Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching

(R2/141/7/0047 (A11464) 10/25)

The Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (PGDT) programme offered by Open University Malaysia (OUM) is a one year professional teaching qualification programme fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). It is designed to meet the needs of those who possess a tertiary qualification intending to pursue teaching profession but do not hold any nationally-recognized teaching qualification. With PGDT and other specified requirements they may be registered as teachers and granted teaching permit upon application. According to Education Act 1996, no person shall teach in an educational institution unless he or she is registered as a teacher by the Registrar General. In short, PGDT enables aspiring teachers to attain qualified teacher status.

PGDT’s current mode of delivery is blended, comprising face-to-face tutorials, online learning and learning support and self-managed learning with OUM’s modules and learning resources. Besides attending tutoring sessions at one of the OUM’s learning centres, learners are also able to access various kinds of learning materials and learning resources via OUM’s online learning management system (LMS) known as myINSPIRE. It provides an excellent platform for learners to perform self-managed learning. Complementing this, learners are also assigned to a dedicated e-Tutor/online-tutor to guide them and to provide consultation services in areas related to their courses. The specific courses/modules under this programme include Curriculum Development, Theories and Practices of Teaching and Learning, Guidance and Counselling, Educational Management, Educational Assessment, Instructional Technologies as well as Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning. All these courses are specially prepared to ensure that the aspiring teachers and educators are able to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills that meet the learning demands of the 21st century learners.

Towards the end of their study, learners will undergo a supervised practicum or teaching practice in selected schools or institutions of learning. The practicum emphasizes application of theories in actual teaching and learning environment to equip learners with practical teaching and classroom management skills. Overall, OUM’s PGDT learners are expected to complete their 30 Credit hours within a year. Upon graduation, learners will be awarded the Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching or Diploma Lepasan Ijazah dalam Pengajaran.

Assoc Prof Dr Rosinah Mahmood
Programme Director

Tel (Office) :
03 7801 2179

Email :
rosinah_mahmood
@oum.edu.my

Dr Rosmaria binti Omar
Lecturer

Tel (Office) :
03 78013907

Email :
rosmaria@oum.edu.my

Malaysian Learner Fees
Year 1
Sem 1 RM2,772
Sem 2 RM2,772
Sem 3 RM3,696
Total RM9,240

* Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.
* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.

Discount for the Physically Challenged Learners (OKU) and Senior Citizens

The University offers 50% discount for:
1. Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
2. Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.
The discounts are not valid for second time registration and repeating of subjects.
Learners who receive this discount are not entitled to other discounts and promotions.

Note
Processing fee: RM50
Re-registration fee of RM220 per semester is chargeable for extension of Practicum.

Financial options: Payment Mode:
EPF (Account 2); or JomPAY
Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or Internet Banking
HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or Debit/Credit Card.
International Learner Fees
Year 1
Sem 1 RM3,330
Sem 2 RM3,330
Sem 3 RM4,440
Total RM 11,100

Notes:
1 – Fees applicable to International applicants
2 – The fee above excludes registration fee, processing fee and resource fee. Fee imposed first semester only-non refundable . (Diploma RM2,700; Bachelor RM3,200, Master RM3,700, PhD/Doctorate RM4,200).
3 – Financial method: Telegraphic Transfer , PayPal (Invoice will be prepared in MYR and will be added 6% to cover PayPal transaction fees.)
4 – The fees are for subject fees only and are not applicable for research, registration, repeating of subjects and other fees.
5 – 60% payment of the semester fees must be made before the semester starts, 40% payment before the examination week.

* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.
**LATEST UPDATE: 30 August 2022

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)
This programme aims to produce graduates that are:

PEO 1: To produce Education Practitioners who have advanced knowledge with practical skills capable of using selected advanced numerical techniques and digital technologies in the educational settings.

PEO 2: To produce Education Practitioners who lead with autonomy, communicate and interact with internal and external stakeholders when working in various educational settings.

PEO 3: To produce Education Practitioners who uphold and defend professional and ethical practices in all education settings.

PEO 4: To produce Education Practitioners with positive attitude, entrepreneurial mind set in and sustainable practices progressing their career and the profession.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)
Upon completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:

PLO MQF LO
PLO 1: Analyse knowledge of specific subject areas related to teaching and learning in meeting the challenges of a dynamic curriculum. 1. Knowledge and
Understanding
PLO 2: Demonstrate practical skills in using current teaching techniques, including the use of current digital technique/technology in different educational settings.  

3. Practical Skills
6. Digital Skills

PLO 3: Integrate analytical and advanced numerical skills in solving and enhancing teaching practices and organisational performance.  

