UPSI-UNITAR Dual-Degree Programme Bachelor of Education (Hons) (TESL)

Bachelor Degree
3 Years
Petaling Jaya (Main)
From
RM 1,250.00per
month
RM 45,000.00 total fee
Price listed above is applicable to local students only

Why this course

The UPSI-UNITAR 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.

UNITAR also offers an Education Degree programme where you have the option to choose from the 4 available specialisations: Bahasa Melayu, TESL, Mathematics and Special Needs.

MOHE/MQA:
(MQA/FA 10538)(R2/142/6/0014)(01/29)(MQA/FA 1704)

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General Requirements

A pass in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a minimum Grade C in the Malay language and a pass in History;
AND
A minimum of Credit 6C in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Mathematics / Grade E in Additional Mathematics;
AND
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;
OR
A Pass in Matriculation / Foundation programme with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.75;
OR
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;
OR
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 course carries a value of three credit hours.

Special Requirements for Dual-Degree Bachelor of Education (Hons)

Fulfils the university requirements;
AND
Minimum of 4B in General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘O’ Levels 1119 English;
OR
Grade A- in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) English Language;
AND
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);
OR
English level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR);
AND
Minimum of Credit 6C / Grade E in SPM for Mathematics / Additional Mathematics;
AND
Minimum achievement level as determined by the Senate (UNITAR/UPSI) for the Malaysian Educators Selection Inventory (MEdSI);
AND
Pass in a special exam and interview;
AND
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

Programme Core Modules

• 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 Education
• Curriculum Development
• Pedagogy in Education
• Counselling in Education
• Educational Technology
• Differentiated Instruction
• Introduction to Learning Disabilities
• Classroom and Behavioural Management
• 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

Major (TESL)

• English Grammar
• English Language Analysis
• Introduction to Reflective Practice
• Second Language Acquisition
• English Language Teaching Methodology
• Digital Language Teaching and Learning
• Classroom Discourse
• Language Assessment in Schools
• Analysing Language Classroom Practice
• Reflective Practice in ESL Classroom
• Materials Development for the Language Classroom
• Sociolinguistics for ESL Context

MPU Modules

• Falsafah dan Isu Semasa / Bahasa Komunikasi (Int)
• Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (Int)
• Design Thinking / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
• Entrepreneurship
• Recreational Event Planning

  • Public / International / Private School Teacher
  • English Language Instructor
  • Education Entrepreneur (Book Writers, Operate and Manage Centres)
  • English Language Services Provider

The Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO) of this programme prepares graduates in the following areas:

Teaching Pedagogy:
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.

Education Planning
Includes outcome-based learning through curriculum design and development

Critical Thinking
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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