Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) – Online

Course overview

Qualification Master's Degree
Study mode Part-time, Online
Duration 1 year
Intakes January, May, September
Tuition (Local students) $ 5,515
Tuition (Foreign students) $ 8,269


Enrolling in a Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) degree offers educators a chance to specialize further in child development and learning theory. This postgraduate program caters to trained teachers with a bachelor’s degree.

By pursuing this master’s degree, educators will delve into best practices for innovating and delivering preschool curriculum while implementing effective classroom management strategies. Participants in this program will embark on an exciting journey of testing theories, monitoring preschool students' learning development, and incorporating findings into their research.

Students will engage in qualitative research as part of the curriculum, analyzing critical factors that influence the emotional, social, and intellectual development of children in their early years.

Considering an online master’s degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE)? Here's why UNITAR's Early Childhood Education master’s course stands out in Malaysia:

> Well-Structured and Value-Embedded Curriculum 

At UNITAR, our program offers advanced modules to enhance students' knowledge, understanding, and professional practice through engagement with current research and teaching methods in Early Childhood Education. The Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) curriculum covers five core knowledge areas essential for preschool teachers:

(a) Child Development
(b) Curriculum and Learning Environment
(c) Administration and Management
(d) Families and the Community
(e) Professional Development

> Taught by Experienced Lecturers

Our academic staff, with comprehensive industry and academic experience, deliver relevant, up-to-date curriculum tailored to address present-day education challenges faced by teachers, parents, and children.

> Flexible Learning Environment

UNITAR’s Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) is an online course designed to accommodate busy work schedules. Candidates can opt for either full-time or part-time study.

> Awarded QS 5-Star Rating for Online Learning 

As Southeast Asia’s first university to receive a QS 5-star rating for online education, UNITAR ensures quality remote learning through our Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) online program. Our working students appreciate the convenience of studying off-campus while managing work commitments.

> Apply via APEL for Entry Admission

Having a master’s degree in ECE qualifies educators for advanced professional opportunities beyond classroom teaching, including leadership or consulting roles. Take advantage of prior learning experiences to gain admission via APEL, potentially reducing study duration and costs.

Accelerate your future in preschool education today with UNITAR’s Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) – Online!





$ 5,515
Local students
$ 8,269
Foreign students

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Entry Requirements

Programme Entry Requirements

You must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for entry to the UNITAR Master’s Programme:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Education in Early Childhood (Hons) with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 as accepted by the UNITAR Senate; OR
  • A Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in relevant field with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 as accepted by the UNITAR Senate AND must have three (3) years working experience in Early Childhood field; OR ​
  • A Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 as accepted by University’s Senate AND Diploma in Early Childhood Education / must have four (4) years working experience in Early Childhood fields; OR ​
  • A Bachelor’s Degree not meeting CGPA of 2.50 or its equivalent, as accepted by UNITAR Senate can be accepted subject to five (5) years working experience in Early Childhood fields and rigorous internal assessment; OR

Candidates without a qualification in the related fields or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the HEP and meet the minimum CGPA based on (i) to (v).

Language Requirements

International Students
  • Minimum score of 6.0 for IELTS; OR
  • Minimum score of 60 for TOEFL; OR
  • Its equivalent.


Programme Core Modules

  • Educational Research Methodology
  • Project Paper

Early Childhood Education

  • Modification of Learning Materials for Young Children
  • Young Children Assessment
  • Policies and Programmes in Early Childhood Education
  • Theories and Practices in Early Childhood Education
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Family and Community Relation Childhood Education
  • Analyses and Design of Curriculum for Young Children

Electives Courses

  • Online Facilitation and Storytelling OR
  • Innovations in Educational Change OR
  • Psychology of Learning and Instructions OR
  • Philosophical Ideas in Education

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