of scientific method in the project; preparing and developing project reports; finalizing the project report; project evaluation and review of good practices; project presentation, poster and brochure design techniques
Course Code and Name OE530 Thesis
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 0 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 0 / ECTS; ECTS: 30)
Course Description The students identify the topics they are interested in, review the literature, plan the research process, collect data, analyze, interpret, draw conclusions, draw up the findings and report them.
Course Code and Name OE529 Co-teaching Applications
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description Together with the teaching practices course, the students will be informed about the current developments related to the integration of educational environments in our country and in the world, and models will be introduced to support teachers’ effective teaching skills and instructional adaptation skills for individuals with special needs. In addition, it will be ensured that these teaching models are introduced, and that they gain competencies about the application steps and results. In the literature, the conceptual structure, application processes and differences of the six different teaching models of co-teaching will be emphasized. field literature studies will be included. The researches in which the models are applied together or individually will be examined and the contribution of the teaching practices to the professional sharing between general education teachers and special education teachers working in mainstream environments will be discussed and the effectiveness of both teachers on instructional adaptation and effective teaching skills will be discussed. Together with the teaching practices course, the students will be informed about the current developments related to the integration of educational environments in our country and in the world, and models will be introduced to support teachers’ effective teaching skills and instructional adaptation skills for individuals with special needs. In addition, it will be ensured that these teaching models are introduced, and that they gain competencies about the application steps and results. In the literature, the conceptual structure, application processes and differences of the six different teaching models of co-teaching will be emphasized. field literature studies will be included. The researches in which the models are applied together or individually will be examined and the contribution of the teaching practices to the professional sharing between general education teachers and special education teachers working in mainstream environments will be discussed and the effectiveness of both teachers on instructional adaptation and effective teaching skills will be discussed.
Course Code and Name OE527 Special Education Research and Ethics II
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description The aim of this course is to make students aware of ethical problems in special education researches and applications. To help students become sensitive individuals and teachers about these problems. Ethics and moral philosophy. Ethics in education and special education. Measurement and evaluation in special education, mainstreaming and ethical values in family education. Science-based practices, laws and ethics in special education.
Course Code and Name OE525 Characteristics of Children with Severe Physical Disability and Multiple Disabilities
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description This course is designed to inform and educate educators, special education teachers and other staff working with neuromotor insufficiencies, degenerative diseases (musculardystrophy), orthopedic and musculoskeletal disorders, sensory-motor deficiencies, health problems and infectious diseases in order to maximize their learning and development to do so.
Course Code and Name OE524 Development and Intelligence
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description Basic concepts: development, growth, maturation; principles of development; prenatal development and factors affecting prenatal development; physical development, definition and importance; physical development characteristics of children 0-12 years; physical and physiological characteristics of adolescence; cognitive development, definition and importance, concepts related to cognitive development; cognitive development characteristics according to periods; language development, definition and importance, language development characteristics according to periods, factors affecting language development; social-emotional development, definition and importance, social-emotional development characteristics according to periods; moral development, definition and importance, moral development process and characteristics; sexual development and education, concepts related to sexual development, factors affecting sexual development, sexual development process, sexual education; self-care skills, development of self-care skills and self-care skills according to developmental periods.
Course Code and Name OE523 Research Methods in Education
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 12)
Course Description Basic concepts and principles of research methods; research process (recognizing the problem, identifying the problem and sample, collecting and analyzing data, interpreting the results); general characteristics of data collection tools; analysis and evaluation of data; access to articles, theses and databases; research models and types; basic paradigms in scientific research; quantitative and qualitative research designs; sampling in qualitative research, data collection, data analysis; validity and safety in qualitative research; reviewing, evaluating and presenting articles or thesis; preparing a research report in accordance with research principles and ethics; action research in education.
Course Code and Name OE522-Education Statistics
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description Defining inferential statistics, examining the usage areas Writing hypothesis and explaining the types of hypothesis Examination of normal distribution graph efinition of standard values (z-value) Performing t-test, one-way and two-way analysis of variance using SPSS, linear regression analysis
Course Code and Name OE521-Special Education in Early Childhood and Preschool
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description Basic concepts; infancy, early childhood and developmental delay; definition of early childhood special education, learning and theoretical background; experts in the law; family participation; intervention programs: institution, home and institution-home-centered practices; transition process; basic topics: play, developmental practices, natural education, family-centered practices.
Course Code and Name OE520-Visual Art Education in Children with Special Needs
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description With this course; To inform the aims, developmental stages of art education in young children, the meaning and importance of art and the factors affecting it; It is designed to comprehend the concepts of sensory education, visual perception, aesthetic sensitivity, line, art and thematic approach and to provide information about the preparation and evaluation of art education program.
Course Code and Name OE519 Assessment and Teaching of Literacy Skills in Special Education
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description With this course, students will be informed about early identification of children with special needs who have not acquired early literacy skills, closure of the possible differences between early intervention programs and their peers and equip them with the language and literacy skills necessary for success. Qualifications in teaching and evaluating early literacy skills. 
Course Code and Name OE518-Child Psychopathology, Mental Assessment, Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description With this course, psychopathologies seen in children, the etiology and prevalence of childhood disorders, psychological evaluation processes of children, interview methods, psychological examination of children, diagnostic criteria and differential diagnosis will be emphasized.
Course Code and Name OE517-Technology Based Teaching Methods
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description The aim of this course is to inform the basic concepts of instructional technology, the aims of instructional technology, the scope of instructional technology, the process of instructional technology development.
