BED : Bachelor's Degree in Education

Since 1996 Tribhuvan Unviersity (TU) has been implementing three-year Bachelor programmes with annual examination system in Faculties of Education, Management and Humanities and Social Sciences and Institute of Science and Technology. Recently, duration of Bachelor programmes in those faculties and institute has been made four years by adding one more year. In conformity with this, Faculty of Education (FoE) is going to introduce four-year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) with two specialization subject areas (specialization major and specialization minor subject) in 2072 BS instead of offering single specialization area like in three-year B.Ed.

Accordingly, students of four-year BEd. programme will have to study one subject area as specialization major and the next as specialization minor area selecting from among Nepali Education, English Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education (physical science), Health and Physical Education, Population Education, History Education, Geography Education, Economics Education, and Political Science Education. Students may also study one of the courses from among Science Education (Biological Science), Health Education, Physical Education, vocational education, Primary Education, Early Childhood Development Education, Non-formal Education and Education Management as specialization minor.

Four-year B.Ed. with annual examination system is a professional as well as academic programme designed for preparing competent teachers who can teach two subjects at secondary level.

Eligibility

Students who have completed 10+2 or equivalent examinations securing minimum ‘D+’ grade in all subjects of Grade 11 and 12 are eligible to enroll in B.Ed program of Tribhuvan University.

Or,

Students with Higher Secondary Education Examination Pass Certificate (HSEEPC, hereafter only HSE) or Proficiency Certificate Level of Tribhuvan University (PCL) or equivalent to HSE/grade 12 pass are eligible for the admission in B.Ed programme. In addition, they need other requirements for the admission in different major subject specialization areas which are as follows:

  1. Nepali Education
    • HSE / Grade 12 pass or PCL with Nepali major with at least 200 marks
  2. English Education
    • HSE / Grade 12 pass or PCL with English or Linguistics major
    • HSE / Grade 12 pass or PCL with 50% marks in General English Or
    • Candidates with HSE / Grade 12 pass or PCL must secure 50% marks in the Entrance Examination conducted by the respective department of the campuses
  3. Mathematics Education
    • HSE / Grade 12 pass or PCL with Mathematics Major containing at least 200 marks
  4. Science Education
    • HSE / Grade 12 pass or PCL with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects with at least 100 full marks in each subject
  5. Health and Physical Education
    • HSE / Grade 12 pass or PCL with Health & Physical Education or
    • HSE / Grade 12 pass or PCL with Science or Population or Home Science or Nursing and any other subjects.
    • HSE / Grade 12 pass or PCL without health and physical education background must pass the physical fitness related entrance test conducted by the respective department of the campuses.
    • The candidate without physical disability will be eligible to study health and physical education.
  6. Population Education
    • HSE / Grade 12 pass or PCL with Population Studies or Geography or Economics or Health and Physical Education or Community Health or Science or Mathematics or Home Science or Civics or Social Service or Nursing or Commerce.

Eligibility for selecting minor subject

Except science education minor (Biology), minor subjects areas are opened for all students irrespective of their previous study areas in Grade 11 and 12 or PCL. Only those students who are majoring physical science can select biology minor. Students are required to select minor subject areas that should be different from their major subject areas.

Curricular structure

Each student must pass 22 courses to earn Four-Year B.Ed.. These courses are divided into four major groups ˗ group ‘A’ with Communication Skills; group ‘B’ with Professional Cores Areas; group ‘C’ with Specialization Major Courses and group ‘D’ with Specialization Minor Courses. Group ‘E’ includes Teaching Practice/Practicum.

Group of CoursesNo. of coursesFull MarksFirst YearSecond YearThird YearFourth Year
Group A: Communication skills2200200
Group B: Professional Core Areas4400100100100100(Elective)
Group C: Specialization Major101000200300300200
Group D: Specialization Minor5500100200100100
Group E: Teaching Internship/Practicum1100100
Total222200600600500500

Course Titles

Course titles under each group are given below:
Group A: Communication Skills

  • General Nepali
  • General English

Group B: Professional Core Courses

  • Philosophical and Sociological Foundations of Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Curriculum and Evaluation

Group C: Specialization Major

Students are required to select one of the following specialization areas with 10 courses in each area considering entry requirement.

  • Nepali Language Education
  • English Language Education
  • Math Education
  • Science Education
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Population Education

Group D: Specialization Minor

Students are required to select one of the following specialization areas with 5 courses. But it should be different from specialization major. For example, a student majoring Nepali cannot select Nepali as minor. Specially, student majoring Science Education (Physical Science) must select biology as minor subject.

  • Nepali Language Education
  • English Language Education
  • Math Education
  • Health Education
  • Science Education
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Population Education
  • Physical Education

Course Cycle

Course offered in first, second, third and fourth years are presented below:

Courses offered in the First Year

Courses offered in the Second Year

Courses offered in the Third Year

Courses offered in the Fourth Year

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