Union education ministry introduces comprehensive four-year programme for aspiring teachers


The Integrated Teacher Education Program is available to all Grade XII graduates who wish to teach

After completing the course, a dual course is awarded

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has announced a four-year Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) as part of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The program will initially be offered by around 50 institutes across the country from the 2022-23 academic session.

“A great initiative in teacher training! 4 Year ITEP, a dual holistic Bachelor’s degree with BA, BEd / BSc, BEd / BCom, BEd, is launched by NCTE and covers one of the most important mandates of the NEP 2020. #AatmanirbharBharat, “Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted.

The central government has set itself the goal of making the four-year integrated BEd the minimum qualification for teaching by 2030.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will oversee the entire approval process for this program through its National Common Entrance Test (NET). The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) designed the curriculum for the degree so that a student teacher can earn a degree in education as well as a specialty such as history, math, science, art, business or commerce.

As part of ITEP, candidates aiming for a four-year BEd degree receive the BA and BEd or BSc and BEd or BCom and BEd combined. With this program, students can save a year as the study currently lasts five years after completing the Bachelor’s degree.

The Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) is open to all students who choose to teach after completing Class XII.

Prospective teachers who leave ITEP in a multidisciplinary environment, who are anchored in Indian values ​​and traditions and who meet the needs of global standards of the 21st century.

Last updated on October 30, 2021

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