Diploma in Special Education (Early Years)


Programme Module

The need for special education teachers in preschool is expected to grow up to 9 percent before 2024*. Our Diploma in Special Education (Early Years) is designed to mold educators for young children with special needs.






Programme Structure

Understanding Young Children & Special Needs Children

  • Philosophy and Early Childhood Special Education in Malaysia and in the West
  • Knowing How Young Children Grow and Learn
  • Understanding Young Children With Special Needs
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Observing, Assessing & Evaluating Children with Special Needs
  • Safety, Health, Nutrition & Hygiene

Educating Special Needs Children

  • Educating Children with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Educating Children with Autism
  • Educating Children with Intellectual Development Disorder
  • Educating Children with Communication Disorder
  • Educating Children with Physical, Visual and Hearing Impairment
  • Educating Children with ADHD
  • Educating Children who are Gifted and Talented

Personal & Professional Development

  • Inclusive Education
  • Curriculum and Evaluation for Children with Special Needs
  • Program Planning and Strategic Teaching in Regular and Special Education
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Practicum

Compulsory MPU Modules (Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum)

  • Pengajian Malaysia 2
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A* or English for Reading and Writing**
  • Effective Management and Leadership
  • Community Service

Family and Community

  • Family and Community 1
  • Family and Community 2


Entry Requirements

  • 3 Credits in SPM or equivalent

Study Mode

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends

Financial Options

  • PTPTN Loan
  • EPF Withdrawal
  • Installment Payment

Career Path

This Diploma programme can assist you in the following careers:

  • Behavioral Specialist
  • Counselor
  • Child Psychologist
  • Child Life & Care Specialist
  • Early Interventionist
  • Experiential Coach
  • Guidance Specialist
  • Psychometrist
  • Researcher
  • Special Needs Educator
  • Personal Learning Guide
  • Therapist

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