Graduate Diploma in Teaching

The Graduate Diploma in Teaching aims to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes/values of educators in primary and secondary schools. The Graduate Diploma in Teaching programme is designed for practicing early childhood educators who want to expand their academic knowledge and enhance their professional skills. The programme is approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.

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Normal Entry

Malaysian & International Students:

  • 'A' Levels /STPM/ STAM /Diploma or its equivalent accepted by AeU Senate

Note: International students are required to attain a level of English Language Proficiency equivalent to IELTS of 5.5 or TOEFL score of 550 or passed the AeU Placement Test or other equivalent approved by the Senate of AeU. Those who have their tertiary education in English shall normally be exempted from the requirement

Alternative Entry

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) Entry Requirements:

  • 21 years of age as of 1st January in the year of application
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Senate of AeU
  • Possess relevant work experience; and
  • Passed an aptitude and APEL assessment

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Modes of Study Fully Online & Part Time
Duration 2 years
No. of Semesters 6 (1 Semester is 4 months)
No. of Subjects 15 Subjects + Teaching Practicum
Frequency of Tutorials Once a month on weekends with 3 meetings per subject (total of 10 hours)
Assessment Coursework 60%
Final Exam 40%
Learning Material Provided
Advertisement Code (N/141/6/0004)11/16


  • Equip educators with the foundations of education which includes philosophy of education, educational psychology and sociology of education.
  • Provide educators with theories underlying different pedagogical strategies and their application in the classroom.
  • Expose educators to current technologies and their application in enhancing learning.
  • Develop educator’s skills and competencies to evaluate student learning.
  • Refine the skills of educators in developing curriculum and delivery plans.
  • Enhance the skills of educators in managing the classroom.
  • Provide an opportunity for educators to practice teaching and to be supervised.
  • Encourage educators to be reflective of their practices and processes.



  • Pedagogical Models & Strategies
  • Curriculum Design and Development
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Classroom Management
  • Principles of Instructional Technology
  • Counselling for Teachers
  • Reflective Practice in Teaching


  • Micro-teaching
  • Project Paper
  • Practicum


Applicable to Malaysian Students Only

  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia
  • Hubungan Etnik
  • Academic Writing
  • Comparative Ethics
  • Social Responsibility Project

Applicable to International Students Only

  • Malay Language (Bahasa Melayu) and Communication
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Academic Writing
  • Comparative Ethics
  • Social Responsibility Project

* Courses offered are subject to change without prior notice


The ‘blended approach’ used in the delivery of the programme consists of 3 components:

  1. Independent Study,
  2. Online Discussion, and
  3. Face-to-Face Tutorials. 

For a 3 credit course, 90 hours will be allocated for independent study, 20 hours of online discussion and 10 hours of face-to-face discussion.

1. Independent Study

As a distance learner, you will have to do a lot of studying on your own. But not to worry! You will be provided with all the learning materials written in a form that is easy to understand. The writing style of the learning material is friendly and conversational, as though the lecturer is there talking to you.

2. Face-to-Face Tutorials

There will 10-12 hours of tutorials for each subject conducted as follows:

  • 3 sessions per semester held during weekends (Saturday afternoon & whole of Sunday)
  • Tutorials will be conducted as learning centres

3. Online Discussion

Students are encouraged to go online and discuss with classmates and their facilitator. Do not worry if you are not familiar with using the computer. Training will be provided to enable you to use the internet and the learning management system. There are a lot of video clips that will help you understand the concepts and principles you will be learning.


For Malaysian and International students:

  • Merit Scholarship available for top-performing students
  • 10% discount on tuition fee available through student loyalty scheme

For Malaysian students only:

  • 10% discount on tuition fee for full payment of semester fees
  • 50% discount on tuition fee for senior citizens who are 55 years of age & above
  • 75% discount on tuition fee for the disabled
  • EPF withdrawal assistance
  • PTPTN loan assistance
  • RM7,000 personal income tax relief

Terms and conditions apply


Last updated: 21/12/2016