Students who have a passion for teaching can avail of the one-year diploma in education or D.Ed. Unlike the B.Ed, which requires a regular degree, the D.Ed can be pursued by students completing class 12 with a minimum of 50%. Most states require prospective students to appear for an entrance exam to judge eligibility for the course, such as the Haryana Board of School Education D.Ed examination, D.Ed Common Entrance Test Maharashtra, and the Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education D.Ed exam.
The syllabus is job oriented and includes theory modules on Education in India, Educational psychology, Issues and problems with secondary education, Information and communication Technology, and Teaching methods. It also includes a large amount of practical assessment through conducting lessons, critiquing, social service, psychology experiments, and work experience. Although a D.Ed has lesser weightage than a B.Ed, it can help students secure jobs as education counsellors, junior teachers, and teacher assistants. It can provide rich insights to teaching and enable students to understand and develop their interests.