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MEd or Master of Education is a master degree course that deals with the study of new methods of teaching and educational research. The programme focuses on different aspects of education including instruction, curriculum, counselling, leadership, and educational technology. The regulatory body in charge of the MEd programme is the National Council of Higher Education (NCHE).

  • MEd is of two years duration divided into four semesters. However, some universities/ colleges also offer a one-year duration MEd programme. The course is offered in various subjects and specialisations.
  • Candidates can pursue MEd in distance education and regular mode. After the completion of the MEd course, candidates can choose to work not only as teachers but also as counsellors, administrators, headmasters, etc.

Know the complete requirements of the MEd course in terms of the required skillset, eligibility criteria, course curriculum, top entrance exams, and job profiles below.

MEd Eligibility

Candidates who meet the below-mentioned parameters fulfil eligibility criteria for MEd:

  • Candidates should clear BEd (Bachelor of Education) from a recognised college/ university
  • Candidates should clear BEd with the minimum required percentage (usually 50% - 60%) stipulated by the institution in which a candidate is applying 
  • Candidates possessing BElEd (Bachelor of Elementary Education) or BAEd (BA Education)/ BScEd (BSc Education)/ MScEd (MSc Education) degree are sometimes also eligible to apply for the course depending on the policy of the institution in which they are applying  
  • Additional weightage is sometimes given to candidates possessing a postgraduate degree in Sciences/ Social Sciences/ Humanities, teaching experience, and experience working in State Board of Secondary and Senior Secondary Education or Directorate/ Inspectors of Education in the states

MEd Entrance Exams

The admission process and selection criteria for MEd varies from university to university. While some universities/ colleges offer admission on the basis of merit determined through candidates’ marks in the qualifying exam (BEd/ BElEd/ BAEd/ BScEd/ MScEd), others conduct written entrance exams. MEd entrance exam pattern is such that candidates are usually tested on three parameters - Teaching Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and Language Proficiency.

Some of the popular MEd entrance exams are:

Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET) Jammu University Entrance Test (JUET)
Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam (AMU Entrance Exam) Banaras Hindu University Postgraduate Entrance Test (BHU PET)
Masters of Education Entrance Test

View the list of other popular Teaching & Education entrance exams conducted in India.

MEd Skillset

MEd is most apt for those looking to build a career in the field of teaching and academics. Some of the skills that candidates who wish to obtain an MEd degree should possess are mentioned below:

Skillset for MEd Candidates

Confidence

Communication skills

Team player organisation skills

Leadership skills

Classroom management skills

Observation skills

Time management skills

Interpersonal skills

Conflict-solving skills

Mentoring/ counselling skills

Patience

Discipline

Ability to adapt

Ability to empower

Ability to engage

Ability to plan

Innovative

Hard worker

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MEd Subjects & Syllabus

The syllabus of MEd lays emphasis on different pedagogy of learning techniques that help candidates develop the right technical finesse to become an educator. The course curriculum of MEd not only includes theory but also a great amount of practical work. As part of the practical experience, candidates are encouraged to prepare dissertations, join internships, pursue academic writing, and attend workshops and seminars.  

Given below are semester-wise core subjects that are mandatorily taught in MEd:  

MEd Syllabus (Core/ Mandatory Subjects)
Semester – I

Educational Psychology

Historical and Political Perspectives of Education

Educational Studies

Methodology of Educational Research & Educational Statistics

Human Rights and Education

Information and Communication Technology in Education

Semester – II

Philosophical Foundations of Education

Sociological Foundations of Education

Curriculum Studies in Education

Teacher Education in Indian and Global Perspectives

Semester – III

Advanced Methods in Educational Research

In-Service Teacher Education in India

Comparative Education

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Semester – IV

(Only elective subjects mentioned below)

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It may be noted that apart from core courses there are also various specialisations that candidates can take up during MEd usually in the third semester. Some such specialisations include:  

