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Graduate School of Social Sciences - Elementary School Education - Preschool Education - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis

General Description
M.S. Program in Preschool Education has been implemented since September, 2007.
Qualification Awarded
Students who have successfully completed the program take the degree of master and get certificate in Preschool Education area.
Second Cycle
Level of Qualification
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Bachelor's Degree and willing to enroll in the Master's programme may apply to the Directorate of the 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 50 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 50. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 25% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 50 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 60 at least are accepted into the Master's 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 Master's 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 Master's 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 programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The duration of the programme is four semesters. The maximum period to complete course work in a masters program with thesis is 4 semesters. However, with the approval of their advisors, students can in subsequent semesters take additional departmental courses with or without credits. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 120 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 Master's course load and credits. 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 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 3 to 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to one may be selected from another Department or another University. In case the jury consists of 3 members, the co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". The Department Chairperson will inform the Director of the Graduate School, in writing, of the jury's decision within 3 days. 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.
Profile of The Programme
The aim of this programme is educating the graduate students who will work in schools related to Ministry of Education and the other institutions to help them develop themselves about preschool education field and education field scientifically. The program includes courses related to child development, the factors affecting education, research methods and different approaches in preschool education. In addition to this, there are elective courses about teacher student relationship, health promoting schools, child, science and technology so students can choose elective courses in terms of their own interests.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Students who get a degree of master in Preschool Education are able to work in private preschool and kindergartens related to National Ministry of Education, the institutions related to Social Services and Child Welfare Institution, and Special Education and Rehabilitation Centers for Children with Special Needs as education expert.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who successfully completed the Master's Degree may apply to doctorate (third cycle) programmes in the same or in related disciplines.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Measurement and assessment requirements for every course are described elaborately in course syllabuses.
Graduation Requirements
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Prof. Dr. Hülya Yılmaz, Ege University Faculty of Education Department of Elementary Education Floor 2 35040 Bornova/IZMIR
In Elementary Education, there are two professors, eleven assistant professors. Four of the assistant professors are in Preschool Education Program. Besides this, there are two research assistants who are in master program in Preschool Education.

Key Learning Outcomes
1To be able to use advanced theoretical knowledge related to preschool education development in educational environment and in research
2To be able to develop education program in terms of preschool education children’s developmental levels appropriately
3To be able to assess the knowledge related to preschool education field critically
4To be able to perform advanced studies about preschool education field independently
5To be able to follow current national and international development about preschool education field
6To be able to transform the works related to preschool education field into the groups related to the field or not, verbally, orally, and visually in a systematic way.
7To be able to apply the knowledge gained in preschool education field and problem solving skills in interdisciplinary works
8To be able to gather and interpret the data related to preschool education field by paying attention to social, scientific, and ethics values.
9To be able to develop strategy, policy, and practice plans about preschool education field
10To be able to assess the data related to preschool education field within the framework of quality process
11To be able to constitute new knowledge by integrating the knowledge about preschool education and knowledge coming from different disciplines
12To be able to communicate with at least one foreign language as written and verbal
13To be able to use advanced information and communication technologies with the computer software needed by the field
14To be able to organize and apply the projects and activities for social environment which they live with the conscious of social responsibility
15To be able to develop positive attitude regarding to lifelong learning

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

Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9202055012007 Turkish Advanced Child Development Compulsory 3 0 0 7
2 9202055132008 Turkish Computer Assisted Statistics Compulsory 3 0 0 7
Total 6 0 0 30
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
2 9202055042007 Turkish Qualitative Research Methods Compulsory 3 0 0 5
3 9202055182010 Turkish Scientific Research Methods Compulsory 3 0 0 5
4 YLSEM590 Turkish Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 6 0 0 30
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 YLUAD591 Turkish Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 4
2 YLTEZ592 Turkish Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 26
Total 0 0 0 30
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Language of Instruction Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 YLUAD591 Turkish Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 4
2 YLTEZ592 Turkish Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 26
Total 0 0 0 30
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