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Bachelor of Education [B.Ed] - Course Overview

  • STREAM

    EDUCATION

  • DURATION

    2 YEARS

  • COURSE

    General

  • COURSE TYPE

    Graduation

Updated On - November 10th 2017

Bachelor of Education or B. Ed. is an undergraduate program of 2-year duration.The course specifically caters to the students who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching and related fields. It is a skill based training program which imparts knowledge to students regarding all aspects of classroom teaching. Check B.Ed Syllabus

The minimum eligibility criterion for B.Ed. admission 2017 is the completion of an undergraduate degree course in any discipline.

Latest Update: NIOS has started registration for 6 months PDPET bridge course for B.Ed Teachers who are teaching in primary classes i - v. Last Date for Registration is November 30, 2017. Candidates can register at http://dledbr.nios.ac.in.  

National Council for Teacher Education is the sole authority which is responsible for monitoring the study programs on education. Some of the top B.Ed colleges include:

The course can be pursued through full time, correspondence or distance learning by various universities throughout the country.Average course fee charged by institutes ranges from INR 30,000 to 60,000. The duration through distance learning is minimum two years and maximum five years.Career options for B.Ed. degree holders include not only teaching but also working as educational writers for various newspapers, magazines, journals and websites.

    Average starting salary for B.Ed graduates ranges from INR 3 to 6 Lacs. It can increase according to candidates experience and expertise in this field. 

    B.Ed.: Course Highlights

    Course LevelGraduation
    Duration2 years
    Examination TypeSemester System
    EligibilityGraduation degree
    Admission ProcessEntrance Exam
    Course FeeINR 30,000 to 60,000
    Average Starting SalaryINR 3 to 6 Lacs
    Top Recruiting organisationsDelhi Public School, Sanskar Valley School, Billabong High, Eastern Public School, etc.
    Top Recruiting areasCoaching Centres, Education Consultants, Education, Departments, Home Tuitions, Private Tuitions, Publishing Houses, Research and Development Agencies, Schools & Colleges
    Top Job ProfilesTeacher, Administrator, Assistant Dean, Content Writer, Counsellor, Education Researcher, etc. 

    B.Ed.: What is it About?

    The 2-year program is generally divided into four semesters by the institutes and structured in a way that not only involves classroom based teaching, but also practical training and internships. Candidates must be aware of B.Ed syllabus for a better understanding of the course. Various B.Ed. subjects are as follows:

    • Education, Culture and Human Values
    • Educational Evaluation and Assessment
    • Educational Psychology
    • Guidance and Counselling
    • Holistic Education
    • Philosophy of Education

    Any student, who wishes to make a career in the field of teaching, has to undergo the process of learning all the necessary aspects of education. One must pursue the course in order to be eligibile for teaching at high school level. 

    This course demands students to be vocal and fluent in their speech. They must also be good at problem-solving since teaching at high school level is a very challenging job.

    B.Ed.: Top Institutes

    B. Ed. is a widely popular course and over 100 universities and institutes offer this course. Here is a list of a few B.Ed. Colleges which offer the course.

    Name of the CollegeCity, StateAverage Salary (in INR)
    Kasturi Ram College of Higher EducationNew Delhi15,000
    Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha UniversityNew Delhi23,000
    University of DelhiNew Delhi-
    Jamia Milia Islamia UniversityNew Delhi6,800
    Mahatma Gandhi UniversityKottayam, Kerala-
    Lovely Professional UniversityJalandhar, Punjab69,000
    Amity UniversityLucknow, Uttar Pradesh86,100
    Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasi, Uttar Pradesh3,810
    ICFAI UniversityDehradun57,000
    Lady Irwin CollegeNew Delhi25,300
    University of LucknowLucknow21,900
    Kamla Nehru MahavidyalyaBhopal35,000
    Integral UniversityLucknow75,000
    Loreto CollegeKolkata13,000
    Ranchi UniversityRanchi15,000

    The course is divided into semesters in most of the institutes and is structured in a way that not only involves classroom learning but also seminars, practical training and internships.

    B.Ed.: Eligibility

    The minimum eligibility criteria for B.Ed. admission 2017 are listed below:

    • Successful completion of graduation in any of Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) or Bachelor in Commerce (B. Com.) from a recognized university
    • A minimum aggregate score of 50% in graduation
    • A minimum aggregate score of 55% at post-graduate level

    B.Ed.: Admission 2017

    Admission to B. Ed. is done through entrance exam conducted by various states and institutions. Generally, the exam is conducted in the month of May or June and forms for the same are available online at the websites of respective institutes. Admission of candidates is subject to Cut Offreleased by the respective university subsequent to the B.Ed. entrance exam. 

