MA Education

Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD)
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Type

Master's programs

  • Eligibility

    Bachelor’s/Master’s degree with a minimum of 45% of marks or equivalent grade in any dis

    SES’s MA Education programme is an attempt to bring together the elements of both liberal and professional preparation of educators. It is one of the few programmes in India that makes possible the study of education both as a social phenomenon and an area of knowledge, while developing the skills needed for professional practice.

    This programme has intense field based components at both school and non-school sites. These field components provide a space to the graduates to engage with critical debates in education as they examine the field realities and understand the contexts of education. Many graduates eventually work as teachers, teacher-educators, curriculum developers, researchers, consultants and professionals in government and non-government organisations.

    Objectives:

  • Locate education in the varied contexts in which it operates.
  • Appreciate the multiple dimensions of education – as a social phenomenon and as an area of knowledge.
  • Develop analytical capability, and independent and critical thinking about issues in education.
  • Read and comprehend academic literature relevant to education.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of theory and practice of education through multiple perspectives.

Programme Outcomes:

  • Identify and engage with inter/multidisciplinary perspectives in education.
  • Situate education practices in historical, political and socio-cultural contexts, both locally and globally.
  • Critically think, reflect, and analyse arguments, claims, evidences and problems in the Indian education context.
  • Pursue guided and ethical research study and demonstrate the ability to analyse and synthesize information to address research questions.
  • Engage with educational practice at both school and non-school sites
  • Demonstrate analytical and professional skills related to teaching-learning, teacher education, curriculum and material development, education policies and programmes across different levels of education.
  • Reflect on the educational processes and experiences of self and others while engaging with the psycho-social underpinnings of education.
  • Programme Structure

    Eligibility

    Bachelor’s/Master’s degree with a minimum of 45% of marks or equivalent grade in any dis

    Duration: 2-Years (4 Semester + 1 Summer) Full-Time

    Total Credits: 70

    Components: Core Courses (32 Credits) + Workshops (4 Credits) + Electives (24 Credits) + 2 Field Attachments (4 Credits) + Dissertation (6 Credits)

  • Programme Outcomes

    Eligibility

    Bachelor’s/Master’s degree with a minimum of 45% of marks or equivalent grade in any dis

    After successfully completing the MA Education Programme, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical engagement with educational discourse, theories, and practice.
  • Identify and engage with inter/multidisciplinary perspectives in education.
  • Situate education practices in historical, political and socio-cultural contexts, both locally and globally.
  • Critically think, reflect, and analyze arguments, claims, evidences and problems in the Indian education context.
  • Pursue guided and ethical research study and demonstrate the ability to analyze and synthesize information to address research questions.
  • Engage with educational practice at both school and non-school sites
  • Demonstrate analytical and professional skills related to teaching-learning, teacher education, curriculum and material development, education policies and programmes across different levels of education.
  • Reflect on the educational processes and experiences of self and others while engaging with the psycho-social underpinnings of education.
  • FAQ

    Eligibility

    Bachelor’s/Master’s degree with a minimum of 45% of marks or equivalent grade in any dis

    What are the Career Options after MA Education?

  • Teacher Educator: Universities, DIETs
  • NGOs and Private Organisations

What is the difference between MEd and MA Education in the Indian context?

The answer to this question is not straightforward. This is because there is a lack of consensus on what constitutes a postgraduate professional preparation or study in education. However, the following can be said based on the practice and regulatory contexts in teacher education in India:

  • Objectives:

The 2-year MEd is generally (not unanimously though) considered as a professional programme that is directed at preparation of teacher educators. For awarding an MEd degree, an institution must have the recognition from the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) that regulates teacher preparation in the country. Along with this, a university offering the MEd degree should be recognized by the UGC. The 2-year MA Education programme is generally considered to be a liberal programme aimed at engaging with the field (or discipline) of education, pursuing research, working as practitioners in various educational settings and to teach at University level. A university recognized by UGC is eligible to award the MA degree.

Norms for becoming eligible to work as teacher educators in recognized institutions: As per the NCTE norms 2014, both MEd and MA Education degrees (with an initial teacher preparation and relevant master’s degrees) open-up avenues for teaching in different teacher education related programmes. Each teacher preparation programme has different norms for faculty qualifications. The candidates interested in the programme are advised to carefully read the NCTE Regulations. In addition to these, any other stipulation by the UGC (such as NET, PhD, etc.) also applies. The NCTE regulations change from time to time and so do the norms for faculty qualifications. The graduates of both the programmes are eligible to take the NET examination.

  • Eligibility:

For being eligible to pursue MEd degree, the entrants must have a first professional degree in education (like BEd or BElEd). For being eligible to pursue MA Education degree, entrants with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline are eligible.

For other queries contact: sesadmissions@aud.ac.in

  • Courses

    Eligibility

    Bachelor’s/Master’s degree with a minimum of 45% of marks or equivalent grade in any dis

    Core Courses:

  • Introduction to Educational Thought (guided reading)
  • Understanding Children and Childhood
  • State, Society and Education
  • Education and Development
  • Introduction to Teacher Education
  • Literature and the Young Child
  • Multilingual Education
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Socio Emotional Perspective on Educational Failure
  • Understanding Teacher and the Practice of Teacher

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