Early Childhood Education and Special Education (BEd)

The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong

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The award

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
HKD 42100 per year

How you will study

Course starts
find out

International course fees
HKD 171000 per year

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About Early Childhood Education and Special Education at The University of Hong Kong

Programme Aims and Features

The BEd (ECE&SE) Programme qualifies 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 exchange, and practical application.

Professional Recognition

Graduates of the programme will:

(i) be eligible to register as Qualified Kindergarten Teachers;

(ii) be eligible for registration as Child Care Worker and Child Care Supervisor under the Child Care Services Regulations;

(iii) be considered as having acquired training on the one-year In-service Course in Special Child Care Work recognized by the Social Welfare Department;

(iv) meet the academic qualifications required as kindergarten principals.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBEdHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesHKD 42100 per yearInternational course feesHKD 171000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

You (or your parents) only need to pay a fraction of the cost of education in Hong Kong, even though our educational standards are at an international level. We value what you bring to HKU, in terms of your background and culture, and our fees are set at a level that students everywhere can afford, as long as your academic results are good enough!

Entry requirements

If you take the International Baccalaureate Diploma, GCE A-level/International A-Level, SAT/AP or All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate, please take note of the standards as below:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma - 31, candidates should have completed the full IB Diploma, including CAS, TOK, and the Extended Essay.
  • GCE A-Level/International A-Level - 2A's and 1B, candidates should present at minimum of 3 A-level subjects, excluding English and Chinese language.
  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT plus Writing and SAT Subject Test/Advanced Placement Test - Redesigned SAT: 1350, SAT Subject Tests: 600 in each of the 3 subjects, AP Exams: Level 3 in each of the 3 subjects
  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate - 90%, Candidates should present a minimum of 5 subjects in the Grade 12 Indian Board examinations.

Foundation and Pathway Courses at other institutions

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course then consider one of these courses from another institution:

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