Bachelor of Early Childhood Education KPT/JPS(FA 6191)04/26

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education prepares graduates to work in both early childhood and primary educational contexts. The course structure provides a community and school-based approach to teacher education with substantial opportunities for students to pursue studies in early childhood education and primary school education. This professional degree qualifies them to work as a teacher in preschools and long day care as a four-year trained teacher, as well as preparing them for employment in other parts of the children's and family services sector.

The degree aims to develop early childhood teachers who can integrate theoretical knowledge into practical education and care skills in the workplace. As well as learning the skills required of an early childhood teacher, the graduates will study child development and pedagogical practices, welfare, ethics, diversity and social justice. The graduates will also develop knowledge and skills in management, leadership and advocacy which will extend the range of employment opportunities they will have on graduation. The primary aims of the programme are:

PA1: Introduce students to the fundamentals of early childhood learning.

PA2: Nurture future teachers who are responsive to the needs of teaching to children in their early childhood

PA3: Develop students to be competent individuals; equipped with teaching proficiency and other necessary skills to teach effectively.

PA4: Expose students to the issues of contemporary childhood education.

PA5: Cultivate students to become responsible individuals with integrated personality who can become role models to the future generation.

After completion of this course the students will develop skills in teaching children between 0-8 years of age. The graduates would be qualified to find work as educators in various subjects of Science, commerce and basic learning. They will also find jobs in as educational counselors, pre-school teachers, curriculum and instructor positions in various educational organizations, and be involved in the analysis and planning of educational activities in the organizations.

With an education degree the graduates will be job-ready before they graduate thanks to the extensive experience they will gain teaching in a classroom. They will be ready to work both locally and overseas in a profession with increasing demand around the world.

Job title:

. Kindergarten teacher
. Primary school teacher
. Primary school teacher

Organizations employing education graduates:

Graduates can find employment in a public or private kindergarten or primary school.

Full Time : 36 Months.
Part Time : 54 Months.

Sl.No. MQA Subject Code Subject Name Credits
1 BEC 1113 Language, Communication and Literacy 3
2 BEC 1123 Children Literature 3
3 BEC 1133 Pedagogy: Supporting Development in the Early Years 3
4 BEC 1143 Early Mathematics 3
Elective (Choose any one module from the following):
5 MPU 3113 Islamic Civilization and Asian Civilization 3
6 MPU 3163 Malay Communication 3 3
7 BEC 1213 Child Growth and Development. 3
8 BEC 1223 Contemporary Perspectives of Learning and Development for Early Childhood 3
9 BEC 1233 Curriculum, Planning and Development for Early Childhood Education. 3
10 BEC 1243 Health, Safety and Nutrition in ECE 3
11 BEC 1253 Behaviour Guiding Young Children 3
12 BEC 1313 Science and Technology in ECE 3
13 BEC 1323 Families and Community Involvement in ECE 3
14 BEC 1333 Spiritual and Morality Development in Early Childhood Education 3
Elective (Choose any one module from the following):
15 MPU 3123 Ethnic Relations 3
16 MPU 3173 Malaysian Studies 3 3
17 BEC 2413 Advocating for Children: National and international Contexts 3
18 BEC 2423 Partnering with community 3
19 BEC 2433 Children with Special needs in ECE 3
20 BEC 2443 Multiculturalism and Education 3
21 MPU 3232 Leadership Skills and Human Relation 2
22 BEC 2513 Arts and Creativity in ECE. 3
23 MPU 3342 Malaysian Government and Public Policy 2
24 BEC 2533 Theories of teaching and learning 3
25 BEC 2543 Early learning and early environment 3
26 BEC 2553 Issues in ECE 3
27 MPU 3452 Community Service 2
28 BEC 2653 Keeping Children safe from home 3
29 BEC 2613 Cross-Cultural Psychology 3
30 BEC 2623 Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships 3
31 BEC 2633 Human Learning 3
32 BEC 2643 Basic Chinese Language 3
33 BEC 3713 Living and Learning in the Digital World 3
34 BEC 3723 Learning Theory for Educators NEW Learning Theory in ECE. 3
35 BEC 3733 Social study & Emotional Development 3
36 BEC 3743 Research Methodology 3
37 BEC 3816 Research Project 4
38 BEC 3823 Programmes Plans and Development 3
39 BEC 3833 Observation and Assessment 3
40 BEC 3843 Playing in ECE 3
41 PP 3934 Practicum- Phase 2 4
42 PP 3924 Practicum- Phase 1 4
43 BEC 3913 Management and Administration in ECE Centres 3

Intake :

  1. January
  2. May
  3. September

Entry Requirements :

  1. A pass in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.00) in any two subjects or its equivalent; or
  2. A pass in Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with a minimum Grade of Jayyid; or
  3. A pass in Matriculation/ Foundation or its equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.00; or
  4. A Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Level 4, MQF) or its equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.00; or
  5. A Diploma (Level 4, MQF) in any field or its equivalent with minimum CGPA 2.00; or
  6. Any relevant qualifications recognized by Malaysian government.

Duration : 36 Months.

University : Lincoln University College

Level : Bachelor