The first male teacher training school (darülmuallimin) in Bursa was opened in 1883. The school had one teacher, one servant, and a few students. As the number of students was few in provincial male teacher training schools, it was projected to assign the duty of training teachers to teachers school that would be opened under the name of Medrese-i Muallimin School. In 1906, Bursa Hamidiye Medrese-i Muallimin School was opened, and the staff of Bursa Male Teacher Training School was transferred to it. However, it did not last long. In the Second Constitutional Period, Teachers School was transformed into Male Teacher Training School. This male teachers school, which also maintained its existence during the period of the Republic of Turkey, was named Erkek Muallim Mektepi (Male Teachers School) in 1924. It was closed after 1926. Most provincial female teacher training schools started opening in 1914-15. Bursa Female Teacher Training School was opened in 1914. The school, which had longer lifetime than Bursa Male Teacher Training School, was named Kız İlk Öğretmen Okulu (Female Primary Teacher Training School) in the Republic period and was finally transformed into Female Teacher Training High School in 1975.
Keywords: Bursa, education, teacher training school, darülmuallimin, darülmuallimat.
DOI Number: 10.9737/hist.2017.513