NIE Launches Joint Master's Degree Programme with Teachers College

NIE Launches Joint Master's Degree Programme with Teachers College

Date
Friday, 03 February 2012

Media Type
AsiaOne (Edvantage)

SINGAPORE - The National Institute of Education (NIE) has launched Singapore's first joint master's degree with Teachers College (TC), Columbia University.

The Master of Arts in Leadership and Educational Change (MALEC) will see the launch of a 12-month programme in Singapore that is focused on developing education leaders in the dual areas of organisational and curriculum leadership.

The degree certificate will be jointly awarded by the parent universities of NIE and TC, Nanyang Technological University and Columbia University.

Applications will begin in May 2012 and full-time study at NIE will commence in January 2013 with up to 30 cohort places for the inaugural intake.

The programme seeks to draw potential candidates with leading educational change in their respective organisations not only from Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region, but also those from the US and other Western countries who may appreciate the advantage of pursuing a higher degree in an Asian context delivered by two leading educational institutions.

NIE Director, Professor Lee Sing Kong, says, “The programme has introduced a growing cross-pollination of knowledge expertise, research endeavours and resources between NIE and Teachers College. The flourishing of this partnership will result in a new generation of educators and educational leaders re-envisioned for the 21st century. They will also have a dynamic understanding of cross-cultural contexts, curriculum development and school policy-making endeavours on a regional scope that can affect sustainable and effective change in the community.”

Source: AsiaOne (Edvantage), sph