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Department of Educational Sciences

Department of Educational Sciences

Assoc. Prof. Dr. CANAN ZEKİ

Department's Mission

Established in 1999 and awarded its first degree in 2004, the Department of Educational Sciences of the Eastern Mediterranean University assists teacher candidates in developing skills, knowledge and dispositions required to become effective teachers and school counsellors who continue to learn and develop themselves throughout their careers and are able to adapt to the ever-changing society.

Departmental Facilities

Our teaching takes place in classrooms all equipped with smart boards. The Department has 5 Full Professors, 3 Associate Professors, 10 Assistant Professors, 2 Instructors and 3 Research Assistants. Along with access to University facilities, students also have access to 4 PC Rooms, 1 Smart Classroom, and 1 Guidance and Counselling Room where they can explore and practice individual and group counselling techniques. Additionally, there is a room equipped for visually impaired students and a well-equipped library is housed at the Department. To assist students' personal and professional growth, audio-visual facilities are also provided within the department.



Teaching Certificate Program

Besides the undergraduate and graduate programs, the department offers a teaching certificate program, designed by Higher Education Council, for those from other disciplines.

Distinguishing Attributes

The Department provides opportunities for students to apply theoretical knowledge into practice in a wide variety of institutions ranging from private and state schools to private education centres.

Major Accomplishments

After awarding its first degree in 2004, many students graduated from the Department of Educational Sciences. Our graduates have secured jobs in a wide range of organizations, both in public and private sectors.

Academic staff is actively involved in research and publishes in national and international journals. The Department of Educational Sciences has alsoparticipated in Education Councils held to discuss educational activities and practices in TRNC at all levels of education.

In addition, the Department of Educational Sciences will contribute to the development of all education programs in TRNC including early childhood, elementary and secondary school programs as a requirement of protocol signed by the collaboration of TRNC Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture and Embassy of Republic of Turkey.

Career Opportunities

The students who exhibit success at the end of four years are awarded a diploma (B.A.) in Guidance and Psychological Counselling. An undergraduate degree in Guidance and Psychological Counselling prepares students to provide counselling services in educational institutions, in the private sector, and in their own offices. Our graduates, who have showed distinctive achievements in the program, have also demonstrated excellent performance in their careers.Graduates of our master programmes will have the opportunity to work as an area specialist in educational organizations and institutions as well as faculty members in related programmes at universities.

Contact Information


Eastern Mediterranean University
Faculty of Education 
Department of  Educational Sciences
Famagusta, North Cyprus
Mersin 10 Turkey 

Tel: +90 392 630 2430
Fax: +90 392 630 4038

Academic Staff

Name SurnameDutyDepartmentOfficeTel
Prof. Dr. ALİM KAYA Faculty Member Educational Sciences
Prof. Dr. MEHMET DURDU KARSLI Faculty Member Educational Sciences 4030
Assoc. Prof. Dr. ALİ SIDKI AĞAZADE Faculty Member Educational Sciences 2612/2303
Assoc. Prof. Dr. CANAN ZEKİ Chair Educational Sciences 1001
Assoc. Prof. Dr. ŞEFİKA MERTKAN Faculty Member Educational Sciences 4006 - 4040
Assoc. Prof. Dr. SİBEL DİNÇYÜREK Faculty Member Educational Sciences 2295
Assoc. Prof. Dr. SITKIYE KUTER Faculty Member Educational Sciences 4017 - 1418
Assoc. Prof. Dr. YELİZ AKINTUĞ Faculty Member Educational Sciences 2295
Assist. Prof. Dr. BENGİ SONYEL Faculty Member Educational Sciences 2390
Assist. Prof. Dr. FAHME DABAJ Faculty Member Educational Sciences 1265
Assist. Prof. Dr. GÜLEN UYGARER Faculty Member Educational Sciences
Assist. Prof. Dr. HATİCE NİLAY HASİPOĞLU Vice Dean Educational Sciences AS141 4017
Assist. Prof. Dr. MİNE SANCAR Faculty Member Educational Sciences 1017
Assist. Prof. Dr. SERTAN KAĞAN Faculty Member Educational Sciences 4046
Instr. ŞAFAK ÇANKAYA Instructor Educational Sciences 2824

Part-time Academic Staff

Name SurnameDutyDepartmentOfficeTel
Dr. HASAN ÖZDER Senior Instructor Educational Sciences 3108
Sr. Instr. AYŞE HAŞİMOĞULLARI AKTUNÇ Senior Instructor Educational Sciences 4047
Sr. Instr. GÜLDEN HACIMEVLÜT ALYAZ Senior Instructor Educational Sciences 2179
Sr. Instr. İBRAHİM BAHTİYAR Senior Instructor Educational Sciences 3108
Sr. Instr. İPEK ALKAN Senior Instructor Educational Sciences
Sr. Instr. MÜZEYYEN ALASYA ZORBA Senior Instructor Educational Sciences
Sr. Instr. UTKU BEYAZIT Senior Instructor Educational Sciences 3108