how to become an university lecturer - Salary.sg Forums
Salary.sg Forums  

Go Back   Salary.sg Forums > The Salary.sg Discussion Forums: > Education and Personal Growth

Education and Personal Growth Schools, further studies, getting ready for employment, and motivation stuff




how to become an university lecturer

 Citibank Cash Back Card - up to $350 cash back* - Click to Apply Now 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 13-02-2015, 12:09 AM
Verified Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 12
mrleafeon is on a distinguished road
Unhappy how to become an university lecturer

i have applied for bachelor of education (sc) in ntu.
But i really have no idea about what should i do in order to become university lecturer or a teacher in junior college teaching chemistry or biology.
Can u help me by listing all the steps that I have to do? Do i need a postgraduate diploma (actually what is this?) or master degree or phD degree? I can perform multitask like teaching a few subjects.
Thanks for ur help =)

Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 13-02-2015, 09:28 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrleafeon View Post
i have applied for bachelor of education (sc) in ntu.
But i really have no idea about what should i do in order to become university lecturer or a teacher in junior college teaching chemistry or biology.
Can u help me by listing all the steps that I have to do? Do i need a postgraduate diploma (actually what is this?) or master degree or phD degree? I can perform multitask like teaching a few subjects.
Thanks for ur help =)
1. You applied for NIE Bachelor of Education right? Meaning you are either from poly or JC, am I right?

2. A post-graduate diploma in education(PGDE) is something people that do not have a first degree in education take. Meaning, if I major in economics in NTU, then I want to go into teaching in government schools(pri, sec, JC), then I will need to go to NIE to take the PGDE, a 1-year course, before being eligible to teach.

3. Those who go direct into NIE from JC or poly are majoring in education, they dont take the PGDE. They take the 4 year degree with NIE and straight away teach.

4. You cannot teach in JC unless you have already obtained your first degree not from NIE. Meaning, if I want to teach chemistry in JC, I would need a chemistry degree first from NUS/NTU, and then go on to take a 1-year post-graduate diploma in education from NIE. If your first degree was from NIE, you will not be able to teach in JC. There are a few but its rare. This is because the JC syllabus is pretty advanced and they need someone who actually graduated in the field of which they are teaching. Meaning, only people who take route (2) can teach in JC, but you are now in route (3).

5. If you want to be a university lecturer, you need a Phd. So lets say I want to be an engineering lecturer. I must take my degree in engineering, then take my masters in engineering, then take my Phd in engineering. University lecturers are not from NIE/MOE lol. They are professionals in their fields. So a chemistry lecturer is a chemist, an economics lecturer is an economist.

6. If you want to be a university lecturer, you still can, but you will be a lecturer in NIE, meaning you will teach about education. This will require a similar route to (5), meaning that you will take a Bachelor of Education, followed by a Masters in Education then a Phd in Education.

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 13-02-2015, 09:33 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

To simplify what I said before, these are some of the routes:


JC/Poly>>>NIE 4 years>>> Teach in sec/pri>>>Take masters in education from NIE>>>Phd from NIE>>>Teach as a lecturer in NIE

JC/Poly>>> 4 year specialised degree from NUS/NTU(economics, history, physics etc)>>>1 year PGDE from NIE>>>Teach in JC/Sec/Pri>>>Take masters in education from NIE>>>Phd from NIE>>>Teach as a lecturer in NIE


JC/Poly>>> 4 year specialised degree from NUS/NTU(economics, history, physics etc)>>>1 year masters in your major>>>4 years Phd in your specialisation>>>Teach as a lecturer in universities in your area of specialisation

Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 14-02-2015, 11:18 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quite worrying that an NTU grad can't do basic research!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 15-02-2015, 12:23 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Quite worrying that an NTU grad can't do basic research!
He has only "applied" for bachelor of education. Not accepted.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 15-02-2015, 02:08 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Quite worrying that an NTU grad can't do basic research!
cut him some slack. He isn't even in NTU yet, just a prospective student.
Reply With Quote

  #7 (permalink)  
Old 15-02-2015, 12:09 PM
Verified Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 12
mrleafeon is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
1. You applied for NIE Bachelor of Education right? Meaning you are either from poly or JC, am I right?

