Awarding Institute: 
Overview: 

MOHE Approval Number : N/143/4/0077 (02 May 2017)
MQA Accreditation Code : MQA/FA4282
Intakes : Jan, May, Sept
Duration : 3-6 Years

The programme is aimed at preparing learners to meet the demands and challenges of the teaching profession at nursery and pre-school levels for both public and private centres. It is structured to enable graduates to acquire competencies in identifying the teaching and learning approaches for young children, and to be reflectively and professionally engaged in teaching-learning processes and experiences, curriculum planning, and aspects of management.

Adult learners study mostly online and only need to attend intensive revisions at their nearest authorized SEGi location once a month via our Blended Learning Approach specially customized to your needs. Study at your own pace and from anywhere, anytime, maintaining your work-life balance. Obtain a full SEGi University qualification similar to those who study full time. You will also get to meet and network with childcare providers and teachers to share experience and establish contacts.

Programme Structure: 

These are some of the subjects* that you will explore during your years of study. The subjects will give you the breadth and depth to graduate with a full understanding of PACE – Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education: Early Learning & Environments     
  • Development of Young Children          
  • Pengajian Malaysia/ Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition          
  • General Language Training           
  • Physical Education for Young Children         
  • Play and Learning           
  • Academic English            
  • Observation and Assessment of Young Children        
  • Creativity for Young Children          
  • Special Educational Needs and Learning Disabilities        
  • Science & Technology for Young Children        
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A/ Presentation Skills
  • An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of the Montessori Method of Education 
  • Mathematics for Young Children          
  • Planning and Organizing early Childhood Care and Educational Settings     
  • Early Childhood Curriculum Approaches          
  • Islamic Studies / Moral Studies
  • Pengurusan Ko-Kurikulum            
  • Classroom and Behaviour Management          
  • Practicum 1            
  • Language and Literacy for Young Children  
  • Social Studies for Young Children         
  • Partnering with Families & Community       
  • Management of Early Childhood Settings  
  • Becoming an Early Childhood Professional         
  • Practicum 2    

* All subjects are subject to change.

Entry Requirements: 

​i) A pass in SPM with a minimum of 3 credits in any subject or its equivalent; 
OR 
ii) A pass in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.0) in any subject or its equivalent;
OR
iii) A pass in Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with a minimum grade of Maqbul;
OR
iv) A pass in SKM Level 3 in Early Child Care/Preschool and pass SPM with a minimum of 1 credit in any subject;
OR
v) A Certificate in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or its equivalent;
OR
vi) A Certificate in any field or its equivalent.

For international students, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 500 OR International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.0 OR its equivalent.

Career Opportunities: 

Here are just some of the careers you can embark on once you graduate from SEGi University’s PACE – Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

  • Early years teacher
  • Family support worker
  • Health play specialist
  • Learning mentor
  • Youth worker
  • Social worker
  • Teaching assistant