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Advanced Diploma in Teaching Pupils with High Ability

  • Since 2008, the Office of Graduate Studies & Professional Learning has begun to streamline its Advanced Diploma programmes to better serve the needs of teachers. In light of this, we would like to bring your attention to the following notice about the Advanced Diploma programmes. More details can be found here.

    Using the Advanced Diploma for entry into NIE's full-time Bachelor of Arts (Education) / Bachelor of Science (Education) OR part-time Bachelor of Education

    Upon successful completion of this programme, you may wish to apply for admission into the NIE/NTU degree programme. Admission is not automatic and all applications would be given due consideration.

    The admission criteria for returning teachers who are interested in using the Advanced Diploma to help gain admission into the full-time Bachelor of Arts (Education) / Bachelor of Science (Education) OR part-time Bachelor of Education are as follows and may be subjected to further updates from the Office of Teacher Education:

      • Obtained at least overall Pass in Dip Ed/ Dip PE/ Cert Ed and a minimum of 'C' Grade in an Advanced Diploma (obtained prior to the introduction of GPA System) or a minimum of CGPA of 2.50 in an Advanced Diploma (obtained after introduction of GPA System)*

      AND

      • Recommendation by Principal

      *For admission to Bachelor of Education (Primary) Part-time Programme, in addition to the above criteria, candidates must also meet the following:

      • Be employed by the Ministry of Education;

      • Have at least two years of trained teaching experience; and

      • Have an annual appraisal grade of at least Grade C or better.

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      • This programme is offered to qualified teachers with a Diploma in Education or its equivalent.

      • Applicants who have completed courses in the teaching of high ability learners during their basic teacher education programme in the last 5 years may be considered for exemption from IEC4009.

      • Applicants who have completed the 3 foundational courses on gifted education conducted by Gifted Education Branch, MOE, may be considered for partial exemption from IEC4009 and ISE4102 requirements.

    • The programme aims to:

      • Understand the major historical, philosophical and theoretical bases of gifted education.

      • Understand the nature and needs of highly able learners.

      • Develop a differentiated curriculum to meet the unique intellectual and social-emotional needs of highly able learners.

      • Select, develop and evaluate teaching materials and methods to differentiate instruction for highly able learners.

      • Conduct school-based action research in the area of educating the highly able.

    • You are required to complete at least 20 Academic Units (AUs) (an equivalent of 240 hours) comprising of:

      • 5 core courses (Total of 11 AUs), and

      • At least 9 AUs from the list of elective courses

      Core Courses

      Course Code

      Course Title

      AUs

      Accredited to
      BA/BSc (General)
      Programme Effective Jan 2007

      Pre-
      Requisites

      TRAISI Codes

      Schedule in
      Year 2014

      IEC4009

      Understanding and Providing for Learners with High Ability

      2

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      70129

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      ISE4102

      Curriculum for Highly Able Learners  

      2

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      IEC4009

      70181

      • 31 Jan, 7, 14, 21, 28 Feb & 6 Mar
        (2.30pm - 6.30pm)

      IEC4010

      Programming for Talent Development

      1

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      IEC4009

      70131

      • 12 Mar (8.30am - 5.30pm) & 13 Mar (8.00am - 12.30pm)

      IEC4011

      Practicum in Teaching Learners with High Ability

      3

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      IEC4009, ISE4102 and IEC4010

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      IEC4017

      School-based Action Research

      3

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      Elective Courses (Choose at least 9 AUs)

      Course Code

      Course Title

      AUs

      Accredited to
      BA/BSc (General)
      Programme Effective Jan 2007

      Pre-
      Requisites

      TRAISI Codes

      Schedule in
      Year 2014

      ISE4201

      Language Arts and Social Studies for the Highly Able

      3

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      70184

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      ISE4202

      Science and Mathematics for the Highly Able

      3

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      ISE4203

      Teaching Thinking Skills

      3

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      70183

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      ISE4204

      Creativity and Problem-Solving

      3

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      70185

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      Note: Programme courses within the Certificate in Teaching Pupils with High Ability programme consist of: IEC4009, ISE4102, IEC4010 and IEC4011 (or alternatively IEC4017 in place of IEC4011).

    • For courses with available TRAISI codes, you are advised to apply via TRAISI. For courses with no TRAISI codes, you are advised to register directly with us. The application form can be found here.