IIUM Academy


Kulliyyah of Education (KOED) of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) is now offering its Master of Education programme by delivering the courses during school holidays in addition to its normal offering for fully residential students. To enable a smooth running of this offering, KOED has been mandated by the IIUM Senate to manage the programme in collaboration with IIUM Academy of Graduate & Professional Studies (ACADEMY).
This Master of Education programme offers the following areas of specialization:

English Teaching of Arabic to Non-Arabic Speakers

English Teaching of Islamic Education

English Educational Management and Leadership

English Educational Psychology

English Curriculum and Instruction

English Social Foundations of Education

English Instructional Technology

English Teaching Thinking

English Teaching English as a Second Language


Nature of Programme Part-time
Mode of Study Coursework
Duration of Study Minimum of 1.5 years and maximum of 2 years
Programme Requirements 42 credit hours

Core subjects          (12 credit hours)

Specializations        (18 credit hours)

Elective subjects     (06 credit hours)

Directed research    (06 credit hours)


November and June of every academic year subjected to the school holiday schedules set by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia.

Target Intakes
Malaysians who are currently serving as teachers in government schools and other institutions as well as other interested individuals.


1. A good Bachelor’s Degree in Education.*


    A good Bachelor’s Degree in any field with a Diploma in Education.**


2. Pass the English and/or Arabic language proficiency where relevant.***


A TOEFL score of 550   OR   IELTS band of 6.0   OR   a 6.0 score on the IIUM administered English Placement Test (EPT) for admission into the Master of Education.

A TOEFL score of 660   OR   IELTS band of 7.0   OR   a 7.0 score on the EPT for admission into the Master of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).

A score of 7.0 on the IIUM administered Arabic Placement Test (APT) for admission into the Master of Education in Teaching of Arabic to Non-Arabic Speakers.

* The general academic requirements for admission into the Master of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) is a Bachelor’s Degree in any TESL / TESOL / TEFL or related area or equivalent degree from any recognized university.


** Work experience may be considered when the CGPA is slightly below the threshold.
** Those who do not fulfill this requirement can register for University courses to reach the required level.
**** Preference will be given to candidates who have had at least two (2) years of experience as full time teachers in the relevant subject areas in schools or institutions of similar status.


Medium of Instruction
English / Arabic language depending on the requirements for each programme.

Instructional Strategies




Learning Management System (LMS)


IIUM Gombak Campus

IIUM Kuantan Campus

IIUM Pagoh Campus