NIE's programmes provide student teachers with a strong educational foundation, pedagogies for effective teaching and specialised subject knowledge in at least one academic discipline.
Our initial teacher preparation is one that is very strongly pivoted on three-pronged set of values (V) with skills (S) and knowledge (K) needed of a 21st Century teaching professional wrapped around the central pillar of values. A strong tripartite model between NIE, Schools and MOE is seen through the many school-based practicum postings enabling student teachers an opportunity to translate theoretical knowledge to practical application in teaching and learning. Theory-practice linkage is enhanced through a range of innovative approaches such as a developmental model for the practicum component, appropriate use of case methods such as Problem-Based Learning projects, effective use of blended learning and use of authentic assessment such as portfolio evaluation.
There are a variety of Diploma programmes offered by NIE that will prepare candidates to start their careers in primary or secondary schools.
For those who are interested in teaching, there are the Diploma in Education programmes: 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 before being posted as primary or secondary school teachers.
NIE diplomas are the first qualifications towards a meaningful career. They allow holders to pursue further academic studies to grow professionally.
For information on the NIE programme that MOE offers to its sponsored candidates, please refer to the MOE website.
Diploma in School Counselling
Diploma in School Counselling provides entry-level training for counselling with children and adolescents to apply evidence-based approaches to help school ...
Diploma in Special Education
Diploma in Special Education is a 1-Year full-time programme that prepares Special Educational Needs Officer to support students with a range of special ...
Diploma in Education Programmes (Specialist Track)
The Specialisation track prepares student teachers to become specialists before being posted as primary or secondary school teachers.
Assistant Dean, Diploma
Dr. Jessie Png is a Senior Lecturer with the English Language and Literature Academic Group, and Assistant Dean, Diploma at the Office of Teacher Education. She teaches methodology courses to student teachers/in-service teachers in the primary ...
Assistant Dean, Diploma, Office of Teacher Education Senior Lecturer, National Institute of Education - English Language & Literature Assistant Dean, Diploma, National Institute of Education