EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES

Mehmet Baray, Ph.D., Acting Chair

Academic Staff
Part-time Academic Staff
Courses

The Department of Educational Sciences consists of pre-service and in-service graduate programs in the area of curriculum and instruction. The in-service M.A. and Ph.D. programs offered in the Graduate School of Education are aimed at practising teachers. In these programs, we are able to include educators and teachers from all subject areas at all levels of educational institutions, from primary school to university level.

The pre-service Masters in Curriculum and Instruction program combined with a Teaching Certificate is also offered by the Graduate School of Education (CITE) for graduates who wish to train as teachers in high schools.

Curriculum and Instruction is regarded as one of the major areas of education. It embraces all aspects of the teaching and learning which occurs in schools, both in the formal curriculum and the wider aspects of extra-curricular activities. Curriculum and Instruction is concerned with the foundations of school practice and improvement. It includes curriculum planning and development, implementation and evaluation, methods of instruction and learning, instructional leadership, international perspectives on curricula, managing the learning environment, and assessing student learning and progress. Curriculum issues raised during the study lend themselves to critical enquiry, discussion, interpretation, and reflection.

Teacher Education Unit

Necmi Ak┼čit, PhD, Director

Teacher Education Unit is dedicated to producing well qualified high school teachers with potential for leadership in Turkish education. Since the Graduate School of Education opened in 2000, we have graduated over four hundred teachers. Many have since gone on to take their place as leaders in schools, and are already making a contribution to the development of education in Turkey. A major strength of our teacher education program is the variety of schools which our trainee-teachers experience, together with the number of days they spend working with teachers and school students, as they learn their teaching skills. They teach in prestigious schools in Ankara and other major cities in Turkey, as well as in another country. Students who complete our teacher education program are awarded with three qualifications: a degree in MA in Curriculum and Instruction, a teaching certificate (pedagojik formasyon), and an International Baccalaureate Teaching-Learning Certificate. For more information, please visit http://www.gse.bilkent.edu.tr

Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

The program is designed for school teachers with at least two years teaching experience. They may be in positions of middle management, or intending shortly to move to such positions, and thus become educational leaders. It will enable participants to develop the knowledge and skills to improve their own practice and assist in the professional development of colleagues within their area. Those seeking positions of responsibility in a school will be able to offer an extended informed theoretical and practical background of relevance to their duties in such positions from their masters studies.

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
CI 507  Educational Research  3    3  7
CI 509  Thesis Seminar I  2    -  4
CI 513  Statistics  3    3  7
CI 532  Written Academic Discourse  3    3  7
CI 599  Master's Thesis      -  60
GE 500  Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics      -  1
  Restricted Electives (5)      15  35

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
BTE 501  Biology Curriculum Review I  2  2  3  7
CI 501  Learning Development and Cultural Context for Teaching  3    3  7
CI 502  Managing the Classroom  3    3  7
CI 503  Educational Leadership and School Development  3    3  7
CI 504  Contemporary Issues in Curriculum Development and Evaluation  3    3  7
CI 506  IB and IGCSE Curricula  3    3  7
CI 508  Assessing Student Learning and Progress  3    3  7
CI 511  Curriculum in an International Context  3    3  7
CI 514  Curriculum Development and Evaluation  3    3  7
CI 515  Trends and Issues in Instruction and Assessment  3    3  7
CI 516  Child and Adolescent Psychology  3    3  7
CI 517  Learning Theories and Practice  3    3  7
CI 518  Science of Learning  3    3  7
CI 541  Motivation in the Classroom  3    3  7
CI 603  Practicum in Curriculum Development x Evaluation  3    3  7
CI 606  Qualitative Research Methods  3    3  7
CI 608  Current Trends and Issues in Educational Technology      3  7
CI 611  Issues and Trends in Education  3    3  7
ETE 503  English Curriculum Review  3    3  7
MTE 501  Mathematics Curriculum Review I  3    3  7
PHIL 521  History of Political and Educational Philosophy  3    3  7
TE 529  Turkish Language and Literature Curriculum Review  3    3  7
TE 560  Physics Curriculum Review  3    3  7
TEFL 501  Second Language Acquisition  3    3  7
TEFL 503  Linguistics: the Nature of Language  3    3  7
TEFL 506  Sociolinguistics  3    3  7
TEFL 510  Language Testing  3    3  7
TEFL 521  EFL Methodology I  3    3  7
TEFL 528  Curriculum Development and Evaluation  3    3  7
TEFL 530  Materials Development  3    3  7

Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with Teaching Certificate

The two-year program in teacher education at Bilkent University Graduate School of Education awards a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction, together with a Teaching Certificate which qualifies graduates to teach in high schools. The courses to be followed include the formation courses laid down by the Higher Education Council (YOK) for qualified teacher status, further courses in education, and a thesis. Strong emphasis is given to international dimensions, including the International Baccalaureate and IGCSE curricula. Graduates also receive an IB Teacher Award, following recognition of the program by the International Baccalaureate Organisation.

