Experiential Buddhist Kindergarten Teacher Training Courses
2-year full-time course
Masters Degree in Experiential Buddhism
& Diploma Certification in Teaching Kindergarten
Taught by International professors and leading experts
Student Entry Criteria
Master’s Degree route minimum requirements:
Bachelor degree with a minimum grade of C+ or third division. Transcripts required
Complete English proficiency test (minimum grade C or 70%).
A successful completion of 10 +2 (C+) or
A minimum 9 years of Shedra studies.
The Course Experience
This is an onsite course, with obligatory attendance, held over two years, and consisting of four semesters. Fifteen weeks of classes and two to four weeks of school placements. By blending practicum in local rural kindergartens with lectures and art classes on the Abiding Heart campus, each experience enriches the other; coursework, assignments and projects support and deepen trainees’ teaching experience with children while their work with young children expands and informs their experience as a teacher trainee. The training unfolds through a combination of group coursework, independent study, and practical experience during which trainees do written, artistic, and oral presentations of their work. Teacher trainees develop confidence in artistic expression and have opportunities to put child development theory into practice in preparation for school placements and embarking on life as a teacher. One of our main aspirations through training Kindergarten teachers at Abiding Heart is to protect the joy and wonder of childhood and thereby nurture the young child's all-round well-being. Both the programme content and faculty are of the highest standard and this course is intended for those interested in taking leadership roles in early childhood education in their schools.
Two years full-time divided into four semesters.
Each semester includes an average of 15 weeks of teaching
and learning with 400- 560 hours of lectures and 2-4 weeks of school placements.
Kindergarten placements in rural Himalayan regions during and in between semesters3 months Practicum (applicable for both diploma and master’s degree route). For the practicum, trainees are expected to write a reflective journal and keep evidence of lesson plans and executions; have a tutor observe trainee’s practice teaching a lesson; Tutorial.
Experiential Buddhist Primary Teacher Training
Slated to begin Winter/Spring of 2022
Please contact us for more information about this course