Course Code and Name OE515-Single Subject Research Methods
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description With this course, students will learn about single-subject research methods, analyze and synthesize the studies using single-subject research methods in the literature and will be able to design a single-subject research model and make suggestions.
Course Code and Name OE514-Special Education Research and Ethics
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description The aim of this course is to make students aware of ethical problems in special education researches and applications. To help students become sensitive individuals and teachers about these problems. Ethics and moral philosophy. Ethics in education and special education. Measurement and evaluation in special education, mainstreaming and ethical values in family education. Science-based practices, laws and ethics in special education.
Course Code and Name OE512- Seminar
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 0 / ECTS; ECTS: 12)
Course Description The aim of this course is to enable students to gain the skills of reaching scientific data, using data, making evaluation and preparing a presentation before solving thesis. In this course, students prepare a study using a scientific method about a problem determined by the instructor and share their work in the classroom.
Course Code and Name OE511-Early Childhood Special Education Applications
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description Basic concepts; infancy, early childhood and developmental delay; definition of early childhood special education, learning and theoretical background; experts in the law; family participation; evaluation; intervention programs: institution, home and institution-home-based practices; – transition process; basic topics: play, developmental practices, natural education, family-centered practices.
Course Code and Name OE510-Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description This course provides guidance on pre-school teachers, special education teachers and other field teachers about what 3-stage preventive and preventive behavioral intervention and support should be and how to apply it in special education and general education settings for all students from preschool age to school age children. and to inform and educate other education personnel in schools.
Course Code and Name OE509- Accurate Teaching Methods in Special Education
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description The aim of this course is to teach students the stages of learning based on the principles of applied behavior analysis and error-free teaching methods that will be used in teaching skills and behavior to children with special needs.
Course Code and Name OE508- Individualized Training Programs
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description With this course, the individual and the short-term objectives of the individualized education program including the support education services prepared for the aims aimed at the developmental characteristics, educational performances and needs of the individuals in need of special education are given to the students, the type, duration, teaching and evaluation of the support education service. The students will be informed that they cover their personal information such as methods and techniques to be used for the purpose and will be given the opportunity to prepare sample IEP. 
Course Code and Name OE507- Qualitative Research in Special Education
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description The aim of this course is to enable the student to recognize qualitative research methods suitable for collecting detailed and in-depth data needed for effective performance of students with special needs, which are frequently used in the field of special education, and to adopt the approach and carry out qualitative research.
Course Code and Name OE506-Language Skills in Autism
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description With this course; To provide information about social-communication skills, language and speech characteristics, play skills of children with ASD; To inform students about the characteristics that affect social-communication and language skills of children with ASD; It is designed to provide information about the assessment of communication and language skills of children with ASD.
Course Code and Name OE505- Family Education and Guidance
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description With this course, students, families of children with special needs from the moment they meet the inadequacy of children’s adaptation stages; The aim of the course is to develop the competencies for planning, implementing and evaluating family education sessions by considering the adaptation stages to the child, society, family members and individual lives. In order to transfer the knowledge and skills taught to the child from the school environment to the home environment, it will be ensured that family trainings aiming for the family members to learn the principles and application processes of applied behavior analysis will be provided.
Course Code and Name OE504-Learning Difficulties and Teaching Methods
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description With this course, students will be introduced to the developmental and academic development characteristics of children with special learning difficulties, issues that should be considered during the educational evaluation process, assessment tools will be introduced and instructional and academic arrangements will be provided to organize sample applications and support training programs. 
Course Code and Name OE503-Environmental and Academic Adaptations in Special Education
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description The aim of this course is to provide students with information about how classroom teachers can adapt teaching materials, teaching methods, evaluate student achievement and performance, and how to organize the appropriate physical environment for learning in special education institutions or mainstreaming environments where special needs children attend.
Course Code and Name OE502- Teaching Social Skills
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description This course aims to inform and practice guidance teachers and other education personnel such as preschool teachers, special education teachers and other field teachers in order to evaluate the social skills and abilities of children with special needs, to examine the development of social skills, to learn and apply the methods used in teaching social skills.
Course Code and Name OE501- Characteristics of Young Children with Special Needs
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description Students who take the lessons of young children between 0-8 years of age (infancy, preschool and early childhood) who have special needs by informing and empowering them to train teachers who believe in the necessity of their profession, face-to-face education, research, interactive lesson discussions, internet based researches will be able to fulfill the responsibilities of the course by observing children in their natural environment and using assessment scales with guest speakers, videos and films. The aim of the course is to enable the special education teachers working in early childhood to maximize their learning and development levels by using the knowledge and skills they need.
Course Code and Name OE549 Effective Teaching Skills in Inclusion and Integration Applications
Local Credits / Ects Theoretical 3 hrs / week – Practice 0 / Week – Credits (Classical): 3 / ECTS; ECTS: 6)
Course Description Students will be introduced to the current developments in the development of integration based educational environments in our country and in the world, and models will be introduced to support teachers’ effective teaching skills and instructional adaptation skills for individuals with special needs. In addition, it will be ensured that these teaching models are introduced, and that they gain competencies about the application steps and results. According to the universal design principle, related literature will be included on the fact that it is an effective model for individuals with special needs to continue their general education environments together with their peers. The researches in which the models are applied together or individually will be examined and the contribution of the teaching practices to the professional sharing between general education teachers and special education teachers working in mainstream environments will be discussed and the effectiveness of both teachers on instructional adaptation and effective teaching skills will be discussed.