Which teacher training course is best?

Teaching is not only a profession but also a passion. To be an efficient teacher, you must be passionate about not only imparting education but also learning and improving yourself. If you are planning to become a teacher, this article will help you assess various types of teacher training courses that are available. These courses are aimed at imparting formal training to people who want to take up teaching as a career. Earlier, there were only formal one-year to three years degree courses of Bachelors in Education (B.Ed) and Masters in Education (M.Ed) that were provided by teacher training schools.

Nowadays, if you are interested in teaching as a profession, you need to pursue a top teacher training course provided by the best teacher training schools, and then clear the eligibility/ aptitude test.

Let us take a look at some of the major courses:

B.A. and B.Ed. Integrated Course

The B.A. and B.Ed integrated course is a dual-degree course offering Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degrees. You can select subjects in this course based on your interests.
Duration: Four years
Eligibility: Class 12th pass with minimum 50% aggregate marks. Some institutes require English as one of the main subjects.

B.Sc and B.Ed Integrated Course

The B.Sc. and B.Ed. Integrated Course is a dual-degree course offering Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) courses. You can select subjects in this course based on your interests.
Duration: Four years
Eligibility: Class 12th pass with minimum 50% aggregate marks in Science stream. Some institutes require English as one of the main subjects. Also, candidates with Doctorate in Education may get direct admission into the second year of this integrated program.

D.El.Ed

Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) is an elementary teacher training diploma certificate program. This course trains learners to take up the role of an elementary school teacher.
Duration: Two years
Eligibility: Class 12th pass in any stream with a minimum 50% aggregate marks.
Note that this percentage can vary from one institute to another.

B.P.Ed.

Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed) is also known as the BPE course. This is an undergraduate degree course focussing only on Physical Education.
Duration: Three years
Eligibility: Class 12th pass in any stream with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks.
Note that this percentage can vary from one institute to another.

B.Ed

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) is a postgraduate course that is necessary for becoming a teacher at the secondary or higher secondary level. B.Ed course can also be pursued after completion of the postgraduate course.
Duration: Two years
Eligibility: Either BA or B.Sc or B.Com degree with minimum 50% aggregate marks.
You also need to pass the B.Ed. entrance exam to secure admission in this course.

Pre & Primary Teachers’ Training

Pre & Primary Teachers’ Training courses are meant to train learners who aim at becoming future pre and primary teachers. These courses aim to make learners understand the intricacies of child psychology and be more responsible towards the mental as well as the physical well-being of children.
Duration: One Year
Eligibility: Class 12th pass in any stream.
Some institutes may have a marks cutoff

Ed. Management & Administration

If you are aspiring to become a principal, vice-principal, dean, or senior teacher in schools or you want to take up the role of an administrator or manager in the school educational system, then a B.Ed in Educational Administration and Management is what you seek.
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: A bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
Many institutes require at least one year of job experience.

There are many other courses offered by various teacher training schools, which we have not included in this article to highlight the most important ones. We hope this article gives a roadmap for candidates who want to take up teaching as a profession and also working teachers who want to upgrade their career track.

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