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Education is the process of promoting learning and the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits. Education as an academic discipline provides knowledge to its students in the domain of education and its application. Students who are interested in teaching usually pursue this course. Students of Education consider research and learn to adapt the study curriculum to meet the needs of children and adolescents coming from various backgrounds and ability levels. A degree in Education can be pursued either as a regular or distance education course. A number of learning methods are used including interactive and engaging lectures, seminars, workshops, and theoretical as well as practical knowledge. Students interested in pursuing an Education degree must have cleared their 12th from any stream. The course is designed for future educators and education administrators. It hones the skills in students that are required to analyse and understand the theories related to education and their application to real-world situations. It covers a wide range of topics with the objective of improving the understanding of schooling and the economic, political and social factors that influence the decisions of educationists.

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Study Levels:

Candidates interested in pursuing a degree in Education can do so at various levels, which are:
Bachelor in Education
Bachelor in Kindergarten Education
Bachelor in Physical Activity and Lifestyle
Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education
Bachelor of International Liberal Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Qualification in Further Education
Bachelor in International Teacher Education for Secondary Schools
Bachelor in Intercultural Teacher Education
Masters of Arts in Education
Masters of Arts in Educational Science
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Master Degree in Teaching and Learning
Masters of Arts in School Counselling
Masters of Science in Educational Sciences
Master in Educational Technology
Master in Higher Education and Student Affairs
After completing their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Education, students can move on to pursue their Doctoral and Research degree (PhD) in Education.

Specialisations:

Education as a discipline offers a number of areas of specialisations that students can choose from. Specialising in a particular field provides focused training and knowledge so that they can understand the subject better. It also helps them prepare for a specific career path and secure specialised roles.

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The areas of specialisation are:

Elementary Education
Secondary Education
Special Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Assessment and Measurement
Philosophy of Education
Sociology of Education
Psychology of Education
Educational Statistics

Comparative Education
Environmental Education
Personality Development
Education and Society
Education and Human Development
Guidance and Counselling
Issues and Trends in Contemporary Education

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Employability:

There is a rising demand for experts in the field of education like teaching, training, administration and management. Thus, a degree in Education opens up numerous career opportunities for students to choose from. The most common areas of employment are Coaching Centres, Education Consultancies, Home Tuitions, Museums, Publishing Houses, Schools and Colleges, Research and Development Agencies.

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    Job titles in this field include:
    Lecturer
    Professor
    Principals
    Primary, Secondary or High School Teacher
    Educator
    Social Worker
    Overseer at Day-Care Centre

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    Part-Time Consultant
    Divisional Education Consultant
    Education Coordinator
    Content Writer
    Education Administrator
    Learning Mentor
    Special Education Needs Teacher
    Community Education Officer
    Career Advisor
    Teaching Assistant