4 year teacher training program might soon replace 2 year B. Ed. course
The 2-year Bachelor of Education course might soon be replaced by a 4-year integrated teacher training program. The 2- year Bachelor of Education course was introduced just 3 years back replacing the 1 year Bachelor of Education course that existed earlier.
The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has been asked by the Human Resources and Development Ministry to start working on the 4 year integrated B.A.-B.Ed. and B.Sc.-B.Ed. courses. This step is being taken to ensure that only serious students opt for the teacher's training program. Students will be able to take admission to the four-year training program right after finishing class 12.
The Maharashtra Government will be holding the first ever CET for the integrated B.Ed. program on June 21, 2018, and has finalized the curriculum for the same. They will likely start the course and make it compulsory from academic session 2019-2020.