UNITAR – UPSI Dual-Degree Programme Bachelor of Education (Hons)
The UNITAR-UPSI Dual-Degree Programme Bachelor of Education (Hons) (TESL – Teaching English as a Second Language), enables students to obtain two awards – i.e., two separate degree certificates from both the UNITAR International University (UNITAR) and the Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI) under one programme.
The dual-degree programme enables students to broaden their teaching and learning experience as well as career prospects. Enjoy learning in an innovative learning environment with a QS 5-Star rating private university and established public university recognised for its Teacher Training College since 1922.
Learners who are keen to join the dual-degree programme but do not meet the minimum entry requirements will be given the opportunity of being taught and mentored by a team of experienced Educators in one (1) value-added semester (6 weeks) that is worth RM2,000, delivered for free to help the learners achieve a minimum of 2.75 CGPA and a MUET Band 4 and qualify for enrolment into the dual-degree programme.
Your pathway into Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI) – 2 semesters from the dual-degree programme will be taught by highly-qualified lecturers from UPSI. Tuition fees covers accommodation at UPSI along with top-notch facilities such as UPSI’s massive sports arena for an active university lifestyle. UPSI ranks no. 101 in the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings 2022.
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A pass in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a minimum Grade C in the Malay language and a pass in History;
A minimum of Credit 6C / Grade E in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Mathematics / Additional Mathematics;
Academic qualifications: Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (Higher School Leaving Certificate – HSC) or Diploma recognised by the Malaysian Government or equivalent with a minimum of 2.75 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) (any two subjects) and Grade C in General Studies;
A Pass in Matriculation / Foundation programme with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.75;
A Diploma or other equivalent qualification with a minimum of 2.75 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) deemed to be of equivalent standing from the Malaysian Government and approved by the UNITAR / UPSI Senate;
For applicants who have not achieved the 2.75 CGPA Academic qualifications of Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (Higher School Leaving Certificate – HSC) or Diploma recognised by the Malaysian Government or equivalent with a minimum of 2.75 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) (any two subjects), they are allowed to go through one pre programme semester (semester zero) in the form of a bridging programme, during which they will undergo courses to enable them to develop, upskill and elevate their knowledge, competency and proficiency towards achieving a standard equivalent to a 2.75 CGPA upon completion.
Three courses will be offered in this bridging programme: Reading and Writing skills, English for Communication, Listening and Speaking skills. Candidates are required to achieve a minimum of 2.75 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) upon the completion of these three courses. Each of the course carries a value of three credit hours.
Special Requirements for Dual-Degree Bachelor of Education (Hons)
Fulfils the university requirements;
Minimum of 4B in General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘O’ Levels 1119 English;
Grade A- in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) English Language;
Band 4 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) (Note: Applicants with a lower score than MUET Band 4 will be allowed to enrol into an intensive MUET programme conducted by UNITAR. Once they achieve Band 4 in MUET, they can then enrol into the dual-degree Bachelor of Education – TESL programme);
English level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR);
Minimum of Credit 6C / Grade E in SPM for Mathematics / Additional Mathematics;
Minimum achievement level as determined by the Senate (UNITAR/UPSI) for the Malaysian Educators Selection Inventory (MEdSI);
Pass in a special exam and interview;
Candidates who intend to apply must be physically fit, not suffering from any mental or physical illness and are able to follow the programme of study
• Psychology of Learning
• Introduction to Assessment in Education
• Learning Design
• Teacher-Parent Communication
• Foundations of Education
• Interpersonal and Communication Skills
for Social Sciences
• Sociology in Education
• Management and Leadership in
• Curriculum Development
• Pedagogy in Education
• Counselling in Education
• Educational Technology
• Differentiated Instruction
• Introduction to Learning Disabilities
• Classroom and Behavioural
• Project Paper in Education
• Teaching Practicum
Open Elective Modules
• Elective 1
• Elective 2
• Elective 3
• Elective 4
University Core Modules
• English for Academic Purposes
• Research Methods
• Statistics in Social Sciences
• English Grammar
• English Language Analysis
• Introduction to Reflective Practice
• Second Language Acquisition
• English Language Teaching
• Digital Language Teaching and
• Classroom Discourse
• Language Assessment in Schools
• Analysing Language Classroom
• Reflective Practice in ESL
• Materials Development for the
• Sociolinguistics for ESL Context
• Falsafah dan Isu Semasa /
Bahasa Komunikasi (Int)
• Penghayatan Etika dan
Peradaban / Bahasa Melayu
Komunikasi 2 (Int)
• Design Thinking / Bahasa
• Recreational Event Planning
The Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO) of this programme is to prepare graduates who are able to:
Developing skills in the methods of teaching and managing different learning
approaches primarily in the area of English as a Second Language.
Delivery, Communication and Language
Developing effective interpersonal communication and persuasive skills.
Includes outcome-based learning through curriculum design and development
Problem-solving skills for effective research, writing and preparations of presentations
Management and Leadership
Improving Educators’ effectiveness in guidance roles and issue resolution.
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