Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Primary Education

Duration:4 years and 4 months (Open Distance Learning - ODL)

Intakes:Jan, May & Sept

Campus:Wawasan Open University, Penang

Level of Study:Degree

Faculty:School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

Course Code:R2-DL/141/6/0019(A10989)03/27

About this course

Programme Outline

The aim of this programme is to provide knowledge and teaching skills for those who want to be primary school teachers and also those want to upgrade their knowledge and teaching skills.

This programme is designed to:

  • provide students with knowledge of contemporary educational theories and research related to primary school education;

  • develop competencies in effective teaching including good subject knowledge and sound professional skills;

  • produce graduates who are capable of curriculum innovation, school management reform and leadership to bring about continuous improvement; and

  • train teachers with Diploma or Certificate of Education to pursue an education degree for professional development, life-long learning and life enrichment purposes.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Primary Education degree will qualify for appointment as Graduate Teachers in private primary schools. Graduates would also be ready to undertake postgraduate studies to further their academic and professional development.

Total Course Fees

Estimated RM29,280– RM68,000

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Subject Listing

  • University Mathematics for General Studies
  • Computers in Networked Society
  • Learning Skills for University Studies
  • Workplace Communication Skills
  • Writing Skills for University Studies
  • Inclusive Education
  • Management and Leadership in Primary School
  • Introduction of Pedagogy
  • Educational Technology
  • Curriculum Theory and Design
  • Curriculum Assessment
  • Co-curriculum in Primary School
  • e-Learning for Teachers
  • Primary School Teaching – Science
  • Primary School Teaching – Mathematics
  • Teaching Practice and Internship OR Teaching Internship Project
  • English Language Teaching in Malaysia
  • Principles of Practices of English Language Teaching in Primary Schools
  • Principles of Social Research
  • The Arts for Children in Language Learning
  • Grammar and Usage
  • English Language for Teachers
  • Readings and Research Paper on Teaching English
  • Hubungan Etnik (for Malaysian Students) OR
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (for Foreign Students Only)
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (for Malaysian Students only) OR
  • Malaysian Studies (for Foreign Students only)


  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (for Students without SPM credit in BM) OR
  • Decision Making Skills (for Students with SPM credit in BM and Foreign Students)


  • Comparative Religions OR
  • Family and Society OR
  • Human Rights


  • Co-Curriculum

Entry RequirementsApplicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:

Candidates with the following criteria will be eligible to be considered for admission into the undergraduate programme:

(1) Regular Entry Candidates must possess a minimum of:

 Grade C (SGP 2.0) in at least two (2) subjects/ two (2) Principals in STPM / HSC / A-Level; or

 Five (5) grade Bs in UEC Senior Middle III, or

 Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government

(2) Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) provides an opportunity for individuals with working experience but lack of formal academic qualifications to pursue their tertiary studies. APEL involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning to determine the extent to which an individual has achieved the desired learning outcomes, for access to a programme of study.

Applicants should comply with the following admission criteria stipulated by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA):

 The candidate should be at least 21 years of age in the year of application and possess relevant work experience

International Student Only

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