Bachelor of Early Childhood Education [BEd(ECEd)], University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

Initiated in 1997, the programme is the first of its kind in Malaysia. This programme aims to equip graduates with the knowledge and professional training required for those pursuing a career in early childhood education.

The importance of early childhood education is emphasised by the programme’s comprehensive subjects, ranging from children’s physical development to their psychological and mental growth.

Career Opportunities

  • Children’s Books Author
  • Children’s Sports Development Organizer & Advisor
  • Early Education Advisor
  • Education Planner
  • Educational Games, Toys and Media Developer
  • Kindergarten (Pre-school) Administrator
  • Kindergarten (Pre-school) Educator

Course Modules

  • Ethnic Relationships
  • Islamic Civilization and Asian Civilization (TITAS) (Paper I)
  • Islamic Civilization and Asian Civilization (TITAS) (Paper II)
  • Information Skills
  • Thinking and Communication Skills
  • Basic Physical Education, Health and Co-curriculum
  • Basic Philosophy and Education in Early Childhood
  • Physical Skills Development in Children
  • Child Development
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Language and Language Art
  • Music
  • Educational Psychology for Children and Adolescents
  • Appraisal of Learning in Education
  • Observational Skills and Evaluation
  • Development and Play
  • Mathematics for Early Childhood
  • Principles of Behavior Management of Children
  • Principles of Instructional Technology
  • Basic Research in Education
  • Early Childhood Reading and Literature
  • Early Science for Young Children
  • Health and Safety
  • Early Childhood Sociological Studies
  • Program Planning and Instructional Strategy
  • Leadership and Early Childhood Management
  • Personal Leadership and Organisation
  • Sociology in Schooling
  • Childcare Practices in Malaysia
  • Islamic Childcare Practices

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University of Malaya Contact Details

Department of Education Foundation and Humanities
Faculty of Education
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,

Phone: +6(03)7967 5040
Fax: +6(03)7967 5148