UNITAR International University Programme Details

Diploma in Early Childhood Education
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Diploma in Early Childhood Education is ideal for those who are interested in working in the early childhood services sector. This programme will provide students with the skills necessary to plan and implement children’s curriculums, and handle the complex requirements in running early childhood facilities.
  • Well-rounded curriculum: cover different learning system (DSKP, Montessori, PERMATA, Waldoft education and Reggio Emilla approach)
  • Cultivate intellectual development through performing arts 
  • Practical skills: practicum in government preschool centres, private / international preschool centres or nurseries
Course Structure
Career Prospects
Programme Entry Requirements
  • Pass SPM or its equivalent, with at least three (3) credits in any subjects;  OR
  • Pass STPM or its equivalent, with a minimum of Grade C (NGMP 2.0) in any subject;  OR
  • Pass STAM with a minimum Grade Maqbul;  OR
  • Pass SKM Level 3 in ‘Pengasuhan Awal Kanak-kanak/Prasekolah / Early Childcare for Children/Pre-School’ and pass SPM or its equivalent with at least one (1) credit in any subjects;  OR
  • Pass BTEC Level 3 and pass SPM or its equivalent, with at least one (1) credit in any subjects; OR
  • Pass Certificate in Early Childhood Education or its equivalent; OR
  • Pass TOEFL with a minimum score of 500 points or score 5.0 in IELTS for international students.
  • Applicants into the Diploma’s programmes (level 5, MQF) through APEL, must be a Malaysian citizen aged more than 20 years of age in the year of application with relevant work experience/ prior experiential learning and passed APEL assessment.
Course Structure

Study Mode & Duration

  • 7 Semesters / 2 + 1/2 Years

Year 1

  • Skills Enhancement 1
  • English 1
  • Introduction to Child Development
  • Curriculum for Early Childhood Education
  • Guiding Child Behavior
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2
  • English 2
  • Teaching and Learning Approaches in Early Childhood Programme
  • Family and Community in Early Childhood Programme
  • Creative Learning Through Play
  • Culture and Society
  • English 3
  • Approaches in Teaching Arts and Creativity for Young Children
  • Approaches in Teaching Science and Mathematics for Young Children
  • Movement and Physical Intelligence for Young Children

Year 2

  • Co-Curriculum
  • Teaching English For Young Children
  • Safety and Environmental Management for Children
  • Approaches in Teaching Music for Young Children
  • Planning and Administering in Early Childhood Education
  • Pendekatan Pengajaran Bahasa Melayu untuk Kanak-Kanak
  • Health and Nutrition for Young Children
  • Critical Thinking
  • Assessment in Early Childhood Programme
  • Micro Teaching
  • Approaches in Teaching Affective Development for Young Children
  • Practicum

Year 3

  • Entrepreneurship in Early Childhood Programme
  • Mandarin / Arabic language
Career Prospects
  • Early Childhood Education Practitioners
  • Centre owner
  • Preschool teacher
  • Teacher’s assistant
  • Parent child consultant
  • Any other related positions

Malaysian students who enroll in UNITAR Foundation and Diploma programmes are required to take ALL English courses listed in their respective programme structures, beginning with English 1 (Diploma) and Listening and Speaking Skills (Foundation).
Submit your enquiries below
UNITAR Main Campus
Tierra Crest, Jalan SS6/3,
Kelana Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia