What will I learn?

The Master of Arts in Professional Education (MAPE) seeks to deepen academic knowledge and competencies for individuals who work in or wish to move into professional roles within various settings of higher and adult professional education.

Within workplaces, services, and organizations, employees are expected to engage in ongoing improvement through continuing professional education. Professional learning has become even more important in recent years with the increasing pressure on schools and academic institutions for greater evidence of quality work and outcomes in the continual education of their own educators. Professional educators play critical roles in professional learning of staff working in schools, universities, and public/ private educational institutions (e.g., teachers, faculty members, administrators and professional development staff) play critical roles in teaching, leading, and researching about their practices and carry out multiple missions of the institution.

This programme aims to provide a rigorous understanding of educational practices and systems from social, philosophical, psychological, cross-national and normative perspectives, and an understanding of central issues in learning and development, education and training, and educational leadership in the various professional contexts. Its specific objective is to educate professional educators with values and beliefs as well as equipping them with a distinct set of adult educator (AE) skills to drive mentoring and coaching, innovative training, assessment and design practices.

The MAPE (Training and Development) is unique and differentiated from other Masters programmes in Singapore and in the region based on the high degree of local content.

The unique features of the programme include:

  • experiential components focusing on applying learning in authentic workplace contexts.
  • development of specialised skill sets required for professional development such as evaluating and developing workplace mentoring and coaching skill sets, both of which need greater emphasis in the increasingly complex and dynamic organizational environment.
  • development of participants’ capacity to engage in disciplined reflection on their experiences, studies and practices in the local contexts.
  • Incorporation of latest development in theories of learning from the learning sciences perspective as well as providing opportunities for participants to understand theories and practice of technology-enhanced learning.

STRUCTURE

The MAPE (Training and Development) is a coursework Masters programme of 30 Academic Units. You are required to complete six core courses and two electives. One elective must be selected from the MAPE electives. The other elective can be either from the MAPE elective courses or open electives.

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (Minimum 1 year and maximum 2 years)

Tuition fees
SG $1,177 Per Academic Unit (AU) Rate
Start date

Expected January 2022

Venue

College of Science

60 Nanyang Drive,

SBS-01s-45,

637551, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant must have completed at least a Bachelor Degree (Honors) or European/German FH Diploma or its equivalent in areas of Science/Electrical/Electronics Engineering from a university with recognized standing with at least a 2nd Class Honors or equivalent. As the Programme instruction medium is English, applicant must be able to demonstrate a satisfactory level of the language. Applicant whose native tongue or medium of instruction from previous studies (Bachelor / FH Diploma) is not English must submit at least one of the following: TOEFL score indicating a minimum of 600 for Paper based test or 100 for internet based test; IELTS: With academic IELTS result of at least 6.5.

For international students

You should have:

A good Bachelor's degree, preferably with an honours degree

At least 2 years of working experience in one of the following:

  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Educational Leadership
  • Higher Education
  • Continuing Education and Training
  • Other relevant adult education or management

TOEFL: Minimum score of 580 (for paper and pencil examination) or 92 (for internet-based); IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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