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Is Teaching Your True Calling?

Team StoryWeavers|December 24, 2020| 141

Have you had those moments where you felt a certain sense of pride and satisfaction by teaching something to someone? Maybe you have taught someone to read and write, or helped your siblings tie their shoelaces or even hold a spoon properly. As tiny as these deeds sound, they end up giving you paramount happiness. Surely, the act of teaching holds such an important place. Former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam once rightly said,

“Teacher is a very noble profession that shapes the character, calibre, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.”

Famous Teachers in History

Famous Teachers in History

Do you also have the same urge to help make a difference in the lives of others? Do you want to inspire and empower the bright young minds and build a better tomorrow? Then the teaching profession is your true calling! This profession will not just give you the power to nurture the leaders of tomorrow, but it will also instil in you the love for learning.

And we are here to help you in this career path. But first, let’s understand:

Why become a teacher?

Teaching is one of the noblest professions. Through this profession, you will not just help a child gain knowledge about various subjects but also help the child recognise his/her strengths and weaknesses and become a better human being. With the power of education, you will have a strong transformative influence on people’s lives.

What are the various job roles in teaching?

Roles and responsibilities of a nursery or pre-primary teacher

Nursery or pre-primary teachers play an important role during the formative years of children. They structure their learning journey and help them read, write, count numbers as well as respond to social interactions. They plan interesting activities, fun games to keep the little ones engaged while helping them understand themselves and the world around them better.

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How you can become a nursery or pre-primary school teacher:

  • To become a nursery teacher, you need to complete a one-year certificate/diploma course in Nursery Teacher Training (NTT) after your 12th.
  • You can also complete a Kindergarten Training Program or a Montessori Teacher Training program after 12th to become a Pre-Primary school teacher.
  • You can also get a Bachelor in Education (B. Ed) and become a teacher.
  • Several Pre-Primary schools also recruit graduates directly as teachers.

Primary school teachers' roles

Primary school teachers are responsible for teaching an approved curriculum to children of class 1 to class 5. Preparing lesson plans, assessing students based on their academic performance as well as connecting with parents regarding concerns or improvements of the students are some important responsibilities of a primary school teacher. Overall, a primary school teacher will make the learning experience of a child more enriching by teaching them a broad range of topics.

Photo credit: Giphy

How you can become a primary school teacher:

  • After completing 12th, you can get a two-year diploma course in Diploma in Education (D. Ed.).
  • You can also opt for a two-year certificate/diploma course in Primary Teacher Training (PTT)
  • Another option is a four-year integrated degree program in Bachelor of Elementary Education (B. El. Ed.). It is a training program for teachers of primary or elementary levels.
  • You can also prepare for the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET). Several states in India conduct TET to recruit Primary School Teachers in Government and Government aided primary schools.

Duties of a Secondary and High Secondary school teacher

Secondary school teachers are responsible for teaching approved curriculum to children of class 6 to class 10. High secondary school teachers are responsible for teaching specific subjects to students of class 11 and 12. They are subject-matter experts who help prepare students for the future by teaching problem-solving skills, methods for critical thinking, and basic concepts of the required subjects.

How you can become a secondary and high secondary school teacher

  • A Secondary and High Secondary school teacher needs to complete graduation from their preferred stream (Science, Commerce or Arts/Humanities), after which you need to get a Bachelor in Education (B. Ed.) degree. It is a two-year teacher training program.
  • You can also complete your Master’s program and then get a Bachelor in Education (B. Ed.) degree.
  • If you are looking for a teaching role in central government-run schools and some private schools, you need to qualify in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET), conducted by The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
  • Moreover, some states conduct a separate Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) or a State Level Eligibility Test (SLET) to select eligible candidates.

Job of a college and university lecturer and professor

College and university lecturers are the senior-most qualified teaching professionals. They usually teach specific subjects or topics in colleges and universities.

