Introduction to Education

M.Ed. is the abbreviation of Masters in education; a postgraduate course for the people willing to have qualifications on education specifically. Education as a faculty is a study of education, its procedures to upgrade the systematic knowledge as a whole. Specialization can be done once you plan out a career in a subject and education as a whole produces the one with the knowledge of education rather than the specification to plan out the course, manage the curriculums and develop the status.

What is the course about?

As we know about B.Ed. that refers to bachelors in education but undergraduate students, M.Ed. in Political science education is the specialization the students gets in political science. Students can apply the specialization in following courses during their M.Ed. course;

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

The graduates willing to pursue their career prefers “Science Education” as their specialization during their master’s degree in education.

What do you mean by M.Ed. in Science Education?

Science is the study of the phenomena and actions around us through systematic observation, experimentation, and research. It is true to a sense that scientists do the research but then they aren’t the one to talk about their journey towards the finding. Further elaboration is done by graduates with the degree of education. In other words, science education makes the graduates as a professional teacher who may lack the process of finding but can narrate them very well in the mass as they are awarded the degree of education. Science as a faculty prepares students as a genuine on in the specified field whereas science education as a specialization in masters degree makes them a professional trainer or a teacher in other words.  Thus, science education is a specialization given to the graduates of various fields who aim to establish themselves in the field of education with adequate knowledge about the subject preferred within the specialization.

Objectives of the course

To begin with, ME is a course chosen by the one who aims to develop a career as a professional teacher or establish themselves as capable trainers. Tribhuvan University has been providing the course since ages in Nepal that has included the following basis as their major objectives too:

  1. To support the understanding, realizing the fundamental obstacles of the education and help the graduates in bringing their skills and knowledge in recognizing, analyzing and solving them.
  2. To provide the graduates with an upgraded academic qualification that broadens their knowledge and enrich and extend their qualification as a whole
  3. To encourage and motivate the graduates in learning activities so that they can solve the problems of their sectors with prescriptive measures, tactics, and strategies.
  4. To encourage the predicates in being the one for the social change through the means of education, its practices involving themselves in the field study to know about the current status and set standards.
  5. To provide the graduates with adequate knowledge to develop the feeling of dedication towards the development of education about science as a field.
  6. To prepare students to participate in public discourse in science-related issues

Universities offering the education degree

Here is a list of top education universities across the globe:

  1. Stanford University

Stanford, California

Website: https://www.stanford.edu/

2.  Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Website: https://www.harvard.edu/

3.  University of California, Berkeley

Website: https://www.berkeley.edu/

4. University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Website: https://www.hku.hk/

5. University of Oxford

Oxford, England

Website: http://www.ox.ac.uk/

Besides, there are lots of recognized universities that gives classes on science as a faculty or science-oriented degrees. Since science education in this article talks about science as a specialization of Masters in education, the above mentioned are top major universities for education that has their respective specializations.

Universities offering the course in Nepal

Tribhuvan University

Officially known as TU, this university offers the course of two years that comprises the in-depth course including professional (core), elective and specialization with thesis writing and research papers.

Eligibility

The student with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education are eligible for the admission to the Masters Programme. However, they need a specific qualification for admission in a different subject. In the semester system they have to pass an entrance test for admission in different specialization subject

Affiliated Colleges

Central Department of Education-Tribhuvan University

Kirtipur, Kathmandu

Website: http://tucded.edu.np/

As a whole, science is a vague and distinct topic that requires basic study if you want to be an expert, researcher or a scientist to be specific. M.Ed. In Science education provides you a base of education degree with the adequate knowledge of science. Thus, it is an appropriate degree for the graduates of education field who aims to develop their career as mentors, teachers, trainers, researches or want them to involve themselves in development projects with a major as science as it is diverse in nature.