The Ministry of Education has notified a four-year Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP). This will be a dual-major holistic bachelor’s degree offering B.A.B.Ed. /B.Sc.B.Ed/ B.Com.B.Ed as part of the mandate underlined in the National Education Policy (NEP), 2020.
As per the NEP, the teacher engagement from the year 2030 onwards will be done only through ITEP. It will be offered in pilot mode initially in about 50 selected multidisciplinary institutions across the country, a PIB release read.
The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) under the Ministry of Education has devised the curriculum for this course. It has been designed in such a way so as to ensure that a student-teacher gets a degree in education as well as a specialised discipline such as history, mathematics, science, arts, economics or commerce.
“The ITEP will not only impart cutting-edge pedagogy, but will also establish a foundation in early childhood care and education (ECCE), foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN), inclusive education, and an understanding of India and its values/ethos/art/traditions, among others,” the release said.
Eligibility And Other Details
- ITEP will be available for all students who choose teaching as a profession after secondary level.
- The integrated course will benefit students since they will save one year by finishing it in four years rather than the customary five years required by the present B.Ed. plan.
- The commencement of four year ITEP will be from the academic session 2022-23.
- Admission for the same will be carried out by the National Testing Agency (NTA) through the National Common Entrance Test (NCET).