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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Social Sciences - Educational Sciences - Curriculum and Instruction - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
Ph.D. Program in Curriculum and Instruction has been implemented since September, 2009.
Qualification Awarded
Students, who have successfully completed the program, take the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) and get certificate in Curriculum and Instruction area.
Level of Qualification
Third Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Master's Degree and willing to enroll in the Doctorate programme may apply to the Directorate of Graduate School with the documents. 1-Sufficient score (at least 55 out of 100) from the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam (ALES) conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) or GRE Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score equivalent to ALES score of 55. 2-English proficiency (at least 70 out of 100 from the Profiency Exam conducted by Ege University Foreign Language Department, or at least 55 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 55. The candidates holding Bachelor's or Master's Degree taught totally in English are exempted from English proficiency requirement. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 15% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) 10 % of academic success in the master's programme and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 60 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 65 at least are accepted into the Doctorate programme. The results of the evaluation are announced by the Directorate of Graduate School.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. A student who is currently enrolled in a Doctorate Degree programme in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least one semester, upon submitting all required documents before the deadline, may transfer to the Doctorate Programme at EGE 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. Students who transfer from another university must be successful in the EGE University English Proficiency Exam or in an equivalent English examination. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University is not an exception to this.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The doctorate programme consists of a minimum of seven courses, with a minimum of 21 national credits, a qualifying examination, a dissertation proposal, and a dissertation. The period allotted for the completion of the Doctorate programmes is normally eight semesters (four years). However, while it is possible to graduate in a shorter time, it is also possible to have an extension subject to the approval of the graduate school. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 240 ECTS. A student may take undergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. However, at most two of these courses may be counted to the Doctorate course load and credits. The PhD students are required to take the Doctoral Qualifying Examination, after having successfully completed taught courses. The examination consists of written and oral parts. The Doctoral Qualifying Committee determines by absolute majority whether a candidate has passed or failed the examination. Students who fail the Qualifying Examination may retake the examination the following semester. Students failing the Examination a second time are dismissed from the program. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A dissertation supervisor who must hold the minimum rank of assistant professor is appointed for each PhD student. When the nature of the dissertation topic requires more than one supervisor, a joint-supervisor may be appointed. A joint-supervisor must hold a doctoral degree. Periodic monitoring of research work by a thesis monitoring committee is required to be awarded the Doctoral degree. 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 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 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to two may be selected from another Department or another University. The co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. Thesis defense by the candidate is open to all audience and a jury decides to grant/deny the Doctoral degree. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to six months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
The aim of this program is to train researcher who can contribute to a disciplinary field of curriculum and instruction with the studies/publications by prioritizing scientific method and ethical principles. There are compulsory and optional courses related to curriculum, instruction and scientific research methods in the Ph.D program.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates of the Ph.D program can work as a curriculum specialist, education specialist, academic coordinator, etc. in various institutions and organizations (banks, military schools, private schools and some public institutions etc.) and can work as a teacher in private and public schools, also. Besides, they can work as an academician in state and private universities or as a curriculum specialist in human resources management and professional development units in different sectors.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who succesfully completed doctorate degree may apply to both in the same or related disciplines in higher education institutions at home or abroad to get a position in academic staff or to governmental R&D centres to get expert position.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Measurement and assessment requirements for every course are described elaborately in course syllabuses.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Ege University, Educational Faculty, Department of Educational Sciences 35040 Bornova/ İzmir
Facilities
There are two professors, one associate professor and 12 assistant professors in department of Educational Science. There are 25 classrooms, three computer labs, one science lab and projection in each classroom and lab in the classroom building of Education Faculty. Moreover, there are 15 notebooks, six projections, recording devices and cameras for instruction and research projects. The three computer labs have a capacity of 130 students. There is a central library in Bornova campus.

Key Learning Outcomes
1At the end of the program the students will be able to attribute argumentatively on the impact of philosophical, scientific, aesthetic, theological, and political foundations upon curriculum.
2At the end of the program the students will be able to originally contribute to concepts, theories, approaches, techniques or models in the disciplinary field of curriculum and instruction.
3At the end of the program the students will be able to conduct curriculum studies which can direct policy, concepts and applications of education.
4At the end of the program the students will be able to conduct and/or publish original studies/publications in the disciplinary field of curriculum and instruction.
5At the end of the program the students will be able to propose original solutions to problems related to the disciplinary field of curriculum and instruction.
6At the end of the program the students will be able to provide qualified instruction in the disciplinary field of curriculum and instruction.
7At the end of the program the students will be able to use scientific method and ethical principles while conducting studies and discussing professional problems/subjects resolutely.
8At the end of the program the students will be able to adopt Curriculum and Instruction specialty as a professional identity.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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KNOWLEDGE1
2
SKILLS1
2
3
4
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
2
3

Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 EĞT-PRG-DOK-SDG1(16) Elective - - - 16
2 9202016212016 Advanced Research Method and Tecniques Compulsory 2 2 0 7
3 9202016192017 Curriculum Studies: Theory and Practice Compulsory 3 0 0 7
Total 5 2 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 EĞT-PRG-DOK-SDG2(16) Elective - - - 12
2 9202016222016 Curriculum Evaluation: Theory and Practice Compulsory 2 2 0 6
3 DRSEM690 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
4 9202016202016 Theories of Instruction Compulsory 3 0 0 6
Total 5 2 0 30
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 SOSDRYET790 Proficiency in PhD Compulsory 0 0 0 25
2 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
Total 0 0 0 30
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Compulsory 3 0 0 4
2 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Compulsory 3 2 0 6
3 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
4 SOSDRTEZONE Thesis Proposal Compulsory 0 0 0 15
Total 6 2 0 30
 
5. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
6. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
7. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
8. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
 
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