Postgraduate Programme

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood Education)

 I have taught at an international kindergarten for seven years. The PGDE(ECE) programme enriched my knowledge of Early Childhood Education. The course enabled me to improve my classes and leadership - I credit the programme with my promotion at work soon after graduating!

Ms. Nuray Cheung
Kindergarten Senior Teacher
Alumna of PGDE(ECE)

  • Balance of theory and practice

  • Eligibility to register as Qualified Kindergarten Teachers and Child Care Workers

  • Attainment of professional qualifications as required of kindergarten principals and child care supervisors

  • Clearly articulated pathway

  • Recognition by the Education Bureau and the Social Welfare Department of HKSAR

Untrained early childhood graduate teachers or degree holders who wish to embark on professional teacher training and career development in the field of early childhood education. Part-time participants must be serving teachers in early childhood education settings.

Participants are normally required to attend two 3-hour classes (part-time programme) and four 3-hour classes (full-time programme) per week. Classes are held during weekdays (full-time programme), evenings and/or Saturday at Tseung Kwan O Study Centre and/or Tai Po Campus. This programme comprises a programme orientation and the following components:

  Credits Points
General Methods 6
Education Studies 15
Electives 3
Field Experience 6
Total 30

The part-time programme offers a Chinese stream and an English stream. Participants must choose which they prefer as their medium of instruction.

The full-time programme only offers a Chinese stream.

Chinese as the medium of instruction [CMI]

The medium of instruction is mainly Cantonese. English or Putonghua is adopted as the language of instruction for relevant courses, as appropriate.

English as the medium of instruction [EMI]

The medium of instruction is mainly English.

Applicants should:

One-year Full-time Programme

  • Hold a recognised Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent.

Two-year Part-time Programme

  • Hold a recognised Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent; and
  • Be serving teachers* in early childhood education settingsΔ.

    (Please submit the completed recommendation form with your application.)

*  Participants are required to teach a regular class of at least 10 children with minimum of 3 hours per day during the teaching practice period.

Δ Registered with the Education Bureau

Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview.

  • HK$42,100 per annum for One-year Full-time
  • HK$21,050 per annum for Two-year Part-time

Provisional and subject to adjustment