Currently, the Graduate School of Education accepts students in four subject areas: Turkish Language and Literature, English, Biology, Mathematics, and Physics.

A strong feature of the program is students' experience in schools. Each semester students have an internship in leading high schools in Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir, observing classes and teaching. In addition they have a five-week internship at Cambridge University and schools in England. The teacher education courses of the program cover the required educational knowledge and skills. Subject-area and liberal arts courses broaden and extend students' understanding of their subject area and educational philosophy.

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
CI 507  Educational Research  3    3  7
CI 509  Thesis Seminar I  2    -  4
CI 513  Statistics  3    3  7
CI 532  Written Academic Discourse  3    3  7
CI 599  Master's Thesis      -  60
GE 500  Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics      -  1
  Restricted Electives (5)      15  35

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
BTE 501  Biology Curriculum Review I  2  2  3  7
CI 501  Learning Development and Cultural Context for Teaching  3    3  7
CI 502  Managing the Classroom  3    3  7
CI 503  Educational Leadership and School Development  3    3  7
CI 504  Contemporary Issues in Curriculum Development and Evaluation  3    3  7
CI 506  IB and IGCSE Curricula  3    3  7
CI 508  Assessing Student Learning and Progress  3    3  7
CI 511  Curriculum in an International Context  3    3  7
CI 514  Curriculum Development and Evaluation  3    3  7
CI 515  Trends and Issues in Instruction and Assessment  3    3  7
CI 516  Child and Adolescent Psychology  3    3  7
CI 517  Learning Theories and Practice  3    3  7
CI 518  Science of Learning  3    3  7
CI 541  Motivation in the Classroom  3    3  7
CI 603  Practicum in Curriculum Development x Evaluation  3    3  7
CI 606  Qualitative Research Methods  3    3  7
CI 608  Current Trends and Issues in Educational Technology      3  7
CI 611  Issues and Trends in Education  3    3  7
ETE 503  English Curriculum Review  3    3  7
MTE 501  Mathematics Curriculum Review I  3    3  7
PHIL 521  History of Political and Educational Philosophy  3    3  7
TE 529  Turkish Language and Literature Curriculum Review  3    3  7
TE 560  Physics Curriculum Review  3    3  7
TEFL 501  Second Language Acquisition  3    3  7
TEFL 503  Linguistics: the Nature of Language  3    3  7
TEFL 506  Sociolinguistics  3    3  7
TEFL 510  Language Testing  3    3  7
TEFL 521  EFL Methodology I  3    3  7
TEFL 528  Curriculum Development and Evaluation  3    3  7
TEFL 530  Materials Development  3    3  7

CURRICULUM OF BIOLOGY TEACHING CERTIFICATE

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
TE 518  Measurement and Evaluation  2    2  4
TE 519  Classroom Management  2    2  4
TE 520  Instructional Technology and Material Design  2  2  3  6
TE 528  Introduction to Educational Science  2    2  5
TE 532  Biology Teaching Methods I  2  2  3  6
TE 542  Biology Teaching Methods II  2  2  3  6
TE 550  Educational Psychology  2    2  4
TE 552  School Experience I in Biology  1  4  3  6
TE 562  School Experience II in Biology  1  4  3  7
TE 572  Teaching Practice in Biology  2  6  5  8
TE 581  Principles and Methods of Instruction  2    2  5
  Restricted Electives (2)      4  -

CURRICULUM OF ENGLISH TEACHING CERTIFICATE

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
TE 518  Measurement and Evaluation  2    2  4
TE 519  Classroom Management  2    2  4
TE 520  Instructional Technology and Material Design  2  2  3  6
TE 528  Introduction to Educational Science  2    2  5
TE 531  English Teaching Methods I  2  2  3  6
TE 541  English Teaching Methods II  2  2  3  6
TE 550  Educational Psychology  2    2  4
TE 551  School Experience I in English  1  4  3  6
TE 561  School Experience II in English  1  4  3  7
TE 571  Teaching Practice in English  2  6  5  8
TE 581  Principles and Methods of Instruction  2    2  5
  Restricted Electives (2)      4  -

