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  Master of Education (Curriculum & Instruction) KPT/JPS (PA9798) 05/12
 

The MEdCAI programme is designed to cater for the different needs of teachers and administrators in education sector, including pre/primary/secondary private/public schools, higher learning institutions, and public/private education offices. This programme emphasises on basic knowledge of education, specialized knowledge in curriculum and instruction, and research in the area of specialization. It is specially designed for those who wish to deepen their knowledge and skills in curriculum and instruction, and aspire to take up leadership positions in educational settings, academic positions at higher learning institutions, or continue further studies at doctoral level in curriculum and instruction.

Purpose

The MEdCAI programme is designed to impart knowledge and skills in basic education as well as in the specialization area of curriculum and instruction, and research skills . The basic education courses include foundations of education, psychology of learning and instruction, curriculum and instruction, technology in education, and assessment in education. The curriculum and instruction courses include content-based pedagogy , theories and practices in early childhood education , curricular and instructional leadership, pedagogy in special education, language teaching methodology, and comparative education. The research courses include quantitative research methods in education, qualitative research methods in education, and project paper.

 

  • Bachelor of Education (Hons) from educational institutions recognized by Malaysian government or professional bodies, OR

  • Bachelor Degree (Hons) with Education from educational institutions recognized by Malaysian government or professional bodies, OR

  • Bachelor Degree (Hons) AND Diploma in Education/Certificate in Teaching/Diploma in Teaching from educational institutions recognized by Malaysian government or professional bodies, OR

  • Bachelor of Education from educational institutions recognized by Malaysian government or professional bodies AND working experience of at least one (1) year in related field, OR

  • Bachelor Degree with Education from educational institutions recognized by Malaysian government or professional bodies AND working experience of at least one (1) year in related field, OR

  • Bachelor Degree AND Diploma in Education/Certificate in Teaching /Diploma in Teaching from educational institutions recognized by Malaysian government or professional bodies AND working experience of at least one (1) year in related field, OR

  • Bachelor Degree (Hons) from educational institutions recognized by Malaysian government or professional bodies AND working experience of at least one (1) year in related field, OR

  • Bachelor Degree from educational institutions recognized by Malaysian government or professional bodies AND working experience of at least two (2) years in related field, OR

  • Through "Open Entry" in which candidate must fulfil the requirements of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), that is:

    • Possesses at least STPM/Matriculation or equivalent;

    • At least 35 years of age on first of January of the year of application.

    • At least possesses 5 years of working experience in related field.

 

English Proficiency Requirement

International students must possess the following minimum English Language proficiency requirement before being allowed to register for Faculty courses as listed in the respective programme structures: TOEFL score of 450 or IELTS band 4.

The validity period for TOEFL and IELTS is two (2) years from the date of the award.

Without such qualifications, international students are required to register for and pass the Intensive English Programme. This English programme will incur additional charges apart from the respective Programme Fee.

 

Type of courses
Number of courses
Credit Hours
Percentage
Core courses
7
22
47%
Major courses
6
18
40%
Project paper
1
6
13%
TOTAL
14
46
100%

 

Year 1
Semester1
Foundations of Education
Psychology of Learning and Instruction
Curriculum and Instruction
Semester2
Technology in Education
Assessment in Education
Qualitative Research Methods in Education
Semester 3
Quantitative Research Methods in Education
Content-Based Pedagogy
Theories and Practices in Early Childhood Education
Year 2
Semester 4
Curricular and Instructional Leadership
Pedagogy in Special Education
Language Teaching Methodology
Semester 5
Comparative Education
Project Paper

 

