NCTE invites applications for 4-year Integrated Teacher Education Programme

The multidisciplinary central, state govt universities will be able to submit online applications for being recognized for 4-year ITEP from May 1 to 31.

NCTE invites applications for 4-year Integrated Teacher Education Programme ITEP admission will be carried out by the NTA through the National Common Entrance Test (NCET) (Representative image)
Anu Parthiban | May 1, 2022 - 6:15 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) invites online application for the 4-year Integrated Teacher Education Programmes (ITEP) for academic session 2023-24. ITEP is a dual-major holistic bachelor’s degree offering BA BEd/ BSc, BEd and BCom, BEd.

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It is one of the major mandates of the National Education Policy 2020 related to teacher education. It will be offered in pilot mode initially in multidisciplinary central, state government universities across the country. Admission for the integrated programme will be carried out by the National Testing Agency (NTA) through the National Common Entrance Test (NCET).

The multidisciplinary central, state government universities will be able to submit the online application for being recognized for the 4-year ITEP from May 1 to 31, 2022 till 11:59 PM.

In an official statement, the ministry of education said, “NCTE has devised the curriculum for this course as per NEP 2020 in such a way that it enables a student-teacher to get a degree in education as well as a specialized discipline such as history, mathematics, science, arts, economics, or commerce.”

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“ITEP will not only impart cutting-edge pedagogy but will also establish a foundation in early childhood care and education (ECCE), foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN), inclusive education, and an understanding of India and its values/ethos/art/traditions, among others,” it said.

The 4-year ITEP will be available for all students who choose teaching as a profession after secondary. This integrated course will benefit students as they will save one year by finishing it in four years rather than the customary five years required by the present BEd plan.

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“The ITEP course will contribute substantially to the revitalization of the whole teacher education sector. The prospective teachers passing out of this course through a multi-disciplinary environment, grounded in Indian values and traditions will be instilled with the needs of 21st century on global standards, and hence will be largely helpful in shaping the future of New India,” the ministry added.


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