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M.A. Education Course Details: Full Form, Fees, Admission Process, Eligibility, Syllabus, Scope, Salary

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 19 Apr, 2022
Average Duration
2 years
Average Fee
5 K-80 K INR annual
Exams Accepted
Study Mode
Regular,Distance Learning

About MA Education

MA Education, expanded as Master of Arts in Education is a 2 years long postgraduate teaching and training programme that is divided into 4 semesters. The course provides a basic comprehension about the theory involved in the teaching process as well as the practical knowledge of the revised methodology of educational research.
For MA Education, the candidates need to have at least a bachelor’s degree available. The course is offered in both, regular and distance learning modes. The admission process of MA Education is different in each educational institute. The concepts of the programme are imparted with the help of conceptual techniques and modern technologies. Numerous job opportunities are available after completing the MA Education course. Read on to discover everything about MA Education.

MA Education Course Highlights

Provided below are the major highlight of MA Education:

Course Name

MA Education


Master of Arts in Education

Course Level

PG level

Course Duration

2 years

Exam Type


Average Course Fees (Annual)

INR 5,000 to INR 80,000

Minimum Qualification Required

Graduation of at least 3 years in any discipline 

Minimum Aggregate

At least 50%

Selection Process

Merit-based or entrance exam based

Job Profiles

Secondary School Teacher, Program Coordinator, Program Manager, Research Scientist, Administrative Manager, Administrative Officer, Mathematics Teacher, Learning and Development Consultant etc.

Average Base Salary (Annual)

Around INR 4,37,000

MA Education Eligibility Criteria

Check out the eligibility criteria of MA Education below:

  • Candidates need to have completed a bachelor’s degree in any stream such as Engineering, Physical Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Agriculture, Medicine, Environmental Sciences, Management, Commerce etc. from a recognised institute/ university.
  • The minimum aggregate marks required is around 50% and it differs in each educational institute.

MA Education Admission Process

A few colleges provide admission to MA Education on the basis of performance at the graduation level, however other educational institutes conduct or accept an entrance exam to offer admission to aspirants. Eligible aspirants need to have proof or a result of the entrance exam accepted by the desired institute. Candidates with the best performance are provided seats in the colleges offering MA Education courses.

MA Education Entrance Exams

Some of the most popular entrance exams in MA Education are as follows:

Top MA Education Colleges in India

Check out the top colleges offering MA Education in India below:

Top Colleges


Lovely Professional University (LPU)

Phagwara, Punjab

KR Mangalam University

Gurugram, Haryana

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Subharti University

Meerut, Uttar Pradesh

Kalyani Mahavidyalaya

Nadia, West Bengal

Sawai Madhopur College of Engineering & Technology

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Rajiv Gandhi University

Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

GD Goenka University

Gurugram. Haryana

MA Education Syllabus

Check out the semester-wise syllabus of MA Education here:

Semester I

Philosophy of education

Curriculum studies

The methodology of educational research

Psychology of education

Environmental Education (elective)

Semester II

Advanced Educational psychology

Educational Statistics

Comparative Education

Sociology of Education

Peace Education (elective)

Semester III

Personality Development

Peace Education or Guidance and Counseling or Educational Measurement and Evaluation-I

Teacher education/ Research Proposal

History and Contemporary Issues

School Administration and Management

Semester IV

Life-Long Education

Educational measurement and evaluation-I

The Human Rights Education Organization and administration of guidance services in India

Environmental Education


MA Education Career Options and Job Prospects

The employment scope after completing MA Education is very vast. In MA Education, candidates are prepared to meet the rising demand for experts in the fields of training and teaching at different levels of education. Aspirants can either start building their career or pursue further studies through courses like M.Phil. or Ph.D.

Candidates can look for job opportunities in common areas like Education Consultancies, Coaching Centres, Education Department, Museums, Home Tuitions, Private Tuitions, Research and Development Agencies, Publishing House, Schools etc. Most popular jobs profiles that candidates consider after MA Education are as follows:

Job Profiles

Average Base Salary (Annual)

High School Teacher/ Elementary School Teacher

INR 3,00,000

Lecturer/ Professor

INR 4,00,000

Program Coordinator

INR 3,80,000

Program Manager

INR 7,90,000

Administrative Service Manager

INR 5,90,000

Note: The salary mentioned above varies from individual to individual and company to company. The figures specified above are subject to change.

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