D.El.Ed. course is technically an elementary teacher training course. Diploma in Elementary Education is similar to D.Ed. (Diploma in Education), JBT, D.T.Ed. (Diploma in Teachers Education) and ETT (Elementary Teacher Training) courses. D.El.Ed., JBT, D.Ed., D.T.Ed. and ETT courses have similar syllabus and course structure. These courses also offer similar job opportunities.
After completing 2 years long academic program, D.El.Ed. professionals become eligible to work at elementary level schools and similar educational institutes imparting elementary education. This teacher training course suits those who want to teach at lower (elementary) level schools.
It aims to prepare teachers for the elementary stage of education, i.e. classes I to VIII. The aim of elementary education is to fulfill the basic learning needs of all children in an inclusive school environment bridging social and gender gaps with the active participation of the community.
The elementary teacher education programme carries different nomenclatures such as BTC, J.B.T, D.Ed. and (Diploma in Education). Henceforth, the nomenclature of the programme shall be the same across all states and it shall be referred to as the Diploma in Elementary Education'(D.EI.Ed).
(a) Candidates with at least 50% marks in the higher secondary (+2) or its equivalent examination are eligible for admission.
(b) The reservation and relaxation in marks for SClST/OBC/PWD and other categories shall be as per the rules of the Central Government / State Goverrment whichever is applicable.