B.Ed Degree – Information, Notes, Assignments

B.Ed Degree - Information, Notes, Assignments, Files

B.Ed Degree – Information, Notes, Assignments: Teaching is said to be the most reputed and popular career choice among all professions. However, to become a teacher at different levels such as pre-nursery, nursery, primary, secondary, and senior secondary levels in schools or also to become a professor at any reputed college/university level, all the aspirants need to possess the right qualifications and B.Ed is one of such qualifications.

B.Ed Degree – What is it?

B.Ed stands for Bachelor of Education and is a bachelor’s degree that is undertaken to take up teaching as a career in government and private schools. However, it is worth knowing that B.Ed is not an alternative to an undergraduate degree and to pursue this course one needs to be a graduate ( or one has to complete his/her graduation).

In short, B.Ed is a professional course right after which, aspirants/students would be eligible to apply for any teaching job at any private or government school. However, it may be noted that those who wish to become school teachers of senior secondary classes need a post-graduation degree before pursuing a B.Ed.

The duration of the B.Ed course is typically two years. There are government-funded and Private colleges available that provide B.Ed courses in distance education mode as well as regular mode. The fee for B.Ed a course varies from college to college and depends on different factors such as the type of institution (government or private) and mode of education (regular/ distance). However, starting B.Ed fees in a government funded college is around 20,000 and it goes up to Rs 1,20,000 for private colleges.

FAQs about B.Ed Degree

Q1. What is the full Form Of B.Ed?Ans: Bachelor of Education
Q2. What is the minimum qualification to pursue B.Ed?Ans: Graduation with at least 50% marks (Undergraduate Degree)
Q3. What is the B.Ed course duration?Ans: 2 years.
Q4. Can I pursue it via distance mode?Ans: Yes, B.Ed degree could be pursued via Regular mode, Distance mode, Online mode and Non-attending mode.
Q5. What are the top B.Ed colleges/universities?Ans: Banaras Hindu University, University of Calcutta, St. Xavier College Kolkata, JMI, New Delhi, Delhi University, MDU, CRSU, KUK, IP University etc.
Q6. What is fee structure?Ans: Fee ranges from Rs 20,000 to 1,20,000 and depends on the type of college (Govenment or Private)
Q7. What subjects are taught in B.Ed?Ans: Subject list is given below:
1. Childhood and Growing up,
2. Contemporary India and Education,
3. Learning and Teaching,
4. Pedagogy of School Subject -I ()
5. Pedagogy Of School Subject -II ()

6. Knowledge and Curriculum
7. Assessment for Learning
8. Creating an Inclusive School
9. Language across the curriculum
10. Understanding Discipline and Subjects
11. Gender, School and Society
12. Guidance and Councelling / Work Education / Health, Yoga and Physical Education / Peace Education

EPC (Enhancing Professional Capacities) Practicum
1. Reading and Reflecting on Texts
2. Drama and Art in Education
3. Critical Understanding of ICT
4. Understanding The Self

School Based Activities:
1. Development of CCE
2. Development of Learning Material
3. Reporting (Record) about the School Internship

B.Ed Degree Eligibility Criteria

Universiries/colleges of different states have different sets of requirements (eligibility criteria) in order to apply for a B.Ed degree course; however, the general B.Ed eligibility criteria is the same for them all.

  • The student/candidate must be a graduate in any stream.
  • He/she should secure at least 50% marks in his/her graduation exam.
  • The candidates who belong to the reserved categories i.e. SC/ST/OBC/PWD have a relaxation of 5% marks in the minimum aggregate score required to apply for this course. This however depends on the college or state they are applying in.
  • Few colleges demand a minimum age of 19 years in order to apply for B.Ed degree course.

B.Ed Admission Process & Entrance Exams

To take admission in B.Ed degree course, the students have to go through an entrance exam. majority of colleges and universities is done on the basis of entrance exams. The pattern of popular B.Ed entrance exams is such that aspirants need to attempt questions from two or three sections. The first section tests the language proficiency and the remaining sections test the domain knowledge and reasoning aptitude of candidates. Some popular B.Ed entrance exams aspirants should consider giving are:

What After B.Ed Degree?

