Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education

Study Program

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1-Study Program:

Students enrolled in the Associate Degree in Faculty of Education – Student Teacher (EST) must successfully complete the following (126 credit hours) during four regular semesters.

  Type of Requirements (Req. Type) Requirement Nature (Reg. Nature) Number of Credit Hours
University (U) Elective (EL) 6
Obligatory (Ob) 6
College (C) Elective (EL) 15
  Obligatory (Ob) 23
Department (D) Elective (EL) 22
Obligatory (Ob) 54
Total of Credit Hours 126


In the following table, the names of the courses, their credit hours, the type of prerequisites, the nature of those prerequisites, and their previous requirements are listed:

Course Credit Regiments
No. Name Code Prerequisites Theoretical Lab Total Required Nature Type
1 Humanities HUMA1002 - 3 0 3 6 EL U
2 Islamic Culture HUMA1001 - 3 0 3 EL U
3 Communication Skills HUMA1002 - 3 0 3 EL U
4 English Language - Expressive Skills ENGL1001 - 3 0 3 23 Ob U
5 English Language - Conversational Skills ENGL2002 ENGL1001 3 0 3 Ob U
6 Education and Psychology Statistics STAT3104 - 3 0 3 Ob C
7 Computer Skills COM1001 - 1 1 2 Ob C
8 Developmental Psychology (Childhood and Adolescence) PSY1002 - 3 0 3 Ob C
9 Philosophy of Education PSY1003 -       Ob C
10 Arabic Language 1 ARAB1005 - 3 0 3 Ob C
11 General Psychology PSY1001 - 3 0 3 Ob C
12 Research Methods in Education and Psychology PSY1004 - 3 0 3 Ob C
13 Arabic Language 2 ARAB1002 ARAB1005 3 0 3 Ob C
14 Turkish Language for Non-Specialists TURK1022 - 3 0 3 15 EL C
15 Self-Management and Psychology PSY1001 - 3 0 3 EL C
16 General Statistics STAT1001 -       EL C
17 Educational Psychology PSY2119 PSY1009 3 0 3 EL C
18 Physiology of Organs BIO1218 PSY1008 3 0 3 EL C
19 First Aid NUR2103   2 1 3 EL C
20 Social Systems SOCIO4002   3 0 3 EL C
21 Arabic Language 3 ARAB1003 ARAB1002       EL C
22 Arabic Language 4 ARAB2005 ARAB1003       EL C
23 Civic Education MET2132 - 3 0 3 EL C
24 Health Education MET2131 - 3 0 3 EL C
25 Social Psychology PSY3124 - 3 0 3 EL C
26 Environmental and Population Education BIO1006 - 3 0 3 EL C
27 Graduation Project PSY4345 60% 0 2 2 54 Ob D
28 Physical Education MET2130 - 3 0 3 Ob D
29 General Education PSY1009 - 3 0 3 Ob D
30 Practical Education 1 MET2138 MET2134 0 2 2 Ob D
31 School Library MET2148 - 3 0 3 Ob D
32 Calligraphy Techniques MET2141 - 2 0 2 Ob D
33 Educational Technology MET2140 - 3 0 3 Ob D
34 General Teaching Methods MET2146 - 3 0 3 Ob D
35 Principles of Teaching MET2137 - 3 0 3 Ob D
36 School Activities MET2135 - 3 0 3 Ob D
37 Practical Education 2 MET2139 MET2138 0 2 2 Ob D
38 Elementary Education Methods 1 MET2134 MET2137 3 0 3 Ob D
39 Special Needs Psychology PSY2112 - 3 0 3 Ob D
40 Behavioral Problems in Children and Their Treatment PSY1007 - 3 0 3 Ob D
41 Teaching Methods in Education and Psychology PSY2014 MET2137 3 0 3 Ob D
42 Mathematics (Preparation) MET2142 - 3 0 3 Ob D
43 Psychological and Educational Measurement SOC4337 MET2137 3 0 3 Ob D
44 Educational Curricula MET2149 - 2 0 2 Ob D
45 Mathematics (Measurement) MET2143 MET2142 3 0 3 Ob D
46 Educational Media MET2136 MET2135 2 0 2 Ob D
47 Family and School Counseling PSY4241 - 3 0 3 22 EL D
48 Play Psychology PSY3333 PSY1001- PSY1002 3 0 3 EL D
49 Learning Disabilities MET2145 - 3 0 3 EL D
50 Social Sciences PSY2145 - 2 0 2 EL D
51 Arabic Language 5 ARAB2006 ARAB2005 3 0 3 EL D
52 Mental Health PSY2011 PSY1001- PSY1002 3 0 3 EL D
53 Biological and Environmental Sciences BIO1219 - 3 0 3 EL D
54 Arabic Language 6 ARAB2007 ARAB2006 3 0 3 EL D
55 Counseling Special Needs Individuals and Their Families SOC4209 PSY2112 3 0 3 EL D
56 Physical and Chemical Concepts MET2147 - 3 0 3 EL D
57 Professional Education MET2133 - 3 0 3 EL D
58 Learning Psychology PSY3325 PSY2119 3 0 3 EL D
59 Classroom and School Management MET2128 - 3 0 3 EL D
Total of Credit Hours 126

3-Courses Descriptions:

  1. Humanities: This course aims to introduce students to the concept of civilization, its importance, ancient civilizations, Islamic civilization, and modern European civilization. It covers the factors that contributed to the rise of these civilizations and their achievements in various political, economic, social, and scientific fields. The course also studies the peoples of these civilizations and their patterns of human behavior.
