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Fen Bilgisi Eğitimi Tezli Yüksek Lisans Programı
Qualification Awarded

Institute students are awarded with a Second Cycle Degree in the curriculum programme and fulfilling all other requirements for graduation.

Level of Qualification

Second Cycle Degree

Objectives

Upon successful completion of the programme, the student;

Possesses vast theoretical and applied knowledge in a field of pedagogy pursuant to the education at bachelor level, improves and elaborates the knowledge in question.Blends, compares and interprets the information obtained from the researches and knowledge from other disciplines and presents new findings. Reviews the field specific information in a critical way and orientates learning.Presents the field related developments and works to the groups of the field or the groups of different fields in written, oral or visual form systematically.Collects, interprets and pronounces the field related data on the basis of scientific and ethical values together with teaching these values.

Specific Admission Requirements

Students' admission to master programme is based on the following requirements;
1. Students must have a bachelor’s degree diploma or a diploma obtained from faculty or college at abroad and accepted by HEC (Higher Education Council).
2. Students must get at least 55 points (which is appropriate for the programme) from ALES or equivalent of this score from GRE or GMAT.
3. Students must enter to either one of the exams names ÜDS, KPDS or YDS or equivalent of this exams IELTS or TOEFL.
4. For the placement of canditates to the applied programme, students must obtain at least 60 points which is calculated by summing 50 % of ALES, 20 % of General Point Average score, 10 % of foreign language exam (ÜDS, KPDS, YDS, IELTS or TOEFL) and 20 % of verbal or written exam.

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

Institute students who are registered with vertical transfer have the right to request the recognition of their prior learning. For the recognition of their prior learning, they should submit their transcript and course contents to the relevant department in the first week of their registration semester.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The requirements for getting Second Cycle Degree are to complete 120 ECTS credit hours including at least seven courses the credit of which is 21 National Credits at least, a seminar and thesis study.

Profile of The Programme

The aim of the Instutute is not only to prepare qualified and wise graduates according to the needs of our country, but also to increase the number of teaching staff and specialists that are the needs of the universities. With this aim, its main orientation is; to train scientists who have scientific thinking ability, knowledge and research skills.

Program Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this program, the students will be able to;
Occupational Profiles of Graduates

At the end of their study period at the graduate level, the students become specialist in their fields and they can work in the universities as a teaching staff or in private sector.

Access to Further Studies

It is possible for the institute students to continue their third cycle education after second cycle degree.

Examination Regulations, Assesment and Grading

Examinations are composed of one mid-term and one final exam. In order a student to take the final exam, s/he should attend at least 70% of theoretical courses and 80% of applied and laboratory studies. The examinations can be in written form, oral form, written-application form, oral-application form or project form. The course grade is calculated by adding 40% of mid-term grade to the 60% of the final exam. To be accepted as successful from the course, the second cycle degree students should get at least 70(CC) out of 100. The final exam results should be 70 (CC) for second cycle degree students in order to pass the course.

Graduation Requirements

The requirements to graduate from Second Cycle Degree are to complete 120 ECTS credit hours including at least seven courses the credit of which is above 21 National Credits, a seminar and thesis study.

Mode of Study
Full - Time
ECTS Coordinator

Asst. Prof. Dr.  Nimet IŞIK

Contact

Mehmet Akif Ersoy University
Institute of Educational Sciences
Burdur

Course & Program Outcomes Matrix
Course Unit Title
Advanced Biology in Science Education
Action Research in Science Education
Active Teaching Methods
Advanced Biology in Science Education-II
Affective Factors in Science Teaching
Alternative Assesment Approaches
Applied Statistics with Computer
Basic Principles in Scientific Research
Chemistry in Science Education
Constructivist Approach in Primary Science Education
Consulting
Elective Course I
Elective Course II
Elective Course III
English for Science Education-I
English for Science Education-II
Environmental Education in Primary Education
Environmental Pollution Control
Experimental Science Teaching in Elementary Education
History of Chemistry
Java Programming and Application
Learning Theories in Science Education
Master Thesis Studies
Misconceptions in Science Matters and Strategies for Conceptual Change
Modern Approaches in Science Education
Nature Researches in Science Education
Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Science Education
Physics in Science Teaching
Primary School Chemistry Topics
Project Based Learning in Science Education
Protected Areas and Educational Significance
Qualitative Research Methods
Recent Studies in Science Education
Renewable Energy Sources
Research Methods in Science Education-I
Research Methods in Science Education-II
Science Education in Technological Learning Media
Science Education Standards: An International View
Science Process Skills in Science Education
Scientific Creativity and Development in Science Education
Seminar
Special Education Methods in Science Teaching
Special Studies
Survey and Scale Development in Science Education
Traditional, Alternative and Authentic Assesment Approaches in Science Classroom
Trends in Science Education Researches
Evaluation Questionnaires
 THE OVERALL EVALUATION OF THE COURSE V. Good Good Average Poor V. Poor No Idea
 1. Stating the content and objectives at the beginning of the course
 2. Supplementing the course with current issues
 3. The clarity of the exam questions and their appropriateness to the course
 4. The contribution of the course to your knowledge and skills
 5. Access to the course sources
 6. The relativeness of the course compared to the other courses in the department
 7. The selection of the sources according to the objectives of the course
 8. The contribution of the assignments to the course
 
