Message from the Dean

Welcome – Selamat Datang – Ahlanwasahlan

It is my great pleasure to share with you some background information about the Kulliyyah of Education. We have grown and developed tremendously from our humble beginning in 1987 as a teacher training institute offering a post graduate diploma in education, to a full-fledged   school of education, producing teacher-educators, educational leaders and conducting educational research, Alhamdulillah

Almost all our academic staff are PhD holders obtaining their degrees from both Eastern and Western universities. At least ten percent of our staff are from the international community specialising in various disciplines.  Our academic staff are currently engaged in numerous academic, research and publication activities, as well as community service. Our professors have created their own niche areas being sought after experts in: Islamic  Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Islamic Educational Thought, Islamisation of Acquired Knowledge, Integrated Education, Islamic Guidance and Counseling, Teaching English Language as a Second Language, Teaching of Arabic Language for Non-Arabic Speakers, Assessment and Psychometrics. Focused specialisations such as Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), the Rasch Model Analysis and the Hikmah Pedagogy of Philosophical Inquiry, as well Special Needs and Early Childhood Education have become sought-after research techniques and foci for postgraduate students studying at the   Kulliyyah of Education.  

Our Kulliyyah welcomes students from different parts of   the world and presently, we have students from Southeast Asia, East Asia, the Middle East, the Balkans, Africa, Maldives  and the Indian sub-continent most of whom are post-graduate students. This blend of cultures has made  the learning environment at KOED rich and inspiring. Moreover, our alumni have spread throughout the developing world and are now building their own reputations, as well as the reputation of the Kulliyyah, as fine university lecturers and educational managers.  

At the Kulliyyah of Education, we aim at providing students with excellent teaching and learning facilities, an Islamic-imbued curricula, as well as engaging them in academic and co-curricular activities that are organised through a variety of student bodies. In this way, we hope to ensure that our students will be holistic and balanced individuals (insan sejahtera) as embodied in KHAIR (Khalifah, Amanah, Iqra’ and Rahmatan lil A’lamin) as well as the Falsafah Pendidikan Negara.  We aim at nurturing the necessary soft skills, leadership skills, creative, critical and ethical thinking to face the challenges of their careers and life in the modern world in gaining the pleasure of Allah Subhanahu waTa’ala as His dutiful servants.

As an educational institution that believes in local and global participation, we welcome collaboration with both local and overseas institutions. To date our staff have been invited as visiting professors to universities in Japan, the USA, Syria, and the UK, with some of them obtaining research fellowships from the Japanese Foundation and the Fulbright Grant. A few have been part of the ICESCO team in Morocco, helping to coordinate social and educational programmes for the Muslim countries. We have received visiting professors, post-doctoral fellows and post-graduate students from the USA, Canada, Australia Iran, Indonesia, the Middle East and Japan. The Kulliyyah of Education looks forward to cooperating and collaborating more with other international scholars and students through projects and exchange programmes in the future, in sha’Allah.

The year 2023 will see our newly-revised curricula that enhance students experiential learning with relevant educational industries, both at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. We also will be having greater collaborations with partners such as the Australian Council of Educational Research, Bunkyo University Japan, the IIUM Holdings, the IIUM Schools, EDUCARE, International Islamic College and Majlis-Majlis Agama Islam Negeri through our Council of Assessment in Islamic Education (Majlis Pentaksiran Pendidikan Islam), in sha’Allah. As the IIUM will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, we pray that this will bring the Kulliyyah and the University towards greater achievements and more global contribution, in sha’Allah.

Thank you. Wassalam.


Professor Dr. Noor Lide Abu Kassim