Basil Woods Teacher Training Academy
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Diploma in Preschool Education
Passionate about teaching? Let your passion and your choice of career unite! Launching, The Diploma in Preschool Education, an Integrated Montessori and Nursery teacher training program for aspiring teachers!
Become a certified Preschool teacher today!
Learn By Doing
Theories are no match for time actually spent in a real classroom environment! Get the advantage of learning by doing, with a two-month internship in a Basil Woods preschool campus! Work on skills like lesson planning, execution and class room management, on the job!
A power-packed curriculum
A combination of the Montessori method and modern approaches used in Nursery teacher training will ensure you’re one step above the rest! Exposure to techniques like puppetry, story-telling, music and movement will help you add fun and pizazz in the classroom! Our specially designed ‘Culture Connect’ module, will give you the edge to nurture young learners rooted in Indian culture, values and ethics!
Get future-ready, now!
At the heart of the Basil Woods TTA is the vision to bring in effective, empowered, energetic and future-ready teachers who are equipped to teach gen-next. Our commitment to the foundational values of Indian culture and universal ethics reflects in the Diploma program and we hope to create a culture-driven system of education that prepares candidates to hold their own anywhere in the world!
The Basil Woods advantage!
Access to our online resource library and learning content
Extensive training with 25+ hours of observation
Hands on exposure with a two-month internship in a Basil Woods preschool campus
A one of its kind ‘Culture connect’ module based on Indian values and ethics
The power to succeed!
Theories of Learning, managing the learning environment, planning & preparation for classroom teaching, student assessment
The Montessori Method
Exercises of Practical Life,Sensorial learning,Teaching Arithmetic and Geometry, Science, Languages and Geography
Health and Nutrition
Understanding the special health and nutritional needs of children and how diet plays a role in learning and development.
Story-telling, puppet shows
Discovering effective and creative ways to engage children as they learn through stories, theatre and puppet shows!
Music and Movement
Ways to use music and movement effectively for maximum fun and learning in the classroom
Helping young learners discover and connect with the values and eihics contained in Indian Culture.
Who can apply?
The ones with a passion to make a difference!
We’re looking for applicants with the commitment and passion required to help young learners discover, learn and grow!
Applicants must be fluent in both written and spoken English
A minimum qualification of a Pre-university course or its equivalent.
About the trainer
Ms. Sumathi Shivashankar is a teacher, trainer and consultant with over 20 years of experience in the field of Early childhood education. An AMI Montessori certified expert and Early Childhood development professional. She is a member and has served as an Assistant Montessori Administrator at The Indian Montessori Training Courses, Bangalore. She has conducted workshops and spearheaded setting up of Montessori environments across India. She has also designed curriculums and books for preschool children in schools all over India. A passionate educator and a thorough professional, Ms. Sumathi is one of the most well-known Montessorians in Bangalore.
What is The Diploma in Preschool Education?
The Diploma in Preschool Education is an integrated Montessori and teacher training course which makes candidates eligible to teach in a Montessori/Kindergarten/Nursery preschool environment.
Will I get a Diploma Certificate?
Yes! On successful completion of the course you will get a Diploma certificate in Preschool Education from the Basil Woods Teacher Training Academy. The course is in the process of being recognized by the Government of India and will soon be accredited by the ECA(Early Childhood Association).
How much salary can one expect?
The salary would depend on the school of employment.
What is the evaluation process?
Written assignments would have to be submitted at regular intervals and there would be an exam at the end of every learning module in the course.
Do you provide any kind of placement assistance?
We do provide 100 % placement assistance to students who successfully complete the course in preschools across Bangalore.
Will there be any exams in the program?
The examination is in the pattern of periodic assignments as well as an evaluative exam at the end of every module in the course. The assignments will be evaluated by the tutors and feedback will be provided. The exams at the end of every module will be evaluated by external examiners.
Do I need a teaching qualification to get a job in a preschool in India?
It is a must to have a teaching qualification in order to work in any Preschool. The certificate acts as a legal license for the would be teachers to apply for the position of a preschool teacher, making it a prerequisite to get a job.
Which age group will I be able to teach after doing the course?
The Diploma in Preschool Education will prepare candidates to teach ages 2-6 years in a Montessori/Kindergarten/Nursery preschool environment.
Do I get any help from tutors or trainers?
Students will be given constant support from the tutors in the form of study material, guidance and practical tips. The tutors can be contacted through email or phone. Tutors will provide guidance during observation, internship and career counselling as well.
What are the learning modes?
Learning would be via theory sessions, assignments, observation in schools across Bangalore and through a two month on the job internship.
Is the program recognized by the government?
The diploma is in the process of being recognized by the government of India/Karnataka.
What is the eligibility of the Program?
We’re looking for applicants with the commitment and passion required to help young learners discover, learn and grow! Applicants must be fluency in both written and spoken English with a minimum qualification of a Pre-university course or its equivalent.
When will I get a certificate?
On successful completion of all the requisite stages in the course, the candidates will be awarded the certificate.
What makes the diploma in preschool education course different from others?
1. An integrated curriculum designed and delivered by experts with more than 20 years of experience in the field of early education. 2. A one of its kind ‘Culture connect’ module based on Indian values and ethics 3. Hands on exposure with a two-month internship in a Basil Woods preschool campus. 4. 25 plus hours of Observation in more than 8 schools across Bangalore! 5. 100% placement assistance in a preschool on successful completion of the program!
hours of learning
hours of Internship
hours of observation in 8+ schools
A lifetime of job satisfaction!
Get in touch
How do I get started on the career of my dreams?
Call For Enquiry
Apply for the course.
Attend an interview cum counselling session
Enrol for the course.