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


The B.Ed. curriculum is designed to integrate the study of subject knowledge, human development, pedagogical knowledge and communication skills. The programme comprises three broad curricular areas: Perspectives in Education, Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies and Engagement with the Field.


The courses under each of these curricular areas are based on a close reading of original writings, seminar/ term paper presentations and continuous engagement with the field. Transaction of the courses are done using a variety of approaches, such as, case studies, discussions on reflective journals, observations of children, and interactions with the community in multiple socio-cultural environments.


Information and Communication Technology (ICT), gender, yoga education and disability/inclusive education form an integral part of the B.Ed. curriculum. The programme consists of a theory component and a practicum 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 (1/2 Course)
  • Course 8       :      Knowledge and Curriculum
  • Course 10     :      Creating an Inclusive School (1/2 Course)


Courses in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies

  • Course 4       :      Language across the Curriculum (1/2 Course)
  • Course 5       :      Understanding Disciplines and Subjects
  • (1/2 Course)
  • Course 7 (a & b)          :      Pedagogy of a School Subject – Tamil & English
  • (1/2 Course) Course 9:      Assessment for Learning
  • Course 11     :      Optional Course (1/2 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

Teaching Practice and other Practical

Teaching practice as part of the training programme is arranged a two phases.


  1. i) Weekly Teaching (Block/Preliminary Teaching):

This is arranged either in St. Charles Hr.Sec.School Madurai or

other high or Hr.Sec.Schools by the Principal.

  1. ii) Intensive Teaching

Every student must undergo 16weeks of continuous teaching practice in a High School or Hr.Sec.School as directed by the College.


iii) Other Practicals

Every student must undertake a number of other practicals as

prescribed by the college to which necessary instructions would be given at the beginning of the academic year.


3) Courses on Enhancing Professional Capacities (EPC):

  1. i) Course EPC 1: Reading and Reflecting on Texts (1/2 Course)
  2. ii) Course EPC 2: Drama and Art in Education (1/2 Course)

iii) Course EPC 3: Critical Understanding of ICT (1/2 Course)

  1. iv) Course EPC 4: Understanding the Self (1/2 Course)


Tasks and Assignments – Distribution of Marks Theory Courses for First Year

Serial No. Course Name Marks for Theory Marks for
T & A
Course 1
Course 2
Course 3
Course 4
Course 5
Course 6
Course 7 (a)
Childhood and Growing Up Contemporary India and Education Learning and Teaching

Language across the Curriculum Understanding Disciplines and Subjects

Gender, School and Society Pedagogy of a School subject – Part I

























  Sub-Total 350 150 500



Engagement with the Field for First Year

[Courses on Enhancing Professional Capacities (EPC)]

Course EPC 1 Course EPC 2 Course EPC 3 Reading and Reflecting on Texts Drama and Art in Education Critical Understanding of ICT 50 Marks 50 Marks 50 Marks
  Sub-Total 150 Marks
  Grand 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].


Pedagogy of a School Subjects

  1. Pedagogy of Tamil 2. Pedagogy of English

3 . Pedagogy of Mathematics          4. Pedagogy of Physical Science

5 . Pedagogy of Biological Science  6. Pedagogy of History

  1. Pedagogy of Computer Science 8. Pedagogy of Commerce
  2. Pedagogy of Economics


Theory Courses for Second Year


Serial No.


Course Name


for Theory

Marks for

T & A



Course 7 (b)


Course 8

Course 9

Course 10

Course 11

Pedagogy of a School Subject – Part II (Content Mastery) Knowledge and Curriculum Assessment for Learning Creating an Inclusive School Optional Courses (Any one)

Yoga, Health and Physical Education

Environmental Education

Values and Peace Education




















Engagement with the Field (EPC) for Second Year

Courses of Enhancing , Professional Capacities (EPC)]



Understanding the Self School Internship 50 marks

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 assignments for each course

S.No. Type of Course Marks


Full course

Half a course

2 x 15 = 30

2 x 7.50 = 15

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


Practical Components in the First Year 4 week Internship

Lesson Plan Writing and Achevement                          –  2 weeks Test Construction

Teaching Skills Practice (Mini-teaching)                       –  1 week

Visit to Innovative Schools                                                           –  1 week


4 weeks


Practical Component in the Second Year 16 week Internship

Observation of Regular Class Teacher in                      –  1 week Regular Classroom

Intensive Teaching Practice (Teaching 30 lessons,

lesson plan preparation,

preparation of teaching – learning materials,

conducting test & measurement,                                 – 15 weeks

knowing the self/psychological tests, conduct of

school assembly, organization of PTA meeting,

conducting case study)


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.


Practical Examination

Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University conducts 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


Teaching Competency Level I Teaching Competency Level II 50


  Total 100
Part B
Activity No.          Assessment of Teaching Competency Marks
Observation Record Level I

Demonstration Record Level I

Lesson Plan Record Level I (30 lesson plans)

Instructional Materials Record Level I

Test and Measurement Record Level I

Observation Record Level II

Demonstration Record Level II

Lesson Plan Record Level II (30 lesson plans)

Instructional Materials Record Level II

Test and Measurement Record Level II

Teaching Skills (Mini-teaching) Practice Record

Visit to Innovative schools and Healthy Practices

Students Portfolios/ CCE Record

Reflective Journal – Diary

Environmental Education Record

Community based Engagement/ Skill Development Record

















Total 150
Grand Total (100 + 150) 250

Medium of Instruction

The candidates admitted into the B.Ed. course select the medium of instruction either as English or as Tamil. After the last date of admission, the name list along with the medium of instruction chosen by each candidate is submitted 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 is 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 is indicated in the B.Ed. course transfer certificate alone.


Reappearance for Practical components

Each unsuccessful candidate is permitted to reappear for the practicum components examination within the next three consecutive academic years.


Classification of successful candidates

A candidate shall be awarded the B.Ed., degree if she has passed both the theory component and the practical components.

Successful candidates shall be classified as specified hereunder by taking into account of their total marks secured both in Theory and Practical Examination separately.


Classification for Written Examination & for Practicum components

Percentage of Marks         Classification

50 to 59 %                          Second Class

60 to 74%                           First Class

75% and above                   Distinction


Overall Classification

Theory                                 Practical               Over all

I Class                                  I Class                   I Class

II Class                                 I Class                   II Class

I Class                                  II Class                  II Class

Distinction                          I Class                   I Class

I Class                                  Distinction           I Class

Distinction                          Distinction           Distinction