Education plays a central role in every part of the world and the role of a teacher or educator is one of the noblest professions. The study of education as a part of higher education involves giving and receiving a planned set of instructions. Students opting for an education course are trained in several areas like childhood education, primary teaching, secondary or tertiary teaching, physical and health education or vocational education. They also have the choice to specialize in teaching a particular subject matter....
A degree in education is designed to help the students enhance their ability to communicate and work with children (or students), written and oral skills, IT savviness, analytical and research skills, problem-solving skills, time and organization management skills, etc. Furthermore, they are taught how to design a curriculum, carry out lesson planning and target the learning. Generally, education discipline is a mix of applied and theoretical subject areas wherein the theoretical strand consists of:
Sociology includes the socio-economic and political factors that can affect educational institutions and the development of children.
History is concerned with the changes that educational institutions have gone through in the past and the impact of those changes.
Philosophy involves the study of fundamental queries like, what is the purpose of education, the definition of knowledge or what is the value of teaching.
Psychology of education focuses on learning about child development by analysis of attachment, languages, and the thought process of social interactions.
The applied part of the education course includes informal methods of learning, understanding classroom dynamics and methods of teaching. Therefore, students with a desire to teach others can take up education-related courses for their higher education.
The Study in India partner institutes offers education courses only at Postgraduate. The choice of courses depends on students and eligibility set by different institutes.
1) Post-graduate (PG)
A master’s degree in education is generally a full-time course with a duration of 2 years. Students can pursue it after completing their undergraduate degrees.
Please note, the eligibility for education courses differs across institutes. Therefore, students should check the eligibility requirements at the time of applying.
After pursuing a degree in education, generally, students take up the role of educator or teacher. But, there are a few other options available and they are mentioned below:
Frequently Asked Questions:
1) What are the top career options after pursuing education courses?
The top career options after pursuing education courses include teacher, lecturer, librarian, career counsellor, curriculum developer, home tutor, etc.
2) Can I learn education courses in distance mode?
At present, the Study in India partner institutes does not offer education courses in distance mode.
3) How do I become a teacher?
To become a teacher you can pursue a bachelor’s in Education (B.Ed) after completing graduation or post-graduation (in any stream).
4) Can I get a job after pursuing an M.Ed Degree?
Yes, you can land a job after completing an M.Ed Degree, if you fulfil the required eligibility criteria laid down by the employer.
5) The skills required to pursue a career in the education field?
Generally, the skill set required to pursue a career in the education field include:
Time management skills
Mentoring/ counselling skills
6) What is the eligibility of M.Ed?
The general eligibility to pursue M.Ed is graduation in education (B.Ed). However, for special eligibility, you need to check at the time of applying.
7) What is the duration of the M.Ed course?
The duration of the M.Ed course is two years.
8) Can I complete my M.Ed in one year?
No, you cannot complete M.Ed in one year as it is generally a two-year course.
9) Does M.Ed offer specializations?
Yes, M.Ed offers specializations in subjects like Special Education, Women Studies, Educational Training, Guidance, Gender Studies, Value Education, Inclusive Education, etc
10) What is the benefit of doing MEd?
The biggest benefit of having the MEd Degree is that of career advancement. The course focuses on various aspects of education such as instruction, counselling, leadership, curriculum, and educational technology.
11) Is M.A in Education and MEd the same?
No, both degrees are not the same. MEd focuses on the practical element of teaching whereas MA in Education revolves around advanced teaching of theoretical subjects. MEd is a professional course and MA in Education is not.
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