PRESCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAMME (NON-THES─░S/E.S.)
Second Cycle Programmes
(Master's Degree)

D.1. General Information about Program

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The aim of Non-Thesis Secondary (Evening) Early Childhood Education Master Program is to move students' early childhood education knowledge, skills and understanding to upper levels, and also to help their career development by improving their access to knowledge and interpretation skills of knowledge. In this view, the aim of the proposed program is to inform students about new trends and research in early childhood education to improve their content and skills to become an expert in their field.

D.2 Qualification Awarded

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Non-thesis Master's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification

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QF-EHEA: 2
EQF-LLL: 7

D.4. Provisions for Registration

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To be admitted to the Early Childhood Education program candidates must:

  • have a valid bachelor's degree from a 4-year university;
  • fulfill the requirements stated in the Hacettepe University, Graduate Studies Instruction and Evaluation Codebook (Can be accessed HERE);
  • successfully pass the interview;
  • submit a reference letter.

Preference will be given to the candidates who are currently employed (or have past working experience) at an early childhood program or relevant institutions as a teacher or administrator.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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In order to be graduated and to receive non-thesis masters' license from the program, students should take minimum of two required courses during the first and second semesters. During the third semester, students are expected to successfully complete their semester projects. The semester project is a non-credit work and students will be evaluated as being successful or not. Also, students should register for the semester project and at the end they should prepare a written report about their projects. To be able to graduate from the program, a student should be successful of semester project and should have minimum of 2.50 academic average points.

According to YOK regulations, minimum of 90 ECTS (AKTS), including semester project should be completed by the student.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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In Turkish higher education institutions, rules and regulations for the recognition of prior formal education is governed by the Council of Higher Education's related by-laws. Limited transfer of credits may be made and a student can transfer to another program if the required conditions are met within the defined rules and regulations. Recognition of non-formal and informal education is at a very early stage and most likely will not be recognized by the Council of Higher Education.

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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The two primary aims of Early Childhood Education Program are:

  1. To train early childhood educators who : can utilize the latest developments in the field; believe democratic values; are a defender of human/children rights; value personal differences; think critically and flexibly; can express her/himself freely; are creative, intuitive and self-reflecting; believe in life-long learning; open to international, inter-discipliner collaboration; can effectively utilize information technologies; respectful to the social and ecological environment she/he is living in.
  2. To offer graduate programs in order to assist researchers and non-academic specialists to improve their professional knowledge and skills.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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Program graduates may be employed as lecturers at public and private universities Graduates who want to further their education may apply to doctorate degree programs in early childhood education and/or related fields.

D.13. Access to Further Studies

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QF-EHEA:
EQF-LLL:

D.14. Profile of the Programme

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Early Childhood Education Program is a program following the national curriculum which was established according to Turkish Council of Higher Education's Turkish Higher Education Competencies Framework. Moreover, based on their academic and professional interests, students can choose between numerous electives from both the Elementary Education Department and other departments within the university.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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An assessment and evaluation method for each course is prepared by the responsible faculty member. Detailed information about the assessment and grading requirements for a specific course can be found in that course's syllabus under the section titled “Evaluation and Grading”. Detailed information regarding University assessment, grading and evaluation regulations can be found in Hacettepe University Institute of Educational Sciences web site at:http://www.egitimbilimlerienstitusu.hacettepe.edu.tr/english/

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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In order to be graduated and to receive non-thesis masters' license from the program, students should take minimum of two required courses during the first and second semesters. During the third semester, students are expected to successfully complete their semester projects. The semester project is a non-credit work and students will be evaluated as being successful or not. Also, students should register for the semester project and at the end they should prepare a written report about their projects. To be able to graduate from the program, a student should be successful of semester project and should have minimum of 2.50 academic average points.

According to YOK regulations, minimum of 90 ECTS (AKTS), including semester project should be completed by the student.

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Prof. Dr. M├╝beccel G├Ânen

Address: Hacettepe University Faculty of Education Department of Elementary Education Beytepe/ANKARA

Tel: 0 (312) 297-8626/145

E-Mail: mgonen@hacettepe.edu.tr

ECTS Coordinators:

Dr. Volkan ┼×ahin

Address: Hacettepe University Faculty of Education Department of Elementary Education Beytepe/ANKARA

Tel: 0 (312) 297-8626/119

E-Mail: vsahin@hacettepe.edu.tr

Res. Asst. Gonca Uluda─č

Address: Hacettepe University Faculty of Education Department of Elementary Education Beytepe/ANKARA

Tel: 0 (312) 297-8626/155

E-Mail: gonca.uludag@hacettepe.edu.tr