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MASTER OF EDUCATION

(M.Ed)

A Fully Accredited Programme by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), Ministry of


Higher Education

School of Education & Cognitive Science


Asia e University
INTRODUCTION
 A programme targeted at educators who want to enhance their
academic and professional knowledge and skills through
disciplined inquiry and reflective thinking.

 The acquisition of sound principles and techniques essential to


work effectively in a wide range of educational settings.

 The research tools to actively engage in educational research at


the graduate level.

 Knowledge and skills necessary to promote the effective use of


technology in a learner-centered environment.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
 Comprises of TWO distinct components:

 a Common Core of 10 subjects focusing on the foundations of


education.

 A Specialization of 4 subjects emphasizing on the knowledge and


skills of a selected field. There are 10 areas of specialization.

 Included in the specialization is a Project Paper in the area of


specialization to deepen understanding.
M.ED CURRICULUM
Number of Credits
Subjects Hours

Core 10 30

Specialization 4 12

TOTAL 14 42
CORE SUBJECTS
 Research Methods in Education
 Statistics in Education
 Qualitative Research Methods in Education
 Philosophical Ideas in Education
 Sociology of Education
 Learning and Cognition
 Educational Assessment
 Curriculum Design and Development
 Models of Instruction
 Fundamentals of Instructional
Technology
SPECIALIZATION: TEACHING ENGLISH AS
SECOND LANGUAGE

 Issues and Methods in Teaching English as a


Second Language
 Teaching Literature in the Second Language
Classroom
 Research in Teaching English as a Second
Language
 Project Paper in Teaching English as Second
Language
SPECIALIZATION:
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
 Introduction to Early Childhood
Education
 Curriculum & Instruction in the
Early Years
 Research in Early Childhood
Education
 Project Paper in Early Childhood
Education
SPECIALIZATION:
EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT

 Concepts and Theories in Educational


Management
 Emerging Perspectives in Educational
Leadership
 Research in Educational Management
 Project Paper in Educational Management
SPECIALIZATION:
EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND
EVALUATION

 Testing and Measurement


 Programme Evaluation in Education
 Research in Educational Assessment &
Evaluation
 Project Paper in Educational Assessment &
Evaluation
SPECIALIZATION:
SCIENCE EDUCATION
 Trends in the Teaching and
Learning of Science
 Science, Technology and
 Society Education
 Research in Science Education
 Project Paper in Science
Education
SPECIALIZATION:
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

 Brain, Cognition and Education


 Lifespan Development
 Research in Educational
Psychology
 Project Paper in Educational
Psychology
SPECIALIZATION:
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

 School Curriculum
 Curriculum of the Future
 Research in Curriculum & Instruction
 Project Paper in Curriculum &
Instruction
SPECIALIZATION:
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY
 Web-Based Learning
 Principles of Instructional Design
 Research in Instructional Technology
 Project Paper in Instructional
Technology
SPECIALIZATION:
NURSING EDUCATION
 Issues and Trends in Nursing
Education
 Clinical Teaching in Nursing
 Research in Nursing Education
 Project Paper in Nursing Education
SPECIALIZATION:
HIGHER EDUCATION TEACHING
 Teaching Methods in Higher Education
 Academic Leadership & Research
Supervision
 Research in Higher Education Teaching
 Project Paper in Higher Education
Teaching
HOW LONG IT TAKES TO COMPLETE THE M.Ed?
Case 1: only 3 subjects per semester;
a student may graduate in FIVE semesters:

Semester 1 Year 1 (Sem 1) Semester 2 Year 1 (Sem 2) Semester 3 Year 1 (Sem 3)

Core 1 Core 4 Core 7


Core 2 Core 5 Core 8
Core 3 Core 6 Core 9
Semester 1 Year 2 (Sem 4) Semester 2 Year 2 (Sem 5)

Core 10 Specialization 3
Specialization 1 Specialization 4
Specialization 2
HOW LONG IT TAKES TO COMPLETE THE M.Ed?
Case 2: Only 2 Subjects Per Semester;
A Student May Graduate In Seven Semesters:
Semester 1 Year 1 (Sem 1) Semester 2 Year 1 (Sem 2) Semester 3 Year 1 (Sem 3)

Core 1 Core 3 Core 5


Core 2 Core 4 Core 6
Semester 1 Year 2 (Sem 4) Semester 2 Year 2 (Sem 5) Semester 3 Year 2 (Sem 6)

Core 7 Core 9 Specialization 1


Core 8 Core 10 Specialization 2
Semester 1 Year 3 (Sem 7)

Specialization 3
Specialization 4
ENTRY REQUIREMENT
To be admitted into the Master of Education (M.Ed)
programmme, a candidate must possess:

 A Bachelor degree in education approved by AeU


Senate;
OR
 Possess a degree and teaching or related experience
for a period of two years;
OR

OPEN ENTRY ! (recognize by MOHE, 2006)


Entry Requirements: OPEN ENTRY

 should be at least 35 years old;


 possess STPM / HSC / A-Level /
Foundation or Diploma or its equivalent;
 provide evidence or prior learning experience and/or
knowledge relevant to the programme.

