Institute of Graduate Studies and Research

Educational Administration and Planning (MA)

Duration 2 Years
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About the Program

The Master's Program in Education Administration aims to train effective leaders who can shape, manage and adapt to change in educational institutions in the globalized world where rapid developments and changes are experienced. Our program also provides students with information on the leadership, motivation, change, decision-making, planning, problem-solving and communication processes that are necessary for the effective management of an educational institution. The planning, supervision and evaluation of the educational processes are additionally included in the scope of the program. The economical dimension of education is also of great importance. The experts educated in our program will also be trained in the subjects of education economy, budgeting, and cost-effectiveness. This master’s program will also serve for people who work in education and human resources departments of public and private sectors as well as those working at educational institutions. Employees of such organizations will be educated in a way to help them gain the ability to conduct needs analysis and organize courses for the continuous development of staff.

Education Opportunities

The Master of Education Administration Program has full-time staff including two professors and two assistant professors. Throughout the program, we offer research-based education with the use of all kinds of educational technologies. Smart boards are available in each classroom. Faculty members can show videos and films related to the subject they teach through the smart boards. In addition, our students make presentations using smart boards and share their projects with their group members. Our classrooms have equipment that allows students to work in teams. The students who are studying in the Master of Education Administration Program are given the opportunity to conduct scientific researches, participate in conferences and publish their works in scientific journals as well as benefitting from theoretical lectures. Our students are able to easily access scientific resources through some of the important databases provided by our university library.

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Career Areas

Graduates of the Master of Education in Education Administration Program will receive the title of ‘expert in educational administration’. The experts of educational administration gain expertise in other areas as well. Graduates will be able to work in the Ministry of National Education as well as in schools, universities and other educational institutions as administrators. Students will also be able to work as inspectors in primary schools, which are under the auspices of the Ministry of National Education. The field of education administration is an ideal career area for teachers who want to develop themselves not only to be a manager but also to cultivate the institution they work with, to contribute to school planning, to improve themselves in strategic thinking and vision creation.

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
THEORY AND PRACTICE IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

Course code

EDAP502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Students develop knowledge and skills in management theories and practices, basic management processes and gain effective management skills. They use this information to identify current problems and find solutions in educational institutions. The history of administrative science, classical management theories, contemporary management theories (system approach, contingency theory), management processes (leadership, motivation, change, communication, decision making, planning, organizing), organizational climate, organizational culture content cover the content of the course. The students have the opportunity to use the case studies in the lessons and to use the theoretical knowledge in problem identification and problem solving activities. Students use scientific research methods to research on a topic of their choice and share their findings with group members.
AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

EDAP5X1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

EDAP5X2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

SOSC501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
Students learn the scientific methods and techniques and develop their competence to evaluate research and prepare research projects. The basis of scientific research, scientific method, quantitative and qualitative research, problem statement, literature review, hypothesis, assumption, limitations, definitions, sampling methods, data collection (validity, reliability, item analysis, questionnaire development procedures, observation, interview), quantitative research methods (descriptive studies, correlational research, casual research, experimental research, single-case studies, meta-analysis), qualitative research (content analysis, case studies, action research, narrative research), reporting (organizing a scientific writing, parts of a scientific writing, general writing rules, showing the source in the text, preparing the list of resources). Students make scientific research about a subject that is related to their fields.
Second Semester
AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

EDAP5X3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

EDAP5X4

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SEMINAR

Course code

SOSC590

Credit

3

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

15
This course is designed to help develop a broad and unified perspective on research, research ethics and plagiarism, literature review, research methods and design, report writing and effective presentation techniques in social sciences. For this purpose each student will be required to do literature review on a topic related to his/her academic background and interest. As a result of their literature review the students will specify relevant further research areas. Each student will also prepare a report about the studies done so far in the topic and will cover methods used, findings, discussion and implications. Each student will share his/her report with other students in the course by doing a presentation followed by a discussion.
STATISTIC

Course code

STAT502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Third Semester
THESIS

Course code

EDAP500

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

Students will carry out an original study proving that scientific research on topics selected in the field of Educational Administration and Planning in accordance with scientific research methods and related legislation. Students work with the thesis supervisor at every stage of the thesis writing. Students make a detailed literature review. The thesis research consists of defining the problem, determining the hypothesis and the research method, determining the data collection tools, statistical analysis and / or content analysis and writing the findings, discussions and suggestions about the findings. At each stage of the thesis writing the student moves in the direction of the thesis supervisor's recommendations. After writing the thesis, the students defend it in front of a jury.

