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What will I learn?

Programme Aims and Objectives

The programme is aimed at individuals who aspire to professional advancement in the educational sector, and those who intend to strengthen their foundational knowledge and deepen their study in certain Areas of Focus.

It is designed to support students in integrating their past experience with new insights in theory, practice and leadership. The curriculum combines specialist study and a broad-based education in professional reflection, assessment and research methods. It provides flexible learning routes for students from different knowledge backgrounds.

By the end of this programme, students will be able to:

a) demonstrate advanced knowledge and awareness of new developments in their chosen Area of Focus;

b) review educational research critically, and conduct educational inquiries independently;

c) apply assessment principles and strategies for the promotion of learning; and

d) evaluate the larger policy and cultural contexts of education in Hong Kong and other societies with a critical perspective; and

e) possess professional ethics and social responsibility in the field of education.

Strands:

  • Mathematics and Technology Strand
  • Science and Environmental Studies Strand

This area of focus aims to provide opportunities for professional enhancement in the areas of mathematics education, science education and technology-enhanced education. It seeks to engage participants in reflecting on and evaluating contemporary theories and practices in these three areas so as to enable participants to become reflective professionals in these fields.

Distinctive Features:

  • Focus on the study of the development of mathematics thinking through analysis of recent theories and research findings to enhance professional knowledge and pedagogy for mathematics education.
  • Empower participants with updated knowledge of the trends of science curriculum development and evidence-based pedagogical approaches for science learning.
  • Broaden students’ understanding of the use of information technology for research and educational innovations.

Which department am I in?

Graduate School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$120,000.00 (12,13,961) per year
HK $5,000 per credit point
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK)

Tai Po Campus,

10 Lo Ping Road,

Tai Po, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university. English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 with no subtest lower than 6.0; or TOEFL 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test); or Other equivalent qualifications.

For international students

Applicants must hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Science or Information Technology from a recognised University.

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution outside Hong Kong where the language of instruction is not English should normally fulfill one of the following minimum English proficiency requirements which may be subject to adjustment:

  • IELTS 6.0; or
  • Grade C or above in GCSE / GCE OL English; or
  • a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test); or
  • Band 6 in the Chinese Mainland’s College English Test (CET) (a total score of no lower than 430 if the test was taken after June 2005); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

As for the Area of Focus of English for Academic Purposes, the minimum English proficiency requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS 6.5 with no subtest lower than 6.0; or
  • a TOEFL score of 570 (paper-based test) or 90 (internet-based test) ; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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