Teaching as a career option in India is taken as a First Choice or a fall back option. Teachers ignite the minds of students and helps in building nation. In India, teachers can either work in Formal system or teaching in unorganized sectors. Let’s discuss in detail, what are different career options available to teachers:
School teachers in private schools affiliated to CBSE, ICSE, state board, IB and IGCSE board. These schools are run by chain of schools like DAV public schools through Arya Samaj, Delhi Public school through private non-profit able organization.or through corporate body like Girls school or Mahindra school or schools run by Bharti group. These schools have centralized recruitment structure or each school have got flexibility to recruit teachers for their own school.
School education falls under different categories:
Pre school which is unregulated and large number of preschools have got opened across India. Large chains like Kidzee have standardized models across India or there is city based chain of schools or school in one locality. Many schools are just an extension of their primary and secondary schools.since these schools are unregulated, so there is no fixed criteria for teachers recruitment. Large chains like Kidzee prefers teacher who has done course of Ecced, or D.ed or B.ed or Montessori course. Many preschools have got proper training modules of teachers. Teachers are either graduate or pursuing post graduation. Teaching in pre schools require specific skill sets like understanding child psychology. Though it looks simple but it’s challenging to handle kids of this age group.
Teachers can earn salary starting from 7000 per month to RS 25000 per month with zero experience to 10 years experience. There are several Job opportunities are available for this segment.
Primary School: Essential qualifications required that teachers must have done B.ed course. If teaching in CBSE affiliated schools, teachers must have cleared Ctet central Teachers Eligibility Test to get permanent job. Teachers who are already teaching, have given time frame to clear Ctet. Each state conducts own Teachers Eligibility Test like Maharashtra conducts mAh tet, generally in the month of. Karnataka conducts KAR Tet. Clearing all these Tet doesn’t guarantee jobs in schools but it definitely becomes an added advantage. Teachers command higher weight age over other teachers. There are large number of schools who have got their own criteria of test, interview followed mock class. Teachers should have cleared either B.ed D.ed exam.
Middle schools: Process of recruitment remains almost same as compared to primary school. Ctet has got 2 test for primary std 1 to 5 and middle school 6 to 8. You can appear for both tests or you can appear for any one. Teachers should have cleared B.ed exam
Secondary School: to teach in std 9th and 10th, essential qualification is that Teachers should be masters in their respective subjects. No Ctet is conducted for secondary school. Schools generally publish their advertisement in local newspaper followed by written test, interview and Demo class.
Senior Secondary Schools: Teachers should be Post Graduate and B.ed to be eligible to teach in Standard 11 and 12 or in junior college popularly known in Mumbai.
Degree College: Permanent faculties in degree college must clear NET National Eligibility Test or teachers are recruited on ad-hoc vacancy. Pay for permanent faculty is decent and comparable to any corporate job.
There are large number of Government Jobs are available in teaching field. Municipalities like Bmc briha Mumbai municipal corporation has got it’s own schools and recruit teachers. To know more about recruitment process and teaching vacancies, subscription for alert.
Schools run by Maharashtra government conducts own test for own vacancies.
Similarly, central government runs schools like Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Central school and conducts all India entrance test.
Army runs school for their army personnel with brand name of army public school and conducts centralized recruitment exam.
Large PSU like HPCL HPCL have got their own schools. Each school has got different criteria of admission. Similarly, Government Department like Indian Railways have got their own schools.
In short, huge opportunities are available for jobs in Formal schooling system and plenty of jobs are there in Government sector.
Let’s try to find teaching jobs in unorganized sector
Coaching classes and ubiquitous private tuition, group tuitions are available in abundance.
Coaching class range from a single coaching centre in one locality or city to chain of coaching class in nearby locality or state based coaching classes to Pan India coaching classes like FIITJEE, Resonance, Akash to name a few. Large coaching classes are as organized as big corporate and is considered to be one of the well paid professional. Due to low salary in schools and unreasonably long working hours are attracting good number of teachers to teach in coaching institute’s.
For IIT jee, Pmt and CA, coaching classes has become highly prevalent. Since schools focus on teaching based on school curriculum and it’s not good enough to prepare for competitive exams. Teachers don’t require formal degrees to teach in coaching class.But, generally for teaching students of iitjee and Pmt, teachers should be Post graduate in respective discipline with sound knowledge of basic concepts to advanced application of knowledge. It’s not everyone cup of tea. So, teachers command higher salaries and remuneration. Starting salaries of teachers range from RS 6 lpa to as high as RS 30 lpa. How to get jobs in these institute.