2. A post-graduate diploma in education(PGDE) is something people that do not have a first degree in education take. Meaning, if I major in economics in NTU, then I want to go into teaching in government schools(pri, sec, JC), then I will need to go to NIE to take the PGDE, a 1-year course, before being eligible to teach.

3. Those who go direct into NIE from JC or poly are majoring in education, they dont take the PGDE. They take the 4 year degree with NIE and straight away teach.

4. You cannot teach in JC unless you have already obtained your first degree not from NIE. Meaning, if I want to teach chemistry in JC, I would need a chemistry degree first from NUS/NTU, and then go on to take a 1-year post-graduate diploma in education from NIE. If your first degree was from NIE, you will not be able to teach in JC. There are a few but its rare. This is because the JC syllabus is pretty advanced and they need someone who actually graduated in the field of which they are teaching. Meaning, only people who take route (2) can teach in JC, but you are now in route (3).

5. If you want to be a university lecturer, you need a Phd. So lets say I want to be an engineering lecturer. I must take my degree in engineering, then take my masters in engineering, then take my Phd in engineering. University lecturers are not from NIE/MOE lol. They are professionals in their fields. So a chemistry lecturer is a chemist, an economics lecturer is an economist.

6. If you want to be a university lecturer, you still can, but you will be a lecturer in NIE, meaning you will teach about education. This will require a similar route to (5), meaning that you will take a Bachelor of Education, followed by a Masters in Education then a Phd in Education.
Thanks a lot. Nobody tells me this though. Okay i see now. I have applied to bachelor of sc (education), instead i should have applied for chemistry i wanna become a chemi lecturer in singapore, i have no idea that if i study chemi in malaysia, can i take the postdiploma degree in nie? How to apply for nie?
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 15-02-2015, 12:11 PM
Verified Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 12
mrleafeon is on a distinguished road
Default

Instead, i should ask how do i check the uni that are recognised by nie postdiploma degree? Or if i have done my phd of chemi in malaysia private uni, will nie accept my phd?
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 16-02-2015, 05:19 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrleafeon View Post
Thanks a lot. Nobody tells me this though. Okay i see now. I have applied to bachelor of sc (education), instead i should have applied for chemistry i wanna become a chemi lecturer in singapore, i have no idea that if i study chemi in malaysia, can i take the postdiploma degree in nie? How to apply for nie?
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrleafeon View Post
Instead, i should ask how do i check the uni that are recognised by nie postdiploma degree? Or if i have done my phd of chemi in malaysia private uni, will nie accept my phd?
1. Okay, I think you are STILL confused, it is called a POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA. This means that you take this diploma AFTER you have GRADUATED with a DEGREE. Meaning that you take a degree, say in chemistry, and then take the POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA.

2. I dont know if you are a PHD holder or a degree holder but I will assume that you have not done your degree yet. Am I right? Or wrong?

3. MOE/NIE is VERY VERY particular with qualifications nowadays. To be on the safe side, only NTU/NUS/SMU or TOP-TIER UK/US ON-CAMPUS degrees are allowed to be accepted. Any malaysian uni would be shot down pretty quickly.

4. You want to be a lecturer or teacher? In singapore, these 2 terms are VERY VERY different. MOE is in charge of TEACHERS, this includes primary, secondary and JC teachers. MOE is NOT in charge of lecturers in university or polytechnics.

5. If you want to be university or polytechnic lecturer, you just get your PHD first then apply directly to these instituitions. DO NOT apply to MOE. These institutions are INDEPENDENT. MOE/NIE are not in charge of who they hire.

So to help you further, I really need to know a few things,
1. do you want to be a chemistry TEACHER or LECTURER?
2. What is your highest qualification now? Where did you obtain it?
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 16-02-2015, 10:09 PM
Verified Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 12
mrleafeon is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
1. Okay, I think you are STILL confused, it is called a POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA. This means that you take this diploma AFTER you have GRADUATED with a DEGREE. Meaning that you take a degree, say in chemistry, and then take the POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA.

