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Special Education Master (with thesis and non-thesis)

1. General Information

Special education master with thesis, inclusion in education non-thesis and special education doctorate programs aim to contribute to meet the special education services needs and train well- informed and skillful individuals. These programs target to increase proficiency of special education experts on special education, education of individuals with intellectual disabilities, education of individuals with visually impared, education of individuals with hearing impaired, education of individuals of specific learning difficulty, education of individuals with emotional and behavioral disorders, education of individuals with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, education of individuals with multiple disabilities, education of gifted individuals, and inclusive education for all individuals with special needs.

Special education master with thesis, inclusion in education non-thesis and special education doctorate programs are opened in the Department of Special Education. These courses opened in this postgraduate programs will be given by members of Eskisehir Osmangazi University Education Faculty and members of Anadolu University Education Faculty. In therotical lessons of the program include special education principles and techniques and special education institutions, in implementation lessons the students will be expected to plan and provide special education services by using special education skills and technigues under the supervision of lecturer.

2. Acquired Degree

The students completing special education and inclusion in education master programs with success will be given diploma of master degree, the students completing special education doctorate program with success will be given diploma of Doctorate.

3. Level of Degree

  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Doctorate Degree (PhD)

4. Admission and Enrollment Requirements

Candidates applying for special education master with thesis and non-thesis and doctorate programs must take into consideration the 5th, 11th, 16th articles in admission requirements of Eskisehir Osmangazi University Graduate Education and Training Regulation.

5. Acceptance of Previous Education

28th article of Eskisehir Osmangazi University Graduate Education and Training Regulation is taken as a basis on acceptance of internal transfer of students in Special Education Master with thesis and non-thesis and Doctorate Programs.

29th article of Eskisehir Osmangazi University Graduate Education and Training Regulation is taken as a basis on acceptance of students to scientific preparatory classrooms in Special Education Master with thesis and non-thesis and Doctorate Programs.

6. Competence Conditions and Rules

Special Education Master Program with thesis contains at least 9 courses with totally 27 credits, a seminar course, a special topics course, and thesis. Seminar course and thesis are without credits and evaluated as succesful or unsuccessful. Students according to their graduation are required to complete with success scientific preparatory by taking at least 4, at most 8 courses.

Inclusion in Education Master Program with non-thesis contains at least 10 courses with totally 30 credits, a term project. Term project is without credits and evaluated as succesful or unsuccessful. Students according to their graduation are required to complete with success scientific preparatory by taking at least 4, at most 8 courses.

Special Education Doctorate Program contains at least 10 courses with totally 30 credits, a seminar course, a competence exam, proposal of thesis and thesis. Competence exam, proposal of thesis and thesis are without credits and evaluated as succesful or unsuccessful. Students according to their graduation are required to complete with success scientific preparatory by taking at least 4, at most 8 courses.

7. Profile of the Program (Aim)

Basic aims of Special Education Master with thesis and Inclusion in Education non-thesis Program;

  • Train individuals with adequate information and skills on their field contributing to increasing need of special education services,
  • Realize existing problems in special education and develop proposals for solution to these problems.

Basic aims of Special Education Doctorate Program;

  • Train searching and interrogating Special Education experts using professional information and skills on academical and professional field, following scientific developments contributing to development of special education.

8. Program Competence (Learning Outcomes)

At the end of the Special Education Master with thesis Program the students will be able to;

  • Know theory and implementations used in special education field.
  • Comprehend basic principles of scientific research process.
  • Follow special education publications in national and international level
  • Realize ethic principles and reflect these to implementations.
  • Realize problems in special education implementations.
  • Communicate effectively other implementors to support with national, international and interdisciplines works.
  • Qualify in the field of education of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  • Qualify in the field of education of individuals with visually impaired.
  • Qualify in the field of education of individuals with hearing impaired.
  • Qualify in the field of education of individuals with specific learning difficulty.
  • Qualify in the field of education of individuals with emotional and behavioral disorder.
  • Qualify in the field of education of individuals with autism.
  • Qualify in the field of education of individuals with orthopedically handicapped.
  • Qualify in the field of education of individuals with language and speech disorder.
  • Qualify in the field of education of individuals with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.
  • Qualify in the field of education of individuals with multiple disorders.
  • Qualify in the field of education of gifted individuals.
  • Evaluate a problem in the field using scientific research methods.

At the end of the Inclusion in Education Master non-thesis Program the students will be able to;

  • Know theory and implementations used in special education field.
  • Comprehend basic principles of scientific research process.
  • Follow special education publications in national and international level
  • Realize ethic principles and reflect these to implementations.
  • Realize problems in special education and inclusion implementations.
  • Communicate effectively other implementors to support with national, international and interdisciplines works.
  • Qualify in inclusive education of all individuals with special needs.
  • Evaluate a problem in the field using scientific research methods.
  • At the end of the Special Education Doctorate Program the students will be able to;
  • Know theory and implementations used in special education field.
  • Comprehend basic principles of scientific research process.
  • Follow special education publications in national and international level
  • Realize ethic principles and reflect these to implementations.
  • Realize problems in special education implementations.
  • Communicate effectively other implementors to support with national, international and interdisciplines works.
  • Qualify in the field of education of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  • Qualify in the field of education of individuals with visually impaired.
  • Qualify in the field of education of individuals with hearing impaired.
  • Qualify in the field of education of individuals with specific learning difficulty.
  • Qualify in the field of education of individuals with emotional and behavioral disorder.
  • Qualify in the field of education of individuals with autism.
  • Qualify in the field of education of individuals with orthopedically handicapped.
  • Qualify in the field of education of individuals with language and speech disorder.
  • Qualify in the field of education of individuals with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.
  • Qualify in the field of education of individuals with multiple disorders.
  • Qualify in the field of education of gifted individuals.
  • Evaluate a problem in the field using scientific research methods.

At the end of the Special Education Doctorate Program the students will be able to;

  • Inform about Special Education theories used in special education services.
  • Classify special education services in education institutions according to degree, problem areas, service areas.
  • Reflect to learned information and skills on special education services.
  • Define problems in special education services and develop proposals of solution to these problems.

9. Employment Opportunities of Graduate

The sutudents graduate from Special Education Master with thesis and Inclusion in Education Master non-thesis and Special Education Doctorate Programs can be work as research assistant or instructor in Universities or special education expert in various special education institutions.

10. Transition to up- level Programs

Candidates completing with success master with thesis or non-thesis programs can attend doctorate program in their own field or other fields on condition that they have valid scores in ALES or other exams with equivalent value and adequate level of foreign language.

11. Exams, Evaluation and Assessment

Evaluation and assessment for each lesson was defined in “ Course Information Form” in details.

12. Graduation Conditions

Graduation conditions are given and same as in “Competence Conditions and Rules”

13. Manner of Work (Full Time, e-learning )

Full Time

14. Adresses and Contact Informations

Special Education: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Macid Ayhan MELEKOĞLU

E-mail: macidayhan@gmail.com 

Phone Number: 0 (222) 239 37 50/6302

15. Academic Staff

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