The academic admission requirements to the full-time programme are: (a) at least three passes in H2 content subjects; or (b) a local polytechnic diploma, or an international baccalaureate diploma or a diploma from NUS High School; or (c) an equivalent of (a) or (b). Applicants with (c) have to submit either SAT or ACT scores. There will be additional admission criteria to select students who are aligned to the educational philosophy of our full-time programmes. This will be done through interviews and selection tests.
Applicants who have taken IELTS should submit their IELTS result as part of their application. The IELTS result is valid for a period of two years. For each July intake of the full-time programmes, all IELTS results should be submitted to SUSS by 31st May.
Teacher Registration Requirements
To be a teacher or educarer in pre-school centres in Singapore, students must register with ECDA. Please find more details on the category of teacher here.
All shortlisted applicants will be required to complete a self-declaration medical form.
Applicants who are offered a place in SUSS’s full-time Bachelor of Early Childhood Education with Minor programme will need to pass a medical examination before their acceptance of the offer can be confirmed.
Please note that the medical clearance requirements mirror ECDA's pre-employment medical requirements and therefore are subject to ECDA’s updates.
In addition, we would like to bring to your attention that the nature of coursework in this programme involves working with large groups of young children in local child care centres and kindergartens and would require good mental and physical health. Therefore conditions such as the following may impede your coursework:
- Epilepsy (uncontrolled by medication)
- Legal blindness
- Profound deafness
- Diabetes (uncontrolled by medication)
- Restricted mobility