Master of Education

    TAMIL NADU TEACHERS EDUCATION UNIVERSITY 

DEGREE OF MASTER OF EDUCATION ( M.Ed )

REGULATIONS

From the Academic Year 2016-2017 onwards

The Master of Education programme, generally known as M.Ed is a professional course that prepares prospective teacher educators.

1.ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAMME

A candidate shall be eligible for admission to the programme leading to the Degree of Master of Education provided he/she has passed a Bachelor Degree Examination in Education of this University or any other University recognized by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto, with a minimum of 50% marks in theory and practical components separately.

The basis of selection of candidates for admission shall be based on the existing regulations of the University/Government of Tamil Nadu Reservation of seats and other concessions for the SC, SC(A), ST, MBC/DNC, BC, BC(M) and other special categories of candidates notified by the Government of Tamil Nadu shall be provided in accordance with the statutory provisions  of the Government  of Tamil Nadu in force from time to time.

No candidate shall be eligible for the Degree of M.Ed unless he/she has completed the prescribed course of study and has passed the qualifying examinations (both in theory and practical components).

2.DURATION OF THE M.Ed PROGRAMME

The M.Ed programme shall be of duration of two academic years including the theory courses, field attachment for a minimum of 8 weeks, and other practical components. Students shall be permitted to complete the programme requirements of the two-year programme with a maximum period of three years from the date of admission to the programme.

There shall be at least 200 working days for each academic year, exclusive of the period of admission and inclusive of classroom transaction, practicum, field study and conduct of examination. The institution shall work for a minimum of thirty six hours in a week (five or six days) during which faculty and students concerned with the conduct of the programme shall be available for interaction, dialogue, consultation and mentoring students.

3.PROGRAMME CONTENT

The programme is comprised of five broad inter-related curricular areas –

  1. Perspective Courses, (ii) Tool Courses, (iii) Teacher Education Courses, (iv) Specialisation of a Core Course and (v) Specialisation of a Thematic Course. All the courses include in-built field-based units of study and practicum work tailored to suit the requirements of prospective teacher educators.

Transaction of the courses is to be done using a variety of approaches, including expository writing, academic writing, group presentations, discussions, self development activities and field visits.

M.Ed FIRST YEAR: THEORY COURSES

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Course Code

COURSES

PERSPECTIVE COURSE

1.

FMPA

Historical and Political Economy of Education in India

2.

FMPB

Advanced Educational Psychology

3.

FMPC

Curriculum Design and Development

TOOL COURSE

4.

FMTC

Basics in Educational Research

TEACHER EDUCATION COURSE

5.

FMTE

Teacher Education in India: Elementary Level

SPECIALISATION: CORE COURSE

6.

FMSC

Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment at Elementary Level

SPECIALISATION: THEMATIC COURSE(Choose any one of the following courses)

7.

FMSA

Planning and Administration of Elementary Education

8.

FMSB

Early Childhood Care and Education

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Course Code

COURSES

PERSPECTIVE COURSE

1.

SMPA

Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives in Education

2.

SMPB

Advanced Techniques of Instruction

TOOL COURSE

3.

SMTC

Advanced Educational Research and Statistics

TEACHER EDUCATION COURSE

4.

SMTE

Teacher Education in India: Secondary Level

SPECIALISATION: CORE COURSE

5.

SMSC

Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment at Secondary Level

SPECIALISATION: THEMATIC COURSE

(Choose any one of the following courses)

6.

SMSA

Planning and Administration of Secondary Education

7.

SMSB

Trends in Indian Higher Education

M.Ed FIRST YEAR: PRACTICAL COMPONENTS

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ACTIVITIES

1.

Field Immersion with Co-operative Schools (2 Weeks)

The prospective teacher educators shall be present in the co-operative schools concerned to the Teacher Education Institutions and prepare reflective reports upon the administration, curriculum transaction, mode of evaluation and student – teachers’ curricular and co-curricular activities. The report of the same has to be submitted during the Practical Examination.

