Graduates

Graduates have the opportunity to work as child development specialist, project coordinator, manager of preschool institutions and academic personnel in universities, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Social Service and Society for the Protection of Children Prime Ministry Institution of Family Research, Prime Ministry Office for Handicapped Affairs, National Ministry of Education, UNICEF, ILO and other private and public special education centers. Also they take charge in preparing and managing programs directed to children and the youth in written and visual media, producing and designing pedagogic toys.

Employment Areas of Graduates

The graduates of the Department of Child Development may be employed for the following duties in the areas of Education, Health, Social Services and other sectors:

  • Academic staff in various programs of Universities;
  • Administrator, educational coordinator, counsellor, specialist and child developmentalists in Institution of Family Studies, Prime Ministry;
  • Administrator, educational coordinator, counsellor and child developmentalists in day care units, institutions and related units under the control of General Directorate of Institution for Social Services and Child Protection, Prime Ministry;
  • Administrator, educational coordinator, counsellor, specialist and child developmentalist and educationalists in day care units, institutions and related units under the control of Presidency of Administration for Handicapped;
  • Administrator, educational coordinator, counsellor, specialist and child developmentalists in day care units, institutions and related units under the control of State Planning Organization, Prime Ministry;
  • Program Creator and Supervisor in General Directorate of Preschool Education, General Directorate of Primary School Education, General Directorate of Technical Training for Girls, General Directorate of Special Education and Counseling, Head Office of Planning, Research and Coordination Department, Centers of Counseling and Research, Public Training Centers, General Board of Training and Education;
  • With formation preschool class teacher, primary school class teacher and special education class teacher at Primary Schools of Ministry of Education;
  • With formation teacher of Child Development in Vocational Girls Schools for Girls of Ministry of Education;
  • Child Developmentalists in the Mother and Child Health and Family Planning Centers of Ministry of Health;
  • Program coordinator and Child Developmentalist in pediatric wards and hospital schools of hospitals attached to the Ministry of Health and/or University Hospitals;
  • In the following institutions and centers under the control of General Directorate of Institution for Social Services and Child Protection, Prime Ministry, and Ministry of Education
  • Founder, administrator, specialist and Child Developmentalist in private and governmental special education, care and rehabilitation centers;
  • Educational coordinator and Child Developmentalist in private family counseling centers;
  • Instructor for the in-service training activities of private and governmental institutions.
  • Child Developmentalist or supervisor in works for children with special needs such as the homeless children, working children, neglected and abused children, refugee children, social disadvantaged children, children effected by natural disasters, under the control of General Directorate of Institution for Social Services and Child Protection, Prime Ministry, and NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) ;
  • Expertise and counsellor in children courts and Child Developmentalists in reformatories attached to the Ministry of Justice;
  • Project creator, executor and supervisor within UNICEF, ILO and NGOs;
  • Programmer, producer, supervisor and specialists for preparation and execution of programs for children and youth and educational programs for radios and TVs;
  • Producer, author, counsellor and supervisor in Theatres and Films for Children;
  • Author, specialist, supervisor, redactor, editor for the preparation of such publications as books, magazines, newspapers for children;
  • Designer, counsellor and supervisor for the production of educational toys

 

Professional Associations

We have two associations established with the aim of providing professional social and scientific solidarity for the specialists and educators in child's healthy education and development, to improve the knowledge of members in child education and development through conferences, meetings end etc., to make researches for determining the problems in the child development area, to collaborate with the institutions and foundations abroad.

    *Hacettepe University Child Developmend and Education Department Alumni Association : Established in year of 1986.

    *Association of Child Development and Educators : Established in the year of 2004