Founded in 1982, the Faculty of Education at Boğaziçi University accommodates five departments with nine different programs. Faculty of Education offers a Bachelor’s degree in Guidance and Psychological Counseling in the Department of Educational Sciences; English Language Education in the Department of Foreign Language Education; Primary Science Education, Primary Mathematics Education, and Preschool Education in the Department of Primary Education, and Computer Education and Educational Technology Program in the Department of Computer Education and Educational Technology. A double major program in Guidance and Psychological Counseling and Preschool Education is also available. The Department of Secondary School Science and Mathematics Education offers a Master’s degree without Thesis in Teaching Physics, Teaching Chemistry, and Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Education.
The Department of Educational Sciences offers a graduate program leading to M.A. degrees in Guidance and Psychological Counseling and in Adult Education; the Department of Foreign Language Education offers graduate programs leading to M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English Language Education; and the Department of Secondary School Science and Mathematics Education offers graduate programs leading to M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Secondary School Mathematics and Science Education. Graduate programs are run in accordance with the regulations of the Institute of Social Sciences and of the Institute of Science and Engineering, and the Faculty of Education works closely with the other administrative and academic units of the university.
Basic components of undergraduate programs consist of courses with a practical focus. Graduate programs focus on advanced theoretical knowledge in the field and on specialized applied research; a well-balanced emphasis on theory and application is maintained throughout the programs. Each program has a wide range of elective courses through which students receive a training program compatible with their interests and abilities. These programs, which have been developed to train students as competent teachers, educators and counselors, also cater for students’ physical, sensory and social needs. Therefore, students of the Faculty of Education are provided with the opportunity to attend sports, arts and literary events managed by various student clubs. Encouraging students to attend international exchange programs is also one of the basic principles of the faculty.
Like the other departments at our university, undergraduate and graduate programs in the Faculty of Education are among the first choice of university candidates.
The faculty has a total of 99 full-time and part-time faculty members consisting of 45 full-time members, 34 instructors and 20 research assistants.
Administrative and technical work is carried out by 20 administrative and 2 technical personnel in the faculty.