Our undergraduate dual degree programme (BScBEd) is a four-year residential bachelors programme in science with a BEd certification to teach science. It will equip you to have a thorough grip on disciplinary knowledge in science, along with a sound theoretical and practical understanding of how to teach.
Teaching is a rewarding profession like no other. Preparing to be teachers requires engaging with relevant academic study, learning from meaningful school-based experiences, and systematic support in the initial professional years of being a teacher.
Our BSc BEd programme is thoughtfully designed considering all these components, where we ensure a variety of courses on perspectives, pedagogy and practice, with the highlight being a school teaching internship. This would give you the chance to explore and hone your capacities as a teacher in a real-world classroom from schools in underserved parts of the country.
We also actively support our alumni who have become teachers, especially in their initial years of teaching.
Who should join us?
This programme is unique in its design and aimed at making you an outstanding science educator. The knowledge, capacities, and dispositions acquired in both the education and science strands will prepare you well for work as well as for higher education in both domains.
With your BEd:
- you can teach science in schools,
- shape curricula for science education,
- pursue higher studies in Education.
With your BSc, you can pursue:
- higher education in science,
- science research,
- science communication.
If any of these appeal to you, you should join us!
See what our students have to say about why they joined and what the programme is like :
Why study with us?
At the university we provide,
We provide active academic assistance and ensure that you are able to meet the requirements of the academic programme to fulfil your aspirations.
We ensure that no student has to drop out of university because of financial challenges or social disadvantage. We provide financial assistance to deserving students.
A rich science programme
- You can choose between a Major in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics.
- We help you build a deep understanding of the natural world. We look at how human attempts to understand the natural world have shaped the way in which we live.
- We believe in experiential learning. You will spend a lot of time with experiments and out in the field.
- We offer perspective courses in the field of education for you to engage with fundamental questions like “How do children learn?” and “What is important for children to learn?”
- We help you build teaching skills such as use of space on a blackboard as well as in a classroom, voice modulation as well as craft practices to engage learners. We also guide you to develop empathy and relational capacities with children and people from diverse contexts.
- We provide you structured and supported opportunities to apply your classroom learnings to your teaching practice during your internships. As part of the teaching internships, you will engage with schools in and around Bengaluru, other parts of Karnataka, as well as in other states across the country like Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. Along with the core practice of teaching, the internships will involve living near and connecting with the community of teachers and students, as well as participating in and contributing to the overall functioning of the school.
Uses examples from the entire tree of life, and provides an overview of how form and function are intricately linked.
All students of the programme will have a number of courses that they can use to craft their own educational experience.
These may be of three types.
- For students who need additional preparation, for example in basic mathematics or language skills, preparatory supporting courses will be offered in the first two years. These students may also take other supporting courses to explore broadly by registering for courses outside of their disciplinary major.
- Students who do not have to undertake preparatory courses may take courses outside of their disciplinary major. If they take enough courses in a particular subject area, they may obtain a disciplinary minor comprising 25 credits (as decided by the discipline), or a concentration comprising 15 credits.
- They may also use these credits to take additional courses in their disciplinary major (Biology, Chemistry, Education, Mathematics or Physics in the case of B.Sc. B.Ed. programme) that may be essential for their further careers. Some portion of these credits may be used to fulfil particular curricular elements such as community engagement or other elements that may be stipulated by regulatory guidelines.
A student will need 25 credits from the flexible credits/guided studies basket to graduate with a degree with honours. If a student exits with a degree, diploma, or certificate, they may take fewer such courses. In addition, for a number of students, some credits will be specified as required for supporting courses.
Our course materials include a rich mix of audio-visual materials, academic readings, case studies, and practical tasks. To engage deeply with them, we employ a variety of pedagogical and assessment strategies to help you engage with the content in active and meaningful ways. Apart from lectures and class discussions, some of the ways of teaching and learning that you will experience in our classrooms are:
- Project-based learning
- Collaborative group work
- Learning through activities and demonstrations
- Embodied learning through aesthetic experiences
We curate these strategies to do justice to the course materials, and most importantly, meet the needs of diverse learners, including students with disabilities and students from historically marginalized backgrounds.
Our classroom practices and learning content are increasingly moving towards being inclusive and accessible for all students.
See what our faculty have to say about the programme:
- Parashar, S. (2020, September). National Education Policy, 2020: Foundational Literacy and Numeracy [Panelist]. Webinar on National Education Policy, 2020. District Institute of Education and Training, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
- Patra, T., & Yadav, A. (2021, March). An interview of students on the impact of COVID in their Education. Tebeşir (Turkish Education Union), 12 – 14.
Chalk Out is a multilingual e‑zine that was born out of an education course’s classroom conversations in September 2020 during the pandemic. Led by the students of BSc BEd programme, the e‑zine attempts to create a space where contributors can share their ideas and experiences around the themes in education and hold conversations with the larger community of education.
Manish Pandey highlights how the Field exposure as part of the MA in Education programme helped him overcome the language barrier and initiate a dialogue with students
Sheetal Harumalani, BA Humanities, 2015 – 18, is a part of an ed-tech startup in Bengaluru, providing education to students aged 8 – 18, that is relevant and fun in the 21st century.
Examining parents’ expectations from education for their children during and after school.
किस हद तक और किन कारणों से अध्यापक स्कूलों में ‘उपस्थित नहीं’ हैं
Engagement in non-school work and availability of out-of-school learning support.
Meet our alumnus Uma Maheswari, founder of We-Mana, a social enterprise, inclined towards seeing an expanded awareness about nutrition.
Pranalee Sharma and Rima Kaur in conversation with Nimrat Kaur in Learning Curve webinar on making worksheets, the widely-used instructional material in preschools, stimulating and fun for children, in line with NEP 2020, which emphasises play and play-based learning.
A study of perceptions and realities in four states.
Case studies from Yadgir (Karnataka), Almora (Uttarakhand) and Kivarli (Rajasthan)
Experiences of establishing and sustaining spaces for teachers’ professional development
Career Opportunities and Academic Avenues
A world of possibilities awaits our graduates. They can explore varied opportunities in both employment and higher education. Whether in business, public services, teaching, or entrepreneurship, our graduates will benefit from an education that nurtures the fundamental capabilities along with deep disciplinary knowledge. We also foresee students continuing to pursue higher studies either at Azim Premji University or elsewhere.Read More →