The Master of Education (M.Ed) is a master's
degree program that focuses on the study of innovative teaching and educational
research. The program focuses on teaching, curriculum, counseling, leadership,
educational technology, and other facets of education. The National Council of
Higher Education (NCHE) is the regulatory body in charge of the Master of
a) The M.Ed. program lasts two years and is
broken up into four semesters. However, a one-year Master of Education program
is also offered by some colleges and universities. There are a variety of
subjects and specializations covered in the course.
b) Candidates can pursue an M.Ed. through
regular or distance education. After completing the M.Ed. program, candidates
can choose to work as counselors, administrators, headmasters, etc. as well as
Eligibility Requirements for the M.Ed.
Candidates who meet the following
requirements are eligible for the MEd:
a) Candidates must hold a Bachelor of Education
(B.Ed) degree from a recognized college or university;
b) Candidates must hold a B.Ed degree with the
minimum required percentage, typically between 50 and 60 percent, as specified
by the institution to which they are applying;
c) Candidates who hold a Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Science in Education or Bachelor of Arts in Education or Education
,Ed (BSc Schooling)/MSc.
Candidates with teaching experience, a postgraduate
degree in Sciences/Social Sciences/Humanities, and experience working in the
State Board of Secondary and Senior Secondary Education or Directorate/
Inspectors of Education in the states may be given additional weightagstates
Entrance Exams for M.Ed
admission process and selection criteria for M.Ed vary from university to
university. Candidates with an,Ed (MSc Education) degree may also be eligible
to apply for the course depending on the policy of the institution to which
they are While some colleges and universities (B.Ed/B.El.) offer admission
based on merit determined by candidates' scores on the qualifying exam,
Ed/B.Sc., Ed/B.Sc. ,Ed/ MSc. Others administer written entrance exams, Ed).
Teaching Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and Language Proficiency are the three
criteria typically assessed on MEd entrance exams.
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
Skillset for M.Ed
Skillset for M.Ed. M.Ed. is best suited for individuals looking to establish a
career in the academic and teaching fields. The following are some of the
abilities that candidates for an M.Ed degree should have:
|Team player organisation skills
|Classroom management skills
|Time management skills
|Mentoring/ counselling skills
|Ability to adapt
|Ability to empower
|Ability to engage
|Ability to plan
Institutes for M.Ed
of the popular institutes offering M.Ed are given below in the table:
|University of Mumbai
|University of Delhi
|Lovely Professional University
|The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
|Jamia Milia Islamia
|Banaras Hindu University
Job Profiles for M.Ed
Master of Education degree provides students with a wide range of career
options in the teaching Education consultancies, publishing houses, schools,
colleges, coaching centers, research and development agencies, and other
organizations may offer promising employment opportunities to postgraduates
with an M.Ed.
following are a few popular M.Ed. job profiles:
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
Recruiters for M.Ed
completing the M.Ed Degree form a recognized university, candidates is now
eligible to be recruited in companies/institutions. Some of the top recruiters
for M.Ed students are:
Higher Secondary Schools