MEd Syllabus (Specialised/ Elective Subjects)

Elementary Education in India: Administration and Management

Aspects, Planning & Management at Secondary & Senior Secondary level

Issues & Curricular Concerns at Elementary level

Issues & Curricular Concerns at the Secondary & Senior Secondary level

Advanced Curriculum Theory

Environmental Education

Policy, Planning and Financing of Education

Education Policy, Planning and Financing of Education at Secondary and Senior Secondary level

Issues, Planning and Policies of Elementary Education

Education Management and Planning at Secondary level

Towards Academic Leadership at Secondary School level

Information and Communication Technology in Education

Inclusive Education

Peace Education

Educational Technology

Issues and Challenges in Secondary Education

Contemporary Concerns in Elementary Education

Educational, Vocational Guidance and Counselling

Educational Administration

Supporting Education of Students from Disabilities and Disadvantaged Groups

Value Education

Educational Evaluation

Science Education

Language Education

Social Science Education

Business Education

Gender Studies

Yoga Education

Special Education

Guidance & Counselling

MEd Jobs and Career Opportunities

A degree in Master of Education opens up ample career opportunities for students in the fields of teaching and education. A postgraduate in MEd can find promising jobs at places such as education consultancies, publishing houses, schools, colleges, coaching centres, research and development agencies, and so on.

Check out some of the popular MEd job profiles below:

  • Teacher: A teacher teaches students in the classroom of a school. However, apart from that a teacher also serves many other responsibilities such as preparing lesson plans, marking work and giving proper feedback to students. A teacher sometimes also research new topic areas and devise new curriculum material.  
  • Soft Skills Trainer: A soft skills trainer is responsible for delivering engaging as well as challenging workshops and seminars to the target audience. A soft skills trainer selects appropriate learning material for instructional purposes, monitors the effectiveness of training material, and also assesses the strengths and weaknesses of individuals to adjust the training as per requirement.   
  • Career Counsellor: A career counsellor counsels students regarding different educational issues such as course and career selection, study habits, career planning, and class schedule. A counsellor also helps in the overall social/ emotional development of students.     
  • Principal/ Head Master: A principal (sometimes also referred to as headmaster) has the responsibilities of supervising the staff, building relationships with students, performing different administrative duties and monitoring the school’s disciplinary codes. 
  • Home Tutor: A home tutor is a person who offers personalised teaching services to students at their homes. A home tutor schedules tutoring appointments with students or their parents, monitors student performance and assists students in achieving better results in different subjects.   
  • Online Tutor: As the name suggests, an online tutor provides teaching services to students in online mode through online discussion forums, video chats, etc. Major responsibilities of an online tutor include setting rules for online behaviour, helping students with the study of their weak subjects/ areas, and acting as a point of contact for student queries.  
  • Instructional Technologist: An instructional technologist helps in improving technology integration in schools. In this capacity, an instructional technologist leads training seminars to help teachers meet certain technical standards, develops curriculum, design web-based learning tools, and conduct research.  
  • Educational Administrator: A candidate with an MEd degree in educational administration has major responsibilities of developing advanced skills in curriculum design, teaching strategies, school finance, etc. An educational administrator establishes school policies, manages staff, and administers school funding. An educational administrator typically works in a K-12 setting.     
  • Curriculum Developer: A curriculum developer is a professional who works with teachers to order books and other teaching material for instructional use and observes teachers make recommendations that could result in better student performance. A curriculum developer is also sometimes involved in the training of teachers.

After obtaining the MEd Degree, candidates get the opportunity to be recruited in companies/institutions. Some of the top recruiters for MEd students are: 

  • Educomp
  • FIITJEE
  • TIME
  • NIIT
  • Vibgyor

MEd FAQs

Q. What is an MEd Degree?

A. MEd stands for the Master of Education. It is a master degree course related to the study of new methods of teaching and educational research. The course is offered in various subjects and specialisations.

