The two-year program in teacher education at Bilkent University Graduate School of Education awards a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction, together with a Teaching Certificate†(MA in CITE) which qualifies graduates to teach in high schools.†

The courses to be followed include the formation courses laid down by the Higher Education Council (Y÷K) for qualified teacher status (i.e.†‘formasyon’), further courses in education, and a thesis. Currently, the Graduate School of Education accepts students in five subject areas: Turkish language and literature, English, biology, physics and mathematics. A strong feature of the program is students’ experience in schools. Each semester students have an internship in leading high schools in Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir, observing classes and teaching. In addition they have an internship in England. The teacher education courses of the program cover the required educational knowledge and skills. Subject-area and liberal arts courses broaden and extend students’ understanding of their subject area and educational philosophy. Strong emphasis is given to international dimensions, including the International Baccalaureate and IGCSE curricula.†

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