Teacher is a future creator of any nation. So there is need to produce efficient & trained teachers for the development of any country. If anyone has inclination towards teaching, then he/she has to pursue B. Ed Course.
B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education) is an undergraduate professional course for those who want to be a teacher in the future. The governing body for teacher education is National Council for teacher education (NCTE). The minimum qualification for pursuing B.Ed. is graduation in any stream with 50% marks. There is no age bar for pursuing B. Ed Course To get admission in B.Ed., there is a need to clear the Joint entrance exam (JEE) which is conducted by many states. The duration of B.Ed. is of two years. The B.Ed. Course is both in regular as well as in distance mode. Many universities offer B.Ed. in distance education mode like Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Punjab University, Maharishi Dayanand University (MDU), Kurukshetra University, Annamalai University etc.
After joining the B. Ed course a lot of important topics are to studied listed below :
- Education Philosophy
- Educational Psychology
- Educational Technology
- Development of Education
- Pedagogy Subjects
- Guidance & Counseling.
As B.Ed. is a training course, practical knowledge & experience is must to develop good teachers. For this, there is a provision of Microteaching, Macro-teaching, school internship, Health & Sports programme, Work experience Programme (Community Work, Co-curricular activities) & many more in duration of two years of B.Ed. Programme.
Benefits of Pursuing B.Ed. Course
After successful completion of B.Ed. Course, it is must to clear TET (Teacher Eligibility test) or CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test). By getting passing certificate for TET then a lot of opportunities are there to get a good job in government as well as in private schools. A lot of perks are there in teaching job like good salary package, less working hours, respectful job, lots of holidays etc.
Thus pursuing B. Ed course helps a candidate to gain and acquire certain qualities which make the person to be aware of the role of a teacher in the political and socio-cultural system, and most important, in the education system, By involving in different group of activities during the B.Ed. course, the prospective teachers are able to understand culturally-diverse scenarios so that he/she will be able to play an important role in the ecosystem of academic learning.