How you can become a college and university teachers

  • To become eligible for a career as a professor at a college or a university, you must complete your master’s degree first.
  • Usually, a PhD is mandatory for promotion from the position of a lecturer to that of an Associate Professor or a senior professor.
  • You must qualify the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) to become eligible for a career in teaching in college or university.
  • Some states also conduct a State Eligibility Test (SET) for the recruitment of lecturers in government colleges and universities.
Qualifications required to become a teacher

Qualifications required to become a teacher

Where can you apply for a Teacher’s job?

While there are various educational fields for a teacher to apply for a job, here are the popular employment opportunities for teachers:

  • Government School
  • Private Schools
  • Public Schools
  • Art Colleges and Music Academics
  • Municipality/State Government School
  • Tutors
  • Colleges and Universities

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Books are Tanaya Goswami’s first love and cheesecakes come a close second. Talking about movies, music, calligraphy, politics, and Elon Musk will get you listed under the friends’ section of her diary. Ever since moving on from her job as an English lecturer, she spends her time at BYJU’S crafting stories filled with emotion and sprinkled with sarcasm. Outside of work, she’s either learning something new (French, most recently!) or is curled up with a book and a cup of coffee. She firmly believes that discovering what you don’t know is the key to knowledge and is constantly working towards improving herself. Drop in a line at [email protected] if you liked her stories, have something nice to say, or if you have compelling ideas to share!

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Sreya

March 13, 2021

I have only one aim and that is to become a teacher. I was really tensed and confused while someone asks me what is my ambition?. Thankyou Byju’s for helping me and clearing my doubts…


Aditi Dhore

March 4, 2021

It is very interesting and good content. But I am not interested in teaching now. But who are interested in teaching. It is very good for them👍👍👍 and thanks to byjus to provide us various content and information.😊😊😊


Maithreyi Devanathan

February 16, 2021

I love the content but my ambition is to become a singer and doctor ………..


Shivali Kesarwani

February 9, 2021

But I want to become be a doctor


Mamta Sarkar

February 2, 2021

Interested in teaching. Sub: maths and science upto 10th standard.


Seema Rathor

February 1, 2021

The best way to being in touch of knowledge .one will always flourish with current affairs and detailed subjects and curriculum


Pragya singh

January 31, 2021

I love teaching by heart.i love to inspire other about the path of life and career.this article is very useful. I truly want to become a science teacher.even I’m teaching right now in an orphanage.


Unnati k.hulke

January 23, 2021

Thank u so much byjus …………..

The content was great but I actually have an aim to work in the isro or nasa or in any aeronautical branch……


Tanishka Raj

January 18, 2021

I want to become a neurosurgeon. Pls write a careerscope on it🙏🙏


AMRUTA

January 13, 2021

Very nice career scope


Aneesha.S

January 11, 2021

I love to teach kids. Teaching is my passion. So I love it. And I really proud it.


Sakshi shinde

January 11, 2021

Want to be a good teacher and I can teach every teacher as many time as they want and I am studying psychology so I can actually know the behaviour of students


Shashi

January 8, 2021

I would like to be a ias office in my life


Bhavya

January 8, 2021

Yeah good way being a teacher is best and good option in my opinion even I like to act like teacher 😝but I too like to do drawing and a bit singing and I want to be an engineer by cracking IIT that’s why. But teaching is best. I like Divya maam in byjus. That’s it 🥰🥰🤓


Ankita Paul

January 7, 2021

Outstanding,but I want to become a MBBS doctor in future as well as a YouTube Educator and here I had found some tips to fulfill my dream but also I would like to request byju’s to provide the study tips to become a doctor.And it will help me a lot for my preparation…


Arijeet Dutta

January 6, 2021

Best job!👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍


Avani pathak

January 6, 2021

I want to be a scientist. So can you plzz post that 4 ways to become a scientist.


Ameya Sanjay Phale

January 5, 2021

My self ameya sanjay phale
Studying in 6th std
I want to become a pilot


Digna Patel

January 4, 2021

It is there to inspire my dreams


Ariba

January 4, 2021

I want to be a teacher and thankyou byjus


Shubham korram

January 4, 2021

Thanks you byjus
My dream is best badminton player in india team


Keerthana Faith Challa

January 4, 2021

I loved teaching from the time I take tutions . I wanted to have that feeling and I feel so proud that my grandmother,my great grandmother and my mom are teachers! Thank you byjus!


