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Internal Diploma, Malaysia
Part Time/Full Time
Fees (International Student)
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Faculty of Education and Languages (Department of Education)
Conducted entirely in Malaysia
Level of Study
Field of Study
Education (Teacher Training & Education Sciences)
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
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
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)
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
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
SEMESTER 7: 14 WEEKS (3 SUBJECTS)
DECE3013 Psychology of Education
DECE3023 Sociology of Education
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
One of the following:
SPM or SPMV or MCE with a minimum of three credits
Other equivalent qualification as approved by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA)
Candidates without SPM or MCE have the following options with MQA Approval:
SPM or MCE 2 Credits and 3 Years Teaching Experience
SPM or MCE 1 Credit and 5 Years Teaching Experience
Refer to MQA Current Status
Candidates without SPM or MCE have one pathway, approved by MQA
Qualifying test on BM, English and Mathematics; i.e. the APEL Route created by MQA.
Refer to MQA Current Status Mature senior candidates with acceptable ECCE qualification, who fulfil the minimum requirements, are eligible to apply for advanced standing.
January, May, August
All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.