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Bachelor of Education (BEd) - endorsed in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

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Overview

Note: Available only to students from the Institut Pendidikan Guru Malaysia Kampus Batu Lintang, Sarawak, Malaysia.

The degree will provide a primary teaching qualification for Malaysian students in Malaysia with an endorsement in teaching English as a second language. The degree combines core elements of Malaysian teacher education requirements with core aspects of New Zealand teacher education and specialist knowledge.

The degree comprises 13 compulsory papers (252 points) studied on site in Malaysia during years one and four. A further 10 compulsory papers, plus optional papers worth 90 points (252 points) will be studied at the University of Otago during years two and three, a total of 504 points.

Within the endorsed degree, there are four broad strands in the context of the primary school curriculum: The Education Studies, Curriculum Studies and Professional Studies strands consist of compulsory papers, while the English and Language Studies strand, unique to the BEd(TESOL) comprises studies in linguistics, English literature including its classroom contexts and teaching English as a second language in primary school contexts.

Some papers for this endorsement are not currently offered. Enquiries about the future availability of the papers and programme should be directed to the College of Education.

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Contact Details

Freephone: 0800 TO TEACH (0800 86 83224)
Email education@otago.ac.nz

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Education (BEd) - endorsed in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Year Papers Points
1st year

Education Studies

EMAL 100*  Asian, Islamic and Ethinic Studies: An Introduction

EMAL 101*  Philosophy of Education in Malaysian Contexts

EMAL 102*  Human Developement: Focusing on Children

Curriculum Studies

EMAL 112*  Introducing the Primary School Curriculum in Malasyia

Professional Studies

EMAL 191*  Primary Classroom Management

English and Language Studies

EMAL 121*  English Literature: A Survey

EMAL 122*  Linguistics for the Language Teacher

EMAL 123*  Introduction to English Language Teaching

Total points

 

18

18

18

 

18

 

9

 

18

18

9

126

2nd year

Education Studies

EDUC 252  How People Learn

EDUC 253  Making Learning Happen

Curriculum Studies

EDCR 131  Primary Curriculum English and Mathematics I

One paper selected from EDCR 132, 133**

English and Language Studies

LING 231  Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages

EDSU 201  English Language Teaching in the Primary School

One paper selected from EDSU 191-194#

Any approved English paper at 100-level or above

Total points

 

18

18

 

18

18

 

18

9

9

18

126

3rd year

Education Studies

EDUC 351  Constructions of Learning in Education Settings

EDUC 351  Research Methods in Education

Any approved 300-level Education paper

Curriculum Studies

EDCR 234  English

One paper selected from EDCR 231, 232, 233**

English and Language Studies

LING 319  Second Language Acquisition

EDSU 301  Instructional Practices for Language Teaching

One paper selected from EDSU 191-194#

Total points

 

18

18

18

 

18

18

 

18

9

9

126

4th year

Education Studies

EMAL 399*  Research Project

Curriculum Studies

EMAL 332*  Curriculum Studies in Malaysia

Professional Studies

EMAL 391*  Professional Practice in Malaysian Classrooms

EMAL 392*  Professional Development of the Language Teacher

EMAL 393*  Linking Theory and Practice in the Language Classroom

Total points

 

18

 

18

 

72

9

9

126

 

* Taught in Malaysia.

** EDCR 132 Music, Dance & Drama, EDCR 133 Health & Physical Education, EDCR 231 Mathematics & Statistics 2, EDCR 232 Science & Technology, EDCR 233 Social Sciences, Learning Languages & Visual Arts.

# Papers worth 18 points selected from: EDSU 191 Creating Performance for Children (9 points), EDSU 192 Through Youthful Eyes: A Study of Children’s Film (9 points), EDSU 193 Rhyme and Rhythm: Exploring Poetry for Children (9 points), EDSU 194 Literature in the Classroom (9 points), or an approved English paper at 100-level or above.

 
Total   504

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Bachelor of Education (BEd) - Unendorsed Option

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this option. Returning or recommencing students wishing to complete the requirements for the unendorsed option should normally do so under the regulations published in the Calendar for 2014 or earlier and should consult the College of Education for advice on the papers they should take.

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Professional Standards and Criminal Offences

See the Initial Teacher Education - Professional Standards and Criminal Offences Policy.

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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Education (BEd)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. In the case of applicants for the unendorsed option, admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities), on the advice of a College of Education selection committee, which must be satisfied that, in accordance with Section 224 of the Education Act 1989, the applicant satisfies the requirements for admission to a preservice teacher education programme.
    2. In the case of applicants for the endorsement in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL),
      1. admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities), on the advice of the Dean of the College of Education, and on the recommendation of the Joint Universities-Institutes Committee (JUIC);
      2. every candidate must meet the normal admission criteria for international students and have the personal qualities suitable for becoming a teacher; and
      3. must have successfully completed the 18 month Foundation Course of the BEd(TESOL) Preservice Twinning Programme at the Institut Pendidkan Guru Malaysia Kampus Batu Lintang, Sarawak, Malaysia.

  2. Structure of the Programme

    1. The degree may be completed without endorsement or may be endorsed in the area of specialisation listed in the programme requirements above.
    2. The programme of study shall be as prescribed for the option concerned in the programme requirements listed above.

  3. Duration of the Programme

    1. A candidate who has not been granted exemptions from papers on the basis of previous study shall follow a programme of study of not less than four years.
    2. A candidate shall satisfy the requirements for the degree within seven years of admission to the programme.

  4. Credits

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may grant such credits or exemptions as deemed appropriate for work previously completed by the candidate.

  5. Cross Credits

    A candidate who is enrolled for the degree concurrently with another degree, or who has completed one degree and is proceeding with the other, may cross credit 100- and 200-level papers which are common to both degrees up to 180 points.

  6. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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