NIE saw the graduation of 348 newlyminted teachers at the Teachers' Investiture Ceremony, held at the Nanyang Auditorium. Within this batch, 28 graduates were from the Bachelor of Education (BEd) programme, a specially designed part-time degree programme that allows non-graduate primary school teachers in Singapore, a chance to obtain a degree.
NIE has made key achievements in the areas of teaching, research and corporate development, which was noted at the Director's Annual Address presented by Professor Lee Sing Kong on 29 September 2011
It is the joining of NIE with Columbia University's Teachers College (TC) to put top academic resources together from both institutes to execute the programme. The degree, will also be awarded by the two institutes' parent universities, Columbia University and Nanyang Technological University.