Courses

DURATION OF THE B.Ed PROGRAMME

The B.Ed. programme shall be for duration of two academic years consisting of 200 working days (36 hours in a week- 5 or 6 days in a week) each year, excluding the period of examination and admission.

B.Ed - 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.

1. Perspectives in education

2. Curriculum and pedagogic studies

3. Engagement with the field

ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE COURSES AND DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS

Theory Courses for First Year

S.No Course Name Marks for Theory Marks for T&A Total
Course 1 Childhood and Growing Up 70 30 100
Course 2 Contemporary India and Education 70 30 100
Course 3 Learning and Teaching 70 30 100
Course 4 Language across the Curriculum 35 15 50
Course 5 Understanding Disciplines and Subjects 35 15 50
Course 6 Gender, School and Society 35 15 50
Course 7 a Pedagogy of a School subject - Part - I (Methodology) 35 15 50
Sub - Total 350 150 500
Engagement with the Field for First Year

[Courses on Enhancing Professional Capacities (EPC)

S.No Course Name Course Code Total
Course 1 Reading and Reflecting on Texts EPC1 50
Course 2 Drama and Art in Education EPC2 50
Course 3 Learning and Teaching EPC3 50
Sub - Total 150
Grand - Total 650
Theory Courses for Second Year
S.No Course Name Marks for Theory Marks for T&A Total
Course 7 b Pedagogy of a School subject - Part - II (Content Mastery) 35 15 50
Course 8 Knowledge and Curriculum 70 30 100
Course 9 Assessment for Learning 70 30 100
Course 10 Creating an Inclusive School 35 15 50
Course 11 Optional Courses: (Any one )
1.Yoga, Health and Physical Education
2. Environmental Education
3. Values and Peace Education
35 15 50
Sub - Total 245 105 350
Engagement with the Field for First Year

[Courses on Enhancing Professional Capacities (EPC)

S.No Course Name Course Code Total
Course 4 Understanding the Self EPC1 50
Course 5 School Internship 250
Sub - Total 300
Grand - Total 650

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

The candidates admitted into the B.Ed degree course in the Colleges of Education affiliated to Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University should select the medium of instruction either as English or as Tamil (as per the availability of medium of instruction in the colleges of education). After the last date of admission, Principals of the Colleges of Education should submit the name list along with the medium of instruction chosen by each candidate to Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University. In case, if the admitted candidates prefer to change their medium of instruction at later stage of the course it should be permitted only after obtaining necessary written permission from the Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University, prior to the publication of Nominal Roll. Medium of instruction chosen by the candidate to pursue the B.Ed. degree course will be indicated in the B.Ed. degree course transfer certificate alone. Classroom instruction shall be carried out separately for different medium of instruction.

ATTENDANCE

Each candidate whose admission is approved by Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University should gain 85% (i.e., 170 days) of attendance, failing which they will not be permitted to appear for the B.Ed. degree examination. However, as per the decision of the Syndicate of Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University in its meeting held on 10.08.2010 candidates who are able to gain attendance only upto 75% on medical ground, will be permitted to appear for the examination after getting condonation of attendance, adhering to the norms of Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University.

EXAMINATIONS

Each candidate whose admission is approved by Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University should apply for the written examination and practical examinations in the first appearance itself. Candidates who have failed to satisfy the minimum attendance norms of Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University will not be permitted to appear for the written examination. Such candidates appearance in the practical examination will stand cancelled automatically.

PASSING MINIMUM FOR WRITTEN EXAMINATION

Each candidate who appears for the written examination in the first attempt shall be declared to have passed the Written Examination only if he or she secures not less than 50% in aggregate in each course with a minimum of 45% in the external examination in each full course and half a course. All other candidates shall be deemed to have failed in the Written Examination. A candidate who fails in one or more courses in the Written Examination shall be permitted to appear again only for those courses in which he/she failed.

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

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.