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Undergraduate Programmes


Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education (Part-time Mode) - Senior Year Admission
幼兒教育學教育學士(榮譽)學位課程(兼讀制) - 高年級入學

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4 years part-time
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Commencement : Late AUG 2024
Application Deadline : 15 MAR 2024

Programme Features

The Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education (Part-time) aims to enhance the professional knowledge and skills of Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education holders.


To align with the government’s initiative in upgrading the academic qualifications of early childhood educare practitioners, graduates of the Programme will be trained to become self-reliant early childhood professionals equipped with in-depth knowledge, lifelong learning skills, and commitment to their profession, with the ability to facilitate learning in a constantly changing world and to promote high quality and innovative education and care for young children in the local early childhood education settings.

Students who have successfully completed the Programme and fulfiled all graduation requirements will be awarded the Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education.

Graduates of the Programme are recognised as meeting one of the requirements for registration as kindergarten principals.

The School of Continuing Education (SCE) has a vision for the development of professional training courses for local practitioners in basic education. The Early Childhood and Elementary Education Division (ECEED) is the academic arm of the School to foster the continuing professional development of quality teacher education programmes. The Division is the first higher education institute to offer early childhood education programme at the degree level and was commissioned by the government to offer the Bachelor of Education (Honours) Programme to practicing primary teachers in 1994. In view of the expanding need for quality training services in early childhood education, the ECEED made a firm commitment to uplift the professionalism of early childhood educare practitioners.


The Division offers a range of full-time or part-time academic programmes to provide pre-service and in-service training in basic education studies with qualifications awarded at certificate to postgraduate levels. All programmes are offered with a core emphasis on the advancement of academic qualifications as well as teaching skills for local early childhood and elementary education practitioners. With the continuous development of basic education programmes and the increasing number of government-commissioned courses operated in recent years, the ECEED has further affirmed its leading role and expertise in the provision and enhancement of early childhood and elementary education training in the community.

This programme consists of 128 units.


Courses Units
Major Required Courses  
Professional Studies 18 units
Curriculum Studies 21 units
Practicum 14 units
Honours Project 5 units
Electives Courses 33 units
Specialized Courses 6 units
University Core 13 units
General Education Programme 18 units
  Total : 128 units


Students will have their practicum training at their serving kindergartens.


Transfer of units may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Nevertheless, students should complete a minimum of 64 units to meet the graduation requirements of the programme. 


Remarks: The School reserves the right to make changes as required.

Face-to-face mode will mainly be adopted to cater for the needs of the students and to encourage interaction between lectures and students. The process of re-thinking teaching beliefs and behaviour will further be facilitated through peer interaction as well as stimuli afforded by the classroom environment, including pedagogical materials and teaching strategies such as scaffolding and guided questions that provoke critical thinking and intellectual discussions in various kindergarten classroom contexts.


In addition, students will have their practicum training at their serving kindergartens.

The medium of instruction for formal classroom teaching is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.


All practicum courses will be conducted mainly in Cantonese.

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  • Online course management system (Moodle)
  • Counselling Support
Application Fee: HK$450 for local and non-local applicants
Tuition Fee:

HK$2,230 per unit  

(subject to revision)

Students can apply for the Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) from the government.

Applicants should be in-service kindergarten teachers who possess the following qualifications:

  • A recognised Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education; and
  • C(ECE) qualification.


Other qualifications deemed equivalent by the School.

Online Application


Applicants will be required to submit/upload the following documents:

  • a graduation diploma and transcript of Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education
  • registration certificate of C(ECE);
  • results notice/certificate of the HKDSE/HKALE/HKCEE (if applicable);
  • evidence of teaching experience in a kindergarten;
  • other academic certificates (if any).



  • Successful applicants should present originals of the above documents for verification during registration.
Application Deadline 15 MAR 2024 (Fri)
Student Orientation AUG 2024
Course Commencement Late AUG 2024
Date 20 JAN 2024 (Sat)
Time 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Information Seminar will be conducted online via Zoom. Please register here before 18 Jan 2024. A Zoom link will be provided for attending the Seminar.



# If Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above is hoisted or Black Rainstorm Signal is in force at or after 3:00 pm on the day of information seminar, the scheduled seminar will be cancelled.


The School reserves the right to make changes as required.

  1. How long will I need to complete the programme?
    It will take about four years to complete the part-time Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education programme.
  2. What is the study mode?
    Face-to-face mode is adopted for the programme. Students will also have attachment and block placement in their serving kindergartens.
  3. When will classes start?
    Classes for the 2024 Autumn intake will start in late AUG 2024.
  4. If I obtained the qualification of Associate Degree/Certificate in the discipline of early childhood education from other institutions, can I apply for the programme?
    Applicants with other qualifications will be considered only if they are in-service kindergarten teachers and their qualifications are proved to be equivalent to

    • A recognised Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education; and
    • C(ECE) qualification
  5. Do you accept students with academic qualifications in other disciplines other than Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education?
  6. When will the University make the admission offer?
    For the 2024 Autumn intake, admission offers will be made in MAY/JUN 2024.
  7. Can I apply for transfer of units for units previously earned from other institution(s)?
    Applicants may apply for transfer of units if they have taken equivalent courses in other institutions previously. Nevertheless, students should complete a minimum of 64 units to meet the graduation requirements of the programme. Moreover, the University reserves the right to refuse to grant transfer of units for courses that are not deemed to be equivalent to the University’s courses. All transfer of units shall be considered by the School on a case-by-case basis upon admission.
  8. Do I need to secure a teaching post in a kindergarten before applying for the programme?
    Yes. Students are required to have their practicum training at their serving kindergartens which are recognised kindergartens in Hong Kong.

The above information is for reference only. The School reserves the right to make alterations or to cancel any class/programme without prior notice.

Programmes offered by the School of Continuing Education (leading to HKBU awards or SCE awards, or collaborative programmes) are conducted at various teaching venues, including Kowloon Tong and Shek Mun (Shatin) Campuses and Learning Centres in Tsimshatsui, Kowloon East, and Wan Chai. These venues are well-equipped to support students’ studies. While most of the classes are held at either the Kowloon Tong Campus or the Shek Mun Campus, depending on the School’s development, students may be assigned to take classes at other venues during their study period.