Second Cycle Programmes    (Master's Degree)
Master (with thesis) - Institute of Educational Sciences - Elementary Education - Preschool Education
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
T. C. Marmara University Pre-school teacher at the Institute of Social Sciences graduate program began in 1990. With the establishment of the Institute ofEducation Sciences graduate program since 1992, this volumecontinues.
Qualification Awarded
Students successfully completed the Teacher of Pre-School Education M.A. program gets the degree of Mater of Science
Specific Admission Requirements
Candidates who apply to our program should have the prerequisites, listed below for the 2011-2012 education year, the evaluation of performance percentages were defined as the below. ALES %50,Scientific Evaluation %30, İnterview %10, Transkript %10 According to the exams and other evaluations, the first ten applicants are accepted to the program.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
Formal training is provided under the Law of Higher Education. Students have internal transfer opportunity. The rules for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. A student who is currently enrolled in a Master's Degree programme in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least two semester, upon submitting all required documents before the deadline, may transfer to the Master's Programme at MARMARA University upon the recommendation of the department administration and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The decision taken will also include eligibility for exemption from some course requirements of the graduate program. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. In addition, the European Union Erasmus programare also available in our department.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
To obtain the degrre , the student has to successfully complete all the courses in the programme ( equivalent of 60 AKTS) and has to have a 2.50 minimum GPA over 4.00. Besides the completion of the courses, the student has to do a graduation research upon the decision of study field during their 3rd and 4th semester, under the guidance of theri academic advisor.The detailed information regarding qualification requirements and regulations can be reached at . under the subtitle of student- legislations.
Profile of The Programme
Marmara University, Institute of Education Sciences, Early Childhood Education with a master's degree program for graduate students admitted to the program in the field of preschool education is to provide theoretical and practical expertise.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Marmara University, Institute of Education Sciences, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education MA Alumni affiliated teaching institutions and organizations, however, can directorate, there are employment opportunities in higher education institutions.
Access to Further Studies
The graduates from this program may apply to doctorate programs. However, with respect to the admission to the Ph. D. programs they are also required to attain a minimum of 65 points from ALES (Academic Personnel and Graduate Education Exam) and 60 points from ÜDS (Foreign Language Academic Proficiency Exam in Turkey) or to get score from internationally valid exams that is equivalent to that score.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Minimum one midterm examination and one endterm examination is made for every subject, based on semester order. Minimum valid score in endterm examination is 65 over 100. Examination grades in applied subjects are defined over evaluation of homework assignment, research and similar studies, based on the quality of application. The success grade for one subject is calculated over evaluation of midterm examinations' GPA and endterm examinations' GPA together. The effect of endterm examinations on success grade is 60%. The CGPA should be minimum 2.50 for passing any subject.
Graduation Requirements
About the program the student to be successful cumulative grade point average (CGPA) must be 2.50. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The Master's thesis jury is appointed on the recommendations of the relevant Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to one may be selected from another Department or another University. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". To correct or change a thesis found incomplete and/or inadequate by the jury, the jury must specify in its report that such corrections are necessary. A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Chair; Prof. Dr. Ozana Ural, Marmara University Atatürk Eğitim Fakültesi Okul Öncesi Öğretmenliği. e-mail:, Tel: 02163363686
1 Piece Music Room 1 Piece Drama Room 4 Piece Class 1 Piece Toy Workshop Prof. Dr. Oktay Ayla Preschool Application Unit / School Early Childhood Education Master's Program are used for one 20-seat seminar room. In addition, graduate students, faculty, students benefit from serving the library facilities.
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 Know and utilize the related research methods-techniques, statistics and assessment procedures within the scientific studies.
2 Evaluate and criticize the data in the research based on scientific methods and techniques.
3 Recognize the comparative developmental and learning theories and the pre-school education curriculum based on these theories.
4 Know the development of education and aware on thinking and values development in child.
5 Have knowledge on creative thinking and artistic creations.
6 Know the contemporary approaches related special education and integration.
7 Recognize the bio-psychological basis of human development.
8 Compare and contrast the contemporary learning and teaching concepts and models
9 Know the pre-literacy and early concept development of children for school readiness.
10 Compare and contrast the contemporary approaches in pre-school education.
11 Being able to develop education materials and curriculum with scientific preschool education methods and techniques.
12 Being able to apply any preschool education program or model.
13 Being able to apply education technologies in preschool education.
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice
1 . Semester > OKL-S1 Elective - 1
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 OKL720 Biopsychological Principals of Development Compulsory 3 0 6
2 OKL724 Theory and Models in Learning and Teaching Compulsory 3 0 6
2 . Semester > OKL-S2 Elective - 2
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 OKL752 Literacy Development During Childhood Compulsory 3 0 6
2 OKL754 Integration in Early Childhood Compulsory 3 0 6
3 OKL756 Creative Thinking and Artistic Creation Compulsory 3 0 6