Early Childhood Education

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If working with young children sounds interesting, a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education might be perfect for you! Nursery schools and kindergartens need teachers who believe it is a noble profession to help young children improve their development and academic achievements

Pathway
Early childhood education degree programmes prepare you to teach children from birth to the age of six because you will understand how children develop and what their education needs are at each stage of their lives. Most importantly, you will learn how to teach the fundamentals of math, reading and science to children.
Subject Focus

SPM :

  • English
  • Bahasa Malaysia

University Level :

  • Introduction to early childhood education
  • Introduction to child development
  • The holistic early childhood curriculum
  • Communication, language, and literacy in the early years
  • Safety, health and wellbeing
  • Communication, language, and literacy in the early years
  • Maths and Science for the early years
  • Montessori Theory and Practice
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Early Childhood Pedagogy
Personality Type

These personality type codes serve ONLY as a guideline and can be taken with a pinch of salt. Always consult with your school counsellor or ask our experts for further guidance!

Myers-Briggs: ISTJ, ESTJ, INTP, ENTJ

These types all share the Thinking preference (T), or a preference for objective decision making as opposed to taking into account personal values in making decisions.

Find your Myers-Briggs personality type here.

Holland Vocational Code: SAI (Social, Artistic, Investigative)

Find where you belong in the RIASEC model here.

Career Info

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

  • Teaching
  • Ownership or management of a childcare or nursery
  • Educational product research and development
  • Pre-school management consultancy
  • Employment within international schools

You also have the opportunity to become Pre School Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher, Entrepreneur in Kindergarten Institution, Educational Assistant Director, Educator, Lecturer, Human Resources Officer ( Civil Service Department).

Salary
Entry Level: RM 1,500 to RM 2,500
Professional: RM 3,500 to RM 5,500
Job Demand

Since roughly 93% of early childhood teachers and childcare providers in Malaysia are SPM holders, Early Child Care and Education (ECCE) training is being provided to prepare them meet the growing needs of young children.Moreover, pre-service training is given to new teachers to raise the quality and level of professionalism in ECCE.

Job opportunities for early childhood teachers will be aplenty. The Ministry of Education (MoE) is increasing pre-school enrolment from 67% in 2009 to 87% this year. This will gradually increase to 92% in 2015 and 97% by 2020. With plenty pre-schoolers, more pre-schools will need teachers with at least degree level qualifications.

Useful Links to Organizations

School Malaysia
Malaysia Association Professional Early Childhood Educators
Ministry of Education

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