D.el.ed refers to the Diploma course in Elementary Education. It is a 2-year full-time diploma course focused on training teachers for primary level teaching. The course is designed to enhance and improve educational techniques and introduce new teaching methods.
The course is pursued either by classroom training or through distance learning. It covers the teaching methods for young children, i.e., from ages 6 to 14 years. It aims to provide both: classroom training and practical training (internships).
The eligibility criteria for D.el.ed is creative thinking, good communication skills, patience, and the aptitude to teach the students.
For admission, the candidate needs to clear an entrance exam followed by an interview. The state board conducts the entrance exam once a year. The admission is given based on marks obtained by the candidate and the performance in the interview.
After completing the D.el.ed, the candidate can apply in the private school, government school, coaching center, online coaching institutes, private tuition classes, etc. Teacher education is extremely important so that they can stay updated and upskilled.
They can also take up the job as a librarian, counsellor, educator, or content writer. Apart from that, if the candidate wants, they can pursue B.Ed or go for a full-time teaching job.