MQA: Programme at the Master’s level – the candidate should be more than 30
years of age in the year of application, possess at least STPM / diploma /
equivalent (e.g., foundation), with relevant work experience.
ENTRY REQUIREMENT

OR

OTHER QUALIFICATION RECOGNISED


BY
AeU SENATE
LEARNING MATERIALS

 There are a maximum of TEN chapters in


each of the subjects / modules.

 All notes are available online (PLS) where


students are advise to download.
ASSESSMENT
The subjects in the M.Ed programme are
assessed as follows:

 40% on EXAMINATION
and
 60% on COURSEWORK
Examination: 40 %
The Examination is a 3 hour sit down closed-book test
consisting of:

 5 to 6 essay questions worth


10 marks each.
 Candidates select and answer
only 4 questions only.

Past year final exam paper can be found from AeU Knowledge Centre
Coursework: 60 %
The coursework assessment component is based on
TWO assignments:

Assignment 1: 20%

and

Assignment 2: 40%
Grading System (Postgraduate)
Mark Grade Point Value Status
80 – 100 A 4.00 Excellent
• Passing Grade
75 – 79 A- 3.75 Very Good The general passing grade for postgraduate is
a B and above.
70 – 74 B+ 3.50 Good
• Repeating Failed Subjects
65 – 69 B 3.00 Pass
For calculating the CGPA, the new grade will
60 – 64 B- 2.75 Marginal Pass be counted.
55 – 59 C+ 2.50 Marginal Pass • Repeating Subjects for Grade
Improvement
50 – 54 C 2.00 Marginal Pass A student is allowed to improve grades by
45 – 49 C- 1.75 Marginal Pass repeating the subject. The better grade will
be counted.
40 – 44 D+ 1.50 Marginal Pass
• Other Status
35 – 39 D 1.00 Marginal Pass Research work is graded either as
0 - 34 F 0.00 Fail Satisfactory “S” or Unsatisfactory “U”.
PROGRAMME DELIVERY: BLENDED LEARNING
Face-to-Face Tutorials (10 hours in THREE tutorials) are provided in the learning center
where there are sufficient number of students (more than 5 students) taking a subject.

Qualified Academic Facilitators (AF) from public and private universities are appointed to
conduct the tutorials.

Online Communication is enabled through e-mails, message boards, blogs and chat rooms
where students discuss online with the academic facilitator and other students.

Self-Study is when students set aside time to read and understand the learning materials
provided.

Students are encouraged to do the learning activities and read the support materials which
are links to websites, video clips, images and search for materials from the well-
equipped AeU Digital Library.
PROGRAMME DELIVERY:
ONLINE LEARNING
According to this mode of learning you do not attend face-to-face tutorials and
pursue the programme through:

Online Communication is enabled through e-mails, message boards, blogs and


chat rooms where students discuss online with the academic facilitator
and other students.

Self-Study is when students set aside time to read and understand the learning
materials provided. Students are encouraged to do the learning activities
and read the support materials which are links to websites, video clips,
images and search for materials from the well-equipped AeU Digital
Library.
Your ODL Learning Environment
Laman Web: http://www.aeu.edu.my
MyPLS (My Personalised Learning Space http://pls.aeu.edu.my )

Laman Web: http://lms.edu.my


Pengenalan kepada Kursus
MyPLS – Bahan Pembelajaran
MyPLS – Forum Perbincangan
Pelajar digalakkan untuk sentiasa membuka dan merujuk kepada
laman MyPLS untuk:

a) mendapat maklumat / pengumuman


terkini;

b) bahan pembelajaran terkini seperti


klip video, klip audio, slaid ppt dan
lain-lain; dan

c) berbincang bersama-sama tutor &


pelajar lain mengenai tugasan dan
bahan-bahan pembelajaran.
Dean

Prof Dr John Arul Phillips


Dean, School of Education and Cognitive Science
Terima Kasih
Michael Nathan
michael.nathan@aeu.edu.my
Asia e University
www.aeu.edu.my