There will be a new curriculum for teachers’ education by 2021. This will include integrated education and multidisciplinary training, said the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind today while addressing the Governors’ Conference on National Education Policy virtually.
By 2030 only high-quality education will remain in this sector, informed the President.
Teachers education is the part of higher education and states can start multidisciplinary, integrated teachers’ education programmes, said the President. He also urged the universities and higher education institutes as well as the schools to fill the vacant posts of teachers at the earliest.
He said the best minds should be recruited as teachers and the government needs to ensure a respectable job and pay for them. He said that teachers are the core of the policy.
Teacher training and education is a major part of the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The policy suggests several changes in teacher education and teacher eligibility test (TET). As per NEP, by 2030, the minimum degree required for teaching will be a four-year integrated BEd.
TET will be divided into four parts instead of the existing two parts based on the change in the school education system. Those who qualify TET will have to give a demonstration or appear in an interview, and show their knowledge of the local language, as per the new policy.