TEACHER AS CAREER | CAREER GUIDANCE SERIES

 

If you’re someone who is has good communication skills along with leadership quality and sense of management, you have an option to take it to a professional level.

You can be a ‘TEACHER’.

Surely you would need to study about the field and complete a graduation course to be one, but presence of above mentioned qualities can be a big asset for this profession. As these are some of important qualities of a teacher.

 

Brief description of the profession: –

With use of both verbal and management skills, the job of a teacher includes providing students knowledge about various subjects and areas and inspiring them to work better.

It’s a job of high responsibility as one can turn around a student’s life by their words and shape future generation through their work. One needs to have good knowledge base of a particular area that they want to teach and management skills to cope up with a whole class.

 

Skills required for the field:

  • Verbal/ linguistic skills: One needs to have good command over language as the job requires a lot of interaction and explaining things as a part of teaching.
  • Good communication skills/ Interpersonal skills: As communication is the key for sharing knowledge and classroom management requires a lot of interacting with student, this skill is a must.
  • Management skills: Classroom management and dealing with students is a primary part of teaching job.
  • Leadership skills: Being an inspirator and a role model one needs to be leader in order to guide students in the right direction.
  • Good knowledge base: Teacher cannot afford to impart wrong knowledge or facts to their student, for which correct knowledge base is necessary.
  • Empathetic: Kids are sensitive and need to be dealt with empathy, for which this is a necessary trait.
  • Patience: One needs to understand kid’s perspective and make them understand theirs, for which they have to be calm and patient with them to repeat and explain things over and over.
  • Moral ethics: Having job of such responsibility includes being morally right as their moral would be getting instilled in their students.

 

Job scope:

Teaching job includes basically working in school at various levels, be it pre-primary, primary, elementary, secondary or senior secondary. It depends on the educational qualification and experience of an individual, upon which their post and responsibility depend.

Basically, primary level teachers need a degree in teacher training and elementary, secondary and higher secondary needs specialization in a particular subject or area, that they want to teach.

One can also become an independent teacher and start their own institute or tuition centre if they have the required knowledge and skills.

 

How well does the job pay?

Pay of a teacher depends on the post, experience and the level at which the teacher is teaching. Also, the level and type of school affects the pay package of a teacher, pay of private and government school varies a lot. On an average the pay of fresher primary level can be around 15k to 22k per month, whereas in government school it’ll be around 20k – 30k as a start. It can increase according to the experience and post.

 

Job environment:

Typically, job of a teacher includes dealing with students, parents, colleagues and principal. A teacher spends most of the time in classroom but is also responsible for various other things apart from just teaching like, maintaining discipline, examination duties, excursion responsibilities, exam checking and assessments, motivation and more.

Working hours are school timings which are mostly between 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, which may include some additional timing if there is any event or upcoming.

 

How do I get there?

  1. Complete 10+2 in any stream (depends on what you want to teach).
  2. Pursue Graduation in any stream for 3 years.
  3. After Graduation pursue Education/Bachelors in Education (B.Ed) for 1-2 year
  4. Pursue Masters in Education (M.Ed) for 1-2 years or Ph.D in Education or job

OR

  1. Complete 10+2 in any stream.
  2. Pursue B.El.Ed for 4 years (elementary teaching).
  3. Pursue Masters in Education (M.Ed) for 1-2 years
  4. D in Education or job.

OR

  1. Complete 10+2 in any stream.
  2. Pursue District Institute of Educational and Training (DIET) for 2 years.

 

* At least 50% either in Bachelor’s Degree and / or in the Master’s Degree in Science / Social Science /Humanities, Bachelor’s in Engineering or technology with specialization in Science and Mathematics with 55% marks or any other qualification equivalent to it.

 

 

ENTERANCE EXAMINATIONS

NAME OF THE COLLEGE ELEMENTS INCLUDED IN THE EXAM MONTH (ROUGH ESTIMATE)
DU (B.Ed) Written+ Interview

  • General Awarness and Teaching Aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • Depth in Subject knowledge upto class 10th

Language Proficiency (Hindi, English)

Forms- April to May Entrance- June
DU (B.El.Ed) Written

  • General Awarness and Teaching Aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • Depth in Subject knowledge upto class 10th

Language Proficiency (Hindi, English)

Forms- April to May Entrance- June
Jamia Milia Islamia Written test + InterviewGeneral ability test Language profiency test Subject comprehension test Forms- April Entrance – May
GGSIPU- CET General Comprehension, Mental Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness, Aptitude of Teaching Forms- March to April Entrance – May
Lady Irwin College
  • General Awarness, mental and teaching aptitude and ability
  • English Comprehension
  • Home Science

 

Forms- April to May Entrance- June
St. Xavier s College of education Written test followed by Interview and GD Forms- April Entrance –May
Banaras Hindu University- Faculty of Education
  • Teaching Aptitute
  • Reasoning
  • Current education scenario

 

Forms – Feb to March Entrance- April
Mumbai University- CET Written test-Objective

  • General Mental Ability
  • General Knowledge
  • General English

Broad aspects of general education and special education

Forms- May Entrance- June
Panjab University Written Intelligence and Reasoning test General Awarness test English Language Competency and comprehension test Education/ aptitude for teaching test Forms- July Last Date: July Entrance End of JulyForms- July Entrance – July

 

TOP INSTITUTES IN INDIA

  • Delhi University, New Delhi
  • Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi
  • Lady Irwin college, New Delhi
  • Banaras Hindu University- Faculty of Education, Banaras
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
  • Xaviers College of education, Patna, Bihar
  • Panjab University, Punjab
  • Mumbai University, Mumbai

 

PROS:

  • Includes holidays during school breaks or school holidays.
  • Sense of fulfillment as you’ll be shaping someone’s future.

CONS:

  • Requires patience and moral duty to deal with children.
  • Work can be monotonous as same thing needs to be repeated over and over.

 

So, if you interest, calibre and personality match to requirements of this profession, you can learn more skills and plan ahead to go in this.
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