Amritha Jayaram

January 4, 2021

I liked the content. But I am not interested at teaching. Can you please provide ways to become a computer engineer. Really it was interesting 😁


Sampreeta sahani

January 3, 2021

Please can you provide 4 wasy to became scientists, doctor and air force


Fatma zamreen

January 3, 2021

Thank you.Can you please upload an blog to become speech therapist.☺️


Ggs charan

January 3, 2021

The topic is informative
But my aim and passion is to become an astronaut
Can i know how byjus can help me
My name is charan
From 9th class
Byju’s i am requesting to help me and show me a path


Sanoj

January 3, 2021

This is very interested but sorry my dream is army officer 🤗🤗🤗 thanks again. But helpful for my friend.


Iqra Sheikh

January 3, 2021

I like this concept,it is very useful for those who what to become a teacher.
But,sorry my aim is to become a doctor, so I have a request for byjus team for making 4 ways to become doctors
And,
Thanks for this concept….


Diya S Binny

January 3, 2021

It is very interesting,but I want to become a scientist.😁 so please provide some ways to become a scientist.


Shashank Singh

January 2, 2021

Good idea


Diya S Binny

January 2, 2021

This is very interesting but i want to be a scientist …😊
So can you please provide me some ways to become a scientist


Sri harsha

January 2, 2021

I would like to be a ias officer.


Raman gole

January 1, 2021

Provide 4 way to become a doctor


Yash khare

January 1, 2021

Hello i am Yash khare I study in byju’ i like watching videos such as cartoon movie video in byju’ such a great teacher in byju’ very well explanation and I become a IAS in my life have a great year thank byju’s for the great study


Archish Patil

December 31, 2020

How about battleship captain…??


Korat Hasti Rameshbhai

December 31, 2020

Learning speaker and writting are very eassy


Madhu

December 31, 2020

This is so much interesting but my dream is to be a Doctor….. So please Byjus provide me a way to reach my destination successfully.. ☺☺


Madhu

December 31, 2020

I’m interested in teaching but not in school and colleges…. I want to teach students on my on rules with a lot of joy and love… 🙂💕But my dream is to be a famous and richest Doctor…


Roshni kumari

December 31, 2020

I not interested in teaching,My aim is to become an IPS officer. I think 🤔 you please provide also 4 way to become an IPS officer 👩🏻‍✈️👩🏻‍✈️👩🏻‍✈️👨🏻‍✈️👨🏻‍✈️👨🏻‍✈️


Bushra Khilji

December 31, 2020

Please provide 4 ways to become a doctor


Shree Raksha

December 31, 2020

I got a lot of information about becoming a teacher , I like to become a teacher

THANKS FOR BYJUS , 🙏🙏


ND Rupesha

December 31, 2020

It’s interesting I like it


Reneto Noble

December 30, 2020

I am currently studying in +1 and preparing for JEE. But now I have a certain feeling that teaching is my real passion. I would like to become a physics professor. What should I do then?


Bhavini

December 30, 2020

The content is good but I want to become an actress. I request you to provide some ways to become an actress 😄


Pranay chauhan

December 30, 2020

Great ……but my aim is to be a space scientist so, can you share 4 ways to become a scientist.


Pranay chauhan

December 30, 2020

Great


Harsha

December 30, 2020

Hii I am Harsha daughter of ramulu


Aman kaushik

December 30, 2020

👍…..very …..nice.


Shubh Darshil

December 30, 2020

hello,
I like this way that byjus sends so many exciting things. We all learn many new things from these.
Please provide us with more options like this such as IAS , doctor etc.
Thank you


Bhoomikaa

December 30, 2020

Nice but my aim is to become doctor


Antim

December 30, 2020

Thank you but I want to become a pilot 😁😁. please tell me about this


Nandini Khare

December 30, 2020

I liked the content and the info. Thanks Byju”s! 😀


shashwat

December 30, 2020

This is very promising and interesting to read us.This is teaching us that how to become a teacher.