Q. What is the educational qualification for MEd?

A. Candidates who have done BEd (Bachelor of Education) or BElEd/ BAEd/ BScEd/ MScEd from a recognised college/ university are eligible for the MEd Degree.

Q. How can I get admission to the MEd course?

A. The admission process for MEd varies from university to university. While some institutions offer admission on the basis of merit (BEd/ BElEd/ BAEd/ BScEd/ MScEd), others conduct the written entrance exams.

Q. Which are the entrance exams for MEd?

A. Some of the MEd entrance exams are DUET, JUET, BHU PET, AMU Entrance Exam and Masters of Education Entrance Test.

Q. What is the duration of the MEd Course?

A. The MEd Course is of two years duration divided into four semesters. 

Q. Can I complete MEd in one year?

A. No, MEd is a two-year course and candidates compulsorily need to complete the course to get the Degree.

Q. Can I pursue MEd through correspondence?

A. Yes, you can pursue MEd in distance education. 

Q. What are the career opportunities after MEd?

A. After attaining the MEd Degree, candidates can choose to become teachers, counsellors, administrators, headmasters, tutors, etc.

Q. Can I get a job after pursuing MEd Degree?

A. Yes, candidates get recruited after the completion of the MEd Degree, if they fulfil the eligibility criteria laid down by the recruiter.

Q. Does MEd offer specializations?

A. Yes, MEd Degree offers various specializations including Special Education, Women Studies, Guidance, Counselling, etc.

Q. What is the benefit of doing MEd?

A. The biggest benefit of having the MEd Degree is that of career advancement. The course focuses on various aspects of education such as instruction, counselling, leadership, curriculum, and educational technology.

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Comments

Which are the institutes for part time or distance education M.Ed in Chennai?

Reply to Andal Priya

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

2 days ago

Dear aspirant, Top Institutes of M.Ed Distance Education in Chennai as on May 08, 2022 are-K. Kings Academy. Y. Young Education Academy. G. Global Institute. D. E. CA Distance Edu College. V. Venkateshwara Institute. C. CHENNAI ANIMATION COLLEGE. N. NIPS Group of Institutions. S. sunriddhi IT tra...Dear aspirant, Top Institutes of M.Ed Distance Education in Chennai as on May 08, 2022 are-
K. Kings Academy. Y. Young Education Academy. G. Global Institute. D. E. CA Distance Edu College. V. Venkateshwara Institute. C. CHENNAI ANIMATION COLLEGE. N. NIPS Group of Institutions. S. sunriddhi IT training academy. Hope it helps.

Is M.Ed available in the DU distance course?

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

4 days ago

Dear aspirantIt's great connecting with you. DU SOL has a lot of distance university correspondence courses for students who want to get a degree through DDE. DU has a separate School of Open Learning (SOL) only for students who wish to get their education from DDE. Delhi University Open Learning...Dear aspirant
It's great connecting with you. DU SOL has a lot of distance university correspondence courses for students who want to get a degree through DDE. DU has a separate School of Open Learning (SOL) only for students who wish to get their education from DDE. Delhi University Open Learning offers UG and PG courses for admissions. Thank you.

What is the admission process for M.Ed in Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University Agra?

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

5 days ago

Dear aspirant
Kindly check the below link for information related to your query.
https://www.shiksha.com/university/dr-bhimrao-ambedkar-university-dbrau-Agra-25222/courses/med-bc
Thank you.

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Ajay Badetia

Beginner-Level 5

6 days ago

Yes dear Rohit,
You can do M.Ed from Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University. Agra Many colleges offer M.Ed courses which come under the university. For tha admission you need to complete B.Ed degree from any recognised University.

I want to know about the fee structure at Aravali College for Master of Education (M.Ed.).

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Pankaj

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

I want to know which recognized college or university allows M.Ed after D. El. Ed via distance mode.

