Job: Elementary school teacher and nursery school teacher
Eligibility criteria: 10+2 with minimum 50% and 2 year diploma in elementary education or 4 year bachelor degree in elementary education (B.El.Ed.)
Institutes: List is available on NCTE
You can be a government school teacher with a diploma in elementary education after passing class 12th. Perhaps this is the shortest route to become a teacher in government school. Though school teaching may not pay a lot, but it comes with relatively good benefits and in public schools, the much needed job security.
For being a primary teacher, an aspirant can pursue a two-year diploma in elementary education, which is known by different names like BTC, PTC, ETE, DED, and TTC etc. But such diplomas should be approved by the national regulatory body of teacher education i.e. NCTE. Check the approval of course on NCTE.
Besides this two-year diploma in elementary education, a four-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.) after 10+2 also makes you eligible for elementary school teacher. B.El.Ed. is designed to integrate the study of subject knowledge, human development, and pedagogical knowledge and communication skills. Both professional and academic options are available to students who graduate with a B.El.Ed. programme, which is quite popular in Delhi where seven college of Delhi university are offering B.El.Ed at present.
Salini Verma, a teacher in government school Meerut (UP) says, "I got this job after a diploma in education but I continue to study through distance learning. Teaching job gives ample opportunities for further studies." After 10+2 a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education opens opportunities even in research and social works. A teacher in central school teaching primary classes gets a starting pay package of Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 25,000. Starting package in State government schools vary between Rs. 15-20000 per month. On the other hand, private schools monthly package usually starts from 8-12,000 rupees.
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More course options after Class 12:
, Fine Arts
, Special Education
, Home Science
, Armed Forces
, Hotel Management
, Legal study
, exotic courses
, Indian Coast Guard
, Foreign Language
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