One Year Diploma in Education, Teaching and Learning

ACT’s exclusive One Year Teaching Diploma in Education, Teaching and Learning is an all-inclusive training program for teachers with focus on primary level learners and aims to provide in-depth knowledge on the areas covered in the course.

About the course

The One Year Teaching Diploma in Education, Teaching and Learning has been designed to familiarize the aspiring or working teaching professionals with the educational theories and practices to equip them with an in-depth knowledge of the individual learning needs of the learners and be responsive to the demands of the 21st century classrooms. The program consists of four semesters of 3 months each. The first two semesters comprise of the core compulsory components which will put an emphasis on Principles of Education, Educational Psychology, Theories of Learning along with Different Teaching Methods/Approaches and instructional Strategies, Assessment, Evaluation in differentiated learning, Classroom Management and Material Development. In Semesters three and four, candidates can choose two specialized areas from specialization options provided including teaching Pre-primary-secondary, Montessori, Early Childhood or Special Education.

Key Information

Eligibility and Course Fee

  • Both working and aspiring educators can apply for this course
  • The minimum entry requirement is 10 + 2 or equivalent qualification
  • Fees for the One Year Diploma Program is 30000 INR (inclusive of GST)
  • Instalment facility is conveniently available

Teaching and Learning Modes

  • The course is available in an online mode
  • The total duration of the course is 12 months
  • Online courses can be availed from any corner of the globe
  • Basic internet connection and computer knowledge are required

Core Components

Semester 1: Principles of Teaching
  • Principles of Education
  • Educational Psychology and Theories of Learning
  • Different Teaching Methods/Approaches for YL & AL
  • Teacher as facilitator- monitoring & motivation
  • Term 1- Assessment (MCQ & reflective)
Semester 2: Teaching Practice
  • Lesson planning and instructional strategies
  • Assessment and evaluation in differentiated learning
  • Inclusive Classroom management with emphasis on special education needs
  • Resource and material Development
  • Language learning VS acquisition
  • Term 2 – Assessment (MCQ & reflective)
Specialized Subjects (Choose any 2)

ECE (Early Childhood)

  • Introduction to ECC
  • Stages of development
  • Factors affecting early childhood
  • Helping early childhood learners settle down in school

MTT (Montessori)

  • Maria Montessori –philosophy, methodology, psychology
  • EPL & Sensorial
  • Language and Maths in Montessori school
  • Art and craft for young learners

NTT (Nursery)

  • Introduction to teaching young learners
  • Importance of play and play way approach
  • Child, health & nutrition
  • Self-awareness

PSTT (Primary & Secondary)

  • Language learning VS acquisition
  • Project method
  • Grammar & phonology
  • Integrating technology in the classroom

SEN (Special Education Needs)

  • Identifying various types of learning challenges
  • Identifying and supporting learners with special needs
  • Managing behaviour of special need children
  • ADHD, Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy

Admission and Support Services

  • ACT's admission process is quite easy and compliant
  • You can opt for any online payment method
  • ACT's admission department will contact the candidates via mail or over phone
  • Any form of payment method can be opted (by using debit/credit card or by depositing cash, cheque or demand draft in ACT's bank account)
  • Experienced and accomplished tutors provide academic support

Job opportunities

After the completion of the course, candidates will be able to teach all school subjects at pre & primary level and secondary level. Completing the course will enable them to identify special children and help them to learn at their own pace in association with special educators and counsellors in an inclusive classroom. Aspirants can also teach children in Montessori schools using Montessori apparatus. Certified candidates can land up as:

  • Nursery teacher
  • Montessori teacher
  • Early Childhood educator
  • Shadow teacher
  • Primary and secondary level teacher
  • Course coordinator
  • Entrepreneur – establish your own child care centre, pre-school, activity centre

Accreditation and Certification

  • Globally recognised certificate by Asian College of Teachers (ACT)
  • Asian College of Teachers (ACT) is a member of Early Childhood Association (ECA)
  • ACT is an institutional member of Montessori Europe (ME) & International Association of Special Education (IASE)
  • Option for taking Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) Certification

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