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  Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) KPT/JPS (PA9797) 05/12
 

The MEdECE programme is designed to cater for the different needs of teachers and administrators in education sector, including kindergartens and pre/primary private/public schools, higher learning institutions, and public/private education offices. The programme emphasises on basic knowledge of education, specialized knowledge in early childhood education, and research in the area of specialization. It is specially designed for those who wish to deepen their knowledge and skills in early childhood education, and aspire to take up leadership positions in educational settings, academic positions at higher learning institutions, or continue further studies at doctoral level in early childhood education.

Purpose

The MEdECE programme designed to impart knowledge and skills in basic education as well as in the specialization area of early childhood education, and research skills. The basic education courses include foundations of education, psychology of learning and instruction, curriculum and instruction, technology in education, and assessment in education. The early childhood education courses include policies and programs in early childhood education, theories and practices in early childhood education, analysis and design of curriculum for young children, young children in multicultural settings, modification of learning materials for young children, and young children assessment. The research courses include quantitative research methods in education, qualitative research methods in education, and project paper.

 

  • Bachelor of Education (Hons) from educational institutions recognized by Malaysian government or professional bodies, OR

  • Bachelor Degree (Hons) with Education from educational institutions recognized by Malaysian government or professional bodies, OR

  • Bachelor Degree (Hons) AND Diploma in Education/Certificate in Teaching/Diploma in Teaching from educational institutions recognized by Malaysian government or professional bodies, OR

  • Bachelor of Education from educational institutions recognized by Malaysian government or professional bodies AND working experience of at least one (1) year in related field, OR

  • Bachelor Degree with Education from educational institutions recognized by Malaysian government or professional bodies AND working experience of at least one (1) year in related field, OR

  • Bachelor Degree AND Diploma in Education/Certificate in Teaching /Diploma in Teaching from educational institutions recognized by Malaysian government or professional bodies AND working experience of at least one (1) year in related field, OR

  • Bachelor Degree (Hons) from educational institutions recognized by Malaysian government or professional bodies AND working experience of at least one (1) year in related field, OR

  • Bachelor Degree from educational institutions recognized by Malaysian government or professional bodies AND working experience of at least two (2) years in related field, OR

  • Through "Open Entry" in which candidate must fulfil the requirements of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), that is:

    • Possesses at least STPM/Matriculation or equivalent;

    • At least 35 years of age on first of January of the year of application.

    • At least possesses 5 years of working experience in related field.

 

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.

 

Type of courses
Number of courses
Credit Hours
Percentage
Core courses
7
22
47%
Major courses
6
18
40%
Project paper
1
6
13%
TOTAL
14
46
100%

 

Year 1
Semester1
Foundations of Education
Psychology of Learning and Instruction
Curriculum and Instruction
Semester2
Technology in Education
Assessment in Education
Qualitative Research Methods in Education
Semester 3
Quantitative Research Methods in Education
Policies and Programs in Early Childhood Education
Theories and Practices in Early Childhood Education
Year 2
Semester 4
Analysis and Design of Curriculum for Young Children
Young Children in Multicultural Settings
Modification of Learning Materials for Young Children
Semester 5
Young Children Assessment
Project Paper

 

