Symbiosis Initiatives

Symbiosis Institute for Teacher Education

(Autonomous Institute of Symbiosis Society)

Established: 2004
Final Plot No. 470/1 & 2, CTS No. 1089/1 & 2,
Opp. ChittaranjanVatika Hare Krishna Mandir Path,
ModelColony,Pune--4
Tel:9120 25671811
Email: symbiteachereducation@gmail.com
Webiste: www.symbiosis.ac.in

Teaching is a profession that promises a hundred smiles!

Early childhood (usually defined as birth to year 8) is a time of tremendous physical, cognitive, socio-emotional, and language development. Thus the teachers who aspire to teach young children should be adequately and extensively trained. With this aim Symbiosis launched a Post Graduate Diploma in Pre-Primary Teacher Education in 2004. Our course offers comprehensive training for aspiring early childhood teachers and entrepreneurs who wish to start their own preschools. Our broad objectives are:
To help the trainees gain a sound theoretical foundation in child development, curriculum planning and preschool organization.
To sensitize the trainees to the needs of preschoolers.
To equip the trainees to plan developmentally appropriate preschool programs and prepare teaching materials.

The course is a thoughtful combination of theory, classroom practical and skill development.
The theory part of the course consists of the following four subjects:
Child Development
Curriculum Planning for Early Childhood
Needs of Special Children
Pre-School Administration

The practical aspects of the course comprise of the following:
A chance to interact, observe and work with the children of Symbiosis Nursery School, while conducting various activities to instill confidence and training in handling these young ones effectively.
The institute arranges for visits to different early childhood organizations that do a creditable job on issues related to young children, to offer trainees a wide perspective.
Various workshops and seminars are organized by the institute to develop different skills in the trainees.

One week, full time internship in Symbiosis International School to give an insight into the philosophy and working of an IB preschool.
One week of Practical Training at the Pastoral Care center at Symbiosis International School offers experience and exposure to a state-of-the art special needs classrooms.
Placement history: Keeping in line with the tradition of various institutes run by Symbiosis, this institute also has 100% placement every year. Our students are placed at CBSE, SSC, ICSE and International Schools.