Course Details

Early Childhood Education is the study of young children from birth to eight years old – how they develop physically, how they learn successfully or fail, the adoption of appropriate strategies that would assist them to reach their potential, and how they develop holistically. It is best done through an academic and professional ECE program.

Young and developing children require educators who are able to provide appropriate care and education for them. The significance of having qualified and trained ECE educators is now accepted by young parents, policy makers and society at large. It is therefore timely that those who care for and teach the young, and those who aspire to be ECE professionals, can now pursue the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Hons) at HELP University.

Essential Features of the HELP Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Hons)
  • 3-year program leading to the degree BECE (Hons)
  • Approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency
  • Trains excellent graduate-educators and care-providers of young children with a commitment to lifelong learning and a high sense of professionalism
  • Versatility as a childcare-provider and kindergarten teacher or an entrepreneur operating childcare centres, playhouses, nurseries, kindergartens and learning or tuition centres
  • Delivered by highly qualified and experienced Teaching Team with a strong knowledge base
  • Mastery of the right pedagogy and integrative methodology
  • Engages the expertise of psychology lecturers at HELP’s Faculty of Behavioural Sciences to give an edge to the study of child psychology
  • Entrepreneurial skills for starting your own ECE school or enterprise
  • Clear pathways for postgraduate study and career advancement
  • Convenient admission for STPM, Diploma, SM3, UEC, ECE Certificate with SPM.
  • Credit transfer or subject exemption based on MQA guidelines
Year 1
  • BECE101/1     Child Development 1 (The Growing Developing Child)
  • BECE102/1     Early Childhood Education and Curriculum 1 (Play and Learning Experiences)
  • BECE106/1     Observation and Assessment I (The Nursery Program)
  • MPU1 MPU3123        Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS)
  • MPU2 MPU3113        Hubungan Etnik
  • BECE207/1     Young Children’s Literature
  • BECE205/1     Young Children ‘s Visual Arts Program: Art and Craft
  • MPU3 MPU 2             1 elective from 3 courses
  • MPU3213        Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • MPU3223        Leadership and Life Skills
  • MPU3233        Leadership in Business
  • BECE105/1     Development of Education
  • MPU4 MPU 3             1 elective from 4 courses
  • MPU3313        Comparative Ethics for Malaysia
  • MPU3323        Malaysian Constitution
  • MPU3333        Malaysian Digital Transformation
  • MPU3343        Career Pathways in the Field of Behavioural Sciences in Malaysia
  • BECE103        Sociology of Education
  • BECE208        Health, Safety and Nutrition for Young Children
  • BECE206        Music and Movement in Early Childhood
  • MPU5 MPU4 1 elective from 3 courses
  • MPU3412        Co-curriculum – Sport 2
  • MPU3422        Co-curriculum – Community Service
  • MPU3432        Co-curriculum – Event Management 2
Year 2
  • BECE206/1     Teaching Young Children English
  • BECE210/1     Managing Young Children’s Behaviours
  • BECE308/1     Practicum 1: Nursery Experience

The 8 Weeks ECCE Experience (2 weeks: 1 credit hour)

  • BECE101/2     Child Development II (Learning Experiences and Development)
  • BECE102/2     Early Childhood Education and Curriculum II (Purpose Play and Preschool Programs)
  • BECE106/2     Observation and Assessment II (The Kindergarten Program)
  • BECE202/1     Mathematics in Early Childhood
  • BECE203/1     Science and Technology in Early Childhood
  • BECE204/1     Social and Environment Studies in Early Childhood
  • BECE213/1     Teaching Young Children Bahasa Malaysia
  • BECE215/1     Physical and Health Education in Early Childhood
    1 elective from 2 courses
  • BECE214/1     Teaching Young Children Chinese
  • BECE211/1     Introduction to Special Education
  • BECE311/1     Introduction to Learning Disabilities
Year 3
  • BECE309/1     Practicum II: Kindergarten Practice
    The 8 Weeks ECE Experience (2 weeks: 1 credit hour)
  • BECE313/1     Independent Inquiry
  • BECE303/1     Issues of Early Childhood Education (Ethics and Professionalism, Accessibility and Quality)
    1 elective from 3 courses
  • BECE211/1     Introduction to Special Education
  • BECE311/1     Introduction to Learning Disabilities
  • BECE310/1     Introduction to Play Therapy
  • BECE301/1     Education of the Gifted and Talented
  • BECE302/1     Management of Early Childhood Programs
  • BECE306/1     Parenting Young Children
    1 elective from 2 courses
  • BECE304/1     School-Community Relationships
  • BECE307/1     Globalism and Multiculturalism for Children
  • BECE312/1     ECCE Entrepreneurship
  • BECE216/1     Children’s Theatre

One of the following:

  • HELP Diploma in Business/Information Technology/ Foundation in Arts or Foundation in Science
  • STPM/A-Level passes in 2 subjects or with a CGPA of 2.00
  • Senior Middle Three (SM3) or UEC with a minimum grade B in 5 subjects
  • 5 CPU (Canadian Pre-University) passes with a minimum average of 50%
  • SAM (South Australian Matriculation)/TEE (Tertiary Entrance Education) with a university aggregate of 50%
  • Equivalent Diploma, Foundation or Matriculation qualification
  • Minimum of 24 scores in the International Baccalaureate
  • Victorian Certificate of Education with a minimum average of 50%
  • Other equivalent qualification approved/accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency, eg ECE Diploma

And any one of the following:

  • SPM or SPMV with a minimum of 3 credits (including English or its equivalent) and a pass in Bahasa Malaysia at SPM level
  • GCE O-Levels with 3 credits (including English)
  • Other equivalent qualification approved/accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Credit Transfer/Subject Exemption

Counselling will be given for credit transfer or subject exemption based on MQA guidelines.

Intake Date:

January, May, August/September

Malaysian
International