Director’s Message

Welcome to Teacher Education (MA in Curriculum and Instruction with Teaching Certificate) program at the Graduate School of Education, Bilkent University.

The program is devoted to preparing teachers to educate the next generation of learners, and advancing teaching and learning through research. It offers

  • a solid academic background in the area of Curriculum and Instruction through a 24-credit MA program with thesis. 
  • a 34-credit program leading to a teaching certificate in five-subject areas, namely Mathematics, English, Biology, Turkish Language and Literature, and Physics.
  • an International Baccalaureate Educator Certificate in teaching and learning, which gives the opportunity of exploring the principles and practices associated with the IB Diploma Programme.

The program is designed to prepare practitioners with a scholarly mindset through its rigorous academic curriculum focusing on research. It also provides a robust professional preparation process for cultivating student-centered globally-minded teaching, developing collegial relationships, and promoting teacher agency. This unparalleled process includes experience at a variety of prestigious schools for about 4 semesters at local, national and international level (i.e. approx. for 80 days/450 hours in total).

Guided by its commitment to providing service, and learning from practice, the program works cooperatively with prestigious partner schools, and leading national and international education organizations.

I hope you will join us in our pursuit of excellence in educating the next generation of learners.

Best wishes, 

Necmi Aksit, PhD  

Director, Teacher Education Unit

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