GCT: Teacher Training 600 Hour Phase II Curriculum

Duration: 300 hours+  Phase II (50 days) Mon – Fri 09.00-16.00
Course Date: Open Monday: See Schedule below
Prerequisite: GCT 300 Phase I
Offer with No Extra Charge: ·        Continue from GCT Phase I receive any update on all short courses authorized GCT Phase II to teach.

·        Textbook and workbooks from Level 1-2-3 for updated information and for supporting learning.

·        Handouts from Professors of 2 new classes:

·        Integrated Manual Therapy for Thai massage: Assessments and Treatments Including Tension Headache & Stroke Patients (GCT 600) by Dr. Aatit

·        Workbook on Thai Massage Applied for Infant and Pregnancy Massage Briefing

·        A box of handmade cards for Level 1 sequences teaching material for teaching for Level 2 teaching.

·        Herbal tea, practice clothes, transportation in pickup zone.

·        Receive TMC bag and 3 more tops for field training.

·        Activity picture files Your Time at TMC.

Course Fee: 109,000 Baht (98,100 Baht with 10%discount)
Receive 10% discount when apply for all 10 weeks at the same time. Discount is given at the school on the first day.
Take 10 weeks: Check course date below.

The GCT 600 hour teacher training curriculum is the most comprehensive and intensive which require strict discipline and determination to reach the goal. The graduate teacher from this one of the kind curriculum is authorized to conduct classes the same with 7 short courses available at TMC school.

In normal learning environment and set up, to be able to teach total of 7 courses—especially the Therapeutic Thai Massage (Level 3) is the most difficult course to conduct—
would require five years of learning and practicing. The possibility to complete the curriculum in 600 hours – 20 weeks is from the well creation curriculum and the strict discipline TMC apply on itself in following the syllabus. This is the “mother” of all courses there is in Thai massage and TMC school is the only Thai massage school to receive the  approved curriculum.

TMC offer the curriculum with the highest standard in teaching training. The Chiang Mai Chief of Education Department had issued a certified letter to ensure the authorization of the curriculum and the high standard performance of the school for both curriculums.

Now Thai Massage Teacher Training GCT 600 Hour Program from Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai has the opportunity to offer hope, choice and chance to the disadvantage girls up to 24 persons each year toward becoming Thai massage therapist when they complete their high school at the Youth Women Development Center (YDC), Mae Rim, Chiang Mai.

Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai and Thai Massage School of Thailand in cooperation with the YDC to integrate Thai massage profession in their vocation syllabus for the last school years of the girls. Thai massage curriculum at YDC is an on-going program and will enable the teens to complete the curriculum as required by the Ministry of Education and the Public Health Department for the teens to earn their credits and also qualified to work as Thai massage therapists at the Public Health approved providers. This is the pilot year and we both commit for the long term cooperation.

The GCT teachers of 600 Hour can make their students dream come true at Juvenile Detention Facility for teenage boys and girls in Chiang Mai. They can teach all 3 levels of Thai massage from TMC curriculum. This course is the life changing permit for the boys and girls. Once they complete the 90 hour course after their release they can make Thai massage their new career! They would never have this opportunity if the GCT teachers do not offer them this course. TMC is the only school offer and support the massage education to the students there.

The concentration of this GCT Phase II is toward teaching education since there are 2 most important courses to teach—Level 2 and Level 3. TMC teachers work closely to the GCT teachers at all time. The school director and GCT teacher meet several occasions and discuss teaching planning and any related matter. In fact the whole school put their support for the GCT teachers of 600 hour. That is why we only offer this curriculum in the low season period and only one annually.

This curriculum is the highest reward for both the apprentice and the school. We are proud to be able to turn out noble teachers to spread the teaching of the ancient art from our great teachers to the world.

