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Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Offered by: Methodist College Kuala Lumpur
Exam BodyMCKL
Course Duration2.5 years (full-time) 3.3 years (part-time)
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time/Part Time
FeesRM20,700 (Full time) RM15,750 (Part Time)
Fees (International Student)RM28,800/Course
FacultyTertiary Programme
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyEducation (Teacher Training & Education Sciences)
Study Abroad Pathway

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Course Description

This programme is catered to students who aspire to become professional early childhood educator. The subjects taught at MCKL and the two practicum exposure fully prepares students with the required skills to educate the future generation.

  • Core Subjects 

    Foundations of Early Childhood Education

    Child Development 1

    Positive Behaviour Management

    Language and Early Literacy

    Creative Expressions Through Art and Drama

    Physical Education for Young Children

    Programme Planning and Implementation

    Observation and Assessment of Young Children

    Infant and Toddler Care

    Teaching Mathematics to Young Children

    Creative Expressions Through Music and Movement

    Child Development 2

    Guidance of Young Children

    Children with Special Needs

    Teaching Social Studies to Young Children

    Play in Early Childhood Education

    Partnership with Families and the Community

    Foundations of Professional Practice

    The National Preschool Standard Curriculum

    Child's Health, Safety, and Nutrition

    Technology in Early Childhood Education

    Entrepreneurship and Early Childhood Administration

    English Enhancement

    Elective Subjects (select one) 

    Teaching Young Children with Learning Disabilities

    Literasi Awal


    Practicum I: Block Practice in Childcare Centre (TASKA)

    Practicum II: Block Practice in Preschool/ Kindergarten (TADIKA)

    MPU Subjects

    Pengajian Malaysia (Local Students)

    Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International Students)

    Effective Communication Skills

    Bahasa Kebangsaan A (for local students without Cr in SPM Bahasa Malaysia)

    Moral Studies

    Service Learning 


Entry Requirements

SPM, IGCSE or equivalent with 3 credits
APEL(A) Certificate

Intake Months

January, May, August

Career Prospects

ECE Curriculum Developer

ECE Lecturer

Educational Toy Consultant

Kindergarden (Tadika) Teacher

Pre-school (Taska) Teacher

Pre-school / Kindergarden Owner

Pre-school / Kindergarden Principal

Private / International School Teacher (Pre-school Level)

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

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