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Master of Arts (Education)

Master of Arts (Education)

School of Education (SOE)

  • Programme Code

    SOE0104

  • Level

    Post Graduate

  • Duration

    2 Years

About the Programme

Master of Arts is a two-year postgraduate degree programme delivered in four semesters. The Programme is structured with a common core curriculum that lays the foundations and a wide set of electives based on student preferences.

Students have the flexibility to focus on specialisation in the third semester. The programme seeks to provide students with a rigorous and challenging educational experience aiming to develop sound theoretical ground and the capabilities and competencies required to work in the field of education.

The programme has been designed to impart theoretical knowledge and practical skills to students. The students delve deep into the curriculum which empowers them and imbibes problem-solving skills.

The programme also offers the opportunity for students to further focus on sub-domains within Teacher Education. The objective of the programme is to facilitate changes in the school system as well as in the community to improve the student’s experience and prepare future educators.

PEO's:

  • PEO1:  To provide students with a rigorous and challenging educational experience aiming to develop sound theoretical grounding and the capabilities and competencies required to work in the field of education.
  • PEO2:  To offer the opportunity for students to focus on sub domains within Education in order to get specialization in particular domain.
  • PEO3:  To prepare people with good understanding of education, capabilities for action and deep social commitment so that they go out with an enquiring mind, a set of capabilities to act and to work for social justice in the society.
  • PEO4:  To develop dispositions for continuous professional development, leadership and to conduct educational research.

PO's:

  • PO1 RESEARCH: The students will be able to utilize and generate meaningful research on pedagogical practices, student learning, educational issues and policies to actively investigate and consider new ideas that will improve teaching and learning and advance the profession.
  • PO2 RESEARCH: The students will be able to utilize and generate meaningful research on pedagogical practices, student learning, educational issues and policies to actively investigate and consider new ideas that will improve teaching and learning and advance the profession.
  • PO3 Classroom Inquiry: The student will be able to investigate real life questions, to explore and implement classroom inquiry builds on traditional instruction by allowing students to connect learning with their own interests and broaden the context and framework for their education. Through this process, students learn problem-solving, critical thinking, and self-directed learning skills.
  • PO4      Specialization: The students will be able to demonstrate specialized field knowledge by integrating knowledge and technology across content areas and will be able to use differing perspectives to engage all learners in critical thinking
  • PO5      Improvement: The students will be able to incorporate assessment and technology in their planning and instructional strategies as a means of obtaining continual feedback used to improve student learning, classroom management strategies, and pedagogical approaches.
  • PO6      Reflection: The students will be able to engage in critical reflection on how their own frames of reference and potential biases impact expectations for and relationships with learners and their families
  • PO7 Skills: The students will be able to build skills required to thrive in the 21st century. The will be able to build leverage new media and digital learning to expand their thinking, to critically analyze, access and share information, and compose, create and collaborate using the latest technology

This course is for individuals who...

wish to pursue a career in teaching and research. The programme would provide learners with a wider and more comprehensive understanding of education as a field of knowledge and would accommodate a wide variety of learning needs of learners.

Students who are looking for...

a career dedicated to shaping the country s future by instilling best values in its future citizens. An individual who seeks to shape his life through a selfless contribution by educating others is an ideal fit.

Course Fee
For National Students
1st Year 82400 2nd Year 84872
For International Students
Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
1150 2200
Programme Structure

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Credits

1.

MED101

Philosophical Foundations of Education

3

1

0

4

2.

MED102

Sociological Foundations of Education

3

1

0

4

3.

MED 103

Psychological Foundations of Education

3

1

0

4

4

MED 104

Research Methods in Education

3

1

0

4

5

MED 105

Guidance and Counseling

3

0

0

3

6

MEN 101

Term Paper

 

 

 

1

 

 

Total Credits Term 1

 

 

 

20

 

II. Syllabus for the Courses:

MED 101: Philosophical Foundations of Education: • Meaning and Scope of Philosophy and Education, Functions of Philosophy, Relationship between Education and Philosophy and Branches of Philosophy. Indian and western  Schools of philosophy and its educational implications, Modern Concept of Philosophy :Logical analysis , Logical empiricism ,Positive Relativism, Ideas and educational views of  Indian & Western Educational Thinkers :   M.K. Gandhi ,Swami Vivekananda , Jiddu Krishnamurthi, Aurobindo Ghosh , Rousseau and John Dewey

MED 102: Sociological Foundations of Education: Concept and meaning of Educational Sociology, Relationship of Sociology and Education. , Education as a Process & as an Agent of Socialization, Social group-Inter group relationship, group dynamics, Interpersonal relationships in classrooms: Classroom Climate Organizational Climate, Sociometry and Guess Who Technique  Social Aspects of Education like Social Mobility, Social Change and culture, Education and Social Processes Modernization , Urbanization and Globalization, Contemporary Perspectives of   Paulo Freire,   Ivan Illich and Henry Gierox.

