Diploma in Early Childhood Education – ODL

Course ID
SEGi University
Level of Study

SEGi University’s Diploma in Early Childhood Education, delivered through Open Distance Learning (ODL), prepares educators for the dynamic sectors of childcare and preschool education. This comprehensive program is distinct in its flexible, innovative blended learning model designed to accommodate the unique needs of adult learners. Students can progress at their own pace and from their chosen locations, with the added advantage of earning a full SEGi University qualification. The focus on flexibility not only allows for effective time management but also encourages networking and the sharing of experiences, enriching the learning journey.

The program imparts essential practical skills and deep knowledge, preparing educators to navigate the challenges of modern teaching. Emphasizing contemporary teaching methodologies and classroom management, it ensures graduates are equipped for the demands of early childhood education. The curriculum is enhanced by industry practitioners, who bring valuable real-world perspectives to the learning experience.

SEGi’s’Industry into Classroom’ initiative further extends learning beyond theory, by involving students in actual industry projects, supported by academic and industry professionals. This hands-on approach guarantees a well-rounded and authentic educational journey.With a vibrant and diverse student community representing over 90 nationalities, SEGi University offers a rich, multicultural learning environment.

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Entry requirements

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

Remarks : Each candidate will be accessed individually.

Programme structure and modules

Programme subjects

Foundations of Early Childhood Education: Early Learning & Environments
Development of Young Children
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
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
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

Mata Pelajaran Umum (MPU)

Pengajian Malaysia/ Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
Bahasa Kebangsaan A/ Presentation Skills
Islamic Studies / Moral Studies
Pengurusan Ko-Kurikulum

Note : Programme structure and modules are subject to change from time to time.

Career oppurtunities

As graduates, you may look forward to a fulfilling career in the following early childhood-related fields such as teaching, ownership or management of a childcare or nursery, pre-school management consultancy, employment within international schools.


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Intakes & Orientation Dates

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