D.El.Ed is a Diploma course in Elementary Education. It is a 2-year
full-time diploma course to train teachers for the primary level and
can be done with classroom training or distance learning. It is a
4-semester course to prepare students to work in primary/ upper
primary schools in different states of the country. The design of
the course is such that it includes practical training and
internships along with classroom training. It includes principles of
child development, education practice, and the role of the teacher
in grooming the students.
The candidate should possess good communication skills, patience, creative thinking and an aptitude to teaching. It is a course for undergraduates who have completed 10+2 from a recognized board with 50% minimum marks. The age limit might vary from one state board to another. However, broadly the minimum age is 18 years and maximum age limit is 35 years. One can check the respective state boards requirements before applying.