MEd in English Language Education In Nepal

MEd in English Language Education

Master of Education is a two-year program offered in constitutional and affiliated campuses under FoE scattered in different parts of the country. This program 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.

Program Objectives

The overall objective of the M.Ed. program 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 program are:

  • To produce qualified and competent teacher educators
  • To build efficient educational planners, administrators, managers, supervisors and other educational experts
  • To promote innovative practices in the field of education
  • To develop educational leaders and experts that can transform the educational systems of the country

Salient Features

Method of Instruction

The methods of teaching M.Ed., the program will be the combination of several approaches. Class lectures, group discussion demonstration, guest lectures, seminars, term paper presentation, case analysis, problem-solving, practical experience and fieldwork 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.

Instruction Days

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 carrying 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 periods per week as mentioned in course of study. In the semester system 48 hours credit hours class days are allocated for 3 credit hours.

Practicum

Practicum is an integral part of the M.Ed. program. It is designed to provide opportunities to students to actually participate in the activity of the campuses or the higher secondary schools. Each student is required to complete three activities classroom teaching, internship and curriculum evaluation in their specialization subject. However, students specializing in educational planning and management are required to undertake other activities in place of classroom teaching. This practicum course is carried out with or after the second year of the program for six weeks.

Thesis Writing and Evaluation

Thesis writing within the specialization area almost is compulsory. Only those students that have passed all the courses of the first-year program will be allowed to undertake thesis writing The thesis has to be written under the direct supervision of the Faculty Member of the Campus /Department. The format for writing the thesis proposal and the procedure for approving it will be fixed by the Department Research Committee. The evaluation of the thesis will be based on the written part and viva-voice. The quality of the thesis will be controlled by the Research Committees for each Department and Guidance and Evaluation Committees instituted under the same.

Attendance and Evaluation System

Minimum attendance in accordance with the university regulation is required (i.e. 70 %) in each subject in order to be eligible for the annual examination. In the semester system, 80% attendance is compulsory for the final examination.

The office of the controller of the examination, T.U. will conduct the examination at the end of each academic session. Each student must appear in and pass all those examinations in order to qualify for M.Ed. degree. The final examination of the semester system will be conducted by the examination section of the dean office.

The evaluation procedures for the practical course will be specified by the subject committees.

The minimum pass marks for the theory paper is 40 per cent in the early system and 50 per cent in the semester system and for the practicum, 50 per cent.

Graduation Requirements

The M.Ed. program extends over two academic years. M.Ed. the degree is awarded on its successful completion. All the candidates for M.Ed. degree must fulfil the following requirements:

The successful completion of 1000 marks as prescribed with the passing grades in all the courses but in semester system 69 hours credit hours including the professional and elective subject in each specialization subject to be completed for master degree in education

the completion of courses for the fulfilment of program within the time frame prescribed by T.U. ( faculty board and academic council )

Grading System

The grading system will be as follows:

  1. Third Division: 40 % and Above
  2. Second Division: 50 % and Above
  3. First Division: 60 % and Above
  4. Distinction: 75% Above

Eligibility

A student with Bachelor’s Degree in Education is eligible for admission to the Master’s Program. However, they need specific qualifications for admission in different subjects. In the semester system, they have to pass the entrance test for admission in different specialization subjects.

Curricular Structure

The M.Ed. the course can be put under the major categories .viz.Core Course which carries 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 the 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 

Curriculum and EvaluationNote: One credit hour represents 16 classroom lectures. Students can specialize in any one of the following subjects provide that they have basic background knowledge in the subject:

  1. Economics Education
  2. English Language Education
  3. Educational Planning and Management
  4. Geography Education
  5. Health Education
  6. History Education
  7. Mathematics Education
  8. Nepali Language Education
  9. Physical Education
  10. Political Science Education
  11. Population Education
  12. 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 each related activity (practicum). Both the thesis writing and practicum have to be related to the specialization subjects of the student.