B.Ed. stands for an undergraduate academic course known as Bachelor of Education. Earlier it was known as Bachelor of Training (BT). It is a course offered for those who are interested in pursuing career in teaching and related fields. Also referred as ‘Bachelor in Education’, its duration generally lasts 2 years. Bachelor of Education Course can also be pursued through Correspondence or Distance Learning which is generally of 2 Years duration. 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. The B.Ed. degree course 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 B.Ed. degree is mandatory for teaching in higher primary schools and high schools.
- The minimum qualification required for entry into B.Ed. course is Bachelor of Arts (B.A), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) or Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) form a recognised board/university with at least 50% marks.
- Students need to appear in an entrance test conducted by the various states 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.
Syllabus of Bachelor of Education as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.
|Sr. No.||Subjects of Study|
|1||Paper-I Philosophical and Sociological Basis of Education|
|2||Paper-II The Learner – Nature and Development|
|3||Paper-III Teaching–Learning Process|
|4||Paper-IV (PART-A) School Management
(PART-B) Computer Education
|5||Paper-V (PART-A) Guidance and Counselling-
(PART-B) Any One of the following options:
(i) School Library Services
(ii) Comparative Education
(iii) Adult and Continuing Education
(iv) Health and Physical Education
(v) Education of Children with special needs
(vi) Population Education
(vii) Distance Education and Open Learning
(viii) Environmental Education
(xi) Yoga Education
(x) Value Education
(xi) Educational Technology
(xii) Elementary Education
(xiii) Women Education & Indian Society
(xiv) Co-Curricular Activities in Schools
(xv) E-Education Resource Development
(a) B.Ed. course (through Correspondence) is spread over two years, wherein Theory Papers I, II, III, IV (a & b) and Practical Components II & III shall be covered in B.Ed. Part-I; and
(b) Theory Papers V (a & b), VI and VII and Practical Components I & IV shall be covered in B.Ed. Part-II.