Overview

In view of the constant shifts in economic focus and the growing relevance of lifelong learning, NIE recognises that working adults may prefer learning through standalone courses that are stackable towards postgraduate micro-credentials.

The Modular Graduate Courses (MGCs) offered by NIE are intended to be less research-focused and encompass academic as well as skills-based courses, offered at a Master’s level. These courses allow further enhancement or specialisation of knowledge beyond a basic degree, and provides opportunities for individuals seeking career advancement, career change, professional development or simply the pursuit of life-long learning.

Learners may therefore take courses for personal or professional development, or to enhance their academic qualifications. They will be awarded a Statement of Accomplishment at the completion of each course. These courses may be stacked to qualify for a Graduate Certificate, an NTU FlexiMasters Certificate and, where appropriate, even an NTU Master’s degree.

Micro-Credentials Pathways

  • Flexibility of stacking towards a micro-credential of your choice based on the courses taken
  • As enrolment is by courses, enrolment into graduate programmes is not required
  • Options to transfer credits earned into relevant graduate programmes

NTU Graduate Certificates and FlexiMasters micro-credential pathways

*Subject to meeting eligibility criteria of NTU’s Accreditation Policy
^Exception is the Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education which is 9AUs

At NIE, we offer Graduate Certificates in the following areas:

  • Advanced Pedagogical Practices
  • Assessment in Education
  • Curriculum and Teaching
  • Drama Education
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Instructional Design (E-learning)
  • Learning and Development
  • Mind, Brain and Education
  • Professional Training and Development
  • Science Education
  • Special Education
  • Tamil Language Education
  • Teaching and Learning Chinese Language
  • Teaching and Learning Music
  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Teaching and Learning of Drama and Art
  • Technology for Teaching and Learning
  • Understanding Diverse Learners

In general, learners must complete 12 AUs of relevant courses, with a minimum CGPA of 2.50, and apply to stack these courses towards a Graduate Certificate. Exception is the Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education which is 9AUs.

For more information on the Graduate Certificates offered by NIE, please click here.

NTU FlexiMasters Offered by NIE

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FlexiMasters is a new education platform from NTU that allows learners to build their micro-credentials in specific areas. These courses can be taken at your own pace and interest, and can be stackable to qualify for a FlexiMasters. At NIE, we offer the FlexiMasters in the following areas:

  • Advanced Pedagogical Practices
  • Curriculum and Teaching
  • Drama Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Instructional Design (E-Learning)
  • Learning and Development
  • Mind, Brain and Education
  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Professional Training and Development
  • Science Education
  • Special Education
  • Tamil Language Education
  • Teaching and Learning Chinese Language
  • Teaching and Learning Music
  • Technology for Teaching and Learning

* Courses approved for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) course fee funding

Participants have to complete relevant courses (total of 16 AUs), with a minimum CGPA of 2.50, and apply to stack these courses towards a FlexiMasters.

Who Should Attend

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These courses are suitable for working adults who are in the education and education-related contexts, and are keen to further their knowledge and skills pertaining to the course content. Working adults can include professionals who are in the education sector (e.g., preschool centres, public and private schools, Institutes of Higher Learning, etc) and non-education sectors but in education related roles (e.g., health educators, trainers in the military service). Depending on the individual course objectives, applicants may be required to have specific work experience and/or qualifications to enable them to learn meaningfully, positively and productively. Please click here for more information.

Progression to Master's Programmes

Subject to meeting the entry requirements of the Master’s programme, learners who aspire to further their studies may enroll in a Master’s programme .

Credit transfer of courses completed under the Graduate Certificate and/or FlexiMasters to a Master’s programme will be subject to the current accreditation policy:

  • 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 the date of award of the course as reflected in the official result slip/transcript.
  • The course must not have been used for exemption/ credit transfer into another programme.

How to Apply

For more information on the courses offered in the upcoming semester, please click here.

Please visit NTU Centre for Professional and Continuing Education for course details, fees and other application matters.

To apply for Graduate Certificates, please click here.
To apply for FlexiMasters, please click here.

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