The Master’s program in Early Childhood Education at Bahçeşehir University is designed to meet educational standards that focus on developmental, societal and technological influences on early childhood learning. The program aims to prepare future professionals dedicated to excellence in the field of early childhood education. Graduates of the program will contribute to understanding and improvement of developmentally appropriate practices in Turkey as well as in the world. The coursework is concentrated on research and theories of child development as well as their implications for supporting the well-being of young children and families.
Graduates of the master program in early childhood education continue in or return to careers as teachers in school settings; become policy makers, leaders of agencies and organizations, or consultants for employers who serve families and young children as well as the professionals who work with them.
The Master of Science in Early Childhood Education has a thesis and a thesis alternative. The non-thesis program consists of 10 courses and 1 project course. Thesis program consists of 7 courses, seminars and thesis studies. Elective courses offer options for students to specialize in areas suitable for career planning in accordance with their desires.
Each must course is only opened during the period. Elective courses vary according to semesters. Online elective course options are available on a semester basis.
The duration of the Master’s Program in Early Childhood Education non-thesis is 3 semesters. The duration of the thesis program is between 4 and 6 semesters. Students who have not completed the program within the specified time will be dismissed from the University.
Courses are typically delivered between 19:00 and 22:00 on weekdays at Beşiktaş Campus. There are weekly courses as many as the number of courses selected as of the semester.