Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) is a pre-service teaching program designed to train individuals to become elementary school teachers. The course is typically offered at the post-secondary level and aims to equip aspiring teachers with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to effectively teach students at the primary or elementary level, which generally includes children from kindergarten to Class 8 (or equivalent).
Duration: The duration of a D.El.Ed course can vary, but it's commonly a two-year program. Some institutes may offer it as a one-year program or even as a part-time course.
Practical Training: D.El.Ed programs often include a substantial practical component, such as teaching practice in real classrooms. This helps students gain hands-on teaching experience.
Certification: Upon successful completion of the D.El.Ed program, students are awarded a diploma, and they become eligible for elementary school teaching positions. The diploma is often a mandatory qualification for becoming a government-recognized primary or elementary school teacher.