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  Master of Education (Educational Leadership & Management) KPT/JPS (PA9796) 01/12
 

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Management (MEdELM) programme is developed to cater different needs of teachers and administrators in education sector, including pre/primary/secondary schools, institutions of higher learning, and public/private education offices. The MEdELM emphasises on the foundations of education, psychology of learning and instruction, curriculum and instruction, technology in education, assessment in education, educational leadership and management, management of school discipline, curricular and instructional leadership, school effectiveness and improvement, school financial management and control, education and the law, quantitative research methods in education, qualitative research methods in education, and project paper.

Purpose

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Management is designed to impart the knowledge and skills in basic education as well as in the specialization area of educational leadership and management. The basic education courses include foundations of education, psychology of learning and instruction, curriculum and instruction, technology in education, assessment in education, quantitative research methods in education, and qualitative research methods in education. The educational leadership and management courses include educational leadership and management, management of school discipline, curricular and instructional leadership, school effectiveness and improvement, school financial management and control, education and the law, 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
Educational Leadership and Management
Management of School Discipline
Year 2
Semester 4
Curricular and Instructional Leadership
School Effectiveness and Improvement
School Financial Management and Control
Semester 5
Education and the Law
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.
Educational Leadership and Management The course examines the organizational behavior in schools, school as a bureaucratic organization and sociopolitical system, professional-bureaucratic interface, open system and contingency theories, school leadership, motivation and management, conflict and stress, educational change and restructuring; and team work, creative problem solving and creative thinking.
Management of School Discipline The course prepares the skills in managing discipline at the organizational level, especially with subordinates and superiors at the school level, focusing on personality development of individuals in an organization so that they will become important assets in the development of an organization, where self-discipline of the members is geared towards achieving objectives of the vision and mission of the organization.
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.
School Effectiveness and Improvement The course examines the techniques and the applications of the concepts of school reform and continuous improvement to achieve the effective school status, and also will provide the knowledge and skills in questioning techniques as well as the establishment of learning communities in schools as useful tools for effective teaching and also to improve school programs.
School Financial Management and Control The course prepares graduates to manage school finance wisely by following the rules and regulations of using the correct procedures that will help students to become responsible headmasters/principals, especially in managing school finance, so that misuses of fund do not occur, which finally will create healthy financial standing of a school that really reflects a good overall management.
Education and the Law The course examines Malaysian Constitution pertaining to Malaysian Education policies, Education Acts and school regulations; the laws and regulations that deal with the teaching profession and those related to juvenile cases and problems faced by students in schools; discusses the difference between civil and school cases and how to deal with these cases; and provides legal cases pertaining to problems faced by schools.
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 this programme may continue to be teachers in the pre/primary/secondary public/private schools; or may be promoted as school headmasters/principals; senior education officers at district education offices, state education departments, Ministry of Education or Ministry of Higher Education; continue as lecturers/administrators at the institutions of higher learning; or may proceed to higher degrees.

 

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