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NIE POSTGRADUATE &
CONTINUING EDUCATION
(PG&CE) FAIR 2020
LEARNING DIFFERENTLY, LEADING CHANGE

   16 May 2020 (Saturday) | 10AM - 4PM

  INFORMATION HANDBOOK
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ORGANISING CHAIR’S
MESSAGE
Dear Visitor,

A warm welcome to the National Institute of Education’s Postgraduate & Continuing
Education (PG&CE) Fair 2020!

This year, the fair goes virtual due to concerns about COVID-19. The virtual fair will
be held on 16 May 2020, from 10am to 4pm. Our colleagues from NIE’s 10 Academic
Groups, Office of Academic Administration and Services, and Programme Offices
will answer your questions regarding admission, scholarships, online applications,
and other aspects of our programmes.

The PG&CE fair 2020 website features various programme sharing sessions
materials selected just for you. You can also watch short videos in NIE GPL Facebook
about our higher degree and professional development opportunities, as well as
students’ unique learning experiences at NIE.

We appreciate your interest and participation in this higher degree and professional
development event. The Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning
delivers its courses with the support of faculty members from diverse disciplines. NIE,
an autonomous institute of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is known
for its emphasis on evidence-based higher degree, leadership, and professional
development training.

Take a step towards your lifelong learning goals by joining NIE. Together, we will
embark on a journey of “Learning Differently, Leading Change.”

Organising Chair
Assoc Prof Cheung Yin Ling
Associate Dean, Outreach and Engagement
Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning

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CONTENTS

        05                 ABOUT US

        06                 WHY NIE

        08                 PATHWAY

        10                 GRAD CENTRE

        11                 NIE GRADUATE STUDENT CLUB (NIEGSC)

        12                 ACADEMIC GROUPS

        18                 HIGHER DEGREE PROGRAMMES

        32                 FAQS ON HIGHER DEGREE ADMISSION

        40                 FAQS ON NTU MINIMASTERSTM

        48                 FAQS ON STUDENT SERVICES

        52                 FAQS ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PATHWAY

        55                 PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AT NIE

                           FAQS ON POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION
        58                 ADMISSION

        62                 JANUARY 2021 INTAKE DETAILS

        64                 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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Embrace Lifelong Learning
Grow with PaCE@NTU
NTU Alumni Course Credit                                             Worth
                                                                S$1,600

                                                               pace.ntu.edu.sg   ABOUT US
▶      Part-time Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) Degree programmes               Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
▶      Semester-Long Courses*
         - Specialist Certificates                                                World’s Top Young University
         - Graduate Certificates                                                  NTU is a young and research-intensive university. It is the fastest-rising university
         - Standalone Courses                                                    in the world’s Top 50 list of universities. The university is currently ranked the world’s
▶      Short Courses*                                                            No. 1 young university (under 50 years old) and has 19 subjects in the world’s Top 50
                                                                                 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking by subjects. One of which is Education, helmed
▶      National Silver Academy Courses
                                                                                 solely by NIE.
▶      Online Learning
▶      In-House Training
▶      Regional Executive Programmes
                                                                                 National Institute of Education (NIE)
▶      Student Immersion Programmes
▶      Mobile Learning Courses*                                                  Top Education Institute
▶      Seminars                                                                  NIE has its early roots as the pioneering Teachers’ Training College (TTC) founded
                                                                                 in 1950. In 1973, the Institute of Education (IE) was formed from the old TTC; it was
                           enj subsidies up to 95%
* Eligible individuals may enjoy                                                 established as an autonomous institute of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
of the course fee for SSG supported courses.                                     in 1991.

                                                                                 NIE has been ranked as one of the top 20 education institutions in the world and top 3 in
                                                                                 Asia based on Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking by subjects. NIE is also a founding
                                                                                 member of the International Network of Educational Institutions (INEI).
                                                               NTU PaCE
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WHY NIE
     ►
          Renowned and Globally Connected                                                        > 30                          > 300
     Having won numerous awards for their work and the research capacity, the output                                        Professional
                                                                                                 Graduate
     of the NIE faculty has attracted much international attention and accolades. Being a
                                                                                                                           development &
     founding member of the International Network of Education Institutions (INEI), NIE        programmes
     actively seeks strategic partnerships and collaborations with top institutes around                                 leadership courses
     the world. These joint effort broaden its reach in developing new competencies
     and pave the way for an international network of research collaborators. NIE also
     regularly invites distinguished professors to share their knowledge and expertise as
     well as participate in collaborative projects.

     ►
          Research Excellence
     Research excellence is a driving force that energises knowledge creation.
     Renowned for its teacher education and education research, NIE also aspires
     to excel as a world-class institute of higher learning. Researchers are given the
                                                                                                                                  SkillsFuture
     chance to engage in cutting-edge researches and pedagogy courses, which
     produce evidence-informed and future-ready programmes.
                                                                                              Approx.                             funding
                                                                                            2,000
                                                                                                                                  available

     ►
          NIE Programmes
                                                                                            Graduate           Flexible
     Drawing extensively from the deep knowledge and strong expertise of the NIE                               study options
     faculty, NIE provides programmes and courses in the areas of:                          students

           Arts and                                                             Physical
                                                        Sciences   Education
          Humanities                                                           Education

     ►
          Facilities and Learning Environment
     1. Various Research Centres and Labs of Excellence                                     Develop     Cutting-edge   Skills-based
     2. Well-equipped Learning Facilities                                                   mastery      research        learning               Stackability
     3. Research Workstations
     4. Higher Degree Student Lounge

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PATHWAY

     While formal recognition of postgraduate education in the form of a Master's or
     Doctoral degree may appeal to some, the majority of working adults may prefer
     learning through standalone courses. Modular Graduate Courses (MGCs) provide
     flexible opportunities for individuals to strive towards knowledge acquisition and skills
     mastery. In line with SkillsFuture Singapore's initiative, NIE has curated a variety
     of higher degree courses to provide opportunities to develop skills through lifelong
     learning for working professionals from the various industries and sectors.

     With the newly launched NTU MiniMastersTM, these courses can be taken at one's
     own pace and interest, and stackable towards a MiniMastersTM.

                                                                                                 Modular
                                                                                                 Graduate Courses
                                                                                                 While formal recognition of postgraduate education in the form of
                                                                                                 a Master's or Doctoral degree may appeal to some, the majority
                                                                                                 of working adults may prefer learning through standalone
                                                                                                 courses. Modular Graduate Courses (MGCs) provide flexible
                                                                                                 opportunities for individuals to strive towards knowledge
                                                                                                 acquisition and skills mastery. In line with SkillsFuture
                                                                                                 Singapore's initiative, NIE has curated a variety of higher degree
                                                                                                 courses to provide opportunities to develop skills through lifelong
                                                                                                 learning for working professionals from the various industries
                                                                                                 and sectors.

