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Diploma in Teacher Education [D.T.Ed] is a full-time diploma course for 1 year or 2 years, depending on the institute. The minimum eligibility for this course is that the candidate should have passed class 12th from a recognized board and institution. All the students who have passed their 12th board exams successfully from a recognized board and institution are eligible to apply for this course.

Some of the top institutes which offer admission to students who are willing to study this course are:

  • AES Teacher Training Education Institute, Krishnagiri
  • Kasturi Shikshan Sanstha’s College of Education, Pune
  • Mahatma Junior College of Education, Mumbai
  • Vishwasattya D.T.Ed College, Nashik
  • BTK College of Education, Pudukkottai
  • P. T. M Teacher Training Institute, Kerala

The admission process for this course is not through any test or examination. The process involves filling and submitting admission form for the colleges along with all the certificates they require and then the candidates are called for the interview.

The candidates who aspire to become teachers in the future can opt for this course after successfully completing their class 12th examination. The students will be taught the art of teaching in different subjects, child observation, storytelling, and many other similar subjects. The candidates will acquire the skills of observing children, storytelling, self-development, physical education and subject knowledge.

The average course fee offered by a majority of the institutes for D.T.Ed is INR 4,000 to INR 6,000 annually. The candidates can take up jobs as teachers in pre-primary or nursery schools and also in Montessori schools. They can also opt for jobs in child management and education. Opening their own educational institution is also an option for the candidates. The average salary of the teachers who pass this course is INR 18,000 to INR 20,200 per month

D.T.Ed.: Course Highlights table

Course LevelDiploma
Duration of the course1 to 2 years
Examination TypeSemester wise
EligibilityClass 12th from recognized board and institution
Admission ProcessMerit-based, followed by an interview
Course feeINR 5000 annually
Average Starting SalaryINR 18000 per month
Top Recruiting CompaniesPrimary schools, Nursery, Pre-educational institutes
Job PositionsPre-Primary Teacher, Nursery Teacher, Children Education Manager, Montessori school teacher, Entrepreneurs

D.T.Ed.: What is it About?

D.T.Ed. course offers students knowledge about the skills, behavior and the responsibilities that one has as a teacher. Students can further continue a postgraduate diploma course to qualify as teachers for secondary schools and above. The various theoretical subjects taught in this course are The Learning Child, Facilitating and Enhancing Learning, Teaching of secondary language, Teaching of English - I and II, Teaching of Mathematics - I and II, Teaching of Science - I and II, Teaching of Social Science - I and II. The practical subjects taken up for a better preparation of the candidates are Observing Children, Storytelling, School Visit, Physical Education, Health Education, Yoga, Self-development, Art Education, and Educational Computing.

With this course, the teachers in training will get familiarized with the basic concepts of children who are in the initial learning stage of their educational program. They also get the knowledge of the physical, emotional, intellectual, moral, and social aspects of the learning child. This is applicable to all the three stages of the child's life - pre-school, during school, and after school. The additional skills that the candidates learn during D.T.Ed. course are managing children's distraction and division of attention and they also get to learn the factors of influential learning. A very important aspect that the trainee teachers learn in this course is understanding the learning disabilities that are possible in students and how to help them by using suitable strategies. The building blocks of a child's learning which include anger management, balancing social relationships, emotional stability, and moral attitude also are to be taken care of by those who study this course.

D.T.Ed. course is very useful for those who aspire to be teachers. It follows the processes and policies that are meant to equip the candidates with the knowledge, skills, attitude, and behavior which they would require in the classroom and school. The course provides all the training and skills that are necessary for a pre-primary school or primary school teacher. It will help them become good teachers and skilled workers in their field. The curriculum also prepares them to take up the job responsibility of Children Education and Management in pre-school educational institutions.

