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GRADUATE PROGRAM IN PRIMARY EDUCATION

Course Descriptions

PRED 501 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods  (2+0+2) 3  ECTS 8

Review of educational research methods in primary education; in depth study of measurement and sampling issues and quantitative designs; examination of advanced statistical evaluation procedures; ethical issues; reporting quantitative research.

PRED 502 Qualitative Research Methods (2+0+2) 3 ECTS 8

Introduction to methods of qualitative research in educational research; overview of the issues of design, data collection and methods of data analyses; ethical issues; reporting qualitative research.

PRED 503 Theories and Models of Learning in Primary Years   (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 8

Theories of development in primary years; contemporary socio-cultural and socio-cognitive perspectives and paradigms of learning with special emphasis on connections to practice.

PRED 510 Issues and Trends in Special Education   (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 7

In depth understanding of issues and problems related to selected areas of special education (e.g., early childhood special education, learning disabilities, behavior disorders, and developmental disorders). Examination of theories related to current issues. Implications for teachers, parents, children, and schools.

PRED 521 Policies, Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education  (3+0+0)3 ECTS 7

Early childhood education policies and issues in a global perspective with reference to Turkey’s current position.

PRED 522 Assessment and Evaluation in Early Years  (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 7

Advanced theory and methods on assessment and evaluation in the early years; focus at individual child and teacher, group, program, and policy levels.

PRED 523 Advanced Child Development      (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 7

Focus on current approaches, theory and research in child development; examination of selected classic original texts.

PRED 524 Field Experience    (2+4+2) 3 ECTS 7

In depth supervised practical experience and examination of early childhood settings.

PRED 552 Administration, Supervision, and Leadership    (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 7

Advanced study of administration, leadership, supervision and management theory and techniques in early childhood settings.

PRED 556 Teaching and Instruction in Early Years     (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 7

Examination of classroom practices, teaching strategies, instructional materials and techniques for early childhood settings.

PRED 561 Curriculum Development in Primary Education  (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 7

Study of issues in science curriculum design and development; analysis and critique of current curricula in terms of parameters, constraints and materials; cross cultural comparisons.

PRED 563 History, Philosophy, & Sociology of Science for Primary Educators   
(3+0+0) 3 ECTS 7
Investigating the discovery and the development of a scientific concept, principle or theory from a historical, philosophical and sociological perspective; discussion of science and its influence and place in primary education.

PRED 564 Learning Environments in Primary Math and Science    (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 7

Examination and designing of learning environments in primary math and science education; focus on informal and formal learning environments.

PRED 574 Advanced Measurement and Evaluation in Primary Education    (2+0+2) 3 ECTS 7
Critical review of measurement theories: classical test theory, and contemporary models; planning, construction, analysis and evaluation of measuring instruments in primary education. 

PRED 575 Cognition and Metacognition in Primary Years    (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 7

Investigating the development of scientific thinking, logical reasoning and problem solving processes; identification and assessment of metacognition and self regulation; focusing on the implications for instruction.

PRED 570 Guided Reading in Primary Education      (3+0+0) 3 ECTS 7

Review and critique of relevant research.

PRED 579 Graduate Seminar         (0+1+0) 0 ECTS 1

The widening of students’ perspectives and awareness of topics of interest in primary education through seminars offered by faculty, guest speakers and graduate students. 
                       
PRED 580-589 Special Topics in Primary Education       (3+0+0)3 ECTS 7  

 Special topics of current interest in Primary Education.

PRED 690 Master's Thesis      ECTS 30