ELEMENTARY SCIENCE EDUCATION PROGRAMME
Third Cycle Programmes
(Doctorate Degree/Doctor of Fine Arts)

D.1. General Information about Program

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The aim of Elemantary Science Education Doctorate Program is to move students' science education knowledge, skills and understading to upper levels, and also to help their carreer development by improving their access to knowledge and interpretation skills of knowledge. In addition, students gains environmentally friend behaviors and puberty related information. In this view, the aim of the proposed program is to inform primary and middle school students about new trends and research in science education to improve their content and skills to become an expert in their field.

Hacettepe University Department of Science Teacher Education Program has academic staff with excellent background. Department of Science Teacher Education Program has 14 academic staff with PhD from various countries like Turkey, USA, Germany, England and France. This academic staff has the capability of giving master level science education in global perspective. Compared to other master programs in Turkey our program has academic staff with different perspectives.

Division of Elementary Science Education has started education during the fall semester of 2014-2015. Although the language of education is Turkish, students who are planning to enroll in the program are required to have a foreign language competency enough to follow and comprehend the intertaion literature.

D.2 Qualification Awarded

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Doctorate

D.3. Level of Qualification

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QF-EHEA: 3
EQF-LLL: 8

D.4. Provisions for Registration

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Canditates who completed a four year undergraduate program successfully may apply in the program. Candidates should meet the requirements of the Graduate School of Educational Sciences, at Hacettepe University. Please refer to http://www.egitimbilimlerienstitusu.hacettepe.edu.tr/ for detailed information. Entrance exams are conducted by the divisions based on the guidelines defined by the Graduate teaching and learning and exam legislation of the Graduate School of Educational Sciences at Hacettepe University.

Experience in teaching and having an master degree in elementary science education are prefered qualifications. Students who are accepted in the program may be required to take minimum of 12 credit hours of courses for the purpose scientific preparation.

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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Hacettepe University Institute of Educational Sciences exam regulations are applied. For further information look at http://www.egitimbilimlerienstitusu.hacettepe.edu.tr/yonetmelikler.html. The doctorate program consists of education courses, competency exam, and thesis defense. Students have to successfully take 24 credits and be successful on oral and written exam. Students who are successful on competency exam need to prepare and successfully defense a thesis under a control of an advisor in Special Topics courses.

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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In Turkish Higher Education Institutions recognition of formal learning vertical, parallel and within university transfers are carried out based on Higher Education Commission regulations. Under the condition of obeying these regulations limited number of credits can be transferred within departments and it may be possible for a student to continue his/her education in another department. Since recognition of informal education in Turkey is in its early phase it is not possible to recognize education experiences that are out of formal education.

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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The aim of Elemantary Science Education Doctorate Program is preparing students to universities' education and research positions; preparing them to special schools, public schools and some units of Ministry of Education research, program, inspection and management duties and know scientific processes and have ethical and democratic values, creative, critical and analytical thinking, develop lifelong learning skills and environmentally friend and sensitive to social problems.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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Graduates of Elementary Science Education Doctorate Program may take place in teaching and research staff of universities, private schools, public schools and various departments of the Ministry of National Education for research, program, control and management positions with the title of doctor.

D.14. Profile of the Programme

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PhD Program in Elemantary Science Education takes 4 years. Thera are 11 courses in the program. In addition, in cases where needed Scientific Preparatory is composed of 9 courses. Students may also choose elective courses from other enstitutes and departments.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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Evaluation and assessment methods for each course prepared by faculty members and information about the package in the Evaluation Criteria statements are described in detail. Exams and course notes, in relation to the success of Hacettepe University for Graduate Education and Examination Regulations shall apply. More detailed information can be accessed http://www.egitimbilimlerienstitusu.hacettepe.edu.tr/yonetmelikler.html

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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Hacettepe University Institute of Educational Sciences Graduate Education and Examination Regulations shall apply. For more information, refer to http://www.egitimbilimlerienstitusu.hacettepe.edu.tr/yonetmelikler.html. Doctoral training courses consist of three parts, including qualifying, exam and dissertation defense. Students admitted to the program, at least 24 credits take and succesfully complete the courses;doctoral qualifying examination with an oral exam are required to be successful. Students who passed the qualifyinf exam, a consultant appointed by the department of the management to prepare a dissertation thesis examination must be successful in Special Topics courses.

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Program Director: Prof. Dr. MĂĽbeccel GĂ–NEN

Address: Hacettepe Universitesi, Egitim Fakultesi, Ilkogretim Bolumu, Beytepe/ Ankara/ TURKEY

Phone: +90 312 297 8625/146

E-Posta: mgonen@hacettepe.edu.tr