There has been an immense growth in the field of education in Nepal in the last five decades. However, the quantitative growth, realized in the form of number of the institutions and the areas of disciplines, has not been able to bring about qualitative development. This is a major case in the field of teacher development and school education. In the quest of education, the public as well as the private sector have made huge investments in school education with not much satisfying results.
In the areas of English language attainment of the school students, one major cause for this situation is the lack of quality teacher education and appropriate ELT materials due to the lack of skilled and informed teacher educators and materials developers.
The demand of quality ELT teachers, teacher trainers and materials writers has indicated the need to train the manpower in the country.
Kathmandu University School of Education launched MEd in ELT in 2004 to prepare competent EFL teachers, teacher educators and ELT material developers to help improve ELT education in the country. Pursuing this study, students will be able to follow the latest principles and methodology of teaching, undertake small scale research to improve their own pedagogical skills, and deliver short term teacher professional development packages, develop appropriate curricula, textbooks, modules and projected and non-projected materials, and educate pre-service and in-service teachers for effective teaching.
The programme is intended to produce postgraduates who are able to -
The candidate must have the following criteria fulfilled for admission -
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.