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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 4: Gender, School and Society (1/2 Course)
Course 5: Gender, School and Society (1/2 Course)
Course 6: Creating an Inclusive School (1/2 Course)

COURSES IN CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGIC STUDIES

Course 1: Language across the Curriculum (1/2 Course)
Course 2: Understanding Disciplines and Subjects (1/2 Course)
Course 3 (a&b): Pedagogy of a School Subject (1/2 Courses)
Course 4: Gender, School and Society (1/2 Course)
Course 5: Assessment for Learning
Course 6: Optional Course (1/2 Course)

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


Theory Courses for First Year
Serial No. Course Name Marks for Theory Marks for T&A Sub-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 70 30 100
Course 5 Understanding Disciplines and Subjects 70 30 100
Course 6 Gender, School and Society 70 30 100
Course 7(a) Pedagogy of a School subject-Part-I 70 30 100
Total 350 150 500
Engagement with the Field for First Year
[Courses on Enhancing Professional Capacities (EPC)]
Course EPC 1 Reading and Reflecting on Texts 50 Marks
Course EPC 2 Drama and Art in Education 50 Marks
Course EPC 3 Critical Understanding of ICT 50 Marks
Sub - Total 150 Marks
Grand Total (500+150) 150 Marks

Courses on Enhancing Professional Capacities (EPC):

i) Course EPC 1: Reading and Reflecting on Texts (1/2 Course) ii) Course EPC 2: Drama and Art in Education (1/2 Course) iii) Course EPC 3: Critical Understanding of ICT (1/2 Course) iv) Course EPC 4: Understanding the Self (1/2 Course)

ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE COURSES AND DISTRIBUTION OF 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 7(b) Pedagogy of a School Subject - Part II (Content Mastery) 70 30 100
Course 8 Knowledge and Curriculum 70 30 100
Course 9 Assessment for Learning 70 30 100
Course 10 Creating an Inclusive School 70 30 100
Course 11 Optional Courses: (Any one ) 1.Yoga, Health and Physical Education 2. Environmental
Education 3. Values and Peace Education
70 30 100
Sub -Total 350 150 500
Engagement with the Field (EPC) for Second Year
Courses on Enhancing Professional Capacities (EPC)
Course EPC 4 Understanding the Self 50 Marks
School Internship 250 Marks
Grand Total 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.

ATTENDANCE

Each candidate whose admission is approved by Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University should gain 85% (i.e., 170 days) of attendance, failing which they will not be permitted to appear for the B.Ed. degree examination. However, as per the decision of the Syndicate of Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University in its meeting held on 10.08.2010 candidates who are able to gain attendance only upto 75% on medical ground, will be permitted to appear for the examination after getting condonation of attendance, adhering to the norms of Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University.

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 hours 30 mins for half a course. The questions and allotment of marks are as described below:

Type of Course Type of Questions Marks Total Marks Maximum word / page limits for each question
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
Activity No. Assessment of Teaching Competency Marks
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


PRACTICAL COMPONENT IN THE SECOND YEAR 16-WEEK INTERNSHIP


1 Observation
of Regular Class Teacher in Regular Classroom
1-weeks
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-week
16-weeks

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