Duration:
30 months

Intakes:
January 10, May 16, August 22

Campus:
HELP Damansara

Level of Study:
Diploma

Faculty:
Faculty of Education and Languages

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

About this course

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.

Scope and Contents

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

Programme Details

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.

Total Course Fees

RM 18,600

Subject Listing

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

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)

Assessment

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

Entry Requirements

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 / MCE2 credits AND
  • Teaching Experience3 Years
  • SPM / MCE1 credits AND
  • Teaching Experience5 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.

Faculty of Education & Languages