About Science Education Program

Diploma Type

Students who successfully complete all the courses in the department are awarded a bachelor's degree related to branches of education. Those who receive this diploma can work in government schools, private schools and classrooms affiliated to Ministry of National Education. In addition, our graduates are able to provide postgraduate training in their respective departments at the relevant institutes if they wish.

Documents Required for Admission

-Secondary education diploma

-Certificate showing that you have earned the relevant department in university examination

Educational and Professional Aims

The objectives of the Science Education Program is to train students as science teachers who have humanitarian and moral values, scientific and technological literacy, the ability of thinking, investigating, examining and using modern education techniques. The period of bachelor’ s level is 4 years. In order to graduate, succeed all of its lessons with at least GDA (Grade Average Point) point of 2.00 over 4.00. Education language is Turkish.Science Education Program aims to meet the needs of qualified science teachers in primary schools.

One of the other goals of this department is to train teachers who have the qualities and social leadership ability to meet the needs and requirements of our country and the contemporary world. It is also our basic goal to be a department that has contemporary equipment and is dominated by science.

After graduation

Students who complete this undergraduate program can pursue postgraduate programs in areas such as classroom teacher education, general education, social and sciences.

Exit Test

There is no exit test for students who graduate from our department.

Assessment and Grading

The relative weights of midterm examinations and final examination are submitted to the Registrar's Office. Based on grades and associated weights, final points are determined by the course instructor. As featured in the table below, considering the average and statistical distribution of the final points and general class performance, final grades are given. A grade of (E) is given to a student who provides supporting evidence through genuine and valid documentation of illness or other reason which has prevented her/him from completing the necessary course work. E grades are finalized as FF, unless revised until the beginning of the following semester. A student who holds either of the grades (AA), (BA), (BB), (CB) and (CC) is considered successful in that course. Furthermore, a student with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher for a semester is also considered successful in a course with a DC grade in that semester. This result is shown as DC+. Grades below DC (i.e. DD, FD and FF) are considered to be unsuccessful. The grades of B, K, and M are not included in the calculation of GPA. Final exam attendance is mandatory for successful completion of a course. The grade M is granted for courses that a transfer student has taken earlier and the course's equivalency with the programme is approved by the Faculty Executive Board upon the request of the department. Grade Point Averages: The student's standing is calculated in the form of a GPA and CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average), and announced at the end of each semester by the Registrar's Office. The total credit points for a course are obtained by multiplying the grade point of the final grade by the credit hours. In order to obtain the GPA for any given semester, the total credit points earned in that semester are divided by the total credit hours. The CGPA is calculated by taking into account all the courses taken by a student from the first semester to the last semester and the courses recognized as valid by the department in which she/he is registered. The criteria for degree classification are: - Başarılı (Satisfactory) 2.00 - 2.99 - Onur Derecesi (Honours Degree) 3.00 - 3.50 - Yüksek Onur Derecesi (High Honours Degree) 3.51 - 4.00

History of the department

The department, established as Science Education Department, started its activity by taking its first students in 1996-1997 academic year. Within the framework of the restructuring of the Education Faculties, in 1998-1999 academic year, Science Department of Elementary Education was transformed into the Department of Science Education. The department gave its first graduates in 2000 - 2001 academic year and now many undergraduate students study in this department. In addition, graduate students study in the graduate school of natural and applied sciences

At the same time, students who wish to undertake academic studies also have the opportunity to graduate in their field. There are 1 professor, 6 associate professors, 2 assistant professors and 2 research assistants in this deparment.

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Head of Science Education Program

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tezcan KARTAL