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Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Hons)

Offered by: Quest International University (QIU)
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Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course DurationFT: 3 Yrs (9 Sem)
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FacultyFaculty of Social Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyEducation (Teacher Training & Education Sciences)
Mode of StudyFace to Face + Online Learning
Course Description

The Bachelor in Early Childhood Education (Honours) programme incorporates introductory and advanced curriculum courses, with a strong social justice and leadership focus. Practical placement experiences in the nursery and pre-school settings are also provided. As a graduate of the programme, you will acquire the skills of an outstanding early childhood educator, a professional decision-maker, an ethical leader, and a practical and critical thinker.  You will develop competencies that allow you to develop and deliver pre-school curricula that incorporate innovative strategies to engage children and their families in meaningful learning.  You will be able to advocate for children and their families, while also continuing your own professional development journey by reflecting on your professional practice.

As a graduate of this programme, you will acquire the skills of an outstanding early childhood educator, a professional decision maker, an ethical leader, and a practical and critical thinker. You will develop competencies that allow you to develop and deliver pre-school curricula that incorporate innovative strategies to engage children and their families in meaningful learning. You will be able to advocate for children and their families, while also continuing your own professional development journey by reflecting on your professional practice. The programme incorporates introductory and advanced curriculum courses, with a strong focus on social justice and leadership. Practical placement experiences in nursery and pre-school settings are also provided.

Curriculum
General Studies Subjects

 

For Malaysian Students

  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaba
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A/Communication Skills
  • Community Service

 

For International Students

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Philosophy and Current Issues
  • Communication Skills
  • Community Service
University Courses

 

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Disciplined Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable Development in Malaysia
  • Devices, Networks and Applications
  • Design Thinking
  • Co-curricular activities
Compulsory Courses
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Arts, Craft and Creativity in Early Childhood Education.
  • Social-emotional Development
  • Child Psychology
  • Play in Early Childhood Education
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition for Early Childhood
  • Social Studies in Early Childhood Education
  • Mathematics and Science for Young Children
  • Guiding Young Children
  • Sociology of Education
  • Spiritual and Moral Growth in Early Childhood Education
  • Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education
  • English Language for Early Childhood
  • Music and Drama in ECE
  • Spiritual and Moral Growth in ECE
  • Behaviour Management of Young Children
  • Programme Planning and Developments
  • Quality Physical Environments
  • Practicum
  • Child Social-emotional Development”
  • Music and Drama in Early Childhood Education
  • Instructional Technology in Early Childhood
  • Bahasa Melayu dalam Pendidikan Awal Kanak-Kanak
  • Comparative Education
  • Curriculum Development in Early Childhood Education
  • Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education
  • Language and Literacy in Early Childhood
  • Family and Community Involvement in Early Childhood Education
  • Special Needs Children in Early Childhood Education
  • Management and Administration in Early Childhood Education
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood Education.
  • Professionalism in Early Childhood Educator
  • Educational Research
  • Practicum (Nursery)
  • Practicum (Kindergarten)
  • Research Project
Elective Courses

 

  • Guiding Young Children
  • Educational Technology in ECE
  • Bahasa Melayu dalam Pendidikan Awal Kanak-Kanak
  • Curriculum Development in Early Childhood Education
  • Family and Community Involvement in ECE
  • Special Needs Children in ECE
  • Management and Administration in ECE
  • Assessment and Evaluation in ECE
  • The Effective ECE Practitioner
  • Social Studies in Early Childhood Education
Entry Requirements
Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

 

Pass with a minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.00) in any two subjects or its equivalent

Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM)

 

Pass with a minimum grade of “Jayyid”

 

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

 

Pass with minimum of grade B in five (5) subjects

 

Foundation/Matriculation

Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.00
Diploma

 

A diploma in ECE or A Diploma in any field

OR

its equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.00

Other QualificationsOther equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government
English Proficiency for International StudentsIELTS 5.0/ TOEFL PBT (500) or its equivalent
Intake Months

April, July, October/November

Career Prospects

Professional Opportunities

  • Early Childhood Educator / Principal
  • Child Care Supervisor / Principal
  • Parent / Caregiver Educator
  • Early Childhood Programme Specialist
  • Child Care Referral Counselor
  • Professional Development Specialist / Co-ordinator

Settings

  • Early Childhood Setting
  • Child Care Centre
  • Family Resource Centre
  • Government Ministries and Agencies
  • Health Care Centre
  • Children Discovery Centre

Other Related Careers

  • Education Facilitator
  • Educational Toys / Books / Materials Marketer / Consultant
  • Creativity & Play Organizer
  • Events Manager (Targeted To Children & Families)
  • Early Learning Instructional Coach

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


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