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  • About
    Seats
    42
    Duration
    2 Years

    Eligibility

    Bachelor’s/Master’s degree with a minimum of 45% of marks or equivalent grade in any dis

    This programme is one of the very few ECCE focused Master’s degree programmes available in India. The MA programme involves rigorous engagement theory, practice and policies in ECCE. It has been conceptualised with the aim of creating human resources to support professional upgradation of quality of planning, supervision and management of ECCE programmes for young children. It also provides an in-depth and scholarly understanding of ECCE as a discipline, anchored in various disciplines including child development, sociology, history, critical pedagogy, psychoanalytic frame and anthropology.

    The Masters in Education (ECCE) will help to develop graduates who have a holistic understanding of issues in this field and can promote quality early childhood programmes through their teaching, research, and advocacy.

    Objectives:

    • Create knowledgeable early childhood personnel in the field of early childhood care and education.
    • Engage students in the existing literature in this field
    • Participate at various sites of early childhood care and education through a series of field attachments to experience the reciprocal relationship between theory and practice.
    • Pose problems, engage in collecting evidence to address questions and develop appreciation for evidence based practices and scientific inquiry.

    Programme outcomes:

    • After completing MA Education (ECCE) Programme, students will be able to:
    • Demonstrate a critical engagement with early childhood care and education discourse, theories, and practice.
    • Identify and engage with multidisciplinary perspectives in early childhood care and education to develop a holistic understanding of educational practice
    • Situate early childhood education practices in historical, political and socio-cultural contexts, both locally and globally.
    • Critically think, reflect, and analyse arguments, claims, evidences and problems related to early childhood education in India.
    • Pursue guided and ethical research study and demonstrate the ability to analyse and synthesize information to address research questions.
    • Demonstrate analytical and professional skills related to teaching-learning, teacher education, curriculum and material development, education policies and programmes across different levels of education.
    • Review and contribute to development and planning of curriculum, education policies and programmes for young children.
  • Programme Structure
    Seats
    42
    Duration
    2 Years

    Eligibility

    Bachelor’s/Master’s degree with a minimum of 45% of marks or equivalent grade in any dis

    Duration: 2-Years (4 Semester + 1 Summer) Full-Time

    Total Credits: 70

    Components: Core Courses + Workshops + Electives + 3 Field Attachments + 1 Summer Internship + Dissertation

  • Programme Outline
    Seats
    42
    Duration
    2 Years

    Eligibility

    Bachelor’s/Master’s degree with a minimum of 45% of marks or equivalent grade in any dis

    After successfully completing MA Education (ECCE) Programme, students will be able to:

    • Demonstrate a critical engagement with early childhood care and education discourse, theories, and practice.
    • Identify and engage with multidisciplinary perspectives in early childhood care and education to develop a holistic understanding of educational practice
    • Situate early childhood education practices in historical, political and socio-cultural contexts, both locally and globally.
    • Critically think, reflect, and analyze arguments, claims, evidences and problems related to early childhood education in India.
    • Pursue guided and ethical research study and demonstrate the ability to analyze and synthesize information to address research questions.
    • Demonstrate analytical and professional skills related to teaching-learning, teacher education, curriculum and material development, education policies and programmes across different levels of education.
    • Review and contribute to development and planning of curriculum, education policies and programmes for young children.
  • FAQ
    Seats
    42
    Duration
    2 Years

    Eligibility

    Bachelor’s/Master’s degree with a minimum of 45% of marks or equivalent grade in any dis

    What are the Career Options after completing an MA Education (ECCE)?

    After MA Education (ECCE), students can work as:

    • Curriculum Developer
    • Programme Evaluator
    • Researcher
    • Government Consultancy Agencies (SSA, RMSA, TE, NLM, MDM)
    • NGOs and Private Organisations
    • International Agencies (World Bank, UNICEF, Technical Corporation Agency)

    For queries contact: sesadmissions@aud.ac.in

  • Courses
    Seats
    42
    Duration
    2 Years

    Eligibility

    Bachelor’s/Master’s degree with a minimum of 45% of marks or equivalent grade in any dis

    Foundation and Core Courses

    • Developing Early Childhood Curriculum
    • Early Childhood Care and Education in India
    • Inclusion of Young Children with Disability
    • Language Development and Early Literacy
    • Observation and Assessment of Young Children
    • Play, Learning and Creativity
    • Understanding Children and Childhood
    • Gender and Education
    • Introduction to Educational Research
    • Qualitative/Quantitative Research Methods
    • State Society and Education

    Workshops:

    • Self-Development
    • Health & Nutrition
    • Arts and Learning
    • Setting-up Inclusive ECE Programmes
    • Basic Research Skills Training

    Elective Courses:

    • Comparative Studies in History of Education
    • Education and Development
    • Educational Organisation and Leadership
    • Gender and Education
    • Global Childhoods
    • Introduction to Teacher Education
    • Learning and Development in the Early Years
    • Literature and the Young Child
    • Multilingual Education
    • Qualitative Research Methods in Education
    • Quantitative Research Methods
    • Reading Education Policy
    • School Knowledge, Curriculum and Texts
    • Socio Emotional Perspective on Educational Failure
    • Understanding Teacher and the Practice of Teacher

    Field Attachment 1, 2 & 3 in diverse early childhood settings; Summer Internship in community/PG in preschools

    Dissertation

  • Faculty