Specialist Diploma in Child Psychology

graduate diploma in education and child psychology

By: ASAS School

October 14, 2014

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Program Introduction

A child psychology program learns the mind, societal and emotional development of children. If you love working with kids, do consider a profession as a child psychologist who understands, prevents, diagnoses and treats developmental, cognitive, social and emotional issues of a child.

Potential Career Path in following industry: Assistant in Childcare Centers, Counselors in Pre School, Nursery, Child Psychologist, Childcare worker.

 

Eligibility

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum 16 years old
  • 2 GCE ’O’ Level passes (minimum Grade C6) in any subjects, (OR)
  • Nitec, Higher Nitec or equivalent, (OR)
  • WSQ Certificate (any framework), (OR)
  • Mature Students (minimum 30 years old with 8 years of working experience)

Language Requirements

  • Language proficiency:
    • GCE O Level English C6 and above
    • or minimum IELTS 5.5
    • or PTEA 45

For mature students, the language proficiency will be assessed by the school on a case-by-case basis

Course Commencement Dates

Please click here for the list of dates.

 

Structure and Duration

  • 8 Modules
  • Minimum 12 months, Part-time
  • 2 evenings per week, 6.45pm – 9.15pm
  • Full-time study is not available

 

Assessment Methods

The following types of direct assessment methods are used as evaluation tools for each module:

  • Assignments (60%)
  • Exam (40%)

Assignments may consist of Multiple choice, True/False, Short answer questions and written assignment such as essays, Case Studies, Critical Reviews and Research Papers.

The exam is held within 1 to 4 weeks after the last lesson.

 

Delivery Method

Classroom based.

 

Graduation Requirements

  • Achieve a minimum 24 credits and earn at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • Students will be conferred Specialist Diploma in Child Psychology upon completion, awarded by Arium School of Arts & Sciences.

 

Course Fees

Kindly refer to the Payment of Fees page

 

Teaching Staff & Student-Teacher ratio

For complete list and profile of our lecturers, please click here

Average Teacher-Student ratio is 1:49.

 

Testimonials

Siti Nazirah Bte Rusali Class of 2013
I’ve learnt more about how kids mind works and more knowledge in the modules I’ve taken. I find the counselling module very interesting. I like the classroom environment. I got the chance to learn and discuss with my classmates who has the same interest as me. The lecturers are all very knowledgeable and friendly. I choose ASAS because they have good feedbacks from students. They offered the course I wanted.

Program Subjects

Students must complete 1 core and 7 electives

ASAS does not offer all the subjects listed below each semester or each year. Certain subjects may be offered on an alternate-year basis or as determined by demand. Check with our consultants on the availability of the subjects: http://asasedu.com/contact-us/

 

Student Contract

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Core Electives (Choose minimum of 18 credits [6 modules] from below)

ID Subject Title Credit Hours
1. Freshman Composition 1 (Core) 3
2. General Psychology 3
3. Child Development. (Pre-requisite Developmental Psychology) 3
4. Counseling 3
5. Abnormal Child Psychology (Pre-requisite Abnormal Psychology) 3
6. Abnormal Psychology 3

 

Free Electives (Choose 2 module from below)

ID Subject Title Credit Hours
1. Write Reports 1.5
2. Present Information 1.5
3. Project A Positive and Professional Image 0.5
4. Provide Go-The-Extra-Miles Service 0.5
5. Respond To Service Challenges 0.5
6. Introduction to Sociology 3
7. Cognitive Psychology 3
8. Education Psychology 3
9. Psychology of Learning 3
10. Theories of Personality 3
11. Motivation 3
12. Forensic Psychology 3
13. Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
14. Health, Safety & Nutrition of Young Children 3
15. Child Play Therapy 3
16. Parenting : Parent-Child Relationship 3
17. Crime and Delinquency 3

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