DEGREE PROGRAMMES

: Science Teacher Education

General Description

History

The Master Program of Science Education has offered Master of Science Degree since 2002.

Qualification Awarded

Science 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 Master Program of Science Education consists of a minimum of seven courses, one seminar course, and a thesis study, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The total ECTS credits of the programme are 120 ECTS.
In addition to students midterm and final grades, students reports, quiz results, seminar presentations and project results can be used to evaluate the students semester performances. In order for a student to be successful, he has to get minimum 75 out of 100 (2.5 out of 4.00). Seminar lesson and the thesis are considered as non credit courses and students are evaluated as successful and unsuccessful.
A MS student,, must write the results of the thesis according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide and must defend the thesis in front of a jury with an oral presentation. After oral presentation, the jury vote the thesis as acceptance, reject or correction. A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections and defend his thesis in front of the same jury.
See for the DEU Graduate School Regulations for more information.

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   Taking responsibility in developing new strategic approaches to solve unforeseen and complex problems arising in the practical processes of science education area.
2   Evaluating the specialist knowledge and skills gained through study in science education with a critical view and directing his/her own learning process.
3   Using the scientific knowledge and problem solving skills in interdisciplinary studies.
4   Taking into account social, scientific, cultural and ethical values during collecting, interpreting, practicing and announcing data and results in the area of science education and to be able to teach these values.
5   Developing and evaluating strategy, policy and application plans related with science education subjects within the frame of quality processes.
6   Having the ability to present studies in science education in the national or international environments orally, visually and in written forms.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

The graduates in Program of Science 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 the instructional technology related areas of the private sector.

Access to Further Studies

Graduates who successfully completed The Master Program of Science Education 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; 13 courses in fall and 10 courses in the spring semester. The ratio of compulsory courses to elective courses in the curriculum is 6 / 166 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 İFE 5031 AFFECTIVE VARIABLES IN SCIENCE 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 İFE 5001 DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 5 İFE 5003 ROLE OF SCIENCE EDUCATION IN EDUCATION SYSTEM ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 6 İFE 5007 MEDICAL PLANTS AND ETHNOBOTANY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 7 İFE 5033 SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS WITH MICROPROCESSOR ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 8 İFE 5015 ADVANCED CHEMISTRY I ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7
G 9 İFE 5017 ADVANCED BIOLOGY I ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7
G 10 İFE 5021 TEACHING SCIENCE PROCESS SKILLS ELECTIVE 2 0 0 8
G 11 İFE 5025 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICT) SUPPORTED PRIMARY SCIENCE TEACHING ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 12 İFE 5027 VISUAL LEARNING IN SCIENCE EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 13 İFE 5009 ADVANCED PHYSICS I ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7
 
2 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 İFE 5032 MISCONCEPTIONS TOWARDS SCIENCE CONCEPTS IN SCIENCE EDUCATION COMPULSORY 3 0 0 8
B 2 İFE 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 İFE 5008 RECENT STUDIES IN SCIENCE EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 4 İFE 5010 HUMAN, ENVIRONMENT AND SCIENCE EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 5 İFE 5034 MODEL BASED SCIENCE EDUCATION ELECTIVE 2 0 0 9
B 6 İFE 5006 ADVANCED CHEMISTRY II ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7
B 7 İFE 5012 ADVANCED BIOLOGY II ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7
B 8 İFE 5000 ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT IN SCIENCE EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 9 İFE 5030 MOTIVATIONAL STRATEGIES IN SCIENCE EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 10 İFE 5024 ADVANCED PHYSICS II ELECTIVE 2 0 0 7
 
3.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 İFE 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 İFE 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.

Graduation Requirements

The Master Program of Science Education 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, Computer Education and Instructional Technologies 35150, Buca-Izmir-Turkey
Web Page: http://ebe.deu.edu.tr/ lang=1&menu_id=5
Head of Department:
Prof.Dr.Gül ÜNAL ÇOBAN,
gul.unal@deu.edu.tr

AKTS/DS Coordinator:
Prof. Mehmet ŞAHİN
mehmet.sahin@deu.edu.tr