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Undergraduate Programmes

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education
幼兒教育學教育學士(榮譽)學位課程

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education
4 years full-time
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Commencement : 03 SEP 2018
Application Deadline : 20 JUL 2018

Programme Features

The four-year full-time Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education aims to develop the professional knowledge and skills of secondary leavers who are interested to develop their careers in early childhood education and childcare services.

 

To align with the government’s initiative in upgrading the academic qualification of early childhood educare practitioners, graduates of the Programmes 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 four-year Programme and fulfilled all graduation requirements will be awarded the Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education.

Graduates of the Programme are recognised by the Education Bureau (EDB) as meeting the requirement for registration as teachers serving in kindergartens, and meeting one of the requirements for registration as kindergarten principals. In addition, they are recognised by the Social Welfare Department (SWD) for registration as Child Care Workers (CCW) and Child Care Supervisors (CCS). Graduates who have successfully completed the stipulated specialized courses will be recognised by the Social Welfare Department as having covered the training areas of the One Year In-service Course in Special Child Care Work (SCCW) for special child care workers.

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 School 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 academic programmes on a full-time or part-time basis to provide pre-service and in-service training in basic education studies with qualifications awarded from 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.

Head (Early Childhood and Elementary Education) : Dr. Amelia N.Y. Lee    
Senior Lecturers : Dr. Vincent W.L. Wong    
Lecturers : Dr. Cecilia W.L. Chu
Ms. Janet N.Y. Hung
Ms. Carol S.S. Lee
Ms. Jammie K.M. Lo
Ms. Wong Shuk-yee
Dr. Paulina P.S. Yuen
Mr. Jeff Z.H. Feng
Ms. Katty Y.W. Kam
Ms. Elam Y.L Leung
Ms. Clara Y.F. Pei
Mr. Yu Kwan-fu
Ms. Kate P.K. Yun

Ms. Joyce W.Y. Hau
Dr. Sara Lai-Reeve
Ms. Mona Leung
Dr. Janice T.Y. Poon
Mr. Anthony Yuan

This programme is structured according to the HKBU overall structure of the four-year curriculum. It consists of 128 units.

 

Courses Units
Major Required Courses  
Professional Studies 18 units
Curriculum Studies 21 units
Practicum 10 units
Honours Project 5 units
Electives Courses 30 units
Specialized Courses 6 units
General Education Courses 38 units
  Total : 128 units

 

Practical sessions will be provided for students to apply the theoretical concepts acquired.

 

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

Major Required Courses (54 units)
(Students are required to take all the following courses.)

 

Professional Studies Courses
HECE1010 Child Development: An Overview
HECE1020 Health, Nutrition & Safety for Young Children
HECE2030 Observation & Assessment of Young Children
HECE3010 Administration & Management for Early Childhood Services
HECE3020 Parent Education
BECE4010 Research Methods
Curriculum Studies Courses
HECE2110 Mathematics for Young Children
HECE2120 Music & Physical Fitness for Young Children
HECE2130 Creative Drama & Visual Arts for Young Children
HECE2140 Language Development in Early Childhood Education
HECE2150 Learning & Teaching in Early Childhood Education : Play
HECE2160 Science & Technology for Young Children
HECE3110 Curriculum Development in Early Childhood Education: Design, Evaluation & Innovation
Practicum Courses
HECE2111 Field Practice I
HECE2211 Field Practice II
BECE2311 Field Practice III
BECE2411 Field Practice IV
Honours Project
BECE4451 Honours Project

 

Elective Courses (30 units)
(Students are required to take 10 of the following courses.)

 

BECE3510 Appreciation & Writing of Children’s Literature
EECE3520 Child Development: Self & Society
BECE3530 Early Childhood Education Practices: A Sociological Perspective
BECE3540 Introduction to Art Therapy
BECE3550 Introduction to Play Therapy
BECE3560 Issues in Early Childhood Education
BECE3570 Learning & Teaching in Early Childhood Education: Learning & Motivation
BECE3580 Professionalism in Early Childhood Education
EECE3590 Young Children’s Literature & Literacy Development
EECE3600 Elementary Putonghua for Early Childhood Educators
EECE4510 Advanced Putonghua for Early Childhood Educators
EECE4520 Early Intervention for Children with Diverse Needs I
EECE4530 English Linguistics for Early Childhood Educators
EECE4540 Expressive Arts: Music & Movement
EECE4550 Introduction to Counselling Theory & Skills

 

Specialized Courses (6 units)
(Students are required to take two courses of ONE of the following streams.)

