Bachelor of Early Childhood Education with Honours

(R2/141/6/0049 (A10993) 10/25)

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education with Honours (BECHE) degree is designed to meet the needs of persons interested in pursuing careers in early childhood education who are currently employed in preschools, public schools, child care centres or other childhood care facilities.

It is also aimed to develop the specialist skills and knowledge gained through the completion of Diploma in Early Childhood Education (DECE). This is in line with the organisation’s mission to widen access to quality education as well as to provide lifelong learning opportunities by adopting an engaging learning environment at competitive and affordable cost.

*This programme is not available for International intake

Dr. Loo Fung Lan
Programme Director

Tel (Office) :
603 78012181

Email :
loofunglan@oum.edu.my

Malaysian Learner Fees
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Sem 1 RM 1,854 RM 1,854 RM 1,854 RM 1,854 RM 2,472
Sem 2 RM 1,854 RM 1,854 RM 1,854 RM 1,854
Sem 3 RM 1,854 RM 1,854 RM 1,854 RM 1,854
Total RM 24,720

* Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.

* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.

Discount for the Physically Challenged Learners (OKU) and Senior Citizens

The University offers 50% discount for:
1. Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
2. Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.
The discounts are not valid for second time registration and repeating of subjects.
Learners who receive this discount are not entitled to other discounts and promotions.

Note
Processing fee: RM30

Financial options: Payment Mode:
EPF (Account 2); or JomPAY
Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or Internet Banking
HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or Debit/Credit Card.
International Learner Fees
*This programme is not available for International intake

* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.
**LATEST UPDATE: 30 August 2022

Normal Entry

i. Pass STPM or its equivalent, with minimum Grade C (GP 2.00) in 2 subjects; or
ii. Pass STAM with minimum grade of Jayyid; or
iii. Pass Diploma in Early Childhood (ECE) (MQF Level 4) or its equivalent; or
iv. Pass Diploma (MQF Level 4) or equivalent; or
v. Pass Matriculation/Foundation/Asasi or its equivalent; or
vi. Pass UEC with minimum Grade B in 5 subjects; or
vii. Other recognised equivalent qualifications.

English competency requirement for international students: Minimum IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL 500 or or equivalent.

OR

APEL.A entry

  • Possess an APEL.A certificate from MQA for admission into Bachelor programmes;

OR

  • Malaysian; and
  • 21 years old and above in the year of application; and
  • Possess relevant previous working experience/learning; and
  • Pass APEL.A assessment by OUM for Bachelor programmes.
Program Educational Objectives (PEO)
This programme aims to produce graduates that are:

PEO 1: To produce early childhood educators who have broad knowledge and are technically competent with good digital and numeracy skills in providing early childhood care and education services.

PEO 2: To produce early childhood educators who have caring personality, capable of inspiring positive attitude and entrepreneurial mind set in providing early childhood care and educational services.

PEO 3: To produce early childhood educators who can lead engagements with families and communities through good communication and interpersonal skills in ensuring the wellbeing of children..

PEO 4: To produce early childhood educators who uphold professional, ethical and sustainable practices in carrying out their duties in providing early childhood care and education at all settings.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)
Upon completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:

PLO MQF LO
PLO 1: Apply the broad body of knowledge in early childhood education. 1. Knowledge and Understanding
PLO 2: Demonstrate current and innovative teaching techniques and learning experiences for children. 3. Practical Skills
PLO 3: Design the practice of a safe, healthy and nurturing environment in early childhood settings. 2. Cognitive Skills
PLO 4: Analyse problems using a broad range of analytical and numerical tools in caring and educating young children. 7. Numeracy Skills
PLO 5: Demonstrate the use of a broad range of digital technology in strengthening early learning and early childhood education. 6. Digital Skills
PLO 6: Practise caring and positive attitudes in delivering early childhood care and education services. 9. Personal Skills
PLO 7: Demonstrate life-long learning skills with entrepreneurial mind-set in early childhood services. 9. Personal Skills
10. Entrepreneurial Skills
PLO 8: Demonstrate responsibility and accountability in engaging families and communities using good communication and interpersonal skills in delivering ECE services. 4. Interpersonal Skills
5. Communication Skills
PLO 9: Display leadership skills with a sense of autonomy in engaging with colleagues. 8. Leadership, Autonomy and Responsibility
PLO 10: Practise professionalism and ethics in providing early childhood care and education services. 11. Ethics and Professionalism

