Master of Education (M.Ed) in Science Education is one of the many Masters Education program offered by Tribhuvan University, faculty of Education.
Master of Education is a two-year programme offered in constitutional and affiliated campuses under FoE scattered in different parts of the country. This programme consists of professional/pedagogical core courses and specialization courses. Specialization courses include Curriculum and Evaluation, Educational Planning and Management, English Education, Nepali Education, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Health Education, Physical Education, Economics Education, Geography Education, History Education and Political Science Education. Students can specialize in any one of these courses. Both professional and specialization courses have been revised and implemented since 2009.
The overall objective of the M.Ed. programme is to produce higher level academic manpower such as teachers, teacher educators, educational planners and administrators, system analysts and experts in the field of education. The specific objectives of the programme are to:
Method of Instruction
The methods of the teaching M.Ed., programme will be the combination of several approaches. Class lectures, group discussion demonstration, guest lecture, seminars, term paper presentation, case analysis, problem solving, practical experience and field work approaches will be used as different techniques of giving instruction in the course so that students will be able to develop abilities for self-learning , problem solving and critical thinking.
Generally an academic year will consist of 150 teaching days excluding the day taken by admission and annual examination. A theory paper of 100 marks will be generally carry 1650 lectures and 5 periods a week and a paper of 50 marks 75 lectures and 3 periods in a week. A practical course requires the student to attend more period per week as mentioned in course of study. In semester system 48 hours credit hours class days are allocated for 3 credit hours.
Practicum is the integral part of the M.Ed. programme. It is designed to provide opportunities to student to actually participate in the activity of the campuses or the higher secondary schools. Each student is required to complete three activi
Student with Bachelor’s Degree in Education are eligible for the admission to the Masters Programme. However, they need specific qualification for the admission in different subject. In semester system they have to pass entrance test for admission in different specialization subject.
The M.Ed. course can be put under the major categories .viz .Core Course which carry 300 full marks Specialization Course (550 full mark )including Elective Course (50 full marks)carry altogether 600 full marks And Obligatory Course including Teaching Practice and Thesis Writing ,which carry 50 marks each . The following table shows the courses with their full marks distribution.
|S.N||Nature of Course||Full Marks||1st Year||2nd Year|
|1||Professional (Core Course )||300||200||100|
In the case of semester systems following credit hours are distributed according to the nature of course in four semesters:
|S.N||Nature of Course||1st Semester||2nd Semester||3rd Semester||4th Semester|
|1||Core Course (Professional)||3 Papers||2 Papers||1 Paper||1 paper|
|2||Specialization Course||3 Papers||4 Papers||5 Papers|
|3||Elective Course||–||–||–||1 paper|
|4||Teaching Practice||–||–||–||1 paper|
|5||Thesis Writing||–||–||–||1 paper|
|Total||6 Papers||6 Papers||6 Papers||4 papers|
|6*3=18 Cr.hr||6*3=18 Cr.hr||6*3=18 Cr.hr|
Note: One credit hour represents 16 class room lectures.
Student can specialize in any one of the following subject s provide that they have basic background knowledge in the subject:
In addition to specialize in any one of these subjects, the students of this programme are required to conduct independent research work and participate in teaching and the each related activities (practicum). Both the thesis writing and practicum have to be related to the specialization subjects of the student.