2. I dont know if you are a PHD holder or a degree holder but I will assume that you have not done your degree yet. Am I right? Or wrong?

3. MOE/NIE is VERY VERY particular with qualifications nowadays. To be on the safe side, only NTU/NUS/SMU or TOP-TIER UK/US ON-CAMPUS degrees are allowed to be accepted. Any malaysian uni would be shot down pretty quickly.

4. You want to be a lecturer or teacher? In singapore, these 2 terms are VERY VERY different. MOE is in charge of TEACHERS, this includes primary, secondary and JC teachers. MOE is NOT in charge of lecturers in university or polytechnics.

5. If you want to be university or polytechnic lecturer, you just get your PHD first then apply directly to these instituitions. DO NOT apply to MOE. These institutions are INDEPENDENT. MOE/NIE are not in charge of who they hire.

So to help you further, I really need to know a few things,
1. do you want to be a chemistry TEACHER or LECTURER?
2. What is your highest qualification now? Where did you obtain it?
I havent done my degree yet. I just finished my trinity college foundation studies in trinity college. I got a quite good results, aggregate score is 96.
So nus doesnt accept my result. Ntu accepts it but i am required to sit for entrance exam. The exam requires quite a lot of topics, i have very few confidence in succeeding it. I hope to become secondary or jc teachers, teaching few subjects like chemi, bio and chinese, but i prefer chemi the most. Thanks again.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ITE lecturer Javin Income and Jobs 139 29-09-2020 02:46 PM
ITE lecturer Enciel Income and Jobs 4 08-04-2015 07:47 PM
ITE lecturer lecturer (full and part time) purple steps Income and Jobs 0 30-10-2013 09:06 AM
Lecturer job in Singapore karen123 Income and Jobs 2 09-01-2013 09:19 AM
Monash university (clayton) OR University of melbourne? garpy Education and Personal Growth 3 23-07-2011 01:35 PM

» 30 Recent Threads
How much are you earning per annum? ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
12,047 Replies, 3,842,702 Views
NUS working environment and pay... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
90 Replies, 74,065 Views
SIM-UOL fresh grad starting pay ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
3,139 Replies, 1,332,157 Views
Hospital (Private or Public)...
9 Replies, 5,653 Views
How is life as a doctor in... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,460 Replies, 979,256 Views
MINDEF DXO (All FAQ on it) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
3,402 Replies, 2,008,383 Views
ST Electronics ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
861 Replies, 257,824 Views
Lawyer Salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
9,583 Replies, 3,070,397 Views
Compare civil service salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
10,691 Replies, 5,912,601 Views
Anyone jobless for a long time... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
3,002 Replies, 1,143,820 Views
Equity Research jobs
2 Replies, 214 Views
Engineer Pay ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
104 Replies, 45,154 Views
High loan approval for business...
3 Replies, 593 Views
Whats your net worth ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,765 Replies, 828,685 Views
How to start a small business ( 1 2)
12 Replies, 2,167 Views
anyone working at NCS ? ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
457 Replies, 316,734 Views
Third Party Contract From... ( 1 2 3)
20 Replies, 2,477 Views
OCBC Graduate Talent Programme... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
334 Replies, 113,734 Views
Should I switch to a higher paying... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
32 Replies, 3,174 Views
AML/Compliance/KYC professionals... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,394 Replies, 588,395 Views
MAS : Mid Career Professionals ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
224 Replies, 136,750 Views
Prospects of an economics degree ( 1 2 3)
25 Replies, 12,264 Views
Passive income ideas? ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
31 Replies, 18,294 Views
Civil Svc/ Statboard - Typical... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,716 Replies, 1,130,213 Views
Possibilities, salary, etc. in the...
4 Replies, 1,043 Views
DBS tech seed programme ( 1 2 3)
29 Replies, 3,967 Views
Commercial Affairs Officer ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
137 Replies, 93,613 Views
PCB design course
2 Replies, 143 Views
UBS Financial Services Industry... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
156 Replies, 24,201 Views
Job Application with MOE... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
244 Replies, 224,458 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2



All times are GMT +8. The time now is 01:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2