Academic Program

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Programme

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Programme

Introduction

Education plays key role in the development of a society and a country. The extent to which education is able to contribute to the process of socio-economic development and transformation of the nation depends on the trained and qualified human resources developed by the academic institutions and universities. In order to produce the qualified human resources required for the country, university and academic institutions should be equipped with adequate resources, competent and committed teaching faculties and staff, and properly designed courses. Faculty of Education (FoE) has been producing and supplying trained and qualified teachers, teacher educators, educational planners and administrators in the country for more than five decades through the Master Programme in Education.

Master of Education is a two-year programme offered in constitutional and affiliated campuses under FoE scattered in different parts of the country. This programme consists of professional/pedagogical core courses and specialization courses. Specialization courses include Curriculum and Evaluation, Educational Planning and Management, English Education, Nepali Education, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Health Education, Physical Education, Economics Education, Geography Education, History Education and Political Science Education. Students can specialize in any one of these courses. Both professional and specialization courses have been revised and implemented since 2009.

 

Objectives of the Programme

The overall objective of the M.Ed. programme is to produce higher level academic manpower such as teachers, teacher educators, educational planners and administrators, system analysts and experts in the field of education. The specific objectives of the programme are to:

·         produce qualified and competent teacher educators,

·         produce efficient educational planners, administrators, managers,  supervisors and other educational experts,

·         promote innovative practices in the field of education,

·         develop educational leadership and experts that can transform the educational systems of the country.

 

 

 

Course Structure

The M.Ed. courses can be put under three major categories, viz. Core Courses which carry 350 full marks including teaching practice, Specialization Courses (600 full marks) and Thesis Writing, which carry 50 marks each. The following table shows the courses with their full marks distribution.  One Course carrying 50 marks is offered in the second year as Elective course as prescribed by the concerned subject committee.

S.N.

Nature of the Course

Full Marks

1st Year

2nd Year

Weightage

1

Professional (Core Course) including teaching practice/practicum

350

200

150

35%

2

Specialization  including thesis writing

600

300

300

60%

 

Elective

50

-

50

5%

 

Total

1000

500

500

100%

 

Three courses such as i) Foundation of Education, ii) Psychology in the classroom and iii) Curriculum and practices are offered in the first year as core courses are obligatory for all students irrespective what subject they take as specialization. Three to four courses carrying 300 marks are offered in the same year as specialization courses as approved by the concerned subject committee. In the second year, Measurement and Evaluation, Research methodology, and Teaching Practice are offered as core courses.  Courses of 300 marks are offered as specialization subjects and one course is offered as elective one in the second year. 

Course Cycle

Area

First Year

Full Marks

Second Year

Full Marks

Core area

Core courses

200

Core courses

100

 

i. Foundation of Education

100

i. Measurement and Evaluation

50

 

ii. Psychology in the classroom

50

ii. Research Methodology

50

 

iii. Curriculum planning and practices

50

iii Teaching Practice

50

Specialization

As approved by the concerned subject committee

300

As approved by the concerned subject committee

300

Elective

 

 

As approved by the concerned subject committee

50

Total

 

500

 

500

 

 

 

Students can specialize in any one of the following subjects provided that they have basic background knowledge in that subject:

  1. Curriculum and Evaluation
  2. Economics Education
  3. English Language Education
  4. Educational Planning and Management
  5. Health Education
  6. History Education
  7. Mathematics Education
  8. Nepali Language Education
  9. Physical Education
  10. Political Science Education
  11. Population Education
  12. Geography Education
  13. ICTE
  14. Science Education (Chemistry)
  15. Biology Education
  16. Physics  Education

 

In addition to specializing in any one of these subjects, the students of this programme are required to conduct independent research work and participate in teaching internship and the each related activities (practicum). Both the thesis writing and practicum have to be related to the specialization subjects of the student.

 

Entry  Requirement

Students with Bachelor's Degree in Education from Tribhuvan University or recognized by Tribhuvan University are eligible for the admission to the Master's Programme. However, they need specific qualification for the admission in different specialization subject which are as follows:

1.      Nepali Language Education

·         Bachelor's Degree in Education with major Nepali or Bachelor of Arts or equivalent to B.A. with major Nepali with one year B.Ed. from T.U. or a university recognized by T.U.

2.      English Language Education

·         Bachelor's Degree in Education with major English or Bachelor of Arts or equivalent to B.A. with major English and with year B.Ed. from T.U. or a university recognized by T.U.

3.      Science Education

·         Bachelor's Degree in Education with major Science Education or Bachelor of Science with one year B.Ed. from T.U. or a university recognized by T.U.

4.      Curriculum and Evaluation

·         Bachelor's Degree in Education (one-year, two-year and three-year B.Ed) in any discipline from T.U. or a university recognized by T.U.

5.      Educational Planning and Management

·         Bachelor's Degree in Education (one-year, two-year and three-year B.Ed) in any discipline from T.U. or a university recognized by T.U.

6.      Math Education

·         Bachelor's Degree in Education (one-year, two-year and three-year B.Ed) with major Mathematics from Tribhuvan University or a university  recognized by T.U.

7.      Information and Communication Technology Education

·         Bachelor of Education. with major Information and Communication Technology Education (ICTE)

or

·         Bachelor of Education in Mathematics with bridge course on ICTE conducted by Tribhuvan University

or

·         Master of Education with 10-month ICTE training successfully completed.

 

8.      Health Education

·         Three-year B.Ed. with major Health and Physical Education

9.      Physical Education

·         Three-year B.Ed. with major Health and Physical Education

10.   Population Education

·         Bachelor of Education in Population Education

11.  Geography Education

·         Three-year B.Ed or one year B.Ed. in any discipline from T.U. or a university recognized by T.U.

12.  History Education

·         Three-year B.Ed or one year B.Ed. in any discipline from T.U. or a university recognized by T.U.

13.  Economics Education

·         Three-year B.Ed with major  Economics or Bachelor of Arts with major Economics and one year B.Ed. from T.U. or a university recognized by T.U.

14.  Political Science Education

·         Three-year B.Ed or one year B.Ed. in any discipline from T.U. or a university recognized by T.U and he/she should be free from physical and mental disability.