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Teachers' Development

As madrasah teachers, you play an important role in the academic, social and spiritual development of your students. You are an integral part in building the educational foundation of our future asatizah. You hold the key to widen our students’ horizons and guide them to success. Your passion and dedication to nurture young minds will help build a strong Madrasah spirit. Regardless of their starting points and backgrounds, you always give your very best to each and every student under your care. You equip students with essential skills and sound values to prepare them for life. You instil the joy of learning in the classroom and inspire your students to be the best that they can be. Your contributions today will help shape the socio-religious landscape for Singaporean Muslims in the near future.

Grants for Strengthening of Madrasah Teachers

As inspiring role models to aspiring students, your professional growth and development is of great importance to Muis. As such, resources are made available to increase the professional development opportunities for educators in our 6 full-time Madrasahs. These resources are aimed at expanding the pedagogical repertoire and honing teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge.

Teachers Development Capitation Grant

Each Madrasah has its own unique pedagogical philosophy and framework. As such, Muis will continue to provide resources for school-based training. Prior to April 2017, a teacher development grant of $15,000 per annum was given to each of the 6 full-time Madrasahs, sourced from the Dana Madrasah. Starting from April 2017, Muis provides a capitation grant of $1,000 per annum for every eligible full-time teacher. With this grant, it is hoped that Madrasah teachers will feel more empowered to undertake relevant and beneficial courses and programmes.

The areas of development for the Madrasah-based training programmes fall under the following categories:

  • (i)Pedagogical Competencies
  • (ii)Assessment Literacy
  • (iii)Subject Matter and Curriculum Planning
  • (iv)Personal Effectiveness & Productivity
  • (v)Motivation (Picture TD2)

Muis Led Teacher Development Programmes

The Madrasah sector is small, consisting of approximately 250 teachers. Hence, there is value in a centrally coordinated training plan to complement the school-based initiatives. The five Muis-led key thrusts for teacher development are:

  • (i)Leadership & Management
  • (ii)Teaching Accreditation
  • (iii)Skilful Teacher Programme
  • (iv)Madrasah Technological Development
  • (v)Key Trainings for PSLE and O Levels

Financial Incentives for Madrasah Teachers

The financial incentive scheme is to reward the eligible Madrasah teachers hard work by improving the salary of the Madrasah teaching force. It also recognises and rewards eligible madrasah teachers who possesses a recognised teaching certification.

Teachers Training Support Grant

The Teachers Training Support Grant aims to further upgrade the skillsets of eligible madrasah teachers by continually ensuring that the Madrasah teachers get the trainings they require.

Madrasah Teachers in the News

1) Muis Sending More Teachers Abroad To Hone Their Skills http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/madrasahs-sending-more-teachers-abroad-to-hone-their-skills  
2) Muis Has Spent More Than $3Million To Upgrade Teachers’ Capabilities http://www.beritaharian.sg/setempat/muis-labur-lebih-3-juta-majukan-keupayaan-guru
3) Muis Sponsored 13 Teachers For The Specialist Diploma In Applied Learning And Teaching Programme. Ustazah Sri Nurayu From Madrasah Wak Tanjong Received Accolade For Topping Her Class. http://berita.mediacorp.sg/mobilem/singapore/guru-madrasah-wak-tanjong-raih-keputusan-cemerlang-ungguli/3724368.html?cid=berita-fb  
4) A Decade Ago, Only 16% Of Madrasah Teachers Were Trained. Today, Nearly All Madrasah Teachers Are Trained. https://www.google.com.sg/amp/www.asiaone.com/news/edvantage/almost-all-madrasah-teachers-are-trained%3famp