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M.A. in Education

30 crore children. 15 lakh schools. 70 lakh teachers.
The system needs trained professionals.

Our efforts to improve public education in India requires highly capable and committed education personnel in substantial numbers. There is a dire need for people who can understand the domain of education and take up a variety of responsibilities ranging from classroom teaching to policy formulation to program management in education. The availability of trained professionals in education sector is grossly inadequate, given the scale, complexity of issues and the wide range of competencies required to work in these areas.

The Master of Arts in Education Programme at Azim Premji University aims to address the significant talent gap in the Education sector. This unique broad-based programme of study includes theory, practice, research, policy and planning in education. They will be equipped to take up roles such as Program Associates/Managers, Curriculum designers, Teacher Educators, School Leaders, Researchers etc.

After M.A. in Education-

Students after successful completion of our programmes will develop the vision, social concern, and motivation to create a basis for education action. They will develop as confident professionals who can meaningfully contribute in the education sector.

They will take up roles such as Curriculum designer, Policy maker, School Leader, Teacher Educator, Designer of learning materials, Researcher in education, Program Manager of educational interventions, Associates working to address issues of access and equity in education etc.  In addition, they can also be social entrepreneurs capable of implementing path-breaking solutions to social problems.

We have a dedicated placement cell to enable fulfilling career opportunities for our graduates. Six batches have graduated and more than 90 organizations visit the campus every year for recruitment. Some of the organisations that recruit from the campus are Kotak Education Foundation, Kaivalya Education Foundation, Mantra 4 Change, Akanksha Foundation, Magic Bus, Room to Read, Eklavya Foundation, Bodh Siksha Samiti, Azim Premji Foundation etc.

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Programme Design


The Programme is designed as a 72-credit, 2-year full time postgraduate degree programme-

  • Common core curriculum including introduction to research, that lays the foundation in the first year.
  • Wide range of Electives to choose from in the 2 nd year of study.
  • Strong Integrated Field practice component comprising of weekly field-practicums in schools and 2-weeks to 6 weeks’ field engagements.
  • Students have the flexibility to focus in specific areas of their interest in the 2nd year.
  • The focus areas offered are Science Education, Mathematics Education, Social Studies Education, Language and Literature Education, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Professional Development, and School Organisation and Leadership.



* Students can also pursue an Independent study in place of an Elective

Core Courses: The present set of eight core courses will seek to introduce students to key issues in educational thinking, critique and practice. Keeping educational issues at the centre, the core courses serve the foundational purposes of building conceptual, analytical and theoretical basis for educational judgment. The idea is to introduce the graduates of the Programme to issues, problems, key ideas of investigation in each area of study. These are compulsory courses for all students

Electives: The elective courses are designed to build knowledge bases – theoretical, practical or procedural -- in particular areas of education. They are meant to supplement and extend understanding acquired in the core areas through deeper engagement with specific aspects of educational theory and practice. Students may choose from a combination of 2, 3 or 4 credit electives to obtain the 26 credits required. In any given semester there will be a wide range of electives on offer. Electives cut across multiple areas related to Curriculum and Pedagogy, Educational policies and programmes, School Leadership, Economics, History etc.

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Field Engagement: Engagement with field practice forms an integral part of this programme. The objective is to expose students to a variety of field settings in Indian educational contexts in order to sensitize them to issues related to the practice of education. The multiple opportunities for field engagement, starting from the first semester onwards, would allow students to introspect on their own role and work. It is hoped that the experience will build humility, empathy, optimism and conviction in their intervention.



 

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Open Courses: A well-rounded and balanced curriculum needs to include opportunities for students to explore areas of human and social interest that focus on themes related to the arts, culture, the sciences and other subjects of topical interest. Open courses allow the students to pursue courses in Music, Art, Dance, History, Poetry, Theatre etc. In each semester there are a wide range of open courses offered.

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Placements


Careers in Education Sector

Students with a Masters Degree in Education will develop the vision, social concern, and motivation to create a basis for education action.

They will take up roles such as Curriculum designer, Policy maker, School Leader, Teacher Educator, Designer of learning materials, Researcher in education, Program Manager of educational interventions, Associates working to address issues of access and equity in education etc.  In addition, they can also be social entrepreneurs capable of implementing path-breaking solutions to social problems.

They will develop as confident professionals who can meaningfully contribute in the ecosystem of education.

Our Major recruiters for the M.A. Education programme are:
Azim Premji Foundation Educational Initiatives Eklavya Education Foundation
Going to School Humana People to People India Educate Girls Foundation
Kaivalya Education Foundation Bodh Siksha Samiti The Teacher Foundation
Magic Bus Foundation Mantra 4 Change Akanksha Foundation
Kotak Education Foundation Indian School Leadership Institute Pratham

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