OPEN UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA
MASTER OF EDUCATION
(MEd)
Programme Coordinator
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chung Han Tek
[email protected]
May 2014
M.Ed Programme Structure: An Overview
• Coursework with Master’s Project
(formerly referred to as Option 2)
- 12 core education courses (36 credits)
- *Master’s Project (6 credits)
* may be replaced by 2 additional courses
• Coursework with Concentration
(formerly referred to as Option 3)
- 10 core education courses (30 credits)
- 3 core concentration courses (9 credits)
- 1 Seminar Paper (3 credits)
COURSEWORK WITH MASTER’S PROJECT
2 PARTS
Part I : CORE EDUCATION COURSEWORK (36 credits)
Students are required to take 12 taught courses and
obtain a CGPA of at least 2.90 for the 11 courses (except
Directed Reading).
Part 2 : *MASTER’S PROJECT (6 credits)
Students are required to work on a research project
under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by OUM.
The completed research project will be assessed by the
supervisor and a reviewer.
Students may apply to take 2 additional courses in lieu
of Master’s Project
COURSES OFFERED
Year
Semester
1
Jan
1.
2.
3.
Educational Psychology (3 credits)
Guidance and Counseling (3 credits)
Instructional Technology (3 credits)
May
1.
2.
3.
Comparative Education (3 credits)
Measurement and Evaluation in Education (3 credits)
Qualitative Research Methodology (3 credits)
Sept
1.
2.
3.
Quantitative Research Methodology (3 credits)
Educational Leadership (3 credits)
Curriculum Development (3 credits)
2
Jan
May
Sept
Courses
1.
2.
Models and Strategies of Teaching (3 credits)
Statistics for Educational Research (3 credits)
1. Directed Reading (3 credits)
2. Master’s Project / 2 additional courses (6 credits)*
Sequence of courses subject to change
* Refer to the next slide
Offered
Every
Semester
Master’s Project
Duration for Master’s Project:
 Minimum: 2 semesters
 Maximum: 6 semesters (2 years).
Student must hand in the Master’s Project, latest, by the end of
the 6th semester, failing which the student will be given a grade
“F” and he/she must re-register for Master’s Project, which
involves the payment of full fees.
Students may apply to take 2 additional courses in lieu of
Master’s Project. Two courses offered are Sociology of
Education and Educational Administration
COURSEWORK (CW)
(except HMEF5133 Directed Reading)
< 2.90
PART I
CGPA
2.90 or more
(recommended)
Directed Reading
Master’s Project/
2 Additional Courses
CGPA: less than 3.00
Coursework: Grade C- to F
PART II
CGPA: 3.00 or more
Coursework: Grade C to A
GPA
Graduate
Exit CGPA includes GPAs for Directed Reading & Master’s Project.
Research areas :
 Instructional Technology or E-Learning
 Teaching of English as a 2nd Language (TESL)
 Language Education (BM/Tamil/Chinese/Arabic)
 Science & Mathematics Education
 Philosophy & Curriculum
 Social Science Education
 Islamic Education
 Testing, Measurement & Evaluation
 Teacher Education
 Educational Management & Leadership
Any other areas decided/approved by the Faculty
COURSEWORK WITH CONCENTRATION
Candidates are required to take:
• 10 core general education courses (30 credits)
• 3 core concentration courses (9 credits)
• 1 seminar paper (3 credits)
Note:
Coursework with Concentration Option is currently offered in KL, Negeri
Sembilan, Sabah (KK, Kota Merudu & Keningau), Sarawak (Kuching),
Kelantan (KB), Terengganu (KT) & Pahang (Kuantan) ONLY
COURSES OFFERED
Year
1
2
Semester
Course
Jan
1. Educational Psychology (3 credits)
2. Sociology of Education (3 credits)
3. Instructional Technology (3 credits
May
1. Comparative Education (3 credits)
2. Measurement & Evaluation in Education (3 credits)
3. Qualitative Research Methodology (3 credits)
Sept
1.Quantitative Research Methodology (3 credits)
2. Curriculum Development (3 credits)
3. Concentration course 1 (3 credits)
Jan
May
Sept
1. Models & Strategies of Teaching (3 credits)
2. Statistics for Educational Research (3 credits)
3. Concentration course 2 (3 credits)
1. Concentration course 3 (3 credits)
2. Seminar Paper (3 credits)
Offered
every
semester
Concentration: Educational Management
Only Educational Management is offered.