CURRICULUM OF PHYSICS TEACHING CERTIFICATE

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
TE 518  Measurement and Evaluation  2    2  4
TE 519  Classroom Management  2    2  4
TE 520  Instructional Technology and Material Design  2  2  3  6
TE 528  Introduction to Educational Science  2    2  5
TE 537  Physics Teaching Methods I  2  2  3  6
TE 547  Physics Teaching Methods II  2  2  3  6
TE 550  Educational Psychology  2    2  4
TE 557  School Experience I in Physics  1  4  3  6
TE 567  School Experience II in Physics  1  4  3  7
TE 577  Teaching Practice in Physics  2  6  5  8
TE 581  Principles and Methods of Instruction  2    2  5
  Restricted Electives (2)      4  -

CURRICULUM OF MATHEMATICS TEACHING CERTIFICATE

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
TE 518  Measurement and Evaluation  2    2  4
TE 519  Classroom Management  2    2  4
TE 520  Instructional Technology and Material Design  2  2  3  6
TE 528  Introduction to Educational Science  2    2  5
TE 535  Mathematics Teaching Methods I  2  2  3  6
TE 545  Mathematics Teaching Methods II  2  2  3  6
TE 550  Educational Psychology  2    2  4
TE 555  School Experience I in Mathematics  1  4  3  6
TE 565  School Experience II in Mathematics  1  4  3  7
TE 575  Teaching Practice in Mathematics  2  6  5  8
TE 581  Principles and Methods of Instruction  2    2  5
  Restricted Electives (2)      4  -

CURRICULUM OF TURKISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TEACHING CERTIFICATE

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
TE 518  Measurement and Evaluation  2    2  4
TE 519  Classroom Management  2    2  4
TE 520  Instructional Technology and Material Design  2  2  3  6
TE 528  Introduction to Educational Science  2    2  5
TE 533  Turkish Language Teaching Methods  2  2  3  6
TE 543  Turkish Literature Teaching Methods  2  2  3  6
TE 550  Educational Psychology  2    2  4
TE 553  School Experience I in Turkish Language and Literature  1  4  3  6
TE 563  School Experience II in Turkish Language and Literature  1  4  3  7
TE 573  Teaching Practice in Turkish Language and Literature  2  6  5  8
TE 581  Principles and Methods of Instruction  2    2  5
  Restricted Electives (2)      4  -

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES OF CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
TE 318  Turkish Education System and School Management  2    2  3
TE 509  Developmental Psychology  2    2  4
TE 524  Guidance  2    2  6
TE 540  Curriculum Development in Education  2    2  4

Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction

The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction is for professional practitioners in education, including school teachers, who wish to continue their education while still working as educators. It is designed for practising educators with at least four years of teaching experience.

The program enables participants to develop knowledge and skills both to extend their own practice and also assist in the professional development of colleagues within their area. It expects participants to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and methods of enquiry through independent and original research, allowing them to make an effective and up-to-date contribution to quality education within the education sectors in Turkey.

Satisfactory completion of a scientific preparatory program is required before starting the Ph.D. program.

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
CI 601  Instruction: Perspectives and Practice  3    3  8
CI 602  Curriculum: Perspectives and Practice  3    3  8
CI 604  Educational Statistics  3    3  8
CI 605  Educational Research Methods  3    3  8
CI 690  Dissertation Seminar      -  40
CI 699  Ph.D. Dissertation      -  160
GE 500  Research Methods and Academic Publication Ethics      -  1
  Restricted Electives (4)      12  28

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
CI 502  Managing the Classroom  3    3  7
CI 503  Educational Leadership and School Development  3    3  7
CI 506  IB and IGCSE Curricula  3    3  7
CI 508  Assessing Student Learning and Progress  3    3  7
CI 511  Curriculum in an International Context  3    3  7
CI 514  Curriculum Development and Evaluation  3    3  7
CI 515  Trends and Issues in Instruction and Assessment  3    3  7
CI 516  Child and Adolescent Psychology  3    3  7
CI 517  Learning Theories and Practice  3    3  7
CI 518  Science of Learning  3    3  7
CI 532  Written Academic Discourse  3    3  7
CI 541  Motivation in the Classroom  3    3  7
CI 603  Practicum in Curriculum Development x Evaluation  3    3  7
CI 606  Qualitative Research Methods  3    3  7
CI 608  Current Trends and Issues in Educational Technology      3  7
CI 611  Issues and Trends in Education  3    3  7


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