National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

Introduction

The National Institute of Education (NIE) is the sole teacher training institute in Singapore and proud to be an integral part of the educational service.

The Singapore education system has been referred to as being one of the most successful educational systems in the world. This is, in part, due to the sound educational policies and research in the shaping of curriculum and management practices for schools.

More importantly, it is owing to the passion and perseverance of about 28,000 committed and dedicated teachers in Singapore.

We are proud to be able to call this community our colleagues and to work with them to improve the quality of our educational system for the future.

Thus, NIE is committed to our vision of being an institute of distinction and our mission of creating that world-class institute renowned for its excellence in teacher education and educational research.

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Master

Master of Education

Campus Part time 24  August 2017 Singapore

The Master of Education is primarily designed for teachers and colleagues working with the Ministry of Education of Singapore. It provides participants with an opportunity to explore the latest issues in education. [+]

The Master of Education programme is primarily designed for educators working in Singapore schools and the Ministry of Education. University graduates with a background in education and wishing to advance your knowledge and skills in education are also welcome to apply.

 

The programme offers the degree in the following 18 areas of specialisation:

Art Chinese Language Curriculum and Teaching Developmental Psychology Drama Early Childhood Educational and Psychological Measurement and Evaluation English Language English Literature Gifted Education Learning Sciences and Technologies Malay Language Mathematics Music Primary Science Special Education Tamil Language ... [-]

Master of Teaching

Campus Part time 3 - 4  August 2017 Singapore

NIE is proud to announce the latest university-approved Master’s degree programme, the Master of Teaching or M Teach, for short. The programme combines the best of university academic learning and workplace professional ... [+]

Master of Teaching

 

NIE is proud to announce the latest university-approved Master’s degree programme, the Master of Teaching or M Teach, for short. The programme combines the best of university academic learning and workplace professional learning to offer participants a sustained experience in developing excellence in teaching as a profession.

 

Aimed at graduate teachers with at least 2 years of experience, the programme optimises the theory-practice balance in learning situated within their own unique professional context. Besides learning from university professors with proven expertise in education, every teacher participating in the programme will also be supported by a Professional Learning Mentor (PLM) from their own communities of practice. The PLM is a guide, a dialogue partner and a co-learner in the M Teach participant’s learning journey.... [-]


MSc

Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies)

Campus Part time 24  August 2017 Singapore

The Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies) programme caters to the wide-ranging needs of physical education teachers. It is structured to provide a balanced coverage of pedagogy, psychosocial, management and scientific aspects of human movement. [+]

Objectives

 

The programme aims to provide students with:

A greater knowledge base in human movement studies A career path for the study of exercise science and sport studies Leadership skills for use in the sport and fitness area Research perspectives on the field of human movement studies An ability to undertake research in their working environment The skills of a reflective practitioner A conceptual grasp of issues affecting the future of sport and physical education in Singapore

 

Programme Details

 

The Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies) programme caters to the wide-ranging needs of physical education teachers. It is structured to provide a balanced coverage of pedagogy, psychosocial, management and scientific aspects of human movement. It aims to enable professionals to upgrade their qualifications for career advancement within the education system.... [-]


Master of Science (Life Sciences)

Campus Part time 24  August 2017 Singapore

The Master of Science (MSc) in Life Sciences programme by coursework and dissertation is tailored to meet the needs of working teachers, science graduates or professionals interested in life sciences. [+]

The Master of Science (MSc) in Life Sciences programme by coursework and dissertation is tailored to meet the needs of working teachers, science graduates or professionals interested in life sciences. It is designed and mass-customised in manageable courses to suit the applicant's previous educational background.

 

The programme aims to provide teachers and science graduates with specialised knowledge in the field of life sciences, by addressing not only the knowledge base, but also the necessary experimental skills required. Without sacrificing the necessary breadth and depth of the multi-disciplinary nature of the life sciences, the participant is offered a highly personalised roadmap in which the most recent scientific developments are taught, and social and bioethical issues are discussed.... [-]


Master of Science (Mathematics for Educators)

Campus Part time August 2017 Singapore

The Master of Science (Mathematics for Educators) is designed to cater to the professional needs of mathematics educators. The programme emphasises the acquisition of wide and in-depth content knowledge in mathematics as well as its linkage to mathematics teaching. [+]

The Master of Science (Mathematics for Educators) is designed to cater to the professional needs of mathematics educators.

