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Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)

Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is Singapore’s university of applied learning. SIT's vision is to be a leader in innovative learning by integrating learning, industry and community. Its mission is to nurture and develop individuals who build on their interests and talents to impact society in meaningful ways.

SIT offers applied degree programmes targeted at growth sectors of the economy with a unique pedagogy that integrates work and study. SIT’s degree programmes feature an eight to 12-month Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) which exemplifies the best of university-industry collaboration.

Since its establishment in 2009, SIT has grown from its inaugural batch of 500 students in 10 degree programmes to over 5,000 students in 44 degree programmes from across SIT and 10 overseas university partners. These degree programmes are grouped into five clusters – Engineering (ENG), Chemical Engineering and Food Technology (CEFT), Infocomm Technology (ICT), Health and Social Sciences (HSS), as well as Design and Specialised Businesses (DSB).

SIT also aims to cultivate in its students four distinctive traits, or the SIT-DNA, which will prepare them to be ‘thinking tinkerers’, who are ‘able to learn, unlearn and relearn’, be ‘catalysts for transformation’ and finally, become ‘grounded in the community’.
Early Childhood Education, BSc
Programme Overview
Note: We will not be admitting students to the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education after AY2016.

Wheelock College-Singapore Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education is designed to provide Singaporean students a challenging and rigorous education that balances theory about the growth and development of young children with the practical skills necessary for students to become successful practitioners and leaders in the profession. The programme has an added emphasis on special needs children and the inculcation of managerial and leadership skills for future professionals. The Wheelock program features American-style interactive teaching and learning, with both primary Wheelock faculty from Boston and co-instructors from Singapore team-teaching many of the modules.

The Wheelock program is led in Singapore by a full-time resident director, and is supported by both SIT and the Wheelock-Boston Center for International Education, Leadership and Innovation. Founded in 1888 by Lucy Wheelock, the College is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the premier institutions in America for its longstanding programs for students in the USA and abroad who are passionate about entering the teaching profession, and who seek to improve and enrich the lives of young children and their families.

(Wheelock College)