                                                                                                 Visit www.nie.edu.sg/mgc today for more information and a
                                                                                                 listing of SSG funded courses.

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NIE Graduate Student Club (NIEGSC)
                                                                                                                                  By students for students

                                                                                                   Who are We
                                                                                                   NIEGSC is a student body that is dedicated to nurturing a meaningful and healthy learning environment for
                                                                                                   graduate students at NIE. The Club was initiated by a group of passionate graduate volunteers in late 2018,
                                                                                                   with the support of the Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (GPL). After receiving an
                                                                                                   endorsement from current NIE graduate students and the final approval of NTU Student Affairs Office (SAO),
                                                                                                   the Club was officially established in February 2019 to serve the NIE graduate student community.

      GRAD CENTRE
                                                                                                                                                                                  The current NIEGSC Management Team
      The Graduate Research and Academic Development (GRAD) Centre opened its
      doors to the NIE community in January 2017. It provides support for NIE higher degree
      students to develop as effective writers in their specialisations. It also offers training   Our Mission
      in writing and professional presentation, skills that are transferrable to their careers.    Our mission is to foster a cohesive, conducive, and vibrant environment for all NIE graduate students. This is to be
                                                                                                   achieved mainly by 1) championing the interests of NIE graduate students through communication with NIE’s
      In the GRAD Centre, higher degree students can receive feedback and guidance for             Management and our University’s Administration, and, 2) enhancing the quality of NIE graduate students’ lives on
                                                                                                   campus through organizing meaningful and engaging activities, which fall into the following three major categories:
      written assignments from our English Language consultants and trained PhD student
      tutors. The centre strives to provide an environment in NIE where the students can           A) Academic activities: PhD-Masters peer-sharing sessions, research methodology and academic writing skills
                                                                                                      workshops, webinars, etc.
      receive specific ideas to improve their academic writing, conference presentation,
      and statistical analysis skills. To that end, the centre organises activities such as        B) Recreational and social activities: Sports activities.
      advanced writing groups, workshops on various aspects of academic writing,                   C) Career development activities: e.g., “What’s Next?” talks by outstanding NIE graduate alumni.
      seminars in professional conference presentations, meet-the-professor sessions and
      writing camps for higher degree students across the 10 Academic Groups at NIE.               How can you participate?
                                                                                                   We look forward to your active participation in the above-mentioned activities, your suggestions on how we can
                                                                                                   improve our service, or matters you wish us to communicate on your behalf with the School/University. Meanwhile,
                                                                                                   we warmly welcome you to join us as a volunteer, to help make our graduate student life at NIE more dynamic,
                                                                                                   meaningful and fulfilling.
                                      For more information on the GRAD Centre, please visit
                                                                                                                • Email us: grad.student.club@nie.edu.sg
                                      niehd.nie.edu.sg/grad-centre
                                                                                                                • Like our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/niegsc
                                                                                                                • Visit our webpage: http://niehd.nie.edu.sg/niegsc/

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►
                                                                                                    Humanities and Social Studies Education (HSSE)
                                                                                                HSSE constantly engages in both educational and discipline-related research to

      ACADEMIC GROUPS
                                                                                                meet the needs of educators in the knowledge-based economy of the 21st century.
                                                                                                With expertise in the areas of History, Geography and Social Studies content and
                                                                                                pedagogy, HSSE offers professional development and higher degree programmes
                                                                                                designed for humanities educators and educational leaders, as well as those
                                                                                                interested in advancing their professional knowledge, through disciplinary and
                                                                                                interdisciplinary explorations of humanities education.
      ►
           Asian Languages and Cultures (ALC)
                                                                                                At the postgraduate level, we offer the following programmes:
      ALC which comprises three divisions: namely, the Chinese, Malay and Tamil Divisions,
      aims to produce excellent educators and researchers who are devoted to mother              Master’s Level                                     Doctoral level
      tongue language education for the nation. This is done by laying a firm academic
      scholarship for mother tongue language teachers and equipping them with relevant           • Master of Arts in Humanities Education           • Doctor in Education (EdD)
      pedagogical and IT skills, curriculum design, innovation and evaluation, as well as up-    • Master of Arts (Research)                        • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      to-date knowledge and skills in education research.
      At the postgraduate level, we offer the following programmes:
                                                                                                ►
                                                                                                    Learning Sciences and Assessment (LSA)
         Master’s Level                                   Doctoral level
                                                                                                LSA is an interdisciplinary academic group focusing on understanding learning and
         • Master of Arts in Teaching Chinese as an       • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)          assessment. The learning sciences focus on both formal and informal learning that
           International Language                                                               involves designing, implementing, integrating the learning environments for pedagogical
         • Master of Education (Chinese Language)                                               innovations, with or without technologies.
         • Master of Education (Malay Language)
                                                                                                The assessment focus is concerned with the recognition, reporting, rewarding and
         • Master of Education (Tamil Language)                                                 ramifications of learning and achievement. It envisages and evaluates the process and
         • Master of Arts (Research)                                                            outcomes of learning in measurable and also in holistic ways for both summative and
                                                                                                formative purposes.
                                                                                                The academic group is committed to quality scholarship, inquiry into the relationship
      ►
           English Language and Literature (ELL)                                                of theory and practice, research in diverse educational contexts that contribute to the
      ELL focuses on research and education in the areas of English Language, Linguistics       existing knowledge base and expertise in Singapore and the global teaching and
      and Literature. We provide a rigorous and intellectually-challenging yet practice-        learning community.
      relevant English education and have a research culture that embraces diversity            At the postgraduate level, we offer the following programmes:
      and multidisciplinary perspectives. Our faculty consists of international scholars
      engaged in cutting-edge research in a wide variety of areas. Focusing on the theory-       Master’s Level                                     Doctoral level
      practice nexus in education, we are committed to developing and mentoring critically       • Master of Arts (Instructional Design and         • Doctor in Education (EdD)
      engaged, socially responsible, knowledgeable, and passionate English educators               Technology)                                      • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      for the 21st century classroom.                                                            • Master of Arts in Professional Education
      At the postgraduate level, we offer the following programmes:                                (Training and Development)
                                                                                                 • Master of Education (Learning Sciences and
         Master’s Level                                   Doctoral level                           Technologies)
         • Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics)           • Doctor in Education (EdD)            • Master of Teaching
         • Master of Education (English)                  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)           • Master of Arts (Research)
         • Master of Arts (Research)

