Teaching makes for one of the world's noblest of professions, if not the most. Explore this article to know what it takes to build a successful career as a teacher.

Courses In Teaching

“The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate "apparently ordinary" people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people,” said K. Patricia Cross, a prominent American scholar. This only explains why teaching is such a noble profession. In a world full of people determined to walk down beaten career paths, a very few choose to think out-of-the-box and pursue a career in teaching. While becoming an engineer, businessman, sales manager, doctor, copywriter, investment banker, or even joining the Army can be challenging and fun, there still is nothing like teaching. In fact, if you look at it from a teacher’s point of view, every great man or woman owes a part of his or her success to at least one teacher. A good teacher not only turns students into an expert in the subject taught, but also shapes the individual into a person capable of taking on life’s toughest challenges. An ideal teacher requires wisdom, patience, intelligence, confidence, effective communication skills, friendliness, diplomacy and last but not the least a serious passion for the subjects to be taught. Make a move and read on to know more about what it takes to be eligible for a course in teaching, the career prospects and the institutes offering courses in teaching.
Teaching Courses 

There are at present a large number of courses in teaching. However, each course depends on the class or age of students the particular individual wants to teach. For example in order to teach at the nursery level, an individual has to opt for a course that makes the same a possibility. For a nursery level teaching course it is sufficient for an individual to be done with a 10+2 or an equivalent from a recognized Board. For classes above the nursery level, individuals will have to take up yet another course for which it is again enough that they be done with a 10+2 or an equivalent. For those individuals desiring to teach at the high school level, it is a must to do a B.Ed., for which an individual has to be a graduate. For those individuals desiring to teach at colleges and universities, a postgraduate degree or a doctoral degree is a must. The eligibility criterion for these courses will depend on the respective university and the postgraduate degree. 

Details Of The Course
Courses in teaching will aim to educate students on the nuances of teaching. The courses will focus on helping students to develop what it takes to become a teacher. Attention will be given to understanding the psychology of kids and young adults, developing effective communication skills, patience and various methods of teaching. Advanced courses in teaching will dwell more on matters of importance than basic courses. 

Career Prospects
Without the question of doubt, a career in teaching can almost guarantee a respectable job for an individual and the means to earn a decent living too. Teachers depending on their educational qualifications and skills can find jobs in schools, colleges and universities. Generally, the more qualified a teacher is and more the years of experience, the more the chances of earning handsome pay packages. However, it must be mentioned here that a career in teaching does not pay as much a career in most other disciplines. People however opt for a career in teaching, because hardly any other job profile can be as gratifying as that of a teacher’s. 

Some Of The Institutes Offering Courses In Teaching
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University, India
  • Aligarh Muslim University, India
  • Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Adhyapak Vidyalaya Junior College of Education, Mumbai, India
  • Adarsh Vidya Mandir P.G. College of Education, Jaipur, India
  • Himachal Pradesh University, Himachal Pradesh, India  
  • Jamia Milia Islamia University, Delhi, India  
  • National Council of Teacher Education, Delhi, India
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, India

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