DEGREE PROGRAMMES

: Geography Teacher Education

General Description

History

The department of Geography Education has offered Master of Science Degree since 1990.

Qualification Awarded

Geography Teacher Education, Master's Degree

Level of Qualification

Second Cycle (Master's Degree)

Specific Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission to the MA Program should
- Have a Bachelor's Degree or being in the last year / semester of the bachelor's degree,
- Have at least 55 points from the score type of the program he / she applied in the Academic Personnel and Graduate Education Entrance Examination (ALES) by OSYM.

Interview score will contain 60% of the written assessment score and 40% of the oral assessment score.
Interview Score = 60% Written Assessment Score + 40% Oral Assessment Score
Candidates with an interview score of 65 or above are considered successful. For these candidates, an evaluation score consists of ALES score, graduation score and interview score.
Evaluation Score =% 50 ALES +% 25 Graduation Score +% 25 Interview Score
Candidates are placed in the programs they apply according to their evaluation scores. Applicants who have the highest score will have the right to enroll in the programs which have free quota (Taking into account their priority choice they had made). Same amount of reserved candidates will be announced. Applicants who have the right to enroll must register between the dates announced. Free quotas will be used by the reserved candidates.

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)

Successful students who have completed at least one semester in the graduate program of another institute within the university or another higher education institution may apply for a transfer in the announced dates if the quota is determined by the Board of Directors. The conditions for admission of the transfer are determined by the institute board.

Exemption requests of students for the courses taken at graduate program of another department/university with a successful grade are evaluated by the Administrative Board of the Institute by the recommendation of the head of the departments according to the provisions of Dokuz Eylül University Exemption and Adaptation Directives.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The program consists of a minimum of seven courses, a seminar course and a thesis study, but not less than 21 local credits. The program contains compulsory and elective courses. The student workload for a semester is 30 ECTS, the total workload required to complete the master's program with thesis is 120 ECTS.

In addition to midterm and final exams, learning activities such as reports, assignments, quizzes, seminar presentations and project studies can be used in the performance evaluation of the student during the semester. In order for the student to be successful in this course, this grade must be at least 75 out of 100 (at least 2.50 out of 4.00). Seminar, thesis work and specialization courses are evaluated as successful / unsuccessful.

Profile of the Programme

The program is designed to promote personal and professional growth for both education and geography education fields. The language of instruction is Turkish.

Key Learning Outcomes

1   To be evaluate, analyze and provide solution proposals using the data collected from the land about the framework of Geography within the principles of Geography.
2   To be able to effective evaluations and applications regarding the sustainable management of the natural and cultural resources in a holistic approach.
3   To be able to develop valuable materials in the graphs, figure, maps and so on depending on Geographical Information System and remote sensing methods for local governments and non-governmental organizations.
4   To be able to prepare or create appropriate learning environments and educational materials by using contemporary educational procedure, strategies and approaches.
5   To know the concepts and phenomena relevant to Geography and evaluate their environt in accordance with the Geographical view point.
6   To be able to contact with foreign colleagues and make common activities related to the geography education.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

The graduates of Geography Education enjoy productive careers in public and private schools run by the Ministry of National Education as teachers and work in these institutions as educational technologists, researchers and senior advisers and in many other areas of the public service such as Local governments, General directorate mineral research and exploration, the state water works and tourism as civil servants. In addition, students may work in the earth sciences related areas of the private sector.

Access to Further Studies

Graduates who successfully completed the Masters Degree may apply to doctorate (third cycle) programmes in the same or in related disciplines.