Optional modules

LEARNING BASED ON ONLINE COOPERATION

Course code

EDAP518

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Theoretical foundations of cooperative learning and online cooperative learning; online learning processes, design, problems and applications; online cooperative learning tools (electronic mail, intranet, portals, online communities, Weblogs, dashboards, conferences, forum, meeting room, learning management, workflow and knowledge management), online collaborative learning theories, main design principles of online collaborative learning, inquiry community, meaningful online discussion development, cultural and epistemological dimensions, strengths and weaknesses of online collaboration-based learning, the processes of knowledge construction, knowledge construction environments, the relationship between the knowledge construction process and interaction and participation, the current studies on online collaboration-based learning, the creation of working groups of students with different skills.
MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY IN ORGANIZATIONS

Course code

EDAP519

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Technology and technology management concepts, technology management, definitions, and needs, globalization and technology management, technology life cycle; critical factors in managing technology; business and technology strategy, technological innovation management, competitiveness; technology planning and technology transfer; technology acquisition and use; technological innovation process, global competitiveness and technology management, technology management and tools of change, activities and tools in technology management, planning and technology management, operational efficiency and applications to improve productivity, contemporary approaches in technology management, developments in the world in technology management, information management in enterprises, cybernetics, comparative view to technology management in different countries, change strategies and technology, technology usage and management in marketing methods, AR-GE, innovation and design activities.
ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

Course code

MISY513

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP

Course code

EDAP506

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Students will learn the educational leadership qualities and how they can be used in school management. Apart from classical leadership behaviors, the school manager learns his/her roles such as coordination, problem solving, teacher management and teacher development, teacher evaluation, instructional management and support, resource management and quality control. Instructional leadership behavioral dimensions: to identify the school vision and mission, to identify and share school objectives, to supervise teaching, to evaluate and make recommendations, to coordinate educational programs, to monitor school achievement and development of students, to develop positive learning climate, motivation, academic achievement and follow-up, encouraging students to learn and rewarding student achievement involve the content of the course.
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN EDUCATION

Course code

EDAP515

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

To develop the basic knowledge and skills of the participants about human resources management, to gain the competencies to effectively manage the human resources functions in educational organizations, work analysis in schools, human resources planning and employee selection, training and development, performance evaluation, career development, job evaluation, wage management, job security and employee health in human resources management, international human resources management, strategic human resource management, management and human resources in educational organizations, external and internal environmental analysis in human resources management, human resources and information management in the future, learning organization, organization restructuring, benchmarking, corporate culture, ethical understanding and management of differences, performance management system, motivation and job satisfaction in educational organizations.
SUPERVISION AND EVALUATION IN EDUCATION

Course code

EDAP507

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Developing the skills of the participants about the contemporary methods used in supervision and evaluation of education and training, developing the competencies of applying these methods in schools, comparing the plans for the purposes with the practices, determining the reasons of the deviations, maintaining the existence of the organization with preventive and enhancing activities, to determine what should be done to increase the efficiency and efficiency, the importance of supervision, conceptual developments in supervision, activities in supervision, organization of supervision, historical development of supervision, principles of supervision, properties of effective supervision, general rules in inspection, duties, responsibilities of inspectors, contemporary supervision approaches, planning, implementation and evaluation of supervision, cooperation in inspection, working with individuals and groups, disciplines and investigations.
STRATEGIC PLANNING IN SCHOOLS

