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The teacher interacts with students of different ages, skills, and learning difficulties. Pedagogical instruction assesses the level of students about certain skills. To understand the pedagogy of students, differentiated instruction and supervision must be used.

What Does A Teacher Do?

  • Lead and advise students on adjustment problems, academic problems or special academic interests.

  • Meet with others to plan lessons to promote learning according to approved curricula. Maintain records of students as required by laws, district guidelines, and administrative regulations.

  • Organize activities for a balanced program of teaching, demonstration, and work hours. This allows students to observe, ask questions, and do research.

  • Teach students individually and in groups using different teaching methods.

  • Prepare students for later grades. Encourage them to explore learning opportunities and tackle challenging tasks.

  • Provide resources that children can use to engage in learning and imaginative play.

  • Prepare for the assigned lessons. Upon request from the direct supervisors, provide written proof of preparation.

  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops. These enhance professional skills.

  • Work with others to develop, check, and revise primary school programs. Organize class projects, field trips, guest speaker visits, or other experience-based activities. Introduce students to learning from these activities.

  • Organize and lead activities to promote development.

  • Supervise students in the use and care of equipment and materials to avoid injury and damage.

  • Prepare goals and outlines for courses that meet curriculum guidelines.

  • Teach through lectures, discussions and demonstrations. Establish and enforce rules of conduct and procedures to maintain order among students.

  • Conduct standardized ability and performance tests. Interpret the results to determine student strengths and needs. 

  • Do administrative tasks such as

    • supporting school libraries

    • monitoring halls and cafeterias

    • loading and unloading buses

  • Provide disabled students with tools, assistive technologies and help to access facilities.

How To Become A Teacher?

Eligibility (All Streams)

  • Being a teacher requires you to have penultimate expertise over the discipline that you aim to teach. So, you should ideally be well-read about the subject you want to teach. The eligibility is to at least have a bachelor’s degree.

  • School/ College/ Higher Education The college/higher education lectureship is obtained by passing the UGC NET, an examination conducted by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

  • To teach in schools, you will need to complete a BEd degree from a recognised institution

Scope and Growth opportunities

  • In almost all countries, teachers are trained at a university or college. In many countries, elementary school qualification is obtained after graduation.

  • The relationship between children and their teachers is usually closer in elementary school. Teacher plays the role of tutors, subject teachers and substitutes parents throughout the day.

  • Auxiliary teachers are additional teachers who support the primary school teacher. There are different methods around the world. Each has its formal programs that define roles and responsibilities.

  • Some schools use teaching assistants who are not considered fully qualified teachers. They are led by teachers but who can independently supervise and teach groups of pupils.

Top BEd Colleges in India

  • K.J. Somaiya Comprehensive College of Education, Training and Research

  • Bombay Teachers Training College Mumbai

  • Lady Irwin College, Delhi

  • Andhra University

  • SNDT Women's University

  • Government College of Education

  • D.M.College of Teacher Education

  • Kirorimal College of Education

  • St. Xavier's College of Education

  • D.M.College of Teacher Education

  • Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi

How much a Teacher makes in India?

The salary of teachers varies depending on the level and the type of setting you to teach. It depends on whether you are a government school teacher, a government college professor or a private school teacher/university professor etc. The following links provide a deep insight into it. 

  • Average Salary for a Teacher in India is Rs 301,076/yr

  • The average salary of a Teacher with less than 1 year of experience is Rs 209,712/yr

  • The average salary of a Teacher 1-4 years of experience is Rs 288,486/yr

  • At Senior level (5-9 years of experience) a Teacher in India makes Rs 304,336 /yr

  • And with 10-19 years of experience, Teacher in India makes Rs 413,564/yr

Trained graduate school teachers will become around Rs. 29,900 – Rs. 1,04,400 (Basic) along with grade pay of Rs. 13,800. This will make the entry net salary of the teachers around Rs. 51, 420.

What are the Books and Study material available?

  • The teaching of Life Science Book

  • The teaching of Social Studies Book

  • The teaching of Physical Science Book

  • B.Ed. Entrance Exam Guide (Popular Master Guide)

  • B.Ed. Entrance Guide For Science 2020

  • Study Package B.Ed Entrance Examination

Interesting Facts

Savitribai Phule was an Indian social reformer, educationalist, and poet from Maharashtra. She is considered the first women teacher in India.