Courses:
1. Educational Administration (3 credits)
2. Educational Leadership (3 credits)
3. School Effectiveness & School-based
Management (3 credits)
4. Seminar Paper in Educational
Management (3 credits)
General Education Courses
(3 credits x 10 = 30 credits)
Concentration Courses
(3 credits x 3 = 9 credits)
Seminar Paper
(3 credits x 1 = 3 credits)
CGPA < 3.00
Coursework Grade C- to F
Recommendation:
To be taken after
completing most of
the core courses
CGPA 3.00 or more
Coursework Grade C to A
GPA
Graduate
Candidate must obtain an exit CGPA of at least 3.00 to graduate
Entry Requirements




Bachelor’s Degree in Education with minimum CGPA of
2.50
or
Bachelor’s Degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 and
possess Dip. Ed/KPLI / Sijil Perguruan Asas/ PGDip in
Teaching
or
Equivalent Bachelor’s Degree with CGPA > 2.50 and
possess 5 years’ experience in teaching or training
or
Flexible Entry:
- Age = 35 years or above
- STPM or equivalent
- Experience & prior learning in the related field
- Assessment of Prior Learning
Duration
Minimum
Maximum
5 or 6 semesters
12 semesters
Candidate may apply for a one-year extension, subject to
approval by the Dean of Centre for Graduate Studies.
Learning Resources
• Modules
• Textbooks & Study Guides
Learning Mode
 Face-to-face (Seminars)
- 5 seminars/semester
 Online discussion (myVLE)
ASSESSMENT
Option
Coursework
With Master’s
Project
Coursework
with
Concentration
Taught Course
Others (Assignment Only)
• Qualitative Res. Methodology (100%)
• Quantitative Res. Methodology (100%)
• Statistics in Educational Research (100%)
Examination (40%) • Directed reading (100%)
Assignment (60%) • Master’s Project (100%)
• Qualitative Res. Methodology (100%)
• Quantitative Res. Methodology (100%)
• Statistics in Educational Research (100%)
• Seminar Paper (100%)
Assignment Submission IMPORTANT
• Assignments done should be student’s
ORIGINAL work. Plagiarized assignments will be
rejected.
• Assignments should be submitted on time.
Student is to submit a soft copy of each
assignment via myVLE and a hard copy to the
facilitator. Please keep the receipt as evidence
of online submission.
Grading System
Grade
Marks
Grade Points Meaning
A
80 – 100
4.00
Outstanding
A-
75 – 79
3.67
Very Good
B+
70 – 74
3.33
Good
B
65 – 69
3.00
Pass
B-
60 – 64
2.67
C+
55 – 59
2.33
C
50 – 54
2.00
Conditional Pass
(Subject to CGPA equal to OR
> 3.00)
C-
45 – 49
1.67
D+
40 – 44
1.33
D
35 – 40
1.00
F
0 – 34
0.00
Fail
(N.B. Students need to repeat
courses or refer exams)
Learning Methods
 SELF-MANAGED LEARNING (90 hours - 75%)
Study independently according to time availability.
Modules/Customized textbooks Study Guide.
 SCHEDULED SEMINARS (15 hours per course - 12.5%)
Conducted by facilitators (professors/experts in the
industry). Seminars are held at LCs 5 times (3 hours
per course per seminar).
 ONLINE COLLABORATIVE LEARNING (15 hours –
12.5%)
Online group discussion through myVLE
Online Learning Mode
 This option is offered to candidates who is unable to
attend seminars or CGS is unable to offer the
programme in a particular learning centre
 Learners will get an online facilitator specially
assigned to him/ her for the online courses
 Learners will communicate with this ‘facilitator’
through online forum myLVE
 Learners will submit continuous assessment
(assignments) to this facilitator and take the final
examination in learning centres of their choice
• LANGUAGE:
 Modules/Textbooks & Study Guide in English
 Assignment questions are in English but exam
questions are in both English and Malay.
Students can answer assignment and exam
questions in English or Malay.
 Research report may be written in English or Malay.
Fees (Local students only)
Coursework with Master’s Project
Year 1
Year 2
Semester 1
RM 3942
RM 2628
Semester 2
RM 3942
RM 3942
Semester 3
RM 3942
RM18396
Coursework with Concentration
Year 1
Year 2
Semester 1
RM 3942
RM 2628
Semester 2
RM 3942
RM 3942
Semester 3
RM 2628
RM 1314
RM 18396
Special 40% Discount on tuition fees for Senior Citizens aged 60 years and above & OKU
Note
• Full settlement of semester fees before the
commencement of first seminar will be entitled to 5%
discount.
• The total fees quoted are based on the minimum
expected period to successfully complete the
programme.
• Examination fees vary and subject to change based on
its format.
• The University reserves the right to revise the fees
without prior notice.
Important Contacts
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Academic Matters:
AP Dr. Chung Han Tek (0327732796)
[email protected]
Administrative Matters:
Pn Suzila Othman (0327732786)
[email protected]
Exam Matters
Pn Syariza (0327732765)
[email protected]
Finance Matters
Pn Haslinda Haron (27732422)
[email protected]
Enquiries
Please contact Learner Service
Centre at eCRM (myVLE)
or Call 1-300-887-300
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