DEGREE PROGRAMMES

: Biology Teacher Education

General Description

History

The department of Biology Education has offered Master of Science Degree since 1999.

Qualification Awarded

Biology 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 computer education fields. The language of instruction is Turkish.

Key Learning Outcomes

1   To have knowledge accumulation in the level of expertise, show skills to develop and elaborate up to date and advanced knowledge in biology education.
2   By using expert level knowledge, be able to approach new knowledge systematically in the field of biology education and do advanced researches in the field.
3   Through researches completed by using higher order mental processes, make contribution to knowledge accumulation in the field of biology education.
4   Have knowledge regarding various disciplines, educational areas and sub disciplines related to biology education.
5   By using scientific methods develop evidence-based and research-based recommendations to complex problems and topics in the field of biology education.
6   Be able to take responsibilities and perform duties actively in individual and/or group works in scientific researches in the field of biology education.
7   Accept principals of life-long learning and professional development and use them in his/her studies.
8   Be able to share the knowledge in the field of biology education written or orally in the national and international level.
9   Be able to investigate social relations and norms leading the relations critically.
10   Be able to use at least one foreign language to perform written and oral communication.
11   Use advance level of up to date computer software and information and communication technologies in data collection and analysis levels of a research in the field of biology education.
12   Appreciate scientific and universal ethical values in scientific researches in the field of biology education.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

The graduates of Biology 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 as civil servants. In addition, students may work in 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 20 elective courses. There is a total of 20 elective courses included in the department elective courses pool; 10 courses in fall and 10 courses in the spring semester. The ratio of compulsory courses to elective courses in the curriculum is 6 / 145 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 FMB 5031 NEW APPROACHES IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION COMPULSORY 3 0 0 8
G 2 EBE 5039 SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH METHODS AND PUBLICATION ETHICS COMPULSORY 3 0 0 5
G 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 17
TOTAL:   30
 
1 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 EBE 5003 STATISTICAL METHODS AND APPLICATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
G 2 EBE 5005 PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF INSTRUCTIONS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
G 3 EBE 5037 INQUIRY - BASED SCIENCE TEACHING ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
G 4 FMB 5007 ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGY EDUCATION CURRICULUM ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 5 FMB 5037 CONSTRUCTIVISM IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 6 FMB 5023 MEDITERRANEAN ECOSYSTEM ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 7 FMB 5029 TEACHING OF BASIC BIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 8 FMB 5035 BASIC CONCEPTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 9
G 9 FMB 5015 APPLIED ECOLOGY EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
 
2 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 FMB 5032 BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION COMPULSORY 3 0 0 8
B 2 FMB 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 EBE 5002 TEST DEVELOPMENT TECHNIQUES ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
B 2 EBE 5000 USING OF COMPUTER IN ACCESING AND REPORTING THE KNOWLEDGE ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
B 3 FMB 5006 ECOPHYSIOLOGY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 4 FMB 5008 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 5 FMB 5034 LABORATORY APPLICATIONS AND EXPERIMENT DESIGN IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION ELECTIVE 2 2 0 9
B 6 FMB 5018 INTERNET AND COMPUTER USING IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 7 FMA 5000 TECHNIQUES USED IN DIAGNOSING STUDENTS' CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDINGS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 8 FMB 5026 PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 9 FMB 5030 ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 10 FMB 5016 METHODICAL APPROACHES IN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
 
3.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 FMB 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 FMB 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, 35150, Buca-Izmir-Turkey
Web Page: http://ebe.deu.edu.tr/ lang=1&menu_id=5

Head of Department:
Dr.Öğr.Üyesi Behlül GÜLER
behlul.guler@deu.edu.tr

AKTS/DS Coordinator:
Dr.Öğr.Üyesi Behlül GÜLER
behlul.guler@deu.edu.tr