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 (YÖK) for qualified teacher status (i.e. ‘formasyon’), further courses in education, and a thesis. 

Candidates can apply to one of the following areas: 

  • Teaching of English 
  • Teaching of Math 
  • Teaching of Biology
  • Teaching of Physics
  • Teaching of Turkish Language and Literature

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. 

Upon completion, graduates receive a Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction, a Teaching Certificate (formasyon), and an International Baccalaureate Teaching and Learning Cerficate

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