BEd in Early Childhood Education

JS4372 教育學士(幼兒教育)


Projected Enrolment

This is indicative admission quota which is subject to adjustment.


Duration of Study

The normative study period is 5 years.

Table of Content

Information you can find on this page:


Programme Highlights


2021 Requirements


Score Calculation


2020 Admission Grades

Programme Highlights

What our students say...


Acquiring disciplinary knowledge and necessary skills to work with relevant parties

This programme will not only equip students with the solid disciplinary knowledge on child development and pedagogical skills, but also with the necessary knowledge and skills to work with parents, families and communities.


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Multi-disciplinary Approach to Develop Early Children Education Professionals

The programme draws on the strength of different academic departments at CUHK, including those within the Faculty of Education, as well as the Faculty of Arts (Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages and Department of Music) and the Faculty of Social Science (Department of Psychology). The multi-disciplinary approach prepares graduates to be professional, creative and ethical educators.


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Wide Range of Internship Opportunities

Examples of internship include working with early childhood education or other professionals in providing education services to children in kindergartens, in providing training to individual children who have special educational needs, in conducting programmes on parent education in social service centres, in implementing daily routine practices for infants and toddlers in nursery schools.


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Professional Qualifications

Upon completion of the programme, graduates will be eligible to register as:

• Qualified Kindergarten Teachers with the Education Bureau; and
• Child-care supervisors with the Social Welfare Department; and
• Child-care workers with the Social Welfare Department; and
• Special child-care workers with the Social Welfare Department* (if graduates have completed the SEN-related courses)
*Subject to the approval of the Social Welfare Department

Graduates will also meet the academic qualifications required as kindergarten principals. 


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Want to know more about CUHK BEd in Early Childhood Education (ECE) programme?

Watch the following videos to explore:

1) Programme Features [3:34] in Cantonese
2) Programme Structure [4:35] in Cantonese
3) Professional Recognition [0.53] in Cantonese
4) How to Become a Professional Early Childhood Educator [30:47] in Cantonese
5) Welcome to Join ECE Family [0:45]
6) BEd ECE Study: Interaction.Collaboration.First-hand Experiences.Multimodal Learning [1:17]

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Programme-specific Requirements (2021 Entry)

JUPAS applicants must fulfil the following minimum requirements to be considered by the programme concerned

Liberal Studies2
Elective 13
Elective 2 or M1/M23

Note 1: Other Language subjects (Grade E or above) will be considered as an unspecified elective subject in fulfilling the minimum eligibility for application of 4 core and 2 elective subjects.

Note 2: The programme does NOT accept application for waiver of Chinese Language requirement.

Interview Arrangement

release of
HKDSE results:


release of
HKDSE results:

Yes - on a selective basis
(Early August)

For Admission Score Calculation

Score Conversion

Level 5** = 8.5
Level 5* = 7
Level 5 = 5.5

Level 4 = 4
Level 3 = 3
Level 2 = 2
Level 1 = 1

HKDSE Subject Weighting

No specific subject weighting

Weighting for all HKDSE subjects = 1

Selection Principle

Best 5

The programme calculates admission scores based on the total score of Best 5 HKDSE subjects.

Bonus points will be awarded to the 6th and 7th subjects.

More than 1 HKDSE Sitting

No penalty will be imposed

Note 1: Please note that admission to the University is on a competitive basis. Apart from public examination results, applicants' other learning experiences, prior education, and interview performance (if any) will also be considered.

Note 2: For score conversion of Category C: Other Language subjects, Grade A = 5 / Grade B = 4 / Grade C = 3 / Grade D = 2 / Grade E = 1

Note 3: The programme accepts specific Applied Learning (ApL) course(s) with "Attained with Distinction I/II" as an extra elective subject for awarding bonus points. Please refer to for details.

Note 4For 2021 entry, the best result in the same subject taken by a candidate in his/her three most recent attempts of the HKDSE examination will be used for calculation of the admission score.

Admission Grades (2020 Entry)

Programme Selection Principle in 2020 entry: Best 5

Target Percentile
CHIENGMATHLSM1/M2Best Elective2nd Best Elective3rd Best ElectiveTotal Reference Score
UQ45*44 5*4 24
M5**542 44 24
LQ5344 5*4 23

Note 1: The Total Reference Score is the total score of the applicant calculated based on the programme selection principle (where level 5** = 7 / level 5* = 6 / level 5 = 5 / level 4 = 4 /  level 3 = 3 / level 2 = 2 / level 1 = 1 for Category A subjects. For Category C: Other Language subjects, Grade A = 5 / Grade B = 4 / Grade C = 3 / Grade D = 2 / Grade E = 1).

Note 2: In the admission process, some programmes may have additional requirements (such as specifying subject requirements, assigning heavier weighting to specific subjects, etc.) which are NOT reflected in the Total Reference Score above.

Note 3: Please note that as admission is NOT based on public examination results alone, and the overall scores of students admitted to each programme vary from year to year, the information provided is for reference only, and should not be used to predict the chance of admission to any programme in subsequent years.

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