Master of Science (Mathematics for Educators)(Full-Time & Part-Time)

Provided by National Institute of Education (NIE), an institute of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore

Course introduction


The Master of Science (Mathematics for Educators) is designed to cater to the professional needs of mathematics educators.
The programme emphasises the acquisition of wide and in-depth content knowledge in mathematics as well as its linkage to mathematics teaching. You will have the opportunity to study courses in different areas of mathematics, conducted by active working mathematicians, many of them holding a qualification in teaching of mathematics.
A strong mastery of mathematics will enable educators to teach better and to promote higher order thinking among students in the learning of mathematics. Mathematics specialists in education institutes will also benefit from this programme because a good understanding of mathematics is crucial for handling various tasks related to mathematics education, such as the design of contemporary and rigorous curriculum, assessment of mathematics learning, and development of teaching resources.
Level 1 courses will deal with the teaching of selected topics in tandem with the mathematics content. Level 2 courses enable you to develop further expertise in a number of areas of your choice. The core course, Mathematics Inquiry, will provide you with the opportunity to examine the current research in an area of modern mathematics.
The programme is open to graduates in Mathematics as well as graduates in non-Mathematics disciplines, who have a strong mathematics background to pursue a study of mathematics at the Master's level.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

You are required to complete:

  • One core course (MSM900 Mathematical Research Methods)
  • Seven specialisation elective courses
Students may take no more than three foundation courses in fulfilment of the specialisation elective courses.
More details on the programme can be found here. : 

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science with Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline, or
  • Bachelor of Science degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline, with at least one year of professional working experience
International applicants whose first language is not English and graduates of universities with non-English medium of instruction are required to submit an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score. Test dates must be within the last two years before the date of your application.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

The Master of Science (Mathematics for Educators) is offered on both full-time and part-time basis.
The candidature periods are as follows:

Full-time Minimum
1 year
3 years
Part-time Minimum
2 years
4 years

Fees & Funding

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