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OPEN UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA

MASTER OF EDUCATION
(MEd)
Programme Coordinator
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chung Han Tek
chunght88@oum.edu.my

May 2014

M.Ed Programme Structure: An Overview


Coursework with Masters Project
(formerly referred to as Option 2)

- 12 core education courses (36 credits)


- *Masters 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 MASTERS 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 : *MASTERS 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
Masters Project

COURSES OFFERED
Year

Semeste
r

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)

1.
2.
3.

Quantitative Research Methodology (3 credits)


Educational Leadership (3 credits)
Curriculum Development (3 credits)

1.
2.

Models and Strategies of Teaching (3 credits)


Offered
Every
Statistics for Educational Research (3 credits)

Sept

Jan
May
Sept

Courses

Semester

1. Directed Reading (3 credits)


2. Masters Project / 2 additional courses (6 credits)*

Sequence of courses subject to change

* Refer to the next slide

Masters Project
Duration for Masters Project:
Minimum: 2 semesters
Maximum: 6 semesters (2 years).
Student must hand in the Masters 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 Masters Project, which
involves the payment of full fees.
Students may apply to take 2 additional courses in lieu of Masters
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
Masters 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 & Masters 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

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

Bachelors Degree in Education with minimum CGPA of


2.50
or
Bachelors Degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 and
possess Dip. Ed/KPLI / Sijil Perguruan Asas/ PGDip in
Teaching
or
Equivalent Bachelors 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 Masters
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%) Masters 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 students
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

80 100

4.00

Outstanding

A-

75 79

3.67

Very Good

B+

70 74

3.33

Good

65 69

3.00

Pass

B-

60 64

2.67

C+

55 59

2.33

50 54

2.00

Conditional Pass
(Subject to CGPA equal to OR
> 3.00)

C-

45 49

1.67

D+

40 44

1.33

35 40

1.00

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 Masters 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

Academic Matters:
AP Dr. Chung Han Tek (0327732796)
chunght88@oum.edu.my
Administrative Matters:
Pn Suzila Othman (0327732786)
suzila_othman@oum.edu.my
Exam Matters
Pn Syariza (0327732765)
syariza@oum.edu.my
Finance Matters
Pn Haslinda Haron (27732422)
haslindaharon@oum.edu.my

Enquiries
Please contact Learner Service Centre at eCRM (myVLE)
or Call 1-300-887-300