Insha Sohab

December 30, 2020

This is wonderful….but I aspire to be a peditrician…. I’ve always dreamt of becoming a doctor………I request you to provide some ways to become a doctor !


Elena Farheen

December 30, 2020

Interesting…..but my aim is to become a Space Scientist. So can u please tell me some ways to become a space Scientist. I study in Std 7.
Thanks


Bhavya Sharma

December 30, 2020

Good but I want to be a scientist


MITHILESH PASWAN

December 30, 2020

Thankfully for this option but I am not able to avail this as I am central government employees as a senior section engineer (s&t) railway


Yeeshu Chadda

December 30, 2020

It is supprb


Rajdeep haldar

December 30, 2020

Nice but I want become an scientist


AYISHA PARVEEN

December 30, 2020

I liked the content. But, ambition is to become a CA (chartered accountant). ☺️


Buvan

December 29, 2020

Good . Give us guidance in other careers
Also


Mariyu

December 29, 2020

I want to be a docter


Gomathi PG

December 29, 2020

Good content 👍


Abdur

December 29, 2020

wow


L.PRITHIKA

December 29, 2020

helpful for everyone this can help us👏👏👏


pragya bhatnagar

December 29, 2020

I’m in 9th and I have decided to become a professor in a college/university so I found this very helpful indeed. thank you so much Byju’s!!


Tanvi Dhore

December 29, 2020

This all information about to become a teacher is so much important for us. I want to become a doctor….but…… really it’s very important info for those they want to become a teacher….so thanks so much for this…😊


Neha khairanar

December 29, 2020

I want to become a IPS officer


Priya bhausaheb bhere

December 29, 2020

This is very interesting, but I am not interested in teaching,my goal is to become a good doctor. And I going to crack NEET in 2022 threw BYJU’S and coaching. So l can plz provide also 4 to 8 way to become a good doctor……


Jyothsna Esarla

December 29, 2020

I want to become a teacher


Rishikesh Singh

December 29, 2020

Thank you for the information content, but I don’t want to become a teacher


Saksham Raj Singh

December 29, 2020

Very good initiative 😂😂


Sadaf

December 29, 2020

Good the way of teaching !!!
But my aim to become a neurologist and insaallah one day I wil definitely crack NEET threw Byjus
I Really Thank you very much that BYJUS took my admission in lockdown period !! Thank you


A.P.MONISH INFANTA

December 29, 2020

IT Is really Interesting
I want to become a doctor
Can you help me in that?
THANKS MAM


A.P.MONISH INFANTA

December 29, 2020

I am 12 years old
I would like to become a doctor


SRIRAM NAIDU

December 29, 2020

It’s a amazing information.but everytime you are giving a low action job information so please byjus please tell about IPS,IAS,IFS,ARMY,BSF,AIR FORCE,NAVY etc,.Then it will be the best information for students and students will learn about nationality.


Soumya Paunikar

December 29, 2020

I want to become a Surgeon because I like to save a person’s life and I have saved one of my friend by blowing into my friend’s mouth because he got dehydrated.
Thank u.


Putha Nividaa Reddy

December 29, 2020

Nice it is helpful


Ritikashree J

December 29, 2020

It’s really amazing to know about teaching but my aim is to crack NEET and become a doctor so, will you please provide few ways regarding the same?


Kajal

December 29, 2020

I have to become a teacher


Krishna Pandey

December 29, 2020

What a teacher does , nobody can do for you ….
We experience this at BYJU’S also , and in every aspect of life .
Nice content in the blog , but apart from the ways to become a teacher listed , I am going to include my own
Step 1 : Introspect whether what you want to teach is applicable on you .
Step 2: Qualify in the eyes of students , through awaking their inner selves towards learning something new .
Step 3: ( Most Important ) Love whatever you teach and teach that in a loving fashion to the students and …
Congrats !! You are the world’s best teacher .✌️


Toshiba alvee

December 29, 2020

Teacher is good but I like doctor


Toshiba alvee

December 29, 2020

Teacher is good but I like IAS officer


DHARMENDR BHAWNANI

December 29, 2020

I want to teach


Komal Jangra

December 29, 2020

Nice..,,but I am not interested in teaching ..my aim is and want to become a doctor and I am neet aspirent 2022.. pls give some tips on neet cracking..👩‍⚕️👩‍⚕️


Toshiba alvee

December 29, 2020

I like it but my aim is IAS officer


Ms Sonia Sharma

December 29, 2020

I love to teach kids. Teaching is my passion. Do I love it. And I really proud it.


