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MASTER OF EDUCATION

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 – (i) 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

S.No
Course Code
Courses
PERSPECTIVE COURSES
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


M.Ed SECOND YEAR: THEORY COURSES

S.No
Course Code
Courses
PERSPECTIVE COURSES
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

S.No
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.


M.Ed SECOND YEAR: PRACTICAL COMPONENTS

S.No
ACTIVITIES
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.
b) 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. a) Field-based Internship in the Co-operative Schools (1 Week)
The prospective teacher educators shall observe the teaching and other cocurricular activities of student - teachers both at Level I & II in the co-operative schools and submit their reflective records during the Practical Examination.
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.
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.
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.


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

S.No
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

S.No
Course Code
COURSES MARKS
4. FMTC Basics in Educational Research 30 70 100


TEACHER EDUCATION COURSE

S.No
Course Code
COURSES MARKS
5. FMTE Teacher Education in India: Elementary Level 30 70 100


SPECIALISATION: CORE COURSE

S.No
Course Code
COURSES MARKS
6. FMSC Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment at Elementary Level 30 70 100


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


S.No
Course Code
COURSES MARKS
7. FMSA Planning and Administration of Elementary Education 30 70 100
8. FMSB Early Childhood Care and Education 30 70 100
Total: 210 490 700


M.Ed FIRST YEAR: PRACTICAL COMPONENTS

S.No
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

S.No
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

S.No
Course Code
COURSES MARKS
3. SMTC Advanced Educational Research and Statistics 30 70 100


TEACHER EDUCATION COURSE

S.No
Course Code
COURSES MARKS
4. SMTE Teacher Education in India:Secondary Level 30 70 100


SPECIALISATION: CORE COURSE

S.No
Course Code
COURSES MARKS
5. SMSC Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment at Secondary Level 30 70 100


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


S.No
Course Code
COURSES MARKS
6. SMSA Planning and Administration of Secondary Education 30 70 100
7. SMSB Trends in Indian Higher Education 30 70 100
Total: 180 420 600


M.Ed SECOND YEAR: PRACTICAL COMPONENTS



S.No
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.

b) 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.
100





50
2. 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 the cooperative schools and submit their reflective records during the Practical Examination.

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.
50





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