Micro-Credential in Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) – Online

4 Semesters / 1 Year 6 Months
HRDF Claimable and EPF Withdrawal Available
RM 1,875.00
RM 13,000.00 total fee

Why this course

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.

At UNITAR, with advanced modules, this programme offers students an opportunity to advance their knowledge, understanding and professional practice through engagement with current research and thinking in early childhood.

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Course information

Programme Entry Requirements

You must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for entry to the UNITAR Master’s Programme:

  • i. A Bachelor’s Degree Education in Early Childhood (Hons) with a minimum CGPA of 2.50; OR
  • ii. A Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in relevant field with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 as accepted by the UNITAR Senate AND must have three (3) years working experience in Early Childhood field; OR
  • iii. A 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 fields; OR
  • iv. A Bachelor’s Degree in Education with CGPA below 2.50 can be accepted subject to five (5) years working experience in Early Childhood fields and rigorous internal assessment; OR
  • v. A bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting a CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment; OR

Candidates without a qualification in the related fields or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the HEP and meet the minimum CGPA based on (i) to (v).

  • Entry requirements for admission into the Master’s program (level 7, MQF) through APEL as approved by the Ministry of Education (MOHE). Applicants must be/have:​
    • A Malaysian citizen; and
    • The candidate should be more than 30 years of age in the year of application;​
    • Possess at least STPM / Diploma / A-Levels / equivalent qualifications;​
    • Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; and
    • Pass the APEL Assessment​


  • Philosophical Ideas in Education
  • Psychology of Learning and Instruction
  • Educational Research Methodology
  • Modification of Learning Materials for Young Children
  • Young Children Assessment
  • Policies and Programs in Early Childhood Education
  • Theories and Practices in Early Childhood Education
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Family and Community Relation Childhood Education
  • Analyses and Design of Curriculum for Young Children
  • Project Paper
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Childcare Centre Director
  • Preschool Operator
  • ECE Consultant
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Curriculum Developer for ECE
  • Researcher

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