Learn about MIE: How to apply for training at the MIE
Associate Professor, Education Studies Department, MIEView all articles by Om Varma
Our courses are mainly in-service courses for the three different sectors: Pre-Primary, Primary & Secondary. For all our in-service courses, the prospective trainee must be already employed in a school in the Republic of Mauritius and her/his application must be duly sponsored by her/his employer. These schools are:
State Secondary Schools
Private Secondary schools under the aegis of the Private Secondary Schools Authority
The Industrial Vocational Training Board
Pre-Primary Schools duly registered with the Pre-Primary Schools Trust Fund
Other private schools offering full time courses- like Le Bocage International School, Lycée Le Labourdonnais,
Pre-Service Training: Secondary Sector
MIE offers pre-service training as follows:
- PGCE for University Graduates- One year Full Time
- Teacher's Diploma for HSC holders - Two years Full Time
- Teacher's Diploma can be followed by B.Ed - Two Years Full Time*
Note: These are fee paying programmes offered to Mauritian Nationals only.
* It is possible for someone to join a secondary school after obtaining a Teacher's Diploma and later on join in the Part-Time B.Ed Programme. In that case the trainee will be eligible for sponsorship of the employer and will not be paying any tuition fee.
Bachelor in Education
The MIE offers a B.Ed (Honours) to holders of the Teacher's Diploma of the MIE. This Programme is offered in association with the University of Mauritius. It is advertised in the press by the University of Mauritius.
M.A. Education is offered jointly with the University of Brighton, UK. It is a taught programme offered at the MIE by tutors of the University of Brighton, assisted by tutors of the MIE. This is a fee paying programme.
Training for Primary School personnel
We offer pre-service training for all trainees (General Purpose, Asian Languages, Arabic) for the primary sector. After successfully completing the Teacher's Diploma Primary, trainees are eligible for employment in State Primary Schools and Schools under the Bureau of Catholic Education (BEC).
How to apply for a Course at the MIE
Applications for training to work in any primary school must be made through the:
Public Service Commission, Forest-Side, Mauritius
Bureau of Catholic Education, 1 C. Antelme Street, Rose-Hill.
Note: Adverts appear in the Press. The MIE does not admit any pre-service trainee for the primary sector directly.
In Service Training- Primary sector
All in-service training, trainees are selected by the Ministry of Education or the Bureau of Catholic Education.
Pre-Primary & Secondary Schools personnel
Watch for our regular advertisement in the press and in our website.
Our adverts usually appear in the month of September for January intakes and May for July intakes.
Also consult our Guide to Training at the MIE for further
For further information contact us
Applications must be made online through the MIE website http://apply.mie.mu