  2. Islamic Culture: This course aims to familiarize students with the sources of Islamic legislation, the characteristics of Islamic legislation, Islamic systems, family system, judicial system, governance system, economic system, and the characteristics of Islamic economic legislation. It also covers the nature of Islamic education, its goals, and characteristics, religious activities, general educational principles in Islamic education, principles of teaching Islamic education, rules of Tajweed (Quranic recitation), and steps for teaching branches of Islamic education.
  3. Communication Skills: This course aims to acquaint students with concepts and theories in the field of human communication and equip them with essential skills in self-communication and communication with others. It enhances their practice of these skills in their daily and professional lives through serious training methods and diverse and effective evaluation techniques.
  4. English Language 1 (Expressive and Writing Skills): This course is designed to prepare students for writing in English and focuses on reading and writing as interconnected and integrated skills. Students will study and practice reading comprehension, the writing process, and critical thinking. They will create clear and correct sentences while developing the necessary skills to write a variety of focused, developed, organized, and/or short essays.
  5. English Language 2 (Conversational Skills): The course includes conversations, discussions, and presentations on a wide range of concrete, abstract, and specialized topics. It is designed to enhance speaking and listening skills for non-native English speakers, with a focus on pronunciation, intonation, rhythm, and patterns of American English. It emphasizes oral communication, listening comprehension, and vocabulary development. Students build their skills through intensive teaching and practice.
  6. Education and Psychology Statistics: In this course, students will study an introduction to statistics, scientific research, and statistics, methods of data organization and presentation, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, correlation, and regression.
  7. Computer Skills: The computer course will help in learning how to enhance the effectiveness of education through technology integration. In this course, various computer techniques will be used, and students will develop ways to use them in actual classroom environments. This course is designed to guide you through practical experiences to make your teaching more effective and efficient through computer technology.
  8. Developmental Psychology (Childhood and Adolescence): In this course, students will study the concept of special education, its importance, goals, the hierarchical organization of special education programs, issues and problems faced by children and adolescents, learning difficulties in children and adolescents, methods and procedures for dealing with them, studying the psychological condition of children and adolescents, and the factors influencing their psychological state.
  9. Philosophy of Education: In this course, students will study the definition of philosophy and education and the relationship between them. Topics include philosophy (the universe – man), philosophy (knowledge – values), issues in the philosophy of education, goals of philosophy of education and its sources of derivation, strategies for developing Arabic education.
  10. Arabic Language 1: In this course, students will study verb structures and their cases, studying the subject and predicate, studying particles that resemble verbs, studying incomplete verbs, studying the exclamatory style in the Arabic language, studying the exclamatory style in the Arabic language, praise and blame, specialization, and warning. Students will also study dictionaries and their types among the ancient and modern ones, and they will analyze texts from the Abbasid era and study common errors in the Arabic language.
  11. General Psychology: In this course, students will study the definition of psychology, its objectives, its different branches, the methodologies used in psychological studies and research, and the factors that determine behavior, whether physiological, psychological, or social. It also covers personality definition, illness, and the ethical code for practicing the profession of psychologist.
  12. Research Methods in Education and Psychology: In this course, students will be introduced to the scientific research methodology, rules of scientific research, classification of scientific research and basic characteristics of scientific thinking. It covers the characteristics and skills of the scientific researcher, as well as the fundamental terminology of scientific research. Topics include samples in scientific research, how to identify the research problem, and preparing the research proposal, research hypotheses, research sample, research design, and ethical responsibilities of the researcher.