Course code

EDAP510

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Students have knowledge of how strategic planning processes can be implemented in schools. Students understand, evaluate, suggest, and pioneer the innovation of institutions in the globalizing world with effective planning processes. Definition of strategic planning, history, benefits of strategic planning, management processes (leadership, motivation, organizing, planning, change, decision making, communication) necessary for effective planning, strategic planning stages (PEST analysis, agreeing on strategic planning with stakeholders, determination of strategic issues in the school, determination of institutional obligations, vision-mission, creating values, conducting SWOT analysis, exploring strategic problems, strategy formulation, implementation and assessment of the plan) constitute the content of the course. Students use these processes practically in the lessons to strategically plan an institution that is fictitious or real.
MARKETING STRATEGIES

Course code

BUSN532

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
This course is concerned with helping managers identify, select and implement strategies that would make their organizations more competitive in the marketplace. These strategies encompass decisions such as which "products" their firm offers and chooses not to offer, by the markets it seeks to serve and not serve, by the competitors it chooses to compete with and to avoid, and the level of vertical and horizontal integration it considers as optimal for all of its stakeholders. Specific ways to compete in the chosen "markets" will usually be characterized by one or more functional strategies such as product line strategy, positioning strategy, pricing strategy, distribution strategy, segmentation strategy, manufacturing strategy, information technology strategy, and global strategy. The intent of this course is to provide decision makers with concepts, methods and procedures by which they can improve the quality of their strategic (marketing management) decision-making.
EDUCATION SYSTEMS OF TURKEY AND EUROPEAN UNION

Course code

EDAP509

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Comparing the education systems in Turkey and the European Union and understanding the similarities and differences between the educational systems of the Turkish Education System and the European Union countries and their reasons, management structures of the education system in Turkey and European countries, educational policies, management processes (decision making, planning, communication, change, motivation, leadership) financing of education, the needs of change in education systems of these countries, reform studies and practices in this process, adult education in these countries, studies within the Bologna process, and the progress achieved in this process, research methods in comparative study, factors that play a role in the formation of national education systems, suggestions for the development of education systems.
TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN EDUCATION

Course code

EDAP514

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

In this course, students acquire basic knowledge and skills about total quality approach in education and develop their competence to apply total quality philosophy as a life style. The necessity for change in schools, the concept of quality, organizational culture, institutions which are close and open to change, the history of TQM, the basic principles of total quality management, the basic concepts of TQM, the basic principles of TQM (leadership, customer orientation, communication, continuous improvement, goal and benefit management, process management, preventive approach, continuing education), participatory decision making, measurement and evaluation, process management, synergistic management constitutes the content of the course. Students use the total quality management philosophy practically in the courses to develop the institutions specified in case studies.
DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Course code

ICTE501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
Place and importance of design, measurement and evaluation of instructional materials in education; basic concepts of measurement and evaluation; psychometric (validity, reliability, usability) properties of measurement tools; development and implementation of success tests; interpretation of test results and giving feedback; analysis of test and item scores, The features of the result-oriented and process-oriented measurement tools used in education, measurement tools based on traditional approaches (multiple choice tests, written exams, short answer exams, true-false type tests, paired tests, oral examinations), various tools for evaluating students (observation, interview, performance evaluation, student portfolio, project and performance assignments, peer evaluation, self-assessment, attitude scales), testing cognitive, affective and psycho-motor behaviors.

Students who are interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies leading to a master’s, doctoral degree, or professional doctorate degree for the Fall and Spring semesters every year. Applicants can directly apply online to our graduate programs using the application portal.

International Applicants- Required documents:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Evidence of English Language competence: TOEFL (65 IBT) or IELTS (5.5). Students without these documents will take the CIU English proficiency exam on campus following arrival.
  • Scanned copy of international passport/birth certificate
  • CV
  • Fully completed and signed CIU Rules and Regulations document (which can be downloaded during the online application)

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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    
  VAT Exc.

*Applies to 1st. Year students. € 195,00 for others.