The National Institute of Education, Singapore is one of the leading teacher preparation institutions in the world, and has been an integral part of Singapore's education system for close to 60 years. NIE prepares new teachers, provides ongoing professional development to existing teachers and school leaders, and conducts extensive educational research. Our aim is to develop education professionals who embrace the philosophy of being leaders in the service of learners.
The Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning is one of the two Programme Offices in NIE responsible for overseeing NIE’s higher degree programmes, the professional development of teachers, the training of school leaders and the management of academic research.
The Office of Education Research (OER) was established on 1 April 2008 to forge an NIE-wide programme of research, development and innovation. It facilitates the governance, planning, monitoring, quality assurance and dissemination of education research across the Institute. Another key function of OER is to administer the Education Research Funding Programme (ERFP) (2008-2012), a pool of research funds provided by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore. Guided by a policy-driven and evidence-based research framework, academic and research staff work together to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Singapore schools and to enhance NIE's standing as a leading international research institution.
This office was established on 1st July 2009 to provide leadership in articulating an AQM framework and philosophy to strengthen the academic quality of our programmes. It will work towards the development of a culture of self improvement in NIE academic programmes at different levels of self accountability – staff, academic groups, and programme offices, for purposes of programme improvements and accountability to the various stakeholders.