Evaluating MA in English Program at Albaydha University from the point of view of the enrolled students
This study aims, in the first place, at evaluating MA in English program at Albaydha University from the point of view of the enrolled students who constitute the first batch of the program. Secondly, it aims at evaluating their ability to critically evaluate the program making use of what they have studied in the course ''Curriculum and Teaching Methods''. The study took place at the end of the first semester of the academic year 2020/2021. The sample of study consists of all the students who joined the MA English program at the English Department, Faculty of Education and Science, Rada'a, Albaydha University. The sample was selected purposefully as the number of the enrolled students is few, i.e. 16. Having studied the aforementioned course, they were asked to write a critical evaluation of the program based on the principles they have learned. The data obtained reveal that most of the enrolled students were able to utilize what they have learned effectively in evaluating the program. The findings indicate that they were capable to identify, enumerate, describe and analyze areas of strength as well as points of weakness. Additionally, they show good efficacy in providing recommendations for the betterment of the program.
Key words: evaluation, MA English program, curriculum, infrastructure,