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English Language Teaching Program

Education is something that happens at all stages of our lives, not just in childhood. It allows us to develop our thoughts and ideas, progress in our careers and learn more about the world in which we live.

Whether your interest lies in working with children with special educational needs, working in a museum as an educator, youth work, professional development in a private organisation, or making a contribution to the wider field of education, a BA Education Studies will give you a strong grounding for your career.

The degree is also excellent preparation for postgraduate teacher education and further study at master’s level.

An education studies degree at Bahçeşehir Cyprus University offers you breadth of study, but also provides direction, by giving you three possible pathways to pursue:

  • Working in Education. This route will prepare you well for graduate employment in schools and other educational settings.
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Education. The ideal pathway for graduate professional work, giving you the skills to work with the diversity of students that attend mainstream schools but also in more of a specialist unit or a central, local or private organisation.
  • Researching Education. A good route if you are considering further training or academic study. You’ll be well qualified to investigate issues and concerns as a professional working in a variety of organisations (such as schools, higher education colleges and charities in the voluntary or public sector).

 

You will gain a broad and balanced knowledge of the principal features of education and the debates within educational theory, policy and practice.

You will undertake a professional work placement, to gain valuable experience in the workplace, and put the theory you have learnt at Bahçeşehir Cyprus University into practice.

English Language Teaching program curriculum

Years one and two

  • Build an overview of education and cover the topics that each of the pathways will explore in more detail as you progress.
  • Study current issues and debates in early childhood and education, and investigate the notion of research, with a particular focus on social and cultural issues.
  • Examine the basic concepts of developmental social and cognitive psychology, from infancy to adolescence, and begin to understand how these concepts inform teaching and learning.
  • Learn about some of the most significant developments that have occurred in education in the 20th and 21st centuries.
  • Become a self-sufficient and confident student able to complete your studies efficiently and effectively.
  • Develop the emotional intelligence, interpersonal and reflection skills needed to become a successful professional within schools, higher education, education publishing and other institutions.

 

Years three and four

    • Build on the knowledge gained in your years one and two modules.
    • Choose to follow a particular pathway that will prepare you for your chosen career:
      • The Working in Education pathway will set you up well for working in schools but also learning beyond the classroom, in museums, galleries, youth projects, voluntary organisations, professional development and higher education. You will explore and examine how educationalists can improve pupils’ wellbeing and learning by understanding how social influences and, in particular, early experiences, emotions and emotional literacy, can facilitate learning.
      • On the Diversity and Inclusion in Education pathway, you will investigate key ethical dilemmas, rights and responsibilities in education, diversity and multiculturalism, youth participation and identity, and examine the learning needs and inclusion of children with special educational needs.
      • The Researching Education pathway covers issues in education such as exclusion from school, or selective education, and ethical dilemmas, rights and responsibilities. You will develop the capacity for logical reasoning, writing and methods of investigation, highly relevant in education institutions and other organisations that need to address and resolve everyday challenges.

ELT Program Learning Outcomes

In preparing our students to meet the challenges of their future work as educators, the Education Studies minor will:

  1. Provide opportunities for students to explore different domestic and international educational models and philosophies;
  2. Encourage students to formulate their own educational philosophy and reflect on the connections between content knowledge and pedagogical approaches;
  3. Teach students how individual learners develop and help students understand the impact of individual learning differences;
  4. Expose students to issues of privilege, power and difference and their intersection with issues of education;
  5. Help students become aware of how learners are affected by environmental factors;
  6. Expose students to the ways different academic disciplines approach issues of education;
  7. Make students aware of codes of ethical conduct and professional organizations that advocate for learners and on behalf of educational policy and practice;
  8. Provide coursework and fieldwork opportunities necessary for those students wishing to meet teacher preparation or graduate school requirements.

Assessment

Students are evaluated through their work and performance and are subject to different types of assessment depending on the requirements of individual courses. The types of assessment include written exams (in class, take-home or open-book exams), presentations, portfolios, essays, reports or projects. Individual courses may differ in terms of their assessment breakdowns. Students may receive a “Satisfactory” (S) or “Unsatisfactory” (U) grade for courses that do not have any credits.

If a student fails to complete the course requirements within the specified timeline, he/she is expected to contact the course lecturer to be given an Incomplete grade (I). This means that the student is expected to complete tasks, exams and/or coursework within two weeks after the submission of the grades. At the end of this timeframe, the “I” grades are changed by the lecturer to a letter grade as corresponding to the student’s total mark. If the student fails to complete the required work, then the “I” grade automatically changes to “FF” at the beginning of the next semester.

Graduation

The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.

What makes us different

Bahçeşehir Cyprus University is established as a member of BAU Global Education Network. BAU Global Education Network includes higher education institutions and language schools located in three different continents (North America, Europe and Asia). Its purpose is to provide the opportunity for students to benefit from academic means having equal level and located in different continents and countries, and get education in different campuses to enable them have an international vision.

This degree will prepare you to work in a wide range of educational settings, such as government departments, community and voluntary organisations, social services, policy and research settings. You could also work in youth organisations, libraries, museums, education publishers, and a host of other organisations where professional development and education is practised.

How to apply to the English Language Teaching Program

The application process for studying E.L.P at BAU Cyprus is very easy. You can simply and safely share your personal information through our online application platform. After receiving a confirmation email with a link a copy of the following documents can be uploaded:

 

  • Passport or EU identity card
  • High school diploma certificate with transcript. Please also submit an official translation of the diploma and transcript into English if they are in another language.
  • University certificate with transcript (if applicable). Please also submit an official translation of the diploma and transcript into English if they are in another language.
  • English language test certificate
  • Portfolio PDF with a minimum of 10 works

Career Opportunities

This degree will prepare you to work in a wide range of educational settings, such as government departments, community and voluntary organisations, social services, policy and research settings. You could also work in youth organisations, libraries, museums, education publishers, and a host of other organisations where professional development and education is practised.

You will be well placed to go on to further study and complete postgraduate teacher training at university or in schools, if you want to teach children in primary education. You could go on to a MA in Education Studies, Education Leadership and Management, Special Education Needs, Disability and Inclusion, Education Policy or Education Practice.

 

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