Master of Education (Mathematics)

  • The programme will be opened for the August 2021 intake. Application period is from 9 November 2020 – 8 January 2021. Click here for more details.

    Click here for the application details for January 2022 intake.

  • This specialisation provides coursework that develops knowledge of mathematics as a subject and its pedagogy. It develops reflective practitioners of Mathematics education, prepares teachers for career development in such capacities as MOE’s master teacher or senior specialist tracks, and provides induction into mathematics education research.

    • A good Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university

    • A teaching qualification such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Education and at least ONE year of teaching experience
      At least THREE years of teaching experience or other relevant working experience in education

    • Field experience in mathematics education and at least two mathematics courses at undergraduate level

    For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements can be found here.

  • Effective from August 2017 intake

    The coursework for this specialisation comprises 1 core course, 1 required specialisation courses, 4 specialisation elective courses plus either:

    • a dissertation or
    • two additional courses (one open elective course and MED 902 Integrative Project)

    MED 902 Integrative Project is open only for applicants pursuing the degree totally by coursework.

    Core Course

    • MED 900 Educational Inquiry

    Required Specialisation Courses

    • MME 901 Theoretical Perspectives and Issues in Mathematics Education Research

    Specialisation Elective Courses

    • MME 903 Using Technology in Mathematics Education
    • MME 905 Assessment in Mathematics
    • MME 906 Curriculum Studies in Mathematics
    • MME 913 Algebra and the Teaching of Algebra
    • MME 915 Geometry and the Teaching of Geometry
    • MME 916 Statistics and the Teaching of Statistics
    • MME 917 Problem Solving and the Teaching of Problem Solving
    • MME 921 Singapore Primary School Mathematics*
    • MME 922 Numbers and the Teaching of Numbers*
    • MME 923 Psychology of Learning Mathematics at the Primary Level*
    • MME 931 Contemporary Issues in Mathematics Education
    • MME 932 International Issues in Mathematics Education
    * These electives are suited for participants who have interest in mathematics education at the Primary level.

    Open Elective Courses

    Other than the core and specialisation courses, you may select open elective courses offered across all NIE Master Degree programmes. The offer of electives is reviewed regularly to reflect developments in education and the respective fields. You are advised to take note of the prerequisites (if any) before registering.

    Optional Specialisation Courses are offered subject to demand and availability of faculty expertise. Hence, not all specialisation courses are available for selection to every intake.

    Download the course descriptions for the programme

    In line with SkillsFuture Singapore's (SSG) initiative, one of the courses in this programme can be taken as a standalone modular graduate course and accumulated into credits leading to the master’s degree.

    Important note for matriculated students: 
    Please refer to the ISAAC system for the programme structure relevant to your intake during Course Registration or consult your programme leader if you need clarifications.

    Note: Programme structure is subject to changes

  • The degree of Master of Education is generally offered on a part-time basis although full-time studies are also available for some specialisations. The candidature periods are as follows:



    1 year


    2 years



    2 years


    4 years

  • Our tuition fees are subject to revision on a yearly basis. More details can be found here

  • There are generally two intakes a year (January/August). You are advised to visit the website and look out for NIE’s announcements in May/June and November/December to confirm if the programme will be open for application at any particular intake.

    Applications are to be made online.

    More information on required documents for application can be found here.

    For graduate teachers from the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore seeking PDCM-Master’s Degree sponsorship, more details can be found here.

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  • Hear from our students

    Master of Education (Mathematics) experience by Alina Khaw Han Ron