MPU Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia 1 3
Falsafah Dan Isu Semasa 2 2
Penghayatan Etika Dan Peradaban 2 2
Entrepreneurship 2/ Bahasa Kebangsaan A 3
Community Service 2

 

University Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Learning Skills for 21st Century 3
English for Written Communications 3
English for Oral Communications 3
English for Workplace Communications 3

 

Basic Compulsory Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Principles of Management 3
Thinking Skills & Problem Solving 3

 

Core Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
Language and Literacy For Early Childhood Education 3
Cognitive Development 3
Early Childhood Education Curriculum 3
Curriculum Development: The Malaysian Perspective 3
Managing Behaviour in Young Children 3
Mathematics in Early Childhood Education 3
Teaching English to Young Learners 3
Science in Early Childhood Education 3
Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran Bahasa Melayu Kanak-Kanak 3
Child Psychology 3
Learning Through Play in Early Childhood Education 3
Creativity in Early Childhood Education 3
The Effective Practitioner in ECE 3
Childhood Literature 2: Malaysian Folktales 3
Family and Community Relations in Early Childhood Education 3
Planning and Administering Early Childhood Programmes 3
Technology and ICT in Early Childhood Education 3
Safety Health and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education 3
Assessment in Early Childhood Education 3
Quality Physical Environment in Early Childhood Education 3
Social Skills and Moral Development of Young Children 3
Practicum I 6
Action Research in Early Childhood Education 3
Behaviour Management for Young Children 3
Practicum II 6

 

Elective Courses

Subject Name Credit Hour
A MUSIC EDUCATION
Music in the Classroom 3
Planning the Teaching of Music 3
Music Evaluation 3
B SPECIAL NEED EDUCATION
Characteristics & Development of Children with Special Needs 3
Living Skills for Special Education 1 3
Living Skills for Special Education 2 3
  1. What is BECHE?
    BECHE is an acronym for Bachelor in Early Childhood Educationand fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  2. Who are those eligible to register for BECHE?
    BECHE is designed for those who want to develop knowledge of the nature of the child development and their learning process. This programme will assist you in building successful in early childhood education career.
  3. What is BECHE entry requirement?
    Refer to the OUM portal.
    https://www.oum.edu.my/bachelor-of-early-childhood-education-with-honours/
  4. Why do I have to choose BECHE?
    It would definitely help you become a better teacher, caregivers, kindergarten operator and have a better understanding of child development.
  5. What will I learn from this programme?
    Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) is more than preparation for primary school. It aims at the holistic development of a child’s social, emotional, cognitive, language and physical needs in order to build a solid and broad foundation for lifelong learning and wellbeing.
  6. How long is the duration of the programme, and how many semesters in a year?
    4.5 years with 13 semesters. There are 3 semesters per year.
  7. When is BECHE intake?
    January or May or September intake.
  8. How much is BECHE fees?
    Refer to the OUM portal.
    https://www.oum.edu.my/bachelor-of-early-childhood-education-with-honours/
  9. How many BECHE credit hours?
    120 credit hours
  10. What about BECHE course assessment?
    Students need to do coursework (60%) and final examination (40%) with the exemption of practicum and research courses which is 100% by course work.
  11. How do the courses in BECHE conducted?
    It is a blended learning (face to face tutorials, eforum, e-tutorial learning support and self-managed learning).
  12. Will the classes be held during weekdays or weekend?
    All classes will be held during weekend.
  13. How do I access learning materials and submit my assignments?
    All learning materials and assignment questions can be downloaded from OUM MyINSPIRE system. You will be required to submit their assignment online through MyINSPIRE system.
  14. What is a practicum course?
    Is a period of time within the programme when students are required to be placed in registered TADIKA and registered TABIKA to experience the real working environment. The practicums encompass practical teaching skills needed for students to excel in early childhood industry.
  15. Who arrange students’ placement for practicum?
    Students need to identify their own schools or any teaching institutions.
  16. How many numbers of weeks that I am required to do my practicum at TABIKA and TADIKA?
    • 12 weeks in registered TABIKA
    • 12 weeks in registered TADIKA/preschool
  17. Do I have to appoint my teaching supervisor?
    No. OUM will appoint your supervisor.
  18. What are the job opportunities after I finished the programme?
    • Preschool teacher
    • Caregiver
    • Preschool and child care centre operator
    • Principal
    • Teachers’ trainer
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