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Teacher Education


Diploma Programmes

The Diploma programmes offered by NIE aims to prepare candidates to start their careers in their respective schools once they leave NIE.

NIE offers the Diploma in Education programmes in the General or the Specialisation track. The General track prepares student teachers to become generalist primary school teachers while the Specialisation track prepares student teachers to become specialists in the teaching of Mother Tongue languages or Art or Music or Physical  Education at the primary or secondary level.

NIE also offers the Diploma in Special Education and Diploma in School Counselling to meet the diverse needs of both the mainstream and special educational schools.


Diploma Education Programmes

Our Approach

NIE's programmes provide student teachers with a strong educational foundation, pedagogies for effective teaching and specialized subject knowledge in at least one academic discipline. Our initial teacher preparation programmes offer three teaching tracks for teaching at either the primary, secondary or junior college levels.

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General Entry Requirement

Find out more about minimum requirements for admission into NIE. In addition to the minimum admission requirements, your programme of choice may state other additional requirements. Please refer to the relevant programme webpages for full information on the requirements for individual programmes.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Education