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Certificate & Diploma Programmes

CP0150

Certification Course for Kindergarten Principals (English Stream)
幼稚園校長證書課程 (英文)

Certificate & Diploma Programme
9-10 months part-time
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Commencement : NA
Application Deadline : NA
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All class sessions and course materials of the English Stream will be conducted in English.

Programme Features

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.

 

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, organisation, 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

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. Graduates of this Course are recognised by the EDB as meeting one of the requirements for registration as kindergarten principals in Hong Kong.

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

 

Subject Code Course Title Hours
Core Modules
CECE2701 Management and Organization 30
CECE2702 Learning and Teaching 21
CECE2704 Support to Children and School Culture 15
CECE2703 Children’s Development 15
Elective Modules (any one out of the four modules)
CECE2705 Be an Effective Leader 9
CECE2706 The Implementation of National Education in Early Childhood Education 9
CECE2707 Mass Media and School Crisis 9
CECE2708 Whole Child Development 9
Term Paper  
 CECE2709

Term Paper

(30-hour assignment on a self-proposed topic on school work) #

30 (self-study)
 

Total:

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.

Upon successful completion of this Course, participants will be awarded the “Certificate for Kindergarten Principals” by the School.

Application Fee: HK$120
Tuition Fee: HK$18,600 (by two instalments)

(subject to revision)

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Application for admission to the Certification Course for Kindergarten Principals (English Stream) for the SEP 2018 Intake has been closed.  Details of the next planned intake (English Stream) will be announced via the programme website in FEB 2020.

 

The JAN 2019 Intake (Chinese Stream) is now open for application and the deadline is set on 19 OCT 2018.  Please visit the programme website (hkbusce.hk/ckgp) for details.

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.

Application for admission to the Certification Course for Kindergarten Principals (English Stream) for the SEP 2018 Intake has been closed.  Details of the next planned intake (English Stream) will be announced via the programme website in FEB 2020.

 

The JAN 2019 Intake (Chinese Stream) is now open for application and the deadline is set on 19 OCT 2018.  Please visit the programme website (hkbusce.hk/ckgp) for details.

Application for admission to the Certification Course for Kindergarten Principals (English Stream) for the SEP 2018 Intake has been closed.  Details of the next planned intake (English Stream) will be announced via the programme website in FEB 2020.

 

The JAN 2019 Intake (Chinese Stream) is now open for application and the deadline is set on 19 OCT 2018.  Please visit the programme website (hkbusce.hk/ckgp) for details.

Application Deadline

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Notification of Application Results

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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.