Degree Programs- School of Education

Degree Programs

Under-Graduate Programs

BA Honours Education

Overview

Education as a discipline emphasizes on the development of individual and growth of society. It focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and experience as well as on the development of skills, habits and attitudes.

This programme helps in understanding that educational engagement is an active approach to teaching and learning that considers the diversity of students and creates a culture of ownership, inclusion, and leadership. The courses that are both innovative and contemporary and the activities included in the curriculum help in creating opportunities for direct involvement in learning. The curriculum makes educators and learners seek to understand and respect multiple perspectives in the search for solutions to problems through inquiry and research. This process facilitates the discovery of new ideas and better practices. These discoveries, along with continuous reflection and a commitment to service, foster a culture of innovation resulting in a progressive change that benefits society.

The BA Honours Education programme provides you a broad-based education which is interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in nature and makes you acquire the requisite knowledge, develops specific skills and provides you enough opportunities to get sufficient experience so that you are able to build a career in school education as a primary level teacher, a confident content writer, an educational researcher, a primary level curriculum designer, a counsellor, a trainer and more. 

In educating the individual to the benefit of society, SoE cultivates the capacity and propensity for life-long learning by fostering independent inquiry and promoting the value of knowledge and discovery. 

Programme Highlights

  • effective communications skills
  • computer and information literacy
  • independent critical thinking and intellectual capacity for change
  • preparation to assume social and civic leadership roles
  • the ability to pursue intellectually, ethically, aesthetically and physically rewarding lives
  • strong knowledge base and requisite skills to prepare the students for the field of education and industry
  • multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach
  • experiential learning – regular internship and field visits to provide hands-on experience to complement your academic studies.
  • introduction to research
  • exposure to conventional and modern pedagogical practices
  • opportunities for international exposure 

Graduate Profile

  • The students gain rich experience from our innovative courses and graduate with unrivalled career prospects.
  • Our students gain vital skills and knowledge through experiential learning – internships and field visits that prepares them for successful careers in a variety of areas such as, primary school education, content writing, corporate training, curriculum designing in primary education, CAI and so on.
  • The research component in the curriculum makes the graduates think analytically and logically, identify issues, suggest solutions and so on.
  • Inclusion of ICT in the curriculum makes the graduates skilled in handling the modern technological resources effectively and thus makes them suitable to work in a variety of areas after graduation.
  • The curriculum is so designed and transacted that the graduates are able to make efficient use of all communication skills such as reading, writing, speaking and listening. In short, the graduates are confident and efficient communicators.

Career Prospects

The graduates work in museums, community and voluntary organizations, social services like NGOs, the police services, educational institutions, the media, public relations etc. They may also get opportunities with both private and public sectors in a range of careers such as retail management, HR, publishing, market and policy research, career guidance and education counselling.

The graduates can also pursue a Masters programme in Education or a related Social Science in order to enhance their understanding in research, theory, and policies of Education and also to improve their professional and interpersonal skills.

Job Options

  • Community education instructor/officer
  • Academic coordinator
  • Learning mentor
  • Primary school teacher
  • Teaching assistant
  • Play therapist
  • Museum education officer
  • Career adviser/counsellor
  • Content writer
BA Honours Psychology

Overview

The B.A. Honours Psychology programme offered at Rishihood University has been designed to cater to the demands of society for professional psychologists and aims at developing an understanding of the growing discipline of psychology. The programme enables students to think critically and creatively and to investigate the interdependence and interaction of human beings with their environment. The focus of the programme is also on developing skills and competencies needed for meeting the challenges and needs of the real world in an effective way. One of the important objectives of this curriculum is to develop research skills as well as statistical and methodological skills among students besides developing a strong theoretical foundation.

The programme enables students to identify real-life issues, analyze them in the social context and suggest ways and means to solve them. Practicum is incorporated as an important component in the curriculum with hands-on training in the use of various research methods such as observation, psychological testing, survey, interview and case study etc. For an effective transaction of the curriculum resources like ICT, mass media and web-based sources (documentaries, videos, films etc.) are used frequently.  

Programme Highlights    

  • effective communications skills
  • computer and information literacy
  • independent critical thinking
  • the ability to pursue intellectually, ethically, aesthetically and physically rewarding lives
  • strong knowledge base and requisite skills to gain experience in psychology and apply it in diverse fields 
  • socially relevant, intellectually rigorous, multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and student-friendly curriculum
  • diverse pedagogical practices
  • experiential learning – regular internship and field visits to provide hands-on experience to complement academic studies,
  • introduction to research and writing of a supervised dissertation
  • opportunities to investigate interrelationships among human beings, environment  and machines through directed research-based in laboratory, library and field settings
  • opportunities for international exposure

Graduate Profile

  • ability to understand the interrelationship of the human mind, body and behaviour with the environment (social, cultural, emotional, educational etc) 
  • ability to formulate questions in Psychology, frame hypotheses, analyze data and interpret results
  • ability to appreciate the significance of ethical issues in the practice of psychology
  • ability to identify the relationship between psychology and other fields and its application across various disciplines
  • ability to develop awareness and understanding of how personal factors influence academic growth
  • research ability and writing of a supervised dissertation
  • computer literacy and good communication skills

Career Prospects

The graduates have varied career options available to them, both in educational institutions and industry. For instance, mental health care is required in all walks of life. Therefore, psychology graduates can start working in any sector of their choices, such as HR departments, marketing companies, the media, the health services, police forces, the prisons, advertising, educational institutions and the related sectors.

