Course Structure

DURATION OF THE B.Ed PROGRAMME

The B.Ed. programme shall be for duration of two academic years consisting of 200 working days (36 hours in a week- 5 or 6 days in a week) each year, excluding the period of examination and admission.

PROGRAMME CONTENT

The B.Ed programme will consist of Theory courses in ‘Perspectives in Education’, and ‘Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies’ along with ‘Engagement with the Field’ as practical component.

COURSES IN PERSPECTIVES IN EDUCATION

Course 1: Childhood and Growing Up

Course 2: Contemporary India and Education

Course 3: Learning and Teaching

Course 6: Gender, School and Society

Course 8: Knowledge and Curriculum

Course 10: Creating an Inclusive School

COURSES IN CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGIC STUDIES

Course 4: Language across the Curriculum (Half Course)

Course 5: Understanding Disciplines and Subjects (Half Course)

Course 7(a&b): Pedagogy of a School Subject (Half Course)

Course 9: Assessment for Learning

Course 11: Optional Course (Half Course)

ENGAGEMENT WITH THE FIELD - THE SELF, THE CHILD, COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL

This curricular area would have three components:

  1. Tasks and Assignments that run through all the courses as indicated in the year wise distribution of the syllabus.
  2. School Internship
  3. Courses on Enhancing Professional Capacities (EPC):
  1. Course EPC 1: Reading and Reflecting on Texts (1/2 Course)
  2. Course EPC 2: Drama and Art in Education (1/2 Course)
  3. Course EPC 3: Critical Understanding of ICT (1/2 Course)
  4. Course EPC 4: Understanding the Self (1/2 Course)

ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE COURSES AND DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS

Theory Courses for First Year

Serial No.

Course Name

Marks for Theory

Marks for T&A

Total

Course 1

Childhood and Growing Up

70

30

100

Course 2

Contemporary India and Education

70

30

100

Course 3

Learning and Teaching

70

30

100

Course 4

Language across the Curriculum

35

15

50

Course 5

Understanding Disciplines and Subjects

35

15

50

Course 6

Gender, School and Society

35

15

50

Course 7

Pedagogy of School Subject – Part-I

35

15

50

Sub Total

350

150

500

Engagement with the Field for First year(Courses on Enhancing Professional Capacities (EPC))

Course EPC1

Reading and Reflecting on texts

50 Marks

Course EPC2

Drama and Art in Education

50 Marks

Course EPC3

Critical Understanding of ICT

50 Marks

Sub Total (500+150

650 Marks

Note: T & A refers to ‘Tasks and Assignments’ which are evaluated by continuous internal assessment.

[The courses on ‘Enhancing Professional Capacities’ (EPC 1, EPC 2 & EPC 3) are evaluated by continuous internal assessment.]

Theory Courses for Second Year

Serial No.

Course Name

Marks for Theory

Marks for T&A

Total

Course 1

Pedagogy of School Subject – Part-II

35

15

50

Course 2

Knowledge and Curriculum

70

30

100

Course 3

Assessment for Learning

70

30

100

Course 4

Creating an Inclusive School

35

15

50

Course 5

Optional Courses:

  1. Yoga, Health and Physical Education
  2. Environmental Education
  3. Value and Peace Education

35

15

50

Engagement with the Field for Second year(Courses on Enhancing Professional Capacities (EPC))

Course EPC1

Understanding the Self

50 Marks

School Internship

250 Marks

Total Marks

650 Marks

Note: T& A refers to Tasks and Assignments which are evaluated by continuous internal assessment.

[The course on ‘Enhancing Professional Capacities’ (EPC 4) is evaluated by continuous internal assessment.]

DISTRIBUTION OF MARKS FOR TASKS AND ASSISGNMENTS FOR EACH COURSE

S.No.

Type of Course

Marks

1.

Full course

2 x 15 = 30

2.

Half a course

2 x 7.50 =15

Note: Students have to undertake Tasks and Assignments in each course given in the syllabus.

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

The candidates admitted into the B.Ed degree course in the Colleges of Education affiliated to Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University should select the medium of instruction either as English or as Tamil (as per the availability of medium of instruction in the colleges of education). After the last date of admission, Principals of the Colleges of Education should submit the name list along with the medium of instruction chosen by each candidate to Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University.

In case, if the admitted candidates prefer to change their medium of instruction at later stage of the course it should be permitted only after obtaining necessary written permission from the Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University, prior to the publication of Nominal Roll. Medium of instruction chosen by the candidate to pursue the B.Ed. degree course will be indicated in the B.Ed. degree course transfer certificate alone. Classroom instruction shall be carried out separately for different medium of instruction.

EXAMINATIONS

Each candidate whose admission is approved by Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University should apply for the written examination and practical examinations in the first appearance itself. Candidates who have failed to satisfy the minimum attendance norms of Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University will not be permitted to appear for the written examination. Such candidates appearance in the practical examination will stand cancelled automatically.

WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS

The first year written examinations will be conducted for six and a half theory courses by the University after the completion of 200 working days in the first year. Each  theory course  question  paper  will  be  designed  for  3  hours  for  full  course  and 1 ½ hours for half a course. The questions and allotment of marks are as described below:

Type of Course

Type of Questions

Marks

Total Marks

Maximun words / page limits for

Full Course

Essay Questions

( 7 out of 10 )

7 x 10

70

600 words/ 5 pages for each

Question

Half a Course

Essay Questions

( 5 out of 7 )

5 x 7

35

300 words/ 3 pages for each

Question

PASSING MINIMUM FOR WRITTEN EXAMINATION

Each candidate who appears for the written examination in the first attempt shall be declared to have passed the Written Examination only if he or she secures not less than 50% in aggregate in each course with a minimum of 45% in the external examination in each full course and half a course. All other candidates shall be deemed to have failed in the Written Examination. A candidate who fails in one or more courses in the Written Examination shall be permitted to appear again only for those courses in which he/she failed.

REVALUATION / RETOTALLING / XEROX COPY OF ANSWER SCRIPTS

Candidates can apply for revaluation / retotalling / xerox copy of answer scripts to the Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University within 10 days after the publication of results by paying necessary fees prescribed by the University.

REAPPEARANCE FOR WRITTEN EXAMINATION

Each unsuccessful candidate shall be permitted to reappear for the written examinations within the next three consecutive academic years.

PRACTICAL EXAMINATION

Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University will conduct practical examination after the successful completion of 16 weeks of school internship in the second year. Practical examination shall be normally conducted three months prior to the commencement of written examination. A panel consisting of two external members (one Convener, one member) appointed by the University will examine the teaching competency of each candidate as mentioned in Part –A below and also his/ her practical works, records and instructional materials as mentioned in Part –B below.

PART- A

Marks

Activity No.

Assessment of Teaching  Competency

1.

Teaching Competency Level I

50

2.

Teaching Competency Level II

50

Total

100

PART- B

Activity No.

Assessment of Teaching  Competency

Marks

1.

Observation Record Level I

5

2.

Demonstration  Record  Level I

5

3.

Lesson Plan Record  Level I ( 30 lesson Plans)

20

4.

Instructional Materials Record Level I

10

5.

Test and Measurement Record  Level I

10

6.

Observation Record Level II

5

7.

Demonstration  Record  Level II

5

8.

Lesson Plan Record  Level II (30 lesson Plans)

20

9.

Instructional Materials Record Level II

10

10.

Test and Measurement Record  Level II

10

11.

Teaching Skills (Mini-teaching) Practice Record

10

12.

Visit to Innovative schools and Healthy Practices

5

13.

Students Portfolios / CCE Record

10

14.

Reflective Journal  - Diary

5

15.

Environmental Education Record

10

16.

Community based Engagement/ Skill Development Record

10

Total

150

Grand Total  (100 + 150)

250

PRACTICAL COMPONENTS IN THE FIRST YEAR 4-WEEK INTERNSHIP

  1. Lesson Plan Writing and Achievement Test Construction                       - 2 Weeks
  2. Teaching Skills Practice(Mini Teaching)                                                 - 1 Week
  3. Visit to Innovative Schools                                                                      - 1 Week       

                                                                                                                              ------------

                                                                                                                              4 weeks

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PRACTICAL COMPONENT IN THE SECOND YEAR 16-WEEK INTERNSHIP

  1. Observation of Regular class teacher in regular classroom                 - 1 Week
  2. Intensive teaching practice (Teaching 30 lessons,

lesson plan preparation, preparation of teaching-learning

materials, conducting test & measurement, knowing the

self / psychological tests, conduct of school assembly,

organization of PTA meeting, conducting case study)                             - 15 Weeks

                                                                                                                  ---------------

                                                                                                                     16 Marks

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PASSING MINIMUM FOR PRACTICAL EXAMINATION

Each candidate should apply for the practical examination in the first appearance. Candidates who have secured not less than 50% in each of the practical activities for which weightage is given shall be deemed to have passed in the practical examination. Others will be treated as unsuccessful candidates in the practical examination.

All the records related to the practical components should be made available to the duly appointed Practical Examination Board at the time of Practical Examination in the second year and their decision on the marks to be awarded shall be final.

REAPPEARANCE FOR PRACTICAL EXAMINATION

Each unsuccessful candidate shall be permitted to reappear for the practical examinations within the next three consecutive academic years in the main examinations only.

CLASSIFICATION OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES

A candidate shall be awarded the B.Ed. degree if he/she has passed both theory examination and the practical components. Successful candidates shall be classified as specified hereunder by taking into account of the marks secured in Theory and Practical Examination separately.

CLASSIFICATION FOR WRITTEN EXAMINATION

Percentage of Marks                                         Classification

                 50 to 59                                                             Second Class

                 60 to 74                                                             First Class

            75 and Above                                                        Distinction

CLASSIFICATION FOR PRACTICAL EXAMINATION

 

Percentage of marks                                       Classification

                 50 to 59                                                           Second class

                 60 to 74                                                           First class

           75 and Above                                                       Distinction

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