Teaching Credential

GCT teachers (600)  represent TMC school to the world and can join with TMC school to offer TMC courses to anyone under affiliation program. Their students may continue higher learning at TMC school Thailand.
The authorized courses are:
Foundation of Thai Massage (Level 1)
Foundation of Thai Massage Applied on Table (Level 1 Plus)
Thai Massage Enhancement (Level 2)
Therapeutic Thai Massage (Level 3)
Thai Foot Reflexology
Thai Table Massage
Thai Chair Massage
Yogi Stretching Exercise
The Making of Herbal Ball

GCT 600 Hour Phase II Curriculum Content

Should see detailed content on GCT 300 Phase I above:

Content of the program containing the following subjects but may not occur in this order.
(Note : 1 day = 6 in-class hours)

600 hr program may be taken into 2 parts, 150 hrs each part.
PART ONE:

Total of 25 in-class learning days: 150 hours – 6 hours per day
4 days of teacher training demonstrations: Level I
1 day of Perfection Level II
1 day overview for practical examination for Level II
1 day of practical examination on Level I and II per case provided
1 days of Manage Teaching: Level II
2 days of teacher training demonstrations: Level II
1/2 day of Overview all levels techniques on variation and rail Thai massage
2 days of Internship therapeutic Thai massage (combination of all levels) per case provided
2 days of Foundation of Thai Massage Applied on Table: Level 1 Plus Teaching Training
1/2 day of lecture on Integrated Manual Therapy for Thai massage: Assessments and Treatments Including Tension Headache & Stroke Patients (GCT 600) by Dr. Aatit
1/2 day of application and Integration skill learned with new techniques for Stroke Patients
1/2 day of lecture on Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology for Thai Massage(With I5)
2 days of teaching preparation for Level II
1 day of therapeutic massage for senior persons at a senior center
5 days of teaching training Level II to community students or in-house set up
1 day of Overview all levels techniques on variation, Step On and Rail Thai Massage
1/2 day of Business meeting career enhancement
Written examination will be in the format of analysis teaching techniques to submit.
NOTE: GCT students complete PART ONE is entitled to teach Level I and II.

PART TWO: 
Total of 25 in-class learning days: 150 hours (6 hours per day)
4 days of review to perfect Level III
1 day of overview for practical examination for Level III
1 day of Review to  Perfect Level III Herbal ball making
1 day of practical examination on Level 1, 2 and 3 per case provided
4 days teacher training demonstrations: Level III
1 day of Apply Thai massage to Infant and pregnancy massage
1 days of Manage Teaching: Level III
1 day of Internship therapeutic Thai massage (combination of all levels) per case provided
1 day of Teaching Training how to manage Mini APT class
1 day of therapeutic massage service to senior persons at the center.
1/2 day of Overview all levels techniques on variation and blockage techniques
2 days of teaching preparation for Level III
5 days of teaching training Level III to community students or in-house set up
1 day of applied Tok Sen, Step On, and Herbal Ball for Thai Massage Healing
1/2 day of Written Examination

REMARK ON PART ONE AND PART TWO:
GCT teachers who have completed PART ONE must return to continue PART TWO with in 2 years in order to earn the Program Diploma and Teaching Credential according to the curriculum requirement. The GCT teachers may apply to continue PART TWO only within the available schedule set by the school. PART TWO will be week 6 of the GCT 600 Hour Program.

NOTE: Returned students from GCT 300 who have not attended Thai Chair Massage, will have the special class offered during the weekend with no extra charge to fulfill the teaching credential requirement to teach the class.

Characteristic of the teaching:

  • Classes in hands-on during internship include discussion with teacher for correction, feedback and improvement support during and at the end of each session.
  • Program of classes may change to facilitate the students’ learning and school’s feasibility.
  • Student is provided with an Anatomy and Physiology book (on loan) for self study. There are more information in books and charts at the library.

IMPORTANT NOTE: 
Teaching training for Level II and III will follow the format under two categories:

Category A: Teaching Training In- House

  1. Interns are trained in each level until being able to perform all positions correctly and be able to retain the memory of all positions.
  2. Interns will be trained to teach on each level by demonstrations within the group.
  3. Interns will be graded on performance during demonstration examinations within the group.

