Junior Basic Training (JBT) for teachers – This is a Diploma in Teaching for Elementary teachers.It is a certification to show that you are a trained and qualified Elementary section teacher similar to D.Ed and D.El.Ed.This JBT course is highly popular in Northern States of India including Punjab,Delhi and Jammu.
The D.Ed course is more prevalent in the western states like Maharashtra and Gujarat
Getting a job in Elementary education is almost impossible without a qualification degree and many Government school ask this as a mandatory practice.
Eligibility for JBT course
In order to secure admission into a JBT course you need to have done 10+2 in any stream with atleast 50% marks in the qualifying board exam overall.Some institutes also admit student who have 45% marks overall and give some relaxation to those who are from SC/ST/OBC backgrounds.
About the JBT course
It is a two year course that has both subjects based on Foundation course as well as Pedagogical subjects.
Some of the subjects that you will learn are:
- Teaching of Art Education
- Teaching of Work Experience
- Population Education
- Education Management at Elementary Level
- Educational Technology
Since these courses are taught to candidates with the aim that it will help them inculcate clearer ideas to elementary school children,there is strong focus on Pedagogical Studies.
The cost of this course depends on the university whether it is private or government aided.For a government college you can expect to pay about Rs.10,000 – Rs.25,000 per year and for private colleges it starts from Rs.35,000 per year.
Future Career and Job Scope
Just as any other Diploma in elementary education program,after doing this course,you will have good chances of getting a job in any primary school or Nursery that deals with small students.Some other places where you can be employed are:
- Child Care Centres
- Pre Primary schools
- Day Care Centres
- Teaching Assistants
- Class Helpers
In order to get job even in a private school that as an Elementary or pre primary section,it is necessary to have any sort of teachers training degree,even D.Ed or D.El.Ed will do.If you do not posses any of these training qualifications then the candidate who has,will win the job over you.
After getting this diploma,you will get approximately about Rs.10,000 a month in a job teaching nursery/KG upto class 2.
JBT is highly popular in Delhi and most schools ask for it.
Some schools that will employ you:
- Royal Public Institute
- Planet Spark
- Winspark Innovations
- Bridges Academy
- Midbrain Activation Classes