Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)(Hons)

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) programme is designed for those who want a comprehensive teaching degree that will assist them in building successful career in the early childhood education sector; and most importantly for those with a passion for teaching.

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Accredited programme by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), Ministry of Higher Education.


Normal Entry

Malaysian Students:

  • Diploma approved by MQA (Malaysian Qualifications Agency) or other qualifications recognised by the AeU Senate OR
  • A minimum of two (2) Principals in STPM or equivalent qualifications (eg. A-Level)

International Students:

  • A recognised university entrance qualification such as ‘A’ level /University Foundation/Matriculation/Diploma or equivalent
  • English skills equivalent to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 5.5 or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 550 or AeU English Placement test.

Alternative Entry

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) Entry Requirements:

  • 21 years of age as of 1st January in the year of application;
  • Possess relevant work experience; and
  • Passed an APEL assessment

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Modes of Study Part Time
Open and Distance Learning
Duration 4 years and 4 months,13 Semesters 
Assessment Coursework 60%
Final Exam 40%
MQA Accreditation PA1280
Approval code from MOHE and MQA JPT/BPP(N/143/6/0031)(MQA/PA1280) 05/17


The programme is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of practicing early childhood educators with knowledge about the cognitive, emotional, social and moral development of children from birth until 8 years of age. Based on this knowledge, the programme examines the different methods, strategies and techniques of enhancing the multiple intelligences of children; namely:

  • verbal and linguistic intelligence
  • quantitative and mathematical intelligence
  • musical intelligence
  • physical & kinesthetic intelligence
  • scientfic intelligence

The programme structure also seeks to examine the needs of children with special needs and the gifted. Included is how educators should establish relationship with parents and the community; and the management of child development centres.



  • Philosophy of Education
  • Developing the Curriculum
  • Enhancing Teacher Professionalism
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Instructional Technology & Learning Resources
  • Evaluation & Testing in the Classroom
  • Educational Psychology
  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Counselling in Schools
  • Pedagogical Models & Strategies
  • Schools & Society
  • Child Growth & Development
  • Research in the Classroom I
  • Research in the Classroom II
  • Practicum


  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education
  • Language and Literacy of Young Children
  • Science for Young Children
  • Mathematics for Young Learners
  • Technology for Young Learners
  • Emotional and Social Development of Children
  • Children with Learning Disabilities
  • Music, Movement and Play
  • Evaluation and Observation of Young Learners
  • Humanities for Young Learner
  • Creative Arts for Children
  • Management and Quality of Early Childhood Centers
  • Home-School Partnership


Moral Education:

  • Introduction to Moral Education
  • Teaching Methods and Strategies in Moral Education
  • Assessment in Moral Education
  • Issues and Trends in Moral Education


Applicable to Malaysian Students Only

  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia
  • Hubungan Etnik
  • Academic Writing
  • Comparative Ethics
  • Social Responsibility Project

Applicable to International Students Only

  • Ethnic Relations, Islamic & Asia Civilization
  • Academic Writing
  • Comparative Ethics
  • Social Responsibility Project


For Malaysian and International students:

  • Merit Scholarship available for top-performing students
  • 10% discount on tuition fee available through student loyalty scheme

For Malaysian students only:

  • 10% discount on tuition fee for full payment of semester fees
  • 50% discount on tuition fee for senior citizens who are 55 years of age & above
  • 75% discount on tuition fee for the disabled
  • EPF withdrawal assistance
  • PTPTN loan assistance
  • RM7,000 personal income tax relief

Terms and conditions apply


Last updated: 30/01/2018