FlexiMasters (NIE)

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 a postgraduate micro-credential.

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

For learners who aspire to further their studies in a relevant Master’s programme upon obtaining the FlexiMasters, subject to meeting the entry requirements of the Master’s programme, they can consider the following options: 

  • Transfer credits of up to 12 AUs of courses upon successful admission into a Master’s programme; OR
  • Transfer credits of up to 16 AUs if they complete all four courses with a minimum grade of at least C+ for each course offered by the FlexiMasters. Upon successful admission into its relevant Master’s programme, participants who choose this option will be required to complete the remaining 14 AUs of courses AND a compulsory 2AU general elective in order to meet the graduation requirements of the Master’s programme.

The National Institute of Education (NIE) has a different requirement for the transfer of credits. For more information, please visit NIE’s website or here.

Registrations are now open on selected NIE FlexiMasters Certificates.

CoursesAcademic UnitCourse Date
MCT902 Crafting the Curriculum*411 Aug 2022
MCT912 Curriculum and Programme Evaluation*4 
MCT921 Theory and Practice of Authentic Assessment*48 Aug 2022
MCT935 New Media and 21st Century Learning*410 Aug 2022
MCT904 Understanding Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice410 Aug 2022
MCT913 Differentiating Curriculum and Teaching for Diverse Learners416 Aug 2022


Above courses are Compulsory.

  • Courses approved for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) course fee funding*
  • SkillsFuture Credit Approved​​​
CoursesAcademic UnitCourse Date
MDR901 Theatre Making: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy*4 
MDR902 Drama Education, Curriculum and Assessment*4 
MDR903 The Teacher as Facili-Actor*4 
MDR904 Arts-based Research*4 


Above courses are Compulsory.

  • Courses approved for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) course fee funding*
  • SkillsFuture Credit Approved​​​
CoursesAcademic UnitCourse Date
MEC901 Child Development (0-8 years)*48 Aug 2022
MEC902 Issues and Trends in Early Childhood Education*411 Aug 2022 | 16 Aug 2022
MEC903 Research Investigations in Early Childhood Education*411 Aug 2022
MEC906 Curriculum Design and Development in Early Childhood Education410 Aug 2022


Above courses are Compulsory.

  • Courses approved for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) course fee funding*
  • SkillsFuture Credit Approved​​​
CoursesAcademic Unit Course Date
​​MID901 Instructio​nal Design Models and Practices*4
MID941 Evaluation Model and Methods*4 
MID922 E-Learning Tools for Training(Pre-requisite: Completed MID901)411 Aug 2022
MID917 Designing E-Learning (Pre-requisite: Completed MID901 and MID941)
4 


Above courses are Compulsory.

  • Courses approved for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) course fee funding
  • SkillsFuture Credit Approved​​​
CoursesAcademic UnitCourse Date
Compulsory  
​​MDP901 Social and Emotional Development and Assessment^*4 
4 
Select 2   
MDP904 Motivation, Volition and Learning-in-Action*48 Aug 2022 | 10 Aug 2022
MDP907 How to Nurture Creative and Happy Learners*
411 Aug 2022 | 16 Aug 2022
MDP909 Assessment and Development of 21st Century Competencies4 

 

  • Courses approved for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) course fee funding*
  • SkillsFuture Credit Approved​​​
CoursesAcademic UnitCourse Date
MSL901A Developments in Science of Learning 1 
MSL901B Cognitive and Affective Science of Learning
1 
MSL901C The ‘science’ of Human Learning2 
MSL904A Theories of Educational Neuroscience 1 
MSL904B Perspectives in Educational Neuroscience
1 
MSL904C Social Neuroscience2 
MSL906B Analyses using AI-enabled
Computational Neuroscience
1 
MSL906C Technologies at the intersections of Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience
2 
MSL907A Translational Research: An overview 1 
MSL907B Ethical concerns of translating Educational Neuroscience1 
MSL907C Science of Learning: From theory to Practice2 
MSL901 Foundations in Science of Learning (mutually exclusive to MSL901A, MSL901B and MSL901C)4 
MSL904 Educational Neuroscience: Principles, Perspectives, Practices (mutually exclusive to MSL904A, MSL904B and MSL904C)4 
MSL906 Education at the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience (mutually exclusive to MSL906A, MSL906B and MSL906C)411 Aug 2022
MSL907 Translating Educational Neuroscience (mutually exclusive to MSL907A, MSL907B and MSL907C)48 Aug 2022

