Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) is a two-year duration undergraduate degree course pursued by students aspiring to become a teacher at primary, secondary and senior secondary levels. Candidates belonging to any stream (Science, Commerce, Humanities) can pursue B.Ed as a full-time, part-time or correspondence course. Candidates can pursue B.Ed in different specialisations or subjects such as languages, Mathematics, Science, History and Special Education

For a lucrative career in the field of teaching, it is important for candidates to have the below-mentioned skillset and traits:

  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Patience
  • Empathy
  • Critical thinking ability
  • Enthusiasm
  • Dedication

B.Ed Eligibility Criteria

The basic B.Ed eligibility criteria that candidates must fulfil in order to secure admission to the course are:

  • Candidates must complete graduation in any stream with minimum 50-55 percent aggregate
  • Usually, there is no age limit for B.Ed admissions. However, some colleges require candidates to be a minimum 19 years of age.

What are the study options after B.Ed?

After completing B.Ed candidates can start applying for jobs for the post of teacher in different schools. However, those who wish to pursue higher studies after completing B.Ed can consider taking up the following courses:

  • Ed – Master of Education
  • MA – Master of Arts
  • MPhil – Master of Philosophy
  • PhD – Doctor of Philosophy

B.Ed Placement Opportunities

After completing a B.Ed course, candidates can become teachers of primary, secondary and senior secondary level classes. However, other than the job of teaching, candidates can also explore some other job profiles after completing B.Ed such as:

  • Counsellor
  • Educational Administrator
  • Educational Researcher
  • Private Tutor
  • Online Tutor
  • Freelance Trainer

Interested candidates can also open a coaching institute or school and become an entrepreneur.