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B.Ed Profile:

B.Ed. programme is a professional course that prepares teachers for upper primary (Classes VI-VIII), secondary level (classes IX-X) and senior secondary level (classes XI-XII). The B.Ed curriculum is designed to integrate the subject knowledge, human development, pedagogical knowledge and communication skills. The programme consists of three broad curricular areas: Perspectives in Education, Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies, and Engagement with the Field and School Internship.

Programme Content:

The B.Ed programme will consist of Theory courses in ‘Perspectives in Education’, and ‘Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies’ along with ‘Engagement with the Field’ as practical component.

COURSES IN PERSPECTIVES IN EDUCATION
Course 1: Childhood and Growing up
Course 2: Contemporary India and Education
Course 3: Learning and Teaching
Course 6: Gender, School and Society (1/2 Course)
Course 8: Knowledge and Curriculum
Course 10: Creating an Inclusive School (1/2 Course)

COURSES IN CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGIC STUDIES
Course 4: Language across the Curriculum (1/2 Course)
Course 5: Understanding Disciplines and Subjects (1/2 Course)
Course 7 (a&b): Pedagogy of a School Subject (1/2 Courses)
Course 6: Gender, School and Society (1/2 Course)
Course 9: Assessment for Learning
Course 11: Optional Course (1/2 Course)

ENGAGEMENT WITH THE FIELD - THE SELF, THE CHILD, COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL

This curricular area would have three components:

1. Tasks and Assignments that run through all the courses as indicated in the year wise distribution of the syllabus.

2. School Internship.

3. Courses on Enhancing Professional Capacities (EPC):

i) Course EPC 1: Reading and Reflecting on Texts (1/2 Course)
ii) Course EPC 2: Drama and Art in Education (1/2 Course)
iii) Course EPC 3: Critical Understanding of ICT (1/2 Course)
iv) Course EPC 4: Understanding the Self (1/2 Course)

Practical Examination:

Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University will conduct practical examination after the successful completion of 16 weeks of school internship in the second year. Practical examination shall be normally conducted three months prior to the commencement of written examination. A panel consisting of two external members (one Convener, one member) appointed by the University will examine the teaching competency of each candidate.

PRACTICAL COMPONENTS IN THE FIRST YEAR 4-WEEK INTERNSHIP

1. Lesson Plan Writing and Achievement Test Construction - 2 weeks
2. Teaching Skills Practice (Mini-teaching) - 1 week
3. Visit to Innovative Schools - -1 week
  4 weeks
 

PRACTICAL COMPONENT IN THE SECOND YEAR 16-WEEK INTERNSHIP

1. Observation of Regular Class Teacher in Regular Classroom - 1 week
2. Intensive Teaching Practice (Teaching 30 lessons, lesson plan preparation, preparation of teaching-learning materials, conducting test & measurement, knowing the self / psychological tests, conduct of school assembly, organization of PTA meeting, conducting case study). - 15 weeks
  16 weeks