    B.Ed.: Distance Education

    The minimum duration for B. Ed. through distance education is two years, however, the maximum duration is five years. Admission to the distance mode program is merit-based. Candidates should have scored a minimum of 50% aggregate in the undergraduate program in any discipline and 55% in postgraduate program. Along with this, candidates should have trained in-service teachers in elementary education or they must have completed a NCTE recognized teacher education program through face-to-face mode. 

    B.Ed.: Selection Procedure 

    Selection Process for B.Ed

    Candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in the entrance exam. The selection process is usually conducted in the month of September every year. In order to take admission in the course, candidates must appear for the entrance exam. After the exam, B.Ed result 2017 is announced along with merit list by the university which allocates ranks to the aspirants according to their performance. Separate lists are issued for each category and stream followed by counselling process during which students are granted admission.

    B.Ed Specializations

    Biological ScienceNatural Science
    CommercePhysical Education 
    Computer SciencePhysical Science
    EconomicsSpecial Education 
    EnglishTamil
    GeographyMathematics
    Hearing ImpairedPolitical Science
    HindiPhysics
    Home ScienceChemistry

    B.Ed.: Syllabus and Course Description

    B.Ed syllabus is divided into various segments namely the Core courses, Pedagogy courses, Experience for Teacher Enrichment and Experience for Social and Environmental Sensitivity. The course is structured in a way such that all students acquire knowledge about all the aspects of teaching. At the same time, it also makes them aware of the situations one might encounter while teaching in schools.

    The core courses provide a conceptual and contextual understanding of the topics while the pedagogy courses deal with the aspects essential for a teacher. On the other hand, the latter segments impart experience to the students which develop their teaching abilities.

    Candidates are required to appear in an entrance exam conducted by various independent universities and B.Ed. Colleges for pursuing a career in teaching and related fields. B.Ed. entrance exam is generally held in June-July. So, candidates must be aware about B.Ed syllabus in detail. The course’s syllabus is listed below. 

    Name of the courseTopics CoveredDescription
    Core Courses
    Basics in EducationEducation Nature and Purpose, Knowledge and Knowing, Forms of knowledge and its organization in schools, autonomy of teacher and learner, education and values.This course deals with providing the conceptual understanding of aspects related to teacher- education.
    Learner and LearningLearner as a developing individual, development and learning, theoretical perspectives on learning, learning in constructivist perspective, individual differences among learners.This paper deals with the idea of individual development of the student in understanding the basics required to be teachers.
    Schooling, Socialisation and IdentitySocialization and development of self, emergence or ‘person’ and ‘identity’, schooling and identity formation: a critical study, coping with social complexities: role of education, evolving and identity as a teacher.This paper deals with the issues related to school and the social environment essential to the understanding of a teacher.
    Pedagogy Courses
    Subject Knowledge and the Related Pedagogic Dimensions (Part I) (Subject: 1 Science– Biological/Physical /Maths/SS/ Language–Hindi/ English/Urdu/ Sanskrit/other region-specific lang.)Pedagogy of mathematics, social sciences, biological sciences, physical science, language (English, hindi, urdu, Sanskrit)This course deals with the understanding of subjects through a pedagogic approach. This is the basic level of subject knowledge and deals with the theoretical study of these subjects in the light of the pedagogic requirements.
    Subject Knowledge and the related Pedagogic Dimensions (Part I) including Understanding Teaching Learning Situations (Subject: 1 Science–Biological/ Physical /Maths/SS/LanguageHindi/ English/Urdu/Sanskrit/ other region-specific lang.)-This is the extension of the previous course; it provides a hands-on experience to the students in real life classroom situation.
    Assessment for LearningOverview of assessment and evaluation, what is to be assessed, assessment of subject-based learning, teacher competencies in evolving appropriate assessment tools, data analysis, feedback and reportingThis course provides an understanding on the importance of assessment, and the basics of how to effectively plan the assessment in any academic year.
    Learning to Function as a teacherEngaging with narrative and descriptive accounts, engaging with popular subject-based expository writing, engaging with journalistic writing, engaging with subject- related reference books, engaging with educational writing.This course is an experiential course which fully focuses on the learning of the subject areas in classrooms.
    Developing Teacher Sensibilities
    Strengthening Language Proficiency -As the name suggests, this paper deals with the effective communication on the part of the teacher during the classroom teaching.
    Health and Physical EducationTheory based on concepts of holistic health, collective responsibility, understanding the body, food and nutrition, physical fitness, role of institutions.It is an integrated understanding of health, diseases and fitness among children and encouraging healthy habits among them.
    Exploring Library and Other Learning ResourcesLibrary policies, library as a resource, types of books, locating information.This course aims at developing an understanding in the student-teacher to know how to best use the resources available in the library.
    Education for PeaceUnderstanding peace as a dynamic social reality, understanding conflicts, personal-social processes, meditation, and transformation of conflict, empowerment of self through critical self reflection, orienting education for peace building, evaluation of the peace building processes.The aim of the course is to make the student-teacher understand the concepts of peace education through various processes. Practical activities are also taken up in this course.
    Issues of Conservation and Environmental RegenerationImportance of conservation, community participation, consumerism and waste generation, environmental conservation, role of women.Conservation of the environment is one of the core areas of study in this course. The National Policy on Education makes the environmental education as one of the major courses in B. Ed.
    General orientation of student- teachersInteraction with students, observation of various departments, on-site interaction with staff.This is a kind of on-site training mandatory for every student-teacher to learn about the practical experiences and application of the theoretical knowledge in the practical school atmosphere.
     

