M.Ed in English Language Teaching - Kathmandu University


Kathmandu University

Education

2 year(s)


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 -

  1. Follow latest principles and teaching methodology in ELT.
  2. Undertake small-scale need oriented research in the field of ELT.
  3. Design and deliver teacher training courses and activities for ELT teachers required for the changing situation.
  4. Train pre-service trainees and in-service teachers for effective teaching of EFL.
  5. Develop ELT materials required for the changing situation.
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Eligibility

Admission Requirements

The candidate must have the following criteria fulfilled for admission -

  1. B. Ed. in English or PGDE in English or B. A. in English with at least second division or equivalent to CGPA 2.5.
  2. The applicants should also successfully complete the interview and/or written test conducted by the School of Education.

Curricular structure

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.NNature of CourseFull Marks1st Year2nd Year
1Professional (Core Course )300200100
2Specialization550300250
3Elective5050
4Teaching Practice5050
5Thesis Writing5050
Total1000500500

In the case of semester systems following credit hours are distributed according to the nature of course in four semesters:

S.NNature of Course1st Semester2nd Semester3rd Semester4th Semester
1Core Course (Professional)3 Papers2 Papers1 Paper1 paper
2Specialization Course3 Papers4 Papers5 Papers
3Elective Course1 paper
4Teaching Practice1 paper
5Thesis Writing1 paper
Total6 Papers6 Papers6 Papers4 papers
6*3=18 Cr.hr6*3=18 Cr.hr6*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:

  1. Curriculum and Evaluation
  2. Economics Education
  3. English Language Education
  4. Educational Planning and Management
  5. Geography Education
  6. Health Education
  7. History Education
  8. Mathematics Education
  9. Nepali Language Education
  10. Physical Education
  11. Political Science Education
  12. Population Education
  13. Science Education

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.