 THE EVALUATION OF THE INSTRUCTOR Very Good Good Average Poor Very Poor No Idea
 1. The way the instructor handles the course
 2. The instructor's competence in answering the questions in the class
 3. The instructor's encouragement to take part in the class by allowing different ideas and comments
 4. The instructor's preparation for the class
 5. The efficient use of class time
 6. The instructor's in-class management
 7. The instructor's objective evaluation of the exams and assignments
 8. The instructor's punctual and regular attendance
 9. The instructor's rapport with the students
 10. The availability of the instructor’s time except for the class time and the sufficiency of the time s/he allocates to you
 
 LEVEL OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF COURSE OUTCOMES TO PROGRAMME COMPETENCIES 5 4 3 2 1 X
Graduates who successfully complete this program;
 1. have high level information and skills supported by the course books that include the most recent information, application equipment and other scientific sources related to education technologies, teaching profession, general information and basic sciences; use these informations and skills in daily life and in jobs,
 2. examine and evaluate concepts about education technology and teaching profession, ideas and data with scientific methods; diagnose, analyze and discuss complicated problems and subjects; develop suggestions based on scientific discoveries and evidences,
 3. inform the audiences who are not expert and do not have information about education technology and teaching profession; express related ideas about these problems and solutions with written and oral,
 4. have learning to learn, self control, critical thinking, creative thinking skills and perform independent studies related to study field,
 5. get responsibilities and try to produce solutions when faced with unexpected and complicated cases in applications of education technologies and teaching professions,
 6. know students’ interests, wishes and needs; know social, cultural and economic properties of families and environment; plan, apply and manage learning and teaching process suitable for these properties; get students active participation in learning process,
 7. know information about education technologies and teaching professions and comprehend adequately; have information about foreign language in level of communicating with professional colleagues,
 8. have information about computer software and hardware in level of teaching computer and information and communication technologies courses and supporting other teachers; use information and communication technologies,
 9. consider social, scientific and ethic values in levels of gathering data, analyzing, interpreting, announcing when doing teaching professions or working in private sector, being researcher or source of data,
 10. continuously try to develop with doing self assessment; be on new information and ideas ; play affective role in developing of themselves and their intuition; know and behave according to the laws about their job, main values and principles, know the rights about job security and social security; have conscious about protecting social values and environment,
 11. evaluate students’ improvement and learning, get students to evaluate themselves and other students; use the results of evaluation for better instruction; share the results with student, family, managers and teachers.

 WORKLOAD DETERMINATION - ECTS
 1. Your percentage of attendance
 2. Did you do any preparations for this course? (except some activites like quiz, homework, labs,mid-term exams, final exams)

    

a. If yes, preparation time per week (hour)

 3. Did you do any assignments as a part of this course?

    

a. If yes, number of the assignments done

b. Average time spent in preparing the assignment (hour)

 4. Did you prepare any presentations or seminars as a part of this course?

    

a. If yes, number of the presentation/seminar done

b. Average time spent in preparing each presentation/seminar (hour)

 5. Did you take a midterm exam in this course?

    

a. If yes,number of the mid-term exams you done

b. The average time you spent on preparing for each mid-term exam (hour)

 6. Did you make any projects as a part of this course?

    

a. If yes, number of the projects done

b. The average time you spent on doing each project (hour)

 7. Did you attend any laboratory work as a part of this course?

    

a.If yes, number of the laboratory works you attended

b.The average time you spent on each work (hour)

 8. Did you attend any field surveys as a part of this course?

    

a. If yes, number of field surveys you attended

b. If yes, the average time you spent on each survey (hour)

 9. Did you take the final exam of this course?

    

a. If yes, the average time you spent on the final exam (hour)

Students should:

  • successfully complete at least 7 different graduate courses from the following list offered below,
  •  have totally minimum of 21 national credits, (60 ECTS credits, including graduate seminar)
  • take special studies course on the thesis subject, (20 ECTS credits),
  • prepare and defende thesis, (40 ECTS credits),
  • obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 70 on a 100 scale.
 

