How to Become a Teacher?

These are the main steps to become a teacher..

  1. Determine which level you’d like to teach. Primary schools cover the 1st through 8th grades (ages 6-14). Secondary schools teach students in the 9th and 10th grades (ages 14-16), and senior secondary schools teach students in the 11th and 12th grades (ages 16-18).

You should opt for the age group that you find most appealing. However, keep in mind that the higher the age level, the more stringent the qualifications since you’ll be teaching more advanced and specialized courses.

  1. Decide which subject you’d like to teach. Early primary school teachers do not need to specialize. If you would prefer to instruct in a specific field, you’ll need a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject.
  • Primary school subjects include reading, writing, arithmetic, social science, science, and English.
  • Secondary school subjects include Hindi, English, foreign languages, math, science and technology, history, geography, civics, art, physical education, and health. They also offer elective vocational training and music.
  1. Get an appropriate teaching degree. There are three levels of teaching degrees: a Diploma, Bachelor’s, and Master’s in Education. If you would like teach primary school, you will need a minimum of a Diploma (D.Ted.). If you would like to teach secondary school, you’ll need a minimum of a Bachelor’s (B.Ed.). A Master’s (M.Ed.) is usually only required for specialized subjects or promotions.
  • The D.Ted. and B.Ed. programs are generally two years. M.Ed. programs are usually one year.
  • Keep in mind that each degree program has different qualifications. To enter a D.Ted., you’ll need to have passed the 12th standard (graduated from senior secondary school) with the minimum qualification. You’re required to have a Bachelor’s of Arts or Sciences (B.A. or B.S.) to enroll in a B.Ed. course. Having a B.Ed. is a prerequisite for getting an M.Ed.

So, this is your road map to becoming a Teacher.

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TS EDCET Exam Pattern

TS EDCET 2019 consists of 3 parts namely General English, General Knowledge and Teaching Aptitude and Methodology. There are total 150 Questions of objective type answers.

  1. Part A-
  • Consists of two sub-parts- General English+ General Knowledge
  • 1st sub-part consists of 25 marks and the second is of 15 marks which make it a total of 40 marks
  1. Part B-
  • Consists of 2 parts- General Knowledge+ Teaching aptitude.
  • 1st sub-part is of 15 marks and the second part is of 10 marks.
  1. Part C-
  • 3rd part consists of methodology which is sub divided into various parts. Candidates can choose from the given options according to their preference.
  • 1st sub-part comprises mathematics which comprises 100 questions and is of 100 marks.
  • 2nd sub-part is of physical science which consists of 50+50 questions and comprises 100 marks.
  • 3rd sub-part is of biological science which comprises 50+50 questions and 100 marks.
  • 4th sub-part is of social studies and is divided into 35+30+15+20 that makes a total of 100 marks
  • 5th sub-part is English which has 100 questions for 100 marks.

TS EDCET 2019 Marking Scheme

The question paper of TS EDCET Exam consists of 3 parts consisting 150 questions in total. MCQ based objective type questions are asked in all the sections.

  • Each correct answer will be awarded for 1 mark. No negative marking is done for any answer attempted wrong or left unanswered.
  • Duration of the exam 2 hours and no extra time will be given to any candidate under any circumstances. General English, General Knowledge + Teaching Aptitude, and Methodology are 3 parts that a candidate has to attend.
  • Candidates have to choose any one of the following subjects from the methodology section of the question paper in accordance with their interests.
  • Part-C consists of 5 sections, all the sections have different marking scheme-
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science
  • Biological science
  • social Studies
  • English

TS EDCET Exam Syllabus

Questions are designed to test the ability of the candidate’s application to the society and experience in their scientific outlook. The following topics are asked in the TS EDCET question paper-

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What is D.Ed (Diploma in Education)?

DEd or Diploma in Education is a certificate level teacher training programme that equips candidates to become nursery school teachers. The course basically caters to elementary level education in India and is an important job-oriented programme in the field of education.

Depending on the university/ college in which a candidate applies for admission, duration of DEd course varies from one to three years. The minimum duration to complete the course also varies from institute to institute. The course, however, is available as a both full-time and part-time programme.

Admission to DEd programme is usually offered on the basis of candidates’ performance in the written entrance test conducted at university/ institute level. However, some institutions also offer direct admission to candidates on the basis of merit. The merit list is prepared by the officials on the basis of candidates’ marks in Class 12th exams. 

Given below is everything you need to know about DEd in terms of its required skillset, eligibility criteria, course curriculum, job prospects and more.

DEd: Eligibility Criteria

To meet eligibility criteria for DEd programme candidates should clear Class 12th in any stream from a recognised board with minimum 50% – 60% aggregate marks.

Note: The eligibility criteria mentioned above might vary depending on the higher education institution in which a candidate is applying.

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