Category B: Teaching Training to Community
Should the school be able to arrange for appropriate community group for Level II and Level III
or only Level II.  The format will be the same as Level I teaching.

  1. Interns are trained in each level until being able to perform all positions correctly and be able to retain the memory of all positions.
  2. Interns will be trained to teach on each level by demonstrations to the community class.
  3. Interns will be graded on performance during demonstration and class performance.

REMARK: 
Program content may change to suite the students’ learning and the school circumstances.  Students will be notified as soon as possible.

OUTLINE OF GCT 600 Hour PROGRAM

  1. TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM:
    Student must achieve the followings:

(1) Written Examination:
Written examination will be in the format of assigned homework to submit.

Subject:
Supervision technique.  Lesson planing and hadling class.
Passing score is 70%

(2) Practical Examination: Per each part.
Perform combination 2 hours of Thai Massage in all levels to meet the assigned conditions and need.
Passing score is 80%

(3) Teaching internship
PART ONE performance for Thai Massage Massage Enhancement (Level II) teaching training.
Passing score is 70%.
PART TWO performance for Therapeutic Thai Massage Massage (Level III) teaching training.
Passing score is 70%.

(4) Attendance and Absence Policy
Student of GCT program requires class attendance at least 90% in order to complete the program. Student must sign for the absence notice form upon return to class.  In the event of advance absence request, student must notify the office as soon as possible for approval.  For absence more than 10% of over all course,  student must apply for approval to attend make up classes and pay make up fee. This is regardless of whatever the cause of the absence is. The make up class will be subject to the school arrangement.

(5) Emergency Leave
Should student require emergency leave of the country prior to completion of the program, student may request for approval from the school to arrange for return schedule to join future GCT group within two years. The school will assign student to appropriate week of the future group to complete the program. Student may have to take extra week(s) to review lesson(s) In order to be able to follow the new class preformanace at no extra charge.

(6) Withdrawal from the Program
with a refund: Student wishes to return to complete the program, with approval from the schoool, must take the entire part and pay the full fee for that part.

REMARK:
Failure to meet any passing scores will result to incompletion of the GCT 600 Hour program on each Part if student apply for each Part only.  Student may take make up class (except teaching training) with approval, to achieve passing score.  Make up policy and fee applies.

NOTE: 600 hr program can be divided in 2 parts, part I is 5 weeks and part II is 5 weeks.  Each part require 90% attendance.

  1. Grading and transcript of record:
    The transcript will contain subjects and classes, hour attended and score.  Classes
    without examination will receive CR =Credit for attendance and participation in class;
    NC =No Credit for nonattendance. Grade point average score will have total combination of 100 % from  all categories from GCT 300 Hour Program Phase I.
  2. Incomplete Program:
    Should student fail to complete the GCT 600 Hour Program Phase II, student will not earn diploma and teaching credential pertaining to Phase II. However, student is still honored from the completion of GCT 300 Hour Program.

    NOTE: In the event student completed GCT 600 Hour Program PART ONE but fail during the study of PART TWO, student is still honored from the completetion of GCT 300 Hour Program and with the authorization from the certificate of PART ONE completetion for 2 years after the completetion of PART ONE.

    Student should return to complete PART TWO and earn honor of the GCT 600 Hour Program Diploma and Teaching Credential with in the time line. Should there is special circumstances due to time, student may write to the school and request for extension which subject to approval from the school director.