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             Mathematics and Mathematics Education (MME)                                         ►
                                                                                                     Physical Education and Sports Science (PESS)
      MME is committed to developing scholars of mathematics as well as mathematics              PESS offers a variety of programmes in Physical Education (PE) & Sports Science
      education researchers and professionals. It comprises highly committed and                 and Sport Science & Management. With state-of-the-art facilities and well-qualified
      dedicated academics from different backgrounds and experience in mathematics               local and international academic staff, PESS provides a holistic and unparalleled
      and mathematics education. Apart from constantly seeking new and innovative ways           learning experience that prepares graduate students for career advancements in the
      of delivering mathematics content and pedagogy courses in an effort to develop best        field of PE and Sports Science.
      practices, MME also engages in research in mathematics education and various
                                                                                                 At the postgraduate level, we offer the following programmes:
      fields of mathematics to meet the needs of scholars and educators within a rapidly
      changing and increasingly technological environment.                                        Master’s Level                                     Doctoral level
      At the postgraduate level, we offer the following programmes:                               • Master of Science (Exercise and Sport Studies)   • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
         Master’s Level                                       Doctoral level                      • Master of Arts (Research)
                                                                                                  • Master of Science (Research)
         •    Master of Education (Mathematics)               • Doctor in Education (EdD)
         •    Master of Science (Mathematics for Educators)   • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
         •    Master of Arts (Research)
         •    Master of Science (Research)
                                                                                                 ►
                                                                                                     Policy, Curriculum And Leadership (PCL)
                                                                                                 The work at Policy, Curriculum and Leadership (PCL) Academic Group (AG)
                                                                                                 focuses on interdisciplinary topics in educational policies, curriculum and leadership
      ►
             Natural Sciences and Science Education (NSSE)                                       studies and other related topics to generate innovative and critical insights and
                                                                                                 advance these fields for scholarly and professional impact. The AG is constituted
      NSSE integrates several science content and pedagogical disciplines with a strong          by professors, lecturers and senior educators (seconded teaching fellows) from the
      multidisciplinary approach to teaching and research. With this integration, disciplinary   MOE. Faculty members study, lecture and research in these areas to communicate
      barriers between the sciences and related pedagogies are removed to pave the way           reflective and evidence-informed ideas through its courses and programmes.
      for greater interaction and teamwork among academics and students alike. Research
      by biologists, chemists and physicists in NSSE is centred on many areas of current         At the postgraduate level, we offer the following programmes:
      cutting-edge science such as agrobiotechnology, plasma physics, biological chemistry        Master’s Level                                     Doctoral level
      and materials science, while the science educators focus mainly on maximising the
      potential of every child with research on students’ learning approaches, problem-           • Master of Arts (Educational Management)          • Doctor in Education (EdD)
      solving skills and new pedagogies in science.                                               • Master of Arts (Leadership & Educational         • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                                                                    Change)
      At the postgraduate level, we offer the following programmes:
                                                                                                  • Master of Education (Curriculum & Teaching)
         Master’s Level                                       Doctoral level                      • Master of Arts (Research)
         • Master of Education (Science)                      • Doctor in Education (EdD)
         • Master of Science (Life Sciences)                  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
         • Master of Science (Research)

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             Psychology and Child & Human Development (PCHD)
      PCHD consists of academics, researchers and educators specializing in diverse fields
      such as early childhood education, special educational needs, learning sciences,
      motivation, prevention science, cognitive science and mental health.
      As scholars and educators, we see ourselves as facilitators and mediators who make
      research and knowledge in the fields of educational and counselling psychology, early
      childhood education and special educational needs more accessible to the community.
      We believe in developing people professionally and creating learning communities
      that enable the acquisition of professional knowledge, skills and proficiency as well as
      the formation of lasting interest groups to promote good practices and values at the
      workplace and in educational settings.
      At the postgraduate level, we offer the following programmes:
         Master’s Level                                     Doctoral level
         •    Master of Arts (Applied Psychology)            • Doctor in Education (EdD)
         •    Master of Arts (Counselling & Guidance)        • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
         •    Master of Education (Developmental Psychology)
         •    Master of Education (Early Childhood)
         •    Master of Education (Educational Assessment)
         •    Master of Education (High Ability Studies)
         •    Master of Education (Special Education)
         •    Master of Arts (Research)

      ►
             Visual and Performing Arts (VPA)
      VPA which comprises skilled faculty in Drama, Music and Visual Art, provides
      educators with relevant theoretical discussion, engaged artistic practice and innovative
      artsbased pedagogy for constructing and conducting dynamic learning experiences
      in arts education. All VPA programmes are designed to equip educators with the
      knowledge, skills and experience they need to teach, facilitate and steer learning in,
      through and about the arts. These are done through theoretical seminars, practical
      workshops, performances and exhibitions, field-work and critical reflection. The aim
      is to encourage educators to develop a vibrant and cutting-edge landscape of arts
      education in Singapore schools, incorporating key attributes of thinking and learning
      that characterise students of the 21st century.
      At the postgraduate level, we offer the following programmes:
         Master’s Level                                     Doctoral level
        •    Master of Education (Art)                      • Doctor in Education (EdD)
        •    Master of Education (Drama                     • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
                                                                                                                                          Organiser
        •    Master of Education (Music)
        •    Master of Art (Research)

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Master of Arts (Applied Psychology)
                                                                                                 This programme is designed to provide theoretical knowledge
                                                                                                 and research insights as well as practical skills to interested                  For more information,
                                                                                                 individuals who have the pre-requisite qualifications to train as                     please visit
                                                                                                 specialists in the field of Educational Psychology or Counselling                www.nie.edu.sg/maap.

                                                                                                 Psychology. It provides specialist training as an Educational
                                                                                                 Psychologist or a Counselling Psychologist. It also provides
                                                                                                 graduates with training towards becoming a Registered
                                                                                                 Psychologist in Singapore.

                                                                                                 Period of Candidature
                                                                                                 Full-time 2-3 years        Part-time 2-4 years

                                                                                                 Master of Arts (Counselling and Guidance)
                                                                                                 This programme emphasises a developmental perspective,
                                                                                                 focusing on issues pertinent to providing counselling and                         For more information,
                                                                                                 guidance services and programme development. The                                       please visit
                                                                                                 counsellors’ personal and professional growth and development;                   www.nie.edu.sg/macg.
                                                                                                 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

 HIGHER DEGREE                                                                                   individual and group counselling.
                                                                                                 This programme is fully certified by the Singapore Association for

 PROGRAMMES
                                                                                                 Counselling as a training programme that prepares individuals
                                                                                                 to be Registered Counsellors in Singapore.

