Become Thought Leaders, Skilful Teachers, Disciplinary Experts and Good Researchers

Professor Rajdeep Singh Rawat

The National Institute of Education (NIE), an institute of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore is one of the leading teacher preparation institutions in the world, and has been an integral part of Singapore's education system since it was first established as the Teachers’ Training College in 1950. NIE has a strong reputation for evidence-informed graduate, executive leadership and professional development programmes and courses for teachers, educators, researchers, policy makers, and other professions. These are delivered through the Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (GPL) with the support of the Academic Groups that represent a range of disciplines.

Our faculty members are deeply passionate about teaching and learning. They are experts in education and many are also internationally renowned in their respective academic fields. Our aim is for our students and course participants to become thought leaders, skilful teachers, disciplinary experts and good researchers who can bring critical change in their respective professional contexts and academic fields. This aspiration is embodied in our philosophical statement of “Learning Differently, Leading Change”.

We look forward to you joining us in one or more of our programmes as you embark on the next stage of your lifelong learning journey.

Associate Professor Ang Keng Cheng
Dean, Graduate Studies & Professional Learning

Programmes and Courses

Graduate Programmes

We deliver high quality and rigorous graduate programmes that will challenge your thinking, develop your skills and boost your career prospects. With a long tradition of innovation in teacher education, our master’s and doctoral programmes have contributed to the academic and professional development of thousands of educators in Singapore. We are also seeing an increasing number of international students joining our alumni each year.

Professional and Leadership Development Programmes and Courses

Through the Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (GPL), the National Institute of Education, Singapore, offers high quality and contextually relevant professional learning programmes that support teachers and other educational professionals as they master competencies required to become effective practitioners. We also have a range of leadership programmes to prepare and develop school leaders to lead with impact in a rapidly changing educational landscape.

The Professional and Leadership Development unit of GPL manages all professional and leadership programmes and courses delivered by NIE Academic Groups and visiting academics.

Secure research funding and support to manage research projects

Research is one of the most important tasks of an academic staff member in NIE. The outcomes of research have a strong impact on the professional development of the staff member, the academic standing of NIE, and the community at large. For a NIE staff member to conduct a good research project, a systematic research support structure is necessary. The Research Grants Management (RGM) unit at GPL supports staff members in securing research funding and in managing their research projects.