Master of Education (Early Childhood Education)
MOHE/MQA
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Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) provides the opportunity for students to delve further into what it takes to successfully guide and teach children. Students analyse and do qualitative research as part of the course, learning to determine the critical factors that affect the emotional, social and intellectual development of children in the early years.
Requirements
Course Structure
Career Prospects
Programme Entry Requirements
You must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for entry to the UNITAR Master's Programme:
  • Bachelor's Degree Education in Early Childhood (Hons) with a minimum CGPA of 2.50; OR
  • Bachelor's Degree (Hons) in related program with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 as accepted by the University’s Senate AND must have three (3) years working experience in Early Childhood education; OR
  • Bachelor's Degree (Hons) with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 as accepted by University’s Senate AND Diploma in Early Childhood Education/ must have four (4) years working experience in Early Childhood education; OR
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education with CGPA below 2.50 could be accepted subject to five (5) years working experience in Early Childhood Education and rigid internal assessment;  OR
  • Any other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government.
  • Applicants into the Master’s program (level 7, MQF) through APEL, must be a Malaysian citizen aged more than 30 years of age in the year of application with relevant work experience/ prior experiential learning and passed APEL assessment.
Course Structure

Study Mode & Duration 

  • 4 Semesters / 1 + 1/2 Years

Year 1

  • Foundations of Education
  • Psychology of Learning and Instruction
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Education
  • Technology in Education
  • Assessment in Education
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Education
  • 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
Year 2
  • Young Children Assessment
  • Project Paper
Career Prospects
LOCAL STUDENTS

The English Language Entry Requirement for Malaysian students at UNITAR International University are as follows:

For PhD Programmes:

  • A minimum of credit in English SPM level; or
  • Pass a Master Degree from an institution which applies English as the medium of instruction recognised by the Malaysian Government, or
  • Pass an internal assessment set by the University, with a minimum score of C

For M.Ed TESL:

  • A minimum of credit in English at SPM level, or,
  • A minimum score of Band 3 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET), or,
  • Pass an internal assessment set by the University, with a minimum score of C

Note:

Internal Assessment : An oral test in the form of interview which will be conducted by a panel of interviewers consisting of two members from each Faculty and a representative from English Language department or any other related department

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International Students are required to sit for TOEFL or IELTS prior to joining the university. Students who do not have either qualification will have to sit for the UNITAR English Placement Test (UEPT).

The English Language Entry Requirements for International Students at UNITAR International University are as follows:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduates
Programme IELTS TOEFL UEPT
B.Bussiness Admin,
B.Mgmt,
B.Accounting,
All Education Bachelor programme
Band 5.5 Score 550 Score 55
Other Programmes Band 5.0 Score 550 Score 65

Postgraduates
Programme IELTS TOEFL UEPT
PhD.Business Administration,
PhD.Management
Band 6.5 Score 550 Score 65
Other Programmes Band 6.0 Score 550 Score 65

Note:
  • IELTS: International English Language Testing System
  • TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • UEPT: UNITAR English Placement Test
Validity period of the IELTS or TOEFL qualification is TWO (2) years from the date of award. UNITAR does not accept any other English proficiency qualification or certificate except for the IELTS or TOEFL qualifications.

International Students who do not possess either the IELTS or TOEFL qualification (or do not have the required score band) will be required to sit for the UNITAR-administered English Placement Test (UEPT).

International Students who acquire the required score band of English based on the UEPT will be able to sit for the IELTS examination and to register for their Faculty courses once they obtain the IELTS result.

International Students who acquire a lower score band of English based on the UEPT will be placed in the appropriate level of proficiency and are required to complete and pass Intensive English Programme(IEP) before registering for their IELTS examination and Faculty courses.

Fee Details
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