Master Of Education
The Master of Education programme is primarily designed for educators working in Singapore schools and the Ministry of Education (see additional notes below). 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 the following 18 areas of specialisation:
- Chinese Language
- Curriculum and Teaching
- Developmental Psychology
- Early Childhood
- Educational Assessment
- English Language
- English Literature
- High Ability Studies
- Learning Sciences and Technologies
- Malay Language
- Special Education
- Tamil Language
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.
A good Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university
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 specialisations with additional MEd entry requirements, please refer to the individual webpages for more information:
- MEd (Curriculum and Teaching)
- MEd (Early Childhood)
- MEd (Educational Assessment)
- MEd (High Ability Studies)
- MEd (Mathematics)
- MEd (Special Education)
For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements can be found here.
There are two options within this programme. You are required to either:
- Complete 8 courses plus a dissertation (Dissertation option), or
- Complete 10 courses (Coursework only option)
Those selecting the coursework-only option will take a special course titled MMM 800 Critical Inquiry as one of the 10 courses, designed to act as a capstone experience for the programme.
You do not have to make the decision when you apply. The decision on what option to select is usually made upon completion of six courses.
Our tuition fees are subject to revision on a yearly basis. More details can be found here.
Application for Admission
There are generally two intakes 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.
For graduate teachers from the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore seeking PDCM-Master’s Degree sponsorship, more details can be found here.
Note: The above is effective from the January 2016 Intake exercise.
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: