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Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Special Features

Special Features

The Programme is funded by the Government

Special Features

Graduates are eligible to register as Qualified Kindergarten Teachers and Registered Child Care Workers, and possess the professional qualification required of all child care supervisors 

Special Features

Graduates are recognised as having acquired training on the One-year In-service Course in Special Child Care Work of the Social Welfare Department 

Special Features

Students can earn a higher diploma, a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in just five years

Special Features

The EdUHK offers a variety of undergraduate programmes for students to choose from, including full-time senior year entry programmes, and part-time top-up programmes

Special Features

The Programme encourages students to:

  • use active learning
  • understand, critically evaluate, and apply what they have learned
  • acquire skills for independent, lifelong learning, and development
Special Features

Students have opportunities to participate in academic exchange visits

Domain Credit Points (cps)
Major 24
Education Studies 21
Electives 3
Language Enhancement 9
General Education 6

Field Experience

  • Practicum Workshop
  • Supervised Teaching and Field Work

 

3
6

Total 72

The programme will offer two streams of study in the 2023/24 academic year:

  • Chinese as the Medium of Instruction [CMI] - The medium of instruction is mainly Chinese. English will be adopted as the language of instruction for specific courses, as deemed appropriate.
  • English as the Medium of Instruction [EMI] - The medium of instruction is mainly English.

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.

Graduates of the programme:

  • are eligible to register as Qualified Kindergarten Teachers and Registered Child Care Workers
  • are recognised as having acquired training on the One-year In-service Course in Special Child Care Work of the Social Welfare Department
  • have the professional qualification required of child care supervisors

HK$15,040 per annum
(provisional and subject to adjustment)

EdUHK Entrance Scholarship for Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education: HK$15,040 p.a. (renewable)

(for local students from the JUPAS route who choose HD(ECE) as their final Band A choice, attain 20 points or above in any best 5 HKDSE subjects and attain level 3 or above in Chinese Language and English Language. Students with the same academic ability will be considered on the basis of their performance at admission interview.)