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Master of Education

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The programme covers the core areas of education research, ethics, professional development, curriculum development and technology-integrated education. It is a professional study meant to upgrade the quality of services in educational institutions. You will be able to conduct education research, and write academic papers and journal articles.

Besides, you will gain knowledge and skills that are immediately applicable in the classroom, education management and administrative setting or digital learning, depending on your chosen specialisation. Currently we offer three strands of specialisation, with more coming:

  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

  You can qualify as a TESL instructor who can teach anywhere in the world.

  • Education Management

  This will enhance your leadership and grasp of management theories and

   practices across the education sectors.

  • e-Learning

  You will focus on designing and implementing education technologies, and          

   incorporating media into e-learning instructions to ensure high engagement   

   and interactivity.

  • Fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
  • Recognised by the Public Service Department (JPA)

Core Courses

Foundation In Meeting Teaching and Learning Expectations and Conducting Research

Specialisation Courses

Equip You to Be the Expert In Your Chosen Field of Specialisation

Project Paper

Inculcates 21st Century Skills That Empower You to Embrace Risk and Lead Confidently

“The expert in anything was once a beginner.”
Helen Hayes

Top Core Courses

Fundamentals that will build you up to stay relevant and excellent today, tomorrow and beyond.

Research in Education

This course introduces the basic knowledge and skills needed to conduct research in the field of education. Students will be exposed to the fundamentals of research, data collection methods, data analysis techniques, as well as the interpretations of research findings.

Technology-Integrated Education

This course focuses on the introduction of knowledge and skills required to integrate technology into teaching and learning. Designed to cover instructional design models and practical applications, it enables students to apply the principles of instructional design to their prototypes, as well as plan and organise lessons with technology integration to accomplish the desired learning objectives.

Educational Research Project

This project course aims to provide students with an opportunity to conduct their own original research. This course provides them with an authentic experience of going through the various stages of researching and writing project reports deemed sufficient for a Master’s degree, as well as enables them to acquire 21st century skills through the research process and face uncertainties with confidence as the research is to discover the knowns and unknowns.

Learning Path

Students will gain essential knowledge and skills required through the core and specialisation courses.

Students will embark on the research journey with the guidance of their Supervisor and support from the Project Coordinator.

The programme improves your teaching skills and qualifies you for administrative positions in educational institutions, publishing and corporate training. You can be a teacher/lecturer, researcher, curriculum developer, corporate trainer, content writer, principal, childcare director or education consultant.

MASTER OF EDUCATION (MEd)

No.Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
CORE COURSES
1.EED501/05Research in Education5
2.EED503/05Ethics in Education   (APEL.C)5
3.EED504/05Professional Development in Education   (APEL.C)5
4.EED505/05Curriculum Development   (APEL.C)5
5.EED522/05Technology-Integrated Education5
Subtotal Credit Hours25
SPECIALISATION COURSES -TESL
1.EED506/05Assessment in Instruction5
2.EED509/05Teaching Literature in ESL Contexts5
3.EED510/05Literacy and Language Education5
Subtotal Credit Hours15
SPECIALISATION COURSES – EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT
1.EED514/05Educational Administration: Theory and Practice5
2.EED515/05Educational Leadership5
3.EED516/05Educational Policy and Planning5
Subtotal Credit Hours15
SPECIALISATION COURSES – E-LEARNING
1.EED512/05Integrating Media in E-Learning Environments5
2.EED523/05Social Media in Education5
3.EED524/05Design and Development of E-Learning for Teachers5
Subtotal Credit Hours15
 
    
COMPULSORY PROJECT (According to Specialisation) – Major
1.EED521/06Educational Research Project6
Subtotal Credit Hours6
Total Credit Hours46
     

 

Graduation Requirements

No.CourseCredits
1.Core Courses25
2.Specialisation Courses15
3.Project6

To graduate, a student must fulfil all of the following requirements:

·       At least 46 credits (9 courses)

·       A minimum of Grade C for all courses

·       A CGPA of at least 3.0

 

APEL.C Courses

The maximum credit transfer through APEL.C is 30% of the total graduating credits for a specific programme of study.

For courses that you intend to apply for APEL.C but are not listed above, please contact Ms. Quah Phaik Luan at plquah@wou.edu.my.

Kindly contact your nearest Regional Centre if you need further clarification.

 

Regular Entry

(i)  A bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, as accepted by the HEP Senate; OR

(ii)  A bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting a CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment.

(iii) Candidates without a qualification in the related fields or a minimum of five (5) years of working experience in the relevant fields must undergo one (1) prerequisite course determined by the HEP and meet the minimum CGPA based on (i) to (ii).

 

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) provides an opportunity for individuals with working experience but lacking formal academic qualifications to pursue their tertiary studies.  APEL involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning to determine the extent to which an individual has achieved the desired learning outcomes, for access to a programme of study.

Applicants should comply with the following admission criteria stipulated by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA):

  • The candidate should be at least 30 years of age in the year of application and possess at least STPM / Diploma / equivalent (e.g. foundation) with relevant work experience.

Fee Schedule

(Effective May 2022 Semester)

Wawasan Open University uses a unique model of delivering education to both Open Distance Learning (ODL) and On-Campus Learning (OCL) students with tuition fees for the following level of programmes that can be worked out as follows: 

 Level

Total Number of Courses

  Total Number of Credits

 Tuition Fees  (RM)

Undergraduate

Diploma

29

  90

12,250 – 13,950

Bachelor’s Degree

26 – 39

  120 – 126

27,880 – 43,520

Post-Graduate

Postgraduate Diploma

7

  33

9,888

Master’s Programme

8 – 13

  41 – 46

25,800 – 29,700

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

10

  80

47,350

 

Notes:

  • A one-off payment Processing and Administration fee is chargeable for new students and varies according to programme.
  • Open Distance Learning Study Resource and Services fee is chargeable every semester and varies according to programme.
  • On Campus Learning Study Resource and Services fee is chargeable every semester and varies according to programme.
  • All totals are merely indicative and fees are subject to change without notice.

 

All of the current postgraduate courses of the University are classified into four categories, Core Compulsory courses, Elective courses, Specialist courses and Project/Case Study. The course codes given are 5XX/03 and 5XX/04. This indicates that it is a level 5 (Postgraduate) course with 3 credits or 4 credits. The Project course, being a capstone course is given a course code of 601/06 to indicate that it is a higher level course with a value of 6 credits.

Please click on the below links to download the courses:

+ School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

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