  13. Arabic Language 2: In this course, students will study conditional sentences, oaths, and negation. They will also learn about numbers and their implications, vocatives and their types, the study of scientific terminology and its significance, and the importance, antiquity, and richness of the Arabic language. Additionally, they will analyze some texts and examine the significance of Damascus through a text by Nizar Qabbani.
  14. Turkish Language for Non-Specialists: This course aims to introduce students to the Turkish language, starting from how to read and pronounce Turkish letters and the grammatical and spelling rules related to this language. It then progresses to listening to simplified Turkish texts, comprehending them, and developing skills in reading, understanding, and comprehending simple texts related to daily activities. Eventually, students will engage in conversations in Turkish and hold dialogues with fellow students to gain a comprehensive understanding of the language and set them on the right path to mastering it.
  15. Self-Management and Psychology: In this course, students will learn how to benefit from acquiring skills in their daily lives, both in general and in their personal lives. It covers various characteristics that make learners adaptable and ready for learning in later life stages. The course also aims to improve psychological and social well-being among students while fostering personal characteristics such as communication and collaboration with others.
  16. General Statistics: This course aims to equip students with a set of skills and knowledge, including recognizing the importance of statistics, selecting appropriate statistical methods for data, applying them using computer programs, analyzing and interpreting the outputs, understanding statistical concepts, and identifying the role of a statistical analyst. The course also enhances students’ ability to participate in solving statistical problems and teaches methods for collecting data through interviews, surveys, and other means.
  17. Educational Psychology: In this course, students will study the definition of educational psychology, its fields of study, branches, and its relationship with other psychological sciences. It also covers the role of the educational psychologist in the field of psychological services. Students will be introduced to concepts and terminology related to educational psychology, including cognitive mental growth, motivation, perception, attitudes, memory, thinking, creativity, innovation, talent, inclinations, mental disabilities, academic achievement, learning difficulties, assessment, curriculum, psychological programs, behavior modification, and school dropout. Additionally, students will become familiar with research methods and approaches in educational psychology.
  18. Organ Function Science: In this course, students will study animal cells, animal tissues, human organ systems, human senses, plant cells, plant tissues, light microscopy, cell organelles, animal tissues, and heart anatomy, as well as rabbit anatomy.
  19. First Aid: This course provides an opportunity to study emergency situations that individuals may encounter at home, work, or other public places and how to respond during emergencies to provide first aid based on sound scientific principles. It covers how to administer first aid in cases of bleeding, fractures, wounds, choking, fainting, burns, and emergency childbirth, among others.
  20. Social Systems: This course aims to introduce students to an important aspect of modern state organization in society, which is social legislation. It seeks to establish the concept of relationships between workers and employers within various economic and social development activities.
  21. Arabic Language 3: In this course, students will study verb forms and verbal nouns, the active participle and its exaggeration, the object of an action and its function, the associative adjective, and its function, as well as the place and time adverbs. It also includes studying some texts.
  22. Arabic Language 4: This course covers topics such as forbidden words, the absolute object, the object of purpose, and the object of association. It also includes studying adverbs, distinguishing between them, and analyzing Arabic sentences. Additionally, it involves studying selected texts.
  23. Civic Education: In this course, students will study the development of civil society, the history of civil society across eras, images of civil society, theories of the state and governance, social and political movements, the evolution of the concept of civil society in modern and contemporary thought, civil society organizations, the concept of citizenship, its relationship with democracy, dimensions of citizenship, democracy, its types, principles, components, and forms of freedom, and democratic freedom in European thought.
  24. Health Education: This course covers the principles of health education, personal health components, the concept of health, infectious diseases, nutrition terminology and concepts, first aid definitions and general rules, subcutaneous injections, concepts of pulse, respiration, temperature, and arterial pressure, and health education goals.
  25. Social Psychology: In this course, students will learn the definition and nature of social psychology, its history among both Arab and Western scholars, its relationship with other sciences, principles of social behavior measurement, methods and approaches of social psychological research for measuring socialization, social norms, values, attitudes, public opinion, and rumor psychology. It also includes methods and theories of social interaction, group dynamics, general principles of group study, and its distinctive characteristics, leadership methods, and presenting examples of experiments and studies as practical applications.
  26. Environmental and Population Education: In this course, students will study the concepts of environmental science, its development, scope, and its relationship with other fields of knowledge. It includes the study of living and non-living components in the ecological system, human and environmental problems, resource management, environmental issues in Syria, population education, and population theories.
  27. Graduation Project: This course aims to familiarize students with the principles of scientific research, how to choose a research problem, conducting research on one of these problems, and using appropriate and modern research methods.
