Department Chair's Message


Welcome to the Department of Educational Sciences at Istanbul Okan University. Educational Science Department aims to train teachers and educational specialists, to develop professional teaching courses, and to conduct educational researches and activities to increase quality of education.

Our department was established in 2012. As a young and rapidly developing department, our department consists of one undergraduate program which is Psychological Counseling and Guidance Program; one graduate program which is Educational Administration and Supervision, and Pedagogical Formation Certificate Program.

As an undergraduate program, Psychological Counseling and Guidance Program aims to prepare students as highly qualified counseling professionals capable of functioning well in the dynamic counseling field.

As a graduate program, Education Administration and Supervision Program aims to train future executives with professional knowledge and skills in the administration and supervision of different educational organizations. Education Administration and Supervision Program includes a doctoral thesis program, a master program with thesis and non-thesis master program.

Pedagogical Formation Certificate Program aims to provide teaching certification courses to students who want to be teacher when they graduate from different areas of expertise.

Educational Science Department has an active role in academic collaborations with national and international partners, universities and K-12 schools with various educational projects and programs. Erasmus Student Exchange Protocol between our department and some of the universities in European Countries has been signed in order to exchange of students.

With all our efforts and professions, the main goal of our faculty members is to raise teachers and trainers who are productive in their profession, are solution oriented, have critical thinking skills to deal with real-life complex problems and have ability to apply universally appropriate understanding of science and ethical values in all circumstances.