D.T.Ed.: Top Institutes

Given below are the top institutes which offer admission for the D.T.Ed course to aspirants:

Name of the InstituteLocationAverage Course Fee
A E S Teacher Training Education InstituteKrishnagiriINR 4000 annually
Kasturi Shikshan Sanstha’s College of EducationPuneINR 5800 annually
Mahatma Junior College of EducationMumbaiINR 5000 annually
Vishwasattya D.T.Ed CollegeNashikINR 4000 annually
BTK CollegePudukkottaiINR 6000 annually
P. T. M Teacher Training InstituteKeralaINR 4600 annually

D.T.Ed.: Eligibility

The minimum eligibility requirement for admission into D.T.Ed course is that the candidate should have passed class 12th examination from a recognized board. It is also important that the candidate should have passed class 12th from a recognized institution.

However, the candidates will further need to pass the eight phases of the course.

D.T.Ed.: Admission Process

The admission to the institutes offering D.T.Ed course is purely merit-based. There is no national level entrance examination conducted for gaining admission into this course. There are some institutes which conduct their personal tests to allow the candidates for securing admission for the course.

The candidates need to fill up an application form for the institutes offering this course. The candidates will further get the Admission Registration Form which will come after the successful submission of the application form by remitting a price of INR 200. There are certain certificates that are required during the time of submission and two passport size photographs of the candidate also need to be submitted. If the candidate has already joined in any other course in the same or other institution when they submit the application form for D.T.Ed, the transfer certificate issued by the Institute also needs to be submitted.

D.T.Ed.: Syllabus and Course Description

The course teaches the students about subjects that are important for them to become good teachers. The subjects are divided year wise for the two-year course. Below is the table for theoretical and practical subjects taught in the D.T.Ed course for two years:

Year IYear II
The Learning ChildIndian Education System
Facilitating and Enhancing Learning - IFacilitating and Enhancing Learning - II
Teaching of Secondary Language - ITeaching of Secondary Language - II
Teaching of English - ITeaching of English - II
Teaching of Mathematics - ITeaching of Mathematics - II
Teaching of Science - ITeaching of Science - II
Teaching of Social Science - ITeaching of Social Science - II
Practical subjectsPractical subjects
Case Study and Observing ChildrenSelf-development Workshop
School VisitTeaching Learning Materials
Story TellingPhysical Education, Health Education, and Yoga
Physical Education, Health Education, and YogaArt Education and Work Experience
Self-development WorkshopEducational Computing
Teaching Learning MaterialsProjects

D.T.Ed.: Career Prospects

The candidates who successfully complete D.T.Ed. course can take up different education-related jobs. They can be teachers for pre-primary schools as well as a nursery. They can also opt for being teachers in Montessori schools. Another job option that the candidates can choose is being a part of the Child Management and Education team of pre-school educational institutions or they can also lead this team depending on their skills. The candidates who pass this diploma course successfully can also start their own educational institution. They can be teachers in both government and private schools and some of them also choose to be teachers in summer schools.

The higher education opportunities that these candidates can consider are obtaining a postgraduate diploma in the same course which will make them eligible to become teachers in primary and secondary schools. They can also choose for a graduate degree like Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) for better career opportunities.

The below table talks about the various job prospects that the candidates can opt for after completing the course of D.T.Ed and the job description along with the average salaries:

Job ProfileJob DescriptionAverage salary
Primary School TeacherThe job responsibility of a teacher in primary school is to educate students who are between the ages of 5 and 12 under a prescribed syllabus and curriculum in order to develop the students' physical, social, literacy, numeracy, and emotional growth.INR 2,02,236 per year
Nursery or Pre-school teacherThe job responsibilities f a nursery or preschool teacher is to provide an encouraging and safe environment for the kids that facilitate learning. They also need to take care of organizing and supervising play and learn activities like cooking, dancing, reading, storytelling and many more, at the same time cooperating with health visitors, speech therapists, and parents.INR 1,77,838 per year
Early Childhood Education Program ManagerThe main job responsibility of an Early Childhood Education Program Manager is to take care of the academic, emotional as well as social development of the students in the youngest age group. The other duties of the Program Manager include hiring and supervising the staff who monitor and teach the kids, managing the budget of the program, and also ensuring that the program meets the children’s social, emotional, educational and health needs.INR 3,22,325 per year

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