Teaching as a profession ennobles an individual like no other career as education hones the mental capabilities of any person and plays a vital role in human advancement towards an organized society. Teachers not only groom their students to excel in a particular field, but also sow the seed of responsibility and character in the young minds so that they can develop as better citizens and great ambassadors of the country. Confidence, wisdom, patience, intelligence, friendliness, amicability, communication skills and passion for subject are the chief qualities of a good teacher. Teaching boasts of several area of specialization. Teaching jobs require a degree of vocational dedication and commitment to people that isn’t required to the same extent in all careers. In return for that dedication, many educators derive a great deal of satisfaction from their teaching jobs and from helping others.
Courses and eligibility:
Courses in the field of teaching may vary according to different levels of teaching. In order to teach at the nursery level, one has to study Nursery Teacher Training (NTT) program after having successfully completed 10+2 examination from any recognized board. For the middle level, one has to pursue Teachers Training Certificate (TTC), which requires passing 12th standard. A candidate should pursue a Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) degree if he/she wants to be a teacher in high school. As far as colleges and universities are concerned, to become a lecturer, one has to complete his/her postgraduate degree or Doctoral degree and qualify the National Eligibility Test (NET), which is conducted by University Grants Commission (UGC).
Teachers can join any of the educational institutes in both public and private sector, after acquiring the desired skills and qualifications. Depending upon the educational qualification and skills, teachers can work as specialists in the field of adult Literacy, remedial and self-enrichment education or become professors of colleges and universities, teachers of preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools, tuition teachers, teachers of performing arts such as music, dance or teachers of defense techniques and martial arts. Teachers can opt to create their own online teaching job and can tailor their job as they wish, within educational requirements.
Primary or junior level teachers can get around Rs 5000 - Rs9000 per month. The high school or senior school teachers can draw a salary ranging between Rs 15000 and Rs20000 per month. The salary of college and university professors may range around Rs25000 - Rs35000 per month. The salary would be higher with experience.
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