Bachelor of Education (B.Ed full form is Bachelor of Education) is an undergraduate degree course that qualifies students to work as teachers in schools.B.Ed course duration is 2 years with a total of 4 semesters. The acronym of Bachelor of Education is B Ed. The B.Ed degree is necessary for teaching at the secondary and higher secondary divisions. . Few colleges even offer this course as distance learning or correspondence which too is of 2 years. Students in the B.Ed. course are given professional training in both art and science subjects from the teaching point of view. B.Ed is mandatory for all those who want to teach in primary and secondary schools. National Council for Teacher Education is a statutory body which delegates and regulates programmes in teaching across the country.

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Eligibility Criteria

Candidates with both graduation and postgraduation degree in a relevant field of study are eligible for the B.Ed programme offered by various reputed institutions/universities. However, the graduates must have scored 50% to 55% in their qualifying degree exam and the postgraduates have to secure at least 55% in their respective qualifying degree exam to be eligible to apply for various B.Ed entrance tests.

The admission process in the B.Ed programme is both an entrance-based and merit-based process where some institutions conduct an entrance exam for the eligible candidates and some consider the marks of the candidates in their qualifying degree examination. Those candidates who appear in the B.Ed entrance exams have to go through a counselling round as well for final seat allocation.

B.Ed. Entrance Exams

Many of the colleges offering B.Ed. have their own entrance examinations. Some of those entrance exams are mentioned below:-


Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Syllabus

First Year:

Basics in Education  Strengthening Language Proficiency School Management
Schooling,Socialization, & Identity 1 Guidance & Counselling 1 Computer Education
Developing Teacher Sensibilities Subject Knowledge 1 (specialization in your field) Child Psychology


Second Year:

Methodology of Teaching Guidance & Counselling 2 Co-curricular activities in school and e-education
Education for Peace Subject Knowledge 2 Teacher Training Internships & Practicals
Understanding Teacher Learning Situations Schooling Socialization & Identity 2 Environmental Studies

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Career Options and Job Prospects

B.Ed is one of the most popular and widely accepted programmes. Since education sector in India is blessed with a great number of job opportunities, after pursuing B.Ed one can work in schools, coaching centres, education consultancies, home and private tuition, publishing houses and others.

The salary package of a teacher may vary from school to school and whether its a government or a private school. The starting salary of a teacher lies somewhere between Rs. 2 lakh to 3. lakh annually. Whereas a high school teacher with years of experience can earn up to Rs. 10 lakh annually.

Candidates who wish to get into research can also pursue M.Ed, M.Phil and P.H.D. which will not only fetch you a reputed job but also great salary packages.

B.Ed. graduates are open to apply for the job of teachers in government schools and various other fields for setting up their careers in the job arena with having a number of perks attached to the job. Some of the Bachelor of Education job profiles are mentioned below:

Job Profile Job Description Average Salary (In INR)
Teacher The job of a teacher is to prepare lessons for the students and then educate them at all levels. INR 3 Lakhs
Counsellor They aim to encounter problems of the individual, empathize them and providing them with the solutions INR 3 Lakhs
Content Writer Their role is to write the content for the companies providing information about the goods and services offered by them. INR 2.8 Lakhs
Educational Researcher Their aim is to perform educational research programs and develop research programs. INR 6 Lakhs
Consultant Their role is to assist companies with advice and expertise to enhance their business or organization performance. INR 3.6 Lakhs
Principal They are the face of the school and ensure that students are meeting the learning objectives. INR 4.5 Lakhs

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