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

2 weeks ago

If a candidate wishes to become a teacher in higher level, they can pursue M.Ed after D. El. Ed. Apart from IGNOU there are some more universities offering M.Ed distance education in India. 1. Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University2. Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University3. Acharya Nagarjuna...If a candidate wishes to become a teacher in higher level, they can pursue M.Ed after D. El. Ed. Apart from IGNOU there are some more universities offering M.Ed distance education in India.
1. Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University
2. Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University
3. Acharya Nagarjuna University
Thank you.

M.Ed admission process year 2022/2023 started?

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Pankaj

Contributor-Level 9

2 weeks ago

Yes, the admissions are open, you can apply now and get admission, first of all, you have to apply online and then you have to give entrance exam.

I want to know about the fee structure at MSU Baroda for Master of Education (M.Ed.).

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Aakanksha Jaiman

Contributor-Level 10

2 weeks ago

Hello! learner
Tap the below link to get all necessary information regarding the fee structure at MSU Baroda~
https://www.shiksha.com/university/msu-the-maharaja-sayajirao-university-of-baroda-vadodara-37071/courses/med-bc
Hope it helps!
Thankyou

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Pankaj

Contributor-Level 9

2 weeks ago

The fees for M.Ed is around INR 40000 to 70000.

I want to get admission in M.Ed. How to apply for the M.Ed course? Please share the complete details.

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Aakanksha Jaiman

Contributor-Level 10

2 weeks ago

Hello! Kavita
Hope you're good & doing great!
Here's the link which will divert you to all the information regarding M.Ed. At University of Kotak~
https://www.shiksha.com/university/kotak-university-uok-37065/courses/med-bc
Thank you!

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

3 weeks ago

Dear aspirant
Kindly check the below link for information related to your query. https://www.shiksha.com/m-ed-master-of-education-chp.

Is M.Ed available in special education?

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Aakanksha Jaiman

Contributor-Level 10

2 weeks ago

Hello! learner
Tap the below link to solve all your queries~
https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/usa/universities/texas-a-m-university/med-in-special-education
Hope this helps!
Thankyou.

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Dinesh Choudhary

Beginner-Level 3

3 weeks ago

The M.Ed. Special education is a postgraduate course of one year that specializes in special education.

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for Master of Education (M.Ed.) at Rajeev Gandhi College, Bhopal.

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

4 weeks ago

Pleased to meet you!
Kindly visit this link for information related to your query.
https://www.shiksha.com/college/rajeev-gandhi-college-bhopal-22129/courses/med-bc

I want a course for M.Ed so please tell me the details. How to apply, etc.

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

4 weeks ago

Hello! AninditaM. Ed admission can be procured through both merit based and entrance based mode as most colleges conduct their own entrance examinations. Once the applications for the entrance test or the merit list have been released by the university, one can easily apply for admissions in that...Hello! Anindita
M. Ed admission can be procured through both merit based and entrance based mode as most colleges conduct their own entrance examinations. Once the applications for the entrance test or the merit list have been released by the university, one can easily apply for admissions in that particular college or university. Thank you.

I want to know about the fee structure at Saifia College of Education for Master of Education (M.Ed.).

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

4 weeks ago

Dear aspirant,
Kindly visit this link for information related to your query.
https://www.shiksha.com/college/saifia-college-of-education-bhopal-8545/courses/med-bc

I am working as a teacher since 2009. How and where can I get admission for M.Ed (distance education)?

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heena agrawal

Scholar-Level 16

4 weeks ago

Hi. The fees is given below-
Indira Gandhi National Open University New Delhi -40,000
Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University Maharashtra- 21,000
Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University Madhya Pradesh -45,000
Acharya Nagarjuna University Andhra Pradesh- 5,118.

M.Ed is available, and the fee?

