Centre: Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research
TISS is offering an unique integrated course B.Ed-M.Ed (3 years) programme for the preparation of policy makers, education planners and sector leaders, teachers and post graduate studies in education towards the preparation of faculty for teacher education as well as other professional work in education. The programme offers a multidisciplinary, applied social science approach towards the study of teaching and education providing a nuanced understanding of the complexities in the sector, the programme builds a critical perspective on existing knowledge and practice. A well-rounded professional learning experience is developed through extended internship. The programme uses technology as an enabler for professional development and practice. Students will have the opportunity to benefit from the faculty's involvement with field-based action research and work with marginalised communities to develop a critically grounded and practical knowledge of field realities and field action. The programme allows students to develop a research-based, understanding of education theory that informs practice and enables them to proactively engage with and reinvigorate the institutional contexts of work. The course work and practicum will help prepare educators who can work with diverse and plural contexts and inclusively to achieve education for all.
The programme will help prepare leaders and professionals for the education sector who have the necessary knowledge, critical perspectives, understanding and capabilities to work as teachers, faculty of education programmes and in other professional capacities in the sector, including curriculum design and development, evaluation, technology in education, leadership, research and policy advocacy.
The B.Ed-M.Ed programme spread over three years (six semesters) will be offered as a full time course with 122 credits. The courses are graded and address teacher preparation and post-graduate studies in education. Some courses are designed as taught courses, while others are designed as practical courses involving experiential learning through workshop, lab or school and field internship.
Most courses include engagement with the field to understand and contextualise issues. Pedagogic specialisations currently offered are: English, Mathematics, Science and Social Science. These will be allocated based upon the entry level basic academic degree of students. Students are also expected to select and study one area of advanced specialisation, and pursue their research dissertation in one of the areas: Language education, Mathematics education, Science Education, Social Science education; Education and Development, Education Technology and New Media.
Student-teachers will engage with schools over the entire period of the programme in various ways and capacities, culminating in the period of internship. In the second year of the programme, the school teaching internship is planned to extend over a full academic year of the school. During the third year, student teachers will be attached to sites, aligned to the specialisation they select to provide them an opportunity to observe the complexities in the field, develop a critical understanding of practice as well as pilot innovations.Evaluation and Programme CompletionAll courses will be evaluated following the TISS evaluation rules and regulations. Evaluation is based on assignments submitted during the course, reflective diaries, observation of field practice and term papers or end term examinations. A student must achieve a pass in each course, and failing this they would need to repeat the course the next time that it is offered (i.e., the next year). Field attachment and dissertation are also evaluated and graded. Field attachment will be evaluated by the concerned field supervisor and an examiner from TISS. The dissertation evaluation will be carried out by an examiner from TISS, and an external examiner.
Distribution of Credit Hours:
1 credit = 15 hours classroom teaching or 30 hours lab/field experience/workshop/self study.Note: Distribution of credit hours may undergo some changes
FC1,2,3: Understanding Economy, Society & Politics
Vacation 1: PF1 (P): Communicative English-1
ES2: ICT and Education
ES3 (P): Understanding Students’ Thinking and Learning
Vacation : PF3(P): Theatre, Art, Media & Communication
Vacation 3: Review and preparation for Internship-2
Vacation 4: Field Attachment
Vacation 5: Research
Note: The Semester -wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes
All candidates will have to appear for the National Common Written Test (TISSNET). Shortlisted candidates have to appear for a test which will assess the content knowledge in Mathematics/Science/Social Science/English language (one area to be selected based on PG subjects of choice) and reflections of education and society. Candidates will need to choose ONE subject in Part-2, based on the pedagogy specialisation they are applying for.
Part 1: National Common Written Test
Integrated B.Ed-M.Ed * (Three Years)
Lab Charges / Studio Fund
Students' Union Fund
* Details under Centre
* Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.
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