  28. Physical Education: In this course, students will study the history and vocabulary of physical education, the Olympic Games, the development of the concept and goals of physical education in schools, physical education methods, aspects of physical education, selecting physical activities, games and their importance, types of games, small games organization, children’s games, team sports, game ethics, and sports facilities and equipment.
  29. General Education: This course covers the concept of education and the integration of its aspects, intellectual education, emotional education, physical and sexual education, ethical education, social education, regular and non-regular education, continuous education, non-regular education, psychological foundations of education, social foundations of education, philosophy and the philosophy of education (philosophical foundations), educational philosophies (idealistic, pragmatic, naturalistic), and cultural foundations of education.
  30. Practical Education 1: Application of practical lessons in schools.
  31. School Library: In this course, students will study types of libraries, the educational importance of the school library, building and developing collections, supply and acquisition sources, unified standards for school libraries, library cataloging, library classification, and school library organization and management, as well as educational documentation and the necessary information to be available in school libraries.
  32. Calligraphy Techniques: In this course, students will study the definition of calligraphy, its forms, and nature. It includes difficulties in Arabic calligraphy, types of calligraphy (Kufic, Thuluth, Cursive, Naskh, Riq’ah, Diwani), goals of calligraphy teaching, calligraphy formation, and stages of calligraphy.
  33. Teaching Techniques: In this course, students will study the concept of teaching and learning techniques, the evolution of teaching and learning techniques, the classification of teaching and learning techniques, the systemic approach to teaching and learning techniques, communication in teaching and learning, non-electronic teaching techniques, presentations with projectors, teaching with an interactive board, teaching with a microscope, and modern teaching methods with technology.
  34. General Teaching Methods: Introduction to the study of psychological and educational sciences – Educational objectives – Curriculum and its standards – Lesson planning – Teaching methods and strategies – Teaching skills – Personal characteristics of secondary stage students – Characteristics of a psychology teacher – Assessment in psychology.
  35. Principles of Teaching: In this course, students study the concept of teaching principles and its development, its components – Educational objectives in the cognitive domain – Educational objectives in the affective domain – Educational objectives in the psychomotor domain – Classification of teaching methods – Methods that rely on the teacher – Interactive methods between the teacher and the learner – Interactive methods between the learner and the educational program – Evaluation: Evaluation of learner and teacher performance.
  36. School Activities: Students in this course study school activities, their concept, definition, development, the importance of activities in the educational process, school activities (importance, objectives, foundations), cultural and linguistic school activities, artistic school activities, sports, practical, psychological, and educational school activities, social and environmental activities, and the practical application of school activities.
  37. Practical Education 2: In this course, students apply practical lessons in schools.
  38. Elementary Education Methods: Students in this course study elementary school, the elementary school teacher, general teaching methods in the elementary stage, the textbook and teacher’s guide, Arabic teaching methods, religious education, social studies, characteristics of a successful social studies teacher, science education (objectives, methods, evaluation), mathematics education (objectives, developing mathematical skills), art education (objectives, stages of artistic development in children), lesson planning.
  39. Educational Psychology for Special Needs: Students in this course study the fundamentals of educational psychology for special needs, early intervention, the psychology of mentally challenged children, the psychology of autistic children, the psychology of gifted children, psychology of hearing impairment, psychology of visual impairment, psychology of physical disabilities, and language disorders (speech and language).
  40. Behavioral Problems in Children and Their Treatment: In this course, students study excessive activity, attention deficit, aggressive behavior, lying and theft, fear, enuresis (involuntary urination), social anxiety and shyness, excessive dependence, high intelligence, anger, thumb-sucking and nail-biting, disobedience, and selective eating habits. They also learn about modern therapeutic approaches to psychological disorders in children and the assessment and diagnosis process of children’s psychological disorders.
  41. Special Teaching Methods in Education and Psychology: Introduction to the study of psychological and educational sciences – Educational objectives – Curriculum and its standards – Lesson planning – Teaching methods and strategies – Teaching skills – Personal characteristics of secondary stage students – Characteristics of a psychology teacher – Assessment in psychology.
  42. Mathematics (Numbers): Students in this course study numerical sets, mathematical issues, sets, sets of natural numbers, counting methods.
  43. Psychological and Educational Assessment: In this course, students study the basic concepts in the field of educational assessment, its purposes, tools, characteristics, importance, functions, types, steps, and the statistical methods necessary for determining these characteristics. They also learn how to construct and analyze achievement tests in light of result analysis.
