Teaching is one of the most prestigious and noble professions which is a great career option for many interested in teaching, being with children and dedication towards serving the society by educating the future generation. In India, Education is a non-profit and basic necessity for all to grow and to help in the development of the country. As you are in the final year of your graduation and interested in teaching, some of the points that you need to keep in mind are given below which will also clear your doubts raised in the section.
Q: I am doing my bachelor's in Arts (final year), how to go about into teaching profession?
A: For teaching for each grade/standard requires different Teacher Training course. The Kindergarten includes the Nursery, Lower Kindergarten(LKG) and Upper Kindergarten(UKG), Primary schools cover the 1st through 8th grades (ages 6-14)
such as NTT/BTC, BEd and Other
The nursery includes the kindergarten stage covering LKG (Lower Kindergarten) and UKG (Upper Kindergarten). Primary section from1st to 5th standard (ages 6-10) requires a PRT level, Secondary section from the 6th and 10th standard (ages 11-16) requires a TGT level, and higher secondary section from 11th and 12th standard or HSC (ages 16-18) requires PGT level. Along with the level mentioned for each section, you will also qualify the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET)/ State Teacher Eligibility Test (TET)
Q: Can I become a school teacher in Bangalore without a B.ed?
A: My answer would be a big No! as all school ask for a minimum Teacher Education Program to be eligible. As per your interest in teaching in a different section, so does the teaching degree, you have to choose i.e. a Diploma (D.Ted.) to teach in primary school, a Bachelor's (B.Ed.) to teach secondary school and Master's (M.Ed.) for specialisation in a prefered subject, to teach in College or for promotions.
Q: What are the eligibility and the duration required in India for the above courses?
A: The eligibility and the duration for the above courses are given below:
1. Diploma (D.Ted.) - For a Diploma (D.Ted.) program you need have passed the 12th standard. The duration of the course is generally two years.
2. Bachelor's (B.Ed.) - For a Bachelor's (B.Ed.) program you need have passed graduation. The duration of the course is also two years.
3. Master's (M.Ed.) - For a Master's (M.Ed.) program you need to have a Bachelor's (B.Ed.). The duration of the course is usually for one year.
Q: I want to teach primary or pre-primary school abroad, how to go about?
A: If you are looking to go abroad for teaching in schools, there are many governmental organizations that have teach abroad programs like the British Council, etc.
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