Curriculum and Instruction Ph.D. Program
The basic purpose of the Doctoral Program in Curriculum and Instruction is to train future academicians. In line with this purpose, the program focuses on improving students' higher level thinking, skills in designing and carrying out original research, and getting ready to disseminate and publish the results of these studies. In addition, students are expected to produce original solutions to the problems in the field of curriculum and instruction based on theory and research. Through the coursework, students explore the most recent theories and research in relation to curriculum development and evaluation, analyze various types of curriculum from this perspective, and carry out large scale curriculum development and evaluation projects. Those students who do not have a masters' degree in the area of curriculum and instruction 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, four area courses, and two electives. Students who complete the coursework and succeed the qualifying exam carry out an original research as their doctoral dissertation to primarily contribute to international scientific literature, and graduate from the program by successfully defending it. Although the main purpose of the program is to train academicians in the field, individuals who aim higher positions in the educational sector also find the program relevant to their purposes.
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