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Bachelor of Education (Hons) - TESL

Course Title : Education - TESL, Bachelor (Hons)
Course Code : BTESL

About the Course
Bachelor of Education (Hons) - (TESL) is geared towards producing teachers of English for secondary schools. The programme starts with key courses in language proficiency, linguistics and education. These courses allow students to develop a sound theoretical and practical knowledge of teaching English. The MSU-BTESL programme differs from other TESL programme in the country because we emphasize the acquisition of soft skills such as using ICT, communication skills, public speaking, developing leadership skills, developing critical thinking and problem solving. It is these soft-skills that allow 95% of MSU graduates, on average, to get a job within six months of finishing their course.

Entry Requirement

(i) Pass STPM/A-Level, obtaining at least full pass in 2 subjects or 2.00 CGPA;


(ii) Pass a recognised Foundation/Matriculation programme with minimum 2.00 CGPA;


(iii) Diploma from any provider of higher education with minimum 2.00 CGPA;


(iv) Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least grade B in 5 subjects;


(v) Pass Malaysian University English Language Test (MUET); AND


(vi) other equivalent qualification recognised by Malaysian Government

Duration : 3 years

Core Subjects

  • Introduction to General Linguistics
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Professionalism and Ethics in Education
  • Sociology of Education
  • Structure of English
  • Teaching Aural-Oral Skills
  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics
  • Developing Teaching Skills in Physical Education
  • English Phonetics and Phonology
  • English Language Teaching Materials
  • Principles of Physical Education and Educational Psychology
  • Research Methods in Language Learning

Career Prospect
Graduates will be eligible to serve in any public or private training and educational institution as Principal/ Deputy Principal, Teacher/ Tutor, Consultant, Student Advisor, Learning Resources and Curriculum Instructional Designer, Subject Matter Expert, English Trainer or English Module Developer.

Alternatively, for graduates who wish to be a lecturer, they may consider continuing study towards Master in Education/ TESL .

KPT Reference : R/145/6/0039 [JPT/BPP(U)1000-801/33/Jld.14(2)]

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