There is much emphasis on providing quality care and education for children as society recognises the importance of investing in their well-being and development. The Master of Early Childhood Education Programme (MECED) provides the continuing professional development for early childhood educators and the extension in career pathways for those who aspire to take on key roles that will influence the advancement of the field.

Pitched to address current issues and challenges in the early childhood sector, this programme places emphases on pedagogical approaches, quality assessment and informed practices. It aims to develop early childhood practitioners, curriculum leaders, trainers, supervisors, and those who wish to pursue research in early childhood education.

Programme Structure

To graduate with the Master of Early Childhood Education, students are required to complete a total of 60 credit units (CUs) and obtain a minimum CGPA of 3.0.

The MECED programme offers three specialisation tracks, – Practitioner, Leadership and Research – providing our students the optimal professional pathways within the early childhood sector. Upon successful completion of the six core courses with a minimum CGPA of 3.0, students could then embark on one of the three specialisation tracks.

Core Modules

  • ECE501 Critical Approaches to Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  • ECE503 Contemporary Early Childhood Education Issues and Practice
  • ECE505 Comparative Approaches and Practices in Early Childhood Education
  • ECE507 Outdoor Learning for Children
  • ECE509 Valuing Diversity: Inclusive Early Childhood Care and Education
  • RSS501 Advanced Social Research Methods and Design


  • Leadership Specialisation
  • Practitioner Specialisation
  • Research Specialisation
Admission Requirements
  • A recognised degree and the ECDA accredited Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (DECCE-T).
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in the Early Childhood Education sector.

In the event of overwhelming demand and limited vacancy, priority will be given to eligible applicants who applied early. You are encouraged to submit your application early to avoid disappointment.

This programme is currently unable to take in international students, i.e., you must be a Singapore citizen, permanent resident or a resident in Singapore (e.g., Employment Pass holder) in order to apply for admission.

Dates & Fees

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Contact Details

Singapore University of Social Sciences
463 Clementi Road
Singapore 599494

Tel: +65 6248 9777