Master of Early Childhood Education
Offered by: Open University Malaysia (OUM)
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|Exam Body||Internal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia|
|Course Duration||1 Yr 8 Mths|
|Part Time/Full Time||Part-Time, Distance Learning ODL|
|Faculty||Cluster Education & Social Sciences|
|Conducted entirely in Malaysia||Yes|
|Level of Study||Masters Degree Level|
|Field of Study||Education (Teacher Training & Education Sciences)|
|Mode of Study||Coursework & Master Project|
Open University Malaysia (OUM) distinguishes itself by offering a unique package of Master of Early Childhood Education (MECHE) that ensures the candidates a competitive advantage, which will pave the way to a successful career.
The curriculum, specially designed is in line with the Malaysian Qualifications Agency’s Programme Standards: Early Childhood Education which is to equip graduates with knowledge and competencies for them to be able to:
Programme offered cover all the five (5) groups of core areas of knowledge needed by every childhood professionals or educators. They are Child Development, Curriculum and Learning Environment, Administration and Management, Families and the Community, and Professional Development. The Master of Early Childhood Education is especially suited for preschool teachers, principals and operators, teachers, school principals, college lecturers and other education personnel, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) personnel involve with young children, journalist, writers/authors of young children books, social workers handling young children, instructors and organisers of young children programmes who wish to equip themselves with up-to-date knowledge and specialised skills for continuous personal improvement as well as career enhancement in their professions.
This is a two (2) years or six (6) semester Master’s Degree by Coursework programme. Candidates will be exposed to 11 Core Modules which cover all the five (5) Core Area of Knowledge included courses in theory and research methodology as proposed in the Programme Standards: Early Childhood Education by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (2014). Candidates can only register for a maximum of three (3) courses per semester. At the end of the programme candidates are required to conduct a research project and produce a project report of not exceed 15,000 words.
* For May and September Semester 2015, programme is only offered in Kuala Lumpur.
Bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent as accepted by Senate; OR
More than 30 years of age on 1 January in the year of application; AND
All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.