What is a Master in Education?

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Education is a broad field of study that covers teaching, training and tutoring techniques dedicated to future professionals, who plan to help pupils or students develop intellectual and practical skills. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Education focuses on planning learning, classroom assessment, and teaching.

You can specialise in different subfields, such as primary education, secondary education, adult education, or choose a specific subject (e.g. mathematics, biology).

Degree courses in Education focus on developing a wide variety of skills. The ability to work and communicate with children of different age groups is one of the most important ones. You learn how to use their natural curiosity and grow their interest in learning. You will also discover how adult learning works and what are the differences in the learning processes between people of different ages. You’ll also have classes focused on teaching people with various disabilities. Research, analytical, problem-solving and organisation skills will come in handy when you'll have to plan lessons and design curricula.

You'll also need to adapt your planning depending on pupils or students’ specific learning abilities and improve their educational experience. You can use non-formal education principles to keep things fresh and interesting. Above all, you should develop students' thirst for knowledge, which will keep them learning throughout their entire life.

Working in the Education field allows you to inspire and encourage people to better themselves. You’ve probably had one teacher who influenced you more than all the others. He or she had a certain understanding, patience, and simply knew how to explain lessons in a fun and interesting way. You can become that kind of teacher yourself and work on nurturing future generations. They need to be guided, and if you love teaching people and helping them grow, this might be the perfect career path for you.

Education graduates have successful careers as teachers, trainers, tutors, school administrators, school counsellors, education specialists, etc.

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Check out our list of Master's degrees in Education. Keep in mind you can also study an online Masters in Education.

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