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Bachelor of Early Childhood Education with Honours

Offered by: Open University Malaysia (OUM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration4 Yrs 4 Mths
Part Time/Full TimePart Time studies/Weekend classes
Fees24720/Course
FacultyFaculty of Education and Language
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyEducation (Teacher Training & Education Sciences)
Course Description

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education with Honours (BECHE) degree is designed to meet the needs of persons interested in pursuing careers in early childhood education who are currently employed in preschools, public schools, child care centres or other childhood care facilities.

It is also aimed to develop the specialist skills and knowledge gained through the completion of Diploma in Early Childhood Education (DECE). This is in line with the organisation’s mission to widen access to quality education as well as to provide lifelong learning opportunities by adopting an engaging learning environment at competitive and affordable cost.

Curriculum

MPU Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Malaysian Studies 3
Entrepreneurship 3
Health & Wellness 3
TOTAL CREDIT 9

University Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Learning Skills for Open Distance Learners 3
English for Written Communications 3
English for Oral Communications 3
English for Workplace Communications 3
Professional Ethics 3

Basic Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Principles of Management 3
Thinking Skills & Problem Solving 3

Core Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
Cognitive Development 3
Language and Literacy for Early Childhood Education 3
Early Childhood Education Curriculum 3
Curriculum Development: The Malaysian Perspective 3
Childhood Literature 1: International Folktales 3
Mathematics in Early Childhood Education 3
Teaching English to Young Learners 3
Science in Early Childhood Education 3
Teaching Bahasa Melayu to Young Learners 3
Child Psychology 3
Play Therapy in Early Childhood Education 3
Creative Movement and Physical Development 3
The Effective Practitioner in ECE 3
Childhood Literature 2: Malaysian Folktales 3
Family and Community Relations in Early Childhood Education 3
Planning and Administering Early Childhood Programmes 3
Technology and ICT in Early Childhood Education 3
Safety Health and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education 3
Assessment in Early Childhood Programme 3
Quality Environment in ECE 3
Social Skills and Moral Development of Young Children 3
Action Research in ECE 3
Practicum 6

Elective Courses

Subject Name
A MUSIC EDUCATION
Choir Teaching & Learning
Music in the Classroom
Planning the Teaching of Music
Music Evaluation
B SPECIAL NEED EDUCATION
Recreation for Special Education
Characteristics & Development of Children with Special Needs
Living Skills for Special Education 1
Living Skills for Special Education 2
Entry Requirements

Normal Entry

Passed SPM/SPMV/MCE or equivalent with at least 2 credits in any subjects; AND
Passed STPM/HSC or equivalent with at least 2 principals (CGPA 2.00); OR
Passed a recognized Diploma; OR
Passed a recognized Matriculation/Foundation certficate; OR
Other qualifications recognized by the Government.

OR

APEL Admission

More than 21 years of age on 1 January in the year of application; AND
Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; AND
Pass the APEL Assessment (Aptitude Test & Portfolio) conducted by OUM

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


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