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Diploma in Education (Full Time)

Course Information:

The aim of this Diploma in Education course is to achieve the following:

  • to lay the foundation of education principles and practices for participants interested in the field of education and education-related jobs;
  • to prepare participants for a challenging and satisfying teaching career;
  • to equip existing teachers with the basic essential knowledge and skills needed to be more effective in their teaching profession; and
  • to raise participants’ awareness and appreciation of their opted modules as follows:

-Teaching of English Language & Humanities Subjects or

-Teaching of Mathematics & Science Subjects or

-Teaching Adult Learners or

-Child Psychology & Early Childhood.

 

On successful completion of this course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • develop effective lessons with appropriate technology, suitable pedagogies and assessment methods;
  • create a conducive classroom environment for effective learning;
  • apply various interactive pedagogical methods for engaged learning;
  • possess basic understanding of education theories related to effective teaching, learning and assessment;
  • evaluate and reflect on planning, teaching and assessment practices;
  • possess basic understanding of the principles of the Optional Modules of Teaching of English Language & Humanities Subjects, or Teaching of Mathematics & Science Subjects, or Teaching Adult Learners, or Child Psychology & Early Childhood;
  • prepare a lesson plan with clear learning outcomes, pedagogies and assessment methods of the modules of their option;
  • develop appropriate strategies to facilitate learning in the adult education classroom (for those who opted for the Module of Teaching Adult Learners); and
  • develop age-appropriate learning and teaching strategies, and learning activities in the early childhood classroom (for those who opted for the module on Child Psychology & Early Childhood).
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Course Information:

The aim of this Diploma in Education course is to achieve the following:

  • to lay the foundation of education principles and practices for participants interested in the field of education and education-related jobs;
  • to prepare participants for a challenging and satisfying teaching career;
  • to equip existing teachers with the basic essential knowledge and skills needed to be more effective in their teaching profession; and
  • to raise participants’ awareness and appreciation of their opted modules as follows:

-Teaching of English Language & Humanities Subjects or

-Teaching of Mathematics & Science Subjects or

-Teaching Adult Learners or

-Child Psychology & Early Childhood.

 

On successful completion of this course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • develop effective lessons with appropriate technology, suitable pedagogies and assessment methods;
  • create a conducive classroom environment for effective learning;
  • apply various interactive pedagogical methods for engaged learning;
  • possess basic understanding of education theories related to effective teaching, learning and assessment;
  • evaluate and reflect on planning, teaching and assessment practices;
  • possess basic understanding of the principles of the Optional Modules of Teaching of English Language & Humanities Subjects, or Teaching of Mathematics & Science Subjects, or Teaching Adult Learners, or Child Psychology & Early Childhood;
  • prepare a lesson plan with clear learning outcomes, pedagogies and assessment methods of the modules of their option;
  • develop appropriate strategies to facilitate learning in the adult education classroom (for those who opted for the Module of Teaching Adult Learners); and
  • develop age-appropriate learning and teaching strategies, and learning activities in the early childhood classroom (for those who opted for the module on Child Psychology & Early Childhood).
  • Modules Offered

    Core Module:

    • Introduction to Educational Psychology (DE100/ ES01)
    • Creating a Learning Environment (DE100/ ES02)
    • Understanding and Managing Learners (DE100/ ES03)
    • Assessment Literacy (DE100/ ES04)
    • Technology to Support Learning (DE100/ ES05)
    • The Reflective Teacher (DE100/ ES06)
    • Communication Skills for Teachers (DE100/ LE01)

     

    Elective Module:

    • The Teaching of English Language & Humanities Subjects (DE100/ CS01)
    • The Teaching of Mathematics & Science Subjects (DE100/ CS02)
    • The Teaching of Adult Learners (DE100/ CS03)
    • Child Psychology & Early Childhood (DE100/ CS04)

    Click here* for more details.

  • Course Duration

    Full Time. 6 months, 5 weekdays, 3 hours daily.

  • Course Admission Requirements

  • Course Commencement Period

    At the beginning of every January and July of the academic year.

  • Mode of Delivery

    • Blended
    • Teacher-Student Ratio (1: 20)
  • Mode of Assessment

    The course adopts a holistic assessment approach in which

    a) 20% will be based on the level of participation in class discussions;

    b) 50% will be based on the best 3 assignment tasks for each module; and

    c) 30% will be based on the final examination.

     

    The number and type of assessment as well as the assessment criteria will be worked out for each module. In general, the following assessment methods will be adopted:

    1. Case-study, Project Work, Problem-Based, Portfolio,
    2. Computer-Based & Online Assignments,
    3. Micro-Teaching & Lesson Observations,
    4. Essay (including storyboards and book, journal and website reviews),
    5. Group Work, Presentation, Simulations & Role-Play,
    6. Reflective Journal,
    7. Structured Question, Short Answer Question; and
    8. Written Test & Examination.
  • Course Completion

    Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structures will be awarded the Diploma in Education

  • Requirement for Course Completion

    • Students must attain at least an overall of 60% score.
    • Students must achieve at least 90% attendance.
  • Type of Qualification

    The Diploma in Education is awarded by Touchstone International Institute after successful completion of all course requirements.

  • The 3 (three) types of fee chargeable by TSI are

    1. Application Fee– A one-time application fee is non-refundable. 
    2. Course Fees– The Committee for Private Education (CPE) has regulatory provisions and requirements to protect course fees that are payable by students who are enrolled in a private education institution (PEI).

    a) Fee Collection Schedule is as indicated in the Individual student’s contract.

    b) The course fee is refundable and will be subjected to TSI Refund Policy.

    c) Click here* to view Course Fee.

    Click here  to view Modular Fee.

    3. Miscellaneous Fee 

    Note: Miscellaneous Fee will not be protected under the Fee Protection Scheme.

    Click here* to view Miscellaneous Fee.

    Payment modes: Cash, Cheque, Telegraphic Transfer

    Payable to: TOUCHSTONE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE PTE LTD

    Students who wish to register for this course should also visit the Committee for Private Education website* for more information about choosing a PEI and an advisory note to students.

  • Course Fee

    $9,900.00

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