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What is Primary Teacher Training?

The Primary Teacher Training (PTT) course is a teacher training course for Primary educators. Candidates are taught essential skills on how to teach students, plan lessons, assign homework and grade papers, among other things. 

PTT courses are taught at many different levels. Candidates can pursue a certificate, diploma, bachelor's degree and also a master's degree in Primary Teaching or Elementary Education. At the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, primary teacher training courses are B El Ed and MEd, respectively.

  • The duration for Primary Teacher Training courses differs from a chosen course type to another. For example, an online course can be completed in a matter of a few hours, while Diplomas are completed in 1 to 2 years. Bachelor's degree is for a total of 4 years, while master's courses take 2 years.
  • There are paid and free online certificate courses available for PTT courses
  • Degree courses fee range from INR 7,000 to INR 3 lakh.

After successful completion of a primary teacher training course, candidates can become primary or nursery school teachers and can earn around INR 1.5-2 LPA in the beginning.

Eligibility for Primary Teacher Training Course

  • Anyone who has passed 10+2 with a minimum of 50% can join the course
  • Anyone above the age of 18 is eligible to pursue this course
  • For PG courses, the candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree with 55% from teaching stream

Top Entrance Exams for Primary Teacher Training Course

The admissions to certificate and diploma courses are done on the basis of merit, however, for degree courses such as UG and PG primary teacher training course, admissions are done on the basis of entrance examinations such as UGC NET, TET, etc. Many states conduct their own state-level entrance examinations to provide admissions to the PTT Course. There are a lot of entrance examinations through which candidates can take admission into the Primary Teacher Training courses. Some of them have been listed below for reference:

  • DU D.El.Ed 
  • TET
  • CTET
  • NET
  • SET