The Guidance and Psychological Counseling Programme is a bachelor's degree program in the Department of Educational Sciences in the Faculty of Education. Besides the required courses, the program offers courses in the area of specialization, general culture, and practice in the field. Students can also take elective courses starting from the second year. The courses are carried out theoretically and practically. Theoretical courses are delivered at technological classes and practical courses are given in the Counseling and Guidance Practice Unit at the Faculty of Education, Anadolu University. Besides doing counseling practicums at the unit, some practical courses are given by the guidance of responsible instructors working cooperatively with Kindergarten, Primary, Secondary, and High Schools.
The Program of Guidance and Counseling was founded in the fall semester of 2008 for training counselors who will work at private and public schools, counseling and research centers, counseling and guidance services of universities, counseling and rehabilitation centers, administration of justice, counseling and guidance services of ministry, general directorate of security, social services and child protection agencies and eventide homes. The program had started accepting students in the academic year of 2008-2009. Currently, 70 students are accepted into the program. The Programme of Guidance and Psychological Counseling.in the Faculty of Education, which is located in Anadolu University, Yunusemre Campus, has 3 professors, 3 associate professors, 5 assistant professors, and 1 research assistant with a doctoral degree.
Besides offering a bachelor's degree in counseling, the Guidance and Counseling Department also offer master and doctoral programs within the Institute of Educational Sciences. Moreover, the scholars in the program also take part in various national and international projects.