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. Chittaranjan Vatika Hare Krishna Mandir Path,
Model Colony, Pune - 411 016
Tel: 91 – 20 – 25671811
Email: symbiteachereducation@gmail.com

A profession that promises a hundred smiles

The formative years of the child are the most critical period in his life. Thus the teachers who aspire to teach young children should be adequately and extensively trained. With this aim Symbiosis has started Post Graduate Diploma in Pre-Primary Teacher Education. Our course is an effort to give, aspiring teachers as well entrepreneurs who wish to start their own preschools, a comprehensive training. Our broad objectives are:
To help the trainees form a sound theoretical base of 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 program and prepare teaching materials.

The course is a fine blend of theory, classroom practical and skill development. 
The theory part of the course consists of four subjects viz. -
Child Development (Physical and Psychological)
Curriculum Planning for young children
Needs of Special Children
Pre-School Administration

This helps the trainees in getting in-depth knowledge of the issues related to children.
The practical aspect of the course comprises of the following:
A chance to interact with children of Pre-Primary School, while conducting various activities at Symbiosis Nursery School gives them confidence of handling these young ones effectively.
The institute arranges for visits to different organizations which do a creditable job on issues related to young children, the trainees get wider perspective of these issues.
Various workshops and seminars are organized by the institute develop different skills in the trainees.
One week, full time internship in Symbiosis International School is the edge of the course. It gives an insight into the philosophy and working of the IB preschool.

Placement history: Keeping in line with the tradition of various institutes run by Symbiosis, this institute also has 100% placement every year. Some of our students are also placed at International Schools.