2.

Field Visit (2 Weeks)

The prospective teacher educators shall visit and write reflective reports on any one of the Teacher Education Institutions that is engaged in developing innovative curriculum and pedagogic practice, educational policy planning, educational management and administration, etc.

3.

Dissertation Preliminary Work

Problem identification, selection/construction of tool/instrument, conduct of pilot study related to the title of dissertation of the prospective teacher- educators and the same should be submitted as a record during the Practical Examination.

4.

Communication Skills: Expository Writing

The prospective teacher educators shall write the conceptual framework related to the problem/topic chosen for the dissertation and present it in the form of seminars for discussions and suggestions. The record of the same shall be submitted during  the Practical Examination.

5.

Self–Development : Yoga

The prospective teacher educators shall demonstrate and conduct five sessions of yoga to the students of the co-operative schools. The procedures of these activities have to be recorded and submitted during the Practical Examination.

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ACTIVITIES

1.

  1. Dissertation

The dissertation includes: Appropriate title/topic, statement of the problem, scope and limitations, objectives, operational definition of variables, hypotheses, need  and importance of the study, review of related studies, method of study, analysis and interpretation of data, results, discussion and conclusion, bibliography and appendices.

  1. Viva-voce

The prospective teacher educators should submit the data collection materials, master table, analysis output and the completed dissertation during the Viva voce Examination.

2.

  1. Field-based Internship in the Co-operative Schools (1 Week)

The prospective teacher educators shall observe the teaching and other co- curricular activities of student - teachers both at Level I & II in the co-operative schools and submit their reflective records during the Practical Examination.

  1. Field based Internship in the Teacher Education Institutions (3 Weeks)  Each prospective teacher educator should be attached with their Parent Teacher Education Institution or any one of the Teacher Education Institutions for field immersion for a period of 3 weeks continuously to undertake the following activities. The prospective teacher educators shall be engaged handling 12 classes during the field immersion @ 4 classes per week in their Parent Teacher Education Institution or nearby Teacher Education Institutions affiliated to TNTEU, offering B.Ed programme. Each prospective teacher educator should submit their field attachment appraisal reports duly endorsed by the mentor as well as by the Head of the Institution, where he/she is attached with and the same should be submitted at the time of Practical Examination..
3

Communication Skills: Academic Writing

Presentation of one research article related to the dissertation title/topic of the prospective teacher educators in the research colloquium of the respective Teacher Education Institution and the same should be submitted during the Practical Examination.

4.

Hands on Training

The prospective teacher educators shall prepare a master table based on the data collected and the data shall be statistically analyzed using any relevant software. The output of the data should be submitted during the Viva-voce Examination.

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION FOR TWO YEARS

Year

Theory

Practical

Total

I

700

300

1000

II

600

400

1000

Total

1300

700

2000

M.Ed FIRST YEAR: THEORY COURSES

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Course Code

COURSES

MARKS

PERSPECTIVE COURSES

Internal Marks

External Marks

Total Marks

1.

FMPA

Historical and Political Economy of Education in India

30

70

100

2.

FMPB

Advanced Educational Psychology

30

70

100

3.

FMPC

Curriculum Design and Development

30

70

100

TOOL COURSE

4.

FMTC

Basics in Educational Research

30

70

100

TEACHER EDUCATION COURSE

5.

FMTE

Teacher Education in India:Elementary Level

30

70

100

SPECIALISATION: CORE COURSE

6.

FMSC

Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment at Elementary Level

30

70

100

SPECIALISATION: THEMATIC COURSE (Choose any one of the following courses)

7.

FMSA

Planning and Administration of Elementary Education

30

70

100

8.

FMSB

Early Childhood Care and Education

TOTAL

210

490

700

M.Ed FIRST YEAR: PRACTICAL COMPONENTS

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ACTIVITIES

Marks

1.