                                                                                                 Period of Candidature
                                                                                                 Full-time 1.5-2 years      Part-time 3-4 years

     Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics)
 This programme provides a broad-based course of study in the                                    Master of Arts (Educational Management)
 field of applied linguistics, mainly within the fields of language      For more information,   The Master of Arts in Educational Management (MAEM)
 education and language studies, balancing theoretical                        please visit       programme is designed for individuals who have managerial
 knowledge with practical application. It helps you to develop           www.nie.edu.sg/maal.                                                                                     For more information,
                                                                                                 experience in education and other sectors of work. This programme                     please visit
 a strong foundation in theories of linguistics and language                                     seeks to enable aspiring leaders to be acquainted with critical                 www.nie.edu.sg/maem.
 learning by providing individuals with opportunities to critically                              issues in educational management. This would help them to relate
 review current research in applied linguistics.                                                 scholarly insights with their professional practice and give them a
                                                                                                 critical edge in the nexus of theory, research and practice.
 Period of Candidature
     Full-time 1-2 years                           Part-time 2-4 years                           Period of Candidature
                                                                                                 Full-time 1-2 years        Part-time 2-4 years

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Master of Arts (Humanities Education)                                                        Master of Arts (Teaching Chinese as an International Language)
 This programme is designed for humanities educators and                                          This programme aims to train and prepare educators who are
 educational leaders who are interested in advancing their                                        bilingual in English and Chinese to teach Chinese in countries                 For more information,
                                                                          For more information,
 professional knowledge through disciplinary and interdisciplinary             please visit       where Chinese is not the dominant language. It is NIE’s                             please visit
 explorations of humanities education.                                   www.nie.edu.sg/mahe.     strategic response to the sharp increase in demand within                     www.nie.edu.sg/matcil.
                                                                                                  the international market for more educators who are properly
 A key feature of this programme is the extensive range of courses
                                                                                                  trained to teach Chinese in English-speaking regions. Some
 focused on both classroom pedagogy and disciplinary content
                                                                                                  key programme features include an introduction to the correct
 relevant to History, Geography and Social Studies educators
                                                                                                  use of English as an aid to help the learners master Chinese and
 and curriculum specialists.
                                                                                                  a combination of theory and practice, emphasising classroom
                                                                                                  training to ensure graduates are competent in teaching Chinese
 Period of Candidature
                                                                                                  in an English language teaching environment.
     Full-time 1-2 years                           Part-time 2-4 years
                                                                                                  Period of Candidature
                                                                                                  Full-time 1-2 years       Part-time 2-4 years
     Master of Arts (Instructional Design and Technology)
 This programme is specifically concerned with solving
 instructional problems, as well as the application, development,                                 Master of Arts in Professional Education (Training and Development)
                                                                          For more information,
 and management of various information technologies, including                 please visit
                                                                                                  This programme aims to provide a rigorous understanding of
 e-learning.                                                             www.nie.edu.sg/maidt.
                                                                                                  educational practices and systems from social, philosophical,
                                                                                                                                                                                 For more information,
                                                                                                  psychological, cross-national and normative perspectives.                           please visit
 Period of Candidature
                                                                                                  It also seeks to foster an understanding of central issues                    www.nie.edu.sg/mape.
     Full-time 1-2 years                           Part-time 2-4 years                            in learning and development, education and training, and
                                                                                                  educational leadership in the various professional contexts.
                                                                                                  Its specific objective is to educate professional educators with
                                                                                                  values and beliefs as well as equipping them with a distinct set
                                                                                                  of skills to drive mentoring and coaching, innovative training,
     Master of Arts (Leadership and Educational Change), Joint Programme                          assessment and design practices.
 This is an innovative programme with a dual focus on                                             Period of Candidature
 organisational and curriculum leadership. It aims to prepare
                                                                          For more information,   Full-time 1-2 years       Part-time 2-4 years
 educational leaders to go beyond organisational leadership                    please visit
 towards embracing leadership capacities in curriculum,                  www.nie.edu.sg/malec.
 teaching and learning.
                                                                                                  Master of Science (Exercise & Sport Studies)
 Jointly taught by two internationally-renowned teacher education
 institutions, the NIE NTU, Singapore and Teachers College                                        This programme is designed for inidividuals with an
 (TC), Columbia University, New York, this programme prepares                                     interest in physical education, sports, fitness, health                      For more information,
 a new generation of educational leaders for Singapore, the                                       and wellness. It is structured to provide a balanced                              please visit
 Asia-Pacific region and the larger international community. It                                   coverage of pedagogy, psychosocial, management and                          www.nie.edu.sg/msc_ess.
 also provides opportunities to build new cross-national learning                                 scientific aspects of human movement. It aims to enable
 communities and fraternities steeped in both local and global                                    professionals to upgrade their qualifications either for
 perspectives.                                                                                    career advancement in schools or to qualify them to work
                                                                                                  in other sport science and management positions.
 Period of Candidature
     Full-time 1 year                                                                             Period of Candidature
                                                                                                  Full-time 1-3 years       Part-time 2-4 years

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Master of Science (Life Sciences)                                                            Master of Teaching
 This programme aims to provide educators and science                                             This programme is designed for educational professionals
 graduates with specialised knowledge in the field of life                                        committed to sharpening their professional expertise in                        For more information,
                                                                          For more information,
 sciences, by addressing not only the knowledge base, but also                 please visit       teaching to diverse learners of today through the bridging of                       please visit
 the necessary experimental skills required. Without sacrificing         www.nie.edu.sg/msc_ls.   practice and research. This practice-oriented programme will                  www.nie.edu.sg/mteach.
 the necessary breadth and depth of the multi-disciplinary nature                                 be of great value to educators in educational institutions from
 of the life sciences, individuals are offered a highly personalised                              pre-schools to universities in both public and private settings.
 roadmap in which the most recent scientific developments are                                     It seeks to empower educators through the demonstration of
 taught, and social and bioethical issues are discussed.                                          advanced knowledge in teaching and research into teaching,
                                                                                                  and in so doing, provide appropriate responses to emerging
 The programme offers three areas of specialisation in:
                                                                                                  complex real-world challenges pertaining to teaching and
 • Chemistry                                                                                      learning. Graduates of this programme will set new standards
 • Clean Energy Physics                                                                           of teaching excellence, and lead pedagogical transformations
 • Environmental Biology                                                                          in their respective educational settings and communities.

