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The National Institute of Education, Singapore, offers 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 graduate programmes have contributed to the academic and professional development of thousands of educators in Singapore. We are also seeing an increasing number of other professionals and international students joining our alumni each year.

The four categories of graduate programmes offered at NIE are:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
  • Master's by Coursework (M.A., M.Sc, and M.Ed)
  • PhD and Master's by Research (Ph.D., M.A. and M.Sc.)
  • Doctor in Education (Ed.D)

In line with SkillsFuture Singapore's (SSG) initiative, we also offer modular graduate courses and postgraduate micro-credentials such as the Graduate Certificates and FlexiMasters. Individuals also have the option of progressing to a Master's progamme upon completion of these courses and micro-credentials. More information can be found here.

In addition, the Graduate Research and Academic Development (GRAD) centre is set up to help graduate students develop their research and academic skills, which include writing, statistical analysis, oral presentation, literature search and other areas of graduate learning. For more information about the activities organised by the GRAD centre, please click here.

For graduates thinking of switching careers, the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programmes aim to prepare university graduates to become primary, secondary school and junior college teachers. More information can be found  here.

Scholarships and Awards

A number of scholarships and grants are available to new and existing students in NIE. Please note that the University does not provide any assistance towards all travels or other costs nor does it guarantee employment to scholars on the successful completion of their degree candidature.

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Graduate Attributes and Competencies

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NIE is historically rooted in its primary mission of preparing teachers. Today, those who complete our graduate programmes are more broadly prepared for work both in and outside of education. Whatever their fields, NIE graduates of master’s programmes are equipped with the skills, knowledge and dispositions to frame, explore and solve problems. Graduates of these NIE programmes are committed to serving the communities of which they are a part in reflective, ethical and caring ways.
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Our People

Associate Dean (Graduate Education by Research) and Associate Dean (Graduate Education by Coursework) oversee the various Research and Coursework programmes and courses offered by NIE.
ASSOCIATE DEAN, Graduate Education by Research
Chua Soo Meng, Jude

Assoc Prof Chua Soo Meng, Jude

National Institute of Education

Jude Chua Soo Meng is Associate Professor, Associate Dean (Graduate Education, Research) of the Graduate Programmes and Professional Learning Office (GPL) and a member of the Policy, Curriculum and Leadership Dept (PCL), National Institute o ...

Associate Dean, Graduate Education by Research, Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning Associate Professor, National Institute of Education - Policy, Curriculum and Leadership

Keywords: Education

ASSOCIATE DEAN, Graduate Education by Coursework
Tan Chee Lay

Assoc Prof Tan Chee Lay

National Institute of Education

Associate Professor Tan Chee Lay has lived in Singapore, Taiwan and the UK. He has received a BA (Chinese and Education, National Taiwan Normal University, under a Public Service Commission overseas scholarship), MA(English Studies, National U ...

Associate Dean, Graduate Education by Coursework, Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning Associate Professor, National Institute of Education - Asian Languages & Cultures

Keywords: Education

ASSISTANT DEAN, Graduate Education by Coursework
Suhaimi Bin Mohamed Afandi

Dr Suhaimi Bin Mohamed Afandi

National Institute of Education

Suhaimi Afandi is Senior Lecturer with the Humanities and Social Studies Education (HSSE) Academic Group, National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University. He received his B.A. in history and political science at the Nat ...

Assistant Dean, Graduate Education by Coursework, Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning Senior Lecturer, National Institute of Education - Humanities & Social Studies Education

Keywords: Education