Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) (Hons) Print

Approval Code (MOHE & MQA):

N/141/6/0008 JPT/BPP (MQA/FA 1746)
N/141/6/0006 JPT/BPP (MQA/FA 1872)



This programme will help to equip the graduates with the knowledge and skills to be early childhood educators and related professionals. According to the Malaysian Education Development Plan 2001-2010, the Ministry of Education will make an effort to ensure that all primary schools are graduate teachers.

As of current demand, there is a critical shortage of qualified early childhood education teachers in both government schools and private institutions. The demand for highly qualified teachers who will serve as expert resource persons in early learning program is very high.

The programme is offered as there is a need to train and produce quality and excellent professional early childhood educators that embody university's mission and vision. This will also provide opportunities for graduates to work in schools, colleges, government and non-governmental agencies as well as the private sectors.


Entry Requirements

Pass STPM with 2 principals or

A-Level, Foundation, Matriculation and Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least B Grade in five (5) subjects including English;

Diploma from IPTA or IPTS which has obtained minimum standard or granted recognition of accreditation by MQA; or

Equivalent qualification which is recognised by the Malaysian Government or Certificate from Polytechnics under the Ministry of Education, Malaysia.

English Proficiency Requirement

Malaysian Students

Students who enroll into UNITAR Bachelor's Degree programmes must fulfill the following English proficiency requirements:

Students who have a credit in the English Language at the SPM/SPMV level are required to take additional English courses, depending on the level of proficiency.

Students who do not have a credit in the English Language at the SPM/SPMV level are required to undergo the Intensive English Programme.

Students who have a distinction in the English Language at the SPM/SPMV level are not required to take additional English courses.


Additional charges will be imposed based on the English placement level, in addition to the respective programme fees.


UNITAR Placement
Previous code: C3
Band 3
English 3 (ULD1133)
4B & 5C
Previous code: C4 & C5
Band 2
English 2 (ULC0123)
Previous code: C6
Band 1
English 1 (ULC0013)
7D, 8E & 9G
Previous code: P7, P8 & F9
Intensive English Programme

International Students

International students who enrol into UNITAR programmes must fulfil the following English proficiency requirements:

Undergraduate Programmes - TOEFL score of 450 or IELTS band of 4

The validity period for TOEFL and IELTS is two (2) years from the date of the award.

Without the qualification mentioned above, International students are required to register for and pass a special Intensive English Programme (IEP). This programme will incur additional charges.


Programme Structure


Year 1
Semester 1

Bahasa Kebangsaan A/B
Pendidikan Moral atau Pengajian Islam
English for Academic Purposes
Study Skills
Interpersonal & Communicational Skills for Social Sciences

Semester 2

Pengajian Malaysia
English for Workplace
Foundations of Education
Psychosociology for Social Sciences

Semester 3

Teacher Professional Development
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Programme Development in Early Childhood Education
Learning Principles of Young Children
Management and Administration Early Childhood Education
Effective Programme in Early Childhood Education

Year 2
Semester 4

Educational Technology
Approaches in Early Childhood Education
Portfolio for Young Children
Children and Creativity
Managing Child Behaviour

Semester 5

Technology for Early Childhood Education
Children's Space Design
Minor 1
Minor 2

Semester 6

Assessment in Education
Learning Environment for Young Children
Entrepreneurship in Early Childhood Education
Minor 3
Minor 4

Year 3
Semester 7

Statistics for Social Sciences
Language and Literacy for Young Children
Minor 5
Minor 6
Minor 7

Semester 8

Research Methods for Social Sciences
Children's Toy and Play
Minor 8

Semester 9

Teaching Practicum I (Taman Asuhan Kanak-kanak)
Teaching Practicum II (Preschool/ Tadika)
Project Paper in Early Childhood Education


Area of Specialisation (List of Major Courses)


Child Centre Management
  • Child Nutrition
  • Entrepreneurship For Young Children In Food Industry
  • Cooking For Young Children
  • Food Production and Services
  • Management of Food Service Operations
  • Handling Food For Young Children
  • Health and Safety Management
  • Child Care Centre Operations
Children's Performing Art
  • Art and Craft for Young Children
  • Puppetry in Early Childhood Education
  • Creative Drama in Early Childhood Education
  • Folklore and Modern Storytelling
  • Creative Writing for Young Children
  • Creative Movement for Young Children
  • Children's Media and Communication
  • Music for Young Children


Career Prospects

Graduates of the programme can become Educator, Trainer, Manager, Executive, Deputy Principal, Principal, Consultant, Counselor, Guidance Officer, Teacher, Students Advisor.



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