 Period of Candidature                                                                            Period of Candidature
     Full-time 1-3 years                           Part-time 2-4 years                            Full-time 1-2 years       Part-time 2-4 years

     Master of Science (Mathematics for Educators)                                                Master of Education (Art)
 This programme is designed to cater to the professional                                          This specialisation provides a theoretical and practical base for
 needs of mathematics educators. It emphasises the                                                developing visual arts curriculum and pedagogy for schools.                  For more information,
                                                                          For more information,
 acquisition of wide and in-depth content knowledge                            please visit       It enables art educators to achieve advanced academic and                         please visit
                                                                                                  professional development in art education by focusing on                    www.nie.edu.sg/med_art.
 in mathematics as well as its linkage to mathematics                    www.nie.edu.sg/msc_me.
 teaching. Individuals will have the opportunity to study                                         contemporary issues and developments in art and art education.
 courses in different areas of mathematics, conducted by                                          It emphasises both scholarship and students’ own studio practice
 active working mathematicians, many of them holding a                                            towards achieving the goal of enriching artistic knowledge in a
 qualification in teaching of mathematics.                                                        multicultural setting.

 Period of Candidature                                                                            Period of Candidature
     Full-time 1-3 years                           Part-time 2-4 years                            Full-time 1-2 years       Part-time 2-4 years

                                                                                                  Master of Education (Chinese Language)
                                                                                                  This specialisation enables graduates to be enriched in Chinese
                                                                                                  Language education both theoretically and practically. Covering
                                                                                                                                                                                For more information,
                                                                                                  both curricular and pedagogical issues, linguistic theories and                    please visit
                                                                                                  culture, graduates will be able to meet the challenges present in            www.nie.edu.sg/med_cl.
                                                                                                  Chinese Language education.

                                                                                                  Period of Candidature
                                                                                                  Full-time 1-2 years       Part-time 2-4 years

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Master of Education (Curriculum & Teaching)                                                     Master of Education (Early Childhood)
 This specialisation aims at facilitating the growth of experienced                                  This specialisation provides an in-depth study of research, theories
 educators who are committed to developing expertise in curriculum                                   and practice in early childhood education. it focuses on critical                For more information,
                                                                           For more information,
 and teaching. Specifically, it also provides individuals with the              please visit         investigation and reflection on teaching and learning processes                       please visit
 foundational know-how and the theoretical underpinnings of the           www.nie.edu.sg/med_ct.     as well as issues and challenges in early childhood education.                  www.nie.edu.sg/med_ec.
 curriculum making process from design and implementation                                            This specialisation will help early childhood professionals to
 to evaluation, an informed and critical understanding about                                         appreciate and understand the key areas in early childhood
 curriculum issues in the local and international contexts and an                                    such as child development, curriculum, pedagogy, assessment,
 appreciation of the role and responsibilities of curriculum leaders.                                diversity and leadership. It aims to extend the expertise of early
                                                                                                     childhood professionals to examine and explore these areas
 Period of Candidature                                                                               across varied paradigms and perspectives, and develop relevant
     Full-time 1-2 years                           Part-time 2-4 years                               and innovative early childhood programmes.

                                                                                                     Period of Candidature
     Master of Education (Developmental Psychology)                                                  Full-time 1-2 years        Part-time 2-4 years

 This specialisation provides education with in-depth knowledge
 and understanding of cognitive, social and emotional                      For more information,     Master of Education (Educational Assessment)
 development. Topics discussed include child and adolescent                     please visit
 cognitive, social, emotional and moral development, current              www.nie.edu.sg/med_dp.     This specialisation provides in-depth knowledge and
 issues concerning youth and basic counselling skills.                                               understanding of assessment theories and practices. Individuals                  For more information,
                                                                                                     will be equipped to take on leadership roles in assessment at their                   please visit
 Period of Candidature                                                                               organisations. No prerequisite knowledge in statistics is required.             www.nie.edu.sg/med_ea.

     Full-time 1-2 years                           Part-time 2-4 years                               The requisite knowledge will be taught in the programme.

                                                                                                     Period of Candidature
     Master of Education (Drama)                                                                     Full-time 1-2 years        Part-time 2-4 years

 This specialisation provides opportunities for advanced academic
 study and professional practice in theatre and drama education.           For more information,     Master of Education (English)
 It addresses theatre making, facilitating and pedagogy, related                 please visit
 primarily to Singapore educational contexts, incorporating the          www.nie.edu.sg/med_drama.   This specialisation aims to equip educators with a repertoire
 multi-disciplinary approaches needed for embodied and play-                                         of critical, aesthetic, cultural, and multimodal literacies in
                                                                                                                                                                                      For more information,
 based learning in, through and about drama. Both theoretical                                        relation to English education. Educators complete two required                        please visit
 and practical issues of drama pedagogy will be examined with                                        specialisation courses that examine the interdisciplinary                      www.nie.edu.sg/med_eng.
 particular focus on contemporary discourses in theatre and drama                                    connections between English Language and English Literature
 education. Individuals will develop insights, understanding and                                     education and apply sociocultural, linguistic, and literary
 skills in the imaginative and dialogic processes of theatre and                                     theories to the critical reading of texts. In adddition, the
 drama education. In addition, they will acquire critical capacities                                 programme offers educators the flexibility of selecting from
 to work with drama as a vehicle for learning. The functions of                                      a range of specialisation elective courses in the teaching of
 theatre and drama in a range of contexts will be explored in                                        English Language or the teaching of English Literature or both.
 relation to understanding the theory and history of this work.
                                                                                                     Period of Candidature
 Period of Candidature                                                                               Full-time 1-2 years        Part-time 2-4 years
     Full-time 1-2 years                           Part-time 2-4 years

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Master of Education (Malay Language)
                                                                                                   This specialisation provides education professionals with
                                                                                                   functionally integrated academic, experiment and field based                    For more information,
                                                                                                   study of Malay Language Education. Research theories                                 please visit
                                                                                                   and methods in investigating Malay language, literature and                    www.nie.edu.sg/med_ml.
                                                                                                   culture in their socio-cultural contexts will be offered together
                                                                                                   with current practices and advances in Malay Language
                                                                                                   curriculum development and pedagogy for schools. This
                                                                                                   specialisation offers theoretical grounding in the Malay
                                                                                                   language and Malay literature and culture research, as well
                                                                                                   as the opportunity to investigate the intersection of these
                                                                                                   fields with language teaching and learning. It enhances the
                                                                                                   research skills and knowledge base of teachers and other
                                                                                                   professionals in language education.

