Master of Education

Program Description

The Faculty of Education offers a graduate degree in the International Program: M.Ed. Students can choose any of the specific emphasis below to focus in their Master of Education degree program.

Emphasis Graduate Program (Master’s degree
Curriculum & Instruction
Educational Administration
TESOL

In any of the emphasis above, there are two plans of study for students to choose from – either they pursue a degree of course work with a thesis component (Plan A), or course work with an independent study (Plan B) instead.
Over the two-year program, M. Ed students will develop their academic, research, and practical skills in the area of education. The courses offered at the graduate level will provide the Master students a platform to explore and critically analyze various topics in education from a theoretical, professional and practical perspective. Particular focus is placed on the ethical, moral, and personal care implications of carious topics and practices.
The Master of Education in Education program is designed to prepare and equip students for roles as teachers, teacher-trainers, supervisors and school administrators in the areas of educational management, pedagogy, curriculum and administration in Southeast Asia and beyond. If you have the heart for education and leadership, this program is tailored for you.

Quick Facts

Name of Degree and Program:
+ Full Name (English): Master of Education
+ Abbreviation (English): M.Ed.
Major: Education
Total Credits: 36 Credits
+ Plan A: 36 Credits – 24 credits of course work plus a thesis of 12 credits
+ Plan B: 36 Credits – 30 credits of course work plus an independent study of 6 credits
Curriculum Type: 2-year master’s degree
Language of Instruction (International Program): English

Objectives
Graduates of this Master of Education curriculum (International Program) will be able to:

  1. Systematically explore educational theory and practice.
  2. Integrate newly acquired knowledge into a holistic educational philosophy that values moral development and pastoral care for the individual.
  3. Critically analyse educational methodologies to justify appropriate application and practice in a given educational context.
  4. Conduct creative research study involving systematic investigation, critical and reflective thought as well as documentation.
  5. Develop leadership skills in education areas.
  6. Develop the capacity to continuously learn and adapt to the changing educational environments.
  7. Have a thorough understanding of theory and methodology in one of the following areas:
  8. Use well-developed communication skills to deal effectively with all levels of organisation.
  9. Display a thorough understanding of the development of morals and values, their relationship to education and the ethics of the educator.
  10. Develop an understanding of legal, ethical and policy issues related to education and psychology contexts and be able to apply these to real-world situations.
  11. Be able to use, analyze and evaluate information technology in education.
Career Opportunities
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, as well as teacher with specialist/advanced knowledge of Curriculum Development and Instruction
  • Educational Administration
  • Working with and for Non-government Organizations (NGO’s) and non profit organization
  • Working as teacher-trainers and supervisors
Program Structure

 Plan APlan B
Required Courses15 credit hours18 credit hours
Elective Courses9 credit hours12 credit hours
Independent Study-6 credit hours
Research (Thesis)12 credit hours-
TOTAL36 credits hours36 credit hours

Course Requirements

Master of Education in Education (TOTAL 36 Credits)

Admission to the Master of Education in Education program is open to students from all disciplines. However, students who do not have a first degree in education and have less than one year teaching or practicum experience are required to complete a minimum of nine (9) credit hours or three of the following prerequisite courses or equivalents with no credit hours counted toward the MEd degree program.
Prerequisite Courses (9 Credits)
EDUC 220 Educational Psychology
EDUC 270 Philosophical and Social Foundations of Education
EDUC 275 Introduction to Teaching
EDUC 284 Managing the Classroom Environment
EDUC 390 Classroom Testing and Evaluation
EDUC 430 Introduction to Curriculum Development
EDUC 431 Being a Professional Teacher
Plan A
Required Courses (15 credits)
EDUC 500 Educational Research Methodology (3)
EDUC 501 Advanced Research Methodology (3)
EDUC 506 Student Welfare (3)
EDUC 529 Curriculum Development (3)
EDUC 538 Information Technology in Education (3)
Elective Courses - Educational Administration Emphasis (9 Credits)

EDUC 523 Educational Leadership (3)
EDUC 524 Supervision in Education (3)
EDUC 531 Quality Assurance in Education (3)

Elective Courses - Curriculum and Instruction Emphasis (9 Credits)

EDUC 531 Quality Assurance in Education (3)
EDUC 534 Integrated Instructional Models (3)
EDUC 542 Educational Measurement and Evaluation (3)

Elective Courses - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (9 Credits)

EDUC 540 Developments in English Language Teaching (3)
EDUC 541 Teaching English: Principles and Strategies (3)
EDUC 542 Educational Measurement and Evaluation (3)

Research - Thesis (12 credits)
EDUC 595 Thesis I (6)
EDUC 596 Thesis II (6)
Plan B
Required Courses (18 Credits)

EDUC 500 Educational Research Methodology (3)
EDUC 506 Student Welfare (3)
EDUC 512 Values Issues and Moral Development (3)
EDUC 525 Legal and Policy Issues in Education (3)
EDUC 529 Curriculum Development (3)
EDUC 538 Innovation and Instructional Technology (3)
EDUC 570 Comprehensive Examination (0)

Elective Courses - Educational Administration Emphasis (12 Credits)

EDUC 523 Educational Leadership (3)
EDUC 524 Supervision in Education (3)
EDUC 531 Quality Assurance in Education (3)
EDUC 535 Learning Management Systems (3)

Elective Courses - Curriculum and Instruction Emphasis (12 Credits)

EDUC 531 Quality Assurance in Education (3)
EDUC 534 Integrated Instructional Models (3)
EDUC 536 Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (3)
EDUC 542 Educational Measurement and Evaluation (3)

Elective Courses - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (12 Credits)

EDUC 540 Developments in English Language Teaching (3)
EDUC 541 Teaching English: Principles and Strategies (3)
EDUC 542 Educational Measurement and Evaluation (3)
EDUC 544 Languages, Culture and Learning (3)

Independent Study (6 credits)

EDUC 593 Independent Study (6)
EDUC 570 Comprehensive Examination (0)

Projected Sequence of Studies

Sequence of Studies (Plan A)

YEAR 1
Semester 1
EDUC 500 Introduction to Research Methodology (3)
EDUC 538 Information Technology in Education (3)
Elective Course from one emphasis area (3)
Elective Course from one emphasis area (3)
TOTAL 12 Credits

Semester 2
EDUC 501 Advanced Research Methodology (3)
EDUC 506 Student Welfare (3)
EDUC 529 Curriculum Development (3)
Elective course from one emphasis area (3)
TOTAL 12 Credits

YEAR 2
Semester 1
EDUC 595 Thesis I (6)

Semester 2
EDUC 596 Thesis II (6)

Sequence of Studies (Plan B)

YEAR 1
Semester 1
EDUC 500 Introduction to Research Methodology (3)
EDUC 538 Information Technology in Education (3)
Elective Course from one emphasis area (3)
Elective Course from one emphasis area (3)
TOTAL 12 Credits

Semester 2
EDUC 506 Student Welfare (3)
EDUC 529 Curriculum Development (3)
Elective Course from one emphasis area (3)
Elective Course from one emphasis area (3)
TOTAL 12 Credits

YEAR 2
Semester 1
EDUC 512 Values Issues and Moral Development (3)
EDUC 525 Legal and Policy Issues in Education (3)
TOTAL 6 Credits

Semester 2
EDUC 570 Comprehensive Examination
EDUC 593 Independent Study (6)
TOTAL 6 Credits