Graduate School of Education
Graduate School of Education
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Graduate School of Education

We offer programs at the doctoral and master’s degree levels.

Doctoral Program

The PhD in Curriculum & Instruction program 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 and beyond.
Links: ci@bilkent.edu.tr Requirements Apply Web

Stages at a glance

Master's Programs

The MA in Curriculum & Instruction program with IB Teaching Certificate is designed for newly qualified teachers who wish to study for a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction. In a full-time program, students participate in professional development courses to support their future career. Courses are taken for two years with an additional year to complete the thesis if needed. The program includes a study of international education (this may include a visit to schools in England during students’ fourth semester). Graduates are eligible for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Certificate in Teaching and Learning
Links: ci@bilkent.edu.tr Requirements Apply Web

The MA in Curriculum & Instruction program was opened in 2007. The program is for professional practitioners in education, including school teachers, who wish to continue their education while still working as educators.
Links: ci@bilkent.edu.tr Requirements Apply Web

The MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) at Bilkent University was founded in 1988 to enhance the quality of English language instruction in Turkey. It is now firmly established as one of the premier TEFL programs in Turkey, with an emphasis on research and on promoting the professional development of practicing teachers. Over 30 years, hundreds of teachers from around the country and region have successfully completed the MA TEFL program.
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MA in Curriculum and Instruction with Teaching Certificate 
The M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction with Teaching Certificate program is a two-year full-time master’s degree program. It awards a master’s degree together with a teaching certificate that qualifies graduates to teach in high schools. It also awards an International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning. The program includes: courses required by the Turkish Council of Higher Education (YÖK) for qualified teacher status; courses needed to offer a degree in Curriculum and Instruction; and a thesis. Students with degrees in the following subject areas are accepted into the program: Turkish language and literature, English, biology, mathematics, and physics. N.B. This program is not offered at the moment.   

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