                                                                                                   Period of Candidature
     Master of Education (High Ability Studies)
                                                                                                   Full-time 1-2 years       Part-time 2-4 years
 This specialisation creates a platform for education professionals
 to enhance their knowledge, ideas and best practices at
                                                                           For more information,
 educating and talent-developing high ability learners. It focuses              please visit       Master of Education (Mathematics)
 on curriculum, pedagogy and practice. It prepares professionals         www.nie.edu.sg/med_has.
 with commitment and competency by broadening knowledge and                                        This specialisation provides coursework that develops a
 expertise. Current trends, issues and policies on providing for high                              knowledge of Mathematics as a subject and its pedagogy. It aims                For more information,
 ability learners, and approaches to differentiated pedagogies,                                    to develop reflective practitioners of mathematics education, and                   please visit
 based on theory, practice and research, are featured.                                             prepare teachers for career development in capacities such as                www.nie.edu.sg/med_math.
                                                                                                   MOE’s master teacher or senior specialist tracks. It also provides
 Period of Candidature                                                                             an induction into mathematics education research.
     Full-time 1-2 years                           Part-time 2-4 years
                                                                                                   Period of Candidature
                                                                                                   Full-time 1-2 years       Part-time 2-4 years
     Master of Education (Learning Sciences and Technologies)
 This specialisation fosters in-depth understanding of the learning                                Master of Education (Music)
 sciences and the importance of using technology to improve
                                                                          For more information,
 individuals’ learning experiences and outcomes by equipping                   please visit
                                                                                                   This specialisation provides a theoretical, research and
 them with research knowledge and skills for conducting relevant         www.nie.edu.sg/med_lst.   practical base for understanding the teaching and learning of
                                                                                                                                                                                 For more information,
 investigations in their own fields of professional interest. It                                   music in varied settings. It also provides an understanding of                     please visit
 prepares practicing educators with the competencies to teach                                      the foundations and contemporary issues in music education                  www.nie.edu.sg/med_music.
 21st century learners by broadening and deepening their                                           from musical, philosophical, social, cultural and historical
 knowledge of learning theories, conceptual frameworks, and                                        standpoints, including the use of technology and the inclusion
 design principles regarding the use of technology for teaching                                    of popular music.
 and learning. Research methods and the design of technology-
 enhanced learning environments are also featured. In addition,                                    Period of Candidature
 opportunities to conduct small-scale studies on technology-                                       Full-time 1-2 years       Part-time 2-4 years
 enabled pedagogy are also provided.

 Period of Candidature
     Full-time 1-2 years                           Part-time 2-4 years

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Master of Education (Science)                                                                   Master of Arts (MA) / Master of Science (MSc) by Research
 This specialisation provides science educators with a theoretical                                   Applicants reading the degree of Master of Arts (MA) / Master
 and practical base for developing the Science curriculum,                                           of Science (MSc) by research will pursue an independent but                    For more information,
                                                                          For more information,                                                                                          please visit
 adopting innovative pedagogies in schools, and acquiring basic                please visit          supervised research in an approved field of advanced study
                                                                                                                                                                                      www.nie.edu.sg/
 research skills relevant to science education. It also enhances         www.nie.edu.sg/med_sci.     based on which a thesis must be submitted.                                      degreebyresearch.
 their knowledge and understanding of various aspects of science
 education, including the nature, history and philosophy of                                          Period of Candidature
 Science, teaching and learning Science, and Science curriculum                                      Full-time Maximum of 3 years    Part-time Maximum of 3 years
 development, implementation and evaluation.

 Period of Candidature
                                                                                                     Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
     Full-time 1-2 years                           Part-time 2-4 years
                                                                                                     This programme gives individuals the opportunity to conduct
                                                                                                     original research on a topic of their interest, supervised by a
                                                                                                                                                                                    For more information,
     Master of Education (Special Education)                                                         research-active faculty member. Individuals can earn a PhD by                       please visit
                                                                                                     working on a topic selected from a wide array of disciplines and               www.nie.edu.sg/phd.
 This specialisation promotes professional competence in                                             areas of study. They will develop advanced research skills, deep
 special education by providing knowledge-based theory,                    For more information,     content knowledge of the field and effective communication
 practice and research. It enables education professionals to                   please visit         skills through courses and participation in seminars. Earning a
 establish the nexus of educational theories and practices for            www.nie.edu.sg/med_se.     PhD will support their academic and research career, as well as
 developing a curriculum and pedagogy that meet their pupils’                                        enhance one’s professional standing.
 diverse needs.
                                                                                                     Period of Candidature
 Period of Candidature                                                                               Full-time Maximum of 5 years    Part-time Maximum of 5 years
     Full-time 1-2 years                           Part-time 2-4 years

                                                                                                     Doctor in Education (EdD)
     Master of Education (Tamil Language)
                                                                                                     This programme has the rigour and expectations of a PhD.
 This specialisation equips Tamil language education                                                 One of the major aims of the EdD is to develop professional
                                                                                                                                                                                    For more information,
 professionals with wide and in-depth knowledge of and                     For more information,     leaders who are able to identify and solve complex field-based                      please visit
 perspectives on the practical as well as theoretical issues of                 please visit         problems. Professional doctorates stress the application                       www.nie.edu.sg/edd.
 Tamil language education, thus enabling them to meet the                www.nie.edu.sg/med_tamil.   of research, development of professional knowledge and
 challenges of an advanced stage of their career. It focuses                                         creation of knowledge within the profession. It also prepares
 on the needs of educators and other professionals working in                                        candidates for leadership in managerial and administrative
 Tamil language education. It familiarises them with the latest                                      positions who can use and extend existing knowledge to solve
 issues and thinking in Tamil language education as well as                                          educational problems.
 curriculum design and publication of learning materials.
                                                                                                     Period of Candidature
 Period of Candidature                                                                               Full-time Maximum of 5 years    Part-time Maximum of 7 years
     Full-time 1-2 years                           Part-time 2-4 years

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FREQUENTLY
                                                         ASKED QUESTIONS
                                                              (FAQs)

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Q:

 FAQs
                                                                                                           What are the entry requirements?

                                                                                                      A:   For Doctor in Education (EdD):
                                                                                                           You must hold a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree with good grades from an
                                                                                                           approved university which we judge to be of satisfactory standing, plus at least four
                                                                                                           years’ relevant experience in education or education-related fields. You may, in
                                                                                                           addition, be required to pass an approved English language test at a specified level
 ON HIGHER DEGREE ADMISSION                                                                                and other prescribed tests. You will be interviewed by the Academic Group that
                                                                                                           offers your selected specialisation courses, and may be required to have gained
                                                                                                           educational and work experience as a prerequisite to these courses.

