Graduate Students

Master of Teaching

Master (Coursework)

Programme Type

Full-time, Part-time

NIE Graduate Programmes

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The Master of Teaching (MTeach) is a practice-oriented programme designed for professionals across the wide range of education and education-related contexts, who are committed to sharpen their professional expertise in delivering high quality teaching to diverse learners of today through the bridging of practice and research.

The MTeach programme will be of great value to educators in educational institutions from pre-schools to universities in both public and private settings. It seeks to empower educators through the demonstration of advanced knowledge in teaching and research into teaching, and in so doing, provide appropriate responses to emerging complex real world challenges pertaining to teaching and learning. Graduates of the MTeach programme will set new standards of teaching excellence, and lead pedagogical transformations in their respective educational settings and communities.

You will acquire the following competencies:

  1. Developing Positive Psychology-based solutions to support learners’ holistic learning and well-being,

  2. Developing theoretically and practically useful conceptions of curriculum and curriculum designing,

  3. Designing a coherent set of assessment practices that enhances the efficacious use of AfL compatible sensitive to social-cultural settings,

  4. Designing and developing learning experiences with digital media technologies and associated pedagogies,

  5. Designing and developing lesson plans and assessment tasks sensitive to diverse learners’ needs that reflect sound pedagogical content knowledge for effective instruction,

  6. Conducting classroom inquiry through collaborative professional relationships, and

  7. Enacting important professional decision-making skills based on evidence from reflective-practice and inquiry.

  • A good bachelor’s degree, or a relevant NTU FlexiMasters with good grades
  • At least one year of teaching experience in an institute of education

For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements can be found here.

There is generally only one intake for this programme, in January. You are advised to visit the website and look out for NIE’s announcements in May / June to confirm if the programme will be open for application at any particular intake.

Applicants who are currently working with sponsors, donors or financial institutions to fund their studies, are encouraged to submit their applications early to NIE so as not to miss out on our application period.

Applications are to be made online. Click here to sign up for an ISAAC (Integrated Student and Academic Administration System) account to apply with us. For those with an existing account, login to apply.

More information on required documents for application can be found here.

Effective from January 2021 intake

The coursework for this programme comprises 6 MTeach courses plus either:

  • a dissertation or
  • two additional courses (one Open Elective and MTC907 Integrative Project)

MTC907 Integrative Project is open only for applicants pursuing the degree totally by coursework.

Important note for matriculated students: 

Please refer to the ISAAC system for the programme structure relevant to your intake during Course Registration or consult Dr Tay Hui Yong, your programme leader if you need clarifications.

Note: Programme structure is subject to changes

The Master of Teaching programme is offered both on part-time and full-time basis. The candidature periods are as follows: 



1 year


2 years



2 years


4 years

Download the course descriptions for the programme.

MTeach Courses

  • MTC901 Nurturing Learners and Learning
  • MTC902 Designing Curriculum: Theory and Practice
  • MTC903 Assessment for Learning: Theory and Practice
  • MTC904 Facilitating Learning in the Digital Age
  • MTC905 Understanding and Developing Pedagogical Content Knowledge
  • MTC906 Educational Inquiry into Teaching and Learning

Open Elective Courses

You may select open elective courses offered across all NIE Master Degree programmes. The offer of electives is reviewed regularly to reflect developments in education and the respective fields. You are advised to take note of the prerequisites (if any) before registering.

For Tuition Fees, please click here.

In line with SkillsFuture Singapore's (SSG) initiative, some of the courses in this programme can be taken as standalone modular graduate courses and may be stacked to qualify for a Graduate Certificate, an NTU FlexiMasters Certificate and, where appropriate, even an NTU Master’s degree. For more information, please click here

For more information about scholarships, please click here

For programme-related matters, please consult the programme leader, Dr Tay Hui Yong for more information.

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