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  Master of Education (Teaching of English as a Second Language)(TESL) KPT/JPS (PA9795) 01/12
 

The MEdTESL 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 teaching of English as a second language, and research in the area of specialization. It is specially designed for those who wish to deepen their knowledge and skills in teaching of English as a second language , and aspire to take up leadership positions in educational settings, academic positions at higher learning institutions, or continue further studies at doctoral level in teaching of English as a second language.

Purpose

The MEdTESL programme is designed to impart knowledge and skills in basic education as well as in the specialization area of teaching of English as a second language, 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 teaching of English as a second language courses include second language acquisition, linguistics and multi- lingualism, syntax and discourse analysis, sociolinguistics and cross-cultural communication, language teaching methodology, and material design and selection in TESL. 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
Second Language Acquisition
Linguistics and Multi- Lingualism
Year 2
Semester 4
Syntax and Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics and Cross-Cultural Communication
Language Teaching Methodology
Semester 5
Material Design and Selection in TESL
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.
Second Language Acquisition
The course examines the process of learning and using a second language, research in second language acquisition in multi-disciplinary nature, and reflecting the complex nature of child and adult language learning and use; focusing on linguistic, psychological and social processes that underlie the language learning and use, and current research findings from the perspective of foreign language teaching profession.  
Linguistics and Multi- Lingualism
The course examines the linguistic awareness in third language use, using selected Models by conducting case studies. In addition to analyze the application of social correlates, socio-psychological factors and socio-political factors in specific language contexts.
Syntax and Discourse Analysis
This course intends to equip students with the knowledge and usage of syntax and discourse for effective comprehension and communication in both written and spoken discourse. Basically, it provides for a more advance study of linguistic analysis and linguistic theory by exploring topics related to the actual teaching of language in ESL/EFL.
Sociolinguistics and Cross-Cultural Communication
The course examines the theories and methods involved in the study of language variation, focusing on how language affects and is affected by the social relationships among individuals and groups with special attention to cultural differences, speech community, language planning, language policy, dialects, sociolects, bilingualism, multilingualism, diglossia, polyglossia, pidgin, creole , jargon, slang, code switching, and code mixing.
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.
Material Design and Selection in TESL
The course examines the traditional and innovative classroom techniques for teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of TESL; and will allow students to examine and critique of methods and materials for teaching English as a second language, focusing on principles of assessing student needs and choosing appropriate methods and materials, practice in developing and adapting materials in the context of specific methodologies.
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 MEdTESL 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 teaching of English as a second language.

 

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