 

 

Stream A – Early English Learning
BECE4310 Early English Learning I
BECE4320 Early English Learning II
Stream B – Early Intervention for Children with Diverse Needs
BECE4330 Early Intervention for Children with Diverse Needs II
BECE4340 Early Intervention for Children with Diverse Needs III
Stream C – Expressive Arts
BECE4350 Expressive Arts: Creative Drama
BECE4360 Expressive Arts: Visual Arts
Stream D – Counselling and Guidance
BECE4370 Management & Intervention of Young Children’s Behavioural Difficulties
BECE4380 Counselling & Guidance in Early Childhood Education
Stream E – Putonghua Teaching
BECE4390 Pedagogy of Putonghua Teaching in Early Childhood Education I
BECE4400 Pedagogy of Putonghua Teaching in Early Childhood Education II

 

General Education Courses (38 units)
(Students are required to take all the following courses.)

 

HECE1610 Chinese for University Studies
HECE1630 English for University Studies I
HECE1690 Introduction to Chinese Culture
HECE1700 Practical Mathematics
HECE1730 Office Software & Internet Applications
HECE2630 English for University Studies II
BECE1620 Chinese Communication & Expressive Arts
BECE2610 Applied Ethics & Personal Growth
EECE2850 Ecological Environment & Conservation
EECE2880 Understanding Civic & National Education

(Students are required to take two of the following courses.)

 

BECE1640 DanceSport – Latin Dance
BECE1650 DanceSport – Standard Dance
BECE1660 Badminton
BECE1670 Basketball
BECE1680 Gymnastics

(Students are required to take two of the following courses.)

 

EECE2810 Advertising & Public Relations
EECE2840 Exploration in Visual Arts
EECE2890

Appreciation of Music

 

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

 

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

 

All practicum courses will be conducted in Cantonese in order to prepare students to work in local early childhood education settings.

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Application Fee: HK$350 for local applicants and HK$450 for non-local applicants
Tuition Fee:

HK$29,360 per semester (total eight semesters)

(subject to revision)

Students can apply for Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary students (FASP) and Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) from the Student Finance Office (SFO) of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency.


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  1. Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE):
    (i) Level 3 or above in both Chinese Language and English Language; and
    (ii) Level 2 or above in Mathematics, Liberal Studies and one Elective Subject.;
    or
  2. Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) and Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)
    (i) HKALE
    Grade E or above obtained in any two sittings.
    – AS Use of English; and
    – AS Chinese Language and Culture; and
    – Either two AL subjects or one AL subject plus two AS subjects
    and
    (ii) HKCEE
    Level 2/Grade E or above in at least six subjects including Chinese Language and English Language with at least five subjects in a single sitting (five subjects are acceptable if the total of these 5 grades is not less than 8 points).
    or
  3. Other qualifications deemed acceptable by the School as equivalent to the General University Admission Requirements

Method 1:

  • The completed application form together with the following supporting documents should be put in an envelope marked “Application for Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education” for submission to the School:
    • A set of photocopies of credentials including results notice/certificate of the HKDSE/HKAL examination, results notice/certificate of HKCEE (if applicable), Senior Secondary 1-3 or Secondary 5-7 school reports, other academic certificates (if any) as well as evidence of work experience where applicable
    • A photocopy of HKID card
    • A non-refundable and non-transferable application fee of HK$350 for local applicants and HK$450 for non-local applicants (please refer to “Application Fee Payment Instructions ” for the payment methods)
    • The completed “Acknowledgement of Application” with $2.0 postage stamp affixed
    • A self-addressed envelope (size at 4″ x 9″) with $3 postage stampe affixed
    • Download Application Form

     Remarks:

    The application will not be processed should there be any missing documents.
   Applicants should present originals of the above documents for verification during the interview.

  • Applications must be submitted by post or by hand to:
Address Programme Administration Section
Early Childhood and Elementary Education Division
School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University
2/F Franki Centre, 320 Junction Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
“Application for Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education”
Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am- 5:50 pm

(Enquiry hotline and service counter: 9:00 am- 8:00 pm)

 

Method 2:

Apply through E-APP

 

Method 3:

Online Application (For non 2018 HKDSE Candidates Only)

 

In-person Application and On-site Interviews

In-person application with on-site interviews will be arranged in July 2018. Details are as follows:

Date 11 – 13 July 2018
Time 9:30 am – 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue SCE609, Madam Chan Wu Wan Kwai School of Continuing Education Tower, Hong Kong Baptist University, 9 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

Arrangements on the Approach of Typhoon/Rainstorms

On the date of release of HKDSE results:

Time and Weather Conditions Special Arrangements
If Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above or Black Rainstorm Signal is lowered / cancelled at or before 1:00 pm. Interviews will be held 2 hours after the Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above or Black Rainstorm Signal is lowered / cancelled until 8:00 pm.
If Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above  is still hoisted or Black Rainstorm Signal is still in force after 1:00 pm. Interviews will be postponed to the next calendar day.

Special arrangements on other days of in-person interview and application:

Time and Weather Conditions Special Arrangements
If Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above is hoisted or Black Rainstorm Signal is still in force at 6:15 am. Interviews held between 9:30 am and 12:00 noon will be cancelled.
If Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above is hoisted or Black Rainstorm Signal is still in force at 11:00 am. Interviews held between 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm will be cancelled.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview between June to July 2018.

