Four Year Integrated Teacher Education Programme notified

Central government has notified a four-year “Integrated Teacher Education Programme”, in line with the New Education Policy (NEP).

Key Points

  • With this new notification, BEd course will be integrated. It will be of four-year duration.
  • Students pursuing a four-year BEd degree, will get BA & BEd or BSc & BEd or BCom & BEd degrees together.
  • Earlier, these students were getting these two degrees in five years. But the integrated degree will provide both degrees in four years and thus, save a year for students.

Significance of the scheme

New integrated course will help in creating teachers who are in sync with the new education policy. New education policy introduced several changes in the curriculum such as teaching in regional language, teaching coding to school kids etc. Thus, the new integrated degrees will prepare teachers according to the need. It will have a new curriculum. New BEd courses will also bring in specialisation in the education of ‘special children’.

Aim of the government

The government has a aim of making four-year integrated Bed, the minimum degree required for teaching by 2030. National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), working under the aegis of Ministry of Education, has created the curriculum of this course in a way that it enables student-teacher to get degree in education and specialised discipline like science, mathematics, history, arts, economics, or commerce.

Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP)

Four Year ITEP will start from the academic session 2022-23. Admission for the course will be carried out by National Testing Agency (NTA) by means of a National Common Entrance Test (NCET). Multidisciplinary institutes will offer the course. It will be the minimal degree qualification for schoolteachers.

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