Future educators

MARTIN Luther King Jr once said that "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character; that is the goal of true education". Through the Master of Education (MEd) programme, Wawasan Open University (WOU) will attempt to fulfil this goal.

Through the introduction of specialisations for Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) and Education Management for the MEd programme, the programme is designed to cater towards the demand for professional qualifications in the education sector and improvement of the standard of services in educational institutions.

Inspired by her mother and grandmother, who are teachers by profession, Ann Prasana Raj, a MEd student, opted for the TESL specialisation to pursue her passion of teaching English.

Ann is currently a Marketing Executive in DISTED College but plans to apply for a teaching position at an educational institution upon completion of her studies.

The Education Management specialisation is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills in the effective management and administration of an educational institution.

The 46-credit MEd programme can be completed in four semesters over two years. Graduates of MEd are able to qualify for academic or administrative positions in schools, such as Principal or Head, and assume managerial positions in institutions of higher learning.

Enrolment for the January 2018 intake is currently in progress. Interested applicants who possess a Bachelor's degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 will gain direct entry into the Master's programme.

Others can enter via the flexible Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) requirement, provided that they are at least 30 years of age and possess relevant work experience.

For more information on WOU programmes and promotions, visit wou.edu.my, or call WOU's toll-free Careline at 1-300-888-968 (WOU), or WhatsApp 019-474 9323.