What will I learn?

Programme Aims

This programme aims to prepare our students to become outstanding primary school teachers who:

  • have positive professional attitude;
  • have sound academic knowledge and broad-based professional knowledge and skills;
  • have lifelong learning skills and are able to appreciate moral, social and cultural values;
  • can work collaboratively with students, parents, colleagues, school administrators and other professionals; and
  • understand education issues of Hong Kong and react positively to educational innovations.

On completion of the programme, General Studies students are expected to be able to:

  • demonstrate a solid understanding and command of the core concepts and methods of enquiry in social sciences, science and technology.
  • show a broad understanding of the diverse social and cultural contexts in the local, national and global communities.
  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of interdisciplinary concepts and approaches in curriculum integration and display competence in interdisciplinary studies and thinking.
  • apply critical and creative thinking and problem solving abilities to deal with social, science, environmental and health-related issues.
  • display positive attitude towards the acceptance of diversity and multiplicity.
  • demonstrate the pedagogical literacy and competency required for the development and implementation of curriculum.

On completion of the programme, Mathematics students are expected to be able to:

  • demonstrate understanding of mathematical concepts and competence in explaining them clearly to school pupils.
  • plan and implement appropriate learning, teaching and assessment strategies to cater for the pupils' individual differences in learning mathematics.
  • adopt appropriate strategies to arouse pupils' interest in learning mathematics.
  • enrich and apply critical and logical thinking skills in teaching and real-life settings.
  • use information technologies and appropriate software to enhance learning and teaching of mathematics.

Major

This is the key building block for teacher professional competence with a well-developed sequence of academic contents that gradually increases in depth and complexity. Students will study one major subject from the following:

  • General Studies
  • Mathematics

Career Prospects/Professional Qualifications

Their in-depth academic and professional knowledge confers graduates of the programme with excellent career prospects. They will possess a Qualified Teacher Status in Hong Kong and are ready to become fully qualified teachers in local primary schools. In addition to the professional teaching career, as they will have been equipped with the necessary academic knowledge and intellectual skills, they can also embark on a wide variety of other careers, such as civil service, news organisations, publishing houses, etc.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS)

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
HK$140,000.00 (US$ 17,955) per year
Application deadline

Expected May 2022

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

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
HK$140,000.00 (US$ 17,955) per year
Application deadline

Expected May 2022

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Sports Centre

55 Yau King Lane,

Tai Po, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have obtained US High School Graduation Diploma. English Language Requirements: A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test); or A minimum overall band of 6 in the academic version of IELTS; or A score of 110 or above in JEE English Language; or Grade E or above in GCE AS Level or AL Level English; or Grade C or above in IGCSE/GCE O-level English; or Grade C or above in GCSE English or English Literature. GCE AL / IAL with Grade E or above in 3 AL (or A2) subjects (other than Chinese/Mandarin/English); or Grade E in 2 AL (or A2) plus 2 Advanced Supplementary (AS) subjects (other than Chinese/ Mandarin/English).

For international students

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level / International Advanced Level
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • SAT Reasoning Test

General English Language Requirements

The following is a list of acceptable tests and the score required:

  • TOEFL - Paper-based: 550; or Internet-based: 80
  • IELTS Academic - Overall Band: 6
  • GCE System: Grade E or above in GCE AS-level or A-level English; or Grade C or above in IGCSE / GCE O-level English; or Grade C or above in GCSE English or English Literature
  • IB - Grade 4 in the Higher Level English Language (B Syllabus); or Grade 5 in the Standard Level English Language (B Syllabus); or Grade 4 in the Higher or Standard Level English Language (A1 or A2 Syllabus); or Grade 4 in the Higher or Standard Level English A: Language and Literature; or Grade 4 in the Higher or Standard Level English A: Literature; or Grade 4 in the Standard Level English-Literature and Performance; or Grade 4 in the Standard Level English-Text and Performance
  • SAT - A sub-score of 8 in Essay Writing in old SAT; or 590 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing in new SAT
  • Others - Other English language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University.

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

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