    B.Ed.: Career Prospects

    B.Ed or Bachelor of Education is an undergraduate program offered in India, minimum eligibility for admission to which is the successful completion of graduation in any discipline. University of Delhi, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Jamia Milia Islamia University, etc. are amongst the top B.Ed colleges. Once the course is completed, aspirants can opt for pursuing M.Ed or Master of Education degree which is offered by a large number of universities in India.

    Apart from pursuing higher education, one can also opt for teaching and jobs in related fields. The course is designed to fulfill the prerequisites of a teacher at the high school level in both public and private sector. Employment areas in both sectors for B.Ed. degree holders comprise government teachers, private teachers, content writing and educational administration and consulting. 

    However, other career options available after completion of the course comprise educational writer for journals, magazines, websites and newspapers. A person can also take up the job of designing the curriculum for the schools and also a job where the content is developed for e-learning techniques.

    B.Ed.: Employment Areas 

    Education philosophy, psychology, human values, culture and guidance form a major part of the B.Ed. syllabus, making it one of the most sought after courses from employment perspective. After successful completion of the course, candidates can find lucrative job opportunities in the below-mentioned areas:

    • Educational Institutions
    • Coaching Centers
    • Education Consultancies
    • Publishing Houses
    • Research and Development Agencies
    • Schools and Colleges
    • Home Tuitions
    • Private Tuitions

    B.Ed.: Job Profiles

    After passing with a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree, candidates become eligible to work in the industry at the job positions mentioned below. 

    • Teacher
    • Administrator
    • Content Writer
    • Assistant Dean
    • Counsellor
    • Instructor
    • Librarian
    • Principle
    • Educational Researcher
    • Syllabus Designer

    Job Position

    Job Description

    Average Annual Salary in INR

    Teacher

    As a teacher your responsibility will be to conduct classes of your subject in a standard academic session. B.Ed graduate teachers can apply to any CBSE, ICSE, IB or State Board schools where they will have to follow the governing pattern which their school follows. The teachers will also conduct practicals and assign projects to their students.

    3-6 lacs

    Content Writer

    The job of a content writer is to produce a wide variety of content for a specific subject or allotted topic. The writer can scan the internet for help and can frame the matter in a simple yet formal manner.

    2-4 lacs

    Counsellor

    A counsellor works closely with the student in evaluating their  abilities, interests, problems and to help them find solutions for the same. They help them in developing realistic academic and career goals.

    4-6 lacs

    Administrator

    An administrator oversees all administrative duties at a schools. He works at all levels ranging from preschool to postgraduate levels.

    3-6 lacs

    Associate Dean

    Associate Dean supervises and coordinates various activities pertaining to his department. He acts like a resource and referral source for students seeking assistance.

    2-5 lacs

    Librarian

    The duties of a librarian may vary according to the size of library. Common duties include selecting, developing and classifying library books, magazines and resources.

    1-3 lacs

    Education Researcher

    Educational researchers facilitate educational research and discovery in a particular subject by providing expertise and knowledge. They work in schools and universities and conduct educational research projects to develop educational programs.

    5-6 lacs

    B.Ed.: Salary Trends

    The salary trend according to job profile in the educational field per annum is depicted in the chart below.

    salary graph for B. Ed

    Salary in educational field basically depnds on employment area one chooses. Government sector provides higher pay package to teachers in comparison to private field.