Application form can be downloaded at http://www.nie.edu.sg/epo/mea.htm
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About the Programme
The Master in Educational Administration is an inter-disciplinary programme conducted primarily in Chinese to develop professionalism in effective management of schools and education institutes in an environment which is increasingly market-driven.
Drawing on NIE's unique expertise in both research and professional practice, this new international award programme is designed and contextualised for an international body of senior professionals in China. The programme is relevant to a wide range of participants, including:
- Academic staff in universities and colleges
- Senior teachers in schools
- Senior managers and administrators in schools, colleges, universities and educational and government organisations
- Educators in the private sector
The strength of this programme is its inter-disciplinary nature. Economics and management modules are being included, enabling participants to evaluate the value of education in both economic and social development context.
This innovative programme offers an opportunity for a cross-cultural and global perspective on professionalism in education.
The teaching faculty, consisting of both local and expatriate scholars at the leading edge of their respective fields, will definitely provide for a stimulating exchange of ideas amongst the participants and teaching faculty.
NIE's delivery is highly interactive and participative. Participants are considered as partners and fellow collaborators in the learning process. Participants are engaged through diverse modes, such as action learning, dialogue, simulations, case studies and scenarios. These delivery modes are meant to stimulate and build the cognitive, affective, reflective and analytical capacities among participants.
This is a one-year full time programme divided into two semesters.
(a) 18 AUs from 6 Core courses;
(b) 9 AUs from 6 Elective courses;
(c) 9 AUs from the Term Paper
Candidates must complete 36 Academic Units (AU) in order to graduate from the programme. Each Core course is 3 AUs, Elective course 1.5 AUs and a Policy Analysis Paper 9 AUs. Consequently, the total programme shall be equivalent to 36 AUs.
|MECE 804||Change Management in Education||3 AU|
|MECE 805||Systems Thinking||3 AU|
|MECE 806||Education Policy Making||3 AU|
|MECE 807||Economics of Education Policy||3 AU|
|MECE 809||Research Methodology (Introduction to Research in Education)||3 AU|
|MECE 810||Educational Leadership||3 AU|
|Elective Course (choose 6)|
|MECE 841||Curriculum Design and Development||1.5 AU|
|MECE 842||Human and Intellectual Resource Development in Education||1.5 AU|
|MECE 845||Evaluation of Educational Programme and Special Project||1.5 AU|
|MECE 847||Educational Planning and Administration||1.5 AU|
|MECE 848||Macro Economic Management of Singapore||1.5 AU|
|MECE 849||Quality Management||1.5 AU|
|MECE 850||Educational Technology and Issues in Management||1.5 AU|
|Policy Analysis Paper|
|MECE 900||Term Paper||9 AU|
MECE 804 Change Management in Education (A/P Zhang YenMing)
At the end of this course, participants should be able to:
- Be familiar with the major aspects of change in education;
- Learn theories of change management and find their applicability in educational organizations and their workin China;
- Widen their perspectives in creativity and innovation in educational organizations;
- Enhance their understanding of new educational philosophy, and pertinent skills in managing change
MECE 805 Systems Thinking (A/P Ng Pak Tee)
According to the Learning Organization philosophy, learning is the driving force for real change and improvement in an organization. Therefore, many organizations are keen to discover how they can develop themselves as learning organizations. Systems thinking is a basic discipline of the Learning Organization. It integrates the theory and practice of other disciplines in the Learning Organization.
An organization is a system. Its operation is affected by many small but inter-related actions of its parts. Such effects may only manifest themselves after a long time. Many leaders, trapped within the system, cannot see the overall dynamics of change and often focus on certain parts or episodes without a grasp of the fundamental problem. Systems Thinking is a conceptual framework, a body of knowledge and a set of tools that helps us to make sense of complex dynamics and formulate effective strategies for change.
MECE 806 Educational Policy Making (Ast/P Catherine Chua, Ast/P Charlene Tan)
This course helps participants to understand the Educational Policy of Singapore and the main features of education policies over the past few years. It examines the issues of the applications of the theoretical framework to school management at organization, team, and individual levels.
