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Career Guidance: How To Become A Lecturer

Career as lecturer

Do you wish to teach at a college or university as a lecturer ? Then here’s a proper career guidance that can help you pursue a career in the field, where you can learn more about the education sector and ways to approach teaching profiles at higher education levels. With the right understanding of the career, you can find bright opportunities as a lecturer. Check out the article and know more about becoming a lecturer .

Eligibility Criteria and Higher Studies

The path to become a  lecturer begins with a bachelor’s degree after schooling. After graduating, a master’s degree in any of the relevant subjects with a minimum aggregate of 55% is a must. Higher qualifications are always preferred if you wish to pursue them.

Curriculum and Core Subjects

The subjects would depend on the stream you want to specialize in. For example, if you want to become lecturer in English, then some of the core subjects studied in English Literature are:

Area of StudyTopics
 History of English Literature
 English Drama
English LiteratureEnglish Poetry
 English Novels
 English Tradition of Literary Criticism
 European Modernism
 American Literature
 African Writings in English
Non- British LiteratureEnglish Writings from Canada
 English Writings from Australia
 English Writings from New Zealand
 Classical Writings from India
Indian LiteratureIndian Writing in English
 Women Writing in India
 Literature of India
Popular FictionForms of Popular Fiction
 Popular Literature
Literary CriticismLiterary Theory
 Literary Terms
 Post- Colonial Writing in English
Movements in LiteratureModernism and Post- Modernism
 Realism, Existentialism etc.

Subjects studied in the Bachelor of Education course are shown in the table below.

First Year

Core CoursesMethodology CoursesPractical Courses
Childhood and Growing UpPedagogy of ScienceWorkshop Based Activities
Contemporary India and EducationPedagogy of Social ScienceReading and Reflecting on the Texts
Learning and TeachingPedagogy of MathematicsApplication of ICT
Language Across the CurriculumPedagogy of EnglishInternship I
Understanding Disciplines and SubjectsPedagogy of Hindi

Second Year

Core CoursesMethodology CoursesPractical Courses
Knowledge and CurriculumOpen and Distance EducationWorkshop Based Activities
Assessment for LearningGuidance and CounselingDrama and Art in Education
Creating an Inclusive SchoolAdolescence and Family EducationUnderstanding the Self and Yoga
Gender, School and SocietyVocational EducationInternship 2
Information and Communication Technology

Semester I

Course/ PaperSubjects of Study
Childhood and Growing UpLearner as a Developing Individual
 Development and Learning
 Understanding Childhood in a Socio-Cultural Perspective
 Adolescence: Issues and Concerns
 Stages of Child Development: Implications of Teachers
Contemporary India and EducationContemporary India
 Constitutional Provisions and Education
 Policy Framework for Development of Education in India
 Initiatives of Government of India
 Contemporary Indian Education: Concerns and Issues
Language Across the CurriculumLanguage Background of Students
 Nature of Classroom Discourse
 Informational Reading and Writing
Pedagogy of SubjectsSocial Science
 Biological Science
 Physical Science
Understanding ICT and its ApplicationsIntroduction to ICT
 ICT and Pedagogy
 ICT for Assessment and Management

Semester 2

Course/ PaperSubjects of Study
Learning and TeachingUnderstanding the Learner
 Understanding Learning
 Learning in ‘Constructivist’ Perspective
 Understanding Teaching
 Teaching as a Profession
Knowledge and CurriculumKnowledge and Knowing
 Forms of Knowledge and its Organization in Schools
 Curriculum Determinants and Considerations
 Curriculum Development
 Curriculum Implementation and Renewal
Assessment for LearningAssessment and Evaluation: An Overview
 Context of Assessment
 Assessment Procedure
 Data Analysis, Feedback, and Reporting
Pedagogy of SubjectsSocial Science
 Biological Science
 Physical Science
School Attachment

Semester 3

Course/ PaperSubjects of Study
Engagement with the Field: TasksTasks and Assignments in Different Courses
 School Internship
 Courses on Enhancing Professional Capacities

Semester 4

Course/ PaperSubjects of Study
Post Internship
Gender, School and SocietyGender Issues: Key Concepts
 Socialization Processes in India: Family, School and Society
 Creating Gender Inclusive Classroom
Reading and Reflecting on TextsRead the Prescribed Stories
 Essays/ Excerpts from Literary Texts
 Essays/ Excerpts from Educational and Scientific Texts
Arts in EducationVisual Art and Craft
 Performing Arts: Dance, Music, Theatre and Puppetry
 Theory Appreciation of Art
Understanding the SelfUnderstanding the Self
 Development of Professional Self and Ethics
 Role of Teacher in Developing Understanding of Self Among Learners
Creating an Inclusive SchoolUnderstanding Inclusion in Education
 Understanding Physical, Psychological and Social- Cultural Diversity
 Addressing Learners’ Diversity
Health, Yoga and Physical EducationHealth Education
 Physical Education

The curriculum and core subjects may vary according to the choice of specialization.

Careers Related to the Field

Some of the careers related to the field are:

·        Senior Lecturer

·        Master Lecturer

·        Assistant Professor

·        Associate Professor

Lecturer Salary Range

The average salary a lecturer can earn ranges from Rs. 4 lakh to Rs. 7 lakh per annum in India.

Top Universities

Some of the top universities in India to pursue BA English Literature are:

·        Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi

·        University of Delhi, New Delhi

·        Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

·        Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh

·        English and Foreign Language University, Hyderabad

·        Loyola College, Chennai

·        St. Stephens College, Delhi

·        St. Xaviers College, Mumbai

·        Miranda House, Mumbai

·        Madras Christian College, Chennai

Top Universities may vary according to the choice of specialization.

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