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Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Azim Premji University is launching a M.Ed. Programme (Master of Education) with specialisation in Elementary and Secondary education. The programme will commence in July 2018. We seek to enrol students who are interested in a deep engagement with the process of teacher education through specialized domains of knowledge. The eligibility criteria for students entering this programme will be as per the NCTE norms.

The two-year full-time Master of Education (M.Ed.) programme aims to develop professionals with sound disciplinary knowledge along with critical perspectives on education, curriculum, teaching and learning, and capable of analysis, reflection, conceptual thinking, and meaningful action.


Teaching about teaching is complex. It includes knowledge of curricular content, teaching and learning and understanding of how knowledge base for teaching is acquired. It is also important to address the beliefs of the prospective teacher educators with respect to various aspects of education including content, pedagogy, learners and their contexts. It is hoped that the proposed program will develop all these capabilities, attitudes and commitment required for a teacher educator.

This is a two-year, full-time, professional teacher educator preparation programme that awards a M.Ed. Degree. The programme focuses on:

  1. Critical perspectives about education
  2. Knowledge in the disciplines of Mathematics and Science
  3. Sensitivity towards contexts of teaching and teacher education
  4. Continuum of pre-service to in-service teacher education
  5. Field practice in schools and teacher education institutions.
  6. 'Hands on-Minds on' workshops
  7. Research related to teacher education


The Programme is designed as a 72-credit, post-graduate professional degree programme, which is a full-time two-year four semester programme. Each student will be required to take Core Courses, Electives, workshop courses, and complete a Dissertation. Students will have field engagements across the semesters.

Core Courses : 31 credits
Electives (Disciplinary area) : 11 credits
Advanced Educational Studies : 6 credits
Workshop courses : 6 credits
Field Engagement : 12 credits
Dissertation : 6 credits

Sl.No COURSES Credits
Core Courses
1 CORE COURSES Philosophy of Education 3
2 Sociology of Education 3
3 Human Development, Learning and Teaching 3
4 History of Modern Education in India 3
5 Curriculum Studies 4
6 Introduction to Research Methods 4
7 Research in Teacher Education 3
8 Teachers and Teaching 4
9 Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education: Policies and practices 4
Total credits from core courses 31
Elective Courses Discipline Area courses
10 a) Mathematics Education
b) Science Education

Discipline course (Elementary/Secondary) (E1)
Curriculum, Content and Pedagogy (Upper Primary) (E2)
Curriculum, Content and Pedagogy (Primary/Secondary) (E3)

Elective Courses Advanced Educational Studies
11a Advanced Educational Studies (E4) 3
11b Advanced Educational Studies (E5) 3
Total credits (Elective Courses) 17
Workshop Courses
12a Academic Reading and Writing 2
12b Theatre/story telling/music 2
12c Adolescent health 2
Total credits: Workshop courses 6
13 Field Engagement
1. Field Practice-I (Sem I)
2. Field Practice -II (Sem2)
3. Field Practice –III(Sem 3)
4. Field Practice-IV (Sem4)
Total from Field Engagement 12
14 Dissertation 6


The eligibility criteria for students entering this programme will be as per the NCTE norms.

I. The candidates seeking admission to the Master of Education Programme (M.Ed.) should have obtained at least 50% marks or an equivalent grade in any one of the following programmes:

  • B.Ed.
  • B.Sc.B.Ed.
  • B.El.Ed. (with Optional Mathematics / Science and the corresponding pedagogy course)
  • D.El.Ed. with an Undergraduate Degree (with 50% marks in each).

II. The candidates must possess an undergraduate degree in Sciences or Mathematics or Engineering and have obtained at least 50% marks or an equivalent grade.

Write to Admissions office ( for any clarification on the Eligibility.

Relevant school teaching experience and/or a Master's degree in Science/Mathematics will be an added advantage


The programme is envisioned as a professional programme for preparation of teacher educators who can also participate actively and work in various spheres of educational practice, theory and policy—as curriculum specialists, policy makers, administrators, researchers.


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If you need to apply offline, please write to for the Application form.


Selection procedure would include a written test followed by an interview.

Last date for applications : 15th May 2018

National Entrance Test : 27th May 2018

Interviews : First week of June 2018

Programme start : July 2018

Test Centres : Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi,

Interview centres : Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai

Note: We may add new Test centres in various parts of the country.


Click here to know more on Fees and need based scholarship.

Time line

The Academic session will start in July 2018.


For admission related queries, contact us at:

Azim Premji University, Admissions Office
PES Campus, Pixel Park, B Block
Electronics City, Hosur Road,Bengaluru - 560 100

Toll free help line : 1800 843 2001
Mobile No : 8971889988 
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