Master of Teaching
NIE is proud to announce the latest university-approved Master’s degree programme, the Master of Teaching or M Teach, for short. The programme combines the best of university academic learning and workplace professional learning to offer participants a sustained experience in developing excellence in teaching as a profession.
Aimed at graduate teachers with at least 2 years of experience, the programme optimises the theory-practice balance in learning situated within their own unique professional context. Besides learning from university professors with proven expertise in education, every teacher participating in the programme will also be supported by a Professional Learning Mentor (PLM) from their own communities of practice. The PLM is a guide, a dialogue partner and a co-learner in the M Teach participant’s learning journey.
A key feature of the NIE M Teach which differentiates it from other Masters programmes is the Professional Inquiry Project (PIP). The PIP is substantively and philosophically different from the academic dissertation. It allows participants to articulate their knowledge, beliefs and skills as these evolve and transform throughout the programme. The PIP is also a platform for teacher participants to create and demonstrate new professional knowledge based on evidence gathered from rigorous inquiry that is motivated by concerns and possibilities from their professional contexts.
Graduates of the NIE M Teach will set new standards of excellence in their schools and communities of practice by becoming change agents who will transform practice in and outside the classroom!
The NIE M Teach curriculum has four components, comprising two courses in each, and a Professional Inquiry Project. Teachers participating in M Teach will be supported by Professional Learning Mentors from schools and Academic Learning Mentors from NIE who will provide guidance in their learning.
-- Learners and Learning
•Understanding Learners and Learning
•Learning in the Age of New Media and Digital Technology
-- Knowledge, Curriculum and Assessment
•Curriculum Planning and Enacting
•Assessment for Learning
-- Domain-Specific Pedagogical Content Knowledge
•Understanding and Developing Pedagogical Content Knowledge
•Applying and Evaluating Pedagogical Content Knowledge
-- Professional Learning: Researching and Leading
•Teachers as Practice-Oriented Researchers
•Teachers as Leaders for Learning
-- Professional Inquiry Project
•A good Bachelor's degree in the discipline area of English / Mathematics / Science
•A teaching qualification such as Postgraduate Diploma in Education
•A minimum of two years of teaching experience
•Currently teaching the subjects of English / English Literature / Mathematics / Science