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Diploma in Early Childhood Education APPLY

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Level DIPLOMA
  Duration 2.5 Years
  Tution Fees N/A

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.

Teaching-Learning Modes

Beside lectures and tutorials, classes are conducted in the learning laboratory. Fieldwork and empirical studies are carried out with children that highlight the importance of experiential engagement.

Mastery of lesson planning that reflects appropriateness for differing ages.

Trial-run lesson plans to evaluate appropriateness for the target children.

Documentation of children’s learning progress along the developmental continuum.

Ample opportunities to create and develop curriculum portfolio for each of the early childhood curriculum

YEAR 1

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
  • MQA/MPU1

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)
  • MQA/MPU2

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

    YEAR 2

    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
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    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
  • MQA/MPU3

    YEAR 3

    SEMESTER 7: 14 WEEKS (3 SUBJECTS)

  • DECE3013 Psychology of Education
  • DECE3023 Sociology of Education
  • MQA/MPU4

    MPU (4 COMPULSORY MATA PELAJARAN UMUM (MPU) SUBJECTS

    MPU1

  • MPU2163 Pengajian Malaysia 2 (Malaysian students)
  • MPU2133 Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International students)
  • MPU2 (CHOOSE 1)

  • MPU2213 Bahasa Kebangsaan A* *For Malaysian students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu
  • MPU2223 Communication and Writing Skills
  • MPU3

  • MPU2313 Introduction to Malaysian Tourism
  • MPU4 (CHOOSE 1)

  • MPU2412 Co-curriculum (Sports 1)
  • MPU2422 Co-curriculum (Community Service 1) MPU2432 Co-curriculum (Event Management 1)

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 marks

Applicants must have one of the following Entry requirements:

SPM / SPMV / MCE
At least 3 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 / MCE 2 credits AND
  • Teaching Experience 3 Years
  • SPM / MCE 1 credits AND
  • Teaching Experience 5 Years


CANDIDATES WITHOUT SPM OR MCE HAVE THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS WITH MQA APPROVAL

  • Qualifying test on BM, English and Mathematics; i.e. the APEL Route created by MQA.2 credits AND

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