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by StudyMalaysia.com on October 14, 2015 | Career Guide

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This field is about teaching and learning and its application to the education of people. The main purpose of this field of study is to develop educators who have an understanding of the philosophical and theoretical bases of education and its role in society, the factors which influence learning, teaching strategies and educational processes. This includes learning to plan, implement and evaluate appropriate curricula and learning programmes and assessing and reporting student achievement.

What you will learn

1. Education science

Under this sub-field, courses will prepare you in the theories, methods and techniques of teaching and learning, and the evaluation of the learning process. You will learn about pedagogy and study ways of improving the teaching process. This includes assessing and researching different teaching methods, determining the effectiveness of these methods, and finding better methods or strategies in teaching and learning.

2. Teacher training

The teacher training sub-field will teach you the philosophies and theories of education and its role in society. You will learn about the factors that influence learning, teaching strategies and educational processes; how to apply them when planning, implementing and evaluating curricula; and how to assess academic progress and achievement. You will be trained to produce and use a wide range of materials for teaching, learning and research in education.

Courses offered in this field

Courses offered in this field include training that prepares you to teach students at early childhood, primary, secondary and special education levels. Teaching at secondary level may require you to specialise in one or more areas, for example, science, arts, language, music, physical education, teaching pedagogy and methodology, and many more. Courses are taught at diploma, bachelor’s degree and postgraduate levels. Bachelor degrees usually take 3 years to complete in Malaysia. Bachelor’s degree graduates in teacher education need to be certified by the Ministry of Education Malaysia to teach at schools. Get course listings at www.StudyMalaysia.com in the Education Fields of Study section.

Some Examples

Bachelor Programmes
Private Universities & Colleges
Bac.in Early Childhood Education (Hons)
By: Management & Science University (MSU)
Bac.of Early Childhood Education with Honours
By: Open University Malaysia (OUM)
B.A.(Hons) Early Childhood Education
By: UCSI University, Terengganu Campus
Bac.of Education (Early Childhood Education) (Hons)
By: UNITAR International University
B.A.(Hons) Early Childhood Studies
By: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
B.A.(Hons) in Early Years Education (3+0) University of Greenwich, UK
By: SEGi College, Subang Jaya
Bac.of Education (Hons)
By: UNITAR International University
Bac.of Education (Hons)
By: SEGi University
Bac.of Education (Educational Administration) with Honours
By: Open University Malaysia (OUM)
B.A.(Hons) Education and English
By: UCSI University, Terengganu Campus
B.A.(Hons) Education in Special Education Needs
By: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)
Bac.of Education (Hons) Education in TESOL
By: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)
B.A.(Hons) Education in TESOL
By: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)
Bac.of Education (Education with Science) (Hons)
By: Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
B.A.(Hons) English Education
By: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
Bac.of Education (Guidance and Counselling) (Hons)
By: UNITAR International University
Bac.in Education (Physical Education) (Hons)
By: Management & Science University (MSU)
Bac.of Education (Primary Education) (Hons)
By: Taylor's University
Bac.in Education (Science) (Hons)
By: Management & Science University (MSU)
Bac.of Education (Hons) Education in Special Education Needs
By: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)
Bac.in Education (TESL) (Hons)
By: Management & Science University (MSU)
Bac.of Education (Hons) in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
By: City University College of Science & Technology (CUCST)
Bac.of Education (TESL) with Honours
By: Open University Malaysia (OUM)
BA (Hons) TESL
By: Quest International University Perak (QUIP)
B.A.(Hons) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
By: Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)
Public Universities
Bac.of Education (Agriculture Science) (Hons)
By: Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
Bac.of Education (Agricultural Science)
By: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Bac.of Education (Art) (Hons)
By: Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
Bac.of Education (Early Childhood) (Open Market)
By: University of Malaya (UM)
Bac.of Education (Education with Science) (Hons)
By: Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
Bac.of Education (Geography) (Hons)
By: Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
Bac.of Education (Guidance & Counselling) (Hons)
By: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)
Bac.of Education (Guidance & Counselling)
By: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Bac.of Education (Home Economics)
By: Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
Bac.of Education (Home Science)
By: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Bac.of Education (Islamic Education) (Hons)
By: Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
Bac.of Technology with Education (Living Skills)
By: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTMSPACE)
Bac.of Arts in Education (specialised in Malay Language and Geography, History)
By: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Bac of Education in Science (Mathematics) (Hons)
By: Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Bac.of Education (Mechanical Engineering)
By: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Bac.of Education (Music) (Hons)
By: Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
Bac.of Science with Education (Biology)
By: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Bac.of Science and Education (Biology/Mathematics/Chemistry/Physics)
By: University of Malaya (UM)
Bac.of Education (Special Education) (Hons)
By: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) / The National University of Malaysia
Bac.of Education (Sport & Recreation) (Hons)
By: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) / The National University of Malaysia
Bac.of Education (Sports Science) (Hons)
By: Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
Bac.of Science with Education (Sports Science)
By: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Bac.of Science with Education (Sports Science)
By: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTMSPACE)
Bac.of Science with Education (Statistic)
By: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Bac.of Education (Tamil Language) (Hons)
By: Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
Bac.of Education (Teaching Arabic as a Second Language (TASL) (Hons)
By: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Bac.of Education (Teaching of Bahasa Malaysia as a First Language)
By: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Bac.of Education (Teaching English As a Second Language,TESL)
By: University of Malaya (UM)
Bac.of Education (Hons) TESOL
By: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Source: Education Guide Malaysia (14th edition)

