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DIPLOMA IN
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - ODL

Faculty of Education Social & Science

Course detail 1

This program is offered to graduates of Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia and working adults especially educators and entrepreneur of care centres and kindergartens. This program is designed to meet the needs of the Ministry of Education which requires kindergarten and nursery teachers to have Diploma In Early Childhood Education effective from 2020.

According to UNESCO ECCE (Early Childhood Care and Education) Unit, early childhood is defined as the period from birth to 8 years old. A time of remarkable brain development, the foundation for subsequent learning lay in these years. A systematic review of international evidence suggests that the benefits of early childhood education come from the experience itself, of participation, and tany excess of more than 2.5 hours a day does not greatly add to the child development outcome especially if this means the young child is missing out on other experiences and family contact. Early Childhood Education Program is the latest course offered by Geomatika to cater to the growing needs of a better educator in early childhood development.

The program provides an excellent early childhood and classroom management skills for future teachers, as well as professional pedagogical and subject knowledge. Students who have successfully completed this program will be able to identify a suitable teaching and learning approaches for young children, attend to their needs, and to be reflectively and professionally engaged in teaching-learning processes and experiences, curriculum planning, aspects of management, and development of the profession.

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First Year


  • Introduction To Child Growth And Development
  • Introduction To Early Childhood Education
  • Children Social Development Behaviour
  • Children Learning And Play
  • Language Literacy In Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood Prinsiples And Practices
  • Infant Toddlers And Twos
  • Issues And Policies In Early Childhood
  • Creative Experience For Young Children

Second Year


  • Adult Child Relation
  • Child Health, Safety And Nutritions
  • Administration In Child Care Program
  • Spiritual And Moral Values For Early Childhood
  • Music And Movement Experience For Young Children
  • Teaching Mathematics And Science In Early Childhood
  • Exceptional Child Development
  • Infant Toddler Development And Care Giving
  • Project Based Approached
  • Curriculum Development For Early Childhood
  • Instructional Technology Development In Early Childhood
  • Childhood Through Observation

Third Year


  • Home And Family Partnership
  • Teaching Young Children In Diverse Society
  • Practicum / Final Year Report/ Project Paper

Local Admission


SPM SPMV
Pass SPM/SPMV with at least credits in Three (3) subjects; OR
O – Level
Pass O-level with at least grade C in Three (3) subjects; OR
STPM
Pass STPM or equivalent with at least grade C (NMGP 2.0) in One (1) subject; OR
STAM
Pass STAM rank Maqbul; OR
Certificates
Pass a Certificate (MQF Level 3) in a related field from a Higher Education Provider (PPT) recognized by the Malaysian government with at least a CGPA of 2.0; OR
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)
Pass the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least a B grade in Three (3) subjects; OR
SKM
Pass SKM Level 3 in Early Childhood Care / Pre-school and pass SPM with at least credit in One (1) subject; OR

Any equivalent qualification recognized by Malaysian Government

International Admission


The English Language Entry Requirement for International Student at University of GEOMATIKA Malaysia are as follows:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Band 5.0
TOEFL: Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Score 500

** For students who do not have the above English Qualification, they must undergo Geomatika’s English Program

Employment opportunities are available as per the following :


  • Educationist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Children’s Home Helper
  • Creative Writer
  • Children’s Events Organizer
  • Teacher
  • Promoter