Pratikshya Priyadarshini panda

December 29, 2020

I want to become a doctor


Mudita Shekhawat

December 29, 2020

This is really very helpful. Can you please share more tips on how to become a Judge?🙃


Isma khan

December 29, 2020

This is beautiful but i want to become a doctor So please give content for doctor


Siddhi

December 29, 2020

This content is very helpful….,…..,…..but,…,…….I wanna become a paleontologist.


Arpita Thakur

December 29, 2020

Good news


RIDA HIFZA

December 29, 2020

THANK YOU FOR SUCH INFORMATIVE CONTENT…. teaching gives me satisfaction
thank you byjus for making my learning fun


Mrudula Vijay Marathe

December 29, 2020

This topic is very interesting, but I have to become a forest officer……..😊😊


Mohammad Arsalan Khan

December 29, 2020

Thank you byjus I am not interested in teaching but I want to be an doctor


Renu sharma

December 29, 2020

Wow


Isha kunwar

December 29, 2020

Nice but I want to become IPS officer🙂🙂


KM.ANEESH

December 29, 2020

This topic is very interesting , but I like to debet on a topic but nice thought . I want to become a programmer
and make apps and games .

: THANKS FOR YOUR TIP :
BYJUS


Agriya

December 29, 2020

Good teacher is good but I have to be a lawyer 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊


Serarose John

December 29, 2020

As a child I have no ambitions I don’t know what I am and what I want to be come . To achieve a dream or ambition I chose Byjus.😁 Byjus make me and understand me what I can or what I am . It may lead my life to success
Any way thank you 😊 byjus for your kind help and care of us .


Bhavya S Vinod

December 29, 2020

Very interesting…
My aim is to become a college lecturer and this will help me
Thank you 💕


Sanskriti dewangan

December 29, 2020

The best way of learning but I want to be a doctor


Ankita

December 29, 2020

Thank you byjus 😁 but I want to became commercial pilot could you please provide some vital information in pilot career 🤗


Debasmita Das

December 29, 2020

It is very interesting. But I want to become a pilot. It is my dream from i born. So thanks to BYJU’S for helping me to learn at the best….


Ritabrata dutta

December 29, 2020

Varey nice


Karthika . S. Nair

December 29, 2020

Very interesting byjus . But my dream is to become a naval cadet can u pls provide ways to that dream.:-)


MD nazish ejaz

December 29, 2020

It’s good but I want to become a doctor


DIYA GAUR

December 29, 2020

Thank you BYJU’S this is very interested in teaching and my aim is life in become a very good teacher . Ok thanks BYJU’S 😊😊😊


Abhinav Kumar

December 29, 2020

Of course, Teaching is a very good and respected job. But my dream is to join the Indian Army / Air Force in senior level. Please guide me accordingly. I am studying this time in class 6


Mohammad Yusuf Imam

December 29, 2020

I have 4 kids at my home I teach 3 of them. Hence I have a very little amount of experience . It is very interesting but I want to become District Magistrate by taking part in UPSC Exam.


Yugank Singh

December 29, 2020

It’s very interesting to become a teacher ,but I want to go in a field of biotechnology.Please can you provide 4 or many ways for this, that will be very grateful.


Abhigyan Mishra

December 29, 2020

it is interesting as it gives us confidence so that we can be a teacher 😁


Autoshi kayal

December 29, 2020

Very interesting 🥰 thankyou byjus 😃☺️


Hasini

December 29, 2020

Thank you byjus..
But I have been thinking of about me becoming a dentist or a doctor, but thanks for the wonderful opportunity


Sadhana

December 29, 2020

This is very interesting. But I want to become a scientist 👩‍🔬. So please BYJU’S present us the information ℹ️ for becoming a great 👍 scientist 👩‍🔬


Parneet

December 29, 2020

Very intresting and I have felt like that many times , a profession of teaching is perfect but I want to be an IAS officer.


