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Now the course of BEd will be of four years, the government has started Integrated Teacher Education Program

In line with the New Education Policy (NEP), the government has started a four-year Integrated Teacher Education Program. Now, the B.Ed course will be integrated and will be of four years duration. This means that students pursuing a four-year BEd degree will get BA and BEd or BSc and BEd or BCom and BEd degrees together. Usually, it takes students five years to complete these two degrees. Both the degrees will be available in the Integrated degree and at the same time one year will be saved for the students.

Former education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ had earlier announced that this new integrated course will help in creating teachers who are in sync with the new education policy.

As the education policy involves many changes in the curriculum including teaching in regional language, coding to school children, this new degree will prepare teachers accordingly and it will be a new curriculum.

The government aims to make the four-year Integrated BEd the minimum degree required for teaching by 2030. The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) under the Ministry of Education has designed the curriculum of this curriculum in such a way that it enables the student-teacher to have a degree in education as well as a particular discipline like History, Mathematics, Science, Arts, Economics or Commerce. also enables.

The four-year ITEP will start from the academic session 2022-23. Admission will be done through National Common Entrance Test (NCET) by the National Testing Agency (NTA). This course will be conducted by multi-disciplinary institutions and will become the minimum degree qualification for school teachers.

In an official statement, the Ministry of Education said, “The course will contribute significantly to the revitalization of the entire teachers education sector. Through a multi-disciplinary environment based on Indian values ​​and traditions, the prospective teachers who undergo this course will be provided with global standards to meet the requirements of the 21st century. and hence will go a long way in shaping the future of New India.”

However, one and two year BEd options will also be available. The two-year BEd will be for candidates holding a Bachelor’s degree and the one-year BEd program only for those who have completed a degree equivalent to a four-year multi-disciplinary bachelor’s degree or have taken a master’s degree.

These candidates will later be hired as subject teachers in the field of specialty (or subject done at UG or PG level) in NEP 2020 states.

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