Programme Code   : A1M085/C2M007
Study Mode   : One-year Full-time / Two-year Part-time
Programme Leader   : Dr. MAN Yiu Kwong
General Enquiries   : (852) 2948 8221 (Mr. Michael Wong)
E-mail   : ykman@eduhk.hk
     
Leaflet   : English / 繁體中文 / 簡體中文
FAQ   : English

 

Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master's Degree Programmes)

EDB has launched a “Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master's Degree Programmes)” for the 2019/20 academic year. Full-time serving teachers in local schools who will apply for this master’s degree programme (programme code: C2M007) in the following school year are eligible for the scholarship. For details or enquiries, please contact EDB in direct or visit its website http://www.edb.gov.hk/scholarship_teacher

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The programme emphasizes Mathematics subject knowledge, innovative pedagogical practices and flexible teaching environments. It is primarily designed for in-service or prospective Mathematics teachers who are looking for an opportunity to further their mathematical knowledge and to apply such knowledge to the learning and teaching of mathematics in the school settings. It aims to enable the participants to become competent mathematics teachers and enhance their upward mobility in the teaching career.

 
PROGRAMME AIMS

This programme aims to:
(1) Broaden students' knowledge in Mathematics;
(2) Help students realize how to teach Mathematics in schools from an advanced mathematical point of view;
(3) Expose students to different classroom environments and innovative pedagogical practices in Mathematics;
(4) Cultivate synergy between subject knowledge and pedagogy in Mathematics; and
(5) Foster students' critical thinking to enable them to become reflective practitioners.



PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The programme comprises 24 credit points (cps). Students normally take one year (Full-time) or two years (Part-time) to complete the programme. They need to attend an average of two to four classes per week (depending on the study mode) which may be held in the daytime/evening on weekdays and/or Saturdays at the Tai Po Campus, Tseung Kwan O Study Centre and/or Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre as decided by the University.



PROGRAMME CURRICULUM

The programme comprises 24 credit points (cps). Each course is worth 3 cps.

Courses Credits
4 Core Courses (Mathematical Studies) 12 cps
4 Core Courses (Pedagogy in Mathematics) 12 cps
Total 24 cps



MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

The medium of instruction is English supplemented with Chinese.



CREDIT TRANSFER

Credit Transfer may be granted for courses completed successfully at the University previously or another accredited tertiary institution. The exact study duration and number of credit points to be transferred will depend on the qualifications of individual applicants. The total number of credit points transferred cannot exceed 50% of the total number of credit points (i.e. not exceed 12 cps) of the programme. Applications will only be considered on a case-by-case basis, preferably within the first two weeks of each semester in each academic year.



TUITION FEE

This programme is offered on a self-funded basis. The tuition fee for the whole programme is HK$120,000 for 2019-2020 entry. Tuition fees paid are normally not refundable or transferable.



ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

The minimum entrance requirements for this programme:

(1) A recognized Bachelor’s degree, preferably in subject areas other than Mathematics.
(2) In-service or prospective Mathematics teacher
(3) Possessing at least Grade E in Hong Kong AS-level for any Mathematics-related subjects or Level 4 for HKDSE Core Mathematics, or an equivalent qualification in Mathematics *
(4) Applicant whose Bachelor’s degree is obtained from a non-English speaking institution should normally fulfill one of the following minimum English proficiency requirements:
(i) IELTS 6.0; or
(ii) Grade C or above in GCSE / GCE OL English; or
(iii) A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test); or
(iv) 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
(v) Other equivalent qualifications.

* Applicant who had studied some Mathematics (or Mathematics related) courses in the undergraduates or former Colleges of Education may also be considered.

 

Any aspect of the course (including, without limitation, the content of the Course and the manner in which the Course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University.  Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.