Academic Programmes

St.Francis educational institutions offers teacher training courses.


Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) is a course offered for those interested in pursuing a career in teaching. The B.Ed. degree is mandatory for teaching at the secondary (classes 9 and 10) and higher secondary (10+2 or classes 11 and 12). The minimum qualification required for entry into B.Ed. course is Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.). While students from the Arts stream are trained to teach subjects like History, Civics, Geography, and languages, the students from the Science stream are trained to teach Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

The duration of the course is two years. After B.Ed., students can pursue Master of Education (M.Ed.) in any Indian university or teacher-training institutes offering the course. The National Council for Teacher Education is the statutory body which regulating teacher training courses in India.


Dimploma in Elementary Education (D.Ed)

The Diploma in Elementary Education (D.EI.Ed) is a two year professional program of teacher education. It aims to prepare teachers for the elementary stage of education, i.e. classes Ito 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 is the same across all states and it is referred to as the ‘Diploma in Elementary Education'(D.EI.Ed).

Master of Education (M.Ed)

M.Ed stands for ‘Master of Education‘. It is a Postgraduate Academic Master Degree Course. It is normally a 2 years program with 2 Semesters, however some institutes offer a 1 year Regular M.Ed. course. The minimum period of passing the course is 2 years and the maximum is 4 years. This period duration may vary from institute to institute. Master of Education Course can be pursued either as a Regular Course or through Correspondence/Distance Education Mode. The correspondence course is of 1 year duration. Masters Degree in Education is available in various subjects. Masters in Education Programs involves instruction, counselling, and administration. It is especially meant for educators preferring to advance their skills in the field. Masters Degree in Education is provided all over India in various Universities. Master of Education course is offered at most of the District Institute of Education  Training (DIET) centers across India. M.Ed. is mainly offered by institutions that are recognized by National Council of Teacher Education, New Delhi.