Bilkent Graduate School of Education opened in 2000 with a teacher education program offering a master's degree, dedicated to producing well qualified high school teachers in four subject areas: biology, English, mathematics, Turkish language and literature. Since then we have graduated over four hundred teachers. Most of these alumni were appointed on graduation to teach in prestigious schools in Turkey, and many have since gone on to take their place as leaders in schools, and are already making contributions to the development of education in Turkey. B Since 2011, students who successfully complete their two-year program at the Graduate School of Education also gain an International Baccalaureate Teacher Award.
For practising teachers, the School of Education has three other master’s programs, and one PhD program. They are all aimed at professional practitioners in education, including school teachers, who wish to continue their education while still working as educators.
Of these, the oldest is the MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), which works with English teachers from other universities in an intensive program.
In 2003, we opened a masters program in Management in Education for teachers and educators looking to develop their management skills and aiming at promotion to management positions.
The MA in Curriculum and Instruction was opened in 2007. It is aimed at practising school teachers who wish to participate in professional development as they work towards a master’s degree, and thus improve their practice and their career prospects.
The PhD program in Curriculum and Instruction was opened in 2011. It is aimed at teachers and other educators who will contribute to the advancement of knowledge and methods of enquiry through independent and original research, allowing them to make an effective and up-to-date contribution to quality education within the education sectors in Turkey.
The School’s graduate programs, summarized above, enable school teachers and others working in education to develop knowledge and skills both to extend their own practice and also assist in the professional development of colleagues.
The Graduate School is proud to contribute to the professional development of teachers from Ankara and elsewhere through these graduate programs.
Graduate School of Education
Bilkent University, Main Campus-G Building
06800 Bilkent, Ankara-Turkey
Tel: (312) 290 2950