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Teacher Training on Special Education in Turkey

Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology Volume 5, Number 3, ISSN 1303-6521


The important issue of special education services is the special education teachers who have been trained on instruction strategies for children with special needs. Special education teachers have been trained in short term in-service education programs and certificate programs in Turkey until 1983, after 1983 special education teachers are being trained by the universities in the undergraduate programs. There are ten undergraduate programs on special education in the universities for different special education categories in Turkey. The programs consist of 143-144 credit hours of courses offered in eight semesters. A minor program is also included in these programs. However, universities have master and doctorate programs on special education for professionals who have graduated teacher training program on special education and related with special education support programs.


Cavkaytar, A. (2006). Teacher Training on Special Education in Turkey. Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, 5(3),. Retrieved November 22, 2019 from .

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