Telugu is a Dravidian language that is considered the official language of the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is the only other language other than Hindi and Bengali that is considered the official language in more than one state. A career as a Telugu teacher might not seem enticing at first, but that is because you might not know the scope of the same.
Telugu is the most widely spoken language in South India and is also the third most spoken language in the Indian subcontinent. In addition, if you think Telugu only has scope in India, you would be wrong because Telugu is the fastest growing language in the United States of America with an 86% increase in Telugu speakers in the span of 7 years from 2010 to 2017. Telugu is also a recognized linguistic minority in South Africa and is a protected language in the country. So pursuing a career as a Telugu teacher is not that bad at all.
To be a Telugu teacher, the candidate must have done a bachelor of arts in Telugu as well as a B. Ed degree in the same. Bachelor of Education in Telugu is a two-year course that can be taken up in regular and in correspondence mode, as a correspondence course or just online. The students who want to take up a Telugu B. Ed course must have the basic eligibility – they need to have completed their school education as well as graduated with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Telugu from any recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks in the language. They can also pursue M. Ed in the same if they secure the bachelor’s degree successfully, which will allow them to teach in high school. Candidates can take admission by giving the entrance tests of the respective university if required or simply according to their merits.
However, B. Ed is not the only way you can be a teacher. Click here to read about 10 teacher training programs that can help you become a teacher.