Thrissur: The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree in India is being revamped with the reintroduction of the one-year BEd program. However, it is only offered to postgraduates.
The four-year integrated B.Ed program, which offers a bachelor’s degree and a B.Ed degree, is being renamed the Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP). Although the Kerala union government asked for a response by introducing such courses in the state, it did not respond.
B.Ed will be the basic qualification for teachers up to senior level by 2030. Currently, the TTC (Diploma in Education) is sufficient to teach children up to the 4th grade (lower grades).
The current system of the two-year B.Ed. after the bachelor’s degree is continued.
A 10-person committee was formed to prepare the curriculum for all three courses.
The ITEP course is expected to attract the attention of the apprentice students. Currently, upon graduation, they must complete a two-year program. The National Council for Teacher Education, the agency for teacher education in India, converted the BEd course into a two-year program in 2014. In later years there have been reports that the council plans to switch him to a one-year course.
Currently, B.Ed colleges in Kerala do not offer regular undergraduate degrees. Regular colleges also don’t teach B.Ed. ITEP may offer universities the opportunity to begin B.Ed. courses.