DEGREE PROGRAMMES

: EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER EDUCATION

General Description

History

The program of Early Childhood Education has offered Master of Science Degree since 2002, and has offered the MS degree to 17 students since 2002.

Qualification Awarded

Early Childhood 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 Eyll 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 early childhood education field. The language of instruction is Turkish.

Key Learning Outcomes

1   According to bachelor s efficacy, having practical and theoretical knowledge at excellence level, enlarging and deepening this knowledge
2   Developing new approaches and producing unique solutions in application when they meet unexpected problems
3   Analyzing social relations in professional areas and the rules which direct these relations with critical point of view, to develop and be active to change them when it is needed
4   Commenting the strategy, policy and application plans on their branches, improving these plans and assessing the results in accordance with quality processes
5   Designing training areas towards adults like family, teacher, managers and inspectors, who support the young learners
6   Having the ability of defining, modeling and analyzing the national and international educational problems in early childhood areas
7   Recognizing the efficacy children in developmental areas like cognitive, social emotional, psychomotor, self-care and language and preparing suitable areas to improve these developmental areas
8   Developing the ability to follow, interpret scientific literature in educational sciences
9   Acquiring knowledge and skills on basic research methods in educational sciences
10   Acquiring knowledge and skills on verbal and written presentation of scientific data
11   Acquiring ability to use scientific methods in candidates profession

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

The graduates of Early Childhood Education and enjoy productive careers in public and private schools run by the Ministry of National Education as teachers and work in these institutions as educational specialist and teacher.

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 19 elective courses. There is a total of 19 elective courses included in the department elective courses pool; 9 courses in fall and 10 courses in the spring semester. The ratio of compulsory courses to elective courses in the curriculum is 6 / 139 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 O 5031 CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTAL THEORIES 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 O 5011 ART TEACHING AND CREATIVITY ELECTIVE 2 0 0 8
G 3 O 5001 SOCIAL CHANGE AND FAMILY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 4 O 5033 OUTDOOR PLAY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD ELECTIVE 3 0 0 9
G 5 O 5027 TECHNIQUES OF DEVELOPING CREATIVITIY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 6 O 5029 NEW APPROACHES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
G 7 O 5025 LITERACY DEVELOPMENT IN THE EARLY YEARS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
 
2 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 O 5028 THE PROBLEMS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN TURKEY COMPULSORY 3 0 0 8
B 2 O 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 O 5010 SAMPLE WORKS ON TEACHING SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ELECTIVE 2 0 0 8
B 2 O 5012 MUSIC EDUCATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD VIA ORFF METHOD ELECTIVE 2 0 0 8
B 3 O 5014 ENVIRONMENT & CHILD ELECTIVE 2 0 0 8
B 4 O 5004 INCLUSIVE EDUCATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD: APPROACHES, METHODS, TECHNIQUES ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 5 O 5032 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 10
B 6 O 5020 LANGUAGE AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION IN THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 7 O 5024 COMPARATIVE PRESCHOOL EDUCATION IN TURKEY AND AROUND THE WORLD ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 8 O 5030 ASSESSMENT OF PRESCHOOL CHILDREN ELECTIVE 3 0 0 9
B 9 O 5016 TEACHING ENGLISH TO YOUNG LEARNERS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
 
3.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 O 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 O 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, Early Childhood Education 35150, Buca-Izmir-Turkey
Web Page: http://ebe.deu.edu.tr/ lang=1&menu_id=5
Head of Department:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. R.Gnseli Girgin
gunseli.girgin@deu.edu.tr
AKTS/DS Coordinator:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. R.Gnseli Girgin
gunseli.girgin@deu.edu.tr