General Secondary Education

The field of education is the only profession that trains those who will serve in all other professions. Among the six non-member countries shown in TableĀ 1, only Iceland and Turkey reported a majority of upper secondary pupils following general programmes. The student is responsible for knowing and meeting the requirements and deadlines for internship, program completion and certification, as well as all graduation requirements of the major department and of the University. During this course, students prepare and present their professional portfolios, hone their interviewing skills and complete necessary certification and job applications. This capstone course for education majors is taken in conjunction with student teaching. Based on PSLE results, students apply and are sorted into secondary schools for a 4 or 5-year course.

Students sit for a standardised test at the end of both stages; Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) for Lower Secondary, and Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM, equivalent …