Teacher education refers to the policies and procedures designed to equip prospective teachers with the knowledge, attitudes, behaviors and skills they require to perform their tasks effectively in the classroom, school and wider community.
Although ideally it should be conceived of, and organized as, a seamless continuum, teacher education is often divided into these stages Which is below
* initial teacher training / education (a pre-service course before entering the classroom as a fully responsible teacher);
* induction (the process of providing training and support during the first few years of teaching or the first year in a particular school);
* teacher development or continuing professional development (CPD) (an in-service process for practicing teachers).
Main Teachers Training Program or Course in Entry level is known as D.Ed (Diploma in Education)
Undergraduate level Education training program are B.Ed (Bachelor of Education) or BA in Education.
Postgraduate level Education training program are M.Ed (Master of Education) or MA in Education.
National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) is an Indian government body set up under the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993 (#73, 1993) in 1995 is to formally oversee standards, procedures and processes in the Indian education system. This couincil function for the central as well as state governments on all mattter with regards to the Teacher Education and its Secretariat is located in the Department of Teacher Education and National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). Despite the successful functioning in terms of educational field, it is facing difficulties in ensuring the maintenance of the standards of teacher education and preventing the increase in the number of substandard teacher education institutions in the country.