 These graduates can also join universities or research institutes to pursue masters and research/Ph.D. Following are some of the career options that psychology graduates can consider;

Job Options

  • Forensic psychologist
  • Educational counsellor
  • Vocational counsellor
  • Sports psychologist
  • Market researcher
  • Career and organizational consultant
  • Content designing consultants (primary education)

Post-Graduate Programs

MA Early Childhood Education Program

Overview

MA in Early Childhood Education programme of Rishihood University,  prepares early education professionals who are committed to the well-being of young children and knowledge about educational requirements of children from birth to primary education. This degree program focuses not only on issues pertaining to curriculum, teaching and learning perspectives but also on the development of managerial, entrepreneurial and leadership abilities. Our students are prepared to engage in the real world, learning how to skillfully address critical issues in early education through pedagogical, political, psychological, and sociological perspectives. Our students will focus on the role early education plays in producing happy, healthy and confident children. During the program, the students will have the opportunity to research and develop expertise within this field. The program supports students in developing their knowledge and understanding of issues and practices in early childhood education. By bringing together coursework and fieldwork, graduates will be well-prepared to begin and continue to develop their professional identity and practice in research-informed ways.

The aim of this program is to: 

  • develop students’ critical understanding of how research, theory, policy and practice intersect within the context of early childhood education in general and within professional and cultural contexts
  • promote critical reflection and evaluation of learning, pedagogy and curriculum in early childhood education in relation to global contexts and within the local contexts of students’ needs and interests
  • develop content area expertise among the students as they will have a broad knowledge in the field
  • develop their pedagogical content knowledge to enable them to demonstrate a repertoire of methods that make content knowledge easily understood and relevant by a variety of learners
  • enable them to demonstrate professionalism, skills, dependability, social maturity, a cooperative attitude, enthusiasm, initiative, and confidentiality, especially as it relates to student information
  • Make them recognize what is involved in being a lifelong educator, establish their own professional identities and effectively collaborate within the learning community

Career Options

The MA Early Childhood Education Program opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates from the program have been successful in pursuing careers in a variety of contexts with roles including teaching in Early Years, Nursery School Managers, Children’s Centre Manager, and Creative Early Years Specialist, curriculum designers for early childhood education, content writers, researchers and trainers.

MA Psychology

Overview

Psychology is the field of study that deals with human and animal behaviour. Psychology as a discipline has found its application in various fields like education, health, industries, sports, forensic and so on, due to which the subject attracts a large number of people interested in understanding and learning about human behavior in social, cultural and emotional contexts. 

The program provides comprehensive training in all the major fields of modern psychology and emphasizes research that is sensitive to social and cultural influences and concerns.

Keeping pace with the advancement in the field, the program is designed to help learn about relevance and functioning of psychology at individual and social levels. The curriculum focuses on enabling the students to acquire specialized knowledge, inculcating relevant attitude, values and a sense of empowerment. It also helps students get familiarized with a plurality in perspectives, pedagogy and their implications. The programme has enough scope that allows students to nurture their academic interests in specialized domains of psychology, along with the quest for personal growth. The curriculum has been designed keeping the inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach into consideration. Another important aspect of this curriculum is to enable students to establish an interface with industries and organizations working in varied domains, such as hospitals, NGOs, corporate sectors etc. Also, there is a lot of emphasis on practical training/internship and fieldwork. The courses in the curriculum are designed to provide a strong knowledge base and skills to the students through interactive lectures, seminars, presentations, discussions, experiential exercises, projects and peer mentoring.

The selection of teaching methodology and topics for research and field training are based on contemporary issues such as stress and health, ageing, drug abuse, community mental health, disability, and rehabilitation, etc.

The curriculum also includes psychological measurement which is an important aspect of psychology and which involves study and development of various standardized tests and scales that it enables to measure psychological entities such as; intelligence, personality, attitude, aptitude, adjustment, self-concept and so on.

The aim of this programme is:

  • to provide the learners with a sound knowledge base in psychology and human behaviour through an in-depth investigation into a broad range of psychological techniques and skills as applied to diverse settings
  • to enable the learners to acquire the knowledge of why human beings behave the way they do and gain practical skills to identify, understand, predict and modify human thinking, innate talents and behaviour for the benefit of the individual as well as the society
  • to train the students to identify emotional, behavioral and psychological issues as well as specific disorders
  • to inculcate in learners values like compassion, analytical thinking, ethical responsibility and patience which can further help in their own development and shaping of their personality
  • to emphasize research that is sensitive to social and cultural influences and concerns
  • to create a healthy interface between society, culture and higher education in the context of psychology teaching, learning and research
  • to enable the students to acquire professional skills that empower them to gain employment as well as contribute towards the well-being of other individuals and promote harmony in the society

Career Options

The programme provides graduates with endless opportunities.

There are a number of fields where these graduates can make a successful career. Such fields are of health psychology, clinical psychology, sports psychology, educational psychology, school counselling, industrial psychology, social work, and counselling psychology.

They can work in different sectors like in defence forces, prisons, advertising industry, vocational rehabilitation centers, community mental health centers, urban planning, forensics, personnel administration, corporate training sector, public relation departments, research organizations, in media and so on. Besides this, the graduates can go for research and pursue PhD.