Before applying, you should be thorough with subject knowledge, as there could be entrance test, Face to face interview, followed by demo class. These jobs are not easy to get. There are good number of city based coaching class like iitian pace academy, kalrashukla classes, etc. where competition may be relatively easier to get into. Then there are local coaching class, where getting jobs will be very easy. But, it will be highly unorganized and reputation of each local classes will be different.
Other than teaching in schools, colleges, coaching classes and private tuitions. Teachers can look for several other career options like
With technology, internet and mobile apps, educational companies, entrepreneur and teachers have starting embracing teach ology in teaching. So, several career options have got opened up, which were not available 5 years ago only. We have got mobile apps like Byju, Toppr. Internet based company like Tutor Vista on the other hand catering to overseas markets. Online Teaching platforms in India like simplilearn, vedantu, superprofs are increasingly become popular. New way of teaching through cuemaths are creating newer job avenues for teachers.
Many of the Female teachers and Mom’s who has left jobs for kids. All these flexible jobs and Work from home option is attracting one of the best talent. Why you should be left behind.
Let’s try to understand, what kind of jobs are these:
Content writing: you must have done lots of research while doing school projects or during your B.ed days or while pursuing P.hd. you simply
While pursuing private tuition or teaching in local coaching class, your personal meeting or rapport, your resume or curriculum vitae or Bio-data hardly matters. But for getting well paidjobs in educational sector, you need a well drafted resume, which captures your skill sets and profiles you want to present in front of recruiter.
Again, your style of resume is different for different job profile. Like, if you want to teach for standard 11th, 12th, Iitjee, medical, recruiters will definitely look for graduation and post graduation degree along with p.hd or academic research, if you have done any. So, it’s important that you have your academic and educational details on the top side. If you have taken teaching as First Choice, most likely you will have experience and achievements in academic field. Many teachers have moved into teaching after working in corporate jobs or other jobs. You should be prepared with questions like, why you want to move into Teaching? So, be we prepared and stay true.
Your resume should looks professional, well crafted, without any spelling or grammatical mistake. All these resume stands out in Formal conversation with recruiters. For a single post in good schools, there are hundreds of application and you need to stand out.
A good resume does not definitely guarantee a job but most likely, it differtantiates grain from chaff.
Today, we have got the habit to talk in WhatsApp language and emoticobs(alias WhatsApp lingo) and habit has become so ubiquitous, that we ourselves don’t know that we have started using in Formal writing.
These mistakes are most likely done by young teachers in the age group of 20-30 years, and they realize it after they are refused with several Job offers.
Dress Etiquettes during Interview or formal meeting: I am not a social police and have no authority to tell what to wear or what not to?. You don’t go wearing western clothes in your friends or relatives wedding or during navratra festival. You try to ensure, that you wear traditional clothing according to moods of occasions. Same goes, while getting Interview calls, try wearing formal clothing. It will make lots of difference. Your presentation shows your sincerely for this job.
Always be prepared for Job interview. Never go unprepared, as it’s human tendency, not to love rejections.
While taking job offers, don’t overlook all these factors. You may be desperately looking for job offers, as you may be struggling financially or emotionally. Try to check whether work timing is suitable considering your kids school schedule (of course if you are married and have kids at home who goes to school). Whatslogistics arrangement for your child. Working days 5 days or 6 days a week. What salary is getting offered. Whether it’s permanent or ad-hoc job requirement. All these things help you I. Better decision making. It shouldn’t happen that after working one or two months, you are feeling trapped.
Avoid taking financial liabilities, as soon as you join jobs, you can wait for an year, as you have already done, another one year will not make much of difference.
Teaching in schools is more than Teaching plus taking lots of administrative tasks like organizing sports day, annual day, preparing students for interschool or intra school competition. Checking copies of students, preparing progress report. You will soon realize that you have joined teaching because you were passionate about teaching. But now your working hours are going in these administrative tasks, you may curse school principals or management. Point is that you have already taken those challenge. Now, it’s important that how you can learn fast to save time for teaching. Your time schedules are already so packed that you don’t have time to learn anything new. If you can read this article till here, then you definitely have time, just don’t realize how to judiciously utilize it.
Start learning Productivity tools, many of these you have already learnt in your B
Ed days like Lesson Plan,child psychology. Learning MS office will save your day. Preparing report card