Bachelor of Education (Teaching English as Second Language)

Bachelor of Education (Teaching English as Second Language)


1. Program/MQR No.

Bachelor of Education (Teaching English as a Second Language) (Honours)/ 10238


Brief introduction

The purpose of this programme is to produce quality graduates in secondary education in the field of specialization (TESL) to meet the needs of the Ministry of Education Malaysia and other education education agencies. In addition, the purpose of this programme is to produce graduates with high potentials and will be able to serve as a role model to students and surrounding communities.
This programme is structured to serve the following objectives:

•    To produce professionally trained graduate teachers who uphold the Islamic philosophy of education and are committed to serve the country and ummah.
•    To serve the growing needs of the country in producing teachers who possess the integrated personality and the tawhidic worldview and act as excellent role models for the younger generation.
•    To embody, revitalize, and produce graduates that exemplify in themselves the IIUM mission of Islamicization, Internationalization, Integration and Comprehensive Excellent (IIICE).


Program Outcome

The Programme is designed to achieve the following program learning outcomes (PLO). Students are able to:

1. Demonstrate familiarity with established knowledge in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT) and awareness of current development therein.
2. Use relevant skills learnt in ELT area for professional and personal development.
3. Cooperate with others and apply knowledge in a socially responsible manner for the progress of the nation and the Ummah
4. Demonstrate commitment with ethics, autonomy and professionalism in the workplace and everyday life.
5. Communicate with people from a diverse range of backgrounds with empathy, and leadership qualities.
6. Analyze issues and demonstrate skillfulness in planning, executing and evaluating strategies and action plans.
7. Use the necessary learning skills in information management and apply effective strategies for lifelong self-improvement.
8. Apply basic managerial and entrepreneurial skills in relevant fields.
9. Integrate Islamic Universal values in the execution of their professional duties


Career Opportunities

A Bachelor of Education degree in Teaching English as a Second Language prepares you for work as teachers in government and private schools. With our degree, you may also join other industries such as Tourism, Media and Human Resource.  If you are keen to be self-employed, you could even offer professional development training to the public or corporations or become a consultant.

Jobs directly related to the degree include:
School teachers, officers in government department.

Jobs where the degree would be useful include:
Trainer/Consultant, Motivational speaker, mentor, Life coach, Author, radio/TV Host, Employment Officer, Marketing, Business, Human Resource Manager, Management Trainee, Teacher, Lecturer.


Program Structure

Your studies will commence in the first year with the neccessary foundations of education and knowledge in teaching profession.  You will be exposed to the major theories and principles of teaching in general.  You will also be introduced to the organization of school and its curriculum.  The foundation work will continue into the second year where you will be exposed to practical skills in teaching English to second and foreign language speakers.  In the third year you will be provided with the opportunity to experience hands-on researching, planning, preparing and teaching in a mock classroom. In Practicum I (School Orientation Program), you will be placed in school to experience the management, organization and culture of school and classroom teaching. In the fourth year after completing the courses, you will once again be placed in school for one semester for your teaching practicum supervised by experienced teachers, school administrators and university supervisors. Besides teaching skills, the TESL program also equips you with research knowledge and skills, preparing you for postgraduate studies or for a career as a researcher.

The required courses include:

University Required Courses (20 credit hours)

MPU 3122: Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS)

MPU 3112: Hubungan Etnik


UNGS 2060:  Malay Virtues, Heritage and Malaysian Society

LM 1030 & LM 1031

Bahasa Melayu I & II untuk Pelajar Antarabangsa          OR

LM 1040 & LM 1041

Bahasa Melayu I & II untuk Pelajar Antarabangsa (Nusantara)


UNGS 2011:  Creative Thinking and Problem Solving

Usrah 1 (BUDI) Package

Usrah 2 (BUDI) Package

Leadership Package 1

Leadership Package 2

Skills Package 1

Skills Package 2

LE 4000:  English Academic Writing

TQ 1001: Tilawah Al Quran 1

TQ 2001: Tilawah Al Quran II

LQ 1008: Quranic Language I

LQ 2008: Quranic Language II

UNGS 2080: Ethics and Fiqh of Contemporary Issues

UNGS 2090: The Islamic Worldview, Knowledge and Civilization

CCCD 1621 Usrah 3 (BUDI)

CCCD 1622 Usrah 4 (BUDI)

Kulliyyah Required Courses (26 credit hours)

EDF 1001: Historical & Philosophical Foundations of Malaysian Education

EDP 1103: Educational Psychology

EDT 1303: Instructional Technology

EDP 1610: Understanding Students with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

EDC 1701: The Organization of the School Co-curriculum

EDG 2000: Counseling Skills for Teachers

EDF 2203: Sociology of Education

EDP 2160: Tools of Thinking 

EDC 3002: Curriculum and Instruction

EDP 3501: Testing and Assessment in Education


LM 2023: Bahasa Melayu Kerjaya (Sains Sosial)

Specialization Courses (61 credit hours)

EDL 1201: Linguistics for the ELT

EDL 1204: Grammatical Analysis

EDC 1206: Introduction to Literature

EDC 1207: Introduction to ELT Methodology

EDC 2202: Psycho-Sociolinguistic Perspectives in English Language Teacher

EDL 2203: Phonology for English Language Teacher (ELT)

EDC 2217: Syllabus Design & Materials Preparation for TESL

EDC 2901: Practicum I

EDL 3205: Semantics for English Language Teacher (ELT)

EDL 3206: Discourse Analysis for ELT

EDC 3212: Issues in TESL

EDC 3215: Action Research for ESL Teachers

EDC 3216: Computer-Assisted Language Learning in ESL Class

EDC 4203: Teaching Writing in Secondary Schools

EDC 4207: Teaching Reading in Secondary Schools

EDC 4209: Teaching Listening and Speaking in Secondary Schools

EDC 4212: Teaching Grammar in Secondary Schools                           

EDC 4214: Teaching Literature in Secondary Schools

EDC 4903: Practicum II

Minor in Instructional Technology (30 credit hours)

EDT 1301: ICT in Teaching and Learning

EDT 1302: Introduction to Digital Photography

EDT 1602: Fundamentals of Multimedia Technology

EDT 2203: Instructional Design and Multimedia

EDT 2604: Internet Applications in Education

EDT 3205: Introduction to Computer Programming

EDT 3506: Managing Information Technology

EDT 3307: Teaching Methodology for Information Technology

EDT 4608: Data Communication and Networking

EDT 4609: Digital Imaging and Animation Technology



Minor in Moral Education (30 credit hours)


EDC 1350: Moral Development from the Psychological Perspective

EDC 1351: Moral Development from the Sociological Perspective

EDC 1352: Civics and Citizenship Education

EDC 2354: Introduction to Moral Philosophy

EDC 2355: Moral Philosophy from the Islamic Perspective

EDC 3360: Social Work for Community Service

EDC 3362: Contemporary Moral Issues

EDC 3363: Curriculum of Moral Education

EDC 4365: Methods of Teaching Moral Education I

EDC 4366: Methods of Teaching Moral Education II


Duration of Study

The course takes four years of full-time study to complete.


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