Course Descriptions

EDT5002 Research Methods in Education
The purpose of the course is to provide an overview of methodological issues such as research problems, ethics and research, variables and hypotheses, literature review, sampling, data collection and instruments, validity and reliability, etc.

ELT5002 Course and Materials Evaluation and Development in ELT
This course presents an overview of major trends in materials design for English language teaching. These are presented according to theoretical principles, and their strengths and weaknesses are analyzed. Students discuss current issues in syllabus and materials' design such as task-based language teaching and content-based instruction.

ELT5003 Recent Trends and Special Topics in ELT
ELT 5003 engages the student-teacher in in-depth discussion of such issues as CLIL, SIOP, English as Lingua Franca, World Englishes, NNEST issues, The Common European Framework, English Language Portfolio and alternative methods of assessment as well as change management. An increased familiarity with these concepts will provide alternative lenses through which the student-teacher may view, analyze, and reconceptualize his/her approach and classroom practice.

ELT5005 TEFL and the Learner
Every classroom contains individuals who have diverse strengths, backgrounds, and learning approaches. Different classrooms, too, feature different student dynamics. ELT 5005 aims to aid the teacher in identifying these individual and group features and to equip him/her with tools to serve the students and to manage the classroom effectively.

ELT5006 Sociolinguistics
In this course, students will develop a comprehensive knowledge base covering a wide array of key sociolinguistic topics such as: social dialects and registers, code-switching, language change, language and culture, ethnography, speech act theory, language and gender, and language planning.

ELT5007 Curriculum Development for ESP
This course will familiarize students with theoretical and practical issues related to the selection of content and the development of corresponding instructional materials for ESL/EFL courses. It will provide students with an opportunity to design an L2 curriculum with corresponding syllabi and materials based on students’ own interests and needs.



ELT5008 Language Awareness and Analysis
The course will focus on various genres and rhetorical styles of written and spoken language. Language will be explored vis-à-vis its role in politics, media, advertising, and cultural contrast. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the specified topics through presentations, papers, and projects.

ELT5009 English Language Testing
This course examines the role of testing; provides an overview of current research and theories of language testing, surveys types of tests; discusses the criteria of a good test including reliability and validity; analyzes tasks that variously require listening, speaking, reading, writing, and communicative competence; and provides practice in evaluating and constructing test items.

ELT5010 Linguistics: The Nature of Language
This course covers sub-fields of linguistics. Main topics include phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Course assignments and class discussion focus on their relevance and application to second language acquisition and foreign language teaching, in particular, teaching in Turkey.

ELT5012 Discourse Analysis and Second Language Education
Embedded in an understanding of cultural context and pragmatics, the content of ELT 5012 borrows from the fields of sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics to enhance classroom communication. The syllabus draws from general textbooks as well as articles written about specific Turkish contexts; students are encouraged to explore these factors as they relate to other cultures familiar to them. Students also analyze and produce spoken and written language in ways that demonstrate an ability to manipulate these factors.

ELT5013 Cross-Cultural Communication & Language Education
This course is concerned with cultural diversity and with understanding and identifying the problems that can occur when persons from different cultures engage in communication.

ELT5014 Teaching English to Young Learners
After being provided with the relevant theoretical knowledge, students will be asked to design lesson plans and prepare materials for young learner classes and discuss possible problems occurring the young learners’ classes and try to find out possible solutions.

ELT5015 Bilingual Studies in ELT
ELT 5015 explores the foundations of bilingual studies and education, including the sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic principles upon which the theories are based. The course also engages students in the task of contrasting their native language to English according to phonetics, phonology, syntax, and semantics.


ELT5016 Literature in English Language Teaching
Students of ELT 5016 actively compare authentic literary texts with non-authentic language materials in the classroom. Through writing and reading assignments, students extend their understanding of the English language and its functions with regard to a number of possible writing styles. Emphasis is also placed on literary analysis skills.

ELT5017 International Practicum

This course focuses on a review of current trends in classroom practice to provide student teachers with practical classroom teaching tools. Course activities include exploring case studies, reviewing and analyzing actual lessons and materials, and analyzing and discussing teaching videos in order to provide the student teachers much time in practice as they reason through classroom matters. To supplement in-class activities, student teachers will engage in field experience.

ELT5018 Personal Development and Effective Communication Skills for Teachers
ELT 5018 aims to help teachers raise their self-awareness and to equip them with powerful and effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Neuro-Linguistic Programming principles and techniques also play a prominent role in improving the quality of student-teachers' interactions with their students, friends, and colleagues.

ELT5020 Teaching Language Skills
This course aims to provide the students with the practical skills they need to teach English and a theoretical background to TESOL. This course covers the theories and applications of language teaching skills.

ELT5021 Inservice Teacher Education
The aim of this course is to create an online teaching portfolio which will reflect their study, work and materials they produced, and their reflective professional development throughout this course.

EDT5003 Instructional Design
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to educational research. An overview of quantitative and qualitative approaches to educational research is offered. Topics in quantitative research include types of quantitative research, research validity, research design, sampling, and measurement. The discussion on qualitative research includes types of qualitative research, data collection and data analysis techniques in qualitative research as well as a comparison of quantitative and qualitative approaches. A brief introduction to mixed method designs that combine the quantitative and the qualitative approaches in the same study will also be made. Steps common to any educational research including literature review, writing a research proposal and a research report, using the desired writing/formatting style such as APA will also be covered. Since this course also aims to familiarize students with the thesis/project process, a research proposal will be prepared by the students as an application of the course content and skills. In addition, where possible, students will be exposed to examples of different sections of articles to discuss proper/improper applications of the research methodology taught in this course.