Title
Synopsis
Foundations of Education
The course examines the philosophy, aims, goals and objectives of education; history, sociology and politics of education; culture pluralism and multicultural education; psychology of education, curriculum, instruction and assessment; and equality and inequality of educational opportunities, educational management, teacher professionalism and trends in education.
Psychology of Learning and Instruction
The course examines general psychology, psychology of education, psychology of learning and instruction, classical and operant conditionings and instructional design based on these theories; social, cognitive and constructivist learning theories and instructional design based on these theories; integrating learning and motivation theories into teaching and learning and the instructional design for this integration; and critical and creative thinking and instructional design for teaching them.
Curriculum and Instruction
The course examines the field and domain of curriculum, and curriculum approaches and theory; philosophical, historical, psychological and sociological foundations of curriculum; curriculum development, design, aims, goals, objectives, implementation & evaluation; curriculum issues and trends; models of instruction, direct instruction, guided discovery instruction and pure discovery instructions; and basic concepts of curriculum and instruction in special and preschool education.
Technology in Education
The course examines the communication and psychological perspectives in teaching and learning; learner and teacher characteristics, and designing of instruction; evolution of educational technology, personal computers, digital technologies, administrative and academic software, the use of web and internet in teaching and learning, traditional audio and visual technologies, traditional audio media, and digital video technology.
Assessment in Education
The course examines the history and types of assessment; reliability and validity of a test; formative, summative, norm- and criterion-referenced assessment; domains of learning outcomes; objective, subjective and oral tests, and observation; grading and interpretation of test scores, and standard scores; and assessment of practical, fieldwork, project and portfolio, including the areas of language, mathematics, and career development.
Qualitative Research Methods in Education
The course examines qualitative research methodology with respect to philosophy of research and research in education; style of writing research proposal and research report; similarities and differences between qualitative and quantitative research; and the design, data collection and analyses, and reporting of qualitative research findings, particularly the biographical, phenomenological, grounded-theory, ethnographic and case-study research.
Quantitative Research Methods in Education
The course examines quantitative research methodology with respect to research problem statement, objectives, questions and hypotheses; types of quantitative research; sources of invalidity; research designs, framework and types of variables, research instruments, population and sample, collection of research data; and statistical tests of relationship, regression and equality of means and post-hoc analysis.
Content-Based Pedagogy
The course examines the classifications of subject-matter areas and contents within each subject-matter area; connecting learning to teaching, general pedagogy and pedagogical-content knowledge; and learning, teaching and assessing quantitative and qualitative subjects, drawing, music, ICT literacy and other skill-based contents; and instructional design and teaching and learning materials.
Theories and Practices in Early Childhood Education
The course examines the purpose, structure, and methods, and curriculum of various early childhood education models; including family-centered, Waldorf approach, Montessori education, Head Start program, constructivist perspective, High/Scope Curriculum, Project Approach, Developmental-Interaction Bank Street Approach, Reggio Emilia Approach, Islamic approach to early childhood education.
Curricular and Instructional Leadership
The course examines the appropriate techniques of curriculum management and supervision of teaching and learning process, including the maintenance of the learning resources and environment for more conducive atmosphere for effective teaching and learning, and techniques of doing action research for curriculum management and supervision in the process of improving the curriculum delivery.
Pedagogy in Special Education
The course examines the teaching and learning of students with learning disabilities; covering attention deficit, hyperactivity, communication, pervasive development, behavioral and emotional disorders; other disabilities such as autism, visual and hearing impairments, physical and health impairments, mild retardation and severe disabilities; and children who are at risk for school failure, and the gifted and talented.
Language Teaching Methodology
The course examines the current methodological perspectives in the teaching of English as a second language, focusing on the theoretical and practical considerations of language teaching and learning, and several approaches and methods of language teaching, from teaching trends in the 21st century to current communicative approaches, as well as broad range of alternative methods.
Comparative Education
The course examines and compares the philosophy, history, sociology, politics and aims of education in Malaysian, USA, Germany and Korea; focusing particularly on multiculturalism, psychology, learning and instruction, and assessment; and the equality and inequality of educational opportunities, educational management, and current issues and problems in education.
Project Paper
The course will guide students to carry out a research in their area of specialization, focusing on research planning, stages in implementing research, identifying research problem and problem statement, gathering the literature related to the problem; designing the research, preparing appropriate instruments for data collection; collecting and analyzing research data, report writing; and presenting the research findings.

The graduates of MEdCAI programme may continue to be teachers in the pre/primary/secondary public/private schools; or be promoted as school headmasters/principals/senior education officers at District Education Offices/State Education Departments/Ministry of Education/ Ministry of Higher Education; or continue as lecturers/administrators at the institutions of higher learning; or continue further studies at doctoral level in curriculum and instruction.

 

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