Human Resources Deveopment in Education: Program Structure

The program is administered by the Department of Educational Sciences in the Faculty of Education. Currently there are only master’s and doctoral programs in educational sciences in the department reflecting the department’s primary focus on graduate level programs. The specific aspects of the administration of the proposed program are provided below.

1. Admission: A bachelor’s degree is required. Admission to the program will be based on the following criteria as ALES score, CGPA of undergraduate degree, and other additional indicators such as reference letters, statement of purpose, etc. Students are required to meet the regular English language requirements for master’s degree programs to start taking courses in the program.

2. Advisory System: An advisor is assigned to each student within the first semester of the program to assist the student in course selection and carrying out the internship activity. Having an advisor is essential for the student in selection of courses appropriate to his/her background and suitable for future interests.

3. Coursework: The program includes 10 three credit courses and an internship. Out of these 10 courses, six are required and four are elective. In addition to the electives listed above, other departmental and non-departmental courses may be taken with the approval of the advisor. At the beginning of each semester the courses offered by the department are announced in the department and in the Social Sciences Institute. Students should look for these announcements and determine possible courses they may take during the relevant semester. Of course, the final decision about the courses to be taken should always be made with the student’s advisor. The program (including internship) must be completed in a total of 6 semesters.

4. Course Registration and Add-Drop: New students need to fill out an information form (HRDE Student Information Form) when they first register in the program. In this form, students are asked to provide information about their background, address and phone numbers. This information is important to keep track of student’s progress and to contact the student when necessary. If the information with regard to address and telephone number change any time, students should immediately inform the department and the Institute about this change so that our records are updated accordingly.

During registration each semester, students need to pay attention to the following procedures:

  • Students must see their advisors first to determine the courses they need to take.
  • Once students register for courses they should inform their advisor, so that their registration can be approved through Internet. It is very important for the students to make sure their registration is approved by their advisors, otherwise problems may occur during the semester with regard to student’s status in courses.
  • After an advisor is appointed to the student, he/she must register (along with other courses they are taking) for his/her advisor’s Special Studies or Special Topics course throughout the program of study. 
  • During add-drop period, students may add new courses and drop the courses they previously registered with the permission of their advisors. Again students need to make sure that their advisors approve added-dropped courses, otherwise the previous registration will be valid automatically.

5. Term Project/Internship: All students in the program go through an internship in their last semester of the program for 20 work days to have first-hand experience in the worksettings and work with professionals related his/her area of interest. A total of 7 courses must be completed to register for the Internship. Internship might be carried out in a public/private institution/organization based on the student’s background and interest. The decision on where the internship will be carried out is made by the student and his/her advisor and approved by the program chair. Internship includes production of a major plan, program or instrument for assessment in relation to the needs of the worksetting, and a report covering activities in intership, and assessment of the experiences and production of materials.

6. Graduation requirements: In order to successfully complete the program, students must collect at least 30 credits (18 of which should come from the six required courses listed above), and complete an internship.

7. Diploma: Students who complete the coursework and internship are entitled to a non-thesis Master’s degree in “Human Resource Development in Education.”

8. Transfer of Courses and Transfer Between Programs: Students can transfer up to two courses they have previously taken in other non-thesis Master’s degree programs provided that the content of these courses is in line with the purpose of the program. All course transfer applications are subject to the approval of the program chair upon the request of the student and his/her advisor. Transfer between Non-thesis Human Resource Education Master’s Program and Educational Sciences Master’s Program is not possible.