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Master of Education (Mathematics)

Master (Coursework)

Programme Type

Full-time, Part-time

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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 (Mathematics) provides coursework that develops knowledge of mathematics as a subject and its pedagogy.

The Master of Education (Mathematics) develops reflective practitioners of Mathematics education, prepares teachers for career development in such capacities as MOE’s master teacher or senior specialist tracks, and provides induction into mathematics education research.
  • 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 and at least one year of teaching experience
    At least three years of teaching experience or other relevant working experience in education;

  • Field experience in mathematics education and at least two mathematics courses at undergraduate level

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

There are generally two intakes for this programme 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, 1 required specialisation courses, 4 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 A/P Lee Ngan Hoe, 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

  • MME 901 Theoretical Perspectives and Issues in Mathematics Education Research

Specialisation Elective Courses

  • MME 903 Using Technology in Mathematics Education
  • MME 905 Assessment in Mathematics
  • MME 906 Curriculum Studies in Mathematics
  • MME 913 Algebra and the Teaching of Algebra
  • MME 915 Geometry and the Teaching of Geometry
  • MME 916 Statistics and the Teaching of Statistics
  • MME 917 Problem Solving and the Teaching of Problem Solving
  • MME 921 Singapore Primary School Mathematics*
  • MME 922 Numbers and the Teaching of Numbers*
  • MME 923 Psychology of Learning Mathematics at the Primary Level*
  • MME 931 Contemporary Issues in Mathematics Education
  • MME 932 International Issues in Mathematics Education
* These electives are suited for participants who have interest in mathematics education at the Primary level.

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, A/P Lee Ngan Hoe for more information.

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