Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.EL.ED)
The Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.) program is a four-year integrated professional degree program of Elementary Teacher Education offered after the senior secondary (class XII) stage of school. This programme is a bilingual programme. Conceptualized by the Maulana Azad Centre for Elementary and Social Education (MACESE) of the Department of Education, University of Delhi. Launched in the academic year 1994-95, the program is an attempt towards fulfilling the need for professionally qualified elementary school teachers. B.El.Ed. is designed to integrate the study of subject knowledge, human development, pedagogical knowledge and communication skills. Both professional and academic options are available to the students who graduate with a B.El.Ed. degree.
The introduction of the B.El.Ed. program in undergraduate colleges of the University of Delhi marks a move towards the creation of a cadre of Elementary Education professionals – a long-awaited promise, beginning with the conception of the Central Institute of Education in 1947. Through the B.El.Ed. the program, concerns of elementary education have been integrated into the University system with Delhi University taking the lead. It has also upgraded the professional status of the elementary school teacher by providing for a University degree for elementary education. At present, the program is being offered in eight women colleges of the University of Delhi.
(A) Candidates seeking admission to the Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.) program must have passed the Class XII examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or any other Board recognised as equivalent to the CBSE with at least 55% marks in the aggregate and 50% marks in each of the following four subjects :
(i) one from List A and three from List B
(ii) one from List A, two from List B and one from List C.