Government proposes integrated teacher education programmes in the state

Hyderabad: The State government has proposed to start two new four-year integrated teacher education programmes in four Government Model Degree Colleges.

Recently, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has sought government consent for introducing two new four-year integrated teacher education programmes in the universities and degree colleges. The government in its reply to NCTE has proposed to start the courses in Government Model Degree College located at Luxettipet, Narayankhed, Kalwakurthy and Bhupalpally from the 2020-21 academic year. The colleges were chosen as they have adequate infrastructure and faculty members.

The NCTE has come up with new courses which are aimed at preparing school teachers through intensive four year integrated courses involving teacher education and regular courses including science and humanities streams.

Students enrolling in these courses will be studying degree courses along with teacher education.

“One third portions in the BSc or BA or BCom courses will be on education for three years. Students will have one year full course in teacher education in the final year. The course will be extended to other colleges based on the response from students,” said Prof. T Papi Reddy, Chairman, Telangana State Council of Higher Education.

The introduction of new programmes will reduce course duration for teacher education by one year as against five years i.e. graduation three years and BEd for two years which are now being offered by the colleges in the State.

The NCTE is yet to detail out the admission process for new courses, a senior official said.