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Programme Code: CP0150

Certification Course for Kindergarten Principals
幼稚園校長證書課程 

Head of Early Childhood and Elementary Education: Dr. Amelia LEE
Senior Lecturer: Dr. Vincent WONG    
Lecturers: Dr. Cecilia CHU Mr. Jeff FENG Ms. Janet HUNG
Dr. Tiffany IP Ms. Katty KAM Ms. Carol LEE
Ms. Elam LEUNG Ms. Mona LEUNG Dr. Zoe LEUNG
Ms. Jammie LO Dr. Janice POON Ms. Stephanie TONG
Ms. S. Y. WONG Mr. K. F. YU Mr. Anthony YUAN
  Ms. Paulina YUEN Ms. Kate YUN  
Programme Administrators: Ms. Karen NG Ms. Moira YU Ms. Maggie HUI
Ms. Annie KONG Ms. Christy MAK Ms. Kitty TSE
  Mr. Michael WAN    
   
Telephone: 3411 4310
Fax: 3411 4302
Email: sceeceed@hkbu.edu.hk

Course Aims

This Course aims to develop and equip aspiring kindergarten principals with the leadership skills essential for taking up the principalship in a kindergarten, and to strengthen the knowledge, skills and attitudes of serving kindergarten principals for their professional development.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this Course, participants will be able to:

  • develop mission and vision on one’s leadership role and continuous professional development.
  • understand the roles and functions of a kindergarten principal in the 21st Century and the essential principles of management and supervision from the perspectives of planning, organization, mentoring, monitoring and evaluation.
  • adopt appropriate strategies to promote school’s continuous development, accountability and school self-evaluation.
  • formulate appropriate measures for teacher professional development and performance management.
  • evaluate and enhance the effectiveness of the planned and implemented curriculum to promote student learning.
  • take the lead in providing student support catering for children’s needs and in cultivating conducive environments for student learning.

Award and Recognition

As required by the Education Bureau (EDB), in order to upgrade the professionalism of kindergarten principals, all new principals from the 2009/10 school year should possess a degree in early childhood education, one-year post-qualification experience, and should have completed a principal certification course before, or exceptionally within the first year of their appointment. Upon successful completion of this Course, participants will be awarded the “Certificate for Kindergarten Principals” by the School. Graduates of this Course are recognised by the EDB as meeting one of the requirements for registration as kindergarten principals in Hong Kong.

Admission Criteria

Applicants should be:

  • aspiring kindergarten principals already holding or pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education; or
  • serving kindergarten principals with Certificate in Early Childhood Education / Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Mode of Study

 

  • This Course will be conducted in a part-time face-to-face mode.  It takes around 9 - 10 months to complete the whole course, including the submission of the term paper. 
  • Delivery methods include lecture, tutorial, group discussion and case study.
  • Course work is required in each taught module.

Medium of Instruction

All class sessions and course materials of the English Stream will be conducted in English. 
(Another class with Chinese as the medium of instruction is now open for application. Please click here for details.)

Course Structure

This Course consists of core and elective modules, which totals 90 contact hours of instruction in all, and a 30-hour self-study term paper.

MODULE COURSE HOURS
Core Modules
Management and Organization 30
Learning and Teaching 21
Support to Children and School Culture 15
Children’s Development 15
Elective Modules (any 1 out of the 4 modules)
Be an Effective Leader 9
The Implementation of National Education in Early Childhood Education
Mass Media and School Crisis
Whole Child Development
Term Paper
30-hour assignment on a self-proposed topic on school work# 30 (self-study)
Total Course Hours 120

# Three 30-minute academic consultation sessions on the term paper will be provided for the participants, if required.

Remarks: The Certification Course for Kindergarten Principals is being reviewed by EDB in the areas of course structure, admission criteria, course level, mode of study, certification requirements and validity period, etc.  The HKBU-SCE reserves the right to revamp this Course in accordance with the relevant requirements announced by the EDB or not to offer this Course, if necessary.

Admission

Details of the next planned intake (English Stream) are expected to be announced in January 2018 via the programme website.

Application for the Jan 2018 Intake (Chinese Stream) is now open and will close on 20 Oct 2017. Please click here for details.

Enquiry

Tel.: 3411 4310
Fax: 3411 4302
Email: sceeceed@hkbu.edu.hk

 

  • The above information is for reference only. The School reserves the right to make alterations without prior notice. Students are advised to follow the requirements listed in the course information distributed on admission.
  • The School reserves the right not to offer the Course due to insufficient enrollment or other special circumstances.

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