EDT5004 Multimedia Design and Production in Education
This course introduces students to the design and production process of developing interactive multimedia, a combination of text, sound, animation, graphics, and video. Students will be given an opportunity to work with a variety of software including programs used for sound and video production, multimedia presentations, web and desktop publishing, and photo & image editing. Students are also to develop an understanding of new media related guiding design principles for the design of effective multimedia materials and are to apply them in developing multimedia applications. An overarching theme is appreciation of four dimensions of multimedia: content, aesthetics, functionality, and usability.

EDT5005 Distance Education: Theory, Research and Practice
This course will cover application of theory, principles, and instructional practice in distance education. It will also provide instruction to learners separated from the instructor by distance and/or time. We will also address characteristics (planning, development, implementation, administration, and evaluation), technologies (telecommunications, course or learning management systems, virtual environments with 3D, wikis, blogs, and Google apps), and current issues that exist in a distance educational environment.

EDT5006 Project Management in Educational Technology
To introduce knowledge and principles of project management. Planning and developing ICT in education projects using MS-Project software.

EDT5010 Adult Education and Information Technology
This course is concerned with primary emphasis on adult learners and the teaching of technology-based education. Students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills through the process of developing four major venues of TBE: CD-based instruction, Web-based instruction, proprietary software-based instruction, and digital video. Students will have experiences in developing TBE for both degree seeking and continuing education adult learners.

ELT5011 Second Language Acquisition
The course focuses on evaluating first and second language acquisition theories, the differing processes involved in second vs. first language acquisition, and conducting research on language acquisition. The primary purpose of this course is to gain familiarity with important theories and research associated with classroom-based second language acquisition.



EDT5012 Statistical Data Analysis
This course will primarily focus on quantitative data analysis. Topics in this course will include descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, sampling distributions, t-test, ANOVA, and regression. A parallel learning activity will be to learn how to use SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) to run the above-mentioned statistical procedures.

EDT5013 Online Collaborative Learning
Theoretical foundations of collaborative learning and online collaborative learning; online learning processes, design, problems and applications; building online learning communities in online collaborative learning; online collaborative learning tools (electronic mail, intranets, portals, online communities, Weblogs, dashboards, conferences, forums, meeting rooms, learning management, flowchart and information management). Examining and evaluating online collaborative learning cases. Designing, developing, implementing and evaluating an online collaborative learning environment.

EDT5014 Game-Based Learning
Discuss educational games and game based learning to explain a range of potential learning applications, discuss the implications of different models, theories, topics and tools related to learning through digital games, design and document an educational game storyboard or prototype, identifying target users, objectives, outcomes, and issues.

EDT5016 Graphic Design
This is a visual aided lecture course supported with studio learning environment designed specifically for educational technology program students. The general aim of the course is to introduce design basics as they relate to the issues of visual communication in the field of education.

EDT5017 Educational Video
In this course you will engage in the entire process of developing instructional video programs, from concept to finished project. Tasks in the process include message definition, treatment development, scriptwriting, storyboarding, production, post-production editing, evaluation, the operation of digital video cameras, production personnel, medium requirements, lighting, and sound.

EDT5018 Adaptive/Assistive Technology
This course is designed to be an overview of the principles, techniques and applications used in assistive and adaptive technology (AT) for people with special needs. The basic concept of the course material is to learn about and use technologies (low to high) to overcome handicaps, improve functionality and identify features to meet the educational needs of this population. Strategies for integrating AT into the classroom in both self-contained and inclusive settings will be discussed. The course will be focusing mostly on integrating technology/computer based applications and adaptations.


EDT5019 ICT in Education
EDT 5019 ICT in Education is a graduate level course that covers the theories, frameworks, and practices of computer- and web-based applications in various instructional settings, paradigms, theories and research regarding the use of technologies in teaching. Throughout the course, we will explore miscellaneous technology options and their implementation in teaching and learning. The first weeks of the course will prepare you with the foundational information in the area of Computer assisted instruction, while the rest of the course will combine research and practical information in teaching different areas and skills with CAI technologies. In this course, students will also gain practical experience in pedagogical applications of computers, including using and evaluating various software, websites, and Web 2.0 tools.

EDT5020 Selected Topics in Educational Technology
The objective of this course is to allow students to understand state of the art research topics in the area of Educational Technology, getting acquainted with recent literature in these topics and discuss the literature in these topics.

ELT5021 Inservice Teacher Education
The aim of this course is to create an online teaching portfolio which will reflect their study, work and materials they produced, and their reflective professional development throughout this course.

Upon completion of the required course load, program participants will select a topic from their studies for further exploration and analysis. Over the period of one semester, the student-teacher will design and conduct a research study that addresses this topic. The project differs from classes in its self-directed nature; however, the student-teacher will also receive guidance from his/her advisor.

EDT6102 Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
The overarching objective of this course is to enable the students in a range of techniques of qualitative analysis of data collected in the realm of learning and teaching practices. The major competencies will be geared to introductory concepts; principles and basic techniques of qualitative analysis in educational research; construction and deconstruction of subjective reality; triangulation to ensure credibility; exploration of best practices in content analysis; coding and decoding in the accumulation of explanatory facts; analytical induction and hypothetical deduction; software in qualitative analysis; the quasi-judicial methods to reach final judgments; strengths, shortcomings, difficulties, opportunities, and advantages of qualitative approach to data analysis.