Diploma in Elementary Education
Years : 2
D.El.Ed is a Diploma course in Elementary Education. It is a 2-year full-time diploma course to train teachers for the primary level and can be done with classroom training or distance learning. It is a 4-semester course to prepare students to work in primary/ upper primary schools in different states of the country. The design of the course is such that it includes practical training and internships along with classroom training. It includes principles of child development, education practice, and the role of the teacher in grooming the students.
Eligibility for D.El.Ed
The candidate should possess good communication skills, patience, creative thinking and an aptitude to teaching.
It is a course for undergraduates who have completed 10+2 from a recognized board with 50% minimum marks.
The age limit might vary from one state board to another. However, broadly the minimum age is 18 years and maximum age limit is 35 years. One can check the respective state boards requirements before applying.
D.El.Ed Admission Process and Entrance Exams
Admission process consists of an entrance exam followed by an interview, if the candidate clears the entrance exam. Entrance tests are conducted on an annual basis by state boards for admission to this course. Admission is granted to the candidate, based on the marks obtained in the entrance exam, the performance of the candidate in the interview.
The syllabus of the Diploma course broadly covers the below listed topics
- Childhood and the development of children
- Contemporary society
- Education Society
- Towards Understanding the self
- Pedagogy of English language
- Mathematics education for the primary
- Proficiency in English
- Work and education
- Cognition sociocultural context
- Teacher identity and school culture
- Leadership and change
- Pedagogy of environmental studies
- Diversity and Education
- School Health and education
- Fine arts and Education
D.El.Ed Careers and Jobs
On completing the D.El.Ed , candidates can apply in Private schools, Government schools, nursery, Daycare centres, online educator, Coaching centres and Private tuition classes. They can take up jobs as a junior teacher, content writer and/or reviewer librarian, record keeper, education counsellor.
Candidates who have completed the D.El.Ed can further pursue the Bachelor of Education ( B.Ed) course and undertake a full-time teaching job.