  44. Educational Curricula: In this course, students study the concept of the curriculum in basic education, its components (objectives, curriculum content, educational strategies, curriculum evaluation), and forms of curriculum organization. They also learn about curriculum evaluation in basic education.
  45. Mathematics (Measurement): Students in this course study basic concepts in probability, collecting statistical data and measures of central tendency, basic concepts in set theory and its applications, mathematical measurement, the role of educational statistics, constructing and processing statistical questionnaires using SPSS software, and descriptive statistics.
  46. Educational Media: In this course, students study the nature and importance of media, the media’s objectives, functions, and impact, educational media, media institutions, and the specifications of educational media. They also learn about printed media, auditory media, visual media, and emerging media, as well as some issues related to educational media.
  47. Family and School Counseling: Introduction to school counseling, school counseling and related sciences, objectives, missions, functions, principles, ethics, counseling techniques and tools, methods, and forms, psychological counseling in different stages of education, experiences of some countries in educational and school counseling.
  48. Psychology of Play: The importance of play, its characteristics, advantages, factors influencing play, play theories, the role of play in a child’s development, play and anxiety, play and shyness, play and the stages of childhood, educational play, types of play (imaginative and constructive play), play and learning in preschool, the role of play in learning language skills, and using play as therapy.
  49. Learning Disabilities: In this course, students study the definition, terminology, types, causes, trends, and methods of learning disabilities. They also learn about behavior disorders and autistic children, defining them and discussing their prevalence.
  50. Social Sciences: In this course, students study a brief history of Arabs and Islam, the definition of geography, astronomical geography, physical geography, human geography, the classification of teaching methods and their applications in teaching social studies, the competencies of a social studies teacher, and Germany.
  51. Arabic Language 5: In this course, students study the fundamental principles of teaching Arabic language and its teaching methods. They learn about teaching reading in the first grade, methods for teaching reading in the first grade, teaching reading and conversation in the first grade, teaching reading and conversation in the second grade, teaching reading and exercises in the third grade, teaching reading and literature in the fourth
  52. Mental Health: In this course, students study the concept of mental health, its foundations, methodologies, and objectives. They also explore related concepts such as adaptation, coping, psychological prevention, inner conflicts, anxiety, frustration, defense mechanisms, and various models of neuropsychiatric disorders. Additionally, the course covers the characteristics of personality disorders and methods of prevention for these disorders.
  53. Biology and Environment: In this course, students study the animal kingdom, including the phylum Porifera, phylum Cnidaria, and phylum Platyhelminthes. They also explore the phylum Nematoda, phylum Arthropoda, phylum Mollusca, phylum Echinodermata, as well as the plant kingdom and the fungi kingdom. Students learn about the classification of living organisms, viruses, and the kingdom Monera.
  54. Arabic Language 6: In this course, students study the concept of the Arabic language, its importance, development, applications, and general methods for teaching linguistic concepts. They also learn about educational activities and teaching linguistic concepts, as well as the educational materials for teaching these concepts, and how to teach listening, reading, writing, speaking, grammar, and calligraphy.
  55. Counseling for Individuals with Special Needs and Their Families: The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the basics of counseling for special needs individuals, the necessary skills for special education counselors, and to understand the perspectives of scholars and researchers regarding various counseling methods. It covers the fundamentals, principles, and skills of psychological counseling for individuals with special needs, as well as the ethical and professional responsibilities of special education teachers and counselors. The course also explores the role of special education teachers and their effectiveness in addressing the counseling needs of individuals with special needs.
  56. Physical and Chemical Concepts: Units of measurement and dimensional equations and directions – Kinematics – Simple harmonic motion and positive motion – Sound – Atomic structure.
  57. Vocational Education: In this course, students study the concept of vocational education, forms of vocational education, traditional and modern fields of vocational education, rural education, environmental vocational education, vocational education curricula, components of vocational education curricula, teaching methods in vocational education, teaching techniques in vocational education, vocational education in basic education, lesson planning for vocational education, implementation, and evaluation in basic education, and the role of vocational education teachers in basic education.
  58. Learning Psychology: This course aims to introduce students to the psychology of learning, its definition, different theories of learning, and the positive and negative aspects of applying different learning theories. It includes an analysis of learning and teaching problems, problem-solving, and the evaluation of the educational process in educational institutions.
  59. Classroom and School Management: In this course, students study the concept of school management, the dimensions and types of school management, the personnel in school management and the regulations governing their duties, communication and its forms in school management, and the evaluation of school management. It also covers the concept of classroom management and its functions, the role of classroom management in solving student problems, and the major approaches to problem-solving, as well as the changing role of teachers and teacher evaluation