Application Deadline 20 JUL 2018 (FRI)
Student Orientation Late AUG 2018
Course Commencement 03 SEP 2018 (MON)
Date 07 OCT 2017 (SAT) 19 MAY 2018 (SAT) 11 JUL 2018 (WED)
Time 2:30 pm- 4:00 pm 2:30 pm-4:00 pm 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Venue DLB511-512 SCE509 SCE509

DLB: David C. Lam Building, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University, 34 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
SCE: Madam Chan Wu Wan Kwai School of Continuing Education Tower Hong Kong Baptist University, 9 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

Remarks:

If Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above is hoisted or Black Rainstorm Signal is in force at or after 11:00 am 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 4 years to complete the Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education programme.
  2. What is the study mode?
    Full-time face-to-face mode is adopted for the programme. Students will also have attachment and block placement in local kindergartens to acquire necessary pedagogical skills as a competent teacher. Classes are normally held from Monday to Saturday between 8:30 am and 6:30 pm.
  3. When will classes start?
    Classes start in early September.
  4. How can I apply for the programme?
    Students can apply through E-APP. We also accept paper or online application. Application forms can be downloaded from our website.
  5. Will the University acknowledge receipt of my application?
    • For online application through E-APP, applicants will receive an e-mail acknowledgement from E-APP and the School;
    • For paper application, if applicants wish to receive an acknowledgement, please fill in your name and correspondence address with HK$2.0 stamp affixed on the Acknowledgement of Application;
    • For online application at the School’s programme webpages, applicants will receive an e-mail acknowledgement from the School.
  6. How can I send application fee to the University if I apply through E-APP?
    Please pay the application fee within 3 working days after submitting the E-APP application by means of any method as shown in the “Application Fee Payment Instructions“.
  7. Do you accept students with other academic qualifications (e.g. completion of overseas programmes, PYJ, Associate Degree)?
    Applicants with other qualifications will be considered only if their qualifications are proved to be equivalent to

    • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE):
      (i) Level 3 or above in both Chinese Language and English Language; and
      (ii) Level 2 or above in Mathematics, Liberal Studies and one Elective Subject;
      or
    • Hong Kong A-Level Examination (HKALE) and Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE):
      (i) HKALE
       Grade E or above obtained in any two sittings:
         – AS Use of English; and
         – AS Chinese Language and Culture; and
         – Either two AL subjects or one AL subject plus two AS subjects
      and
      (ii) HKCEE:
      Level 2/Grade E or above in at least six subjects including Chinese Language and English Language with at least five subjects in a single sitting (five subjects are acceptable if the total of these 5 grades is not less than 8 points).
  8. Can the subject ‘English Language’ be replaced by other examinations such as GCE, GCSE, IGCSE and TOEFL?
    Yes. The following public examination results are recognised by the University as equivalent to Level 3 in HKDSE English Language:

    • a score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (Internet-based) or above in TOEFL; or
    • a score of 6.0 or above in International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Academic Level; or
    • grade C or above in GCE O-Level/GCSE/IGCSE English; or
    • grade E or above in GCE AS Level or AL Level English; or
    • grade E or above in HKALE Use of English (AS Use of English).
  9. Am I eligible to apply for admission to HKBU if I do not have HKDSE Chinese Language qualification?
    In general, HKBU will accept alternative Chinese Language qualifications for students fulfilling the following specified conditions:

    • The student has learned Chinese Language for less than six years while receiving primary and secondary education. This caters specifically to students who have a late start in the learning of Chinese Language (e.g. due to their settlement in Hong Kong well past the entry level) or who have been educated in Hong Kong sporadically; or
    • The student has learned Chinese Language for six years or more in schools, but has been taught an adapted and simpler Chinese Language curriculum not normally applicable to the majority of students in our local schools.
    • The following public examination results are recognised by the University as equivalent to Level 3 in HKDSE Chinese Language:
      1. grade E or above in GCE A/AS Level Chinese; or
      2. grade C or above in GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-Level Chiense; or
      3. “attained” in Applied Learning Chinese (ApL(C)).
    • HKDSE Category C subjects (Other Languages) normally cannot be used for meeting the entrance requirement on Chinese Language. 
  10. Do I need to attend any interviews?
    Yes. Interviews will be arranged between June and July.
  11. How will I be notified if I am selected for interview?
    Applicants will be invited to attend an interview through e-mail/phone.
  12. When will the University make the admission offer?
    Admission offers are normally made in July.
  13. Once I start studying in the programme, can I quit and switch to study in Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood Education (Part-time)?
    Since the two programmes have different entrance requirements, switching from the full-time to the part-time programme may not be successful in normal cases.

The above information is for reference only. The School reserves the right to make alterations or to cancel any class/programme without prior notice. Students are advised to follow the requirements listed in the course information distributed on admission.