Kathmandu University, School of Education is offering MEd program in the following areas:
1. MEd in Leadership and Management
Vision and Mission
Thevisionofthisprogramistodevelopqualityleadersforthetransformation of schools attuned with the twenty-irst century education and leadership. It seeks excellence in advancing education through the values of teamwork, synergy, innovation and service. The program will take a leading role in education through excellence and innovation in teaching, scholarship, and practice.
In order to accomplish the vision, the program creates the synergy by bringing together public and private sector leaders, scholars, and educators. It will also prepare professionals who provide leadership and exemplary educational services to improve the lives of individuals.
– Equips graduateswith the theory and practical application of leadership and management skills.
– Enables aspiring educational leaders to become more informed about critical issues in educational management.
– Fosters high-achieving school cultures.
– The curriculumismultidisciplinary and prepares individuals to advance in the real world.
– Helps create high-performing schools with attainable educational goals.
A. Fundamental courses on leadership and management
B. Courses on organizational and human resource management, organizational development and learning, technology in school leadership and management, and educational policy and planning
C. Research course works
The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking we used when we created them’ is equally true today, that Einstein said in his time. Sustainable Development is an approach to develop critical thinkers, who can take the Environment, Society and Economy together in harmony. These entire contexts make this regional Master’s program an important degree for the scholars to sell and market themselves in the field of development and education.
The process products, i.e. the graduates, will contribute towards an environmentally sound and economically prosperous future from different professions and positions. Precisely, the degree complements towards developing professionals to work in the following sectors:
- A.Sustainable Development
- B.Conservation Education
- C.Development Education
- D.Environmental Governance, and Policy Analysis
- E.Environmental and Development Planning
- F.Teaching and Training
- A graduate degree in any field (e.g. BA, BSW, BEd, BSc, BEngg, PGDE or equivalent) from a recognized institution with minimum second division or 2.5 out of 4 CGPA
There has been an immense growth in the field of education in Nepal in the last six decades. However, the quantitative growth, realized in the form of number of institutions and the areas of disciplines, has not been able to bring qualitative development. Considering these things into account, Kathmandu University, School of education, started M. Ed. in mathematics in February 2006 and has been offering courses on mathematics education to produce quality teachers, teacher educators, material developers and researchers. The program has been running smoothly and our graduates have exposed in reputed positions in their respective fields both within the country and abroad. The illumination of knowledge in school education in general and in mathematics education in particular has been mounting day by day. Now, it is essential to revisit our curriculum to meet the demand of today. From the experiences of last many years, we have proposed revised courses in mathematics education.
Key features of the program
The proposed program will have the following Key features.
- Need based
- Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK)
- Applied Mathematics
- Modeling of pedagogy
- Practice-based and skills oriented
Structure of the program
The program is of four semesters expanding for two years. There are courses for 60 credits comprising Core Courses (6 credits), Foundation Courses (24 credits), Specialization Professional Courses (15 credits), Practical Courses (9 Credits) and Elective Courses (6 credits).
For enrolment to two-year M Ed program, the candidates having a B. Ed in Mathematics or PGDE in Mathematics or BA in Mathematics or B. Sc in Physical and Mathematical Sciences or any equivalent degree* from a university or an institution recognized by Kathmandu University with minimum of 50% or 2.5/4 in aggregate will be eligible. However, those having a BA or B. Sc will have to take two extra 3-credit mathematics education courses as specified by School of Education.
4. English Language Teaching (ELT)
The purpose of M Ed in ELT at Kathmandu University is to prepare EFL teachers and teacher educators and also ELT materials developers to help improve ELT education in the country. The programme is intended to produce postgraduates who are able to -
- Follow latest principles and teaching methodology in ELT.
- Undertake small-scale need oriented research in the field of ELT.
- Design and deliver teacher training courses and activities for ELT teachers required for the changing situation.
- Train pre-service trainees and in-service teachers for effective teaching of EFL.
- Develop ELT materials required for the changing situation.
Salient features of the programme
Need based: This programme has been developed on the needs of the institutes. The survey on teachers, teacher trainers and materials has been made through informal discussions with teacher education experts, teacher training organizers and materials developers such as Department of Education, NELTA and freelance individuals. This need has been further justified by the experience of running Postgraduate Diploma in Education by the School of Education of the University. This programme has not only been successful in itself, it also been able to generate demand from the individuals who felt benefited from it.
Internationally comparable: There are universities in the native and non-native English speaking countries that formally train EFL teachers, train teacher educators and materials developers. The course has been developed after a thorough survey of the Master's Course in ELT of those universities. The intellectual challenge intended to be triggered by this course and the practical exposures are actually comparable to the ones of those universities. The postgraduates will come out with knowledge and skills sound enough to work in international arena.
Practice-based and skills oriented: While the trainees will receive adequate knowledge of contents that makes them theoretically sound, they will also undergo practical experience by literally undertaking tasks of teaching of English, teacher training and materials development in the field of ELT. When they come out from the University, they will be expected to be independent practitioners of these fields.
Conducive learning environment: A high quality team that includes in-house professionals, expatriates and visiting faculty with a sound, first-hand experience of teacher development, trainer development and materials writing will be involved to run the programme. The trainees will be provided with the facilities of resourceful library, workshops, seminars, computer facilities and interactive visits to other trainer development institutions in the country. The learning will be closely monitored by the faculty with immediate and personalized feedback.
Modeling of pedagogy: Pedagogy of each course will be based on the latest principles of teaching and learning of English. Specifically, students will be benefited through their instructors’ facilitation, assessment and overall teaching techniques. Specific facilitation techniques such as instructor-learner conferences, presentations, investigative tasks, and collaborative projects, problem-solving and group learning methods will be employed.
M Ed in ELT will be of two years split into four semesters. Students will take a total of 60 credits; 48-credit taught courses and 3-credit internship and 9-credit research work. One credit is equivalent to a minimum of 16 contact hours in a semester. The distribution of the courses is structured as follows –
5. Child Rights Education* Proposed
6. Workforce Education and Development* Proposed