About Education Courses
Education plays an important role and becoming a teacher or an educator is one of the noblest professions. Students who are interested in teaching others can take up education courses. Education courses consist of applied and theoretical subjects. The theoretical subject areas include sociology, history, philosophy and psychology. Sociology is the study of the socio-economic and political factors that can affect the educational institutes and the development of children. The History subject deals with the changes educational institutes have gone through and the impact of those changes. Philosophy is the study of basic queries like what is the purpose of education, what is the value of teaching and the definition of knowledge. Psychology focuses on learning about child development by analysing attachment, languages and the thought process of social interactions. The applied subjects cover the informal methods of teaching, understanding classroom dynamics, and methods of teaching. Students opting for education courses are taught child education, primary education, secondary or tertiary teaching, physical and health education or vocational education. Students can also specialise in a certain subject matter in their teaching degree course. Education courses help to enhance the ability of the students to communicate and work with children....
Who can opt for an Education course?
Students interested in making a career as a teacher or an educator can take up education courses. The students can also specialise in teaching a particular subject area. By pursuing education courses, students will learn how to interact with children, written and oral skills, IT knowledge, research and analytical skills, problem-solving skills, time and organisation management skills, and more. Students are also taught how to design a curriculum, plan a lesson, and target the learning. The students can get higher education under a teacher course by opting for a postgraduate degree (Master’s degree).
Education Course Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility for education courses differs as per the levels and the institute. The general eligibility criteria for the education courses are as follows:
Eligibility for UG course
The undergraduate course in Education is called the Bachelor’s degree. The students can apply for this teaching degree after completing their graduation or post-graduation in any stream. The duration of the undergraduate courses is 2 or 4 years. This course equips students with the latest skills as the education sector is constantly advancing and helps boost the teaching skills of students.
Eligibility for PG course
The postgraduate degree in Education is called the Master’s course. Students can apply for this teaching degree after completing their post-graduation or graduation in education. The duration of a postgraduate course is 2 years. This course can be taken up by students who want to specialise in a particular subject area.
**Note: The eligibility for the different courses under education differ across institutes. Therefore, the students should check the eligibility requirements at the time of applying.
Education courses are offered at three levels: undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D.
The Bachelor’s degree course is 2 - 3 years full-time. The education field is constantly developing and this course helps enhance the skills of the students in sync with new developments. In the teaching training course, the areas covered are childhood education, primary and secondary education, physical & health education, and vocational education.
The Master’s degree course is 2 years full-time. This course is for students who want to specialise in a teaching area after completing their Bachelor’s. This course offers specialisation in women’s study, special education, educational training, guidance, gender education, value education and inclusive education.
Students who take up education courses can make a career as teachers, lecturers or educators. The students are trained in different areas through the courses like how to design a curriculum, lesson planning and how to target the learning. The education courses are a combination of theoretical and applied subjects. A degree in this field will train students to communicate and work better with students. In education courses, students are also taught communication skills, interpersonal skills, organisation skills, leadership skills and counselling skills. The course focuses on the different aspects of education like instruction, counselling, leadership, curriculum, and education technology. Students can specialise in a teaching subject matter. The specialisations offered are Special Education, Women’s Studies, Educational Training, Inclusive Education, Gender Studies and Value Education
Education Subjects & Syllabus
Education courses are a combination of theoretical and applied subjects. The curriculum as per the different levels is as follows;
The main subjects covered under UG education courses are:
- Education in Contemporary India
- Foundations of Education
- Learning and Teaching
- Sociological and the Philosophical Foundations of Education
- School Management
- Disciplines and School Subjects
The main courses covered in the PG education courses are:
- Education Psychology
- Philosophical Foundations of Education
- Curriculum Studies in Education
- Historical and Political Perspectives in Education
- Sociological Foundations of Education
- Teacher Education in India
Admission process for Education courses in India
The students aspiring to make a career in Education can pursue the courses across three disciplines by applying. The step-by-step process to apply is:
First, the students need to fill out the Registration form. Following the registration, students are provided with the login credentials that they need to save for future reference.
