Curriculum and Instruction

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04/12/2018 - 11:59

Master's Program

There are four purposes of the Master's program in Curriculum and Instruction:

To improve students' knowledge and understanding in relation to curriculum development and evaluation theories, curriculum development models and approaches,

To develop students' skills in instructional processes and design,

To help students carry out research by using scientific research methods and techniques, and

To develop understanding and skills in other areas of educational sciences based on their interests.

In this framework, students gain lifelong learning skills to follow the developments in the field of curriculum and instruction in Turkey and abroad. Students reach these purposes through seminar like teaching and learning processes in required and elective courses where they find the opportunities to apply what they learn and produces materials for specific purposes. Those students who do not have a teaching certificate and/or lack specific courses that are required for study at the masters' level are accepted to a scientific preparation program that may take one or two semesters. Students have to successfully complete 8 courses, two of which are research and statistics, three area courses, two electives and one thesis preparation course. Students who complete the coursework carry out a research as their masters' thesis, and graduate from the program by successfully defending it.

You can find course descriptions here.

Required Courses

Area Courses

Elective Courses

EDS 502 Research Methods and Ethics in Education

EDS 504 Educational Statistics I

EDS 505 Pro-thesis Seminar

EDS 599 Master's Thesis

EDS 800-899 Special Studies


EDS 540 Fundamentals of Curriculum Development

EDS 547 Curriculum Evaluation

Track 1: Teacher Education

EDS 536 Research and Practice on Technology in Teacher Education

EDS 649 A Comparative Study of Teacher Education


Track 2: Learning and Instruction

EDS 541 Instructional Design

EDS 542 Learning Sciences: Foundations and Applications

EDS 544 Theories of Instruction

EDS 545 Research on Teaching

EDS 549 Teaching and Learning Process

EDS 653 Seminar in Teaching Methods


Track 3: Higher Education

EDS 580 Adult Education

EDS 620 Current Issues in Higher Education

EDS 647 Comparative Higher Education

EDS 658 Curriculum Policy in Higher Education

EDS 660 Teaching in Higher Education


Track 4: Curriculum Studies

EDS 548 The Fundamentals of Social Studies Curriculum

EDS 643 Curriculum and Society

EDS 644 The Pre-School Curriculum

EDS 645 The Elementary School Curriculum

EDS 646 The Secondary School Curriculum

EDS 648 The Social Studies Curriculum: Theory into Practice

EDS 655 Paradigms in Curriculum

EDS 657 Comparative Study of Secondary School Programs


Track 5: Educational Foundations

EDS 501 Social Theories as Applied to Education

EDS 514 School as a Social System

EDS 521 Studies in Gender and Education

EDS 546 Contemporary Issues in C&I

EDS 552 Education and Social Policy

EDS 553 School Improvement

EDS 571 Comparative Education

EDS 572 Advances in Psychological Foundations of Education

EDS 573 Current Issues in Turkish Education

EDS 578 Contemporary Philosophies of Education

EDS 609 School and Society           

EDS 656 Changing World Perspectives in Education


Track 6: Research, Measurement, and Evaluation

EDS 550 Needs Assessment

EDS 554 Scale Construction in Affective Domain

EDS 555 Theories and Techniques in Measurement and Evaluation

EDS 556 Elements of Test Theory

EDS 558 Non-Parametric Statistics 

EDS 559 Test Construction

EDS 560 Elements of Scaling

EDS 562 Theory, Measurement and Research in Affective Domain

EDS 564 Theories of Measurement and Research Designs in Psychomotor Domain

EDS 565 Practicum in Measurement and Evaluation

EDS 566 Elements of Factor Analysis and Related Techniques

EDS 567 Item Response Theory 

EDS 569 Norms and Test Equating 

EDS 579 Independent Study in Education

EDS 601 Qualitative Research Methods in Education

EDS 604 Multivariate Statistical Techniques in Education

EDS 618 Theoretical & Practical Implications of Educational Research

EDS 777 International Graduate Student Practice