Reply to Patel Ankitkumar

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Harshita Kumari

Contributor-Level 9

a month ago

Hello! Patel, M.Ed is available and entrance test for this course are IPU, CET, TISSNET, CUCET, BHU PET, ANUPGCET AUCET OUCET.
The Average fees is INR 40,000.

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for Master of Arts Education (M.Ed.) at VMOU Kota.

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I want to know about the latest cutoff information for Master of Education (M.Ed.) at Radhanath Institute Of Advanced Studies.

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Piyush Tripathi

Guide-Level 12

a month ago

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

a month ago

Hello!
Kindly visit this link for information related to your query.
https://www.shiksha.com/college/radhanath-institute-of-advanced-studies-cuttack-117343/courses/med-bc

I want to know about the fee structure at Nilkanth MED College for Master of Education (M.Ed.).

Reply to Dasharath Acharya

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

a month ago

Hello dear
I am pleased to have connected with you.
Kindly check out this link for all kinds of information
https://www.shiksha.com/college/nilkanth-med-college-visnagar-125473/courses/med-bc

When will the admissions begin for M.Ed in Ishan Institute of Management and Technology? Are the classes going to be regular or not?

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Dr Uma Sinha

Scholar-Level 17

a month ago

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for the Master of Education (M.Ed.) at Dharm Samaj Degree College, Aligarh.

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Dr Uma Sinha

Scholar-Level 17

a month ago

Hi. For information, you can see the link given below-
https://www.shiksha.com/college/dharm-samaj-degree-college-aligarh-68599/courses/med-bc
Thanks

I want to know about the fee structure at Shri Ij Patel M.Ed. College for Master of Education (M.Ed.).

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Dr Uma Sinha

Scholar-Level 17

a month ago

Hi. For information, you can see the link given below-
https://www.shiksha.com/college/shri-ij-patel-m-ed-college-anand-122329/courses
Thanks

I want to know about the fee structure at A.K College for Master of Education (M.Ed.).

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Dr Uma Sinha

Scholar-Level 17

a month ago

Hi For information you can see the below link
https://www.shiksha.com/college/a-k-college-firozabad-105487/courses/med-bc
Thanks.

When will the admissions begin for M.Ed in IGNOU?

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Dr Uma Sinha

Scholar-Level 17

a month ago

Hi. Commencement of application process will start from the first week of July 2022. Thanks.

How do I get job in IASE? I completed M.Ed and I also have degree M.Sc. (zoology)
Now I want a job.

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ZIAUL HASAN

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Dear Chhaya, Please check out the vacancy notification at the official site of the IASE and apply accordingly if you fulfil the eligibility criteria. Also, I suggest you to apply for NET and get registered for Ph.D. for better chances of job security.

I want to know about the fee structure at H.G.M Azam College of Education for Master of Education (M.Ed.).

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Piyush Tripathi

Guide-Level 12

a month ago

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

2 months ago

I am pleased to have connected with you.
Kindly checkout this link for all kind of information
https://www.shiksha.com/college/h-g-m-azam-college-of-education-camp-pune-26114/courses/med-bc

I want to know about the fee structure at MDU Rohtak for the Master of Physical Education (M.P.Ed.).

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I want to know about the fee structure at Balurghat B.Ed. College for Master of Education (M.Ed.).

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Piyush Tripathi

Guide-Level 12

a month ago

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

a month ago

Hello dear
I am pleased to have connected with you.
Kindly check out this link for all kinds of information
https://www.shiksha.com/college/balurghat-b-ed-college-dakshin-dinajpur-117149/courses/med-bc

I want to know about fees for M.Ed in ODL Mode from KU for the session 2022.

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I want to know about the latest cutoff information for the Master of Education (M.Ed) at Kashmir University.

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Piyush Tripathi

Guide-Level 12

a month ago

I want to know about the fee structure at Gulabrao Patil College of Education for Master of Education (M.Ed.).

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Dr Uma Sinha

Scholar-Level 17

a month ago

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