Dr Jessie Png Lay Hoon
Diploma & School Partnerships
There are a variety of initial teacher preparation programmes offered by NIE that will lead to Diplomas for candidates who will be teaching in primary or secondary schools. There are two versions of the Diploma in Education programmes: the General and the Specialisation tracks. The General track prepares student teachers to become generalist primary school teachers while the Specialisation track provides for specialisation in the teaching of the mother tongue languages and Physical Education at the primary or secondary school level, and Art, Music or Home Economics at the secondary level.
Candidates who are interested in special needs education can offer a Diploma in Special Education (DISE). DISE is a 1-Year full-time programme that prepares teachers/Allied Educators (Learning & Behavioural Support) to teach children and young adults with a range of disabilities including intellectual, physical, sensory, behavioural and psychological disabilities.
NIE diplomas are the first qualifications towards a meaningful teaching career. They allow holders to pursue further academic and professional growth later in their teaching career.
The Diploma programmes offer the following specialisations:
|Types||Level for Teaching|
|Dip Ed General||Primary|
|Dip Ed (Mother tongue specialisations)||Primary/Secondary|
|Dip Ed (Music/Art/Homec specialisations)||Secondary|
|Dip Physical Education||Primary|
|Dip in Art Ed, Music Ed, Home Ed||Secondary|
|Dip in Special Education||Special Education Schools/Primary and Secondary [for Allied Educators (Learning & Behavioural Support) only]|
The Associate Dean for Programme Planning and Management (AD/PPM) and Sub Dean for Diploma & Practicum (SD/Diploma & Practicum) oversee the curriculum review, development and implementation of the Diploma programmes. The team strives to continually ensure the relevance, rigour and overall academic excellence of these programmes.
Generally, the Diploma programmes admit candidates who hold either GCE 'A' Levels or polytechnic diplomas. Candidates applying for the DISE should have one month relevant experience. For more information on the requirements, you may view the details on http://www.moe.gov.sg/careers/teach/applying/.
If you are interested in these programmes, look out for advertisements in the newspapers or on TV, or call the MOE hotline 6872 2220. Alternatively, you can submit your application on-line through the MOE website at http://www.moe.gov.sg/careers/teach/.
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