Institute of Graduate Studies and Research

Education For Mental Disabilities (MA)

Duration 2 Years
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About the Program

Mentally Handicapped Teaching Master’s Program teaches its students how to: evaluate the skills of children/individuals with mental impairments in all developmental areas; support all stages of development with individualized programs; provide services for the family as well as children/individuals; and inform the community about the field. During the program, the students prepare a thesis in their own branches after completing the required courses. If the thesis is deemed successful in the thesis defense, the students are entitled to receive a "Master’s Degree" diploma in the Mentally Handicapped Teaching Master’s Program.

Education Opportunities

Our program has qualified academic staff with two professors, one associate professor, two assistant professors and two lecturers for providing education. The students study in intelligent classrooms, computer laboratories for computer-based projects, and studios and drama rooms for art- and game-based projects.

CIU Campus Students

Career Areas

The main goal of the individuals who graduate from the Mentally Handicapped Teaching Master’s Program is to support the development of children in the 0-18 age group; children with special needs; vulnerable children and children at the risk group. As a specialist professional, the graduates will be expected to: develop tools to evaluate the development of special needs children; provide consultancy services to the related institutions and organizations in the field; and provide publishing and research services. Using contemporary approaches, the graduates develop community-oriented projects for the field and disseminate them. Professional staff can take part in social spaces, child and youth centers, community centers, rehabilitation centers, related ministries. They can work as academic staff in the field of education at higher education institutions for associate degree or undergraduate students.

Contact

Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Graduate Sciences and Education Center, GE106
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr

Compulsory modules

First Semester
CONCEPTUAL AND THEORETICAL BASIS OF MENTAL DISABILITY

Course code

ZEEG501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
Terms and definitions, theoretical basis of definitions made by AAIDD, classification, incidence and prevalence, assessment of intelligence, assessment of adaptive behaviors, biological sources and prevention, psycho-social aspects of mental retardation, characteristics of individuals with mild retardation, characteristics of individuals with severe retardation, infancy and early childhood education, primary education, transition years.
SEMINAR

Course code

ZEEG590

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

4
Students present and discuss the studies in the field of Special Education, developments in the field, existing problems and solution proposals with a current perspective. Examines the literature related to the field in detail. Students prepare, explain, discuss, and communicate with the group members and lecturer of a topic they choose in their field or a study that will contribute to the current and educational process related to the thesis topics in accordance with scientific research methods (quantitative and qualitative research methods). It conducts and presents applied studies on the main sources, basic research methods and theories related to the field, answers the questions asked by the group members and the lecturer of the course, and creates a discussion environment. These studies constitute the course content suitable for the beginning of the thesis preparation.
SEÇMELI

Course code

ZEEG5X1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SEÇMELI

Course code

ZEEG5X2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Second Semester
RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES

Course code

ZEEG503

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
By learning scientific methods and techniques, students develop their competencies in evaluating research and putting forward research projects. Fundamentals of scientific research, scientific method, quantitative and qualitative research, problem definition, literature review, hypothesis, assumption, limitations, definitions, sampling methods, data collection (reliability, validity, item analysis, survey development process, observation, interview), quantitative research types (screening studies, correlational studies, causal comparison, experimental research, single-subject research, meta-analysis), qualitative research (content analysis, case study, action research, narrative research), reporting (organization of a scientific article, parts of a scientific article, General spelling rules, citing references in the text, preparation of the list of references constitute the content of the course.
SEÇMELI

Course code

ZEEG5X3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SEÇMELI

Course code

ZEEG5X4

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SEÇMELI

Course code

ZEEG5X5

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Third Semester
THESIS

Course code

ZEEG500

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

30
In accordance with scientific research methods and the framework of the relevant legislation, students conduct an original study proving that academic scientific research can be done on the subject they choose in the field of Special Education. He works with the thesis advisor at every stage of the thesis work. While determining the thesis topic, the student conducts a detailed literature review and searches the sources related to the subject. Thesis research consists of the stages of defining the problem, determining the hypothesis, determining the research method (qualitative research methods, quantitative research methods), determining the data collection tools, statistical analysis and/or content analysis and writing and discussing the findings and making suggestions about the findings. The student acts in accordance with the recommendations of the thesis advisor at every stage of thesis writing. After the student writes his thesis, he defends it before the jury.