Title
Synopsis
Foundations of Education
The course examines the philosophy, aims, goals and objectives of education; history, sociology and politics of education; culture pluralism and multicultural education; psychology of education, curriculum, instruction and assessment; and equality and inequality of educational opportunities, educational management, teacher professionalism and trends in education.
Psychology of Learning and Instruction
The course examines general psychology, psychology of education, psychology of learning and instruction, classical and operant conditionings and instructional design based on these theories; social, cognitive and constructivist learning theories and instructional design based on these theories; integrating learning and motivation theories into teaching and learning and the instructional design for this integration; and critical and creative thinking and instructional design for teaching them.
Curriculum and Instruction
The course examines the field and domain of curriculum, and curriculum approaches and theory; philosophical, historical, psychological and sociological foundations of curriculum; curriculum development, design, aims, goals, objectives, implementation & evaluation; curriculum issues and trends; models of instruction, direct instruction, guided discovery instruction and pure discovery instructions; and basic concepts of curriculum and instruction in special and preschool education.
Technology in Education
The course examines the communication and psychological perspectives in teaching and learning; learner and teacher characteristics, and designing of instruction; evolution of educational technology, personal computers, digital technologies, administrative and academic software, the use of web and internet in teaching and learning, traditional audio and visual technologies, traditional audio media, and digital video technology.
Assessment in Education
The course examines the history and types of assessment; reliability and validity of a test; formative, summative, norm- and criterion-referenced assessment; domains of learning outcomes; objective, subjective and oral tests, and observation; grading and interpretation of test scores, and standard scores; and assessment of practical, fieldwork, project and portfolio, including the areas of language, mathematics, and career development.
Qualitative Research Methods in Education
The course examines qualitative research methodology with respect to philosophy of research and research in education; style of writing research proposal and research report; similarities and differences between qualitative and quantitative research; and the design, data collection and analyses, and reporting of qualitative research findings, particularly the biographical, phenomenological, grounded-theory, ethnographic and case-study research.
Quantitative Research Methods in Education
The course examines quantitative research methodology with respect to research problem statement, objectives, questions and hypotheses; types of quantitative research; sources of invalidity; research designs, framework and types of variables, research instruments, population and sample, collection of research data; and statistical tests of relationship, regression and equality of means and post-hoc analysis.
Policies and Programs in Early Childhood Education
The course examines the policies and programs related to early childhood education in Malaysia and other countries; focusing on evaluating the practices, registration and training as well as proposing new policies based on future needs and trends, which includes policy issues on infants/toddlers/young children, early childhood education, children's rights and safety; program implementation and practices, training and services, and enforcement.
Theories and Practices in Early Childhood Education
The course examines the purpose, structure, and methods, and curriculum of various early childhood education models; including family-centered, Waldorf approach, Montessori education, Head Start program, constructivist perspective, High/Scope Curriculum, Project Approach, Developmental-Interaction Bank Street Approach, Reggio Emilia Approach, Islamic approach to early childhood education.
Analysis and Design of Curriculum for Young Children
The course provides the analysis and design of curriculum based on basic assumptions underlying curriculum for young children to prepare students to improve teaching practices, and to provide direction to future decision making on programs and materials, by focusing on children's rights and adults' responsibilities in education, future curriculum of early childhood education, and major issues and challenges in early childhood education.
Young Children in Multicultural Settings
The course provides professional experiences to students regarding the concept of cultural diversity in contemporary society; children, family and community with cultural differences; and cultural-based education for children, such as bilingual education, multicultural education, culturally-relevant-anti-bias classroom, festival and religion, and new directions in multicultural education.
Modification of Learning Materials for Young Children
The course examines the various kinds of teaching materials available for early childhood education; explores the appropriate use of materials and technology within an integrated curriculum; discusses the variations within young children's thinking and learning in the learning environment; improvise materials for each curricular domain; and designing learning environment for young children.
Young Children Assessment
The course examines the framework and models of assessment for young children; the process of observation on the child in their respective environment; the different ways of assessing young children; the family input on their child's progress; assessment of learning readiness and behavior; assessment of cognitive, language and emotional development; developmental screening practices and procedures; and optimizing children's abilities.
Project Paper
The course will guide students to carry out a research in their area of specialization, focusing on research planning, stages in implementing research, identifying research problem and problem statement, gathering the literature related to the problem; designing the research, preparing appropriate instruments for data collection; collecting and analyzing research data, report writing; and presenting the research findings.

The graduates of MEdECE programme may continue to be teachers in the kindergartens or pre/primary public/private schools; or may be promoted as school headmasters at kindergartens/pre/primary public/private schools; or as senior education officers at District Education Offices/State Education Departments/Ministry of Education/other government agencies/NGOs; or continue as lecturers at the institutions of higher learning; or may proceed to continue further studies at doctoral level in early childhood education.

 

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