NCTE invites applications for 4-year integrated teacher education program

The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has invited online applications for the four-year Integrated Teacher Education Programs (ITEP) for Academic Session 2023-24.

ITEP is a dual-major holistic bachelor’s degree offering B.A. B.Ed./ B. Sc. B. Ed. and B.Com. B.Ed. Official sources said it is one of the primary mandates of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 related to teacher education.

It will initially be offered in pilot mode in multidisciplinary Central/ State Government Universities/ Institutions across the country. The multidisciplinary Central/ State Government Universities/ Institutions may submit the online application for being recognized for the 4-Year ITEP shall apply from May 1 to May 31, 2022 (till 11:59 p.m.).

As per the PIB release, ITEP will not only impart cutting-edge pedagogy but will also establish a foundation in early childhood care and education (ECCE), foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN), inclusive education, and an understanding of India and its values/ethos/art/traditions, among others.

The 4-Year ITEP will be available for all students who choose to teach as a profession after secondary by choice. This integrated course will benefit students since they will save one year by finishing it in four years rather than the customary five years required by the present B.Ed. Plan.