Master in Non Formal Education

Master in Non Formal Education

General Information


Name of the Study Program:Master Program in Non Formal Education  (M.Pd)
Management Unit of the Study Program:The School of Postgraduate Studies Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
Address:Jl. Dr. Setiabudhi No. 299 Bandung
Homepage dan E-mail Addres:  dan
Date of Study Program Establishment:

21 Oktober 1999, Based on Degree

Number 588/DIKTI/Kep/1999,

Extension of Operating License by Decree Number: 4114/UN40/PI/2016 tanggal 09 Mei 2016

Recent Accreditation Rangking:A, Based on the Decree number: 012/BAN-PT/Ak-IX/S2/VIII/2011 18 Agustus 2011
Quality Management System:ISO 9001:2008, No.: 01 100 106374, 18 Des 2014 (Accredited by TUV Rheinland Cert GmbH)
Degree title Awarded:

M.Pd. (Magister Pendidikan Luar Sekolah)

Lequivalent to Master in Non Formal Education

Addmission Requirements:

Bachelor Degree GPA of  2,75;

A TOEFL scor of  450 or its equivalents,

and Passing the English and Academic Aptitude Test

Lenght of Study:2 years (4 semesters)
Total Credit Requirements:42 SKS
Garduation Requirements:A minimum GPA of  2,75, A Toefl score of 450, Scientific Publication in a Journal or Proceeding of National/International Seminar
Futher Education:Doctoral Degree in Non Formal Education or its equivalents


Non Formal Education Magister Program (S2) in Indonesian Education University was established on October 21, 1993 by the Decree of the Directorate of Higher Education No. 588 / DIKTI / KEP / 1999.

The graduates become experts, specialists/professionals who fear God Almighty, cultured Indonesia, honest, independent, work ethic high, and able to develop and apply the concepts of knowledge in the field of Non Formal education and community development. Based on curriculum that composed mainly in NFE Studies Program provides guidelines regarding student learning experiences during the study. The Curriculum in NFE Program is dynamic in the sense that the structure and content of the curriculum changes periodically and continuously according  to the evaluation results based on the development of science, technology and art as well as the growing demands in community, curriculum is also based on the guidelines and curriculum of Indonesia University of Education. The accreditation of NFE Program Studies that gaint  from National Accreditation Board  for Higher Education with qualification Number A.


The general objective of Nonformal Education as a program of study is to create scholars and practitioners in the field of Nonformal education and community development who are meant to work as professional Instructors/educators, practitioners, researchers, and development workers in both Institutions of higher learning and in out of school time programs (communities). In addition, the specific objectives of the program include:

  1. To develop philosophical concepts, theories, and principles of science in the field of Nonformal Education and Community Development.
  2. To develop instructional methodologies and learning materials for the teaching of concepts and theories in the practice of nonformal Education and Community Development.
  3. To develop a capable manpower in Nonformal education for Institutions of higher learning.
  4. To prepare and improve the quality of academicians and professionals of Nonformal Education, and also experts in the development of the field in science, technology and arts for the field of out of school education and Community Development.
  5. To improve the professional services in the field of Nonformal Education and Community Education.


The expected learning outcomes for the Master Degree in Non Formal Education Study Program of the School of Post Graduate Studies of UPI cover a range of abilities, as follow:

  1. Showed mastery in knowledge of training, community development and non-formal and informal education in government and private institutions that are innovative and tested
  2. Mastering on analyze concepts and theories of training, community development and non-formal and informal education in government and private agencies are innovative and tested
  3. Creating variety of works in training and human resource development, community development and non-formal and informal education in government and private agencies are innovative and tested
  4. Mastering on analyze solving problems in training, community development and non-formal and informal education through a multidisciplinary approach
  5. Analyze, implement and manage research in training, community development and non-formal and informal education in government and private agencies
  6. Managing and publicating research to gain national recognition in the field of training, community development and non-formal and informal education in government and private agencies
  7. Shows responsibility in handling, managing, analyzing, reengeneering and examining in training, community development and non-formal and informal education in government and private agencies.


The required course groups and tital credits for the students of the Master’s Degree in Non Formal Education Study Program are listed in the folowing table.

NrCourse GroupTotal CreditsPercentage
2Platform Expertise1023,81
 Total42 100

Information: *not plot

Assessment of learning outcomes in each subject shall refer to Implementation Guidelines Academic UPI. Components in the syllabus and assessment unit documented event perkulaiahan (SAP) of each course and these ratings reflect the results of student learning and achievement of program content as an implementation of the curriculum. Components of the assessment of learning outcomes is generally obtained through midterms (UTS) and final exams (UAS). In addition to UTS and UAS, assessment component also includes tasks such as presentation of individual/groups, performance assessment, portfolio, research mini-report, and the manufacture of paper.

In addition to the course assessment, learning assessment system also includes a qualifying exam which is the determination of whether a student can continue studies or not. Students can take the exam if they have a minimum qualification consists of 24 credits and a minimum TOEFL score of 450. The material is tested on a qualifying examination consists of matter of learning methods, philosophy of school education, and research methods. Students passed the qualifying exams if the minimum value reached 2.75. For students who do not meet the minimum, allowed to follow the remedial exam, one month after the first qualification exam. Students who do not pass the second qualifying examinations would otherwise drop out (DO).

Completion of the study’s end S2 level reached by the thesis. The process of drafting the thesis begins with the preparation of research proposals guided by the supervisor and the thesis proposal seminar continued review by three lecturers. After the seminar students can conduct research proposal and thesis writing with the guidance of one or two lecturers. After preparation of the thesis is completed, students take the exam thesis consists of two stages: Examination Phase I and Phase II exam.

Here are some areas that can be examined for student research within the framework of my thesis.

  • Family Education and Early Childhood Education (ECD)
  • Human Resource Development (HRD) and training
  • Basic Education and Sustainable
  • Andragogy
  • Empowerment and Community Development

Curriculum of Non formal education study program implemented systematically and coherently both internally (between the components in the curriculum) and external (points to the link with the world of work). Lecturer study program geared to manage lecture by optimizing the potential of students based on the attitudes and behavior based on good values ​​and local wisdom. Lectures in Prodi developed in an effort to deliver students to the achievement of objectives (learning outcomes), and by promoting a culture of academic (academic culture) healthy.

Various student services developed to allow students to achieve optimal learning outcomes and graduate on time. Some services provided include language courses, a variety of workshops writing scientific papers, writing a research proposal and thesis are held at least once a year.

In addition, there is a medium of communication between the students in the form of Student Communication Forum that allows cross-generation student interaction and cross-study program to be able to exchange ideas. This forum also allows students to organize a variety of academic and social activities.


Further information about Non formal Education can be found at:

The handbook providing education UPI (

Books curriculum in 2015 Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

Leaflets / brochures about Non formal Education

Academic information in the graduate school website upi (

Academic information in the website Non formal Education, Magister program (