PhD

Education

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 2.7 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 7.69 k / Year(s) Deadline: Apr 30, 2025
351–400 place StudyQA ranking:5414 Duration:2 years

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The overall aim of the programme is to provide professional training for local primary and secondary school teachers who have obtained a bachelor's degree in an academic discipline to enable them to adequately assume their roles within the teaching profession. Specifically, the programme aims to develop in student teachers:

  1. personal qualities which support their daily work and professional development;
  2. functional knowledge of disciplines which informs educational practice;
  3. expertise in teaching specialising subjects in local schools; and
  4. knowledge essential for effective functioning within the profession and the wider school context.
Core Courses 20 units
Education Foundations 4 units
Professional Teacher Development 4 units
Curriculum & Assessment 3 units
Classroom Management and Communication 3 units
Subject Teaching I & II 6 units
   
Elective Courses 2 units
(Each student must select ONE of the courses offered from the electives listed below.  Students are advised to base their decisions on their interest as well as the relevance of the subjects to their career development.)  
   
Area A: Social and Autonomous Individual  
Student Self-Development 2 units
Psychology of Adolescence 2 units
Creative & Critical Thinking 2 units
Advanced Communication Skills 2 units
   
Area B: Facilitator of Learning  
School Guidance 2 units
Teaching of a Second Subject 2 units
   
Area C: Educational Innovator  
School Management & Decision Making 2 units
Action Learning in the Classroom 2 units
   
Area D: Professional Educator  
Education System & Policy in Hong Kong 2 units
Teaching as a Profession 2 units
Moral & Civic Education 2 units
   
Supervised Teaching Practice Course 4 units
Supervised Teaching Practice Assessment 4 units
 

Academic Qualification

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or equivalent*.

* Applicants applying for Physical Education must hold a recognised bachelor’s degree or equivalent majoring in PE or a relevant discipline.


Language Proficiency Requirement

Applicants should possess proficiency in reading and writing of both Chinese and English as recognised by the Department.

Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose bachelor’s degrees were obtained from institutions outside Hong Kong where the medium of instruction is not English. These applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for English proficiency:

For applicants applying for the English specialising subject:

  1. A band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent

For applicants applying for non-English specialising subjects:

  1. A band score of 6.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent

Others

  1. Applicants should possess a full-time local school teacher status#.
  2. Applications are invited for the following specialising subjects: Chinese, English, Mathematics, Physical Education, Music, Liberal Studies and Visual Arts . Eventual provision will depend on needs and departmental resources.
  3. Students may be provisionally accepted at the time of application, but they should have their full-time local school teacher status confirmed before registration for the programme.

The Government offers financial assistance in the form of non-means-tested loan to all students.  The beneficiaries are expected to repay their loans within a specified period after graduation.
Scholarships are bestowed upon selected recipients including new students on the basis of academic merits and other criteria stipulated by the donors. 

Double Registration
For UGC-funded programmes, unless otherwise approved by the University, registered candidates are normally not permitted to register part-time or full-time for any other qualification, either at the University itself or at any other local institution of higher learning. Candidates breaching this regulation are subject to discontinuation of their studies at the University.

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