The need of the graduates of English Language Education in society particularly in Eks Karesidenan Kedu for better education has contributed an idea to open a Master’s Degree program at Untidar. The society such as in-service teachers demands more from the university, especially in the education’s quality since its status as a state university on the first of April 2014. One of the prominent reasons they ask the university to open Master’s Degree program is because teachers have full-time jobs and it is hard for them to commute to Semarang or Yogyakarta.
Since 2015, Untidar has sent 11 proposals to Indonesian Directorate General of Higher Education (DIKTI). One of the programs is Master’s Degree in English Language Education.
Dr. Dwi Winarsih, M.Pd., the coordinator of the Master’s Degree in English Language Education explains that there are nine criteria that must be fulfilled as the requirements. However, there are several criteria that must be revised first before the program can be approved in August 2016. Last but not least, the team has to do the best job so the hope of the society to have better education in Eks Karesidenan Kedu can be achieved. (CA-WR)