SIM University (UniSIM) will open up 50 places for a new degree course in early childhood education and management in January, becoming the first university here to do so.
The programme will cover areas such as early childhood curriculum design and pedagogy, human resource management, marketing, accounting and business planning. It will prepare its graduates for management positions in pre-schools.
The part-time course, which can be completed in between 3-1/2 and eight years, is offered in partnership with early childhood courses provider Regional Training and Resource Centre in Early Childhood Care and Education for Asia.
It is open to A-level holders and polytechnic graduates holding the Pre-school Qualification Accreditation Committee accredited diploma in pre-school teaching. Poly graduates with diplomas in early childhood education may also apply.
The course costs $24,000, but Singaporeans taking it up as a first degree can get subsidies of up to 40 per cent of the fees from the Education Ministry.
The Workforce Development Agency will provide scholarships for those interested in the course. More details will announced later.
Registration is open until Oct 15.
This article was first published in The Straits Times.