Possible Occupations

  • Administrators (School Principals)
  • Career Guidance Counsellors
  • Curriculum Directors
  • Early Childhood Teachers
  • Education Administrators
  • Education Researchers
  • Educational Product Developers
  • Instructional Designers and Technologists
  • Interpreters and Translators
  • Kindergarten Teachers
  • Primary School Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • School Psychologists
  • Secondary School Teachers
  • Trainers and Instructors
  • Tutors
  • Writers

Featured Courses

1. Bachelor of Education (TESL) with honours at Open University Malaysia

Open University Malaysia (OUM) Bachelor of Education (TESL) with honours at Open University Malaysia prepares you with the knowledge from both the education and English language fields. The course is conducted via distance learning, and students are required to accumulate 120 credit hours in order to graduate.

The curriculum focuses on three main components:

  • development of the foundations of education and pedagogical knowledge;
  • enhancement of curriculum and pedagogical knowledge in TESL; and
  • improvement of knowledge in English language and TESL.

The integrated approach of the curriculum will equip you with the skills and knowledge that will enable you to stimulate pupils’ intellectual interest in English language learning and acquisition and guide them towards academic success in school.

Typical subjects in this course include:

  • Learning Skills for Open Distance Learners
  • English for Written Communication
  • English for Oral Communication
  • English for Science and Technical Purposes
  • Professional Ethics
  • Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Philosophy of Education in Malaysia
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Co curriculum Education
  • Introduction to General Linguistics
  • English Phonetics & Phonology
  • Psycholinguistics in Language Teaching
  • Sociolinguistics in Language Teaching
  • Principles and Practice for TESL Methodology
  • Grammar in ESL
  • Teaching of Grammar in ESL
  • Writing in ESL
  • Introduction to Guidance and Counselling

Entry Requirements

Normal Entry

  • Passed SPM/SPMV/MCE or equivalent with 2 credits; AND
  • Passed STPM/HSC or equivalent with at least 2 principals (CGPA 2.00); OR
  • Passed a recognised diploma; OR
  • Passed a recognised matriculation certificate; OR
  • Passed a teaching certificate from teacher training college; OR
  • Passed a polytechnic certificate; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the government.

OR

Flexible Entry

  • Be at least 21 years old on 1st of January (application year); AND
  • Passed at least PMR or equivalent; AND
  • Passed Flexible Entry Assessment; AND
  • Possess prior learning experience AND / OR knowledge relevant to the programme applied.
2. Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Dual Degree) at SEGi University & Colleges

SEGi University & Colleges Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Dual Degree) at SEGi University & Colleges is aimed at preparing students to meet the demands and challenges in the teaching profession for both public and private educational institutions. It is an ideal programme for non-graduate teachers, school-leavers, and those interested in joining the teaching profession to be better equipped with a solid command of the subject knowledge and skills required for an educator.

Graduates of this programme will have an understanding of the history, philosophy, systems, practices and challenges of educational development. The programme enables scholars to master a competency in identifying the nature of learning experiences and problems faced by students, and to be professionally engaged in the teaching-learning processes and experiences, curriculum planning, aspects of educational institution management, and development of the profession.

Typical subjects in this course include:

  • Academic English
  • Introduction to Education: Educational Philosophy, History and Policies
  • Communication and Thinking Skills
  • Sociology and Development of Children and Adolescents
  • Environmental Management and Technology
  • Ethics and Professionalism in Teaching
  • Introduction to Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Planning and Organizing Supportive Learning Environments
  • Technology in Education
  • Pedagogy and Diversity
  • Educational Psychology
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Education
  • Guidance and Counselling in Education
  • Introduction to Research in Education

What can students who enrol in this course look forward to?

Specialisations available for this programme are:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Special Education Needs
  • TESL
  • Guidance and Counselling

Graduates will receive a dual degree award, from both SEGi University and University of St Mark & St John (MARJON), UK.

What are some examples of career prospects?

A bachelor's degree in education will prepare you for a job as an elementary or secondary school teacher. Other areas of employment include:

  • Elementary and secondary schools and divisions
  • Technological colleges
  • Universities
  • Administration offices
  • Government agencies
  • Health care
  • Youth services
  • Social service organisations
  • Educational publishers

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