  3. Teaching Credential:
    Teaching credential authorize the graduates to teach TMC school curriculum of Foundation of Thai Massage (Level I), Thai Massage Enhancement (Level II), Therapeutic Thai Massage (Level III), Thai Foot Massage, Thai Table Massage, Thai Chair Massage,The Making of Herbal Ball and Yogi Stretching Exercise.  The credential will be granted to the graduate teacher in addition to the diploma of GCT 600 Hour Program.  In the event that the student is unable to attend the teaching training internship on any level, but fulfill all other graduation requirement, student may graduate with the diploma of the Professional Thai Massage 600 Hour Program,  without the teaching credential on both Level 2 and Level 3.
    Please note:There will be no make up time for teaching training performance, but student may return to complete the training with the future class when available with approval from 
    the school and pay make up fee.
  4. Diploma Granting:
    Diploma and teaching credential will be granted to the student completed the program on the graduation day.

    6. Transcript and CD Photo:
    Transcript will be prepared and completed within 2 weeks after graduation. The school will scan and send PDF file to each student for record.  However, the PDF is not official.  The official transcript will be mailed by registered air mail.  Mailing fee is 300 Baht.

    If the student does not pay for mailing, the transcript will be kept on file at the school.
    If student will request transcript in the future, mailing fee can be at higher rate. Student can pick up  transcript at the school with noo mailing fee.
    CD Photos is prepared throughout the program for student’s memory. The CD will be given to student at the graduation time with the diploma. There will be no graduation photos included in the CD. Student should bring own camera that day or ask a friend to take the photos. The school will not email graduation photos to anyone.

  5. 7GCT and Accreditation Process to the World Community:
    GCT program is the program for students to become professional practitioner and teacher in Thai massage.  TMC is an accredited school and GCT Program is officially approved curriculum by the Thai Ministry of Education.  The Thai government only accredited schools in Thailand. Other countries have their own law and regulation according to school accreditation and licensing to a person to become a massage therapist and/or to teach massage in a particular country. Therefore, the student must inquire about the acceptance and licensing to practice massage or to teach from their own local government agency.  This is the general understanding apply to all type of profession.  Please be aware and seek correct information before embark on the massage professional learning.

In addition to NCBTMB, Massage & Myotherapy Australia, NPHC etc., TMC is the Continuing Education Provider, this accreditation is  applied to the GCT graduates only, and is not extended to students who take course with their students. The graduates may apply with such organization to become the providers themselves.

Reminder…
Weekly schedule and class plan may change to suite the students learning and the school circumstances, students will be notified as soon as information is available.  The GCT Phase II program is subject to very flexible schedule for best situation of both sides.  Please be understanding.  We will try our best for your learning benefit.

Please keep in mind that each one of us is unique and hold different background.  Some students may be learning at faster or slower pace than the other.  The teachers will encourage each student to follow the program guideline at similar pace with the class and may provide appropriated support to facilitate learning within the program guideline and schedule to help the student achieve the objective of the program.
Please observe  Thai culture to be courteous and respect to teachers as they also show respect to student.

Compassion and consideration are the keys in learning Thai Massage
and apply to all teachers and learners.

Note: Some activity may change subject to the available contact but all the hours will be fulfill.

Thai Massage Teacher training GCT 600 Hour Program implement the advanced knowledge to the GCT Thai massage teacher with additional learning in physical assessment and physical therapy applied to Thai massage to increase recovery time for chronic illness patients such as stroke or partial paralysis patients.

Lecture and workshop by Chiang Mai University professor for Thai Massage Teacher training GCT 600 Hour Program with subject of “Integrated Manual Therapy for Thai massage: Assessments and Treatments including Stroke Patient”

Government Certified Teacher 600 hour program students expand their knowledge in Thai massage to therapeutic healing for people of common conditions. They receive more training in massage practice and perform community services with more complicated conditions seniors at the senior home and to disabled children.

The knowledge and experience they add on will enhance their profession both as therapists and Thai massage teachers.

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I finally made it back to TMC after 6 years and I’m happy that I got the time and opportunity to do the full GCT600. It was an awesome time at school, learned a lot and I’m ready to spread my willing and start teaching, knowing that the TMC team has my back. Thank you TMC.”
Regi Rompies
Netherlands
GCT 600: 9 October 2015