2-Year B.Ed Course Might Soon Be Dropped For 4-Year Teacher Training Programme
The 2-year course for Bachelor of Education might soon be dropped in favour of a 4-year integrated teacher training programme. The government had changed the one-year Bed course for a 2-year alternative only three years ago.
The four-year integrated BA-BEd and BSc-BEd course will have a revamped syllabus and the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has been asked to start work on the same by the Human Resources and Development Ministry, as per a report by The Telegraph.
NCTE sources told The Telegraph that that school education secretary Anil Swarup had written to the NCTE on the matter.
Arun Jaitley had already made announcements to this effect for an integrated BEd programme in his Budget 2018 speech on February 1.
Why is the government making this change?
As per the report, NCTE sources said that this move was being carried out to ensure that only serious students opt for the teacher's training programme by making it similar to BTech and MBBS programmes.
Who will be eligible for the four-year integrated teacher training programme?
Students will be able to take admission to the four-year training programme right after finishing class 12.
From one-year B.Ed to two-year B.Ed to four-year B.Ed
In 2014, to ensure quality teacher training, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) made some sweeping changes by increasing the duration of the Bachelor of Education programme from one year to two years with major change in the curriculum.
With this, aspirants had to study for five years to become a teacher (3 years of graduation+2 years for BEd).
2 year BEd course to be changed to 4 year integrated teacher training programme
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) is all set to scrap the two year Bachelor of Education (BEd) course which it had rolled out just 3 years ago. In place of this popular course, sources share that the government would be introducing a 4 year integrated teacher training programme.
It has been shared that Anil Swarup, School Education Secretary has intimated the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) to work on providing a revamped syllabus for the new 4 year integrated BA BEd and BSc BEd programmes.
Regarding the introduction of this revamped course model, an announcement was also made by Finance Minister and Minister of Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley, in his Budget 2018 speech on February 1.