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Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Offered by: MAHSA University

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Exam BodyMAHSA University
Course Duration2.5 Years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)Refer to University
CampusPetaling Jaya Campus
FacultyCentre for Education and Learning
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyEducation (Teacher Training & Education Sciences)
Stream RequirementsArt Stream
Mode of StudyMixed
Course Description

Looking for a rewarding career as an Early Childhood teacher? We offer the very best way to get there! The Diploma in Early Childhood Education programme at MAHSA University, prepares students who will be highly qualified early childhood professionals and practitioners, proficient in the field of early childhood education in line with the government’s aspiration of upgrading the early childhood profession. Graduates will have a strong foundation of educational philosophies and theory and will be competent in current pedagogical approaches and practical skills. They will have the ability to create a learning environment that facilitates learning and the total development of the child. By laying a strong foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of early childhood education, this programme equips students to become resourceful and reflective professionals.

Upon completion of the programme, students will be able to:

  • apply knowledge of early childhood education, learning, and development theories and approaches
  • promote learning by implementing the early childhood curriculum framework
  • engage in reflective practice in an early childhood setting
  • provide a healthy, safe, and inclusive environment

Our classes are fun and interactive, and we include over 200 hours of placement in Early Childhood centres for you to learn hands-on and create connections for possible future employment. This programme offers a student the opportunity for a fulfilling and rewarding career. It is for a wide range of individuals who have an interest in children’s growth and well-being and the quality-of-care children receive.

  • Year 1 Semester 1:
    • ECE 4113: Child Growth and Development
    • ECE 4123: Early Childhood Guidance Behaviour
    • ECE 4133: Curriculum Planning and Development of ECE
    • ENG 4112: English For Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • Year 1 Semester 2:
    • MPU 2163 / MPU 2133: Pengajian Malaysia 2 / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
    • ECE 4143: Early Childhood Curriculum in Malaysia (*KAP)
    • ECE 4153: Administration and Management of ECE
    • ECE 4163: Language, Communication and Literacy in ECE
    • ECE 4173: Numeracy Skills and Early Mathematics in ECE
    • ECE 4183: Early Science and Technology in ECE
  • Year 1 Semester 3:
    • MPU 2222: Creative and Critical Thinking
    • ECE 4193: Play in ECE
    • ECE 4103: Management of Learning Environments and Resources
    • ECE 4213: Social Studies and Diversity Education
    • ECE 4223: Spiritual and Moral Aspects in ECE
    • ECE 4233: Safety, Health and Nutrition in ECE
  • Year 2 Semester 1:
    • ECE 4283: Special Needs in ECE
    • ELEC 201: Public Speaking
    • ECE 4253: Observation and Assessment of Young Children
  • Year 2 Semester 2:
    • MPU 2312: Time Management
    • ECE 4263: Working in Partnership with Families
    • ECE 4273: Working in Partnership with the Community
    • ECE 4294: First Aid and Basic Life Support
    • FSC PPD 113: Professional Development
  • Year 2 Semester 3:
    • ECE 4295: Music and Movement in ECE
    • ECE 4215: Educator of ECE
    • ENG 4212: English For Academic Writing (EAW)
    • MPU 2412: Co-curricular Project
  • Year 3 Semester 1:
    • ECE 4313: Practicum (Taska)
  • Year 3 Semester 2:
    • ECE 4323: Internship (Tadika)
Entry Requirements

i. A pass in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM/SPMV) with a minimum of credits in 3 subjects


ii. A pass in Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with a minimum of a Grade B in 3 subjects


iii. A pass in O-Levels with a minimum of a Grade C in 3 subjects


v. A pass in Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM), level 3 in a related field and a pass in SPM with a minimum of a credit in 1 subject.


vi. A pass in Level 3, MQF Certificate in a related field with a minimum of a Grade C with CGPA 2.00



vii. A pass in (STPM) or equivalent with a minimum of a Grade C with GPA 2.00 in any subject


viii. A Higher Certificate in STAM with a minimum Grade Maqbul


ix. Any other qualifications that are recognized by the University Senate or the Malaysian Government that can be benchmarked to a related field.

English Language Proficiency of International Students: Candidates should have at least an IELTS 5.0, TOEFL 500 and MUET Band 3 as an exit requirement.

Career Prospects

Individuals who work in the early childhood field, may work:

  • Directly with children from infancy to age six in groups or individually
  • Work with families
  • Work with other professionals
  • Work in a range of settings including family child care, licensed early childhood centres, children’s homes, and other settings.

Early childhood practitioners also work for a variety of employers such as:

  • Head Start
  • Parent Child Center or Family Center
  • Private for-profit or not-for-profit early childhood program
  • Public school system or private school
  • Community agency or organization

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

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