2. Cognitive Skills
7. Numeracy Skills

PLO 4: Demonstrate leadership with responsibility and autonomy in emerging educational setting. 8. Leadership,
Autonomy and
Responsibility
PLO 5: Contribute with commitment either individually or through multi-disciplinary team with good communication and interpersonal skills in delivering
educational services to stakeholders.
4. Interpersonal Skills
5. Communication
Skills
PLO 6: Uphold professionalism and ethics to fulfil professional teaching standards and maintain the good image of the profession at all times. 11. Ethics and
Professionalism
PLO 7: Exhibit positive attitude and commitment to life-long learning with entrepreneurial mind-set in response to the changing world of education and for professional
Development.
9. Personal Skills
10. Entrepreneurial
Skills

University Courses – 3 Credits

Subject Name

Credit Hours

Educational Leadership

3

 

Core Courses – 24 Credits

Subject Name

Credit Hours

Curriculum Development

3

Guidance and Counselling

3

Educational Management

3

Educational Assessment

3

Theories and Practices of Teaching and Learning

3

Emerging Technologies in Teaching and Learning

3

Practical Teaching

6

 

Elective Courses – 3 Credits ( * Choose ONE only)

Subject Name

Credit hours

Instructional Technologies

3

Inclusive Education

3

Kaedah Pengajian Syariah

3

 

Total credits to be taken

30

Question 1
What is PGDT?
Answer: It is a professional qualification programme for teachers that is fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Question 2
Who is eligible to register for the PGDT?
Answer: The PGDT is intended for those who have a tertiary qualification and wish to pursue the teaching profession but do not hold a government-recognised teaching qualification, regardless of their specialisation.

Question 3
How long does the PGDT course take?
Answer: It is a 1-year programme consisting of 3 semesters.

Question 4
When does PGDT study start?
Answer: In January, May or September.

Question 5
What are the PGDT fees?
Answer: See the OUM portal. The fees are subject to the OUM guidelines. Also, you are not required to pay per semester. You can also make a partial payment each semester, but you must settle it before the examination of that semester.

Question 6
PGDT structure
Answer: Visit the OUM portal.

Question 7
How many PGDT credit hours?
Answer: 30 credit hours

Question 8
What about the assessment of the PGDT course?
Answer: Students are required to take coursework (60%) and a final examination (40%). Some courses consist of 100% coursework.

Question 9
How are the courses conducted in PGDT?
Answer: It is a blended learning (online or e-tutorial learning support and self-directed learning)

Question 10
Who arranges the placement for the students?
Answer: Students have to indicate their schools or other teaching institutions.

Question 11
What is the duration of my teaching practicum?
Answer: 8-12 weeks. If student teachers are unable to complete the teaching practicum within this time frame due to work commitments, they can extend the duration

Question 12
Do I have to give up my job to do my teaching practicum?
Answer: No. You must choose a school or training institution close to your home or workplace. Choose a day or two when you can take time off. Negotiate with the school or teaching institution the day you can teach and work from there. In addition to teaching, student teachers must participate in school activities during school hours or on weekends to meet the 6 credit hours.

Question 13
How many teaching hours do I have to teach during the teaching practicum period?
Answer: 50 hours. You must spend the remaining 190 hours on school activities such as extracurricular activities, PTA meetings, school field trips, and weekend murals, invigilation.

Question 14
Do I have to choose my own teaching supervisor?
Answer: No. OUM will appoint your tutor.

Question 15
Who can I contact to participate in the PGDT?
Answer:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rosinah binti Mahmood
Programme Director
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (PGDT)
Faculty of Education
0102440434 or 0378012179

Fees
Malaysian Learner Fees
Year 1
Sem 1 RM2,772
Sem 2 RM2,772
Sem 3 RM3,696
Total RM9,240

* Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.
* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.

Discount for the Physically Challenged Learners (OKU) and Senior Citizens

The University offers 50% discount for:
1. Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
2. Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.
The discounts are not valid for second time registration and repeating of subjects.
Learners who receive this discount are not entitled to other discounts and promotions.

Note
Processing fee: RM50
Re-registration fee of RM220 per semester is chargeable for extension of Practicum.

Financial options: Payment Mode:
EPF (Account 2); or JomPAY
Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or Internet Banking
HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or Debit/Credit Card.
International Learner Fees
Year 1
Sem 1 RM3,330
Sem 2 RM3,330
Sem 3 RM4,440
Total RM 11,100

Notes:
1 – Fees applicable to International applicants
2 – The fee above excludes registration fee, processing fee and resource fee. Fee imposed first semester only-non refundable . (Diploma RM2,700; Bachelor RM3,200, Master RM3,700, PhD/Doctorate RM4,200).
3 – Financial method: Telegraphic Transfer , PayPal (Invoice will be prepared in MYR and will be added 6% to cover PayPal transaction fees.)
4 – The fees are for subject fees only and are not applicable for research, registration, repeating of subjects and other fees.
5 – 60% payment of the semester fees must be made before the semester starts, 40% payment before the examination week.

* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.
**LATEST UPDATE: 30 August 2022

Entry Requirements
PEO & PLO
Program Educational Objectives (PEO)
This programme aims to produce graduates that are:

PEO 1: To produce Education Practitioners who have advanced knowledge with practical skills capable of using selected advanced numerical techniques and digital technologies in the educational settings.

PEO 2: To produce Education Practitioners who lead with autonomy, communicate and interact with internal and external stakeholders when working in various educational settings.

PEO 3: To produce Education Practitioners who uphold and defend professional and ethical practices in all education settings.

PEO 4: To produce Education Practitioners with positive attitude, entrepreneurial mind set in and sustainable practices progressing their career and the profession.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)
Upon completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:

PLO MQF LO
PLO 1: Analyse knowledge of specific subject areas related to teaching and learning in meeting the challenges of a dynamic curriculum. 1. Knowledge and
Understanding
PLO 2: Demonstrate practical skills in using current teaching techniques, including the use of current digital technique/technology in different educational settings.  

3. Practical Skills
6. Digital Skills

PLO 3: Integrate analytical and advanced numerical skills in solving and enhancing teaching practices and organisational performance.  

2. Cognitive Skills
7. Numeracy Skills

PLO 4: Demonstrate leadership with responsibility and autonomy in emerging educational setting. 8. Leadership,
Autonomy and
Responsibility
PLO 5: Contribute with commitment either individually or through multi-disciplinary team with good communication and interpersonal skills in delivering
educational services to stakeholders.
4. Interpersonal Skills
5. Communication
Skills
PLO 6: Uphold professionalism and ethics to fulfil professional teaching standards and maintain the good image of the profession at all times. 11. Ethics and
Professionalism
PLO 7: Exhibit positive attitude and commitment to life-long learning with entrepreneurial mind-set in response to the changing world of education and for professional
Development.
9. Personal Skills
10. Entrepreneurial
Skills
Programme Structure

University Courses – 3 Credits

Subject Name

Credit Hours

Educational Leadership

3

 

Core Courses – 24 Credits

Subject Name

Credit Hours

Curriculum Development

3

Guidance and Counselling

3

Educational Management

3

Educational Assessment

3

Theories and Practices of Teaching and Learning

3

Emerging Technologies in Teaching and Learning

3

Practical Teaching

6

 

Elective Courses – 3 Credits ( * Choose ONE only)

Subject Name

Credit hours

Instructional Technologies

3

Inclusive Education

3

Kaedah Pengajian Syariah

3

 

Total credits to be taken

30

FAQs

Question 1
What is PGDT?
Answer: It is a professional qualification programme for teachers that is fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Question 2
Who is eligible to register for the PGDT?
Answer: The PGDT is intended for those who have a tertiary qualification and wish to pursue the teaching profession but do not hold a government-recognised teaching qualification, regardless of their specialisation.

Question 3
How long does the PGDT course take?
Answer: It is a 1-year programme consisting of 3 semesters.

Question 4
When does PGDT study start?
Answer: In January, May or September.

Question 5
What are the PGDT fees?
Answer: See the OUM portal. The fees are subject to the OUM guidelines. Also, you are not required to pay per semester. You can also make a partial payment each semester, but you must settle it before the examination of that semester.

Question 6
PGDT structure
Answer: Visit the OUM portal.

Question 7
How many PGDT credit hours?
Answer: 30 credit hours

Question 8
What about the assessment of the PGDT course?
Answer: Students are required to take coursework (60%) and a final examination (40%). Some courses consist of 100% coursework.

Question 9
How are the courses conducted in PGDT?
Answer: It is a blended learning (online or e-tutorial learning support and self-directed learning)

Question 10
Who arranges the placement for the students?
Answer: Students have to indicate their schools or other teaching institutions.

Question 11
What is the duration of my teaching practicum?
Answer: 8-12 weeks. If student teachers are unable to complete the teaching practicum within this time frame due to work commitments, they can extend the duration

Question 12
Do I have to give up my job to do my teaching practicum?
Answer: No. You must choose a school or training institution close to your home or workplace. Choose a day or two when you can take time off. Negotiate with the school or teaching institution the day you can teach and work from there. In addition to teaching, student teachers must participate in school activities during school hours or on weekends to meet the 6 credit hours.

Question 13
How many teaching hours do I have to teach during the teaching practicum period?
Answer: 50 hours. You must spend the remaining 190 hours on school activities such as extracurricular activities, PTA meetings, school field trips, and weekend murals, invigilation.

Question 14
Do I have to choose my own teaching supervisor?
Answer: No. OUM will appoint your tutor.

Question 15
Who can I contact to participate in the PGDT?
Answer:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rosinah binti Mahmood
Programme Director
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (PGDT)
Faculty of Education
0102440434 or 0378012179

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