Department of Educational Psychology and Counselling
The Objective of the Department of Educational Psychology and Counselling is to provide knowledge, training and research in the field of education and counseling at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. The department has 21 academic staff who are trained in counseling and the various fields of education including Educational Psychology, Measurement and Evaluation, and Special Education.
The department offers the Bachelor of Counselling and Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. The programs were established in 1997 and have attracted students from China, Singapore, Indonesia, Oman, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Maldives.
The Bachelor of Counselling programme provides education and professional training for those who aspire to be counselors in government departments or private sectors. The program is recognized by the Civil Service Department and received accreditation by the Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia.
The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education aims to provide education and professional training for those who are interested to be educators of Early Childhood Education or establish their own early childhood education centers. To date, both programs have produced more than 500 graduates.
At the postgraduate level, the Department offers five program : Master of Early Childhood Education, Master of Counselling, Master of Education (Special Education), Master of Education (Measurement and Evaluation) and Master of Education (Education Psychology). The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme is conducted either by research in five areas of study or by coursework and research in Counselling programme.
To further support its teaching and research activities, the Department has hosted several international and national seminars and conferences. The Department staff also have strong professional links with various organizations locally and internationally.