After clearing B.Ed, candidates also need to clear Teacher Eligibility Tests (TETs) if they wish to be recruited as teachers in government or private schools/institutions such as Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and Sarvodaya Vidyalayas (SVs), DSSSB, Etc. Some of the popular TETs conducted throughout India are as follows:

CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test)UPTET (Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test)
APTET (Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test)TSTET (Telangana State Teacher Eligibility Test)
OTET (Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test)KTET (Kerala Teacher Eligibility Test)
KTET (Karnataka TET)HTET (Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test)

Opportunities after clearing TET (Teacher Eligibility Test) exams

Jobs in Private Sector after B.EdJobs in Government Sector after B.Ed
Educational CounsellorPrimary School Teacher
PRT, TGT, PGT TeacherLanguage Teachers
Content WriterTGT, PGT (Post Graduate Teacher)
Online TutorSA (School Assistant)
ResearcherCentral Government Teacher (KVS)
PrincipalPRT, TGT, PGT Teacher

B.Ed Syllabus

The B.Ed course is designed in a way which makes the candidates familiar with all the aspects that they will have to face in their teaching profession. We know that the teachers have to deal with multilingual classrooms and different children from different socio-cultural, economic and linguistic groups and they all have varying levels of cognitive abilities.

Thus, future teachers (B.Ed candidates) need to understand how the teaching-learning process works and how learners learn, create a suitable environment for learning, and be able to provide varied opportunities for the students to observe, experiment, reflect, and question. Thus, the B.Ed (Bachelor of Education) course curriculum/syllabus consists the below-mentioned subjects:

Childhood and Growing UpContemporary India and Education
Learning and TeachingLanguage across the Curriculum
Understanding Disciplines and SubjectsGender, School and Society
Pedagogy of a School Subject (Graduation Subject)Reading and Reflecting on Texts (Practicum)
Drama and Art in Education (Practicum)Critical Understanding of ICT (Practicum)
Knowledge and CurriculumAssessment for Learning
Creating an Inclusive SchoolHealth, Yoga and Physical Education
School Intership Practical File (Practicum)Book Reviews (Practicum)

Types of B.Ed Degree

The B.Ed degree has been made compulsory by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), a body that is responsible for the training of teachers, for teaching students in government schools in India. Due to this there has been a massive surge in the demand for the B.Ed degree course in recent years.

This course has been modified in such a way that every candidate can pursue it. The Part-time and distance BEd courses can be pursued by working professionals as well.

The following are the types of B.Ed:

Full Time B.Ed (Regular B.Ed)

  • A full-time B.Ed degree or Regular B.Ed is 2 years professional course offered to candidates who want to pursue a career in teaching.
  • The majority of the candidates pursue a full-time/regular B.Ed course in which they learn plenty of things by working in groups.
  • Admission into the regular B.Ed course takes place following the entrance examinations conducted by different state agencies as well as universities. The most famous B.Ed entrance examinations are RIE CEE, DU BEd Entrance Exam, IPU CET, etc.
  • The average course fee, as mentioned earlier, ranges between INR 20,000 – INR 100,000
  • Many top B.Ed colleges/Universities in India provide admission to the full-time B.Ed course based on the Merit List.

Part Time B.Ed (Distance B.Ed or Non-attending)

  • A distance B.Ed degree is also 2 years professional degree but it is pursued from distance mode.
  • The candidates who are working and have to go for their jobs pursue a distance B.Ed course via only giving the practical files and exams.
  • Admission into the distance B.Ed course takes place directly or following an entrance examination conducted by a particular degree the candidate wants to opt for.
  • The average course fee is a bit more and can go upto INR 140,000
  • Many private B.Ed colleges have more than 100 seats for this program and they allow students to pursue this course.

Online B.Ed or Diploma/certificate

Online B.Ed courses are available as diplomas and certificate courses. The duration of the online course varies between a few hours to a few months. The following are the details of some online teaching course:

  • The admissions to the online B.Ed courses go on throughout the year and are done based on first come and first serve basis.
  • In some cases, there are deadlines too for batch admission.
  • The courses are offered by different online websites such as Upgrade, edX, Coursera, Alison, etc.
  • The fee of the online courses ranges between INR 3,500- INR 20,000. Some of the courses are even offered for free by some NGOs.
  • The online courses offered by Coursera are also free but if the candidate wants to get the certificate then they have to pay the due amount. 

Note: Before enrolling into the online BEd course, kindly check out the general acceptance of the course for employment options. 

B.Ed Specialization

B.Ed in HindiB.Ed Special Education
B.Ed EnglishB.Ed in Computer Science
B.Ed in SanskritB.Ed Commerce
B Ed PsychologyB.Ed Mathematics
B.Ed EconomicsB.Ed Physical Education
B.Ed Physical ScienceB Ed Home Science
B Ed PhysicsB Ed History
B.Ed social scienceB.Ed Tamil
B.Ed ChemistryB.Ed Malayalam
B.Ed Political ScienceB.Ed Geography
B.ed natural scienceB.Ed Hearing Impaired
B.Ed UrduB.Ed Persian

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