Master of Arts in Education | Admissions, TISS

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Master of Arts in Education

Location: Hyderabad

School: School of Educational Studies

Intake: 35

Description

Admissions Brochure

The field of education importantly needs professionals who have the capacity to develop curriculum, strengthen the pedagogy of discipline-based teaching, impart teacher training, conduct evidence-based research, influence education policies through advocacy measures, administer educational institutions and provide leadership in achieving educational goals. The Masters programme in Education offered by the School of Educational Studies at the TISS Hyderabad Campus attempts to address these needs in order to strengthen the field of Education and contribute to the professionalisation and discipline building of education in India. The full-time, campus-based MA Education programme, which commenced at TISS Hyderabad from the academic year 2013-14, focuses on all levels of education ranging from pre-school and school to higher education.

Objectives of the Programme

The overall objective of the programme is to develop capacities of students for the academic study of education with a view to facilitating their active immersion and self-reflexive involvement at the ground level whether as teachers, teacher educators, textbook writers or policy makers or in a range of other roles and capacities associated with the field of education.

The Master of Arts (Education) programme will enable students to develop a sustained and critical engagement with the discipline of Education especially as it has emerged and expanded in India. It will ensure an understanding of how Education has been shaped by subjects such as Philosophy, Sociology, History and Psychology, which are regarded as its foundational disciplines. The programme will equip students to specialise in areas of their interest with regard to different levels of education ranging from preschool, elementary or secondary schooling to higher education and develop the skill set and competency to engage comprehensively with various aspects of education policies and programmes. All the core objectives of the Masters programme are essentially located within a commitment to promoting the values of democracy, equality and equity.

Career Opportunities

Diverse career choices are open to students completing their MA in Education. Students have the option of entering the teaching profession (as teachers or teacher trainers) or developing curricula or becoming educational administrators, counsellors or researchers of education. Students who have graduated from School of Educational Studies have over the years been placed through the campus placement processes with various educational institutions, including governmental bodies, civil society organisations, policy think-tanks, CSR initiatives and funding agencies that focus their work on education. Building on the research training acquired as part of the programme, some students have also gone on to secure admissions in doctoral programmes of well-known Universities within the country and abroad.

Programme Structure

The MA Education spread over two years is offered as a full time, campus-based programme covering 80 credits. Through a combination of core and optional courses, the programme ensures that students are well equipped with foundational knowledge while also equipped to pursue interests and specialisation of their choice in relation to curriculum and pedagogies of subjects/disciplines as well as thematic areas. The programme enables students to acquire specialisation by choosing optional courses, taking basic and advanced levels of various courses, and pursuing specific dissertation topics.

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. Evaluation is based on both assignments submitted during the course as well as 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). Experiential learning and Dissertation are also evaluated and graded.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

Table 1: MA Education: Programme Structure

Semester/ Credits

Nature of the Course

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Semester 1

Credits: 20

Foundation

FC1

Foundation Courses-1

2

FC2

Foundation Courses-2

2

 

Core

 

 

ESC1

Sociology of Education

2

ESC2

Educational Psychology (Learners and Learning)

2

ESC3

Philosophy of Education

2

ESC4

History of Education

2

PC1

Reading, Writing and Thinking in Education

2

PC2

ICT Competencies for Lifelong Learning

2

EL1

Education Ecosystems: Exploring Interconnectedness

4

Semester 2

Credits: 22

Core

EL2

Field Attachment (first winter vacation)

4

ESC5

Education Policy, Institutions and Practices

2

ESC6

Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

2

ER1

Education Research Methods

4

ESC7

Inclusive Education

2

PC3

Designing Classroom Practice

2

Elective

ESE

Educational Studies Electives*

2

CBCS1

Choice Based Credit System course

2

CBCS2

Choice Based Credit System course

2

Semester 3

Credits: 20

Core

EL3

Field Internship (during summer vacation)

4

ER2

Research Tools & Analysis

2

ER3

Research / Capstone Proposal

2

PC4

Professional Competency Courses (Practicum)

2

Elective

ESP1

Education Specialisation Elective-1

4

ESP3

Education Specialisation Elective-3

4

PC5

Professional Competency Courses**

2

Semester 4

Credits: 18

 

Core

PC6

Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

2

ER4

Research Dissertation / Capstone Project Report

6

Elective

ESP2

Education Specialisation Elective-2

4

ESP4

Education Specialisation Elective-4

4

PC7

Seminar Courses ***

2

 

 

 

                                Total Credits

80

 

Note

*Students will choose any one of these advanced level courses: Sociology of Education, Educational Psychology (Development and Cognition), Philosophy of Education, History of Education.

 

**Students will choose any one from a basket of courses designed to build their professional competencies such as Project Management, Monitoring & Evaluation; Design Thinking; Education Communication.

 

Table 2: Typology of Courses

Code

Type of course

ESC

Educational Studies Core

ESE

Educational Studies Electives

ER

Education Research Courses

PC

Professional Competency Courses

EL

Experiential Learning from Field courses

ESP

Education Specialisation Courses/Electives

Fee Structure:

 

Components Master of Arts (Education)
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
FEE Tuition Fee 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000
Examination Fee 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
CHARGES



Field Education / Internship / Experiential Learning Charges 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
IT Charges 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Library Charges 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500
Other Charges( ID Card, Convocation & Misc.) * 2,500 0 0 0
FUNDS Students' Competency Fund 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000
Lab / Studio Fund 0 0 0 0
Development Fund 10,000 0 10,000 0
Students' Union Fund * 500 500 500 500
Alumni Fund * 0 500 0 0
Health Care Fund* 2,000 0 2,000 0
DEPOSITS Caution Deposits (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10,000 0    
  Semester wise Course Fee 51,500 27,500 39,000 27,000
  Yearly Fees 79,000 66,000
  Total Course Fee 1,45,000
Institute reserves the right to revise the Fee Structure of programmes if necessary.
Expenses related to Practicum / Study tour / Rural field work / Urban field work/Winter Institute, if any, will have to be met by the students themselves at the time of the activity.
No fee concession is available for self-finanaced programmes.