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.
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.