Master of Education (Educational Assessment)

Master (Coursework)

Programme Type

Full-time, Part-time

NIE Graduate Programmes

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The Master of Education programme is primarily designed for educators working in Singapore schools and the Ministry of Education. University graduates with a background in education and wishing to advance your knowledge and skills in education are also welcome to apply.

The programme offers the degree in 16 areas of specialisation. These specialisations allow you to choose the area that best fits your interest as well as your career path, whether that path is towards the Master Teacher track, Specialist track or a general desire to update your knowledge and skills.

The Master of Education (Educational Assessment) provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of assessment and evaluation theory and practice.

Topics discussed include concepts of classical and modern test theories, attitude measurement, methods of evaluating school programmes and use of technology for assessment. Through this programme, teachers and other education professionals are equipped to take on leadership roles at quality assessment and evaluation of educational learning. You can serve in schools, MOE and other institutions as resource persons providing professional expertise and technical support in all matters pertaining to both cognitive, and affective and attitudinal assessment and evaluation.

No prerequisite knowledge in statistics is required to take the MEd(EA). The programme will cover the basic statistical knowledge that is essential to an assessment specialist.

  • A good Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university, or a relevant NTU FlexiMasters with good grades;

  • A teaching qualification such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education, Singapore

    At least one year of relevant working experience in education

For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements can be found here.

There are generally two intakes in a year (January and August). You are advised to visit the website and look out for NIE’s announcements in May/June and November/December to confirm if the programme will be open for application at any particular intake.

Applicants who are currently working with sponsors, donors or financial institutions to fund their studies, are encouraged to submit their applications early to NIE so as not to miss out on our application period.

Applications are to be made online. Click here to sign up for an ISAAC (Integrated Student and Academic Administration System) account to apply with us. For those with an existing account, login to apply.

More information on required documents for application can be found here.

The coursework for this specialisation comprises 1 core course, 2 required specialisation courses, 3 specialisation elective courses plus either:

  • a dissertation or
  • two additional courses (one open elective course and MED 902 Integrative Project)

MED 902 Integrative Project is open only for applicants pursuing the degree totally by coursework.

Important note for matriculated students: 

Please refer to the ISAAC system for the programme structure relevant to your intake during Course Registration or consult Dr Chue Kah Loong, your programme leader if you need clarifications.

Note: Programme structure is subject to changes

The degree of Master of Education is generally offered on a part-time basis although full-time studies are also available for some specialisations. The candidature periods are as follows:



1 year


2 years



2 years


4 years

Download the course descriptions for the programme

The following is the detailed list of courses students have to complete:

Core Course

  • MED 900 Educational Inquiry

Required Specialisation Courses

  • MPM 901 Assessment Principles and Methods
  • MPM 902 Design of Assessment Systems

Specialisation Elective Courses

  • MPM 903 Measurement Theories
  • MPM 904 Attitude Measurement and Personality Assessment
  • MPM 905 Programme Evaluation
  • MPM 907 Children Cognitive Development and Assessment
  • MPM 908 Assessment and Development of 21st Century Competencies
  • MPM 909 Elementary Statistics
  • MPM 910 Multivariate Statistics
  • MPM 911 Applied Regression Analysis
  • MPM 912 Assessment of Children and Youth with Special Needs
  • MPM 913 Practices of Certification Examinations

Open Elective Courses

Other than the core and specialisation courses, you may select open elective courses offered across all NIE Master's Degree programmes. The offer of electives is reviewed regularly to reflect developments in education and the respective fields. You are advised to take note of the prerequisites (if any) before registering.

Optional Specialisation Courses are offered subject to demand and availability of faculty expertise.  Hence, not all specialisation courses are available for selection to every intake.

For tuition fees, please click here.

For more information about scholarships, please click here

For programme-related matters, please consult the programme leader, Dr Chue Kah Loong for more information.

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