Post Graduate Diploma in Education

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Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) is a 16-month professional teaching qualification programme. It is designed for those who hold non-education tertiary qualification and are interested to become an educator. As stated in the Education Act 1996, no person shall teach in an educational institution unless he or she is a registered teacher and one of the requirements to be a registered teacher is to have a valid teaching qualification. In short, PGDE is a path to enable an individual with tertiary qualification to attain qualified teacher status.

In this programme, learners will learn relevant theories and knowledge which enable them to select appropriate pedagogical strategies and assessment methods for meaningful learning. Learners will also acquire skills in designing and developing curriculum. The use of technology tools and applications to engage the students in learning will also be introduced in the programme. At the end of the programme, learners will undergo teaching practicum focusing on the application of learned theories and skills in actual classrooms. This programme will enable learners to be competent educators, well-equipped with contemporary knowledge and practical skills in teaching and learning who are capable to function effectively in different learning environments.

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

Who should apply?

  • Fresh graduates/ working adults from a wide range of academic backgrounds who are interested to pursue a career in education.
  • Educators from various disciplines who want to upgrade themselves with a professional qualification.
  • Education officers and administrators.
  • Trainers.


Study Anywhere and Anytime

Teaching Practicum

Can be Conducted at Own Workplace


Scholarships and Fees

Classes and Exams

Conducted on Weekends


Cost-saving and Faster Programme Completion

“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.

Introduction to Pedagogy

This course upgrades the knowledge, skills and attitudes associated with effective pedagogical practice through the integration of theory and practical experience. Students will learn how to plan a lesson, prepare materials and manage class and design assessment.

e-Learning for Teachers

This course teaches students to utilise technology in order to enrich teaching and learning in classroom practice, as well as boost professional development.

Teaching Practicum

This course gives students the opportunity to design and critique the lesson plans and teaching materials prior to their actual practical experience of teaching within a school system. Through this course, students will put into practice the many theories they have learned in this programme.

Learning Path

Students will be exposed to the fundamental knowledge in the field of education. 

Students are advised that they will be required to complete Teaching Practicum for a period of 10 weeks in an education institution registered with the Ministry of Education Malaysia. Students must therefore make their own arrangements with their current employers in order to make time to undertake the teaching practicum internship.

The job possibilities include:

  • Primary school teacher
  • Secondary school teacher
  • University & College Lecturer
  • School Principal
  • Education Officer
  • Education Administrator
  • Trainer


No.Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
1.EED 205/05Introduction to Pedagogy  (APEL.C)5
2.EED 222/05e-Learning for Teachers5
3.EED 213/03Co-Curriculum in Educational Institutions  (APEL.C)3
4.EED 214/05Management and Leadership in Education  (APEL.C)5
5.EED 219/05Foundation in Education5
6.EED 220/05Curriculum Planning and Implementation5
EED 304/05

Teaching Practicum (APEL.C)   or
e-Portfolio for Educators

Total Credit Hours33


Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education, a student must successfully complete 33 credit units with a minimum CGPA of 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. Nor Asma Warnee Binti Habib at norasmahb@wou.edu.my.

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

(1) Regular Entry

Candidates must fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA of at least 2.5
  • Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA of less than 2.5 with a minimum of 5 years working experience in the relevant field
  • Any other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government and approved by the Senate of the University.


(2) Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) provides an opportunity for individuals with working experience but lack of 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 





Number of Courses


Number of Credits


Tuition Fees






10,000 - 14,000

Bachelor Degree

26 - 39

120 -126

24,400 - 43,900


Postgraduate Diploma



7,500 - 9,900

Master Degree

8 -13

41 - 46

17,400 - 30,900

Doctor of Business Administration(DBA)



41,600 - 47,400

PhD in Philosophy (PhD Phil)(Research)

By research

By research

23,000 - 25,000


  • A one-off payment Processing and Administration fee (P&A) is chargeable for new students and varies according to programme.
  • Registration, Resource and Services (RR&S) fee is chargeable every semester and varies according to programme.
  • All tuition fees are merely indicative and fees are subject to change without notice.
  • The fees indicated comprise solely of tuition fees and do not include Processing & Administration fees as well as Registration, Resource & Services fees.

All of the University’s courses are classified into three categories, i.e., lower level, middle level or higher level. Lower-level courses are basic, introductory or foundation courses designed for freshmen. Middle-level courses may require some knowledge of previous study or a certain amount of intellectual maturity. Higher level courses are specialised courses usually designed for those majoring in a particular discipline. The level of a course is indicated by the first digit of the course code, i.e., lower level courses are indicated by the code 1XX/XX, middle level courses by 2XX/XX and higher level courses by 3XX/XX or 4XX/XX. The 2 digits after the slash indicate the credit value of the course. i.e., WLA101/03 is a lower level course of 3 credits while BBM203/05 is a middle level course of 5 credits and TEC305/10 is a higher level course of 10 credits.

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