M.A. (Education)

Master of Arts in Education

Duration: 2 Years
Level: Post Graduation
Type: Degree
Eligibility: Grauduate or Equivalent in Respecitve field

What is M.A. (Education)?

M.A. (Education) stands for Master of Arts in Education. Also known as M.A. (Edu.), it is a Post Graduate Course whose duration is generally of 2 Years with 4 Semesters. The duration and the semester system may vary as per institutes rules and regulation. M.A. Education is available in Regular and Correspondence mode of education. The course is supposed to be completed by a candidate in a minimum of 2 years time and in a maximum of 5 years time, this time period may vary. M.A. Education is basically a theoretical course which focuses on the basic knowledge of theory and practice of educational thought and processes accumulated around the discipline of education. It encompasses a series of BASIC subjects which are designed in a way to cover basics of all the areas of educational concern and a number of Advanced Courses (Theoretical or Applied) in areas demanding specialization of one or the other kind, followed by Research Dissertation. M.A. (Education) is not same as M.Ed., though the terminology is alike, both are different and have their own prerequisites, however the course contents are almost alike.  

What is the eligibility for joining M.A. (Education) course?

A Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline (including Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Engineering, Medicine, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Commerce, Management etc.) from a recognized university. Percentage Requirements may vary from Institute to Institute. Some Institutes conduct admissions on the basis of merit. Like, admission into M.A. Education (Distance Mode) of the Sri Venkateswara University is made through 2 Streams viz., (i) Through Entrance Test and (ii) through direct admission for in-service teachers /lecturers.

Outlines of Test, Syllabi and Courses of Reading for M.A. Education (semester system) ExamPanjab University (2010-2011)

The M.A. Education course would carry 1900 marks in all, 1000 marks for Part I and 900 marks for Part II.

The outline of the course structure has been given as follows:

M.A. Part – I (Semester I and II)

There would be 5 Papers in all out of which 3 papers i.e., Papers I, II and III will be Basic and Compulsory for all the students and Papers IV and V will be selected out of the 8 Specialization Papers. The 2 Specializations opted in Semester 1 will be studied in all 4 Semesters of M.A. Education.

M.A. Part-I (Semester I)

PAPER

TITLE 

TOTAL 

EXTERNAL 

INTERNAL 

PRACTICAL/SESSIONAL WORK 

I

Philosophical & Sociological Foundations of Education - I

100

80

20

-

II

Educational Psychology - I

100

60

20

20 (External)

III

Educational Research and Statistics- I

100

80

20

-

IV & V

Specialisations (Optional Papers)

A

Educational Measurement and Evaluation- I

100

80

20

-

B

Guidance & Counselling- I

100

60

20

20 (Internal)

C

Educational Technology- I

100

80

20

-

D

Special Education- I

100

60

20

20 (Internal)

E

Population education & Environmental Education- I

100

60

20

20 (Internal)

F

Value education & Human Rights Education- I

100

80

20

-

G

Educational Administration ;& Management- I

100

80

20

-

H

Life Long Education- I

100

60

20

20 (Internal)

 

Total 

500 

 

 

 


M.A. Part-I (Semester II)

PAPER 

TITLE 

TOTAL 

EXTERNAL 

INTERNAL 

PRACTICAL/SESSIONAL WORK 

I

Philosophical & Sociological Foundations of Education- II

100

80

20

-

II

Educational Psychology- II

100

60

20

20 (External)

III

Educational Research & Statistics- II

100

80

20

-

IV & V

Specialisations (Optional papers)

A

Educational Measurement & Evaluation- II

100

80

20

-

B

Guidance & Counselling- II

100

60

20

20 (Internal)

C

Educational Technology- II

100

60

20

20 (Internal)

D

Special Education- II

100

60

20

20 (Internal)

E

Population Education & Environmental Education-II

100

60

20

20 (Internal)

F

Value Education & Human Rights Education- II

100

80

20

-

G

Educational Administration & Management- II

100

80

20

-

H

Life Long Education - II

100

60

20

20 (Internal)

 

Total 

500 

     


M.A. Part – II (Semester III and IV)


There would be 5 Papers in all, out of which 3 Papers i.e., Papers VI, VII & VIII will be Basic and compulsory for all the students and papers IX & X will be same as selected out of the 8 Specialization Papers to complete Five Papers of 100 marks each making 500 marks. Dissertation based on the synopsis proposed in semester III will be submitted in semester IV.


