In a bid to help in the professional development of a large number of pre-service and in-service teachers, the National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) has announced a special course for the teachers.
The course titled, “Diploma in Teaching of Science at Upper Primary Stage”, is an online course and aimed primarily for the teachers dealing with Science at the upper primary level (classes 6-8) in schools.
As per an official NCERT statement, the course consists of multimedia based interactive learning materials. It provides in-depth flexible learning opportunities to anyone interested in teaching-learning of science at upper primary level. Each module starts from the basics and attempts to develop learner’s understanding up to a significant conceptual depth of the subject.
On successful completion, NCERT will award an e-certificate for “Teaching of Science at Upper Primary Stage”.
1. Is there any fee to be paid?
A: Yes, there is a onetime enrolment fee of Rs 2000. There is no other fee involved. The mode of payment is online.
2. Who can enroll?
In-service teachers teaching science for classes 6-8 across the country. Pre-service teachers pursuing their diploma or degree in education. Any other individual directly involved in science education.
3. How to enroll for this Course?
A: Visit the course website www.ncertx.in and make a payment of Rs. 2000 using the link provided. Within a week days after making payment, you will receive an ‘Invitation’ email from NCERTX. Follow the instructions given in the email to complete the enrollment process. The last date for enrollment is 17th October, 2021. Kindly, use same email ID everywhere throughout the course enrollment process.
4. What is the duration of this course?
A: The course will start from 25th October, 2021 and end on 31st August, 2022. The course consists of 40 modules. On an average, each module can be completed in 8-10 hours. Every Monday, a new module will be opened and it is to be completed in a week. All the modules along with the final exam are to be completed in 40 weeks.
5. What is the assessment method?
A: There is an objective test at the end of each module. It will be opened with its respective module for 15 days. Learners can appear for these tests as per their convenience within 15 days. There is a final exam at the end of the course. Those learners who complete all the modules and appear in all the 40 tests will be allowed to appear for the final exam. It will be a timed exam and the date will be announced in advance.