The study aimed to designate the thinking styles and the intelligence types of the prospective preschool teachers and investigated the relationship between these thinking styles and intelligence types. A sample of 75 prospective teachers studying at the first grade of Preschool Education Department at Marmara University participated in the study. The results concluded that the most preferable thinking style among the subscales of Thinking Style Inventory was Legislation whereas the least preferable one was Oligarchic. The dominant intelligence among the prospective teachers was the verbal-linguistic intellince. It was also ascertained that there was a statistically significant relationship between the prospective teachers' thinking styles and intelligence types. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.