M.ed or Master of Education is a master’s program and degree course comprising new teaching and educational research methods. The program focuses on various aspects of education, such as curriculum, counseling, instruction, leadership, and educational technology. The regulatory body of this course is the National Council of Higher Education.
M.ed is a two years course that is further divided into four semesters. Some universities and colleges also provide a one-year M.ed program. However, they are specified for certain specialized subjects only. The candidates willing to pursue M.ed can opt for a regular and distance education mode. After completing the course, candidates can choose to work as teachers, administrators, counsellors, headmasters, etc.
The eligibility criteria for the M.ed course are as follows-
· The candidate must have cleared B. Ed from a recognized university or college
· Candidate should have cleared B.ed with minimum percentage, i.e., 50-60%
· Candidates having BEIEd or BAEd/MscEd degrees are also eligible to apply for this course
· Some additional weightage is given to candidates with a postgraduate degree in social science/science/humanities or teaching experience.
The admission process to the Med can vary from university to university. But certain colleges and universities offer admission based on the merit of the students, determined through the marks earned in exams such as B.Ed, BEIEd, BAEd, BscEd, and MscEd. The entrance exam pattern comprises aptitude, reasoning ability, and language proficiency.