The department was established under the name of Social Science Education and Turkish Education in 1997. Then, the department’s name has become Social Studies and Turkish Education with the cooperation of Higher Education Council and World Bank since 2016. There are Social Studies Education, and Turkish Education programs in our department. Both of the programs offer undergraduate education. Turkish education program offers graduate education too. We have 1 professor, 12 assistant professors, 1 teaching assistant and 2 research assistants in the department.