Certificate Of Proficiency In Early Childhood Education (For Pre-Primary Educators)

Offered by – MIE

Course Overview

The Certificate of Proficiency in Early Childhood Education (in-service) training programme is an MIE initiative and is offered through a mixed mode, with Distance Education Training in major part. The programme comprises four compulsory areas of study;

1.    Professional Studies

2.    Curriculum Studies

3.    School Based Experience

4.    Project Study Write-up.

The programme aims at providing trainee pre primary educators with the knowledge, skills and practices that will ensure the proper development of the children as follows:


  • A general knowledge on how to teach which is based on principles and skills that cut across areas of learning.
  • A knowledge of the specific way that each part/area of development has to be taught.
  • A sound curriculum knowledge of programmes and materials that make up the curriculum.
  • A relevant and up-to-date knowledge of domains of development of the content.
  • Knowledge of the use of the appropriate teaching/learning technology.
  • Knowledge of learning how to learn (e.g. learning through self study materials).

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Awarding Body

Mauritius Institute of Education

Entry Requirements

Candidate must hold a certificate of an orientation/basic training Programme from a recognised/ registered institution/ agency in the related fields and is open for in-service pre-primary school teachers with at least 3 years of proven practice in a registered early childhood setting.

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