 

   1stYear (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  01FBE1502 Basic Principles in Scientific Research Required 3 7
  04FBE1400 Consulting Required 0 2
  04FBE1700 Special Studies Required 0 6
  Elective Course I   3 5
  Elective Course II   3 5
  Elective Course III   3 5
    Total : 12 30


   1stYear (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  04FBE1400 Consulting Required 0 2
  04FBE1503 Applied Statistics with Computer Required 3 7
  04FBE1500 Seminar Required 0 5
  04FBE1700 Special Studies Required 0 6
  Elective Course I   3 5
  Elective Course II   3 5
    Total : 9 30
    Annual Total : 21 60


   2ndYear (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  04FBE1400 Consulting Required 0 2
  04FBE1800 Master Thesis Studies Required 0 22
  04FBE1700 Special Studies Required 0 6
    Total : 0 30


   2ndYear (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  04FBE1400 Consulting Required 0 2
  04FBE1800 Master Thesis Studies Required 0 22
  04FBE1700 Special Studies Required 0 6
    Total : 0 30
    Annual Total : 0 60




  Electives
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  04FBE1532 Active Teaching Methods Elective 3 5
  04FBE1538 Alternative Assesment Approaches Elective 3 5
  04FBE0544 Scientific Creativity and Development in Science Education Elective 3 5
  04FBE1522 Environmental Pollution Control Elective 3 5
  01FBE1508 Nature Researches in Science Education Elective 3 5
  01FBE1504 Advanced Biology in Science Education Elective 3 5
  01FBE1506 Chemistry in Science Education Elective 3 5
  01FBE1505 Physics in Science Teaching Elective 3 5
  01FBE1507 Special Education Methods in Science Teaching Elective 3 5
  04FBE1550 Trends in Science Education Researches Elective 3 5
  04FBE1524 Science Education Standards: An International View Elective 3 5
  04FBE1528 Survey and Scale Development in Science Education Elective 3 5
  04FBE1516 Research Methods in Science Education-I Elective 3 5
  04FBE1517 Research Methods in Science Education-II Elective 3 5
  04FBE1513 Modern Approaches in Science Education Elective 3 5
  04FBE1537 Action Research in Science Education Elective 3 5
  04FBE1543 Recent Studies in Science Education Elective 3 5
  04FBE1525 Advanced Biology in Science Education-II Elective 3 5
  04FBE1548 English for Science Education-I Elective 3 5
  04FBE1549 English for Science Education-II Elective 3 5
  04FBE1539 Learning Theories in Science Education Elective 3 5
  04FBE1526 Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Science Education Elective 3 5
  04FBE1542 Misconceptions in Science Matters and Strategies for Conceptual Change Elective 3 5
  04FBE1541 Affective Factors in Science Teaching Elective 3 5
  04FBE1523 Traditional, Alternative and Authentic Assesment Approaches in Science Classroom Elective 3 5
  04FBE1540 Science Process Skills in Science Education Elective 3 5
  04FBE1545 Project Based Learning in Science Education Elective 3 5
  01FBE1209 Constructivist Approach in Primary Science Education Elective 3 5
  04FBE1534 Environmental Education in Primary Education Elective 3 5
  04FBE1510 Experimental Science Teaching in Elementary Education Elective 3 5
  04FBE1520 Primary School Chemistry Topics Elective 3 5
  04FBE1529 Java Programming and Application Elective 3 5
  04FBE1521 History of Chemistry Elective 3 4
  04FBE1546 Protected Areas and Educational Significance Elective 3 5
  04FBE1536 Qualitative Research Methods Elective 3 5
  04FBE1527 Science Education in Technological Learning Media Elective 3 5
  04FBE1530 Renewable Energy Sources Elective 3 5
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