Field Immersion with Co-operative Schools (2 Weeks)

The prospective teacher educators shall be present in the co-operative schools concerned to the Teacher Education Institutions and prepare reflective reports upon the administration, curriculum transaction,  mode of evaluation and student-teachers’ curricular and co-curricular activities. The report of the same has to be submitted during the Practical Examination.

50

 

2.

Field-Visit (2 Weeks)

The prospective teacher educators shall visit and write reflective  reports on any one of the Teacher Education Institutions that is  engaged in developing innovative curriculum and pedagogic practice, educational policy planning, educational management and administration, etc.

75

3.

Dissertation Preliminary Work

Problem identification, selection/construction of tool/instrument, conduct of pilot study related to the title of dissertation of the prospective teacher- educators and the same should be submitted as a record during the Practical Examination.

75

4.

Communication Skills: Expository Writing

The prospective teacher educators shall write the conceptual  framework related to the problem/topic chosen for the dissertation and present it in the form of seminars for discussions and suggestions. The record of the same shall be submitted during the Practical  Examination.

50

5.

Self-Development : Yoga

The prospective teacher educators shall demonstrate and conduct five sessions of yoga to the students of the co-operative schools. The procedures of these activities have to be recorded and  submitted  during the Practical Examination.

50

 

TOTAL

300

M.Ed SECOND YEAR: THEORY COURSES

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Course Code

COURSES

MARKS

PERSPECTIVE COURSES

Internal Marks

External Marks

Total Marks

1.

SMPA

Philosophical and Sociological Perspectives in Education

30

70

100

2.

SMPB

Advanced Techniques of Instruction

30

70

100

TOOL COURSE

3.

SMTC

Advanced Educational Research and Statistics

30

70

100

TEACHER EDUCATION COURSE

4.

SMTE

Teacher Education in India: Secondary Level

30

70

100

SPECIALISATION: CORE COURSE

5.

SMSC

Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment at Secondary Level

30

70

100

SPECIALISATION: THEMATIC COURSE (Choose anyone of the following courses)

6.

SMSA

Planning and Administration of Secondary Education

30

70

100

7.

SMSB

Trends in Indian Higher Education

TOTAL

180

420

600

 

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ACTIVITIES

MARKS

1.

a) Dissertation

The dissertation includes: Appropriate title/topic, statement of the problem, scope and limitations, objectives, operational definition of  variables, hypotheses, need and importance of the study, review of related studies, method of study, analysis and interpretation of  data,  results,  discussion  and conclusion, bibliography and appendices.

100

 

b) Viva-voceThe prospective teacher educators should submit the data collection materials, master table, analysis output and the completed dissertation during the Viva voce Examination.

50

 

a) Field based Internship in the Cooperative Schools (1 Week)

 

 

The prospective teacher educators shall observe the teaching and other co-curricular activities of student - teachers both at Level I & II in theco- operative schools and submit their reflective records during the Practical Examination.

50

 

 

2.

b) Field-based Internship in the Teacher Education Institutions (3 Weeks) Each prospective teacher educator should be attached with their Parent Teacher Education Institution or any one of the Teacher Education Institutions for field immersion for a period of 3 weeks continuously to undertake the following activities. The prospective teacher educators shall be engaged handling 12 classes during the field immersion @ 4 classes per week in their Parent Teacher Education Institution or nearby Teacher Education Institutions affiliated to TNTEU, offering B.Ed programme. Each prospective teacher educator should submit their field attachment appraisal reports duly endorsed by the mentor as well as by the Head of the Institution, where he/she is attached with and the same should be submitted at the time of Practical Examination.

75

 

3.

Communication Skills: Academic Writing Presentation of one research article related to the dissertation title/topic of the prospective teacher educators in the research colloquium of the respective Teacher Education Institution and the same should be submitted during the Practical Examination.

75

 

 

4

Hands on Training

The prospective teacher educators shall prepare a master table based on the data collected and the data shall be statistically analyzed using any  relevant  software. The output of the data should be submitted during the Viva-voce Examination.