Ramjanam R Singh

December 29, 2020

Yes,ofcourse teaching is a very noble profession but in today’s scenario the role of a teacher is changed. Now a teacher is not only a teacher he need to be an all-rounder.
But being a teacher I like this profession and gist of the theam.


Zobia

December 29, 2020

Good..bit i dont want to become a teacher my aim is just to crack NEET or I want an IAS officer
And i am in grade 7❤️


Eisha

December 29, 2020

Thank you BYJUS!! I love and appreciate teaching and I love kids even more! However, I’ve always wanted to be a scientist and find extraterrestrial life as a dreamy child. If possible, can you post in some information or suggestion on that specific field?


DURGASRI V

December 29, 2020

Ok mam


Isha Salunkhe

December 29, 2020

This is very interesting, but I want to be an animator. So can you please provide me 5-6 ways to become an animator


Girdhari lal

December 29, 2020

I am school lecturer in rajsthan govt school.now I want to apply in byjuju as a senior sec level teacher for part time.how I apply in byjuju for this post.


Mishra Kuldeep

December 29, 2020

But I don’t want to become a teacher my aim is to only become a scientist


Sahithya

December 29, 2020

Yeah
teaching gives a satisfaction but my aim is to become an IAS officer and serve people . So, can you please provide about becoming an IAS officer
Ways to become an IAS officer
How to be
And thank you byjus for making my learning fun.😊
I hope u will send next email on how to become an IAS officer


Vedansh gond

December 29, 2020

The tips are very good but I want to be an IAS officer. So, please give some points to become an IAS officer.


Aashish kalpesh agunde

December 29, 2020

Very good information
Thank you.


Deepti Choudhary

December 28, 2020

It’s interesting .I love teaching and in 10th class I had taught my classmates but as a student of science stream, I want to become a doctor and I waana know about other fields in science bio stream . Can you help me in that?


Amey Kalkotwar

December 28, 2020

Hey, My aim is for becoming a doctor. So can Byjus upload a same to same blog for doctors?


Femida

December 28, 2020

Very interesting but i want to be a scientist…😁
So can you please provide me 5-6 ways to become a scientist….


RISHIT RAJAL

December 28, 2020

THANK You BYJU’S…………………
Yes it is Very interesting ! ,But I want to become a “DM (District Magistrate) or IAS officer”, so please provide me the ‘6 -7’ways to become an “IAS officer or DM (District Magistrate)” .


Yashica Das

December 28, 2020

I have felt that a lot many times, but I want to become a pilot; so would you mind providing 4-5 ways to become a.pilot in IAF or commercial pilot?! I would be really thankful!


Zikra Mahmuda Hussain

December 28, 2020

I loved the article as it was interesting to read.The GIFs also made it a fun time to read… I got a lot of information about becoming a teacher…
But,my goal is to become a scientist….
THANKS Team Byju’s😊


Anubhuti Anshu

December 28, 2020

I liked it…but I am not interested in teaching. Can you please provide us ways to become a criminologist or a computer engineer. It will be very helpful.


Jagriti Patel

December 28, 2020

This is very interesting but sorry my dream is IS officer 🙂🙂 thanks again


Krishiv

December 28, 2020

I am 12 year old and is in Std 7.
But I am interested in this opportunity.
Pl let me know if we could discuss. Thank you.


Sanvi Tiwari

December 28, 2020

Very intresting and I have felt like that many times , a profession of teaching is perfect but I want to be an IS officer.☺️☺️


C.Charan tej

December 28, 2020

How I can become a teacher


Aayush Aaryan Sankalp

December 28, 2020

I would like to be a IAS officer in my life…..


C.Charan tej

December 28, 2020

I have to become teacher


Sumaiya

December 28, 2020

Good….i have felt it but I am not interested in teaching,My passion,aim and everything is to become a doctor.And I am going to crack NEET in 2022 threw BYJU’S . So, can you please provide also 4 way to become doctor…


Krishna periwal

December 28, 2020

I like the content


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