Bachelor of Education Teaching of English as a Second Language

Bachelor of Education Teaching of English as a Second Language

The Bachelor of Education programme (Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL) began in 1989. The aim of the programme is to provide academic preparation and professional training for English Secondary School teachers. The programme integrates the English language skills and English Literature with the professional components, which stress on knowledge in education and classroom teaching practices.

Career Opportunity

  • Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Editor
  • Tutor
  • Lecturer
  • Academician
  • Translator

A Malaysian candidate who wishes to pursue a programme of study at the University of Malaya must fulfill the University's entry requirements as follows:

  1. Passed the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credit (Grade C) in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July paper and pass in History; and
  2. Achieve a minimum Band in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) as required in special requirements of the programme. and
  3. Fulfilled any of the programme Entry Requirements as below:
Entry Requirements

STPM (Current Year)

Arts Stream

Pass STPM with at least CGPA 3.00;
and
Attain at least Grade A at SPM for English;
and
Pass Mathematics in SPM;
and
Attain MUET with at least Band 4;
and
Pass the Malaysian Education Selection (MEdSI) test and interview.

MATRICULATION / FOUNDATION (Current Year)

Accountancy & TESL Stream

Pass Matriculation/Asasi with at least CGPA 3.00;
and
Attain at least Grade A at SPM for English;
and
Pass Mathematics in SPM;
and
Attain MUET with at least Band 4;
and
Pass the Malaysian Education Selection (MEdSI) test and interview.

DIPLOMA / EQUIVALENT

Arts Stream

Attain at least CGPA 3.00 a Diploma in English as a Second Language (ESL) or Diploma in English or the equivalent from any institutions recognized by the Government of Malaysia and the University senate;
or
Pass STPM not in current year with at least CGPA 3.00;
or
Pass Matriculation/Asasi not in current year with at least CGPA 3.00; and Grade B in English at Matriculation;
and
Attain at least Grade A at SPM for English;
and
Pass Mathematics in SPM;
and
Attain MUET with at least Band 4;
and
Pass the Malaysian Educators Selection Inventory (MEdSI) test and interview.
and
Not more than 30 years of age at time of application.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

A-Level & IB Stream

Pass GCE A Level with at least one (1) Grade B and two (2) Grade C in any subject;
or
Pass International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with at least score of 30 points;
and
Attain at least Grade A at SPM for English;
and
Pass Mathematics in SPM;
and
Attain MUET with at least Band 4;
or
Attain IELTS with at least Band 5.5 – 6 ;
or
Attain TOEFL with at least score of 513-547 (PBT), 183-210 (CBT) and 65-78 (IBT);
and
Pass the Malaysian Educators Selection Inventory (MEdSI) test and interview.

Course Structure
Programme Fee & Financial Aid
Study Period/Duration
NOTE: All Bachelor of Education programmes are open market programmes which means there is no guarantee for appointment as an Education Service Officer (Teacher) / Pegawai Perkhidmatan Pendidikan (Guru) under the Ministry of Education Malaysia (KPM) upon graduation.

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