Teaching is widely regarded as a noble profession in our country, where teachers are revered as transmitters, inspirers, and promoters of man's eternal quest for knowledge. Teachers have always held a high place and reputation in society, due in part to the inborn teachers of ancient times who sacrificed their lives for teaching. Initially, only those individuals who possessed the inherent qualities to become effective teachers were accepted or permitted to teach. However, as the demand for good teachers increased with the expansion of the school system, a system of teacher training came into existence. Through teacher training, those desirous of entering the teaching profession are trained in teaching skills with perfection. This trend has continued with the rapid expansion of the field of teacher education in different dimensions, aimed at producing effective teachers.
Galgotias University's School of Education offers full-time, regular, and face-to-face undergraduate and postgraduate programs in education, including Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) and Master of Education (M.Ed.), respectively. These programs are being run in collaboration with other schools/departments of the university, such as Liberal Education, Basic and Applied Sciences, Commerce, Engineering and Technology, Nursing, Media and Mass Communication, etc., as required by the National Education Policy (NEP)-2020. The university also offers a Ph.D. in Education program for research and development. The B.Ed. and M.Ed. programs are duly recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) under its Regulations of 2014.
The B.Ed. program is a pre-service professional teacher education program that prepares school teachers from primary to senior secondary level classes. The M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Education programs are aimed at developing teacher educators, researchers, and professionals for effective participation in educational activities in different areas. The School of Education is set up with the objectives of providing excellence in the preparation of teachers, teacher educators, education professionals, and researchers. The quality of the pupil-teacher is determined by the quality of education, knowledge, attitudes, values, and experiences provided during the teacher training program. Teachers play a significant role in any society as they build the foundation of a sound nation, and the School of Education is dedicated to providing innovative and high-quality opportunities to our students.
According to the National Education Policy - 2020, "teacher education is vital in creating a pool of schoolteachers that will shape the next generation. Teacher preparation is an activity that requires multidisciplinary perspectives and knowledge, formation of dispositions and values, and development of practice under the best mentors. Teachers must be grounded in Indian values, languages, knowledge, ethos, and traditions, including tribal traditions, while also being well-versed in the latest advances in education and pedagogy."
The programs offered at the School of Education are rigorous, comprehensive, and deal with the practical realities of the students' career. The school has modern classrooms, seminar halls, different resource centers, a good collection of books in the library, and other advantages of Galgotias University. The School and University conduct different curricular and co-curricular activities, and a tutor-ward (mentor) system is being followed, in which the faculty takes care of the students at a personal level to cater to the diverse learning needs of the students. Long sessions of pre-practice teaching (preparatory teaching, microteaching, integrated lessons, and simulated teaching), demonstration lessons, practice of teaching, and school internship are conducted to help B.Ed. student-teachers develop their teaching skills and understanding of concerned teaching pedagogies. Much emphasis is laid on achieving excellence in academics, sporting, cultural, and recreational activities, and a conscious effort is made to instill values in the generation next.