 

  • Courses pending approval for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) course fee funding
  • The courses will be launched in AY2022/2023
CoursesAcademic UnitCourse Date
​​MES906 Exercise Physiology*4 
MES910 Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health*
4 
MES911 Psychology of Physical Activity*410 Aug 2022
MES912 Sport Injuries - Understanding, Prevention and Management
4 


Above courses are Compulsory.

  • Courses approved for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) course fee funding*
  • SkillsFuture Credit Approved​​​
Courses Academic UnitCourse Date
​​MTD903 Instructional Design Models and Practices*416 Aug 2022
MTD912 Programme Evaluation Models and Methods
4 
MTD908 Training Methods and Strategies*4 
MTD909 E-learning Tools for Training(Pre-requisite: completed MTD903)
48 Aug 2022


Above courses are Compulsory.

  • Courses approved for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) course fee funding*
  • SkillsFuture Credit Approved​​​
CoursesAcademic UnitCourse Date
MSC902 Science Curriculum Change and Curriculum Evaluation4 
MSC903 Science as Practice*
4 
MSC904 Alternative Conceptions and Conceptual Change in Science Learning​*​411 Aug 2022
MSC906 Representations and New Media in Science Education*
4 


Above courses are Compulsory.

  • Courses approved for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) course fee funding*
  • SkillsFuture Credit Approved​​​
CoursesAcademic UnitCourse Date
MSE902 Human Development*
416 Aug 2022
MSE911 Learning Disabilities*
4 
MSE913 Curriculum Design and Development*48 Aug 2022
MSE915 Assessment of Children and Youth with Special Needs*
410 Aug 2022


Above courses are Compulsory.

  • Courses approved for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) course fee funding*
  • SkillsFuture Credit Approved​​​
CoursesAcademic UnitCourse Date
MTL901A Conceptualizing Curriculum Design, Development, Planning and Instruction in Tamil Language Education
1 
MTL901B Strengthening the Links in Curriculum Concepts in Tamil Language Education​
1 
MTL901C Understanding, Designing and Reviewing the Tamil Language Curriculum2 
MTL903A Definition and Concepts of Teaching Tamil as a Second Language
1 
MTL903B Approaches and Strategies in Teaching, Learning and Assessing Tamil Language1 
MTL903C Building and Developing Tamil Teacher Capacity2 
MTL907A Teaching Tamil Language with Singapore Historical Perspectives1 
MTL907B Implications on Teaching Tamil Language from Reviews and Reports1 
MTL907C Teacher Training to Teacher Upgrading in Tamil Language and Literary Education2 
MTL908A Language, Language Acquisition and Learning in Tamil Language
1 
MTL908B Promoting Tamil Language in Multilingual Singapore Society
1 
MTL908C Teaching Tamil Language in Bilingual and Multilingual Education
2 
MTL901 Tamil Curriculum, Materials including IT: Selection and Evaluation (mutually exclusive to MTL901A, MTL901B and MTL901C)4 
MTL903 Tamil Language in Education (mutually exclusive to MTL903A, MTL903B and MTL903C)4 
MTL907 History of Singapore Tamil Education and Tamil Literature (mutually exclusive to MTL907A, MTL907B and MTL907C)4 
MTL908 An Introduction to Sociolinguistics and Bilingualism for Tamil (mutually exclusive to MTL908A, MTL908B and MTL908C)
4 