Once registration is complete, students will have to fill out the Application which is divided into three parts: Basic Information, Academic Information and Choice Filling.
Although the students have to fill all the three sections carefully, it is the Choice Filling that is the most important part. They are required to give and rank a minimum of three preferences for Education courses and institutes that they are interested in taking admission to.
Lastly, they are required to fill out the declaration form and submit their respective applications.
Students can find a detailed explanation for filling out the Application here.
Most Popular Courses in Education
The different degrees offered in education are Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. Students can do the Bachelor’s course after graduation or post-graduation. If they want to opt for higher studies, they can go for postgraduate and doctorate education courses. Education courses train the students in written and oral skills, analytical and research skills, problem-solving skills, time & organisation management skills, and IT knowledge. Some of the most popular education courses offered in India are as follows:
|Bachelor of Education (B. Ed)||Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Education (BA + B. Ed)||Integrated Bachelor of Science + Bachelor of Education (BSc. + B. Ed)|
|Master of Education (M.Ed)|
Popular Education UG courses in India
The duration of popular Education UG courses is generally 2 or 4 years and they are a full-time degrees. The 2 year long Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) course can be opted by students who have done graduation in any stream. However, Double degree courses are usually of 4 years duration. For instance, Bachelor of Arts + Education whose eligibility is 10 + 2 in any stream is
|Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) (*Can be opted after graduation in any field)||Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Education (BA + B. Ed)||Bachelor of Science + Bachelor of Education (BSc. + B. Ed)|
Popular Education PG courses in India
The most popular postgraduate degree in education is Masters. The duration of this course is full-time 2 years. The eligibility for the course is graduation in education. Students can opt for this teacher training course if they want to specialise in a particular teaching area. The course focuses on the different aspects of education like instruction, counselling, leadership, curriculum and educational technology. This is a professional course and focuses on the practical element of teaching. The students can advance their career in education by doing this degree course. The popular PG course is as follows:
|Master of Education (M.Ed)|
**Note: Before applying for the courses, the students must confirm if the concerned Education course of their choice is offered in the current academic year or not.
Career Options in Education
Students taking up education courses can make a career as follows:
|Home Tutor||Curriculum Developer||Librarian|
Education Courses: Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the top career options after pursuing education courses?
The top career options after pursuing education courses include teacher, lecturer, librarian, career counsellor, curriculum developer, home tutor, etc.
2. Can I learn education courses in distance mode?
At present, the Study in India partner institutes does not offer education course in distance mode.
3. How do I become a teacher?
To become a teacher you can pursue a bachelor’s of education (B.Ed) after completing graduation or post-graduation (in any stream).
4. Can I get a job after pursuing an M.Ed Degree?
Yes, you can land a job after completing an M.Ed Degree, if you fulfil the required eligibility criteria laid down by the employer.
5. The skills required to pursue a career in the education field?
Generally, the skill set required to pursue a career in the education field include:
- Leadership skills
- Communication Skills
- Team player
- Organisation skills
- Time management skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Mentoring/ counselling skills
6. What is the eligibility of M.Ed?
The general eligibility to pursue M.Ed is graduation in education (B.Ed). However, for special eligibility, you need to check at the time of applying.
7. What is the duration of the M.Ed course?
The duration of the M.Ed course is two years.
8. Can I complete my M.Ed in one year?
No, you cannot complete M.Ed in one year as it is generally a two-year course.
9. Does M.Ed offer specialisations?
Yes, M.Ed offers specializations in subjects like Special Education, Women Studies, Educational Training, Guidance, Gender Studies, Value Education, Inclusive Education, etc
10. What is the benefit of doing MEd?
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.
11. Is M.A in Education and M.Ed the same?
No, both degrees are not the same. M.Ed focuses on the practical element of teaching whereas MA in Education revolves around advanced teaching of theoretical subjects. M.Ed is a professional teacher training course and MA in Education is not.
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