DEGREE PROGRAMMES

: Physics Teacher Education

General Description

History

The department of Secondary Science and Mathematics Education (Physics Teacher Education) has offered Master of Science Degree since 1999.

Qualification Awarded

Physics 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 aim of the program is to provide specific knowledge and skills in the field of physics education and to support the candidates to develop their skills for solving the problems related to the field of Physics Education by using research methods. The language of instruction is both Turkish (75%) and English (25%).

Key Learning Outcomes

1   Graduates will interpret the knowledge within the field by integrating the information gathered from different disciplines and formulating new knowledge.
2   Graduates will solve the problems related to Physics Education by using research methods.
3   Graduates will conduct studies independently that require proficiency in the field.
4   Graduates will resent current developments and his/her own studies in the field to groups using written and oral techniques.
5   Graduates will use a foreign language effectively in the field.
6   Graduates will use advanced informatics and communication technology skills in the field.
7   Graduates will have knowledge within the field of Physics Education at proficiency level.
8   Graduates will understand the relationships between the disciplines relevant to Physics Education.
9   Graduates will use theoretical and practical knowledge in the field.
10   Graduates will demonstrate leadership in contexts that require solving problems related to Physics Education.
11   Graduates will adopt and use strategies for lifelong learning.
12   Graduates will analyze the social relations in professional environments from a critical perspective.
13   Graduates will conduct field studies in accordance with ethical values.
14   Graduates will use knowledge and his/her experiences in interdisciplinary studies.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

Our postgraduates enjoy productive careers in public and private schools run by the Ministry of National Education as teachers and in many other areas of the public service as civil servants or researchers at universities.

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 24 elective courses. There is a total of 24 elective courses included in the department elective courses pool; 12 courses in fall and 12 courses in the spring semester. The ratio of compulsory courses to elective courses in the curriculum is 6 / 173 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 FMF 5043 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICS 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 FMF 5041 LABORATORY PROJECTS IN PHYSICS EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 3 EBE 5037 INQUIRY - BASED SCIENCE TEACHING ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
G 4 FMF 5007 STRUCTURE OF MATTER AND MECHANICS TEACHING ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 5 FMF 5009 PHYSICS IN DAILY LIFE ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 6 FMF 5011 ACTIVE LEARNING AND TEACHING IN PHYSICS INSTRUCTION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 7 FMF 5021 APPROXIMATIONS AND TECHNIQUES OF LABORATORY IN PHYSICS EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 8 FMF 5023 TERMINOLOGY IN PHYSICS AND PHYSICS EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 9 FMF 5027 TEACHING OF MODERN PHYSICS IN SECONDARY EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 10 FMF 5025 PHYSICS EXPERIMENTS IN SECONDARY EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 11 FMF 5031 RADIATION AND RISK IN EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 12 FMF 5035 CRITICAL THINKING IN PHYSICS EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 10
G 13 FMF 5015 THE ARGUMENT BASED APPROACH ON THE LIMITATIONS IN SECONDARY SCHOOL PHYSICS SUBJECTS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 14 FMF 5037 FUN PHYSICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 10
G 15 EBE 5005 PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF INSTRUCTIONS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
 
2 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 FMF 5046 TECHNOLOGY ASSISTED PHYSICS EDUCATION COMPULSORY 3 0 0 8
B 2 FMF 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 FMF 5044 MATHEMATICAL MODELLING IN PHYSICS EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 3 FMF 5004 TOPICAL SUBJECT IN PHYSICS EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 4 FMF 5006 CONCEPTS AND MISCONCEPTIONS IN PHYSICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 5 FMF 5010 EXAMINATION OF PHYSICS PROGRAMS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 6 FMF 5002 TEACHING ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM AT SECONDARY LEVEL ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 7 FMF 5026 SCIENTIFIC PROJECT DESIGN IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 8 FMF 5024 APTITUDE CRITERIA FOR PHYSICS TEACHERS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 9 FMF 5032 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN PHYSICS EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 10 FMF 5034 VISUAL LEARNING AND GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS IN PHYSICS EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 11 FMF 5038 DEVELOPING SCIENCE ACTIVITIES IN PHYSICS EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 12 FMF 5036 RADIOECOLOGY AND ITS TEACHING ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 13 FMF 5000 ALTERNATIVE MEASUREMENT AND ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES IN PHYSICS EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 10
B 14 FMF 5012 HISTORY OF PHYSICS AND THE REFLECTIONS ON EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 10
B 15 FMF 5020 CONSCIOUSNESS IN PHYSICS EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 16 EBE 5000 USING OF COMPUTER IN ACCESING AND REPORTING THE KNOWLEDGE ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
 
3.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 FMF 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 FMF 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, Physics Teacher Education 35150, Buca-Izmir-Turkey
Web Page: http://ebe.deu.edu.tr/ lang=1&menu_id=5
Head of Department:
Prof. Dr. Serap KAYA ŞENGÖREN
serap.kaya@deu.edu.tr

AKTS/DS Coordinator:
Assoc.Prof.Dr.Serap ÇALIŞKAN
serap.caliskan@deu.edu.tr