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Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Offered by: City University Malaysia
Exam BodyInternal Diploma Malaysia
Course DurationFT: 3 Yrs ; PT: 4 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time / Part Time
FacultyFaculty of Education and Liberal Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyEducation (Teacher Training & Education Sciences)
Course Description

The Government is making it compulsory that all those involved in the care and teaching of pre-school children to be properly trained and educated so that they will be better equipped in developing young minds. Emphasizing the core values and skills required in the early childhood curriculum, this programme helps students to design, implement and evaluate appropriate learning experiences for early childhood settings. Students will also acquire a strong foundation in psychology to better understand young children’s mental processes and behaviours.


Subject Offered

• Malay Language (A)
• Malaysian Studies
• Islamic Studies
• Moral Studies
• Professional Communication
• Basic Entrepreneurship
• Professional Development
• Principles Of Management
• Introduction to ECE
• Curriculum and Development
• Child Psychology
• Child Growth & Development  
• Education Technology for ECE
• Education Policy and Philosophy
• Teaching Approaches in ECE
• Teaching Bahasa



• Teaching English
• Teaching Mathematics
• Music & Drama for Young Children
• Childhood Literature -Malaysia Folktales
• Childhood Literature-International Folktale Design
• Counseling Skills
• Assessments for ECE
• Play Therapy
• Managing Childcare Centre
• Social Skills & Moral Development
• Special Needs
• School and Community
• Health, Safety and Nutrition
• Industrial Training


Entry Requirements

•  Passed SPM/SPMV/GCE O-Level with minimum 3 credits in any subjects

•  Passed Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least Grade B in 3 subjects; or

•  Obtained Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) level 3 in related field and passed SPM with 1 credit; or

•  Passed Foundation/Matriculation/Pre-Universiti with CGPA 2.00;

•  Passed STPM with at least Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in one subject; or

•  Any qualifications equivalent and recognised by the Malaysian Government

Career Prospects

Kindergarten Teachers, Entrepreneurs, KEMAS Officers, Early Years Resource Worker, Home Child-Care Provider, Educational Assistant, Children’s Programming Director, Preschool Nursery School Teacher, Before- And After-School Care Provider, Camp Counselor/Director, Parent Educator

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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