Master of Education (M.Ed)

Masters of Education (M.Ed) is a two-year masters programme. Although some universities also offer this course as one year. M.Ed programme can be either studied as a normal degree or as a distance or correspondence mode. The degree is available in various subjects and the regulatory body in charge of the course is National Council of Higher Education.

It is mandatory to pursue M.Ed. degree if one wishes to teach at college and university level. It involves research work on education, psychology, sociology among others.

Master of Education (M.Ed) Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required Degree in B.Ed/ B.El.Ed. is a must.
  • Minimum Marks Aggregate: 50% to 60%, varies from college to college

Note: It is mandatory to present all necessary documents and mark sheets at the time of admission.

M.Ed Highlights

Following are the major highlights of the M.Ed Degree Programme: 

Course Name 

Master of Education (M.Ed)


2 years


B.Ed/ B.El.Ed or B.A. in Education 

Admission Process 

Entrance Exam or Merit Basis 

Entrance Exam 


Average Course Fees

Rs 40,000

Average Salary

Rs 5.20 Lakhs per Annum 

Career Options 

School Teacher


School Principal

Education Consultant

Educational Counselor

Educational Trainer

M.Ed Admission Process

  • Admission to the M.Ed course is on the basis of merit. The admission process and selection criteria vary from university to university.
  • Some private universities or state conduct their own entrance examinations.

Master of Education (M.Ed) Career Options and Job Prospects

A degree in M.Ed course helps you develop technical finesse that is required to be an educator. There are various specializations courses that you can take up while studying M.Ed such as Educational Management, Language Education, Women Studies Yoga Education, Special Education, Environment Education, and others. The job roles offered to M.Ed graduates are:

  • School Teacher
  • Educator
  • Principal
  • Vice-Principal
  • Education Consultant
  • Professional Trainer
  • Educational Counselor

The salary package of an M.Ed graduates may vary from post to post. An annual average salary of a high school teacher is Rs. 6 lakh whereas the annual salary of a principal/ headmaster is up to Rs. 9 lakh.