M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts (Education)

Location: Mumbai

Centre: Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research


Intake: 34

Description

TISS offers four programmes of study in Education at the Post Graduate level
  1. MA Education (Elementary) is a flexible blended programme with face-to-face and online learning, offered by the School of Education, Mumbai. The following are regular, campus based programmes:
  2. MA Education and
  3. B.Ed-M.Ed (integrated, three years) are offered by the Centre for Education, Innovation and Action Research, Mumbai
  4. MA Education is offered by the Azim Premji School of Education, Hyderabad.

The field of education needs professionals with a capacity to develop curriculum, train teachers, conduct evidenced based research to influence education policies and practices, strengthen the pedagogy of discipline-based teaching at various levels of education, contribute towards knowledge generation and use of ICT and New Media in Education, administer educational institutions and provide leadership and advocacy in achieving educational goals.

Masters programme in Education (regular mode) is commencing from the academic year 2019-20 at TISS Mumbai. This programme of post-graduate studies in education aims to develop critical knowledge of the field and discipline, and to give students the opportunity to specialise in areas of their interest.  The programme combines an integrated discipline-based approach with a proactive orientation to policy and institutional contexts of practice.
The programme offers courses in the areas of education studies, pedagogic studies, research and advanced specialisation optionals, a compulsory evaluated field attachment and research leading to a dissertation. Courses are designed to combine field and theoretical knowledge and experience. Some courses are designed as labs and workshops.

Objectives of the Programme

The overall objective of the programme is to develop capacities of students for academic study of education with a view to facilitating their active immersion and self-reflexive involvement in the field as teachers, teacher educators, curriculum, textbook and resource developers, policy making and as researchers.  

The Master of Arts (Education) programme will enable a sustained and critical engagement with the discipline of Education especially as it has emerged and expanded in India. The research-based programme will help students develop an understanding to and skills relating to education studies as a multidisciplinary field of study, drawing from philosophy, sociology, history and psychology with an understanding of school curriculum pedagogy, the development of teachers, social justice in education and education and society.  The programme is designed to offer students specialisations in curriculum and pedagogy (language, mathematics, science and social science education), education, development and policy; ICT and new media in education and teacher education.

Career Opportunities


Diverse career choices are open to students completing the Master of Arts (Education) programme including government organisations at the National and state levels (NCERT, SCERT, etc), University and college departments of education, research organisations, and civil society organisations/CSR initiatives/funding agencies that has an education focus in work.  Students will graduate with knowledge, understanding and skills for research and practice across levels of school and teacher education, with advanced specialisations in Curriculum and Pedagogy (Language/Mathematics/Science/Social Science Education), Education Development and Policy, ICT and New Media and Teacher Education.

Evaluation and Programme Completion
All courses will be evaluated following the TISS evaluation rules and regulations. The eleven point grading system is used for the evaluation for each course, and the final aggregate is on a seven point grading system. Evaluation is based on both assignments submitted during the course and either a term paper or an end term examination. 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 the 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.

Programme Structure


The MA Education programme spread over two years (four semesters) will be offered as a full time course covering 78 credits. The programme currently enables students to specialise in two of the seven following areas:
(i) Education Development and Policy (ii) Language Education (iii) Mathematics Education (iv) Science Education (v) Social Science Education (vi) ICT and New Media in Education (vii) Teacher Education

Distribution of Credit Hours:

 

Year

Details

Credits

First

Foundation Course

4

Educational Studies

18

Advanced Specialisation — Part One + Part Two

8

CBCS

4

Research Methods

4

Second

Field Attachment

4

Educational Studies

16

Advanced Specialisation —Part One + Part Two

8

Research Dissertation

6

Optional Advanced Disciplinary Course

4

Total Credits

76

Note: 1 credit = 15 hours classroom teaching or 30 hours lab/field experience/workshop/self-study.

