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A teacher is someone who imparts knowledge and educate others. They engage with student in their pivotal stage of development. By assessing children on various skills, they explain, motivate and inspire them to lead. The specific work role of a teacher depends on his/her work place and position.

Career Opportunities as a Teacher

  • School teachers
    School teacher inspires young mind. Depending on the level one teaches, a teacher could work in elementary, senior or high school. They plan, prepare and present lessons to students which helps in their progression.
  • Play school teachers
    Play school teachers work with younger children whom they prepare for primary education, they mostly focus on play, supervision and social skills of the child.
  • Self Employment by starting institutes/tutorials.
    Another, opportunity in the field of teaching is that of tuitions, depending on the individual's flexibility and comfort, he/ she can either take up private tuitions or join an institute.

How to Become a Teacher

Stream Graduation After Graduation After Post Graduation
path 1
Clear Class XII in Any streamPursue Graduation in any stream for 3 yearsAfter Graduation pursue Education/Bachelors in Education (B.Ed) for 1-2 yearsPursue Masters in Education (M.Ed) for 1-2 years or Ph.D in Education or job
path 2
Clear Class XII in Science streamPursue B.El.Ed for 3-4 yearsPursue Masters in Education (M.Ed) for 1-2 yearsPh.D in Education or job

Important Facts

  • 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 thereto

Leading Institutes

Top Institutes in India to Become a Teacher
College Location Website
Delhi University Delhi
Lady Irwin college Delhi
Banaras Hindu University- Faculty of Education Banaras
St. Xaviers College of education Patna, Bihar
Jamia Milia Islamia New Delhi
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University New Delhi
Mumbai University Mumbai
Panjab University Chandigarh

Important Entrance Exams

Institution Tentative Date Important Elements Website
DU B.Ed Forms- April to May Entrance- June Written+ Interview  
  • General Awarness and Teaching Aptitude
  • Reasoning
  • Depth in Subject knowledge upto class 10th
Language Proficiency (Hindi, English)
Lady Irwin College Forms- April to May Entrance- June
  • General Awarness, mental and teaching aptitude and ability
  • English Comprehension
  • Home Science
Banaras Hindu University- Faculty of Education Forms - Feb to March Entrance- April
  • Teaching Aptitute
  • Reasoning
  • Current education scenario
St. Xavier s College of education Forms- April Entrance –May Written test followed by Interview and GD
Mumbai University- CET Forms- May Entrance- June Written test- Objective  
  • General Mental Ability
  • General Knowledge
  • General English
Broad aspects of general education and special education
Jamia Milia Islamia Forms- April Entrance – May Written test + Interview General ability test Language profiency test Subject comprehension test
Panjab Univeristy Forms- July Last Date: July Entrance End of JulyForms- July Entrance – July Written Intelligence and Reasoning test General Awarness test English Language Competency and comprehension test Education/ aptitude for teaching test
GGSIPU- CET Forms- March to April Entrance – May General Comprehension, Mental Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness, Aptitude of Teaching

Work Description

  • Assess students to evaluate their abilities, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Research on new areas, maintaining up-to-date subject knowledge, and devising and writing new curriculum materials
  • Manage pupil behaviour in the classroom and on school premises applying appropriate and effective measures in cases of misbehaviour
  • Undertake pastoral duties, such as taking on the role of tutor, and supporting pupils on an individual basis through academic or personal difficulties
  • Communicate with parents over pupils' progress and participating in departmental meetings, parents' evenings and whole school training events
  • Supervise and support the work of teaching assistants, trainee teachers and newly qualified teachers (NQTs)
  • Participate in and organizing extracurricular activities, such as outings, social activities and sporting events

Pros & Cons of a Career in Teaching

  • As you can influence a child’s life and share your passion and learning with them, you feel a sense of satisfaction.
  • You can be home with your family during holidays or other events.
  • Repetative work, therefore it can get monotonous
  • Requires a lot of patience to tackle children
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