MED 103: Psychological Foundations of Education: • Concept and functions of Education and Psychology , Relationship of Education and Psychology ,  Individual Diversities, Growth and Development , Piaget’s Cognitive Development , Freud’s Psycho-sexual Development. Learning: Theories of Learning ,Meaning and Factors Affecting Motivation - Role of Motivation in Learning , Theories of motivation , Intelligence, theories of intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Spiritual Intelligence, Personality   Concept, Type and Trait Theories,

MED 104: Research Methods in Education: Introduction to Educational Research: Meaning, Characteristics and Nature of Research & Educational Research, Significance of Research in Education, (Fundamental, Applied and Action Research), Formulation of Research Problem.  Selection , Developing a research proposal (Meaning, Importance and Steps), Review of Related Literature , Hypothesis ,Types of data: Qualitative and Quantitative , Techniques and tools of data ,Types of Samplings ,The Research Report – Writing and Evaluation., Types of Research

MED105: GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING : Meaning, Need, Aims & Objectives, Principles, Types of Guidance ,Role of the teacher in Guidance and its relationship with education, Counseling Service- Meaning, Purpose & Approaches (Directive, Non- Directive and eclectic counseling, Difference between Guidance & Counseling, Personnel in the Guidance Programme, Coping with Stress: Emotions and Skills, Issues and Concerns in Schools, Career Decision Making Skills, Special Concerns in Counseling: Ethics and other related psychological concerns

MEN 106: Term Paper: Method to write a term paper, steps, plagiarism, references, bibliography, citation

Core Courses:  Ten core courses of total credits 38 .The core courses serve the foundational purposes of building conceptual, analytical and theoretical basis for educational judgment. These are compulsory courses for all students

Elective courses : 20 credits of electives for providing the specialization to the students.

Workshop courses : 6 credits of Term paper, paper presentation, synopsis writing  and paper  publication in Journal.

Fieldwork: 6 credits

Dissertation : 14credits

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Credits

1.

MED 106

Learner, Learning and Development

3

1

0

4

2

MED 107

Societal Context of Education

3

1

0

4

3

MED 108

Understanding history of Education

3

1

0

4

4

MED 109

Statistical Methods in Education                                                               

3

1

0

4

5

MED 110

Inclusive Education

3

0

0

3

6

MEW101

Paper writing and Seminar Presentation

 

 

 

1

 

 

Total Credits Term 2

0

0

 

20

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Credits

Area of Specialization (Each student will have to select one area of specialization from 1 to 4)

1.

Early childhood Education

(a)

MES 201

Understanding the Elementary School Child

3

1

0

4

(b)

MES 202

Assessment in Early Childhood Education

3

1

0

4

(c)

MES 203

Curriculum and Pedagogy in Early Childhood Years 

3

1

0

4

(d)

MES 204

School Education, Leadership and Change

3

1

0

4

 

 

Total Credits for specialization 1

12

4

0

16

2.

Teacher Education

(a)

MES 205

Teachers and Teaching

3

1

0

4

(b)

MES 206

Preparation of Teachers

3

1

0

4

(c)

MES 207

Professional Development of In-service Teachers

3

1

0

4

(d)

ME  208

( Any one of the following papers)

i. Pedagogy of Science Education

ii. Mathematics Education

iii. Language Education

  iv. Social Science Education

3

1

0

4

 

 

Total Credits

12

4

0

16

3.

Curriculum Studies

(a)

MES 209

Curriculum Planning

3

1

0

4

(b)

MES 210

Instructional System

3

1

0

4

(c)

MES 211

Planning and Management of instructions

3

1

0

4

(d)

 

MEE 201

MEE 202

MEE 203

MEE 204

Pedagogy Electives

  1. Mathematics Education

        ( ii)  History and Social Science Education

  1. Science Education
  2. Teaching English language in India

3

1

0

4

 

 

Total Credits

12

4

0

16

4.

Educational Administration and Management

(a)

MES 212

  (a) Growth and development of Educational Management

3

1

0

4

(b)

MES 213

(b) Dimensions of Educational Management

3

1

0

4

(c)

MES 214

  (c) School Education

3

1

0

4

(d)

MES 215

(d) Alternative Education

3

1

0

4

 

 

Total Credits

12

4

0

16

 

Any one of the following

5.

MEE 205

Educational Measurement and Evaluation

3

1

0

4

 

MEE 206

Life Skills in Education

3

1

0

4

 

MEE 207

Gender School and Society

3

1

0

4

 

MEE 208

Value Education and Human Rights

3

1

0

4

6.

MEW201

Synopsis Writing

 

 

 

2

 

 

Total Credits

 

 

 

22

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Credits

1.

MEN 201

                          Field Work

 

 

 

6

2

MED 201

Dissertation and Viva-Voce Examination

 

 

 

14

3

MEN 202

 

One seminar presentation / One paper published in Journal

 

 

 

2

 

 

Total Credits in Term 4

 

 

 

22

 

Total Credits: __84___

Minimum Credits essential for the Programme:_84

Eligibility Criteria
For National Students
  • Minimum 50 in Bachelor s Degree (any discipline or equivalent)
For International Students The eligibility criterion for all programs for international applicants is minimum 50% in the qualifying examination and having studied the pre-requisite subjects for admission in to the desired program.
Career path you can choose after the course
  • Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT)
  • Post Graduate Teacher (PGT)
  • Education Researcher
  • Content Developer
  • Administrator
  • Subject Matter Expert
  • Tutor
  • E-learning faculty
  • Career Counsellor
  • Activist
  • Research Fellow
  • Civil Servant
  • Translator
  • Creative Writer
  • Central Schools
  • Demonstration School (RIE)
  • Navodaya Schools
  • Sainik Schools
  • SCERT
  • NCERT
  • DIET
  • CIET
  • Public Schools
  • Azim Premji Foundation
  • Teach India

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