  • Courses pending approval for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) course fee funding
  • The courses will be launched in AY2022/2023
CoursesCourse Date
Bite-sized coursesAcademic UnitCourse Date
​MCL902 Topics on Chinese Language and Its Teaching MCL902A Learning of Chinese characters and etymology1
MCL902B Learning of contemporary Chinese vocabulary and contemporary Chinese lexical Items1 
MCL902C Learning of Chinese phonetics and Chinese rhetoric2
MCL905 Character and Citizenship Education and its Pedagogy in Singapore Primary Schools MCL905A The learning of Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) with Inquiry-based teaching1 
MCL905B The teaching of Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) out of school1 
MCL905C The teaching of Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) within the school context2 
MCL910 Chinese Language Testing and Assessment MCL910A Chinese Language Testing and Assessment: Theoretical overview1 
MCL910B Chinese Language Testing and Assessment: Global perspectives1 
MCL910C Chinese Language Testing and Assessment: Application in local contexts2
 
MCL911 Application of Information and Communication Technologies in Teaching and Learning of Chinese Language MCL911A Designing technology enhanced learning to nurture self directed learning of Chinese Language1 
MCL911B Designing technology infused formative assessment to improve students’ learning of Chinese Language1 
MCL911C Designing technology enhanced learning (TEL) lessons to support collaborative learning of Chinese Language2 


These four courses are compulsory with 4 AUs each and offered in bite-sizes of 1 AU or 2 AUs each.

  • Courses pending approval for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) course fee funding
  • The courses will be launched in AY2022/2023​​​
CoursesAcademic UnitCourse Date
MUE901 Issues in Music Education
4 
MUE902 Philosophy of Music Education
416 Aug 2022
MUE903 Popular Culture and ICT in Music Education4 
MUE904 Studies in Musical Behaviours
411 Aug 2022


Above courses are Compulsory.

  • Courses pending approval for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) course fee funding
  • The courses will be launched in AY2022/2023​​​
CoursesAcademic UnitCourse Date
MLT903 Technologies as Cognitive Tools*
4 
MLT908 Design of Interactive Learning Environments
416 Aug 2022
MLT912 Design for Blended Learning*​4 
MLT913 Technology Supported Assessment​*
4 


Above courses are Compulsory.

  • Courses approved for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) course fee funding*
  • SkillsFuture Credit Approved​​​
Note: Please check individual course closing date.

Courses are stackable towards a Graduate Certificate (total 12 AUs), an NTU FlexiMasters (total 16 AUs) and/or transfer to a relevant Master’s programme upon successful admission, subject to prevailing University’s guidelines and approval (refer to Progression to Master's Programmes).​

    Subject to meeting the entry requirements of the Master’s programme, participants who aspire to further their studies may enroll in a Master’s programme with the following options:
    ​​a) Transfer credits of up to 12 AUs of courses upon successful admission into a Master’s programme;
    OR
    ​​b) Transfer credits of up to 16 AUs if they complete all four courses with a minimum grade of at least C+ for each course offered by the FlexiMasters. Upon successful admission into its relevant Master’s programme, participants who choose this option will be required to complete the remaining 14 AUs of courses AND a compulsory 2AU general elective in order to meet the graduation requirements of the Master’s programme.

    Accreditation of courses completed under the 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. 

    The National Institute of Education (NIE) has a different requirement for the transfer of credits. For more information, please visit NIE’s website

    FlexiMasters
    Progression To
    Advanced Pedagogical PracticesMaster of Teaching​​
    Curriculum and Teaching​​Master of Education (Curriculum and Teaching)
    ​Drama EducationMaster of Education (Drama)
    Early Childhood EducationMaster of Education (Early Childhood)
    ​Instructional Design (E-Learning)Master of Arts (Instructional Design and Technology)
    ​Learning and DevelopmentMaster of Education (Developmental Psychology)
    Mind, Brain, and EducationMaster of Science (Science of Learning)
    ​Physical Activity and Health​Master of Science (Exercise and Sports Studies)
    Professional Training and DevelopmentMaster of Arts in Professional Education (Training and Development)
    Science EducationMaster of Education (Science)
    Special EducationMaster of Education (Special Education)
    Tamil Language EducationMaster of Education (Tamil Language)
    Teaching and Learning Chinese LanguageMaster of Education (Chinese Language)
    Teaching and Learning MusicMaster of Education (Music)
    ​Technology for Teaching and LearningMaster of Education (Learning Sciences and Technologies)​

     

    If the registrations are closed now, you may wish to click here to register your interest, we will inform you once registrations open.

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