DEGREE PROGRAMMES

: Special Education

General Description

History

The department of Special Education has offered Master of Science Degree since 2007.

Qualification Awarded

Special 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 EylŁl 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 special education fields. The language of instruction is Turkish.

Key Learning Outcomes

1   Comprehend concepts and relationships between concepts in the field based on secondary education proficiency.
2   Have knowledge of teaching programs, teaching strategies, methods and techniques, as well as measurement and assessment about the field.
3   Take responsibility as an individual and as a teammate to solve complex problems that are faced but not foreseen during practice.
4   Inform individuals and institutions about subjects related to field of study and interest; and express thoughts and solutions about these orally and in writing.
5   Follow the knowledge in their area and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)
6   Act in line with democratic principles, human rights as well as social, scientific and professional ethics.
7   Comply with laws, regulations and legislation about duties, rights and responsibilities.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

The graduates of Special Education enjoy productive careers in public and private schools run by the Ministry of National Education as teachers and researchers and senior advisers and in many other areas of the public service as civil servants.

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 6 compulsory and 21 elective courses. There is a total of 21 elective courses included in the department elective courses pool; 9 courses in fall and 12 courses in the spring semester. The ratio of compulsory courses to elective courses in the curriculum is 36 / 151 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 ÷EP 5095 SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHING METHODS COMPULSORY 3 0 0 9
G 2 EBE 5039 SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH METHODS AND PUBLICATION ETHICS COMPULSORY 3 0 0 5
G 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 16
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 ÷EP 5075 TEACHING METHODS IN EDUCATION OF GIFTED I: ANALYTICAL THINKING ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 4 ÷EP 5091 THEORIES AND MODELS OF INTELLIGENCE, GIFTEDNESS AND CREATIVITY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 5 ÷EP 5093 CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 6 ÷EP 5097 ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING PLAYBASED ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DESABILITIES ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 7 ÷EP 5113 EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION RESEARCH ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 8 ÷EP 5103 TEACHING COMMUNICATION SKILLS TO MENTALLY DISABLED CHILDREN ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 9 ÷EP 5105 THEORY OF MIND AND SOCIAL SKILLS RESEARCH IN SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 10 ÷EP 5107 LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION ›NTERVENTION IN AUTISIM ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 11 ÷EP 5109 ›NTERDISCIPLINARY ›NSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN FOR THE GIFTED ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 12 ÷EP 5111 A CLOSE LOOK AT THE DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND THE EVALUATION OF THE INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
G 13 ÷EP 5101 SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT AND SEXUAL EDUCATION IN PERSONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
 
2 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 ÷EP 5040 SPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTICES COMPULSORY 0 4 0 7
B 2 ÷EP 5096 SEMINAR COMPULSORY 0 2 0 3
B 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 20
TOTAL:   30
 
2 .Semester Elective:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
B 1 ÷EP 5088 ART TRAINING FOR PERSONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ELECTIVE 2 2 0 8
B 2 ÷EP 5020 DESIGN AND DEVELOP ASSESSMENTS TOOLS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 3 ÷EP 5076 CREATIVE DRAMA IN SPECIAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 7
B 4 ÷EP 5082 FAMILY EDUCATION PARTICIPATION AND COLLABORATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 5 ÷EP 5084 PREVENTIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 6 ÷EP 5086 INCLUSIVE EDUCATION: PHILOSOPHY, PRINCIPLES AND FEASIBILITY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 7 EBE 5000 USING OF COMPUTER IN ACCESING AND REPORTING THE KNOWLEDGE ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
B 8 ÷EP 5090 SCIENCE EDUCATION FOR THE GIFTED ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 9 ÷EP 5092 EDUCATION AND THERAPY IN LEARNING DISABILITIES (SLD AND ADHD) ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 10 ÷EP 5094 INSTRUCTIONAL MODELS IN GIFTED EDUCATION: MODELS OF CREATIVE THINKING ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 11 ÷EP 5100 PERSONNEL PREPARATION IN EARLY ›NTERVENTION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 12 ÷EP 5102 SINGLE SUBJECT RESEARCH DESIGNS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 8
B 13 ÷EP 5104 SPECIAL EDUCATION SUPPORT SERVICES ELECTIVE 2 2 0 8
 
3.Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
G 1 ÷EP 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 ÷EP 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, Special Education 35150, Buca-Izmir-Turkey
Web Page: http://ebe.deu.edu.tr/ lang=1&menu_id=5
ECTS/DE Coordinators:
Asst. Prof. Burak KARABEY
burak.karabey@deu.edu.tr
ERASMUS Coordinator:
Asst. Prof. Burak KARABEY
burak.karabey@deu.edu.tr