Master of Education Programme

The Master of Education programme offers the following major areas of specialization:

  1. Teaching of Arabic to Non-Arabic Speakers
  2. Teaching of Islamic Education
  3. Educational Management and Leadership
  4. Counseling
  5. Educational Psychology
  6. Curriculum and Instruction
  7. Social Foundations of Education
  8. Instructional Technology
  9. Teaching Thinking
  10. Teaching English as a Second Language

 

Programme Description

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PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

The main objectives of the Master of Education programme (M.Ed.) offered by the Kulliyyah of Education are as follows:

  1. To upgrade the qualification and skills of teachers, administrators and counselors as instructors/facilitators, leaders and trainers in curriculum innovations and teaching methodologies, administration and career guidance and counseling.
  2. To develop Islamic approaches in the presentation of knowledge under contemporary social and cultural conditions.
  3. To find effective approaches and methodologies in the presentation of value-laden knowledge under actual classroom situations.
  4. To train Islamic oriented professionals in education who could:
  • Understand the concept and principles of Islamic education,
  • Carry out research to identify problems relating to current practices and suggest solutions or innovation both at the macro and micro levels, and
  • Use and supervise the implementation and practices of these concepts and principles.

 

Entry Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Candidates with the following qualifications are eligible for entry into the Master of Education programme:

  • A Bachelor Degree with Honours (minimum 120 credit hours) in relevant areas from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) or an equivalent degree from a recognized university; and has obtained a Diploma in Education in relevant areas from IIUM or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
  • English and/or Arabic language proficiency where relevant:
  1. A TOEFL score of 550/IELTS of band 6.0, or a score of 6.0 on the IIUM administered English Placement Test (EPT).
  2. A score of 7.0 on the IIUM administered Arabic Placement Test (APT).
  • A candidate possessing equivalent qualifications in relevant areas acceptable to the Institute but does not have a Diploma in Education or an equivalent level of training in Education is required to complete an additional 9 credit hours of Diploma level Foundation Courses.  These courses are regarded as Special Requirement Courses.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have had at least two (2) years experience as full time teachers in the relevant subject areas in schools or institutions of similar status.
  • Special consideration will be given to candidates who have excellent academic qualifications or relevant experiences.

The general academic requirements for admission into the Master of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) are as follows:

  1. Degree in any TESL/TESOL/TEFL or related area or equivalent degree from any recognized university.

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

English language proficiency:

  1. A TOEFL score of 600, IELTS of Band 7.0, or a score of 7.0 points on the IIUM administered English Placement Test (EPT).
  2. Candidates who do not have a Bachelor’s  degree but have more than five (5) years experience in teaching English may be considered.
  3. A candidate possessing equivalent qualifications in relevant areas acceptable to the Institute but does not have a Diploma in Education or an equivalent level of training in Education is required to complete an additional 9 credit hours of Diploma level Foundation Courses. These courses are regarded as Special Requirement Courses.
  4. First degree from English medium programmes

 

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