DEGREE PROGRAMMES

: Chemistry Teacher Education

General Description

History

The department of Chemistry Education has offered Master of Science Degree since 2002.

Qualification Awarded

Chemistry 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 chemistry fields. The language of instruction is Turkish.
There are 2 foreign language (12.5%) lessons in the program.

Key Learning Outcomes

1   Be able to develop his/ her subject matter knowledge at advance level
2   Be able to design research in his/ her field
3   Be able to evaluate researches conducted in field regarding their effectiveness
4   Be able to conduct researches based on developing educational software by use of information technologies.
5   Be able to make statistics of her/his research s field specific.
6   To make a qualitative analysis of research carried out in the field of chemistry education.
7   Be able to study learning theories
8   Be able to establish the relationship between learning theories and teaching strategies
9   Be able to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills
10   Be able to prepare teaching materials and search effectiveness of it.
11   Be able to develop the ability to experiment with various types and levels of site-specific.
12   Be able to make leadership unique and interdisciplinary studies.
13   Be able to adopt the principles of professional development and lifelong learning.
14   Be able to share verbally and written information related to the field of national and international level
15   Be able to become information and conscious about social responsibility and ethical values in the field

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

The graduates of Chemistry Education enjoy productive careers in public and private schools run by the Ministry of National Education as teachers and work in these institutions as teachers and in many other areas of the public service as civil servants. In addition, students may work in the chemistry 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 16 elective courses. There is a total of 16 elective courses included in the department elective courses pool; 8 courses in fall and 8 courses in the spring semester. The ratio of compulsory courses to elective courses in the curriculum is 6 / 115 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 FMK 5003 TECHNOLOGY ASSISTED CHEMISTRY 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 5037 INQUIRY - BASED SCIENCE TEACHING ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
G 3 FMK 5013 LABORATORY PROJECTS IN CHEMISTRY EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 4 FMK 5021 BASIC CONCEPTS IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 5 FMK 5015 ACTIVE LEARNING AND TEACHING IN CHEMISTRY EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 6 FMK 5019 BASIC CONCEPTS OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 7 FMK 5007 SELECTED SUBJECTS IN CHEMISTRY EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
 
2 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 FMK 5000 ANIMATIONS AND SIMULATIONS IN CHEMISTRY EDUCATION COMPULSORY 3 0 0 8
B 2 FMK 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 5000 USING OF COMPUTER IN ACCESING AND REPORTING THE KNOWLEDGE ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
B 2 FMK 5010 MISCONCEPTIONS IN CHEMISTRY EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 3 FMK 5012 TEACHING AND LEARNING OF CHEMISTRY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 4 FMA 5000 TECHNIQUES USED IN DIAGNOSING STUDENTS' CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDINGS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 5 FMK 5018 BASIC CONCEPTS IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 6 FMK 5022 BASIC CONCEPTS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 7 FMK 5024 RESEARCHES IN CHEMISTRY EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 8 FMK 5008 COMPUTER ASSISTED ANALYTIC CHEMISTRY EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
 
3.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 FMK 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 FMK 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, Chemistry Education 35150, Buca-Izmir-Turkey
Web Page:
http://ebe.deu.edu.tr/ lang=1&menu_id=5&pid=46
Head of Department:
Prof. Dr. Sibel ALPAT
yasar.yildiz@deu.edu.tr

AKTS/DS Coordinator:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gülten ŞENDUR
gulten.sendur@deu.edu.tr