M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts in Education (Elementary)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Education

Centre: Centre for Education


Intake: 40

Eligibility

a) Programme require completion of Bachelor's Degree of minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent ( under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a recognised university, in any discipline.

b) At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree progremme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree progrmmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester.

 

c) Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by Monday  May 10, 2017 are eligible to apply to all the programme.

Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 30, 2017. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands cancelled.

Description

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The Master of Arts in Education (Elementary) programme aims to enhance knowledge, capacities and orientations that are relevant to strengthening elementary education in the country. Students completing this programme develop a critical and reflective understanding of the core and foundational areas of education, including theory and research, with special reference to India. The programme is designed to include thematic, issue-based courses that are of current significance in the Indian context.  Students also develop special expertise in chosen areas of study relating more directly to professional needs: for example, curriculum, pedagogy, teacher development, material development, education of children with special needs, leadership and management issues, gender issues in education, etc.

This programme has two distinctive features: It is conducted in dual mode, involving 4 weeks of contact classes and 12 weeks of distance learning in Semesters I and III and 31/2 weeks of contact classes and 12½ weeks of distance learning in Semesters II and IV. This model has been chosen as a way of facilitating participants to combine work with study. The contact classes are held at the Mumbai campus of TISS. Teaching–learning during the rest of the semester is carried out based on planned weekly/fortnightly reading, study and regular assignments to be shared with faculty and other peers, primarily through the Internet using a learning management system.

The M.A. programme was collaboratively conceived by TISS, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai, Vidya Bhawan Society, Udaipur, Digantar, Jaipur, Eklavya, Bhopal and National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. These organisations have contributed significantly to research and innovative practices in the field of elementary education. This gets reflected in the vibrant curriculum of the programme. Professionals from these organisations and other experts in the field contribute to teaching in the programme. The programme is located in TISS, Mumbai and the degree is awarded by TISS.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

YearDetailCredit
First Courses 30
Second Courses 30
Field Attachment 6
Total 66

Semesterwise Courses:

Course Contact Credits
(1 credit = 15 hours)
Distance Credits
(1 credit = 30 hours)
Total CreditsTotal Time Spent
(in hours)
Semester I (Odd Semester): 4 weeks of contact and 12 weeks of distance period
BC 01 Philosophy of Education 2.5 2.5 5 112.5
BC 10 History of Education 2.5 2.5 5 112.5
BC 04 Child Development, Cognition and Learning - I 2.5 2.5 5 112.5
Semester II (Even Semester): 3½ weeks of contact and 12½ weeks of distance period
BC 02 Sociology of Education - I 2.5 2.5 5 112.5
BC 07 Curriculum and School 2.5 2.5 5 112.5
OCA Optional Course 2.5 2.5 5 112.5
Semester III (Odd Semester): 4 weeks of contact and 12 weeks of distance period
BC 0 5 Child Development, Cognition and Learning - II 2.5 2.5 5 112.5
BC 0 6 Language, Mind and Society 2.5 2.5 5 112.5
BC 08 Research Methods 2.5 2.5 5 112.5
Semester IV (Even Semester): 3½ weeks of contact and 12½ weeks of distance period
BC 03 Sociology of Education - II 2.5 2.5 5 112.5
BC 09 Policy, Institutions and Practices 2.5 2.5 5 112.5
OCB Optional Course 2.5 2.5 5 112.5
FA Field Attachment and Paper Presentation 1 5 6 165
Total Credits 31 35 66 1515

Note: BC: Basic Course; OC: Optional Course; FA: Field Attachment.

1.  Basic Courses: The basic courses are compulsory and draw on the foundational areas of philosophy, sociology, economics, history and psychology. These address the need for an understanding of education in relation to areas such as metaphysics and the nature of knowledge, human nature, human development, learning and cognition, language and thought, the nature of Indian society and culture, education as a means of social transformation and social reproduction, etc. Basic courses introduce students to important theories, concepts and debates in these areas.

Optional Courses: There are two groups of optional courses. Group I relates to pedagogy areas and includes courses which relate to the school subjects/academic disciplines and examine curricular and pedagogic issues in these areas. The courses in this Group aim towards comprehending the nature of school knowledge and how children learn. It also includes organisation of learning processes covering curriculum, pedagogy and evaluation. Group II relates to thematic areas of contemporary significance. The courses in this Group provide opportunities to examine specific issues of particular relevance to Indian education.

Optional Courses A, B, and C are to be chosen from the following with at least one option from each group.

Optional Group I

OC 1

First Language Pedagogy

OC 2

Pedagogy of Mathematics

OC 3

Pedagogy of Social Studies

OC 4

Science Education

Optional Group II

OC 5

Education Leadership and Management

OC 6

Materials Design and Development

OC 7

Teacher Professional Development

OC 8

Gender and Education

OC 9

Education of Children with Special Needs

OC 10

Caste, Tribe and Education

2.  Flexi options: Normally a student would be able to complete the programme in two years.  There is also a flexible option of taking fewer courses in a semester and completing the programme over three years (up to five years).  This is based on the prerequisites defined for each course.

* The semester-wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes.

Fee Structure:

Components EE
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
1 Tuition 10500 10500 10500 10500
2 Examination 800 800 800 800
3 Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
4 Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
5 ID Card 300 0 0 0
6 Medical Insurance Premium Charges 1500 0 1500 0
7 Students' Union 500 500 500 500
8 Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
9 Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
10 Caution Deposits ( Refundable at the time of leaving the programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
11 Field Attachement 0 0 0 6000
1. Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 32700 20800 14300 20800
11 Hostel & Electricity Charges Rs.10000 & Rs.5000 3000 3000 3000 3000
12 Dining Hall Charges (Advance) 3000 3000 3000 3000
2. Total Fees for Hostellers 38700 26800 20300 26800

*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.

 

 

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