Second Cycle Programmes    (Master's Degree)
Master (with thesis) - Institute of Educational Sciences - Secondary School Science and Mathematics  Education - Biology Education
General Description  |  Key Learning Outcomes  |  Course Structure Diagram with Credits
General Description ^
Biology education masters degree program was established in 1997-1998 academic year within the Educational Sciences Institute. Program is nested within Department of Secondary Science and Mathematics Education
Qualification Awarded
Upon the succesfull completion of the program, students gain Masters degree in Science Education (MSc)
Specific Admission Requirements
In line with the by-laws of Marmara University Graduate Programs: to be graduted from a five years undergraduate program on biology education or to have teaching certificate in biology education, to score at least 60 points at Academic Stuff and Graduate Program Entrance Exam (ALES) and to be successful on written exam and interview.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
To be graduted from a five years undergraduate program on biology education or to have teaching certificate in biology education
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Upon successful completion of the courses, defending his/her thesis successfully.
Profile of The Programme
This program aims to provide an extensive knowledge and skills on basic biological & pedagogical concepts, research fields, research approaches & techniques in biology education and current educational applications. The program aims to educate effective researchers who can contibute scientific knowledge in the field, reflective practitioners and, life-long learners. The program also aims to prepare & equip students for PhD degree.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Students who graduated from this program can work at public or private secondary schools as biology teachers or continue to study as academics at various universities. Academic career at national and international universities, education consultants at sate and private education institutions.
Access to Further Studies
Our graduates can apply to graduate studies in biology education, science education or educational sciences. In order to be accepted candidates should meet the criteria identified by related graduate school.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
When calculating grades, %40 of the grade taken in midterm exam and %60 of the grade taken in final exams are used and 65 is the minimum grade to pass a course, a thesis dissertation should be prepared & defended
Graduation Requirements
In order to succesfully graduate from program students must be succesfull at all the required and elective courses taken during the program (GANO - Overall Academic Grade Mean Value= 2.50 and above), and defend his/her thesis successfully.
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Atatürk Eğitim Fakültesi Biyoloji Öğretmenliği ABD Göztepe Kampüsü 34722 / Kadıköy - İstanbul Phone: 0216 347 33 66/300 E-mail: Program Coordinator: Yrd. Doç. Dr. Mustafa Çakır AKTS Coordinator: Doç. Dr. Serhat İrez
In order to promote the quality of education, the department provides opportunities to graduate students to interact with experts/institutions at national and international levels. The department establishes academic links with other universities and research centers launch & carry out student exchange programs. The program provides opportunities and allows students to take courses from other related programs.
Key Learning Outcomes ^
1 Develop an advanced understanding of the knowledge, theories and concepts in the field and/or develop an expertise in the field
2 Develop ability and expertise to appreciate the relationship between education and other disciplines and, between the various sub-disciplines of education
3 Demonstrate ability in approaching, analysing and evaluating new and complex ideas in the field using appropriate knowledge and expertise
4 Demonstrate ability to develop appropriate and acceptable research methods with regard to the research question
5 Demonstrate an ability to approach new and complex ideas in the field from a critical perspective
6 Demonstrate leadership skills in carrying out disciplinary and interdisciplinary research projects
7 Develop and apply effective teaching strategies in order to promote student understanding in his/her subject
8 Demonstrate an ability to obtain necessary knowledge and information
9 Demonstrate a sense of responsibiltiy and a collaborative spirit in group work
10 Develop an awareness of him/herself as an educational researcher
11 Develop an awereness towards the importance of professional development and lifelong learning
12 Develop an ability to write and present his/her research in national and international levels
13 Develop foreign language skills to communicate with international research community
14 Develop an awereness about the importance of taking social and scientific ethics in consideration in his/her research
15 Demonstrate an ability to suggest new concepts and ideas using higher order thinking skills
16 Demostrate an ability to conduct independent research projects
17 Demonstrate an ability to evaluate concepts, methods and data in biology and biology education, develop evidence based arguments and solutions to the problems
18 Develop an awereness about the ethical discussions in biology and biology education
19 Demonstrate ability to integrate information and communication technologies in his/her research
20 Develop an ability to approach social and cultural norms from critical perspective
Course Structure Diagram with Credits ^
T : Theoretical P: Practice
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 BYLO-S1-TLİ Elective - 1 Elective 3 0 8
2 EGT731 Introduction to Educational Research Compulsory 3 0 8
3 EGT733 Theories of Learning and Instruction Compulsory 3 0 6
4 EGT737 Biological Foundations of Learning Compulsory 3 0 8
Total 12 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 BYLO700 Seminar Compulsory 0 2 2
2 BYLO712 Qualitative Research Methods Compulsory 3 0 6
3 BYLO-S2,3 Elective - 2-3 Elective 6 0 16
4 EGT738 Statistics in Educational Research II Compulsory 3 0 6
Total 12 2 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P ECTS
1 Thesis Compulsory 60