Paedagogical Sciences

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Duration: The minimum period of study for full-time students is three (3) academic semesters and the maximum period of study is eight (8) academic semesters.

The postgraduate programmes of each department are supervised by a three-member Postgraduate Programmes Committee, chaired by a Postgraduate Programmes Coordinator. The Coordinator may be the chairperson of the department or a member of the academic staff appointed by the chairperson. The other members of the committee are appointed by the Departmental Board. The Committee is appointed for a two-year term. For every student in the Postgraduate Programme, the department appoints an Academic Supervisor, whereas at the research stage of the Ph.D. a Research Supervisor is appointed. Candidate students select a member of the academic staff to act as their Research Supervisor. The student´s choice must be approved by the Postgraduate Programmes Coordinator. The Research Supervisor guides the students in their research and provides the necessary help and advice.

The programmes of study of the University of Cyprus are based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). An ECTS normally corresponds to a 25-30 hours workload per semester. Full-time status requires a courseload of 21 ECTS per semester.Students carrying fewer ECTS are considered part-time.

Successful completion of 90 ECTS is required. The student may choose one of the following options:

Option A (completion of 9 courses and 3 seminars)

* One course in Educational Research (9 ECTS)
* Elective Courses: all students must complete at least three courses from two of the areas shown below (54 ECTS)
* Two Elective Courses from the Postgraduate Programmes of the Department (18 ECTS)
* Three seminars (9 ECTS)

Option B (completion of 7 courses, 3 seminars and dissertation)

* One course in Educational Research (9 ECTS)
* Elective Courses: all students must complete at least three courses from two of the areas shown below (54 ECTS)
* Three seminars (9 ECTS)
* Dissertation (18 ECTS)

OPTION A

Educational Research (One course from the following)

EDU 681 Advanced educational research methods (S, A)

EDU 682 Qualitative research in education (S, A)

EDU 683 Educational statistics with statistical package applications (S, A)

Elective Courses (At least four courses from two of the following areas)

Educational Administration and Evaluation

EDU 620 Introduction to educational administration (C, B)

EDU 623 Observation and evaluation of teaching and personnel (C, B)

EDU 631 School effectiveness and school improvement (S,A)

EDU 645 Educational policy (S, A)

EDU 694 Seminar in programme evaluation (S, Sp)

Any other course in this area

Curriculum Development and Evaluation

EDU 608 Critical discourses on teacher development (S, A)

EDU 620 Introduction to educational administration (C, B)

EDU 640 Basic principles and processes of curriculum development (C, B)

EDU 681 Advanced educational research methods (S, A)

EDU 694 Seminar in programme evaluation (C, B)

Any other course in this area

Mathematics Education

EDU 673 Mathematics curriculum: development and evaluation (C, I)

EDU 676 Contemporary technology in mathematics teaching (C, B)

EDU 677 Theories of representation and educational teaching (C, I)

EDU 678 Affect and mathematics learning (C, I)

EDU 680 Theories of mathematical understanding (C, B)

Any other course in this area

Learning in Natural Sciences

EDU 651 The development of theories in natural science: the nature of Natural Sciences I

EDU 652 The process of inquiry in natural sciences

EDU 653 Cognitive constraints in learning natural sciences: diagnosis and teaching interventions

EDU 664 Integrated curricula in natural sciences (only for students with a degree in education - pedagogical)

Any other course in this area

Cognitive, Developmental and Educational Psychology

PSY 610 Psychological aspects of education

Two other courses from the postgraduate programme

(To enrol in courses at the 700 level, permission of the instructor is required)

Cultural Dimensions of Education

EDU 637 The theory and politics of multicultural education

EDU 638 Bilingualism in education

EDU 639 Inclusive education: the new face of special education?

EDU 641 Education and gender

EDU 646 Globalisation, cosmopolitanism and education

EDU 647 Christian humanocentrism and the contemporary world

Elective Courses (Courses from the Postgraduate Programmes of the Department)

EDU 601 Philosophical aspects of education (S, I)

EDU 618 Sociological aspects of education (S, I)

EDU 603 Comparative education (S, I)

EDU 698 Measurement I (Sp)

Any other course from the Department or the course CS 654 from the Department of Computer Science.

