One of the main aims of education is to train self-sufficient individuals who can contribute to society.
This aim is inclusive of all individuals in society and can be achieved through educational programs designed taking into account of individual differences and needs. Nowadays education of those individuals with cognitive, emotional, physical and social differences takes place in mainstream schools and special schools.
The purpose of special education teacher training program is to train teachers who are capable designing educational programs that can meet the needs of individuals with differences. Due to severe shortage of special education teachers in our country, Special Education Teacher Training Programs are one of the most popular fields of education in recent years. The program offers rich employment opportunities for the graduates including, for example: Government schools – mainstream and special; Private schools; Special rehabilitation centers; Guidance and Research Centers; Non-governmental organizations (NGOs); Health care centers; Social welfare sector; and, academic career opportunities within higher education sector.