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Master of Education
This is a 30-credit study programme. A candidate should acquire the 30credits within a minimum of 1 year, not necessarily consecutive, provided the student maintains registration throughout.
To expand the opportunities for higher studies in Education for those who are already serving in the field
To enable personnel already serving in higher educational institutions to obtain specialized knowledge in fields relevant to their professions by offering a variety of new subjects
To promote research in areas relevant to the development of Education
The programme consists of course work only. The course work comprises 3 compulsory courses and one optional course. This programme will be conducted in Colombo (Sinhala, Tamil & English), Kandy (Sinhala medium only) and Jaffna (Tamil medium only) regional centers.
The minimum entry requirements for the Master of Education Degree Programme are as follows:
1. A pass in the Degree of Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) from The Open University of Sri Lanka or any recognized University,1.1 with a minimum GPA of 2.70, or1.2 minimum of second-class lower division and1.3 including at least B Grade for any two (02) of the courses: Educational Psychology, Foundations in Education, Educational Measurement & Evaluation, or any equivalent courses, or2. A pass in the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) or Postgraduate Diploma in Special Needs in Education (PGDSNE) from The Open University of Sri Lanka or any other recognized university,2.1 with a minimum GPA of 2.70, or2.2 a Merit or Distinction pass and2.3 including at least B Grade for any two (02) of the courses: Educational Psychology, Foundations in Education, Educational Measurement & Evaluation; or any equivalent courses, or3. An equivalent or higher qualification acceptable to the Senate