 

Semesterwise Courses:

 

Semester 1

Credits

Semester 2

Credits

Foundation Course1 (FC)

2

ES05- Practicum: School Observations 2

2

Foundation Course 2 (FC)

2

ES08- Key Ideas and Concepts in Education

4

ES01- Learners and Learning

4

RM03- Education Research Methods

4

ES06- Policy, Institutions and Practices

4

Advanced Specialisation 1 – Course Two (Choose any 1)

4

ES07- Social Marginality and Education

4

Choice Based Credit System Courses 3 (Open Elective)

2

Advanced Specialisation 11 – Course One (Choose any 1)

4

Choice Based Credit System Courses (Elective Foundation)

2

Total

20

 

18

Semester 3

Credits

Semester 3

Credits

Field Attachment 4

4

Advanced Specialisation 2 – Course Two (Choose any 1)

4

ES09 - Inclusive and Special Education

2

Teachers and Teaching

4

ES10- Analysing Educational Innovations

2

Optional Advanced Disciplinary Course 5 (Choose any 1)

4

ES11- History of Education

4

Research Dissertation

6

ES12- Curriculum and School

4

 

 

Advanced Specialisation 2 – Course One (Choose any 1)

4

 

 

Total

20

Total

18

Total Credits: 76

Notes:    


1. Advanced Specialisations (AS) are a set of 7 specialisations, each with 2 courses. Students are expected to choose any 2 specialisations and pursue both courses in each specialisation across two semesters. Details given in the table below.


2. This is a Practicum aimed at developing students’ understanding of the characteristics and challenges of working with different institutional systems. Students will visit institutes that the Centre is collaborating with, as part of its field action project.


3. The Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) Courses are to be selected from the general pool of CBCS courses (Open Electives) given on pages 38–41.


4. Field Attachment: Students will be attached with an organisation (Government/Civil Society), whose work is aligned with the student’s interests. This will allow students to both observe and learn about the field, with expert practitioners to mentor them on various aspects of education administration and policy, curriculum and pedagogy, teacher formation, etc.


5. Optional Advanced Disciplinary Courses in education will enable students to pursue their areas of interest, and develop deeper knowledge, understanding and skills relating to education.

Advanced Specialisations*

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

AS 01

AS 02

Teacher Education – 1: Introductory Themes

Teacher Education – 2: Formation of Practice

4

AS 03

AS 04

Language Education

Teaching of English

4

AS 05

AS 06

Mathematics Education – 1

Mathematics Education – 2

4

AS 07

AS 08

Science Education – 1

Science Education – 2

4

AS 09

AS 10

Social Science Education – 1

Social Science Education – 2

4

AS 11

AS 12

Education Development and Policy – 1 (Education and Development)

Education Development and Policy – 2 (Education, Nation-state and Globalisation)

4

AS 13

AS 14

ICT and New Media in Education – 1

ICT and New Media in Education – 2

4

Note: *Courses will be offered subject to a minimum number of students opting for the course and teacher availability

Optional Advanced Disciplinary Courses

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

OADC 01

Educational Thinkers and Thought

4

OADC 03

Cognition and Learning

4

OADC 04

Economics of Education

4

OADC 05

Management and Administration in Education

4

OADC 06

Language, Mind and Society

4

OADC 07

Teaching Learning and Assessment

4

Fee Structure:

 

Components M.A. In Education
Semester
I II III IV
FEE Tuition Fee 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
CHARGES Field Work Charges 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000
Computer Charges 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2,000
ID Card Charges 300 0 0 0
FUNDS Students' Competency Fund 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
Internship Fund 0 0 0 0
Lab/Studio Fund 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000
Development Fund / Programme Fund 10,000 10,000 10,000 10,000
Students' Union Fund 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1,500 0 1,500 0
DEPOSITS Caution Deposit (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10,000 0 0 0
  Total Course Fee 51,200 39,300 40,800 41,300
*Details under School        
Institute reserves the right to revise the Fee Structure of programmes if necessary.
Some Schools will organise Practicum / Study tour / Rural field work / Urban field work/Winter Institute, expenses for these are not shown in the above table. These expenses will have to be met by the students themselves at the time of the activity.