Yusuf Büyük was born on 14.10.1963 in Sivas. He graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Theology in 1984. He worked as a Religious Studies Teacher between 1985 and 1988 at Işıkveren Secondary School in Zonguldak. Then he became the Principal of Karaman Secondary School in Zonguldak and continued to work there until 1993. Between 1993 and 1995 He worked as the Principal of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Primary School in Zonguldak. He was the Principal of Zonguldak Devrek Imam Hatip High School between 1995 and 2000. He was the Principal of Aziz Bayraktar Imam Hatip High School between 2000 and 2003. In 2004 he was elected as the Mayor of Samandira District in Istanbul and held this position until 2009. In 2009, He started to work at the Ministry of National Education (MoNE), as an Advisor to the Minister, In 2010 he became Deputy General Director at the Directorate General of Apprenticeship and Non-Formal Education/ MoNE. Between 2011 and 2013 he was the Member of Executive Board of ILKSAN (Primary School Teachers Health and Welfare Fund). In 2007 He was elected as Vice President of Sivas Platform. Between 2007 and 2009 He was the Head of Samandira District of Turkish Kizilay. Between 2004 and 2009 was the Head of Samandira Sport Club. He has been MoNE Deputy Undersecretary since 2013.