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Government Of Assam Elementary Education

D.El.Ed under SCERT,Assam

Overview of D.El.Ed Course Under SCERT

The role of Teachers in attaining Universal Elementary Education (UEE) has been accepted since the inception of our Republic. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, which represents the consequential legislation envisaged under Article 21-A, means that every child has a right to elementary education of satisfactory and equitable quality. It provides for the appointment of appropriately trained teachers, i.e. teachers with the requisite entry and academic qualifications.

Teacher education is all about Teacher Education Institutions preparing teachers who in turn teach, involving pupils in a student-driven classroom. Teacher education is more important today than it has been in the previous century.

SCERT, Assam has been continuously involved in the improvement of quality school education and teacher education of the state since its inception. SCERT Assam is conducting 2 - years D.El.Ed. course through  Regular/Face to Face mode to make teachers professionally competent and bringing quality to education.

At present the D. El. Ed course under SCERT, Assam is running on-

  1. Face to Face mode: The pre-service teachers’ training is conducted in face to face mode by the TEIs under SCERT Assam. TEIs like DIETs, Normal Schools, and the BTCs are conducting D. El. Ed course to the prospective SCERT Assam conducts an entrance examination every year in the month of May that is PET (Pre Entry Test) and the session starts from 1st July. This is a Two-year course with four semesters.

The salient features of imparting this course are:

  1. To impart training to working untrained teachers in Assam
  2. To Develop knowledge, skill, capacity, and professionalism among them so that they become effective teachers.
  3. To sensitize them to understand the factors of learning and development of children
  4. To develop an understanding of the elementary school curriculum and syllabus among them.
  5. To acquaint them with innovative changes and developments in the teaching-learning process
  6. To acquaint teachers with their roles and responsibilities in social, cultural, and political perspective
  7. To develop effective professionalism among trainees.