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Diploma in Early Childhood Education

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Exam BodyInternal Diploma, Malaysia
Course Duration30 months
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FacultyFaculty of Education and Languages (Department of Education)
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyEducation (Teacher Training & Education Sciences)
Course Description

To become qualified and certified, the Educator-Carer is required to have the Diploma in Early Childhood Education for personal and professional identity, and children, families and community.

  • The DECE programme is appropriate with five qualities.
  • An opportunity to learn and upgrade English proficiency to the level required for the degree or BECE (Hons) programme
  • A balanced preparation for work in any early childhood settings as a result of the 8 week workplace practicum and empirical based course and fieldwork.
  • Exceptionally strong in the social and psychological understanding of the child
  • Caters to the needs of and facilitates the successful development of each Educator-Carer.
  • Promotes the creativity and talents of Educator-Carers across ECCE settings and scenario, such as in arts, music, drama and constructions.
SCOPE AND CONTENTS

The 30 months programme is a study of 27 courses listed, which can be done in two years in accordance with MQA approval.

  • 18 Core Major
  • 3 Elective Major
  • 2 Free Elective
  • 4 MQA - MPU Compulsory Subjects
Curriculum

YEAR 1

SEMESTER 1: 14 WEEKS (5 SUBJECTS)
  • DECE1013 Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Settings
  • DECE1023 Social-Psychology of Child Studies
  • DECE1033 ICT and Multimedia
  • DECE1044 The Educators’ English language
  • MQA/MPU1
 
SEMESTER 2: 7 WEEKS (3 SUBJECTS)
  • DECE1074 Language Arts in Early Childhood
  • DECE1084 Visual Arts Programme OR DECE 1094 Music Education Programme (Elective Major – Select 1)
  • MQA/MPU2
 
SEMESTER 3: 14 WEEKS (5 SUBJECTS)
  • DECE1054 Observation Study of Early Childhood Settings
  • DECE1134 Health and Nutrition
  • DECE1104 Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood
  • DECE1114 Social Studies and Environment in Early Childhood
  • DECE1144 Physical and Health Education
 

YEAR 2

SEMESTER 4: 14 WEEKS (5 SUBJECTS)
  • DECE1124 English Language Across Early Childhood Curriculum
  • DECE2024 The Developing Child
  • DECE2034 The Developing Reader
  • DECE2154 Teaching Young Children BM
  • DECE2084 Observation and Assessment of Young Children
 
SEMESTER 5: 7 WEEKS (1 SUBJECTS)
  • DECE 2014 8-Week Practicum in Nursery and Kindergarten
SEMESTER 6: 14 WEEKS (5 SUBJECTS)
  • DECE2103 Children and Play
  • DECE2074 Early Childhood Education: Review and Reflection of Teaching Practice
  • DECE2093 Development of Malaysian Education
  • DECE2113 Child Development
  • MQA/MPU3
 

YEAR 3

SEMESTER 7: 14 WEEKS (3 SUBJECTS)
  • DECE3013 Psychology of Education
  • DECE3023 Sociology of Education
  • MQA/MPU4
 
ASSESSMENT:
  • To reflect the focus of the DECE programme on the education of the preschool teacher and edu-carer, the range of assessment modes reflects the aims of professional preparation and academic studies. The three general modes of assessment apply to most subjects.
  • Mid-Term Test or Assignment or Practicum
  • Portfolio or Journal or Inquiry Report
  • Final Examination - Formative assessment constitutes 60-70% and examination is given 30- 40% of the overall mark
Entry Requirements
  • SPM / SPMV / MCEAt least 3 credits
  • Other equivalent qualification as approved by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA)
 

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


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