M.A. Part-II (Semester III)

PAPER 

TITLE 

TOTAL 

EXTERNAL 

INTERNAL 

PRACTICAL/SESSIONAL WORK 

I

History & Contemporary Issues of Indian Education- I

100

80

20

-

II

Curriculum Development- I

100

80

20

-

III

Dissertation Proposal

-

-

-

-

IV & V

Specialisations (Optional Papers)

A

Educational Measurement & Evaluation– III

100

80

20

-

B

Guidance & Counselling- III

100

60

20

20 (Internal)

C

Educational Technology- III

100

60

20

20 (External)

D

Special Education- III

100

60

20

20 (Internal)

E

Population Education & Environmental Education- III

100

60

20

20 (Internal)

F

Value Education & Human Rights Education- III

100

80

20

-

G

Educational Administration & Management- III

100

80

20

-

H

Life Long Education-III

100

60

20

20 (Internal)

 

Total

400

 

 



M.A. Part-II (Semester IV)

PAPER 

TITLE 

TOTAL 

EXTERNAL 

INTERNAL 

PRACTICAL/SESSIONAL WORK 

I

History & Contemporary Issues of Indian Education- II

100

80

20

-

II

Curriculum Development- II

100

80

20

-

III

Dissertation

100

   

-

IV & V

Specializations (Optional Papers)

A

Educational Measurement & Evaluation- IV

100

80

20

-

B

Guidance & Counselling- IV

100

60

20

20 (Internal)

C

Educational Technology- IV

100

60

20

20 (External)

D

Special Education- IV

100

60

20

20 (Internal)

E

Population Education & Environmental Education- IV

100

60

20

20 (Internal)

F

Value Education & Human Rights Education- IV

100

80

20

-

G

Educational Administration ;& Management- IV

100

80

20

-

H

Life Long Education- IV

100

60

20

20 (Internal)

 

Total 

500 

 

 

 

Note: Use of all brands of non-programmable calculators having signs of ‘+’, ‘-‘, ‘x’, ‘÷’,  only is allowed in the examination centre, but these will be not be provided by the University/College.

EVALUATION

(I) CONTINUOUS INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

The following are the guidelines, mode of testing and Evaluation - including Continuous Internal Assessment of students:

1)
i. Terminal Evaluation : 80%
ii. Continuous Assessment : 20%
iii. Continuous Assessment may include written assignment, snap tests, participation in discussion in the class, term papers, attendance etc.
iv. In order to incorporate an element of Continuous Internal Assessment of students, the
Colleges/Departments will conduct one written test and one snap test as quantified below:

1.  Written Test : 50
2.  Snap Test : 15
3.  Participation in Class discussion : 10
4.  Term Paper : 15
5.  Attendance : 10
Total : 100 reduced to 20

2) Weightage of 2 marks for attendance component out of 20 marks for Continuous Assessment shall be available only to those students who attend 75% and more of classroom lectures/seminars/workshops. The break-up of marks for attendance component for theory papers shall be as under:

Attendance Component

Marks for Theory Papers

i. 75% and above up to 85%

1

ii. Above 85%

2

II) DISSERTATION

External and Internal examiners will jointly evaluate dissertation.

III) Duration of Theory Examination will be 3 Hours.

Main Institutes providing M.A. (Education)

Advantages of pursuing M.A. (Education) course

1.  It offers wider and more comprehensive understanding of education as a field of knowledge and serves varied needs of a learner.
 
2.
  It offers higher level of specialization in specific aspects of education.

3.  It develops professionals for effective participation in different dimensions of education

4.  One can pursue further higher studies like M.Phil. and Ph.D. degree programmes.

Career options after pursuing the M.A. (Education) course

The Course meets the growing demand of experts in the fields of educational planning, teaching and training at primary, secondary and tertiary education levels. New and emerging fields of educational management and administration also require the services of M.A. (education) graduates. Job types include Lecturer, Professor, School Teachers, Private Tutor, Education Consultant, Education Counsellor, Vice Principal, Principal etc.

Some of the related Fields for M.A. (Education) candidates:

  • Coaching Centres.
  • Education Consultancies.
  • Education Department.
  • Home Tuitions.
  • Museums.
  • Private Tuitions.
  • Publishing House.
  • Research and Development Agencies.
  • Schools.

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