Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Campus

HELP Subang 2

Level of Study

Diploma

Duration

30 months

Intakes

January 8, May 28, August 19

Course Code

KPT/JPS (R/143/4/0055) (MQA/FA2145) 06/23

To become qualified and certified, the Educator-Carer is required to have the Diploma in Early Childhood Education for personal and professional identity, and children, families and community. The DECE programme is appropriate with five qualities:

  • An opportunity to learn and upgrade English proficiency to the level required for the degree or BECE (Hons) programme
  • A balanced preparation for work in any early childhood settings as a result of the 8 week workplace practicum and empirical based course and fieldwork.
  • Exceptionally strong in the social and psychological understanding of the child
  • Caters to the needs of and facilitates the successful development of each Educator-Carer.
  • Promotes the creativity and talents of Educator-Carers across ECCE settings and scenario, such as in arts, music, drama and constructions.

Applicants must have one of the following entry requirements:

SPM / SPMV / MCE

  • At least 3 credits

Other equivalent qualification as approved by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA)

CANDIDATES WITHOUT SPM OR MCE HAVE THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS WITH MQA APPROVAL

  • SPM / MCE 2 credits AND
    Teaching Experience 3 Years
  • SPM / MCE 1 credits AND
    Teaching Experience 5 Years

CANDIDATES WITHOUT SPM OR MCE HAVE THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS WITH MQA APPROVAL

  • Qualifying test on BM, English and Mathematics; i.e. the APEL Route created by MQA.2 credits AND

*Refer to MQA Current Status

Mature senior candidates with acceptable ECCE qualification, who fulfil the minimum requirements, are eligible to apply for advanced standing.

The 30 months programme is a study of 27 courses listed, which can be done in two years in accordance with MQA approval.

 

  • 18 Core Major
  • 3 Elective Major
  • 2 Free Elective
  • 4 MQA – MPU Compulsory Subjects

Teaching-Learning Modes

 

Beside lectures and tutorials, classes are conducted in the learning laboratory. Fieldwork and empirical studies are carried out with children that highlight the importance of experiential engagement.

  • Mastery of lesson planning that reflects appropriateness for differing ages.
  • Trial-run lesson plans to evaluate appropriateness for the target children.
  • Documentation of children’s learning progress along the developmental continuum.
  • Ample opportunities to create and develop curriculum portfolio for each of the early childhood curriculum.

RM 19,200

SEMESTER 1: 14 WEEKS (5 SUBJECTS)

  • DECE1013 Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Settings
  • DECE1023 Social-Psychology of Child Studies
  • DECE1033 ICT and Multimedia
  • DECE1044 The Educators’ English language
  • MQA/MPU1

SEMESTER 2: 7 WEEKS (3 SUBJECTS)

  • DECE1074 Language Arts in Early Childhood
  • DECE1084 Visual Arts Programme OR
  • DECE 1094 Music Education Programme (Elective Major – Select 1)
  • MQA/MPU2

SEMESTER 3: 14 WEEKS (5 SUBJECTS)

  • DECE1054 Observation Study of Early Childhood Settings
  • DECE1134 Health and Nutrition
  • DECE1104 Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood
  • DECE1114 Social Studies and Environment in Early Childhood
  • DECE1144 Physical and Health Education

SEMESTER 4: 14 WEEKS (5 SUBJECTS)

  • DECE1124 English Language Across Early Childhood Curriculum
  • DECE2024 The Developing Child
  • DECE2034 The Developing Reader
  • DECE2154 Teaching Young Children BM
  • DECE2084 Observation and Assessment of Young Children

SEMESTER 5: 7 WEEKS (1 SUBJECTS)

  • DECE 2014 8-Week Practicum in Nursery and Kindergarten

SEMESTER 6: 14 WEEKS (5 SUBJECTS)

  • DECE2103 Children and Play
  • DECE2074 Early Childhood Education: Review and Reflection of Teaching Practice
  • DECE2093 Development of Malaysian Education
  • DECE2113 Child Development
  • MQA/MPU3

SEMESTER 7: 14 WEEKS (3 SUBJECTS)

  • DECE3013 Psychology of Education
  • DECE3023 Sociology of Education
  • MQA/MPU4

4 COMPULSORY MPU SUBJECTS

MPU1

  • MPU2163 Pengajian Malaysia 2 (Malaysian students)
  • MPU2133 Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (International students)

MPU2 (CHOOSE 1)

  • MPU2213 Bahasa Kebangsaan A* *For Malaysian students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu
  • MPU2223 Communication and Writing Skills

MPU3

  • MPU2313 Introduction to Malaysian Tourism

MPU4 (CHOOSE 1)

  • MPU2412 Co-curriculum (Sports 1)
  • MPU2422 Co-curriculum (Community Service 1)
  • MPU2432 Co-curriculum (Event Management 1)

To reflect the focus of the DECE programme on the education of the preschool teacher and edu-carer, the range of assessment modes reflects the aims of professional preparation and academic studies. The three general modes of assessment apply to most subjects.

  • Mid-Term Test or Assignment or Practicum
  • Portfolio or Journal or Inquiry Report
  • Final Examination – Formative assessment constitutes 60-70% and examination is given 30- 40% of the overall mark

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