Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) – Online

Master
4 Semesters / 1 Year 6 Months
Online
EPF Withdrawal Available
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RM 755.56per
month
RM 13,600.00 total tuition fee
Price listed above is applicable to local students only

Why this course

Pursuing a degree in Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) provides the students an opportunity to further specialise in child development and learning theory. This postgraduate degree is for trained teachers who possess a bachelor’s degree.

By pursuing this master’s degree, teachers will learn the best practice on innovating and delivering preschool curriculum while implementing the right classroom management strategy. Candidates of this programme will undergo an exciting journey of testing the theories learned, monitoring your preschool students’ learning development and include it to your research findings.

Students analyse and do qualitative research as part of the course, learning to determine the critical factors that affect the emotional, social and intellectual development of children in the early years.

Thinking of enrolling for an online master’s degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE)? Here are some of the reasons why UNITAR’s Early Childhood Education master’s course is top tier in Malaysia:

> Well-Structured and Value-Embedded Curriculum 

At UNITAR, this programme offers advanced modules for our master’s students to advance their knowledge, understanding and professional practice through engagement with current research as well as the method and practice of teaching in Early Childhood Education.

The Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) curriculum has 5 core distinct knowledge areas that every preschool teacher should be equipped with: 

(a) Child Development

Child development involves the biological, psychological and emotional changes that occur in human beings.

(b) Curriculum and Learning Environment

Behaviour implications that aid in the understanding of developing curriculum and teaching methods.

(c) Administration and Management

Administering and managing Early Childhood Education programmes based on preschool education policies set by the Ministry of Education (MOE).

(d) Families and the Community

Invovlving parents and the wider community in instilling good Early Childhood Education such as roles and responsibilities in the minds and character of younger children at home and in public spaces. 

(e) Professional Development

Learning and support activities designed for improvement of Early Childhood Education.

 

> Taught by Lecturers With Relevant Experience 

The best mentors are those who have been in the industry themselves. Teachers will be taught by our academic staff who have comprehensive industrial and academic experience to deliver relevant, up-to-date curriculum for present-day education challenges among teachers, parents and children.  

Teachers will be undergoing analytical and qualitative research as part of the Early Childhood Education online master’s course. They will be learning how to determine the critical factors that affect the emotional, social and intellectual development of children in the early years.

 

> Flexible Learning Environment

UNITAR’s Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) is an online course to accommodate busy work schedules. Candidates can also opt for either full-time or part-time study. 

 

> Awarded QS 5-Star Rating for Online Learning 

As Southeast Asia’s first university to receive a QS 5-star rating for online education, you can be assured of quality remote learning through our Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) online programme. Work commitment can be time and energy consuming, which our working students will enjoy the convenience of studying outside campus. 

 

> Apply via APEL for Entry Admission

Having an ECE master’s degree will qualify you for advanced professional opportunities. Beyond classroom teaching, you can step into leadership or consulting roles. Take advantage of your prior learning experiences to gain admission via APEL, with a further opportunity to reduce your study duration and costs! 

Accelerate your future in preschool education today with UNITAR’s Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) – Online!

Price listed above is applicable to local students only
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Course information

Programme Entry Requirements

You must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for entry to the UNITAR Master’s Programme:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree Education in Early Childhood (Hons) with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 as accepted by the UNITAR Senate; OR
  • A Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in relevant field with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 as accepted by the UNITAR Senate AND must have three (3) years working experience in Early Childhood field; OR
  • A Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 as accepted by University’s Senate AND Diploma in Early Childhood Education / must have four (4) years working experience in Early Childhood fields; OR
  • A Bachelor’s Degree not meeting CGPA of 2.50 or its equivalent, as accepted by UNITAR Senate can be accepted subject to five (5) years working experience in Early Childhood fields and rigorous internal assessment; OR

Candidates without a qualification in the related fields or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the HEP and meet the minimum CGPA based on (i) to (v).

Language Requirements

International Students
  • Minimum score of 6.0 for IELTS; OR
  • Minimum score of 60 for TOEFL; OR
  • Its equivalent.

Programme Core Modules

  • Educational Research Methodology
  • Project Paper

Early Childhood Education

  • Modification of Learning Materials for Young Children
  • Young Children Assessment
  • Policies and Programmes in Early Childhood Education
  • Theories and Practices in Early Childhood Education
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Family and Community Relation Childhood Education
  • Analyses and Design of Curriculum for Young Children

Electives Courses

  • Online Facilitation and Storytelling OR
  • Innovations in Educational Change OR
  • Psychology of Learning and Instructions OR
  • Philosophical Ideas in Education
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Childcare Centre Director
  • Preschool Operator
  • ECE Consultant
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Curriculum Developer for ECE
  • Researcher

The Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO) of this programme is to prepare graduates who are able to:

  1. Child development involves the biological, psychological, and emotional changes that occur in human beings.
  2. Behaviour implications that aid in the understanding of developing curriculum and teaching methods.
  3. Administering and Managing Early Childhood Education programme based on Policies.
  4. Roles and responsibilities in the early childhood education process.
  5. Learning and support activities designed for improvement of Early Childhood Education.

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