                                                                                                           For Masters by Coursework:
                                                                                                           Please refer to the relevant programme webpages for the specific requirements
                                                                                                           for individual programmes:
                                                                                                           NIE Website (www.nie.edu.sg) > Higher Degrees > Masters by Coursework

                                                                                                           The Postgraduate Diploma in Education is an example of teaching qualifications
                                                                                                           required for application into the Master of Education programme.
     Q:          When can I apply for the programme?
                                                                                                           For Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)*:
     A:          We have two intakes a year—in January and August. You are advised to visit the            A Bachelor’s degree with honours at least at Second Class Upper level, a Master’s
                 NIE Website and look out for announcements in April/May and October/November              degree in the relevant areas and the ability to pursue research in the candidate’s
                 to confirm if the programme will be open for application at any particular intake.        proposed field of advanced study. Shortlisted applicants will undergo an interview
                                                                                                           session as part of the selection process.
                 Application periods for the upcoming January 2021 Intake:
                 •     Doctor in Education                      : 01 Apr – 15 Jun 2020                     For Masters by Research*:
                 •     MA (Leadership and Educational Change)   : 01 Apr – 15 Jun 2020                     A Bachelor’s degree with honours at least at Second Class Upper level in the
                 •     PhD and Masters by Research              : 04 May – 31 Jul 2020                     relevant areas and the ability to pursue research in the candidate’s proposed
                 •     Masters by Coursework                    : 11 May – 06 Jul 2020                     field of advanced study. Shortlisted applicants will undergo an interview session
                                                                                                           as part of the selection process.

     Q:          How can I apply for admission?                                                            *Note: You are advised to browse through the various Academic Groups’ webpages
                                                                                                           to contact a potential supervisor in NIE before making a formal application. As a guide,
     A:          Applications are to be made online at:
                                                                                                           you may wish to briefly introduce yourself, explain your research interests and mention
                 NIE website (www.nie.edu.sg) > Higher Degrees > Admissions > How To Apply                 the supervisor’s research that you find interesting.
                                                                                                           NIE website (www.nie.edu.sg) > Our People > Academic Groups
     Q:          Is there an application fee?

     A:          A non-refundable application fee is payable as follows:
                 • $21.40 (inclusive of GST) per application for coursework programmes
                 • $53.50 (inclusive of GST) per application for research programmes

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Q:          What are the IELTS / TOEFL requirements for admission?                                    Q:   How long is the candidature period?

     A:          International applicants whose first language is not English and graduates of             A:   Generally, the candidature periods are as follows:
                 universities with non-English medium of instruction are required to submit an
                 official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English                            Masters by Coursework    Masters by Research            PhD                        EdD
                 Language Testing System (IELTS) score. These tests dates must be no more                                    Minimum     Maximum          Maximum               Maximum                    Maximum
                 than two years before the date of application.
                                                                                                                Full-time     1 year     2-3 years                                                      Up to 5 years
                                                                Minimum TOEFL Score                                                                      Up to 3 years       Up to 5 years
                                                                                               Minimum          Part-time    2 years      4 years                                                       Up to 7 years
                                                         Paper and Pencil                    IELTS Score
                                                                            Internet-Based
                                                           Examination
                                                                                                                However, the candidature period for some programmes may differ slightly. Please
                   Master of Arts (Leadership and                                                               refer to the relevant programme webpages for details.
                                                               600               100             7.0
                   Educational Change)

                   Master of Arts (Teaching Chinese
                   as an International Language)
                                                               500               61              6.0       Q:   Can an International Student apply to study part-time in NIE?

                   Other Masters by Coursework                 580               92              6.5       A:   The Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) does not issue
                                                                                                                Student Pass for part-time programmes. An international student who wishes
                   Doctor in Education                         600               100             7.0            to pursue the part-time programme must have either a valid Employment Pass
                   Doctor of Philosophy and
                                                                                                                or Dependent Pass from ICA to reside in Singapore throughout the course of
                                                               600               100             7.0            study. If the validity of the Employment Pass or Dependent Pass expired before
                   Masters by Research
                                                                                                                the student can complete the part-time programme, NIE will have to withdraw
                                                                                                                him/her from the programme as he/she does not have a valid pass to stay on in
                                                                                                                Singapore.
     Q:          What are the GRE / GATE requirements for admission into PhD
                 and Masters by Research?                                                                       For international students who are offered full-time study with the Institute, they
     A:          Except for graduates of the Autonomous Universities in Singapore, applicants                   will be issued Student Pass by the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority
                                                                                                                (ICA) in order to remain in Singapore throughout the course of study. The issuance
                 pursuing research programmes are required to submit a good Graduate Record
                 Examination (GRE) score, the test taken not more than five years before the date of            of the Student Pass is subject to the medical clearance of the international students.
                 application.

                 In lieu of GRE, applicants from India may use the Graduate Aptitude Test in               Q:   Can I get my reporting supervisors of my organisation or friends to
                 Engineering (GATE) score of at least 90%, the test taken not more than three years             write the academic referee reports required for PhD and Masters by
                 before the date of application.                                                                Research programmes?

                 GRE - Minimum score of 319 for both Verbal and Quantitative sections.
                                                                                                           A:   Applicants pursuing research programmes are required to submit two academic
                                                                                                                referee reports to support their application.
                       Minimum score of 3.5 for Analytical Writing section.
                                                                                                                An academic referee must be a faculty member who has taught you before in an
                 Autonomous Universities refer to Nanyang Technological University (NTU),                       academic capacity and be able to write about your academic capabilities as well as
                 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University                        your suitability for higher education.
                 (SMU), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), Singapore Institute of
                 Technology (SIT) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).                     Hence, you cannot get the reporting supervisors of your organisation, colleagues
                                                                                                                or friends to write the referee reports.

