This programme aims to provide students with the academic and professional preparation necessary to become competent, caring and reflective beginning teachers able to work in a range of early childhood settings and undertake further professional advancement.
This programme adopts a credit point system. It requires the successful completion of 66 credit points of course work and 10 credit points of Supervised Teaching and Field Work, including 10 weeks of block practice in early childhood settings, school attachment and educational visits.
This programme comprises the following domains:
|Domain||Credit Points (cps)|
|Subject Studies||3 cps|
|General Education||3 cps|
Note: Classes will be held in Tai Po Campus and Tseung Kwan O Study Centre / Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre / Sports Centre as decided by the University.
The courses in this domain are designed to assist students in developing the professional knowledge, understanding and attitudes needed by competent beginning early childhood teachers. Important aspects such as special educational needs and information technology elements are infused throughout the programme. The courses are as follows.
Foundations of Early Childhood Education Strand
Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education Strand
One elective from the following:
This domain enhances students' academic background through the following course:
This domain enhances students' personal development. Students are required to take one of the following courses:
Lifeskills focuses on self-improvement skills needed to meet the needs of a modern society. Culture and Society helps students understand the overall context in which they will work as teachers.
This domain provides an avenue for students to apply theory in practice, with an emphasis on the development of critical and analytical thinking. Through block practice, school attachment and educational visits, Field Experience enables students to acquire, refine and demonstrate the skills required of competent beginning teachers.
Important Note: The University will ask students of our full-time teacher education programmes (e.g. Bachelor of 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 programme will offer two streams of study in the 2019/20 academic year:
Students will be given the opportunity to choose either the CMI or the EMI stream upon admission to the programme. The final allocation of students to the CMI or EMI stream will be decided by the University.
Teaching and learning activities of the programme will be mainly conducted at Tai Po Campus/ Tseung Kwan O Study Centre#/satellite study centres at urban locations as decided by the University.
#The Tseung Kwan O Study Centre is located at 1 King Yin Lane, Tseung Kwan O
Graduates of the programme:
Applicants can apply for this programme through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) or Direct Application (Non-JUPAS) route.
If applicants are applying on the strength of their HKDSE results, they should apply through JUPAS.
Applicants are normally required to possess Level 2 or above in five HKDSE subjects including Chinese Language and English Language (not more than two Applied Learning subjects).
Applicants are eligible to apply through the Direct Application (Non-JUPAS) route if they:
* Grade C in English Language (Syllabus A) is regarded as equivalent to Grade E in English Language (Syllabus B). Since 2007, the University has accepted Level 2 or above for Chinese Language and English Language.
In addition to the foregoing general entrance requirements, applicants holding non-local qualifications have to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in both the Chinese and English languages, unless exempted by the University.
The following is a list of acceptable tests and the score required:
Applicants are normally required to obtain:
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