The department of Educational Sciences offers three graduate programs: one is tailored to meet the needs of those who wish to become school teachers, and the others intend to meet the needs of those who are already practitioners in educational institutions, or of the ones who pursue a career in academia.    

MA in Curriculum and Instruction 

The MA in Curriculum and Instruction was opened in 2007. The program is for professional practitioners in education, including school teachers, who wish to continue their education while still working as educators. The program enables participants to meet the needs of the educational institutions where they work, and encourages school-based research. It will enable participants to assist in the professional development of colleagues within their area. Those seeking positions of responsibility in a school will be able to offer an extended informed theoretical and practical background of relevance to their duties in such positions. 

The program is designed to allow interdisciplinary participants the opportunity to engage in issues concerning curriculum development, instructional design and evaluation. The focus is also on advancing the research and knowledge base in the field of curriculum and instruction. 

We offer at least two evening courses every semester. Participants take a total of 8 three-credit courses and 3 non-credit courses in two years, and complete the thesis in their third year. 

ContactProf. Dr. Orhan Arıkan, Chair (

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MA in Curriculum and Instruction with Teaching Certificate (Eğitim Programları ve Öğretim ve Pedagojik Formasyon Eğitimi Programı)

The M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction with Teaching Certificate program is a two-year full-time master’s degree program. It awards a master’s degree together with a teaching certificate that qualifies graduates to teach in high schools. It also awards an International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning. The program includes: courses required by the Turkish Council of Higher Education (YÖK) for qualified teacher status; courses needed to offer a degree in Curriculum and Instruction; and a thesis. Students with degrees in the following subject areas are accepted into the program: Turkish language and literature, English, biology, mathematics, and physics (For more information: ). 

Contact Asst Prof. Dr. Necmi AksitDirector of Teacher Education Unit (

PhD in Curriculum and Instruction 

The PhD program in Curriculum and Instruction was opened in 2011. It is aimed at teachers and other educators who will contribute to the advancement of knowledge and methods of enquiry through independent and original research, allowing them to make an effective and up-to-date contribution to quality education within the education sectors in Turkey and beyond. The program is also for professional practitioners in education, including school teachers who want to continue their education but remain as teachers in the classroom.

Contact:  Prof. Dr. Orhan Arıkan, Chair (

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