Course Structure Diagram with Credits

Academic Plan consists of 2 compulsory and 23 elective courses. There is a total of 23 elective courses included in the department elective courses pool; 12 courses in fall and 11 courses in the spring semester. The ratio of compulsory courses to elective courses in the curriculum is 6 / 188 ECTS.
T: Theoretical P: Practice L: Laboratory
B: Spring Semester G: Fall Semester H: Full Year
1 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 SAC 5033 GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS I COMPULSORY 3 0 0 7
G 2 EBE 5039 SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH METHODS AND PUBLICATION ETHICS COMPULSORY 3 0 0 5
G 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 18
TOTAL:   30
 
1 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 SAC 5019 PRACTICAL GEOMORPHOLOGY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 2 SAC 5023 GEOGRAPHY EDUCATION IN TURKEY AND IN THE WORLD ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 3 SAC 5027 HUMAN IMPACT OF NATURAL ENVIRONMENT-I ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 4 SAC 5001 LAND-USE I (PLAINS) ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 5 SAC 5005 EVALUATING CLIMATOLOGICAL DATA ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 6 SAC 5059 DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF TURKEY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
G 7 SAC 5017 URBAN CONSERVATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 8 SAC 5031 REMOTE SENSING (RS) ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 9 SAC 5055 HUMAN AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY RESEARCH METHODS AND ANALYZE-I ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 10 SAC 5057 NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
G 11 SAC 5009 ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN GEOGRAPHY-I ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
 
2 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 SAC 5034 HUMAN AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY RESEARCH METHODS AND ANALYZE-II COMPULSORY 3 0 0 8
B 2 SAC 5096 SEMINAR COMPULSORY 0 2 0 3
B 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 19
TOTAL:   30
 
2 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 SAC 5014 TOPOGRAPHY MAPS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 2 SAC 5024 ECOLOGICAL REGIONS OF TURKEY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 3 SAC 5030 GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS II ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 4 SAC 5032 HUMAN IMPACT OF NATURAL ENVIRONMENT II ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 5 SAC 5036 URBANIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS IN TURKEY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
B 6 SAC 5000 ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN GEOGRAPHY-II ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 7 SAC 5004 CONSERVATION AREA AND PLANNING ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 8 SAC 5016 TEACHING METHODS STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES OF GEOGRAPHY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 9 SAC 5018 TOPOCLIMATOLOGY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 10 SAC 5002 LAND-USE II (MOUNTAINS) ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
 
3.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 SAC 5199 THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL:   30
 
4.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 SAC 5199 THESIS COMPULSORY 0 0 0 30
TOTAL:   30
 

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Students must attend classes, practices and examinations. In order for students to qualify for midterms they should attend 70% of the theoretical classes and 80% of the application/lab classes. Students attendance is followed by their Instructor. For almost all required and elective courses there are two written examinations: One midterm examination (given during each semester and dates of which are announced by the Department in the first month of the semester) and one final exam. The instructor announces the weekly course content, the course book and how students will be evaluated and the dates of the exams to the students and the Institute at the beginning of the semester. The instructor evaluated the students depending on their midterm and final grades, attendance to the class, their additional work such as projects, presentations and assignments which were presented at the beginning of the semester.
A make up exam is offered for graduate classes. Upon the approval of the Institute Board students can take the exam from the lessons that they have already passed in order to increase their GPA.
To be able to pass a lesson a graduate student must have minimum CB.
See for the DEU Graduate School Regulations for more information.
http://www.deu.edu.tr/DEUWeb/Icerik/Icerik.php KOD=13260

Graduation Requirements

The programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 120 ECTS. Graduation requirements in detail are explained in the section Qualification Requirements and Regulations.

Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )

Full-time

Programme Director or Equivalent

Dokuz Eylul University, Institute of Educational Sciences, Department of Secondary School Social Studies Education, Geography Teaching Programme, 35150, Buca-Izmir-Turkey
Web Page: http://ebe.deu.edu.tr/ lang=1&menu_id=5
Head of Department:
Prof. Dr. Şerif Ali BOZKAPLAN
ali.bozkaplan@deu.edu.tr
AKTS/DS Coordinator:
Yrd. Doç. İsmail BULDAN
ismail.buldan@deu.edu.tr