The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has proposed a four-year integrated professional B.Ed course to enhance teaching profession in country.
The four-year Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP) for arts and science streams will be offered after passing class 12 with 50 % marks. This programme will be offered in 2 levels.The first level would be for Pre-Primary to Primary and second level would be for Upper Primary to Secondary.
The ITEP programme is a four-year programme that comprises of eight semesters which includes field-based experiences, teaching practice and internship. The students will have to complete it within eight semesters or in another case can complete the programme within a maximum period of 6 years. The programme consists of general studies, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences and Humanities.
This programme will be offered in Arts and Science Stream as for now and admission will be done on merit basis. The curriculum and the implementation of the programme will be based on the model curriculum developed by the NCTE. The concerned universities or institutions conducting this programme will have to adapt or modify this model curriculum, as per local requirement for the conduct of this programme with prior approval of the NCTE.
The programme will begin from the next academic year, 2019-2023. The Council has invited applications from Institutions who are interested to include this programme in their curriculum next year onwards. The educational institutions can apply for it from December 03 to December 31, 2018.
As per the Council, ITEP aims to prepare committed, responsible and professional teachers for the nation. This programme will be offered in Arts and Science Stream as for now and admission will be done on merit basis.
Let’s look forward to what NCTE has more to say regarding this. But till then, we should definitely pack our bags and ready to fly high. In fact, this notice will trigger some adrenaline and if you are planning to opt teaching as a Profession, then we can start our preparation just NOW!!!
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