If you have the relevant content knowledge, personal qualities and passion to teach and inculcate sound moral values, you are the one we are looking for. If you are a university undergraduate, you are encouraged to apply during your final year of studies.
All PGDE trainees, except Physical Education teacher trainees, undergo a 16-month programme. All Physical Education (PE) trainees undergo a 2-year programme.
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The PGDE training programme at NIE will typically cover:
- Education Studies
- Curriculum Studies
- Language Enhancement and Academic Discourse Skills
More details are available at the NIE PGDE website.
Trainee teachers on the PGDE (PE) programme at the National Institute of Education (NIE) will be trained to teach PE at the primary and secondary levels. Professionally, dual level teacher training will help teachers to understand growth and motor development across the schooling years, and their implications on teaching and learning. Your first school posting will be to the first teaching level indicated in your letter of offer. Subsequent school postings may be to your second teaching level, subject to organisational requirements.
Overview of Application Process
Applications are processed within 5 weeks of the closing of the application window. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to the interview, where they will be required to provide a short written response, give a short lesson presentation and have a discussion with the interview panel. You may also be required to take additional tests as required by the Ministry.
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Tuition fees for all PGDE trainee teachers are fully paid for by the Ministry of Education. While undergoing training at NIE, you will receive a monthly salary and year-end bonus. Upon completion of your NIE training, you will serve a 3-year teaching bond. A trainee teacher who fails to graduate from NIE or whose services are terminated before fully discharging the 3-year bond will have to pay liquidated damages to the Ministry.
Applicants are required to login their Careers@Gov account to check the application status.