Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) programme is a specifically designed package for inservice untrained teachers working in primary/ upper primary schools of different states of the country. The programme has been developed by the Academic Department, NIOS on the initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India, keeping in view the NCF 2005, RTE 2009 and NCFTE 2010. The Programme aims at enabling the target group to develop in them skills, competencies, attitudes and understanding to make teaching and learning more effective.
The Maharashtra state government will conduct the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) on July 8, the local education department announced on Saturday. The test is mandatory for all seeking job as teachers from Std I-VIII as well as those who joined after Feb 2013. Online applications for TET start from April 24.
Sanjay Nagre, an official at the Deputy Director of Education (DDE) office, said, “Those who are currently employed (from 2013) have to appear and clear the exam by 2019. No school shall employ any new teacher unless he or she has cleared the TET.”
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) too has made it mandatory to clear the eligibility test for teachers, though it has its own pan-India version. The Central Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET) is conducted twice a year and the certificate is valid for seven years. However, CBSE has clarified that teachers can be hired even if they possesses the respective state’s equivalent exam. This has cleared the way for CBSE schools in Maharashtra to hire teachers based on TET certificates as well, rather than CTET only.
The mandatory TET was introduced to comply with RTE Act provisions and is more likely to be used by private school job applicants as hiring in government and government-aided schools has almost stopped. In Zilla Parishad schools, there has been hiring done since 2012 as they battle falling enrolment and excess teachers, the aided schools have been asked to fill vacancies from the excess teacher pool.
Teacher Eligibility Test 2018: Notification, Exam Date, Eligibility-
If you want to become a government teacher then you need to pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) exam as it has become a minimum eligibility criterion for the same.
Almost every state and central government conduct their TET exam every year. Even some states conduct the TET exam twice in a year while in some states the TET exam is conducted once in two or three years depending on the vacancies they have.