Promising career path in early education

MSU College's Diploma in Early Childhood Education is designed for those who are passionate about teaching toddlers.

EARLY childhood education plays an essential part in the holistic development of children. With effective exposure and proper guidance, a child may develop to his or her fullest potential and have a promising future. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), early childhood care and education is more than just preparation for primary school.

It aims at the holistic and continuous development of a child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs to build a solid and broad foundation for lifelong learning and well-being. It can also nurture caring, capable and responsible future citizens.

Unesco’s approach is reinforced in the Education 2030 agenda and in particular, target 4.2 of Sustainable Development Goal 4 which aims to “by 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.”

Supporting the agenda, the Diploma in Early Childhood Education offered at MSU College under School of Hospitality, Education and Business Studies (SHB) is specifically designed for those who are passionate about teaching toddlers and ensuring they are equipped with the intellectual building blocks necessary for future success.

With at least three credits in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia or recognised certificates, students can expect a conducive learning environment guided by high-calibre lecturers with years of experience in the field.

The programme provides quality education in children’s early development, producing future educators capable of effective interaction, engagement, and management of children.

Emphasis is given on teaching and learning theories, pedagogical skills, curriculum content, children development and psychology, child-learning assessment, preschool centre management, safety and nutrition aspects of children, as well as children’s spiritual and moral development.In line with MSU College’s aspiration to produce balanced, holistic and well-rounded graduates, Graduate Employability Skills (GEmS) and Personal Enrichment Competency (PEC) programme are also embedded into students’ learning experience to further enhance their soft skills and to ensure they are competent in the job market.

Upon completing the diploma, graduates may continue to pursue a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education or other related programmes at Management and Science University (MSU) through its School of Education and Social Sciences with the options for credit transfer.

MSU College is also an MSU APEL Centre for potential candidates to take the APEL Aptitude Test as the non-conventional pre-qualification for entry into higher studies, in which MSU currently offers APEL A and APEL C at T-3 (certificate), T-4 (diploma), T-6 (bachelor’s degree), and T-7 (master’s degree) levels.

■ For more information on programmes offered, call the varsity’s team at 03-5521 6868 or email or visit

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