Education: Colleges, Recruiters, Syllabus, Job Scopes

MA Education is basically a theoretical course that 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 that are designed in a way to cover the 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.The course primarily aims to build in enrolled students proficiency in pedagogy and leadership. It aims to improve the understanding of schooling and appreciation of the political, economic and social forces that influence the decisions of educational leaders. 
MA Education hones students’ skills needed in analyses and discussions of education-related theories for application to real-world experiences along with providing competency in educational leadership.

Top Colleges

  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi
  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • St Xavier's College, Mumbai
  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • Miranda House College, New Delhi
  • Presidency College, Chennai
  • Madras Christian College, Chennai 
  • Hindu College, New Delhi
  • Hans Raj College, New Delhi
  • Fergusson College, Pune

Highlights

Course Post Graduation
Duration 2 Years
Examination Type Semester System
Eligibility 10+2+3 in any stream.
Admission Process Separate Entrances conducted by Different Colleges

Courses and Eligibility

Course Duration Eligibility Entrance
BA 3 Years 10+2 with the given minimum percentage as required by the college Merit Based
MA 2 Years Graduation in any course with 45% minimum aggregate Separate entrances conducted by colleges.

Top Recruiters

  • Coaching Centers
  • Education-based Consultancies
  • Education Department
  • Home Tuitions
  • Museums
  • Private Tuitions
  • Publishing Houses
  • Research and Development Agencies
  • Schools, etc

Admission Process

Most institutes shortlist students for MA Education course on the basis of their performance in a relevant entrance test. Some institutes conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process may vary from college to college. Some institutes in the country also offer admission on the basis of the candidate’s obtained merit at the level of graduation.

Syllabus

Semester I

  • Philosophical & Sociological Foundations of Education I
  • Educational Psychology I
  • Educational Research and Statistics I
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation I
  • Guidance & Counselling I
  • Educational Technology I
  • Special Education I
  • Population education & Environmental Education I
  • Value education & Human Rights Education I
  • Educational Administration & Management I
  • Life Long Education I
Semester II
  • Philosophical & Sociological Foundations of Education- II
  • Educational Psychology- II
  • Educational Research & Statistics- II
  • Educational Measurement & Evaluation- II
  • Guidance & Counselling- II
  • Educational Technology- II
  • Special Education- II
  • Population Education & Environmental Education-II
  • Value Education & Human Rights Education- II
  • Educational Administration & Management- II
  • Life Long Education - II

Semester III

  • History & Contemporary Issues of Indian Education I
  • Curriculum Development I
  • Dissertation Proposal
  • Educational Measurement & Evaluation III
  • Guidance & Counselling III
  • Educational Technology III
  • Special Education III
  • Population Education & Environmental Education III
  • Value Education & Human Rights Education III
  • Educational Administration & Management III
  • Life Long Education III

Semester IV

  • History & Contemporary Issues of Indian Education- II
  • Curriculum Development- II
  • Dissertation
  • Educational Measurement & Evaluation- IV
  • Guidance & Counselling- IV
  • Educational Technology- IV
  • Special Education- IV
  • Population Education & Environmental Education- IV
  • Value Education & Human Rights Education- IV
  • Educational Administration & Management- IV
  • Life Long Education- IV.

Skills Required

  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • People interested in education sector
  • Those who wish to study further
  • Good people skills
  • Ability to speak well before large groups

Top Entrances

  • CUCET
  • Punjab University Entrance Test
  • Sri Venkateswara University Admission Exam
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University Entrance Test
  • Alagappa University Entrance Exam
  • Madras University Admission Test
  • Mumbai University Entrance Exam
  • Pondicherry University Entrance Exam
  • Periyar University Entrance Test
  • Netaji Subhas Open University Entrance Exam
  • Nalanda Open University Admission Exam.

Career and Job Prospects

Job profile                                                                                 Job Description Average Income in INR
Lecturer Lecturers teach students at undergraduate and graduate levels, assess and evaluating candidates’ works, impart educational instruction, and invigilating examinations, among others. 4.2 lakh
Professor Professors or College Instructors typically teach courses in their branch of knowledge, assess students’ works, and build advanced knowledge of the discipline in enrolled candidates. 3.8 lakh
Principal Principals oversee and manage the daily operations of private/public secondary schools. Their obligations include working with other school functionaries, authorities, devising and achieving scholarly objectives and educational programs, and such. 6.9 lakh

FAQs

Q: What are the career prospects after MA Education?
A: MA Education course has been designed to address the emerging demand for experts in the fields of teaching and training at different levels of education, including administration and management of education. Upon successful completion of the course, postgraduates interested in further studies in the discipline may go for pursuing M.Phil., or Ph.D. in the subject.
Such postgraduates are professionally responsible for developing academic curricula or serving as educational administrators, counsellors or researchers in the field of education.They are hired in capacities such as Lecturer, Professor, School Teacher, Private Tutor, Education Consultant, Education Counsellor, Vice Principal, Principal, and such.
Coaching Centers, Education Consultancies, Education Department, Home Tuitions, Museums, Private Tuitions, Publishing Houses, Research and Development Agencies, Schools, etc. are some of the most common areas of employment for such professionals.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful postgraduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Q: What is the process for getting admission into MA Education?
A: Most institutes shortlist students for MA Education course on the basis of their performance in a relevant entrance test. Some institutes conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process may vary from college to college. Some institutes in the country also offer admission on the basis of the candidate’s obtained merit at the level of graduation. 

Q: What are the top entrances for getting admission into MA Education?
A: Here are the top entrances for getting admission into MA Education:

  • CUCET
  • Punjab University Entrance Test
  • Sri Venkateswara University Admission Exam
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University Entrance Test

For further details check the Top Entrances section.

Q: Which are the best colleges for MA Education?
A:  

  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi
  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • St Xavier's College, Mumbai
  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • Miranda House College, New Delhi

Refer to the Top Colleges section for further details.

Q: What are the skills required for studying MA Educations?
A:  Here are skills required for studying MA Education: 

  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • People interested in education sector
  • Those who wish to study further
  • Good people skills
  • Ability to speak well before large groups

Q: What are the sectors where students with MA Education degree can get employed?
A: The top sectors where a student of MA Education can get employment are  mentioned below:

  • Coaching Centers
  • Education-based Consultancies
  • Education Department
  • Home Tuitions
  • Museums
  • Private Tuitions
  • Publishing Houses
  • Research and Development Agencies
  • Schools, etc

Q: What is the minimum eligibility required for studying MA Education?
A: Listed here are the minimum criteria of eligibility needed to be fulfilled for admission to the course.

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline (including Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Engineering, Medicine, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Commerce, Management, etc.) from a recognized university.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 45% at the level of graduation.

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