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  Master of Education (Guidance & Counselling) KPT/JPS (PA9799) 01/12
 

The Master of Education in Guidance and Counselling ( MEdGAC ) 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; and also professional counsellors. The MEdGAC emphasises on qualitative and quantitative research methods in education, advanced theory of counselling, psychopathology, counselling across culture, group dynamics and practice, career development across lifespan, interventions in counselling, appraisal techniques in guidance and counselling, professional ethics in guidance and counselling, advanced career counselling, counselling children and adolescence, substance abuse counselling, advanced individual counselling, technology in guidance and counselling services, project paper, and internship in guidance and counselling.

Purpose

The Master of Education in Guidance and Counselling is designed to impart the knowledge and skills in education research as well as in the specialization area of guidance and counselling. The education research courses include qualitative research methods in education, and quantitative research methods in education. The guidance and counselling courses include advanced theory of counselling, psychopathology, counselling across culture, group dynamics and practice, career development across lifespan, interventions in counselling, appraisal techniques in guidance and counselling, professional ethics in guidance and counselling, advanced career counselling, counselling children and adolescence, substance abuse counselling, advanced individual counselling, technology in guidance and counselling services, project paper, and internship in guidance and counselling.

 

  • 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
2
7
13%
Major courses
13
39
71%
Project paper
1
3
5%
Internship in Guidance and Counselling
1
6
11%
TOTAL
17
46
100%

 

Year 1
Semester1
Quantitative Research Methods in Education
Advanced Theory of Counselling
Psychopathology
Counselling Across Culture
Semester2
Group Dynamics and Practice
Career Development Across Lifespan
Interventions in Counselling
Qualitative Research Methods in Education
Semester 3
Appraisal Techniques in Guidance and Counselling
Professional Ethics in Guidance and Counselling
Advanced Career Counselling
Counselling Children and Adolescence
Year 2
Semester 4
Substance Abuse Counselling
Advanced Individual Counselling (Practicum)
Technology in Guidance and Counselling Services
Project Paper
Semester 5
Internship in Guidance and Counselling

 

Title
Synopsis
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.
Advanced Theories of Counselling
The course covers some of the major theories used by current practicing counsellors and psychotherapists in counselling process, focusing on the perspectives of various philosophies, key concepts, the therapeutic process, and the therapeutic techniques and procedures used; including psychoanalytic therapy, existential therapy, person-cantered therapy, Gestalt therapy, and behaviour therapy. Students are required to evaluate the theories and criticism as to the appropriateness according to Malaysian cultures.
Psychopathology
The course provides a comprehensive overview of abnormal human behaviour and their complex etiologist, focusing on the current paradigms in psychopathology, DSM-IV classification system, and differential diagnosis and psychological treatment considerations for dissociative, mood, eating, substance-related, personality, sexual and gender, childhood, late-life and psychological disorders, and Schizophrenia.
Counselling Across Culture
This course focuses on the concepts of multicultural and cross-cultural counselling. The course also emphasizes the complexity of multiracial clients, cultural consciousness and global human understanding of the client in the helping process. Some professional issues and future directions of the multicultural counselling field are also covered.
Group Dynamics and Practice
The course examines the dynamics of a group, theoretical orientations and an overview of various types of group, ethics in group practice, group leadership and competency, group process, early and later stages in group development, personal-cantered approach to group, roles and functions of a group leader, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy in group, and various perspectives and issues in group counselling.
Career Development Across Lifespan
The course examines the theoretical frameworks and counselling skills for the career counselling processes, focusing on several theories on career choices and career advancements, Holland's Theory of Career Choice, Super's Self-Concept Career Development Theory, personality style and vocational behaviour, with a particular interest in a module on contemporary theories of women's career development.
Interventions in Counselling
The course covers the interventions from the major counselling theories used by current practicing counsellors and psychotherapists in counselling process, focusing on the therapeutic techniques and procedures used; including psychoanalytic therapy, Gestalt therapy, Person-centred therapy, existential therapy, person-centred therapy, Gestalt therapy, Behaviour therapy, Rational-Emotive Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Reality Therapy, Existential Therapy, Adelarian Therapy, Transactional Analysis Therapy ,Crisis Interventions, classroom guidance and consultation as an intervention in counselling.
Appraisal Techniques in Guidance and Counselling
The course examines basic assessment principles and principles of assessment in counselling, models for test selection and use, statistical and measurement concepts, how to administer tests, scoring and interpreting tests (ability and intelligence test, aptitude test, achievement test, career and development test, personality test, psychological tests), legal and ethical issues in testing, and current trends and issues in individual appraisal.
Professional Ethics in Guidance and Counselling
The course examines the scope of professional counselling in general, suitable as a preparation for a variety of counselling settings, appropriate counselling skills in interviewing clients are explained to achieve the desired counselling goals, together with three counselling theories explained to give the readers some idea of how counsellors view maladaptive behaviours, and a chapter on ethics and ethical behaviours is discussed as an important component of counsellor training.
Advanced Career Counselling
This course is designed to teach the theoretical framework of career counselling, and introduce the basic counselling tools used in the career counselling process. The course will present major theories of career development, introduce sources of occupational information, and introduce principles of assessment in career counselling.
Counselling Children and Adolescence
This course focuses on the developmental needs, problems, and issues of children and adolescence students; theories and techniques of counselling children and adolescents in school settings; effective counsellor accountability strategies; issues and stressors as well as the variety of cultural, socioeconomic, and lifestyle considerations facing youth in today's world; ethical, legal, and diversity issues related to school counselling; Emphasis will be placed upon the counsellor's role as a facilitator of normal developmental processes of children and adolescence in schools to promote academic achievement.
Substance Abuse Counselling
The emphasis of this course is to introduce students to counselling techniques for substance abuse and addiction. They will also learn the impact of addiction on the brain and how this affects the recovery process. Addiction and how it impacts the family are also addressed. Community resources for treatment and ethical/legal considerations are presented.
Advanced Individual Counselling
The course examines the theoretical frameworks and counselling skills for individual counselling processes, focusing on basic communication skills in counselling, counselling process and stages, emphatic listening and responding skills, helping skills for positive action and behavioural change, and the applications of Person-Centred, Individual Psychology, Gestalt, Rational Emotive Behaviour and Behavioural theories in counselling.
Technology in Guidance and Counselling Services
This course focuses on creating a website so as to provide easy access to the various services provided by the Guidance and Counselling unit.
Project Paper
This project paper focuses on helping students to identify a research problem, state research purpose, summarize related literature and related research, plan research design, construct instruments, select sample, collect research data; do statistical tests/narrative analysis, and write research report.
Internship in Guidance and Counselling
The internship is designed to provide students with work-related experience to fulfil the counsellor licensing requirement, whereby students will be posted to a counselling work-related setting for 12 weeks to fulfil the 480 hours counselling practicum under the supervision of a Course Supervisor and a Field Supervisor approved by the Faculty, who will supervise, guide, monitor and assess students' progress during the practicum period.

The graduates of this programme may continue to be teachers or counsellors in the 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/Ministry of Higher Education/other government agencies/NGOs; or continue as counsellors/lecturers/administrators at the institutions of higher learning; or become professional counsellors, or proceed to further studies at doctoral level in guidance and counselling.

 

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