Abbreviation to be used in the application form Code Number of first-year places
BED(ECE&SE) 6092 18
Programme Aims and Features

The BEd (ECE&SE) Programme qualifies graduates to nurture and teach children from birth to six years in diverse early childhood settings (e.g., kindergartens, child care centres and special child care centres). It provides students with a strong foundation in the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for working with young children and their families.  The programme fully integrates early childhood education with inclusive education hence students will be prepared to recognise children’s diverse needs and effectively support children with both typical and atypical development. The programme combines rigorous academic study with experiential learning, internship and exchange, and practical application.

Professional Recognition*

Graduates of the programme will:
(i) be eligible to register as Qualified Kindergarten Teachers;
(ii) be eligible for registration as Child Care Worker and Child Care Supervisor under the Child Care Services Regulations;
(iii) be considered as having acquired training on the one-year In-service Course in Special Child Care Work recognized by the Social Welfare Department;
(iv) meet the academic qualifications required as kindergarten principals.

Career Prospects
  • Teaching positions in kindergartens and child care centres; integrated kindergartens and child care centres; special child care centres and other educational settings
  • Administration in NGOs, family and children’s agencies and other educational bodies
  • Research opportunities in organisations and tertiary institutions
Contacts for Further Information
Faculty of Education

Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education and Special Education Programme

Website https://web.edu.hku.hk/programme/becese
Email ecese@hku.hk
Tel 3917 8971

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