The Education Minister has recently announced a brand new 10-month fast-track kindergarten diploma course which will commence on 20 April 09 at Singapore Polytechnic. This accelerated training path (which takes half the time than usual) is created to lure mid-career entrants & fresh graduates into becoming a preschool teacher in Singapore kindergartens.
The following is the course information:
Advanced Diploma in Kindergarten Education – Teaching (ADKET)
Course Intro :
The ADKET course is created specially to train its students to become a preschool teacher (kindergarten) in half the time required as compared to the existing Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (SDECCE).
SDECCE takes 1,600 hours over two or three years while ADKET takes about 10 months – 700 hours for mid-career graduates and polytechnic diploma holders and 900 hours for fresh graduates and polytechnic diploma holders.