Seminars

EDU 734 Seminar in Pedagogical Sciences I

EDU 744 Seminar in Pedagogical Sciences II

EDU 764 Seminar in Pedagogical Sciences III

or

EDU 735 Seminar in Cultural Dimensions of Education I

EDU 745 Seminar in Cultural Dimensions of Education II

EDU 765 Seminar in Cultural Dimensions of Education III

TOTAL ECTS 90

Note: Students may complete their programmes by taking Elective Courses.
C=Common Core, S=Support, M=Minor, B=Basic Level, I=Intermediate Level, A=Advanced Level, Sp=Specialized Level

OPTION B

7 courses X 9 ECTS, 3 seminars X 3 ECTS and Dissertation (18 ECTS) = TOTAL 90 ECTS
Educational Research (One course from the following)

EDU 681 Advanced educational research methods (S, A)

EDU 682 Qualitative research in education (S, A)

EDU 683 Educational statistics with statistical package applications (S, A)

Elective Courses (At least three courses from two of the following areas)

Educational Leadership

EDU 620 Introduction to educational administration (C, B)

EDU 623 Observation and evaluation of teaching and personnel (C, B)

EDU 631 School effectiveness and school improvement (S,A)

EDU 645 Educational policy (S, A)

EDU 694 Seminar in programme evaluation (S, Sp)

Any other course in this area

Curriculum Development and Evaluation

EDU 608 Critical discourses on teacher development (S, A)

EDU 620 Introduction to educational administration (C, B)

EDU 640 Basic principles and processes of curriculum development (C, B)

EDU 681 Advanced educational research methods (S, A)

EDU 694 Seminar in programme evaluation (C, B)

Any other course in this area

Mathematics Education

EDU 673 Mathematics curriculum: development and evaluation (C, I)

EDU 676 Contemporary technology in mathematics teaching (C, B)

EDU 677 Theories of representation and educational teaching (C, I)

EDU 678 Affect and mathematics learning (C, I)

EDU 680 Theories of mathematical understanding (C, B)

Any other course in this area

Learning in Natural Sciences

EDU 651 The development of theories in natural science: the nature of natural sciences I

EDU 652 The process of inquiry in natural sciences

EDU 653 Cognitive constraints in learning natural sciences: diagnosis and teaching interventions

EDU 664 Integrated curricula in natural sciences (only for students with a degree in education - pedagogical)

Any other course in this area

Cognitive, Developmental and Educational Psychology

PSY 610 Psychological aspects of education

Two other courses from the postgraduate programme

(To enrol in courses at the 700 level, permission of the instructor is required)

Cultural Dimensions of Education

EDU 637 The theory and politics of multicultural education

EDU 638 Bilingualism in education

EDU 639 Inclusive education: the new face of special education?

EDU 641 Education and gender

EDU 646 Globalisation, cosmopolitanism and education

EDU 647 Christian humanocentrism and the contemporary world

Dissertation

EDU 798P Dissertation I (S, Sp)

EDU 799P Dissertation II (S, Sp)

Seminars

EDU 734 Seminar in Pedagogical Sciences I

EDU 744 Seminar in Pedagogical Sciences II

EDU 764 Seminar in Pedagogical Sciences III

or

EDU 735 Seminar in Cultural Dimensions of Education I

EDU 745 Seminar in Cultural Dimensions of Education II

EDU 765 Seminar in Cultural Dimensions of Education III

TOTAL ECTS 90

Note: Students may complete their programmes by taking Elective Courses.

The criteria for assessment of postgraduate candidates are the following: * Applicants must have a university degree, awarded by an accredited institution in the country where it operates, or a degree evaluated as equivalent to a university degree by the Cyprus Council for the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications (KYSATS). Individuals who will be awarded a University degree or Graduation certificate fulfilling the criteria of the application requirements by the end of the week that precedes the registration week will also be eligible to submit an application form. * Academic background in the appropriate discipline and grades in other related degrees. * Letters of recommendation. * Personal interview at the discretion of each department. * Written examination at the discretion of each department. * candidates are requested to submit any certificates and/or other documentation that prove English language competency, and any other documentation they consider necessary to strengthen and further support their application for admission, such as articles, research reports, academic distinctions.
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