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Education, Development, Teaching, and Learning

College of Education and Professional Studies

Cultural & Educational Intersections: Educational Technologies for K-12 in Turkey & US




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14 days in Ankara and 4 in Istanbul



Application fee: $75

Program fee: $2,938 (subject to change)


Program Description

Cultural and Educational Intersections: Educational Technologies for K-12 in Turkey and the US (EdTech & Culture in Turkey), students will learn about recent developments and appropriate instructional use of educational technologies in k-12 settings in the US and Turkey. Students at Hacetteppe University in Ankara, Turkey and Central Washington State University in Ellensburg, Washington, USA will learn together about educational technologies and engaging diverse learners together in synchronous and asynchronous online seminars prior to the American students studying in Turkey. Next, CWU students will travel to Ankara, Turkey and attend seminars with Turkish students at Haceteppe University. Together, these Turkish and American students will

  • study educational technologies and culturally congruent pedagogy while learning/sharing about their home cultures
  • visit k-12 and university-level courses that use educational technologies to observe their applications
  • collaborate on the development of education lessons plans for use in their future classes

After the study abroad, students will meet online once for a cumulative learning experience.

American students will also learn about Turkish culture and history through diverse excursions with their Turkish buddy and faculty.


Ankara Istanbul

Samanpazari (old town and market)

Roman Bath

Atakule (observation tower)

Museum of Anatolian Civilizations

Kizilay District

Kocatepe Mosque

Anitbakir (Atatürk's Mausoleum)

Kuyumcular Çarşısı in Beypazarı (district & market)

Ankara Castle

Haci Bayram Mosque

Hagia Sophia

Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque) 

Basilica Cistern

Hippodrome of Constantinople

Topkapi Palace Museum

Istanbul Archaeological Park

Rumeli Castle Museum

Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum

Grand Bazaar

Spice Market

Galata Mawlawi House Museum


Courses and Credits

Students will registrar for EFC 492 (5 credits) this faculty led study abroad experience during the summer 2020 6-week term. These credits may be used for

  • ELEF 332 (2 credits) (a requirement in the Elementary Education major)
  • EFC 416 (3 credits) (a requirement in the Secondary Education major)
  • practica
  • electives

Other majors and minors are welcome to join us on this learning experience. 

Please discuss how these credits can be employed in your major/minor with the program directors. 

Information Sessions

Learn more about the Ed Tech in Turkey learning experience by attending an information session or.


Program Directors

Dr. Kate Mastruserio Reynolds, Professor of TESOL/Literacy, Department of Education, Development, Teaching and Learning (EDTL), Black Hall, 204-08

Dr. Ian Loverro, Professor of Education, Department of Curriculum, Supervision and Education Leadership (CSEL), Black Hall 214-16

Please contact Dr. Reynolds for information and with questions about the Ed Tech in Turkey learning experience or attend an information session.


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