 

The programme emphasises the acquisition of wide and in-depth content knowledge in mathematics as well as its linkage to mathematics teaching. Candidates will have the opportunity to study courses in different areas of mathematics, conducted by active working mathematicians, many of them holding a qualification in teaching of mathematics.

 

A strong mastery of mathematics will enable educators to teach better and to promote higher order thinking among students in the learning of mathematics. Mathematics specialists in education institutes will also benefit from this programme because a good understanding of mathematics is crucial for handling various tasks related to mathematics education, such as the design of contemporary and rigorous curriculum, assessment of mathematics learning, and development of teaching resources.... [-]


Master of Science by Research, Sciences and Physical Education

Campus Full time Part time 12  August 2017 Singapore + 1 more

Higher degree studies by research leading to the degree of Master of Science (MSc) are offered by NIE in line with the increasing emphasis on research in the Sciences and Physical Education. [+]

Master of Science by Research

 

NIE offers higher degree studies by research leading to the degree of Master of Science (MSc) in line with the increasing emphasis on research in the areas of Sciences and Physical Education.

 

Applicants reading the degree of MSc by research will pursue an independent but supervised research in an approved field of advanced study based on which a thesis should be between 40,000 to 50,000 words must be submitted. A Master's thesis written in the Chinese language should not exceed 100,000 Chinese characters. The award of the research degree is based entirely on the work presented in the thesis.

 

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MA

Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics)

Campus Full time Part time 12  Singapore

The Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics) aims to provide a broad-based course of study in the field of applied linguistics, mainly within the fields of language education and discourse studies. [+]

Program Objectives

 

The Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics) aims to provide a broad-based course of study in the field of applied linguistics, mainly within the fields of language education and discourse studies. It is a useful means by which English language teaching professionals can acquire additional academic qualifications for career advancement.

 

 

Programme Details

 

The Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics) programme focuses on the needs of English language teachers, curriculum specialists, school inspectors, school heads of departments and language lecturers of tertiary institutions. The programme balances coverage of theoretical knowledge with practical application.... [-]


Master of Arts (Applied Psychology)

Campus Full time Part time 12  Singapore

The Master of Arts (Applied Psychology) aims to produce graduates who will become leaders in the field of psychological service. The Master of Arts (Applied Psychology) programme provides specialist training as an Educational Psychologist or a Counselling Psychologist. [+]

The Master of Arts (Applied Psychology) aims to produce graduates who will become leaders in the field of psychological service. In recent years, there has been increasing recognition of the importance of pupil counselling and career guidance in schools. Since the introduction of pastoral care and career guidance in schools, more and more teachers are motivated to acquire knowledge and skills in counselling. The inclusion of the Learning Support Programme in primary schools has also highlighted the crucial role played by educational psychologists in schools.

 

In the meantime, Family Service Centres have mushroomed all over Singapore whilst counselling agencies already established in the community have grown from strength to strength. To cater to the changing needs of clients and expansion of services, there is a need for professional growth and upgrading for the counsellors and psychologists working in these organisations.... [-]


Master of Arts (Counselling & Guidance)

Campus Full time Part time 52  August 2017 Singapore + 1 more

The programme emphasises a developmental perspective, focusing on issues pertinent to providing counselling. [+]

Counselling and guidance are evolving to meet the needs of individuals in schools and communities to improve their understanding, adjustment, and daily functioning across the lifespan. The roles of counsellors are notably complex and multifaceted. The challenges and demands in the quality of the counselling and guidance services offered in the educational and community settings are also increasing. Hence, counsellors need to be reflective about their own practices and ways to enhance their competencies in these areas.

 

The Master of Arts (Counselling and Guidance) programme is specially designed to equip counselling graduates with skills and knowledge in various counselling core areas to maximise counsellor's level of functioning and the capacity to conduct research. The programme emphasises a developmental perspective, focusing on issues pertinent to providing counselling and guidance services and programme development. The counsellors' personal and professional growth and development; appreciation of diversity and demonstration of understanding ethical and legal issues are also emphasised. The practicum allows application of theories and techniques leading to effective individual and group counselling.... [-]


Master of Arts (Educational Management)

Campus Part time 24  August 2017 Singapore

The Master of Arts (Educational Management) programme is designed for individuals who hold management positions in the education service: principals, vice-principals, heads of department and teachers with positions of responsibility and MOE officers. [+]

Program Objectives

 

The programme aims to enable participants to develop the knowledge, skills and capability to lead their organisations effectively at a time of rapid change. 

