1. Program Objectives

Associate of Arts in Teaching English to Children is designed for students who are interested in working as a teacher of English in childhood center, preschool, primary school, and secondary school. The program aims to develop students’ knowledge and skills in teaching English, teaching methodologies, and assessment strategies required in today’s childhood education settings. The program also enhances general knowledge about Cambodia and the world, improve students’ cognitive, interpersonal, numerical, and information communication technology skills.

2. Job Opportunities

Students completing this degree will:

  • become a teacher of English in childhood center, pre-school and primary school;
  • be able to manage and coordinate children’s education programs; and
  • be able to work in public and private organizations and non-governmental organizations where English proficiency is required.

3. Expected Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

3.1 Knowledge

  • acquire general knowledge about Cambodia and the world;
  • acquire in-depth knowledge of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills at Upper-Intermediate level including important theories, concepts and principles;
  • demonstrate understanding of children needs and differences and the relevance of these to learning;

3.2 Cognitive Skills

apply various teaching methodologies to teach English from Starter to Upper-Intermediate level with confidence;

  • design and develop appropriate teaching methodologies and assessment strategies for children;
  • apply information communication technology for professional work, academic study, and in teaching;

3.3 Interpersonal Skills and Responsibility

  • demonstrate professional attitude, confidence, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving skills in a wide range of professional settings;
  • show initiative, innovative, and creativity in childhood settings;
  • successfully engage in a process of continual improvement and pursue a further university degree;

3.4 Communication Information Technology and Numerical Skills

  • effectively apply information and computer technology and numerical knowledge in interpreting information and proposing solutions to problems and issues; and
  • communicate in English and Khmer effectively both orally and in writing.

4. Admission Requirements

To enroll in this program, applicants must:

  • hold a High School Certificate or a failed High School Certificate or a qualification deemed equivalent by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport;
  • hold a Vocational Certificate 3 (Level 4); or
  • hold a certificate of the Foundation Year (credit transfer); and
  • pass the university entrance examination.

5. Credit Accumulation

Students are required to undertake two academic years of full-time study or four semesters in higher education. There are two semesters in an academic year and each lasts fifteen weeks excluding examination period. To be awarded the Associate of Arts in Teaching English to Children, students must acquire 63 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.00.

6. Study Plans