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Pedagogy is an approach to teaching. As an academic discipline, it studies how knowledge and skills are imparted in an educational setting and how interactions take place during learning. It provides specialized knowledge to teachers so that they can create and facilitate an effective teaching and learning environment for their students. It draws from both educational psychology as well as the philosophy of education.

Knowledge of Pedagogy is important as it helps improve the students' outcome and performance by an overall improvement in the quality of teaching. Pedagogy provides knowledge on social skills and cultural norms to its learners as all students bring to the class their unique perspectives, strengths, skills, and personal experiences. Pedagogy instils in students qualities that allow for critical thinking and stimulated creativity, with each new task provided to them.

In order to successfully complete a program in Pedagogy, students need to be interested in developing new ways of teaching and learn to observe the existing practices. Both theoretical, as well as practical knowledge is incorporated in the Pedagogy courses offered by various universities. Graduates with a degree in Pedagogy can find employment in various sectors with job options available across the globe.


Study Levels:

Students at various levels can undertake a degree in Pedagogy. These levels include:
Bachelors Degree in Pedagogy
Bachelors in Pedagogy of Primary and Preschool Education
Bachelors of Education
Bachelors in Pedagogy in General Education
Bachelors Degree in Child Pedagogy
Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Social Pedagogy
Bachelor of Science In Educational Studies
Masters in Teaching and Learning
Masters in Pedagogy and Teaching for Sustainability
Masters in Psych pedagogy
Master of Arts in Art, Education, and Community Practice
Masters in Montessori Pedagogy
Masters of Education in Digital Pedagogy
Masters in Systemic Pedagogy
Master of Arts in Re-socialisation Pedagogy with Crisis Intervention
Doctor of Philosophy in Pedagogy
Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment
Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Doctor of Philosophy in General Pedagogy, Social Pedagogy, General Education and Subject Didactics


The various areas of specialisation available in Pedagogy are:

Throwing Caps

Specialisation available

Assessment Science
Data Analysis
Diversity Studies
Educational Innovation
Anthropology of Education
Culture and Education in Present-Day Society
Learning Strategies
Development Psychology

Social Pedagogy
Comparative Education
Educational Measurement
Organizational Training
Intercultural Pedagogy
Family Pedagogy
Child Development and Pedagogy



Graduates with a degree in Pedagogy have strong interpersonal skills and knowledge that employers look for. As a result, various career opportunities are available for them to choose from. Graduates may find employment in schools, colleges, and universities. Although it is a teaching degree, a course in Pedagogy does not limit graduates to only teaching. This degree can help graduates work as curriculum developers or education policy analysts. Furthermore, graduates with this degree can work in any teaching environment whether in an educational establishment, a prison, an orphanage, or a corporation.
Apart from the traditional pedagogue, graduates can follow many career paths.


    Job titles include:
    Curriculum Developer
    Analyst of Education Policies
    Program Developer
    Teacher in Childcare Centres
    Social Worker


    Community Education Officer
    Academic Librarian
    Career Adviser
    Education Administrator
    Human Resource Manager
    Student Activities Coordinator
    Think Tank Associate
    Online Tutor
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