The Indian education system has witnessed a drastic transformation over the past few years especially during the pandemic situation. From conventional classroom teaching-learning, the trend of education has shifted towards digital teaching-learning with the aim to transform our nation into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. While education plays a critical role in this transformation, technology, in return, plays an important role in improving educational processes and outcomes. It is expected that in near future, education will flourish leaps and bounds with effective and judicious use of ICT. Teachers must use educational technology for making teaching-learning process more interesting, creative and effective. Thus, today’s teachers need to be equipped not only with content knowledge but also with the skills, strategies, confidence and attitude required to transform usual classrooms into digital learning classrooms of 21st century. With this motive, the Faculty of Education established in 2016, is dedicated towards preparing teachers and teacher educators to play a proactive role in bringing positive transformation in education and society by enhancing quality of education in schools and higher educational institutions.
WHY TEACHER TRAINING AT SGT UNIVERSITY
- At the Faculty of Education, students are given teacher training which is professionally oriented, competency-based, and in tune with practical and field-based activities.
- Highly qualified and experienced faculty members with PhD degree from renowned Central Universities of India.
- Bilingual medium of instructions and examinations is used to cater to educational needs of students from both rural and urban areas.
- Blended learning method is used to streamline teaching-learning both on- and off-the campus.
- Inter-disciplinary teaching-learning approach is adopted to provide experiences from diverse faculties such as Behavioral Sciences, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences and Centre for Languages and Communication (CLC).
- One entire semester in dedicated to Internship to provide rigorous teacher training to students.
- Tie-ups with reputed International schools of Gurgaon and Delhi for teaching internship with ample scope of placements within same schools.
- Field exposure through visits, workshops, seminars, expert lectures, and conferences.
- Strong emphasis on professional training and holistic personality development to provide ample opportunities for placements as well as to promote research and development.
B.Ed. & M.Ed. INTERNSHIP
Internship in B.Ed. is organized in three phases:
The Pre-Internship takes place for a duration of three weeks in which teacher trainees are taught about various micro-teaching skills, lesson planning, test construction, preparation of micro-lesson and mega-lesson plans, and teaching demonstration by experts/supervising teacher followed by simulated teaching by teacher trainees.
The Internship takes place for a duration of 16 weeks in an affiliated school. During this period teacher trainees are attached to a school and he/she undertakes duties as assigned to him/her by the Head Master/Principal of the school in all school related activities. Teacher trainees perform duties during internship like: prepare lesson plans in two school subjects and deliver at least 40 lessons in each subject (40+40=80 lessons); perform student assessment through tests; observation of peer teaching (10 in each school subject; preparation of teaching learning aids; preparation of time-table; review of school text book; organize and participate in morning assembly, literary and cultural activities, exhibitions, excursions and field trip, quiz, games and sports; remedial teaching; PTA/SMC meetings; maintenance of various school records; conduct guidance and counseling sessions; maintenance of school library and laboratory; and maintaining a daily reflective diary.
During the Post-Internship phase, teacher trainees prepare and present brief report on their internship experiences and prepare an action research report based on the immediate problems related to student learning and their plausible solutions.
Internship in M.Ed. is organized in a teacher education/ educational research institution. During the internship, prospective teacher educators teach B.Ed. students and perform all the academic and administrative duties assigned by the institutional authorities. Other than these, they also observe and supervise the teaching internship of B.Ed. students.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
SGT University has taken various research initiatives over the years to mobilize the available knowledge resources for research and also to come up strongly with innovative solutions. All the research centers of SGT University function in a cooperative manner to identify and initiate applied as well as cross-disciplinary research projects to promote collaborative research and development. Our faculty members are also in the process of submission of research proposals to various government and educational funding agencies and NGOs to yield an appropriate research synergy.
PLACEMENTS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Students of our faculty are in demand across the country with high percent of placements in various educational institutions. The courses of our Faculty provide a variety of career options to choose from. Some are listed below:
- School Teacher
- Content Writer
- Social Worker
- E-Teacher/ Tutor
- Teacher Educator
- PGT Teacher
- Vice Principal
- Academic Auditor
- Institutional Effectiveness Officer
- Accreditation Officer
- Quality Assurance Officer
- School Manager
- Measurement and Evaluation Expert
- Research Assistant
- Assistant Professor
- Research Associate
- Post-Doctoral Fellow
- Project Fellow
STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Our faculty regularly organizes workshops, seminars & expert lectures to keep students in-tune with recent developments in the field of education. One such expert talk was organized in December, 2020 on the topic “Role of Technology in Education” addressed by Prof. (Dr.) Ahrar Hussain, IASE, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Our faculty gives ample scope to students to actively participate in various co-curricular activities within and outside the University. One of our B.Ed. students won 2nd prize for Mehendi Competition in Diwali Fest at SGT University in 2019. A Nukkad Natak on ‘Covid Awareness’ was performed by our B.Ed. students in Basant Fest at SGT University in 2021.
Our students have also appeared in national level competitive examinations and have brought laurels to our Department. Six students of B.Ed. and one student of M.Ed. have qualified Central Teachers’ Eligibility Test (CTET) in January 2021.
Community Living Service gives students an opportunity to serve the community in teaching, preparing school development plans, sharing cultural practices, holding cultural programs and gaining community perceptions for their betterment. Our students perform various scholastic and co-scholastic activities in an NGO associated with education. Our students have worked with NGOs like PRAYAS (Saket, Delhi), SEWA (Najafgarh, Delhi), DREAM GIRL FOUNDATION (Gurugram), LITERACY INDIA (Chawla, Delhi), MAXVISION EDUCATION CENTRE (Gurugram) etc.
SYNERGY by SGT University is the annual Science, Technology & Innovation Confluence. It started in 2017 with the aim of providing a platform for the students to develop and showcase their technical powers. SYNERGY has now grown into India’s one of the largest Science, Technology & Innovation Confluence. It is a grand three-day event on the campus which attracts over 20,000 visitors from Haryana & NCR including students, members of academia, industry professionals and professional bodies.
DETAILS OF COURSES OFFERED
All courses offered in Faculty of Education are approved by UGC and NCTE.
Bachelor of Education
2 years (4
Bachelor’s Degree and/ or Master’s Degree in Sciences/ Social Sciences/ Humanities with at least 50% marks
Bachelor’s in Engineering/ Technology with specialization in Science and Mathematics with at least 55% marks
Master of Education
2 years (4
B.Ed./ B.A.–B.Ed./ B.Sc.–B.Ed./ B.El.Ed./ D.El.Ed. (with Undergraduate Degree) with at least 50% marks
Doctor of Philosophy (Education)
As per UGC norms
PG in Education/ Special Education with 55% marks