Bachelor of Education Honours in Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Education Honours in Early Childhood Education

Eligibility Criteria

GCE (A/L) Minimum 3 passes in one sitting or equivalent


4 years


Full time

With the Early childhood education (ECE) degree, you will be a professional educator for preschoolers. You will learn how to develop children’s creative, physical, intellectual and social capabilities through a range of innovative strategies.

The curriculum is designed to develop children’s cognitive, social and motor skills and making the children kindergarten ready. By educating yourself on child development, psychology and social and cultural context of education, you will gain a solid understanding on holistic and play-based learning.

For whom:

  • Those who wish to pursue a rewarding career as a professional pre-school teacher
  • Current teachers who are seeking further qualifications
  • Those who wish to work independently starting their own nursery or a kindergarten
  • Those who seek opportunities to migrate or employment in foreign countries

Duration: 04 Years

Academic Progression

Master of Education (MEd)           Master of Philosophy (MPhil)            Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Key Features:

  • Professional experience through internships and teaching practicum opportunities at government/ semi-government and private schools
  • Competent teaching panel in Early Childhood Education/ education, comprising professors/senior lecturers from state universities
  • Extensive curriculum
  • Easy payment plans
  • On campus education facilities
  • Real campus life experience

 Entry Qualifications:

 At least three simple passes (S) at the G.C.E. A/L Examination (Sri Lanka) in any subject stream or an equivalent qualification obtained from a recognized  institution approved by the MOHE .

 Year-wise Curriculum

Year 1: (SLQF Level 3) – Core Modules

 Philosophical Perspectives on Early

  • Childhood Education & Care (DC) -1
  • Comparative Study on Early Childhood
  • Care and Education
  • ICT and Media Skills
  • Religion & Moral Education
  • Curriculum Studies – Practicums

Language Development in Early Childhood       Education

Science for Young Children

Literacy – Language Studies (English)

Development of Mathematical Skills in Early Years

  • Children’s Literature

Year 3: (SLQF Level 5) – Core Modules

  • School, Society and Family
  • Play in Early Childhood
  • Technology for Young Children
  • Mathematics for Pre-School Teachers
  • Counselling for Children
  • Education of Children with Special                                Educational Needs
  • Children’s Health, Nutrition and Safety

Elective Modules 

  • Graphic Design for Children
  • Education for Sustainable Living
  • Computer Technology for Learning and Teaching
  • Music and Movement for Children

Career Opportunities 

  • Pre-school Teacher
  • Kindergarten & Elementary School Teacher
  • Childcare Center Director
  • Special Education Teacher

Administrative positions in early childhood and primary education sectors (Sectional head, Vice Principal, Principal, and the jobs in Education Administrative service), curriculum developers In-service Advisors at ECE and Primary Level

Other Degree Programmes 

  • BEd Hons in Early Childhood Education
  • BEd Hons in Teaching English as a Second Language
  • BSc Hons in Counselling Phychology & Phycho-social Support