D.El.Ed. (B.T.C.) (Diploma in Elementary Education)

D.El.Ed. (B.T.C.) (Diploma in Elementary Education)

Prelude

 The Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.) is a two year professional programme of teacher education. It aims to prepare teachers for the elementary stage of education, i.e. classes I to VIII. The aim of elementary education is to fulfill the basic learning needs of all children in an inclusive school environment bridging social and gender gaps with the active participation of the community.

Eligibility

 (i) Candidates with at least 50% marks in the higher secondary (+2) or its equivalent examination are eligible for admission.

(ii) The reservation and relaxation in marks for SC/ST/OBC/PWD and other categories shall be as per the rules of the Central Government/State Government and D.I.E.T.

Intake

50 Per annum

Duration

The D.El.Ed. programme shall be of a duration of two academic years, 4 semesters.

Curriculum

The D.El.Ed. Programme is to be designed to integrate the study of childhood, social context of education, subject knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, aims of education, and communication skills. The programme shall comprise of compulsory and optional theory courses; compulsory practicum courses; and comprehensive school internship. The theory and practicum courses shall be assigned a weightage in the proportion determined by the affiliating

body. It shall be in broad alignment with the National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education, while contextualizing it for the state or region concerned. ICT, gender, yoga education, and disability/inclusive education shall form integral part of the D.El.Ed. curriculum.

 School Internship

The D.El.Ed. programme shall provide for sustained engagement with learners and the school, thereby creating a synergy with schools in the neighborhood throughout the two years. Students shall be equipped to cater to needs of diverse learners in schools. The programme shall include visits to innovative centres of pedagogy and learning, innovative schools, educational resource centres, teaching-learning centres. School Internship would include stipulations in the RTE on the duties of the teacher and community engagement. The School Internship programme shall have the following components:

A minimum of 20 weeks of internship in schools during the course of which 4 weeks would be dedicated to classroom observations etc. during the first year, second year of school internship will be for minimum period of 16 weeks in the elementary classes, including primary and upper primary.