50

 

TOTAL

400

SCHEME OF CONTINUOUS AND COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION FOR THEORY COURSES (30 MARKS)

S. No

Components

Marks

1.

Assignments (An average of Two Assignments)

10

2.

Seminar

10

3.

Class Tests (An average of 2 Unit Tests)

10

 

TOTAL

30

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

Each candidate admitted into M.Ed programme in any one of the Colleges of Education affiliated to Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University should select the Medium of Instruction either as English or as Tamil depending on the availability of Medium of Instruction in the College of Education.

After the last date of admission, Principals of the Colleges of Education should submit the name list along with the medium of instruction opted by each candidate to Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University. In case, if the admitted candidates prefer to change their Medium of Instruction at later stage of the programme it should be permitted only after obtaining necessary written permission from the Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University, prior to the publication of Nominal Roll.

Medium of Instruction chosen by the candidates to pursue the M.Ed programme should be indicated in the M.Ed. programme Transfer Certificates by the Colleges of Education.

ATTENDANCE

Each candidate whose admission is approved by Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University should gain 85% (170 days) of attendance, failing which they will not be permitted to appear for the M.Ed degree examination (both written and practical examination). However, as per the decision of the Syndicate of Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University in its meeting held on 10.08.2010, candidates who are able to gain attendance only upto 75% on medical ground, will be permitted to appear for the examination after getting condonation of attendance, adhering to the norms of  Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University.

EXAMINATIONS

Each candidate whose admission is approved by Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University should apply for written examination and practical examination in the first attempt itself. Candidates who have failed to satisfy the minimum attendance norms of Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University will not be permitted to appear for the written examination. Such candidates appearance in the practical examination will stand  cancelled automatically.

Question Paper Pattern for Theory Courses: M.Ed Degree Examination

Duration

Type of Question

No. of Questions

Marks

3 Hours

Essay Type (Not Exceeding 500 words/5 pages)

7 out of 10

7 × 10 = 70

PASSING MINIMUM FOR WRITTEN EXAMINATION

Each candidate who appears for the written examination in the first attempt shall be declared to have passed the Written Examination only if he/she secures not less than 50% in aggregate (Internal + External) in each course with a minimum of 50% in the external examination. All other candidates shall be deemed to have failed in the Written Examination. A candidate who fails in one or more courses in the Written Examination shall be permitted to reappear only for those courses in which he/she failed.

RE-TOTALING/REVALUATION/PHOTOCOPY OF ANSWER SCRIPTS

Candidates can apply for either re-totaling/revaluation/photo copy of answer  scripts to the Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University within 10 days after the publication of results by paying necessary fees prescribed by the University.

REAPPEARANCE FOR WRITTEN EXAMINATION

Each unsuccessful candidate shall be permitted to reappear for the Written Examination within next three consecutive academic years.

PRACTICAL EXAMINATION

All the records related to the practical components should be made available to the examiner at the time of Practical Examination.

For the first year each candidate’s practical work records shall be assessed by an examiner duly appointed by the Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University.

During the second year the Viva-voce Examination along with evaluation of practical work records shall be assessed by an examiner duly appointed by the  Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University.

PASSING MINIMUM FOR PRACTICAL EXAMINATION

Each candidate who appears for the practical examination in the first attempt shall  be declared to have passed the practical examination only if he/she secure not less than 50% in aggregate in practical activities. All other candidates shall be deemed to have failed in the Practical Examination.

REAPPERANCE FOR PRACTICAL EXAMINATION

Each unsuccessful candidate shall be permitted to reappear for the Practical Examination within the next three consecutive academic years in the main examinations only.

CLASSIFICATION OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES

A candidate shall be awarded the M.Ed degree if he/she has passed both theory courses and the practical components. Successful candidates shall be classified as specified hereunder by taking into account of their marks secured in Theory and Practical Examinations.

Percentage of Marks                    Classification

50 to 59                                Second Class

60 to 74                                First Class

75 and Above                      Distinction