Academic consortium plans, manages and handles all operational administrative matters for existing Initial Teacher Preparation (ITP) programmes, namely the Bachelor of Arts (Education), Bachelor of Science (Education), Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma in Education(PGDE) Programmes. These programmes prepare student teachers for primary, secondary or junior college teaching.
The Academic Consortium also works closely with MOE, NTU and NIE’s Academic Groups on programme-related issues to meet the needs of all the ITP programmes. The unit advises Board of Examiners on matters pertaining to student teachers' academic performance and recognition schemes.
From July 2015, the unit also supports appointed Senior Teachers, Lead Teachers and Masters Teachers as part of the Integrated Continuum Milestone Programmes; Teacher Leaders Programme (TLP). TLP is based on an extension of the Teacher Education Model for the 21st Century. It is conducted for in-service teachers to enhance professional excellence in the areas of pedagogy, collaborative learning, mentorship and research.
Academic Consortium is led by Associate Dean, A/P Chow Jia Yi with the support of the programme Assistant Deans, Dr Tan Soo Yin, Assistant Dean for Diploma and Student Development, A/P Eddy Chong, Assistant Dean for PGDE, Dr Trivina Kang Lu-Ming, Assistant Dean for Teacher Leadership. The unit is also supported by Ms Sophie Wong (Manager/ Programme Administration and Management) overseeing the BA/BSc programmes, Ms Nurashikin Harun (Manager/ Teacher Leadership) overseeing the Diploma programmes and the Teacher Leaders Programme, Ms Hong Si Min (Manager, Programme Development and Strategic Partnerships) overseeing the PGDE programmes, and their respective team members.