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Q:          What are the fees payable for the programmes?                                                 The following is a list of the scholarships administered by the Institute. Please
                                                                                                               visit the NIE Website for more details:
     A:          Fees are reviewed every academic year. More details can be found at:
                                                                                                                Programme                                                          Scholarship
                 NIE website (www.nie.edu.sg) > Higher Degrees > Admissions > Fees
                                                                                                                • Master of Arts (Applied Psychology)                              Ong Tiong Tat Master’s Degree
                 Payment of fees can be done by Interbank GIRO or credit card online. We also                   • Master of Arts (Counselling and Guidance)                        Scholarship / Irene Tan Liang Kheng
                                                                                                                                                                                   Master’s Degree Scholarship1
                 accept NETS, cheque and credit card.                                                           • Master of Arts (Humanities Education)
                                                                                                                • Master of Arts (Leadership and Educational Change)
                                                                                                                • Master of Arts in Professional Education
     Q:          Is the SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy applicable to                                    (Training and Development)
                 the higher degree programmes?                                                                  • Master of Education (Early Childhood)

     A:          With effect from 1 July 2015, Singapore Citizens (SC) students aged 40 years and               Masters by Research                                                • Pradap Kow Scholarship2
                 above will pay fees that are 60% lower than the standard subsidised fees payable by                                                                               • Nanyang Technological University
                 other Singaporean students who are below 40 years old. However, this is not applicable                                                                              Research Scholarship2
                 to students paying full fees. For more information, please visit www.skillsfuture.sg.
                                                                                                                Doctor of Philosophy                                               • Nanyang President’s Graduate
                                                                                                                                                                                     Scholarship2
                 The SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy is applicable only to the MOE-
                 subsidised programmes. For the list of programmes, please refer to Masters by                                                                                     • Nanyang Technological University
                                                                                                                                                                                     Research Scholarship2
                 Coursework (MOE subsidised programmes) document:
                 NIE website (www.nie.edu.sg) > Higher Degrees > Admissions > Fees                              Doctor in Education                                                Tan Poey Quee Doctor in Education
                                                                                                                                                                                   Scholarship3

                                                                                                               1 Open to Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents. There is no separate application form. You may
                 Can SkillsFuture Credit be used for the higher degree
     Q:          programmes?
                                                                                                                 apply for the scholarships by indicating in the online application form.
                                                                                                               2 Open to full-time applicants. There is no separate application form. You may apply for the scholarships by
                                                                                                                 indicating in the online application form.
     A:          Yes, it is applicable to all higher degree programmes offered by NIE.                         3 Open to full-time and part-time applicants. The application form is available in the NIE Website.

                 SkillsFuture Credit is a grant from the Government to Singapore Citizens aged
                 25 and above.                                                                            Q:   When will I know the results of my application?
                 For more information, please visit www.skillsfuture.sg.                                  A:   You will be notified in November for the January intake and June for the August intake.

     Q:          Are there scholarships available?                                                        Q:   Who can I contact if I have enquiries on the programmes?
     A:          Please refer to the following website for the list of scholarships/grants offered by
                                                                                                          A:   For admission and application related enquiries, please contact
                 NIE and external agencies:                                                                    nieadmpp@nie.edu.sg.
                 NIE website (www.nie.edu.sg) > Higher Degrees > Scholarships & Awards
                                                                                                               For administrative matters related to the programme such as time-table, study plans,
                 Please note that the University does not provide any assistance towards all travels           please contact higherdegrees@nie.edu.sg.
                 or other costs nor does it guarantee employment to scholars on the successful
                                                                                                               For specific academic enquiries related to the programme such as curriculum
                 completion of their degree candidature.
                                                                                                               requirements, you may contact the appropriate programme leader. Please refer to
                                                                                                               the relevant programme webpages under ‘Contact Us’ for the programme leader’s
                                                                                                               contact details.

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Q:

 FAQs
                                                                                                            How do I progress onto a Master’s degree upon completion of a
                                                                                                            NTU MiniMasters™?
                                                                                                       A:   Subject to meeting the entry requirements of the Master’s programme, participants
                                                                                                            who aspire to further their studies may enroll in a Master’s programme with the
                                                                                                            following options:
                                                                                                            a) Transfer credits of up to 12 AUs of courses upon successful admission into a
 ON NTU MINIMASTERSTM                                                                                            Master’s programme;
                                                                                                            OR
                                                                                                            b) Transfer credits of 16 AUs if they complete all four courses with a minimum grade
                                                                                                                 of at least C+ for each course offered by the MiniMastersTM. Upon successful
                                                                                                                 admission into its relevant Master’s programme, participants who choose this
                                                                                                                 option will be required to complete the remaining 14 AU of courses AND a
                                                                                                                 compulsory 2 AU general elective in order to meet the graduation requirements
                                                                                                                 of the Master’s programme.

                                                                                                               Accreditation of courses completed under the MiniMastersTM to a Master’s
                                                                                                               programme will be subject to the current accreditation policy:
     Q:          What is NTU MiniMastersTM certificate programme?                                              • The grade obtained for the course must be at least a C+.
                                                                                                               • The validity period for exemption/ credit transfer of a course is 5 years from
     A:          NTU launched a university-wide MiniMaster’s certificate programme in April 2020.                the date of award of the course as reflected in the official result slip/transcript.
                 Each MiniMaster’s programme has half the academic load of a full Master’s
                                                                                                               • The course must not have been used for exemption/ credit transfer into
                 programme. The course credits earned from a MiniMaster’s programme may
                                                                                                                 another programme.
                 be accepted as partial fulfilment of the requirements for a full Master’s degree,
                 which may be pursued at a later date. The National Institute of Education
                 at NTU currently offers 12 MiniMasters™ programmes in diverse and emerging
                 areas such as advanced pedagogical practices, drama education, and e-learning
                                                                                                       Q:   What are the NIE higher degree courses that can work towards
                                                                                                            MiniMastersTM?
                 instructional design. Information in this FAQ are related to the MiniMastersTM
                 offered by the National Institute of Education only.                                  A:   The following table shows the MiniMastersTM and their relevant courses. Participants
                                                                                                            have to complete four relevant 4-AU courses, with a minimum CGPA of 2.50, and
                 For more information, please visit http://pace.ntu.edu.sg/LifelongLearning/
                                                                                                            apply to stack the four courses towards a MiniMastersTM.
                 Pages/MiniMasters.aspx.
                                                                                                             MiniMastersTM                     Courses

     Q:          Why should I consider doing a NTU MiniMastersTM certificate                                 Advanced Pedagogical Practices    Compulsory
                 programme?                                                                                                                    • MTC901 Nurturing Learners and Learning
                                                                                                                                               • MTC902 Designing Curriculum: Theory and Practice
     A:          Alumni and general public will widen their skills and boost their employability and
                                                                                                                                               • MTC903 Assessment for Learning: Theory and
                 pursue intellectual enrichment at their own pace.
                                                                                                                                                 Practice
                 Upon being awarded a NTU MiniMasters™ successfully, the credits can be                                                        • MTC904 Facilitating Learning in the Digital Age
                 transferred into a relevant Master’s programme (subject to the prevailing                   Curriculum and Teaching           Compulsory
                 accreditation policy, currently 5 years from date of award of the course).                                                    • MCT902 Designing the Curriculum
                                                                                                                                               • MCT912 Curriculum and Program Evaluation
                                                                                                                                               • MCT921 Theory and Practice of Authentic Assessment
                                                                                                                                               • MCT935 New Media and 21st Century Learning

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