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The University of Hong Kong

JS6092

Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education and Special Education 教育學士(幼兒教育及特殊教育)

BED(ECE&SE)

Short Description

The BED (ECE&SE) programme allows graduates to nurture and teach children from birth to six years in diverse early childhood settings (e.g., kindergartens, child care centres and special child care centres). It provides students with a strong foundation in the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for working with young children and their families.  The programme fully integrates early childhood education with inclusive education hence students will be prepared to recognise children’s diverse needs and effectively support children with both typical and atypical development. The programme combines rigorous academic study with experiential learning, internship, and practical application. 

Following graduation, students can apply for registration as a qualified kindergarten teacher, a child care worker and supervisor under the Child Care Services Regulations. They will be considered as having acquired training on the One-year In-service Course in Special Child Care Work recognised by the Social Welfare Department. Graduates will also be considered to have met the academic qualifications required as a kindergarten principal.

Remarks:
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Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Same as General Entrance Requirements

Candidates must be able to communicate effectively and fluently in both Cantonese and English.

Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING)3 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT (EXCLUDING APPLIED LEARNING, OTHER LANGUAGE) 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3

Remark:

  1. "Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education” is referred to as “HKDSE”.
  2. "Attained with Distinction" obtained prior to 2018, or "Attained with Distinction (I)" or "Attained with Distinction (II)" obtained in or after 2018, in Applied Learning subjects (other than Applied Learning Chinese) will be used as additional supporting information. In the meantime, student learning experiences in Applied Learning subjects may be considered within the context of other learning experiences in their application.
  3. Other Language subjects will be used as unspecified elective subjects. The minimum requirement is Grade E.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

In general, most of the programmes offered by HKU consider the best results achieved by candidates in different combination of sittings, except for a few programmes which only consider the latest results.  Few programmes may also impose a penalty on HKDSE repeaters.  The policy on the calculation of scores in combined sittings of HKDSE for the 2022-23 exercise will be finalized at a later stage, which will be posted on our website https://www.hku.hk/dse.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Faculty of Education

Email: ecese@hku.hk

Tel: 3917-8971

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2021 300 462 633 889 704 2988
2020 288 468 727 967 770 3220
2019 233 414 510 647 528 2332

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2021 18 0 0 0 0 18
2020 19 0 0 0 0 19
2019 15 0 0 0 0 15
Footnote(s)
# As the 2022/23 academic year is the beginning of the 2022/23 - 2024/25 triennium for which the allocation of UGC-funded places are still subject to the Government's approval, the number of intake places shown above is indicative only and subject to changes or confirmation.