Bachelor of Education is an Undergraduate Academic Degree awarded for a course or a program in the field of Education. It is popularly known as B.Ed. which is an abbreviated form of the Education Degree. The Bachelor of Education qualifies a student to become a teacher in a school. Bachelor of Education degree programs generally lasts 1 year. The 1 Year of Course consists of 2 or more Semesters. The duration of the 1st semester can be up-to 16 weeks and 2nd semester can be of 18 weeks (204 working days). Minimum duration for practice teaching varies form 5-6 weeks. Bachelor of Education consists of 8 Papers out of which 2 are Compulsory depending upon the Stream which one had taken during Graduation
Bachelor of Education Correspondence or Distance Learning is also available in various Institutes and is of 2 Years duration. The B.Ed degree is mandatory for teaching in higher primary schools and high schools. National Council for Teacher Education is statutory body which regulates courses in teaching in India. The Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.) programme is a 4 year integrated professional degree programme of Elementary Teacher Education offered after the senior secondary (class XII) stage of school. It was conceptualized by the Maulana Azad Centre for Elementary and Social Education (MACESE) of the Department of Education, University of Delhi and launched in the academic year 1994-95, the programme is an attempt towards fulfilling the need for professionally qualified elementary school teachers.
B.El.Ed. is designed to integrate the study of subject knowledge, human development, pedagogical knowledge and communication skills. Both professional and academic options are available to students who graduate with a B.El.Ed. degree. There is also a course called Diploma in Education (DEd) or TCH meant for teaching in primary and nursery schools in India. However the qualification for admission to this course is pass in pre university course. The course develops your skills and widens your understanding so that you can impart quality education to your students.Bachelor of Education teaches a person about teaching and the various aspects associated with teaching.
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The minimum qualification required for entry into B.Ed. course is a Bachelor of Arts (B.A), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) or Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) from recognised board/university with at least 50% marks. While students from Arts Stream are trained to teach subjects like History, Civics, Geography and Languages. The students from Science Stream are trained to teach Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Students need to appear in an entrance test conducted by the various state and Independent educational bodies and universities for admission in various teaching institutions attached with it according to the rank of the candidate in the entrance exam. These exams are generally held in the month of June-july and consists of Objective type questions on the subject of English, General Knowledge, Aptitude, Basic Arithmetic Teaching Potential and one local language in some states. The results of these exams are generally out by July/Aug. Candidates go through practical training courses, apart form theory classes.
Bachelor of Education Subjects or Topics
Education, Culture and Human Values.
Educational Evaluation and Assessment.
Guidance and Counselling.
Philosophy of Education.
Bachelor of Education Specialisations
Bachelor of Education Specialisation is based one's choice of stream in Graduation. Depending on that one can specialise in that particular Subject.
Who can and Who should pursue Bachelor of Education Degree
If one really wants to pursue a Bachelor of Education Degree then one should have passion for teaching. Teaching is especially suited for women as they tend to have the natural instinct of a mother. However men can and are also good teachers. It can also be a second career for those who have retired from professional services.