PGT PSYCHOLOGY: BECOMING A PSYCHOLOGY TEACHER IN INDIA
BHANVI SINGH CHOWDHARY AND VRUTIKA BHAGAT
Pursuing a Career as a Psychology Teacher in India
We all are somewhere motivated by our psychology teachers and take up psychology as our area of interest. The discipline of psychology is growing day by day, so are its fields, and one needs an understanding of these fields. Here, you will find everything about teaching as a career in psychology!
WHAT IS PGT PSYCHOLOGY?
PGT stands for the Post-Graduate Teacher. Therefore, PGT Psychology refers to a teacher who has done post-graduation in psychology and is eligible to teach psychology to senior secondary level students. The roles and responsibilities of PGT Psychology are as follows:
- Delivering lectures
- Discussing various concepts in details
- Grading or evaluating students
- Organizing workshops
- Preparing materials
- Interacting with parents
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If you want to become a psychology teacher in India, you must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:
- Masters in Psychology from a UGC recognized university/ institute.
- B.Ed. From a UGC recognized university or institute.
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SCOPE IN INDIA
Every field of psychology has immense scope. According to recent statistics, teaching is one of the top-most careers. The basic need for Psychology as a subject has been ever-increasing in schools. Every school today has psychology as an optional subject.
Be it private or Government school, psychology seems to have found its niche. One can teach in a school or become a tutor or start their teaching classes.
In India, since it is very much recent that Psychology as a subject has been added to the school curriculum. CBSE board and other international boards have been recruiting Psychology teachers to keep up with the demand.
In India, teaching is a very noble profession. It is a respected and reputed job. If you have the aptitude and tendency to help and guide students, this profession is definitely for you!