B Ed is a one year professional course. It stands for Bachelor’s in education. This course is done after completing the graduation in any field. B Ed was earlier named as BT (Bachelors of training). This course is a good option for the ones who aspire to go on teaching line.
This course prepares the students for primary, secondary or high school levels in accordance with the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE). B Ed is the degree preferred by most of the females as it gives a sense of security for a job. After completing the course successfully, one can get a job both in private or public schools.
In order to get a job as a teacher, it is mandatory to do B Ed. In India NCTE is the only statutory body which regulates this course. One can also pursue distance or correspondence learning. The distance course takes two years to complete.
: The students from B. A (Bachelors of Arts), B. Com (Bachelors of commerce) or bachelors of science from recognized college or university can get themselves enrolled in B Ed. Minimum of 50% marks are needed to get admission into this one year degree course. Some of the institutions also take the entrance test. One has to then appear in it and then, according to ranks obtained, students get admissions in colleges. The entrance exam for this course is usually held in the month of June or July. The queries are mostly objective type base on subjects like science, GK, arithmetic or aptitude and so on.
The subjects to be studied in B Ed are as follows:
• Educational Evaluation and Assessment
• Educational Psychology
• Holistic Education
• Guidance and Counselling
• Philosophy of Education
• Education, culture and human values
Scope, career and demand
: This career course now thankfully is not only restricted to the teaching profession. As, now days one may get job in organizations engaged in promotions, consulting or regulatory work. In private sectors also there is ample scope for opportunities. One can also work as an academic content writer or academic counselor. If not this, one can even open their own business venture like tuition centers, teaching academies and so on. For all the above, one must get himself or herself recognized by National Council Of Teacher Education otherwise B Ed will not be considered valid in government schools, institutions.
The scope of this course has widened over the time as now it is attracting students from various professional streams like MBA graduates, media professionals or even the air hostesses.
The salary of a teacher varies from the one school to another. One may get Rs 10, 000 to Rs 15,000 starting, depending on the type of subject one teaches.
Job types after B Ed:
• Education Researcher
Employment areas where one can work
• Private Schools
• Coaching centers
• Home tuition
• Research / development agencies
• Government Schools
• Private organizations
• (List of Top institutes offering B.Ed courses)
List of B Ed colleges in India
• St. Xaviers College Of Education, Patna
• Khalsa College, Amritsar
• Bombay Teacher’s Training College, Mumbai
University Of Punjab.
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