Master of Education (M.ED) :

The Master of Education is a master's degree awarded by universities in many countries. This degree in education often includes the following majors: curriculum and instruction, counseling, school psychology, and administration. It is often conferred for educators advancing in their field.

M.Ed full form is Master of Education. M.Ed is a 2 years professional course that prepares educators by nurturing their professional skills by widening their knowledge by providing hands-on knowledge about the various ways of educating students.

The course focuses not only on deepening the knowledge about education but also allows educators to choose various specialized areas in teaching and develop research capabilities.

The Indian Education Industry is expected to grow at a rate of 7.5 % in the coming years. According to a report by the IBEF the Indian education market is expected to be worth over USD 2025 Billion by 2025, hence creating a huge demand for educators in India.

The minimum eligibility for admission to the course is that the candidates must pass either B.Ed, B.El.Ed. BA. B.Ed, BSc.B.Ed or D.El.Ed with a minimum percentage of 50-60% and qualify for the entrance examination.

The M.Ed Course’s usual duration is for 2 years spread across 4 semesters but some colleges provide a one-year M.Ed Course such as Shivaji University. The M.Ed Syllabus is continuously changed keeping in mind the dynamic nature of the Indian Education System. The M.Ed Curriculum is controlled by the National Council Of Higher Education (NCHE).

Why Study M.Ed? :

Obtaining an M.Ed degree is an excellent way to enrich and advance one’s teaching career. It establishes students as an expert teacher and increases job opportunities. Some of the benefits of having a M.Ed degree include:

  • Enhanced Value in the Job Market: : A master’s is typically the basic requirement for teaching at the high school level hence carries a lot of weight in the teaching job market. Having an M.Ed course allows the candidates to expand beyond teaching the middle school level and allow them to teach the senior classes such as 11 and 12.
  • Build Upon One’s Teaching Skills: M.Ed degree focuses on ways of how to be a teacher with primarily emphasising on pedagogy, teaching methods, philosophy of education, and educational technology which definitely helps one improve their teaching skills.
  • Career Mobility: Teachers with advanced degrees get various job opportunities for working school administrative positions and can become mentors to other teachers based upon specific graduate training.
  • Increased Earning Potential: With the increased level of degrees the payscale also increases, hence pursuing an M.Ed degree makes it easier to get a high paying job in the teaching field. Candidates having M.Ed Teacher in India is INR 510,900 per annum which is much more than a B.Ed Teacher in India, who earn a total of INR 339,000 per annum in India.
  • Different Job Opportunities: After completing the M.Ed course one can not only opt for a teacher or professor job, but can also go for counsellors position, headmasters and alike..
  • The M.Ed course provides students with the basics of educational research, social and psychological foundations in the teaching discipline. This course is more of a research oriented program.
M.Ed Admission Process

M.Ed admission can be procured through both merit based and entrance based mode as most colleges conduct their own entrance examinations. Once the applications for the entrance test or the merit list have been released by the university, one can easily apply for admissions in that particular college or university. Most of the M.Ed colleges follow the online admission process.

Let is check the following details about the application process for the M.Ed Course

M.Ed Eligibility Criteria

In order to pursue M.Ed, one should meet the below mentioned eligibility criteria:

  • General candidates need to secure a minimum of 50% to 60% marks in graduation courses from a recognized university.
  • SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled candidates get 5% relaxation in qualifying percentage in graduation.
  • Candidates should have done B.Ed (Bachelor of Education) in graduation which should be from a UGC approved university.
  • The candidates who have completed their B.El.Ed degree from a Govt University with 55% marks can also apply for M.Ed course.
  • Aspirants pursuing B.A.Ed (Bachelor of Arts in Education)/ B.ScEd (Bachelor of Science in Education)/ M.Sc.Ed (Master of Science in Education) can also apply for M.Ed depending upon the institute policies one is applying for.
M.Ed Syllabus

M.Ed is a 2 year degree that comprises 4 semesters, i.e., basically 2 semesters each year. The M.Ed syllabus involves the following core subjects:

  • Philosophical Foundations of Education-I
  • Psychological Foundations of Education-I
  • Sociological Foundations of Education-I
  • The methodology of Educational Research & Educational Statistics-I
  • Information and Communication Technology in Education-(Course V is Practical base)
  • Research Communication & Expository writing skills
  • Comparative Education-I
  • Curriculum Studies-I
  • Special Papers
  • Dissertation/Special Paper
  • Specialization based Internship
  • Philosophical Foundations of Education-II
  • Psychological Foundations of Education-II
  • Sociological Foundations of Education-II
  • The methodology of Educational Research & Educational Statistics-II
  • Educational Data Analysis through Statistical packages (Course X is Practical base)
  • Proposal preparation and presentation (Dissertation based practicum)
  • Comparative Education-II
  • Curriculum Studies-II
  • Special Papers
  • Dissertation/Special Paper
  • Internship (in Teacher Education Institution)
M.Ed Specializations

M.Ed program does not have any specific specialization but one can choose the electives based on one's interest.

Tabulated below are the electives which can be taken up.

  • Elementary Education in India: Administration and Management
  • Issues & Curricular Concerns at Elementary level
  • Sociological Foundations of Education-I
  • Advanced Curriculum Theory
  • Education Policy, Planning and Financing of Education at Secondary and Senior Secondary level
  • Towards Academic Leadership at Secondary School level
  • Policy, Planning and Financing of Education
  • Information and Communication Technology in Education
  • Inclusive Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Supporting Education of Students from Disabilities and Disadvantaged Groups
  • Value Education
  • Language Education
  • Business Education
  • Yoga Education
  • Aspects, Planning & Management at Secondary & Senior Secondary level
  • Issues & Curricular Concerns at Secondary & Senior Secondary level
  • Environmental Education
  • Issues, Planning and Policies of Elementary Education
  • Education Management and Planning at Secondary level
  • Educational Administration
  • Issues and Challenges in Secondary Education
  • Guidance & Counselling
  • Science Education
  • Educational, Vocational Guidance and Counselling
  • Educational Evaluation
  • Social Science Education
  • Gender Studies
  • Special Education