Once Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam said,” Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the Character, Calibre and Future of an individual”. So simply imparting knowledge to the youngsters is not the only responsibility a teacher has to deal with. A teacher plays a vital role in developing innate potential, increasing moral values and self-esteem, teaching etiquettes and manners and overall personality building of the students. This is why it is believed that teaching is not only a profession but also a passion and a teacher needs to prepare himself/herself to be efficient enough to build up the academic, emotional and moral sides of students by fulfilling the above mentioned criterions.
So, if someone is planning to become a teacher it’s highly recommended to go through any of the best TTCs. TTC is Teacher Training Course designed for candidates who wish to pursue their career in teaching field. These courses formally train aspiring teachers for different grade levels. After completion of education, one can go for any of the Teacher Training courses they are eligible for. After getting the course corresponding degree one has to clear the eligibility/aptitude test to become a teacher.
Through TTC courses a candidate learns about modern teaching methods, different teaching techniques, classroom handling and more. These courses provide unique approaches for educating students. A minimum age limit which is considered for such courses is 17 years or more.
Here some of the best TTC courses along with their corresponding eligibility criteria to get the admission are discussed.
Basic Training Certificate (BTC)
This is an academic two-year certificate level course, offered in state level, recognized by NCTE, Government of India. This course is mandatory for those who wish to teach in govt. primary schools. This career oriented,2-year course teaches trainees methodologies of teaching, attitudes and behaviour and other aspects that they need to know for successful performance. The topics covered in this course include Principle of teaching, Psychological basis of child development, Education evaluation, community education and Health education, Classroom teaching etc.
This is a graduate level course. Course duration is 2 years. Eligibility requires 10+2 level educational qualification with minimum 50% -60% (varies for different institutions) marks. The admission process is based on counselling after clearing entrance test.
Pre and Primary Teacher Training Certificate course
It is comprehensive course for preschool and primary school teachers. After completion of this course teachers are eligible to teach students from nursery to class 5 level. The case study and research work associated with this course make teachers much more equipped to facilitate learning.
The eligibility criterion is class 10 qualification from recognized institution.
Nursery Teacher Training (NTT)
Nursery Teacher Training course is a diploma course for applicants who want to teach nursery and pre-primary school kids. This course includes the topics Child Care and Health, Basics of the pre-primary education, Teaching Methodology, History and Philosophy of pre-primary education, Child Psychology, Nursery school organization, Child Health, and Nutrition and community etc.
A minimum qualification of 12th or equivalent exam with at least 50% marks is needed to apply for this course. After getting the NTT degree, the candidates can get into the profession of nursery/preschool teaching in government or private schools.
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
B.Ed. is a 2-year long, fulltime, undergraduate level professional degree course. Candidates willing to work as a professional teacher in govt. secondary or higher secondary schools must need to pursue and complete this course. This course can be pursued through both regular and distance learning and the fees are allotted according to the mode of learning method. Applicants must be a graduate/postgraduate in any relevant field from a recognised University in order to be eligible for pursuing this course. The B. Ed course gives you the power to shape lives, influence decisions and encourage learning.
Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.)
This is an undergraduate level degree course which is mandatory to be pursued by applicants who wants to become a physical education teacher in govt. high school. This course is 3 years long. One can apply for this course only if he/she qualified his/her 12th or equivalent exam with minimum 50%. This course openly discusses the effect of sports and physical activities in education along with daily life.
Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.)
D.El.Ed is a 2-year long, full time diploma course, which includes practical training along with internship. This course provides training to would-be teachers to teach students in primary/upper primary schools. Candidates must have qualified 10+2 level exam with at least 50% marks in order to apply for this course. This course can be done via both distance and regular classroom.
There are a lot other courses which are not discussed here such as M.Ed, Educational Psychology, Girls education, Mass media and Distance education any many more.
Career after completing TTC
After completing TTC courses one can easily apply for professional teaching jobs, although they may have to go through an entrance exam. With a TTC certificate candidates get an wider opportunity to pursue higher education including post graduate diploma in this course.
After completing B.Ed. the salary package of a teacher may vary from school to school and whether it is 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. .
B.P.Ed. Course offers a good career choice because the global sports industry is growing at a rapid pace and is worth USD 620 Billion. The Indian Sports Industry will grow by 18% till 2022 generating huge employment opportunities for the B.P.Ed . graduates.
While a D.El.Ed. qualifier may be recruited as Primary Teacher, Content Writer, Career Counsellor, Record Keeper, Education Developer etc.
So with these TTCs aspiring teachers can acquire vast knowledge of teaching and its unique methods, which would definitely help their teaching career successful in upcoming days..