Diploma in Education - D. Ed.

A diploma in education helps prepare students to become teachers or work in education administration. Diplomas in education are typically tailored to specific age groups. Some programs prepare students to work in the field of secondary education while others may focus on adult education, medical education, early childhood education, and even educational management and leadership.

D.Ed. course can be pursued by students who have passed 10+2 (any stream) from a recognized board. The course has been designed to improve the elementary level teacher workforce in India. D.Ed. course caters to the needs of elementary level education segment.

D.Ed. course is technically an elementary teacher training course. Diploma in Education is similar to D.El.Ed. (Diploma in Elementary Education), JBT, D.T.Ed. (Diploma in Teachers Education) and ETT (Elementary Teacher Training) courses. D.Ed., JBT, D.El.Ed., D.T.Ed. and ETT courses have similar syllabus and course structure. These courses also offer similar job opportunities.

After completing 2 years long academic program, D.Ed. professionals become eligible to work at elementary level schools, nurseries and similar educational institutes imparting elementary education. This teacher training course suits those who want to teach at lower (elementary) level schools.


The minimum qualification to apply for it is a pass with 50% in 10+2 with science or arts group. The aspirants are required to have an aggregate of 50% in some institutions.
Also, the candidates should attend a common entrance examination. The test is held in almost all states of India. The entrance tests conducted by some states are listed below.

Entrance Tests

Haryana Board of School Education D.Ed. Exam

D.Ed. Common Entrance Test Maharashtra (MSCE)

Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education D.Ed. Exam


Year I

Childhood and the Development of Children

Contemporary Indian Society

Education, Society, Curriculum and Learners

Towards Understanding the Self

Pedagogy across the Curriculum

Understanding Language and Early Literacy

Mathematics Education for the Primary School Child

Proficiency in English

Year II

Cognition, Learning and the Socio-Cultural Context

Teacher Identity and School Culture

School Culture, Leadership and Change

Pedagogy of Environmental Studies

Pedagogy of English Language

Optional Pedagogic Courses

Social Science Education

Language Education

Mathematics Education

Science Education

Diversity, Gender and Inclusive Education

Practicum Year I & II

Children's Physical and Emotional Health, School Health and Education.

Creative Drama, Fine Arts and Education

Work and Education

School Internship

Top Colleges

AMG College of Education for Women, Vishakhapatnam

BhilaiMaitri College, Durg

Elina Institute of Education, Delhi

Aastha College of Education, Yamuna Nagar

Career Prospects and Job Opportunities

After completing Diploma in Education course, successful candidates may work as elementary level teachers at educational institutes. They may find work at institutes imparting elementary level education, like –

Government schools

Private schools


Coaching/Private tuition classes

Day care centres

In the above mentioned work setups, D.Ed. professionals may don roles such as –


Assistant Teacher


Student Counselor

D.Ed. professionals are also eligible to start their own nursery or day care centre. Apart from that, private coaching and tuition classes are other forms of self employment available in front of them.