Monday, 21 November 2016

Career In Teaching | These Are The Things You Should Know

A good teacher makes a lasting impact in the lives of his students.”
Since the ancient times, Teaching is considered as one of the noblest professions. A teacher has always played a role of catalyst in the lives of students. Teaching is a great option, especially in the country where education is the basic necessity for growth and modernization. A teacher’s responsibility towards his pupil is more than that of parents. Teachers also play a major role for social changes in the society.


Acharya Devo Bhava (The teacher is divine) is considered the keystone of our culture. And in India, Teaching has always held a place of pride. India has had a long history of great teachers - Kripacharya, Vashisht, Dronacharya, and Parashurama, religious teachers and preachers like Ramanujacharya, Sri Ramakrishna Paramhamsa, Adi Shankaracharya, down to modern day educationists like Prof. Meghnad Saha, Shri J.C. Bose, Dr. Satyendranath Bose, Dr. Amartya Sen (Nobel Laureate), Dr.Radhakrishnan, Sir Ashutosh Mukherji and last but not the least our former president Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam. These teachers have been venerated by their pupils.

A teacher is regarded as a boon to society because it’s only a teacher who by making use of his / her intelligence, patience and wisdom attempts to not only polish the learner's intellect but also takes steps to shape up a multi-faceted personality. For taking up the career in the education field, you require a passion for exchanging ideas, whether it is a teaching in school, colleges or universities.

In India, teaching as a career is divided into various specializations each requiring diverse skill-set and method of training. Some of the major areas of specialization include teaching at various levels like play schools, nursery, middle classes, high schools, institutions of higher education, universities, special schools (for students with specific requirements, for example- physically challenged ones etc. The demand for good teachers is definitely high.

Teaching Eligibility Criteria

The teaching profession in India requires comprehensive training to gain expertise in the field. To enter in a school, you should have a Bachelors in Education (B.Ed) degree. Various colleges or institutes across the country offer this degree. After B.Ed, one can do masters M.Ed.
Diploma in Education (D.Ed), Basic Training Certificate (BTC) and Teacher Training Certificate (TTC) are other courses that can help you get a teaching job.
In case, if you want to be a physical fitness instructor or games, then you will require a certificate/ degree or diploma from any one of the sports colleges located around the country.

If you want to become a teacher for primary and secondary levels in government and state schools as well as unaided private schools, you should appear for Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET), conducted by CBSE.

Colleges and Universities across the country use different approaches. After completing the post graduation, one can become a specialist by doing M. Phil. or Ph.D. To become a college lecturer, you will have to clear the NET exam conducted by the UGC(University Grants Commission) but it is not always a necessity.

With required qualification, you can use for applying to its thousands of teaching / academic jobs .