4-year integrated B.Ed course: Those who like to take up teaching as a profession they can go for a 4-year integrated B.Ed course, which will be beginning from next year. This will save a precious year for the students, as they will be able to take admission in integrated BA, BSc, B.Com B.Ed programmes right after Class 12. Earlier, students could go for B.Ed only after graduation.
Besides that, once integrated B.Ed is commenced, B.Com students will also be eligible for this course, as various schools have now adopted subjects like business studies and economics. Till a year back, B.Com students could not go for this course, only science and arts graduates could pursue B.Ed. The students who will go for this course get a dual degree – B.A or B.Sc or B.Com – and B.Ed in four years duration. On the other hand, in the current system students need to spend five years for completing these two degrees.
Students will be able to study any subject they prefer to take such as Economics, political science, or whatever for three years and one year they have to study B.Ed theories and practicals. In the course, there will be methods of teaching of the subjects chosen by the students and theory papers like Education administration, Education psychology, SUPW or Socially Useful Productive Work SUPW and Education Development.
B.Com graduates can take up maths and economics and English as methods. And, you must know that the integrated B.Ed course is an option, 2 years B.Ed will remain, which a candidate would be able to pursue after graduation. A source told Millennial Education & Careers that preparation for the integration of B.Ed courses has already started in various colleges which provide teachers education programmes.
However, everything will be clear after the final draft of the course is in the public domain. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar at a conference this week said that the integrated B.Ed course will be commenced from the next academic year. He said that teaching should be the first career option for the students, not the last one.