The Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.) programme is a four-year integrated professional degree programme of Elementary Teacher Education offered after the senior secondary (class XII) stage of school. This 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 programme 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.programme in undergraduate colleges of the University of Delhi marks a move towards 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.programme, 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 programme is being offered in eight women colleges of the University of Delhi.
B.El.Ed. Admission 2014
For the reference of students desirous of taking admission in DU CIE B.El.Ed., admission details have been provided here. The dates, eligibility, instructions, reservation of seats and such details are expected to remain same as last year. For your reference, complete admission procedure has been given here. Please note that we are updating details here as per official notification from DU in this regard. In May 2014, the final DU CIE B.El.Ed. brochure is expected to be available. Candidates are advised to visit the page again to know the final details of admission.
Central Institute of Education (CIE), also known as the Department of Education of the University of Delhi, was perhaps the first major institute of professional learning and research in Education that was established just after independence. The first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and his Education Minister, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad took considerable interest in the establishment of CIE in 1947 and its activities and progress in those early years. Maulana Azad visualized the function of CIE not merely to “turn out teachers who will be “model teachers”, but to evolve into “a research centre for solving new educational problems of the country”. Maulana envisioned that CIE would grow into “a beacon light for teacher training institutes of the country”. Over these past decades, CIE has attempted to work towards this vision. Moreover, at this juncture, when the nation has introduced the Right to Education Act and a National Curricular Framework for Teacher Education, but is grappling with how it will prepare a vast cadre of teachers who can ensure quality with equity, CIE will need to brace itself to address this challenge.
Recognised as an Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE) and having established the Maulana Azad Centre for Elementary and Social Education (MACESE), CIE has developed and conducted several academic programmes.