Teaching is a profession that demands commitment and dedication. It is seen as a divine profession and the influence of a good teacher lasts for a lifetime. If you want to become a teacher and want to pursue a teaching career, you need to do any one of the following teacher training courses.

This blog will talk about a few of the best teacher training courses. We had spoken in detail about online teaching courses available in our previous blogs, read it here.

There are different variants of teacher training courses and they are:

  • Certificate courses
  • Diploma and PG diploma courses
  • Bachelor degree courses (BA/ B.Sc/ B.com etc.)
  • Master degree courses
  • Doctorate/ PhD courses

Top 10 Teacher Training Courses in India

1.BA B.Ed. Integrated Course

This is a double degree that consists of a Bachelor of Arts certification (BA) and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degrees. You can choose the subject that you wish to teach as your specialization in  BA. Since it is an integrated course, the duration of the course is four years. Many people across the country choose this option after completing their 12th. The eligibility criteria for this teacher training course is that the candidate should have passed the 12th board with a minimum of 50 percent aggregate marks and must also have English as one of the main subjects.

2.B.Sc and B.Ed Integrated Course

Similar to the above course, this is a double degree course where B.Sc, Bachelor of Science, and B.Ed courses are combined. The individual can choose the subject that they want from the options available. The duration of the course is for four years and to become eligible for this course one should have passed the 12th board examination with a minimum of 50 percent aggregate marks in the Science stream.

3.TTC

Trained Teachers Certificate (TTC) - is an undergraduate course. It is conducted by the Teacher’s Training Department of Loreto House. The duration of this course is two years. Teachers with TTC can teach in English medium primary schools. This two-year course covers a wide area and aspects in teaching such as child psychology, English, Geography, and other subjects that are necessary to equip a teacher for teaching in a primary school/ class. Some people pursue B.Ed after doing TTC and then, they can teach in higher-level classes as well.

4.D.El.Ed

D.El.Ed or Diploma in Elementary Education is an elementary teacher training diploma certificate program. As the name suggests, it prepares the students who are taking this course to be an elementary teacher. The duration of the course is two years. To be eligible for the course, one should have passed the 12th board examination. There are no restrictions based on the stream that you have chosen in 12th grade. With a minimum of 50 percent of aggregate marks.

5.BTC

Basic Training Certificate is a two-year certificate course. It is recognized by NCTE( National Council for Teacher Education)Government of India. BTC is a mandatory training certificate required for those who are planning to teach in govt. primary schools. The main aim of the program is to train teachers for imparting quality education at the primary level.

6.B.P.Ed.

B.P.Ed or Bachelor of Physical Education is also known as the BPE course. This is an undergraduate degree course that focuses just on Physical Education. PE teachers should have passed this exam in order to be eligible to teach children. The duration of the course is three years. The eligibility criteria for this course is 50 percent aggregate in the 12th board examination. Certain institutes ask for higher aggregate qualification.

7.B.Ed

B.Ed or Bachelor of Education is the most popular teacher training course in India and is widely recognized. It is a post-graduate course. Any graduate can enroll for the course after completing their degree in the discipline or subject of their choice. This degree is mandatory for becoming a teacher at the secondary or higher secondary level in all govt institutions. Some private institutions do not demand B.Ed. People also pursue B.Ed after completing postgraduate degrees such as M.A, M.SC, and likewise. Earlier, the duration of the course was one year but now, the duration is two years.

8.Pre & Primary Teachers’ Training

These teacher training courses train the students on the latest teaching methods and strategies. They also teach professionalism and Ethics. It covers aspects such as student psychology and child psychology. Teachers with pre and primary teacher training are in demand and have an edge over others who doesn’t have this experience.

9. Montessori Teachers Training

Montessori method of teaching is a relatively modern way of teaching wherein the teachers are involved in observing, guiding, supervising, and assessing children while they learn in the classroom environment.

10.Ed. Management & Administration

This is a one of a kind course that helps school principals, teachers in the administrative positions, and likewise. It talks about management and other strategies and skills that are necessary to run an institution. This course is available online on other websites as well. It is also a paid online course for teachers.

Conclusion

Teacher training courses in India are designed to ensure that by the end of the course, the ones who have taken the course will be able to handle a classroom effectively. Subject knowledge is not enough to be a teacher. There are a lot of other things involved in teaching such as classroom management, communication, community building, conflict resolution, and likewise.

All the courses are designed keeping this in mind. In addition to the courses, in certain cases, teachers have to appear for exams such as CTET, NET, etc be able to teach in colleges and other govt institutions.

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