The Primary Teaching Programme was founded to meet the need of Ministry of National Education for primary school teachers in the Elementary Education Department at the Bülent Ecevit University Ereğli Faculty of Education in academic year of 1997-1998. The language of instruction is Turkish and education period is 4 years. The program consists of mandatory field courses, general culture courses, teacher educational courses and practical courses. In addition, students may also choose from elective courses. The courses are carried out theoretically and practically. The Bachelor's Degree in Primary Teaching (first cycle in Primary Teaching) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully completed all courses (equivalent to a total of 240 ECTS) in the curriculum The graduates holding Bachelor’s Degree are eligible to apply to Master’s Degree programmes at national level and /or international level both in the same and in related disciplines.