The Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.) programme is a four-year integrated
professional degree programme of Elementary Teacher Education offered after the senior
secondary (class XII) stage of school. This is a bilingual programme, conceptualized by the
Maulana Azad Centre for Elementary and Social Education (MACESE) of the Department of
Education, University of Delhi. Launched in the academic year 1994-95, the programme is an
attempt towards fulfilling the need for professionally qualified elementary school teachers.
B.El.Ed. is designed to integrate the study of subject knowledge, human development, and
pedagogical knowledge and communication skills. Both professional and academic options
are available to the students after graduating with a B.El.Ed. degree.
The B.El.Ed. Programme was established at IHE in 2004. In consonance with the vision for
the course, concerted efforts are directed at organizing workshops, seminars, talks by eminent
academicians on a regular basis for student enrichment. Interactions with resource persons
are organized by faculty members on a regular basis for different components of the
programme. Students from the department have been actively involved in inter-departmental
projects and research initiatives. IHE boasts of a committed faculty with a strong work ethic.
Besides a well-stocked library, the Resource Room of the Elementary Education department
at IHE has several resources in the form of children’s literature, books on specific subject
areas, teaching learning materials, films, documentaries and audio-visual resources.
Programme Learning Outcomes:
The B.El.Ed. programme aims to produce graduates of high caliber in the field of elementary
teacher education. The programme is intensive and focused to prepare teachers and attempts
are made to provide a supportive and stimulating environment. Given below are some of the
professional and academic options available for the B.El.Ed. graduates:
Teaching in elementary schools (Classes I to VIII): B.El.Ed. graduates are eligible for
appointment in MCD, NDMC, Sarvodaya Vidyalayas in Delhi, Kendriya Vidyalayas
and Navodaya Vidyalayas all across India and also in private schools.
Leading elementary school systems in various capacities like curriculum developers,
content designers etc.
Pursuing research in elementary education in the government and non-government
Pursuing post-graduate courses and research studies in education and related
Serving as teacher-educators in various State Institutes and University Departments/
Colleges offering training in elementary/ secondary education.