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Ministry of Education Singapore Singapore Reviews

Updated December 2, 2017
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  • long working hours for full-time teachers, and job scope is spread out to not only teaching but childcare, lesson planning, meetings etc (in 21 reviews)

  • Poor work life balance - often have to bring work home (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Teaching internship"

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    Former Intern - Teaching in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Intern - Teaching in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ministry of Education Singapore as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The experience you'll receive is really dependant on your mentor and the school you're attached to. But generally the supervisors and teacher are really helpful.

    Cons

    You have to really take the time and think whether this job is really for you. This is a good experience for those whose thinking about being a teacher in the future


  2. "Teaching Internship"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Internship in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Teaching Internship in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends

    I worked at Ministry of Education Singapore (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience to know how it is like teaching in a school. It is recommended for anyone who is considering teaching as a career. You will learn how to create lesson plans and be assigned to a CCA you want

    Cons

    I cant say much about cons as I was only an intern

    Advice to Management

    nil

  3. "Educator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ministry of Education Singapore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work satisfaction in working with animals, nature and educating the world

    Cons

    uncertainty of the job scope

    Advice to Management

    I hold a masters degree in Environmental Sciences.


  4. "Teaching Internship"

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    Former Intern - Teaching Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Intern - Teaching Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ministry of Education Singapore as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People at HQ were very nice, training provided, randomly assigned school (but will be near to your house), Mentor was helpful in helping me to explore careers in the teaching industry

    Cons

    My direct supervisor thinks that I am a fully-trained teacher and expected me to know how to teach when all we had was a one/two days worth of training and brutally gave me a tongue-lashing. Lack of help/mentorship from direct supervisor. Lots of politics within the upper management in a primary school setting.


  5. "Allied Educator salary"

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    Former Employee - Allied Educator in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Allied Educator in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ministry of Education Singapore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    C i vil se rvice b enefits , sc hool holi days , smal l gr oup of stu dents

    Cons

    L o n g w o r k i n g h o u r s . . . .


  6. "Teacher or event planner"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Teacher in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Ministry of Education Singapore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits for teachers.

    Cons

    Promotion based on planning events and doesn't matter if students excelled in national examinations. Perhaps many teachers left as core teaching is not recognised as people who planned events are promoted even though their students did not do well in national examinations.


  7. "Work experience is good but stressful lifestyle"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Teacher in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good sense of achievement while coaching students to handle themselves well

    Cons

    weekends are busy as well due to preparatory work and marking of assignments

  8. "Relief Allied Educator"

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    Current Employee - Relief Allied Educator in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Relief Allied Educator in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ministry of Education Singapore part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy money for part time

    Cons

    Student don't really care about you because not a full time teacher


  9. "Life as a teacher"

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    Current Employee - General Education Officer in Hougang New Town (Singapore)
    Current Employee - General Education Officer in Hougang New Town (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ministry of Education Singapore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meaningful profession
    The students and playing a role to build their character and help them to think for themselves
    The small successes everyday

    Cons

    The abuse from students
    Lack of support to relieve teachers of the admin work such as proposals and others
    No work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Teachers are people too and we have our own families to care for.


  10. "Rewarding, but only a career path for those who can take high stress and pressure"

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ministry of Education Singapore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    School holidays, making an impact on students

    Cons

    Long hours, many adminitrative responsibilities required in addition to teaching

    Advice to Management

    Smaller teacher-student ratios in the classrooms!


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