Upper Secondary School Teacher Training Program (Bachelor +2) at the National Institute of Education is designed based on certain beliefs and orientations, conceptions of learning, and demands of the digital society. An eclectic philosophical approach, particularly a blending of the Progressivism and constructionism philosophies, is employed. We believe that a multi-disciplinary curriculum that emphasizes general skills in early stages and professional skills and practices in later stages instills a strong theoretical and conceptual foundation in the learners and provides them with adequate opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills in real working conditions.
The vision of this Upper Secondary School Teacher Training Program (Bachelor +1) at the National Institute of Education is to produce Upper Secondary School teachers with 21st century skills, professional knowledge, professional skills, codes of conducts, professionalism and continuous professional development to contribute to sustainable development of a society of knowledge and harmony.
This program aims at:
After completing this program, teacher trainees will to possess certain competencies such as knowledge, skills, personal excellence, morality, professional development and life-long learning.
This program consists of 48 credits in which 1 credit equal 15 learning hours and teacher trainees are required to spend 2-year learning with the foci on 5 main packages such as Common Subjects (17 credits), Core Subjects (15 credits), Elective subjects with forced options (6 credits), Practicum (4 credits) and Thesis (6 credits) together with the other 2 subjects that teacher trainees do not get credits (Teacher Professional Code of Conduct-Educational Administration and Arts-Khmer Culture).
Teacher trainees are declared to be eligible to sit the exit exam unless their score is 65 out of 100 or GPA 2.50. For exit exam, those who pass it will be described as satisfied (S) and those who fail the exit exam will be considered as unsatisfied (U). If they meet all the requirements, they are entitled to be awarded a Master’s Degree of Education in Teacher with Higher Education.