All the teachers' training colleges affiliated to different universities in Bihar will switch to two-year Bachelor of Education (BEd) course as per the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) regulations, 2014. They will have common syllabi and uniform fee structure.
As per NCTE norms, the BEd programme will be of two years' duration now, which can be completed in a maximum of three years from the date of admission to the programme. The minimum attendance for students will be 80% for all course work and practical and 90% for school internship.
The courses under each of these curricular areas will be based on a close reading of original writings, seminar/term paper presentations and continuous engagement with the field. Transaction of the courses will be done using a variety of approaches, such as base studies, discussions on reflective journals, observations of children, and interactions with the community in multiple socio-cultural environments. Information and Communication Technology (ICT), gender, yoga education and disability/inclusive education will form an integral part of the BEd curriculum, the NCTE regulations provide.
NCTE norms further provide there will be a basic unit of 50 students, with a maximum of two units. There shall not be more than 25 students per teacher for a school subject for methods courses and other practical activities of the programme to facilitate participatory teaching and learning. The BEd curriculum will be designed to integrate the study of subject knowledge, human development, pedagogical knowledge and communication skills. The programme will comprise three broad curricular areas: perspectives in education, curriculum and pedagogic studies, and engagement with the field.
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