Optional modules

BRING SOCIAL SKILLS TO THE MENTAL DISABLED

Course code

ZEEG514

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
Basic concepts: basic skills, adaptation skills and social adaptation skills; definition of social skills: basic skills, social skills and practical skills; assessment and teaching of basic skills: functional literacy, knowing numbers, money, time; social skills development in individuals with special educational needs, social and emotional intelligence in individuals with special educational needs; elements that make up social skills; Importance of social skills in daily and business life and social adaptation process; assessment and teaching of social skills: interpersonal relations, social responsibility, self-confidence, social problem solving, obeying rules; assessment and teaching of practical skills: daily life-self-care skills; deciding which social cohesion skills are appropriate for students with special education needs; preparing assessment tools for the acquisition of social adaptation skills; teaching environments and methods; teaching teaching; ensuring the continuity and generalization of the acquired skills.
FAMILY EDUCATION FOR THE MENTAL DISABLED

Course code

ZEEG510

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
The characteristics of the mentally retarded child and their families, the adaptation stages of the families of the mentally retarded students, the importance of family participation in the education of the mentally retarded children, the theoretical and legal bases, the rights and responsibilities brought to the families in the laws, the participation of the families in the education process of the mentally retarded students, the evaluation of the student, the preparation of the individualized education program. participation of the family, teaching skills to families, preparation, implementation and evaluation of individualized family service plan (IFSP) and home education programs for 0-3-year-old mentally retarded children and their families.
PREPARING INDIVIDUALIZED TRAINING PROGRAM

Course code

ZEEG505

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
Individualized education plans (IEP); Elements of the BEP; Legal basis of IEP; IEP and school programs (preschool, primary education programs); measurement tools and detailed evaluation; goals: short- and long-term goals; identification of placement and related additional special education services; establishing and sequencing teaching objectives and teaching steps; identifying teaching processes and recording progress; all service plans; Definition, importance and examples of individualized family service plans (IFSP) in the 0-3 age period for individuals with special education needs; transition plans: definition and importance; types of transitions: hospital-to-home, home-to-institution, institution-to-dwelling; examples and development of different transition plans; IFSP, IEP and transition plan adaptations and considerations for individuals with special education needs; Monitoring and evaluation of IEP, IFSP and transition plans.
SELF-MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Course code

ZEEG506

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
Explaining the basic concepts of self-management, applying these strategies to students in need of special education, developing a teaching plan and measurement tool, planning and applying scientific research using strategies will be covered. In this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to use the concepts of self-management strategies. It is aimed that teachers will teach their students with special needs self-management strategies so that they can take responsibility for their own behavior. Students with special needs learn how to set goals for themselves, self-teaching, self-observation, self-reinforcement, self-evaluation, problem solving, making choices, study strategies, increasing attention span, organizing their day, taking notes, summarizing, preparing for an exam, taking an exam. and skills. Using these strategies, they will be able to plan research on the effectiveness of developing different skills.
EDUCATIONAL-BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION

Course code

ZEEG207

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

0
EDUCATIONAL-BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION
APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS IN THE EDUCATION OF THE MENTAL DISABLED

Course code

ZEEG507

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
Fundamentals, history, definition, principles and importance of applied behavior analysis (ABA); ABA and ethics; setting, defining, measuring and recording target behavior; analysis and evaluation of data collected on target behavior; use of data to decide instruction; identifying behavioral functions; behavior enhancement principles and transaction processes; types of reinforcers and their use; symbol reinforcement; principles and operational processes in acquiring new behaviors; behavior reduction principles and processing processes; differential reinforcement: extinction, cost of response; ensuring generalization; ABA and single-subject research methods.
SINGLE SUBJECT RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

ZEEG518

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
Scientific research and learning processes; Principles of applied behavior analysis; Measurement and evaluation concepts; to be able to discuss the concept of validity and reliability; Single-subject research models and characteristics of single-subject research models, ABAB model, reversal models, multiple-initiation model, multiple probe model, comparison models, characteristics of comparison models, ABC model, alternate application model, parallel application model.
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

ZEEG522

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
The historical development of the qualitative research paradigm, the formation of the problem statement in qualitative research, the formation of its conceptual and theoretical framework, the techniques of data collection and analysis, the reporting of data and the determination and internalization of ethical rules; types of qualitative research; establishing a suitable method for a qualitative research; data collection in qualitative research; data analysis in qualitative research.
UYGULAMALI DAVRANIŞ ANALİZİ

Course code

ZEEG205

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATIONAL PLANS AND INDIVIDUALIZATION OF EDUCATION

Course code

EGIT309

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

0
INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATIONAL PLANS AND INDIVIDUALIZATION OF EDUCATION
ERKEN ÇOCUKLUKTA ÖZEL EĞITIM

Course code

OZEG203

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

4
ERKEN ÇOCUKLUKTA ÖZEL EĞİTİM
FAMILY EDUCATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

Course code

OZEG304

Credit

0

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

2
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Fee pe​r course     € 350,00
Fee for thesis     € 1.050,00
Fee for seminar     € 120,00 
Scientific Foundation per course     € 150,00
Registration and other fees* € 245,00
Student Union fee € 50,00    
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*Applies to 1st. Year students. € 195,00 for others.