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Education as a Subject with its Future Prospect

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Education as a Subject with its Future Prospect

“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.” ——————Rabindranath Tagore

Education as a discipline is taught at bachelor and master levels at different colleges and universities in India. It deals with the education system of a country. The study of levels of education, forms of education, educational policies, educational commissions & committees, educational budget, curriculum structure, evaluation system, educational agencies, education related laws & rights, educational management & administration, population & mass education, pedagogical studies, educational incentives, educational supervision, guidance & counselling services, student support services, historical development of education system in a country, educational technology and the like comes under the purview of the discipline Education. There are four pillars such as Philosophical, Psychological, Historical and Sociological foundations upon which the subject Education stands.

It is imperative to clear the difference between BACHELOR OF EDUCATION and BACHELOR OF ARTS IN EDUCATION. The first one (i.e. B.Ed.) is a professional course by which candidates are trained for being teachers whereas the later gives academic degree to candidates to be bachelors in the subject Education. This difference is also same in the case of Master Of Education (M.Ed.) and MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION (M.A.). So, the B.Ed and M.Ed. programs are teacher education oriented professional courses and the B.A. Hons. (Education) and M.A. (Education) are academic programs. Let’s begin a discussion on Education as an academic subject.

The Special Feature of the subject Education: The special feature of the subject Education is that it is inclusive in nature so that candidates from any academic or professional discipline can get into the sphere of Education and in this way the subject is being developed day by day in terms of interdisciplinary studies. For instance, a candidate having mathematics honours along with B.Ed. can take admission in M.Sc. /M.A. in Education. Even, any higher secondary passed candidate from any stream can opt for Education Honours.

Foundations of Education

There are four pillars which are considered as foundations of Education.

  • Philosophy of Education: Philosophy of Education determines aims, objectives, goals, forms, methods and meaning of education. It applies fundamental principles of philosophy of life to the work of education.
  • Psychology of Education: Psychology of Education deals with scientific study of human behaviour in educational setting. It helps teachers to understand the development of pupils, the range and limitation of their capacities, the process by which they learn and the psychological study of their social relationship.
  • Sociology of Education: It refers to how the individual experiences and also shapes the way he interacts during schooling. It is the application of sociological theories, methods and discoveries to the administrative and instructional processes of education.
  • History of Education: History of Education encompasses the study of the past that focuses on educational issues such as education system, institutions, theories, themes, educational thoughts, knowledge and skills, method of teaching, evaluation and the like.

B.A. Honours in Education in Adamas University

The B.A. Honours in Education is offered by the Department of Education under School of Education in Adamas University from the academic session 2019. The curriculum is based on choice based credit system (CBCS) prescribed by the University Grants Commission (UGC). It gives various choices to students in the form of Core Courses, Generic Elective Courses, Discipline Specific Elective Courses, Skill Enhancement Courses and Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses. Except these, few Minor Courses are offered additionally from other departments for flourishing the academic arena of students. So, continuously and comprehensively the nourishment is given to our students.

Eligibility: A higher secondary passed candidate from any stream is eligible for taking admission at B.A. Honours in Education. So, the door is open to all students from Arts/ Humanities, Commerce and even Science backgrounds for taking admission to this course.

Employment Opportunities: On completion of the course, students will be eligible for the following jobs at private and government sectors:

  • Civil service
  • Banking
  • Museum Education Officer
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Primary School Teachers
  • Family Support Workers
  • Learning Mentors
  • Career Advisors
  • Sub-inspectors in School (with B.Ed.)
  • Anchor of educational TV channels
  • NGO Workers
  • Media based job in education sector
  • Academic Marketing Officer
  • Education Journalist

Master of Arts in Education (M.A.) or Master of Science in Education (M.Sc.) in Adamas University

M.A. or M.Sc. in Education is offered by the Department of Education under School of Education in Adamas University from the academic session 2019. The curriculum is based on choice based credit system (CBCS) which offers Core Courses, Ability Enhancement Courses, Discipline Specific Elective Courses and Project Works.

Eligibility: The candidates who have passed B.A. Honours in Education are eligible for taking admission in Master of Arts in Education (M.A.). The opportunity is also extended to the candidates who have successfully completed bachelor degree or master degree in any academic or professional discipline along with B.Ed. (minimum 50% marks). In this case, M.Sc. degree  is offered to the candidates who are from Science discipline.

Employment Opportunities:

Public and Government Sectors: On completion of the course, students will be eligible for the following jobs at public and government sectors:

  • High School Teacher
  • Head Teacher
  • Assistant Professor
  • Director of School Education
  • Training Manager
  • Civil Service job
  • Agriculture Development Officer
  • Sub-inspector in School (with B.Ed.)
  • Teacher Educator (with B.Ed.)
  • Teacher Educator (with M.Ed.)
  • School Counsellor
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Community Education Officer

Private Sector: An M.A. / M.Sc. (Education) post graduate can get into many jobs in the private sector as well. Some opportunities are listed below:

  • High School Teacher
  • Head Teacher
  • Assistant Professor
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Teacher Educator (with B.Ed.)
  • Teacher Educator (with M.Ed.)
  • Student Service Co-ordinator
  • Public Relation Officer
  • Training Manager
  • Academic Advisor
  • Career Advisor
  • Yoga Instructor
  • Content Developer
  • School Counsellor
  • Educational Consultant
  • Text Book Developer
  • Book Designer
  • Question Bank Developer
  • Educational data analysts
  • Educational Tour Officer

Corporate Sector: An M.A. / M.Sc. (Education) post graduate can also look for jobs in corporate sector as well. Some opportunities are listed below:

  • Academic Marketing Officer
  • Education Journalist
  • Human Resource officer
  • Public Relation Officer in academics
  • Education Media based job
  • Educational consultant
  • Educational Manager
  • Educational Administrators
  • Anchor of educational TV. Channels
  • NGO Workers

Self-Employment Opportunities: There are enough opportunities to be self employed on completion of M.A. /M.Sc. in Education. Some opportunities are mentioned below:

  • Private Tutor
  • Home Tutor
  • Owner of coaching centre
  • Educational Consultant
  • Project Advisor
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Yoga Tutor
  • Book Publisher
  • Journal Publisher
  • Motivator
  • Research Advisor
  • Educators of street children
  • Tour Operator

The role of Adamas University in developing employable skills among students: The mission of Adamas University is to develop employable skills and enhance professional competencies among students. Adamas University is the most appropriate place where these skills are nurtured as much as possible. It gives students multifaceted activity based learning and other authentic experiences by which students can prepare themselves for jobs. Utmost care is taken by the teachers for leading their students towards achieving the future prospect of the subject Education. University makes arrangement of internship practice, interdisciplinary projects, different workshops, seminars, various club based activities, co-scholastic activities, communication skill building endeavour, personality development programmes and the like for the purpose of developing employable life skills among students.

                            Education is the emerging discipline and its relevance with respect to knowledge, skill, research and job prospect is being developed day by day. We can conclude the discussion with the words of Comenius, who says, “All who are born as human beings need education, because, they are destined to be real men, not wild beasts, dull animals, and clumps of wood.”

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