 

 

Programme Details

 

The Master of Arts (Educational Management) programme is designed for individuals who hold management positions in the education service: principals, vice-principals, heads of department and teachers with positions of responsibility and MOE officers.

 

This programme pursues three broad aims: (i) to enable aspiring leaders in education to become more informed about critical issues in educational management, and thus to apply intellectual approaches to their work (ii) to help them cope positively and effectively with the management challenges that are currently impacting on education (iii) to enable them to acquire a recognised and valued postgraduate award. Topics covered include: organisational learning and development, human development and learning, assessment quality and standards, supervisory leadership and curriculum design, management of educational technology applications, finance and resource management, quantitative and qualitative research methods, comparative issues in education, contemporary issues in school marketing, mentoring for professional development and leadership succession, school and organisational effectiveness, globalisation, educational change and pedagogical reform.... [-]


Master of Arts (Humanities Education)

Campus Part time 24  August 2017 Singapore

This is a programme which can support teachers who may need to respond with cross-disciplinary perspectives in the disciplines of history, geography as well as in social studies. [+]

Programme Details

 

The Master Of Arts (Humanities Education) is a programme which can support teachers who may need to respond with cross-disciplinary perspectives in the disciplines of history, geography as well as in social studies. The goal is to help the programme participants develop a critical understanding of social studies, history and geography with a strong grounding in the philosophies that have guided both scholarship and the development of each of the relevant disciplines and how these can be applied to studies of the social issues of our time.

 

While the programme is designed for those who have relevant background knowledge in one or more of the following disciplines and school courses such as geography, history and social studies, it is tailored for candidates wishing to broaden their multi-disciplinary perspectives on the development of our societies in space and time.... [-]


Master of Arts (Instructional Design and Technology)

Campus Part time 24  August 2017 Singapore

The programme - Master of Arts (Instructional Design and Technology) aims to provide education and training to professionals with instructional design processes, and to broaden the knowledge base and skills of professionals who are applying, [+]

Program Objectives

 

The programme aims to provide education and training to professionals with instructional design processes, and to broaden the knowledge base and skills of professionals who are applying, managing and developing information technologies in school and in corporate environments.

 

 

Programme Details

 

The Master of Arts (Instructional Design and Technology) programme is designed for education and training professionals working in schools, universities, polytechnics, businesses and industries and e-learning environments. It is concerned with the application, development and management of information technologies, including e-learning, for solving instructional problems in school and corporate learning environments.... [-]


Master of Arts by Research

Campus Full time Part time 12  August 2017 Singapore + 1 more

NIE offers higher degree studies by research leading to the degree of Master of Arts (MA) in line with the increasing emphasis on research in the Humanities, Education and Physical Education. [+]

Master of Arts by Research

NIE offers higher degree studies by research leading to the degree of Master of Arts (MA) in line with the increasing emphasis on research in the areas of Humanities, Education and Physical Education.

 

Applicants reading the degree of MA by research will pursue an independent but supervised research in an approved field of advanced study based on which a thesis should be between 40,000 to 50,000 words must be submitted. A Master's thesis written in the Chinese language should not exceed 100,000 Chinese characters. The award of the research degree is based entirely on the work presented in the thesis.

 

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Master of Arts in Leadership and Educational Change

Campus Full time August 2017 Singapore

The Master of Arts in Leadership and Educational Change is an innovative new programme with a dual focus on organizational and curriculum leadership. [+]

Master of Arts in Leadership and Educational Change

 

The Master of Arts in Leadership and Educational Change is an innovative new programme with a dual focus on organizational and curriculum leadership. The programme aims to prepare educational leaders to go beyond organisational leadership towards embracing leadership capacities in curriculum, teaching and learning. Jointly taught by two internationally-renowned teacher education institutions, the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Teachers College (TC), Columbia University, New York, the programme prepares a new generation of educational leaders for Singapore, the Asia-Pacific region and the larger international community.The programme provides opportunities to build new cross-national learning communities and fraternities steeped in both local and global perspectives.... [-]