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Executive Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Programme Objectives

This program acknowledges the prior learning and experiences of existing pre-school educators. It complements the two existing programmes in providing training and provides a second chance for further education to pre-school teachers who have the ability, but not the means to do so.  The 18-month Executive Diploma Program is developed as a pathway and continuation into tertiary education for these teachers.

Programme Structure

(1) Young Child Development

(2) Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education

(3) Creative Arts

(4) Language & Literature

(5) Social Studies for Young Children

(6) Physical and Health Education for Young Children

(7) National Preschool Curriculum

(8) LAN 1001 (MPW 1153) Bahasa Kebangsaan

(9) Early Math, Science and Technology

(10) Managing Young Children’s Behaviour

(11) Early Care and Education

(12) Child, Family and Community

(13) Teaching Practicum I

(14) Teaching Practicum II

(15) Principles and Practice in Early Childhood Education

(16) English for Higher Learning

(17) Early Intervention

(18) Administration and Management in Early Childhood Education

(19) LAN 1003 (MPW 1133) Pengajian Malaysia

(20) Pengajian Moral/Pengajian Islam

Duration of Studies


18 months

Week-end Class   

21 to 24 months

Part-time Block Training

27 months

Entry Requirements

Normal Entry

SPM with 3 credits in any subjects (pass in BM) or equivalent qualification,

Minimum of 3 years working experience in the related field, and

Above age 21; OR

Alternative Entry

In some individual cases, entry requirement will be based on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Career Perspectives

Pre-school Teacher, Child-care Provider, Principal, Director, Operator, Curriculum Leader, Programme Developer, Trainer, Children Magazine Writer, Children's Events, Manager etc.

Financial Assistance

(1) Interest-free Study Loan from Chang Ming Thien Foundation. (Upon meeting stipulated requirements)

(2) Term/Monthly Installments

Executive Diploma in Early Childhood Education


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