|Mode of Study||One-year Full-time||Two-year Part-time|
|Programme Leader||Dr Wu Shu-Chen||Dr Chan-Tam Mei Ngan, Tammy|
This Programme of initial teacher education prepares graduates to achieve competence and confidence in working in the early childhood education sector. It aims to develop participants' professional knowledge, skills and attitudes required for effective teaching and administration in a broad range of early childhood education settings.
This Programme focuses on nurturing participants' professional knowledge, skills and attitudes for incorporation into teaching practice, enabling them to gradually develop into competent early childhood educators and administrators in ECE settings.
It fosters participants' ability to promote integration of theory and practice and to critically translate programme content into workplace practice.
Participants of full-time programme are normally required to attend four study days per week in semester I, and three days per week in semester II. Participants of part-time programme are normally required to attend two 3-hour classes per week in both semesters. Classes are normally held on weekdays (full-time programme only), evening(s) and/or Saturday at Tai Po Campus and/or Tseung Kwan O Study Centre as decided by the University. This Programme comprises a programme orientation and the following components:
|1. General Methods||6 cps|
|2. Education Studies||15 cps|
|3. Electives||3 cps|
|4. Field Experience||6 cps|
All participants must attend a programme orientation which includes information sessions about the curriculum, campus facilities and services, as well as an IT workshop.
The General Methods component helps participants acquire the necessary understanding and expertise for promoting young children's holistic development and learning in all domains. This component includes the study of the theory and practice of integrated curriculum as well as the contemporary pedagogical approaches for early childhood education. The courses are:
The Education Studies component provides participants with an understanding of the elements of educational foundation disciplines, including children's development, learning process and the contexts of development and education. The courses are:
The Electives component offers participants with the extended studies that may be curriculum-related or professional-development-oriented. Participants are required to choose one out of the following two courses# according to their own professional needs and/or interests:
# Only the option being chosen by the majority of students will be offered.
The Field Experience component comprises the following three main elements:
Important Note: The University will ask students of our full-time teacher education programmes to declare whether they have been convicted of or are being prosecuted for any sex-related offence in Hong Kong or elsewhere, and to provide relevant details prior to undertaking teaching practice. Such information may be released to their placement schools. The University reserves the right not to allow these students to attend the block teaching practice. If so, they won't be able to meet the graduation requirements of the programmes.
The medium of instruction is Chinese and/or English for the full-time programme. Applicant’s adequate proficiency in both Chinese and English is required, if appropriate. English is adopted as the language of instruction for relevant courses and combined classes with students of the part-time programme would be arranged where necessary. Courses may run in the daytime/evening on weekdays and/or Saturday.
Two streams of studies are offered for the part-time programme. Part-time programme applicants are required to choose either Chinese or English as the main medium of instruction.
Participants who are enrolled in education programmes [leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) / Qualified Kindergarten Teacher (QKT)] are required to complete the IT e-Portfolio for checking and pass all the required courses in the programme to demonstrate the attainment of Information Technology Competency in Education (ITCE) before graduation. For detailed information, please refer to www.eduhk.hk/mit/view.php?secid=3022.
Graduates of this programme will:
To be eligible for admission, applicants should normally:
* Participants are required to teach a regular class of at least 10 children with minimum of 3 hours per day during the teaching practice period.
Δ Registered with the Education Bureau
Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview.