Considered to be the noblest profession, Teaching has always been one of the most popular career choices among students. However, to become a teacher at pre-nursery, nursery, primary, secondary and senior secondary levels in schools or to become a professor at the college/university level, aspirants need to possess the right qualifications.

B.Ed is the bachelor’s degree undertaken to take up teaching as a profession in schools. However, it is worth knowing that B.Ed or Bachelor of Education is not an undergraduate degree and to pursue this course one needs to have completed his/her graduation. Thus, B.Ed is a professional course and right after completing this course, students can get a job at school level. However, it may be noted those who wish to be become school teachers of senior secondary classes need to have a post-graduation degree before pursuing B.Ed.

B.Ed Eligibility

  • Educational Qualification: Candidates need to have completed their graduation in any stream (that is, Arts, Science or Commerce) in order to fulfill B.Ed eligibility criteria. However, most popular B.Ed colleges allow candidates to take part in their admission process for B.Ed course if they have graduated with at least 50-55% aggregate marks at the UG level.
  • Age Limit: For B.Ed admissions in a majority of colleges, there is no age bar. However, admission process of some B.Ed colleges require candidates to be minimum 19 years in age.

Required Skillset for B.Ed

After completing B.Ed course, candidates are eligible to be hired as teachers. So, before pursuing this course it is worth knowing whether one has the aptitude to make a difference in this field or not. Thus, aspirants wanting to pursue a B.Ed course need to ensure that they possess the below mentioned skills:

Good communication skills Confidence
Good organisational skills Critical thinking ability
Enthusiasm Patience
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B.Ed Careers & Jobs

On completing Bachelor of Education, aspirants can become teachers at the primary, secondary and senior secondary levels in private schools. In order to be recruited in governemnt schools, students need to appear for national- or state-level teacher eligibility tests (TETs) such as CTET, UPTET, APTET and TSTET.

It may be noted that in order to be hired as an Assistant Professor or Professor at the college/university level, candidates need to appear for National Eligibility Tests (NETs) such as UGC NET and CSIR NET.