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Mentoring 101: Bringing Out the Best in EC Educators will replace Mentoring Novice Teachers with effect from May 2021.

Applicants must complete Mentoring 101 before progressing to Mentoring 201: Bringing Out the Best in EC Educators, subject to entry requirements.


This course Mentoring 101: Bringing Out the Best in EC Educators focuses on equipping learners with concepts and skills to mentor student teachers and interns. It is a pre-requisite for hosting interns. Learners will develop an understanding of the mentoring process, its goals, and benefits of mentoring for different stakeholders.

The course will also cover:

  • The roles and expectations of mentors and mentees,
  • The phases in attitude towards teaching that student teachers and interns go through and the support from mentors,
  • The importance of building positive and trusting relationships,
  • Skills of effective mentoring, and
  • Planning of a structured induction and training programme.

Note: This course will be conducted via online learning until further notice.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Examine the goals, and benefits of mentoring for different stakeholders.

  • Examine the roles and expectations of mentors and mentees.

  • Recognise the phases in attitude towards teaching that student teachers, and interns go through and the support from mentors.

  • Examine what constitute positive and trusting relationships.

  • Demonstrate interaction skills that build trust and positive relationships.

  • Apply skills of effective mentoring for students on practicum and internship.

  • Plan a structured induction for mentees and a training programme for interns.

  • Demonstrate how to support interns’ and student teachers’ well-being as they ease into the Beginning Teacher phase.

Entry Requirements

This course is for individuals who meet the following criteria: 

  • Have completed an ECDA-recognised certificate or diploma in early childhood care and education.

  • Be ECDA-certified as L1 teacher (Educarer 1, Educarer 2).

  • Be ECDA-certified as L2 teacher (Senior Educarer, Preschool Teacher, Senior Preschool Teacher, Lead Teacher, Senior Lead Teacher, Centre Leader, Senior Centre Leader).

  • Currently employed in a childcare centre registered or licensed with ECDA.

Upon Graduation

Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Attainment from the National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC) and Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).

You may also progress to Mentoring 201: Bringing Out the Best in EC Educators, subject to entry requirements.

Course Schedule

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Duration

Day & Time

Course Start & End Date

Campus

Apply By

21 hours

21 Jan 2022: 9am - 6pm 22 Jan 2022: 9am - 6pm 04 Feb 2022: 9am - 2pm

21-Jan-2022
04-Feb-2022

NIEC (NP)

21-Dec-2021

Open For Application Soon

Duration

Day & Time

Campus

Upcoming Intakes

21 hours

To be available

NIEC (City)

Jan 2022

Please note:

  • Course schedule and venue are subject to changes. NIEC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme and amend information without prior notice. 
  • Classes will only commence if the minimum class size is met. A confirmation email will be sent to you at least 3 weeks before course commencement.

Have questions? Talk to us!
(Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm)

Ms Eunice Goei
Email: Eunice_GOEI@niec.edu.sg

Phone: 6904 2620

 

Mr Sky Wong
Email: Sky_WONG@niec.edu.sg
Phone: 6904 2625