Postgraduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Programme Director: Dr YUEN, Paulina P S
The Postgraduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education programme is developed in response to the initiative of the Education Bureau to further enhance the quality of early childhood education in Hong Kong by attracting degree holders to enter the field. 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.
Mode of Study
The programme is offered in a one-year full-time or two-year part-time mode with face-to-face teaching. In addition, practical sessions will be provided for students to apply the theoretical concepts acquired. The practicum component covers not less than nine weeks of placement in a local kindergarten or kindergarten-cum-child care centre.
Students are expected to complete all academic requirements of the programme before being awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education. The grading of the programme will be in accordance with the Hong Kong Baptist University’s Grade Point Average (GPA) ruling. Assessment in each course will vary but will be continuous with a mixture of class participation, assignments, practical work and reports.
The structure of the curriculum is as follows:
|I)||Required Domain||21 units|
|II)||Elective Domain||6 units|
|I.||Required Domain||21 units|
|CECE7101 Early Childhood Development||3 units|
|CECE7102 Using Observation in Early Childhood Education||3 units|
|CECE7103 Understanding How Children Learn||3 units|
|CECE7104 Curriculum in Early Childhood Education||3 units|
|CECE7105 Understanding Children with Diverse Needs||3 units|
|CECE7106 Educational and Administrative Management in Early Childhood Education Settings||3 units|
|CECE7107 Parental Involvement in Early Childhood Education||3 units|
|II.||Elective Domain||6 units|
|CECE7305 Early Intervention for Children with Diverse Needs||3 units|
|CECE7306 Leadership in Early Childhood Education||3 units|
|CECE7308 Language and Literacy Development in the Early Years||3 units|
|CECE7309 Professionalism of Early Childhood Educators||3 units|
|CECE7501 Supervised Educare Practice I||2 units|
|CECE7502 Supervised Educare Practice II||6 units|