D.El.Ed. course is a 2-year diploma level course in the domain of elementary education. D.El.Ed. Syllabus provides adequate learning and training to teachers to further provide excellent guidance and handling children at the elementary level.

D.El.Ed: Course Structure

D.El.Ed. Syllabus is divided into two parts: General course and subject disciplines. Syllabus disciplines are further divided into subject content courses and method courses.

The subjects of study are designed in such a way that it prepares teachers with a broad knowledge of the subject areas. It also prepares them for Higher Education Courses. The subject areas include:

  • Principles for child development
  • Education practice
  • Study of school pedagogy
  • Role of a teacher in the grooming of students

D.El.Ed. course syllabus covers various aspects of elementary teaching such as teaching skills, historical patterns, some philosophical theories, and current classroom trends.

D.El.Ed.: Course Description

Year I
Subjects Description
Childhood and the development of children
  • Meaning and characteristics of child development
  • Understand various aspects of child development and growth
  • Enable students to understand child behaviour
  • Understand the development needs of childhood
Contemporary society
  • Nature and Composition of Indian Society: hierarchical multilingual, multi-religious, multi-cultural
  • Societal Challenges in India
Towards understanding the self
  • Concept and Development of Self
  • Factors Affecting Development of Self
  • Factors Affecting Personality Development
  • Life Skills: Concept and Development
Pedagogy of English language
  • Place of English language in curriculum: its importance, objectives and principles
  • Language Skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
  • Lesson planning and material development
  • Approaches of teaching English Language
Year II
Subjects Description
Cognition, sociocultural context
  • Social Change: Meaning and Concept
  • Culture: Concept, Cultural Differences and its influence on Education
  • Sources of Value Education
  • Causes and effects of social change
Guidance and Counselling
  • Guidance: Concept and its need at elementary level
  • Areas of Guidance
  • Counselling: Meaning and Difference between guidance and counselling
  • Behavioural problems with children
Leadership and change
  • Leadership: Concept
  • Leadership Styles
  • Team Building
  • Communication
  • Barriers to effective communication
  • Essential Communication Skills for Teachers
Pedagogy of environmental studies
  • Concept and objectives of Environmental Studies
  • Importance of Environmental Education
  • EVS curriculum at primary level
  • Developing an EVS kit- its importance and usage
School health and education
  • Concepts of health and well-being and its importance
  • Various Aspects of Health
  • Personal Hygiene and its importance
  • Physical Education
  • Safety Education
Fine arts and education
  • Understanding Arts and Art Education
  • Planning and Organization of Art Experience
  • Visual Arts and Crafts
  • Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation in Art Education
  • Importance of Art Education at primary level

D.El.Ed.: Subjects

Subjects of Study
Childhood and the development of children Cognition, sociocultural context
Contemporary society Teacher identity and school culture
Education Society Leadership and change
Towards understanding the self Pedagogy of environmental studies
Pedagogy of English language Diversity and education
Mathematics education for the primary School health and education
Proficiency in English Fine arts and education
Work and education