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  Diploma of Early Childhood Education KPT/JPS (PA8619) 01/11

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 (for Ministry Of Education) and at least diploma in the field for the private sectors 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 and subject 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 subject; 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 develop deeper understanding of local realities, moral and intellectual character.


  • 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 been granted MQA / LAN accreditation.


English Proficiency Requirement

International students must possess the following minimum English Language proficiency requirement 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 apart from the respective Programme Fee.


Year 1
Semester 1
English 1
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Introduction to Human Development
Basic Skills For Knowledge Worker
Young Children Development
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
Management and Administration in Early Childhood Education
Critical Thinking
Year 2
Semester 4
Law and Society
Teaching Approaches in Arts and Creativity for Children
Organisational Behavior: Social Science Perspective
Teaching Approaches in Affective
Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
Thought and Knowledge Leadership
Semester 5
Pengajian Islam or Pengajian Moral
Bahasa Kebangsaan
Teaching Approaches in Language and Communication
Teaching Approaches in Music
Semester 6
Assessment in Early Childhood Education
Health, Safety and Nutrition Management in Early Childhood Education
Management and Entrepreneur in Early Childhood Education
Family and Community in Early Childhood Education
Teaching Approaches in Cognitive
Year 3
Semester 7

Diploma of Early Childhood Education graduates will be eligible to become early childhood educators and professional in the field and could then legitimately serve in both public and private sectors. Graduates from the Diploma of Early Childhood Education Programme would be professionally equipped to their advantage to continue their lifelong learning and become educationalist, entrepreneur, creative writer, children's homes, children's event organizer, 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 an educational background is required to foster the development of talents and potentialities and generate educational materials for young children.


To apply for admission using our online application form, click here.

You can also request for a manual application form by calling our Enquiries at +603-7627 7300 or email to crm@pintar.unirazak.edu.my

Manual application forms can also be obtained at our offices in PINTAR Campus, Petaling Jaya or our Regional Centres nearest to you.