Second Cycle Programmes    (Master's Degree)
Master (with thesis) - Institute of Educational Sciences - Elementary Education - Elementary Science Education
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
Department of Science Education was established in 1998, postgraduate training programs began in the 1999-2000 academic year. Since then more than 100 graduate students were taken master education via post graduate degree programs opened every year. M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees programs are carried out with courses and consultants given by academicians of Department of Science Education . Applications are taken once in a year in May-June and are carried out by the Marmara University Institute of Education Sciences.
Qualification Awarded
Science Education Specialist title is received
Specific Admission Requirements
1. Applicants of the Master program must have obtained a minimum of 60 standard score from Academic Staff and Graduate Education Entrance Exam (ALES). 2. Applicants of the Master program must be a graduate Departments of Faculty of Education and the division of Secondary Education Physics , Chemistry, Biology Education, Elementary Science Education. 3. If students have taken Master programs having in different areas licence degree candidates, they will be participate in the an Academic Preparation Program determined by the Board of Directors and the Institute's Department. If requiring more than 30 credit hours for the Scientific Preparatory Program, students will not be accepted to graduate programs.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
In order to apply to a Master program, it is necessary to have licence degree of the science faculty of Physics, chemistry, biology or the education faculty of Physics, chemistry, biology education or Elemantary Science Education that are announced by Institute of Education Sciences is required to be received.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Student must successfully complete theoretical and practical studies prescribed by the program. The duration to complete a Master program with thesis is four semesters. The thesis defense exam is done within 2 months following the submission of thesis. At the end of four semesters, the student who has not successfully completed credit courses and seminar courses and who has a weighted grade point average (GPA) below 2.50 is failed even though s/he completed credit courses and seminar courses successfully at the end of this period.
Profile of The Programme
Primary science education master program, based on contemporary approaches, aims to educate qualified individuals, who are aware of contemporary measurement and evaluation approaches,who can arrange teaching activities according to the technological developments, who can use different teaching methods and strategies in teaching and who can read and search the studies in the field.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
They work as science teacher in the primary school 6., 7 and 8. grade under the Ministry of National Education. They work as a consultant in science education programs at the private and public education centers. They may instruct undergraduate and graduate courses at state and foundation universities.
Access to Further Studies
The students who successfully graduated from the Elemantary science Education programme may apply to PhD programmes of Elementary science Education. Be ALES score 70 and above, UDS must be at least 60 points. In addition, students are subjected to scientific examination and interview.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
At least one midterm and final exams for credit courses and seminar courses of Master's program are conducted. The contribution of midterm exams to the course success is 40% and final exams, 60%.Completion grade is (65/100) for the courses.
Graduation Requirements
Department of Elemantary Science Education recommends a thesis advisor for every student until the end of 2nd semester at the latest and this advisor must have been approved by Institute Administrative Board. Student, under the supervision of this thesis advisor until the end of registration period of the 3rd semester, determines a thesis topic and prepares a thesis proposal within the framework of the principles determined by the relevant administrative board and must notify the Institute of Education Sciences. Following this proposal's approval by the Institute board of directors, the student needs to present an appropriate work schedule to the thesis advisor and carry out this schedule on a regular basis. At the end of the semester, the student prepares his/her studies regarding thesis in a report format for follow-up with the approval of thesis advisor and submit to his/her advisor in a written form. Thesis advisor must evaluate this report as successful/unsuccessful and send to the institute via department head. In case the student fails to submit his follow-up report twice in a row or the advisor qualifies the student as unsuccessful 3 times in intervals or in a row, his/her registration is deleted from the Institute. Student in the Master's Program with thesis must defend the thesis s/he has written, orally in the presence of a jury within the specified period and in accordance with the rules. For each thesis completed, a jury proposal is submitted by the Department Head to the Institute and it is approved by the board of directors. Appointed jury members gather within maximum 1 month following the date the thesis is submitted to them and take the candidate's oral thesis defense. At the end of the defense, signed jury report that is accepted unanimously or with majority of votes within latest 3 days must be submitted to Institute. The student, who completed thesis exam and other requirements successfully, must submit 2 bound copies and 3 electronic copies of the thesis (including abstracts in Turkish and Foreign languages) to the Institute within not later than 1 month following the defense exam.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Prof.Dr. Hale BAYRAM, Marmara University, Ataturk Education Faculty, Education Sciences Department, Ataturk Faculty of Education Department of Elementary Science Education, 34722, Goztepe Campus Kadikoy-Istanbul, 0216 345 90 90, internal: 292
Main Library in Prof. Dr. Orhan Oguz building in Marmara University Goztepe Campus and the library in Ataturk Education Faculty building are offered to the service of students. It is possible to access to free papers, books, doctorate thesis catalog via academic databases on university website. A connection with the other universities' electronic library databases is provided through university Ankos (collective-data browsing system). Free Internet and computer facilities are offered to the students at the Information center on Goztepe Campus.
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 PÇ1-Design new learning environments which based on the education program in the process of teaching.
2 PÇ2-Develop new and original materials that support the education program in the process of teaching.
3 PÇ3-Access and use new information sources of his/her subject area.
4 PÇ4-Define a new research project that based on related literature.
5 PÇ5-Plan a scientific research and perform it step by step.
6 PÇ6-Evaluate data by providing related literature and necessary research environment.
7 PÇ7-Design and perform original experiments related to subject area.
8 PÇ8-Present his/her scientific research results in scientific communities.
9 PÇ9-Publish his/her scientific researches as a scientific article.
10 PÇ10-Develop understandings about the nature of science with the help of basic arguments of history and philosophy of science.
11 PÇ11-Understand ethical issues in scientific researches.
12 PÇ12- Show scientific discipline and motivation.
13 PÇ13-Play an active role in scientific researches which provide social benefit.
14 PÇ14-Follow the scientific projects.
15 PÇ15-To have belief to show striving to become self-confident an individual in a spirit of research realizing the importance of the principle of "Lifelong Learning"
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 IFB701 Content Knowledge I Compulsory 3 0 6
2 IFB703 Research Method and Techniques Compulsory 3 0 6
3 IFB705 Science Education Curricula and Curriculum Development Compulsory 3 0 6
4 IFB-S1,2 Elective - 1-2 Elective 6 0 12
Total 15 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 IFB700 Seminar Compulsory 0 2 6
2 IFB704 Statistical Applications Compulsory 3 0 6
3 IFB707 Developing Instructional Materials in Primary Education Compulsory 3 0 6
4 IFB724 Learning Teaching Theories and Models Compulsory 3 0 6
5 IFB-S3 Elective - 3 Elective 3 0 6
Total 12 2 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 Thesis Compulsory 60