Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Awarding Institution
SEGi University &
University of St Mark & St John (Marjon), UK
2 ½ years
Intake Dates
Refer to SEGi campus
SEGi University Kota Damansara
SEGi College Subang Jaya
SEGi College Kuala Lumpur
SEGi College Penang
SEGi College Sarawak

The Diploma programme is aimed at preparing learners to meet the demands and challenges of the teaching profession at nursery and pre-school levels for both public and private centres. It is structured to enable graduates to acquire competencies in identifying the teaching and learning approaches for young children, and to be reflectively and professionally engaged in teaching-learning processes and experiences, curriculum planning and aspects of management.

Career Opportunities

As graduates, you may look forward to a fulfiling career in the following early childhood-related fields:

Teaching, ownership or management of a childcare or nursery, Pre-school

management consultancy, Employment within international schools.

Entry Requirements
  • SPM / O-Level / SM2; or
  • Malaysian Independent Chinese Secondary School UEC Certificate; or
  • Equivalent qualification (3 credits) Special entry requirements from 2014 to 2018:
  • SPM (or equivalent): 2 credits and 3 years work experience in Early Childhood Care and Education; or
  • SPM (or equivalent): 1 credit and 5 years work experience in Early Childhood Care and Education

For International Students:

Pass in the following English Language examination:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - score at least 500
  • International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) - overall band score of at least 5.0 or
  • Any other equivalent English Language examination
Programmes Modules
Core subjects MPU
  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education: Early Learning & Environments
  • Development of Young Children
  • Observation and Assessment of Young Children
  • Play and Learning
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • Physical Education for Young Children
  • Special Educational Needs and Learning Disabilities
  • An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of the Montessori Method of Education
  • General Language Training
  • Academic English
  • Mathematics for Young Children
  • Planning and Organising Early Childhood Care and Educational Settings
  • Early Childhood Curriculum Approaches
  • Classroom and Behaviour Management
  • Practicum 1 (Childcare Centre)
  • Social Studies for Young Children
  • Language and Literacy for Young Children
  • Management of Early Childhood Settings
  • B ecoming an Early Childhood Professional
  • Creativity for Young Children
  • Science and Technology for Young Children
  • Partnering with Families and Community
  • Practicum 1 (Kindergarten/Preschool)

Local Students

  • Malaysian Studies 2
  • Decision-Making Skills or
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Islamic Studies or Moral Studies
  • Co-curriculum Management

International Students

  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Decision-Making Skills
  • Islamic Studies or Moral Studies
  • Co-curriculum Management

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