MECE 807 Economics of Education Policy (Dr Gu Qing Yang)
This course introduces the participants to the basic concepts and analytical tools of microeconomics and demonstrates how these concepts are used in analyzing educational policy problems and designing appropriate responses. The course covers relevant microeconomics topics, such as theory of invisible hand and market mechanism, market imperfections and market failure, economics of public policy, cost-benefit analysis and its application. The course assumes little or no familiarity with economics of the participants.
MECE809 Research Methodology (Introduction to Research in Education) (Ast/P Cheng YuanShan)
At the end of this course, participants should be able to:
- Understand the principles and techniques of basic quantitative and qualitative research methods
- Use a scientific view to read and criticize research reports
- Design and conduct simple educational study
MECE 810 Educational Leadership (A/P Zhang YenMing)
At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
- Differentiate the concepts of leadership and management, and their functions;
- Become familiar with the components of leadership qualities in the trait theory, and with the standards of leader selection criteria in the Chinese military classics;
- Learn situational leadership theory and practice to enhance their ability to analyze situational factors;
- Understand the educational system in Singapore: School leadership, school clusters and superintendency;
- Learn the skills to build leadership team dynamics;
- Explore the origin and essence of servant leadership, and examine issues in the current leadership practice in educational administration
MECE841 Curriculum Design and Development (Ast/P Gao Ping)
This course helps participants to improve educational contexts through an examination of the history, perspectives, approaches, and sources of school curriculum. Factors that influence curriculum design, development and implementation will be discussed.
MECE842 Human and Intellectual Resource Development in Education (Dr Foo Suan Fong)
This course helps participants to deal with key concepts of human resource development and intellectual development in educational institutions. It examines the issues of the applications of the theoretical framework to school management at organization, team, and individual levels.
MECE845 Evaluation of Educational Programme and Special Project (Ast/P Nie Youyan)
The course lays a theoretical and practical foundation for the participants in the following aspects:
- Describe the development of evaluation models
- Decide on evaluation designs and data
- Analyze data
- Write a coherent report on the evaluation
MECE847 Educational Planning and Administration
This module will examine the significance of educational planning in this rapidly changing world; its benefits and disadvantages; the planning process and key factors for consideration. It will also discuss implementation strategies to address local issues and demands.
MECE848 Macro Economic Management of Singapore (Prof Chew Soon Beng)
This course examines macro economic policy in Singapore from a perspective of non-economists. Singapore’s macro economic policies in terms of fiscal, monetary and exchange rate are affected by the Central Provident Fund, National Wages Council, etc. Hence, we will discuss all these schemes and more.
MECE849 Quality Management (Mrs Ho Woon Ho)
This course introduces the concepts of quality management in various organizations and corporations. Participants will learn about systems, methodologies and thought processes in quality management so as to develop a greater understanding of new management strategies. The subject will also provide information on how changes made by policy-makers over the years have shaped the Singapore education system to what it is today.
MECE850 Educational Technology and Issues in Management (A/P Wang Qiyun)
The rapid development of educational technology such as e-learning has offered great challenges for teachers as well as administrative leaders. At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:
- State various applications of technology in education;
- Guide effective technology integration into the curriculum;
- Identify issues and future trends of educational technology development
- Write a coherent report on the evaluation
Entry Requirements and Application Procedures
Applicants must possess:
The National Institute of Education, Singapore reserves the rights to determine other pertinent requirements as necessary.
Applicants must send in a completed Application Form (the form can be downloaded from the NIE website: www.nie.edu.sg/epo/mea.htm), and mail to the relevant organisation as stated. The Application Form must be accompanied by the following supporting documents:
- Applicant’s resume;
- A copy of the Applicant’s bachelor degree and final transcripts;
- A letter of approval from the applicant’s employer (school); and
- Two recommendation letters from referrals who have known the applicant well and a letter of support from the applicant’s supervisor.
Application may be submitted anytime but applicants are advised to submit in their application at least 4 months before the intake commencement.
Successful applicants will be notified by the National Institute of Education, Singapore in due course.
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