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M.Ed  Degree Programme

Regulations  for M.Ed. Programme in affiliated Colleges under choice based credit and semester

System (CBCSS) with grading 2011-’12.

The four major aspects of the newly implemented CBCSS M.Ed. programme are

- Semesterisation

- Choice based credit system

- Continuous Evaluation

- Grading

Duration:

1. The duration of M.Ed. programme shall be one year of 2 semesters.

2. The duration of each semester shall be 90 days spread over 18 working weeks.

    First semester is from June to October and Second semester is from December to April

3. The internship programme which is a compulsory part of M.Ed programme is scheduled in the 

    I semester for 18 working days, of which the first half to be done in a Secondary/ Higher  

    Secondary School and the other half in a B.Ed. College.

4. A student who could not complete the course on valid reasons may be permitted to complete the     programme, on valid reasons, within a period of 6 semesters from the date of commencement of       the first semester of the programme.

5. Medium of Instruction and Examination: The medium of instruction and examination of the course       shall be in English. Those candidates who desire to write the Lesson designing for Data collection       are permitted to prepare it in Malayalam and other language but get the English version of the           same as appended.

2. Scheme of the Programme

The B.Ed. programme shall include

(a) Common course

(b) Core Course

(c) Complementary Elective Course

(d) Teaching Competence

(e) Co-curricular Activities and

(f) Extension Activities.

Structure of the M.Ed. Programme

Programme Duration

2 Semester

Minimum Credits required for successful completion of

the Programme

42

Minimum credits required for Common Course (4 courses)

16

Minimum credits required for Core Course including

Internship(2 x 4+2) [core - 2]

10

Minimum credits required for Complimentary

Elective Courses

4

Minimum attendance required

80%

Dissertation and Viva-Voce

12


Programme Structure

I. Semester

4 Courses           : 3 common courses   -  4 x 3  =  12 credits

: I core course           -  4 x 1  =  4  credits

: Internship               -           =  2  credits

                                       Total                     -           = 18 credits

II. Semester

3 Courses           : I common course                    - 4 credits

: I Complementary Elective         - 4 credits

: I core course                          - 4 credits

            Dissertation        :                                             - 10 credits

            Viva- Voce          :                                            - 2 credits

                                                            Total              - 24 credits

Total: 18 + 24 = 42 credits

Internship

Through field experience and advanced practicum

To acquaint the M.Ed. teacher educands with the practices of B.Ed. programme - 9 days

To acquaint M.Ed teacher educands with the Secondary / Higher Secondary School practices - 9 days

Internship in 18 working days within a period of 30 days during the I semester

Course Summary of the M.Ed. Programme

Semester I

Code No

            Courses

Credit

Contact hours

 Common Course

901

Theoretical Foundations of Education

4

108

902

Advanced Educational Psychology

4

108

903

Method of Educational Research and Statistics

4

108

Core Course

904*

Advanced Methodology of Teaching Core Course

4

108

905

Internship

2

**

** Internship in 18 working days within a period of 30 days during the I semester

Semester II

Code No

           Courses

Credit

Minimum

Contact hours

Common Course

906

ICT and Modern Educational Practices

4

90

Core Course

907***

Applicational Pedagogy of Optional Course

4

90

908****

Complementary Elective Course

4

90

909

Thesis

10

910

Viva Voce - Comprehensive

2

Semester - Total

24


Distribution of Credits

Semester

Credit

Contact hours

Semester I

18

540

Semester II

24

540

Total

42 credits

108 hrs.


Scheme of Evaluation

             The academic growth of the student is evaluated through continuous internal assessment and end semester examination. 25% weightage is given for continuous internal assessment and 75% weightage for the end semester examination. In case of theory courses the continuous internal assessment will be done by the faculty. For dissertation average grade point of first and second external evaluation is to be taken. All the students should appear before the duly constituted board of examination for viva-voce.

Internship and Internal Evaluation

Each teacher educand has to supervise the Internship Programme of a minimum of five B.Ed students attached to a High school/ Higher Secondary School and should keep a separate observation record also. The teacher educand is expected to familiarize himself/ herself with the ongoing school practices including school administration, curricular and co-curricular activities that are being imparted in the institution.

Each teacher educand should take minimum of five classes in a B.Ed. college either in common papers or in core papers or both taken together under the supervision of the Teacher educators. Each teacher educand has to keep a separate record for these activities.

The  Internal Evaluation has to be split to incorporate advanced practicum as,

Component

Weight

Attendance

1

Assignment/Seminar/project/Survey

1

Advanced Practicum

1

Test Paper

2

Total

5

          

                  Internal Evaluation                                         25%

     Attendance                                                       5%

     Assignment/Seminar/ Project/ Survey                    5%

     Advanced Practicum                                            5%

     Test                                                                 10%

Each student should take up a minimum of two items or do as per direction given in the   section. Advanced practicum of each course.

a. Attendance

i) Those students who have a minimum of 80% average attendance for all the courses can register for the examination. Condonation of attendance to a maximum of 10 days or 50 hours in a semester subjected to a maximum of two times during the whole period of the programme may be granted by the university on valid grounds. This condonation shall not be counted for internal assessment. Student who is not eligible for condonation of attendance shall repeat the course along with the next batch.

ii) Benefit of attendance may be granted to students attending University/College union activities, participation in co-curricular activities by treating them as present for the days of absence, by the Head of the Institution. This is limited to a maximum of 10 days and this benefit shall be considered for internal assessment also.

Percentage of Attendance

Grade

>95

A

Between 90 and 95

B

Between 85and 90

C

Between 80 and 85

D

<80

E

a) Assignment / Seminar/ Project / Survey : The student has to take a minimum of one   

   Assignment / Seminar/ Project / Survey per course.

b) Class test. A minimum of 1 class test is to be attended per semester.