The Diploma of Early Childhood Education Programme is aimed at preparing learners to meet the demands and challenges of the teaching profession at nursery and preschool levels for both public and private centres. It also seeks to complement the Government's target of ensuring that all teachers in the early childhood education system are bachelor degree holders(for Ministry Of Education) and at least secure a diploma in the field for the private sector by the year 2010. The Diploma of Early Childhood Education Programme provides an excellent opportunity for non-graduate teachers, school-leavers, and those interested in entering the teaching profession to be better equipped with a more solid command of the professional pedagogical knowledge.

The Programme

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education courses are structured so as to improve and enhance learners' pedagogical abilities and teaching skills besides providing the necessary subjects such as knowledge base, curriculum, pedagogical and management. The programme will enable graduates to master competencies in identifying the teaching and learning approaches for young children, and to be reflectively and professionally engaged in teaching-learning processes and experiences, curriculum planning, aspects of management and development of the profession. The Early childhood Diploma Programme is designed to invite students to a develop profound understanding of local realities, moral and intellectual character.

Entry Requirements

- A pass in SPM / SPMV with 3 credits
- Relevant certificate which has obtained the minimum standard required by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA / LAN) or has been granted MQA / LAN accreditation.

English Proficiency Requirement

International students must possess the following minimum English Language proficiency requirements before being allowed to register for Faculty courses as listed in the respective programme structures: TOEFL score of 450 or IELTS band 4.

The validity period for TOEFL and IELTS is two (2) years from the date of the award.

Without such qualifications, international students are required to register for and pass the Intensive English Programme. This English programme will incur additional charges in apart from the respective Programme Fee

Programme Structure

Year 1

Semester 1

English 1
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Introduction to Human Development
Basic Skills For Knowledge Worker
Program Development in Early Children Chilhood Education

Semester 2

English 2
Pengajian Malaysia
The Learning Principles of Young Children

Semester 3

English 3
The Malaysian Curiculum of Early Childhood Education
Fundamentals of Lifelong and Personal Development
Teaching and Learning Approaches in Early Childhood Education
Critical Thinking

Year 2

Semester 4

Law and Society
Management and Administration in Early Childhood Education
Teaching Approaches in Arts and Creativity for Children
Organisational Behavior: Social Science Perspective
Cognitive Teaching Approaches

Semester 5

Pengajian Islam or Pengajian Moral
Bahasa Kebangsaan
Thought and Knowledge Leadership

Semester 6

Assessment in Early Childhood Education
Affective Teaching Approaches
Teaching Approaches in Language and Communication
Teaching Approaches in Music
Fundamentals of Human Resource Management Year 3

Semester 7

Family and Community in Early Childhood Education
Health, Safety and Nutrition Management in Ealy Childhood Education
Management and Entrepreneur in Early Chilhood Education

Semester 8


* International students are exempted from taking the following courses: Malaysian Studies, Islamic Studies or Moral Education and National Language (Bahasa Malaysia).

Career Prospects

Diploma in Early Childhood Education graduates will be eligible to become early childhood educators and professionals in the field and could then serve in both the public and private sectors. Graduates from the Diploma in Early Childhood Education programme will be professionally equipped to continue a lifelong learning and become educationalist, entrepreneur, creative writer, children's homes, children's event organizers, and promoters. The key competencies mastered throughout the Diploma of Early Childhood Education Programme provide knowledge and skills sought by employers in government, business and industry, non governmental organizations especially in areas where educational backgrounds are required to foster the development of talents and generate educational materials for young children.


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1) Seorang warganegara Malaysia

2) Telah mencapai umur 21 Tahun

3) Bermastautin di bahagian pilihan raya yang ingin didaftarkan

4) Tidak dihalang/hilang kelayakan oleh undang-undang yang berkuatkuasa

Kaedah Pendaftaran :

1) Pendaftaran statik seperti di kaunter Ibu Pejabat SPR, Pejabat-pejabat Pilihan Raya Negeri atau Pejabat Pos Berkomputer.

2) Pendaftaran Bergerak sepert Out-Reach Team SPR, Penolong Pendaftar (Parti Politik) atau Penolong Pendaftar di Pejabat-pejabat Kerajaan yang dilantik oleh SPR.

Pusat-Pusat Pendaftaran :

i) Ibu Pejabat SPR di Putrajaya
ii) Pejabat-pejabat Pilihan Raya Negeri di seluruh negara
iii) Pejabat Pos Berkomputer di seluruh negara
iv) Pejabat Daerah/Pejabat Majlis Daerah
v) Tempat-tempat awam seperti pasar malam, pasar raya atau taman-taman perumahan yang dikunjungi oleh Out-Reach Team SPR

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