• Faculty of Education
  • dekan_pendidikan@um.edu.my
  • 0379675000
This programme will produce professionals in the field of Special Education who are dynamic and reflective in carrying out innovative pedagogies and research to solve problems and enhance the practice of special education.

Entry requirements for International Candidates following courses and/or writing their Thesis/Dissertation in English:

  • i. A score of 5.5 for IELTS (Academic); 
  • ii. A score of 550 paper-based total (PBT) or a score of 80 for internet-based total (IBT) or 213 for computer-based total (CBT) for TOEFL.
  • A Bachelor of Education with a CGPA of at least 3.00 or its equivalent ;OR
  • A Bachelor of Education degree with a CGPA of at least 3.00 or its equivalent degree; OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree ; AND
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education with a CGPA of 3.00 ; AND
  • A professional teaching qualification ; OR
  • Related teaching experience recognised by the Senate; OR
  • Work experience related to the field; OR
  • A professional qualification from a recognised professional body; OR
  • A qualification approved by the Senate from time to time; OR

Semester I of the academic year commences in September while

Semester II commences in February

Course Structure


The program covers Forty Five (45) credit hours which include twelve (12) credit hours for core courses, three (3) credit hours for selected courses and thirty (30) credit hours for the dissertation.

Faculty Core Courses

POL 7001

Research Methodology in Special Education

3 credit

POL 7002

Development in Special Education

3 credit

POL 7003

Curriculum, Assesment and Evaluation for Children with Special Needs

3 credit

POL 7004

Instructional Approaches for Students with Mild, Moderate and Severe Disabilities

3 credit

Elective Courses (Select One)

POL 7005

Diagnosis and Remedial in Reading

3 credit

POL 7006

Therapy and Intervention for Students with Special Needs

3 credit

POL 7007

Mathematics for Students with Special Needs

3 credit

PON 7008

Psychology of the Gifted Child

3 credit


POX 7002


30 credits

Last Update: 04/12/2021