This co-terminal double degree programme aims to prepare students:
Upon successful completion of the programme, students will receive two degrees with a single honours classification and one parchment and a qualified teacher status (QTS) in primary and secondary schools.
|Domain||Credit Points (cps)|
|Discipline Studies (DS) Major||48 cps|
|Education Major||27 cps|
|Education Studies||30 cps|
|Basic Research Methods||3 cps|
|Final Year Project||3 cps|
|Field Experience||20 cps|
|General Education||16 cps|
|Language Enhancement||9 cps|
|Overseas Immersion Programme||cps shared by DS Major Electives and Education Major Electives (equivalent to 15cps)|
Note: Classes will be held in Tai Po Campus and Tseung Kwan O Study Centre / Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre / Sports Centre as decided by the University.
There are two majors, namely, Education Major and Discipline Studies Major, in this programme. Discipline Studies Major is about language studies. Education Major focuses on theories and practices in English language teaching. It will cover both primary and secondary school settings as BA(Lang Studies) & BEd(EL) programme is a cross-sectoral programme.
To support the English language development of every student, he or she will:
|Education Major||English Grammar for Teachers I|
|English Grammar for Teachers II|
|Primary ELT Methods I: Developing Oracy Skills|
|Primary ELT Methods II: Developing Literary Skills|
|Secondary ELT Methods I: Developing Oracy Skills|
|Secondary ELT Methods II: Developing Literary Skills|
|Words and Their Meanings|
|Linguistics||English as a Global Language|
|Introduction to English Phonetics and Phonology|
|Introduction to Linguistics|
|Introduction to Sociolinguistics|
|Spoken and Written Discourse|
|Literature & Culture||Approaching English Literature|
|Literature in Context I: 1789-1914|
|Literature in Context II: 1914-2000|
|Literatures in English I: Fiction|
|Literatures in English II: Drama|
|Literatures in English III: Poetry|
Education Studies gives students the chance to study teaching and learning from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students will study early childhood/school education from psychological, sociological, philosophical, pedagogical and other perspectives. Students will develop a range of skills necessary for professional practice, such as problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, communication, social interaction, ethical decision making and global perspectives. Education Studies helps students appreciate the importance of professional excellence, ethical responsibility and innovation to the role of a teacher. We aim for our graduates to become beginning teachers who are caring and competent, intellectually enthusiastic, socially committed, and globally aware.
|Education Studies Core||Teachers and Teaching in Context|
|Philosophical and Socio-cultural Issues in Education|
|Basic Psychology for Educators: Useful Concepts from Educational and Positive Psychology|
|School Guidance and Managing Diversity|
|Effective Teaching and Positive Classroom Learning Environment|
|Curriculum and Assessment|
|Pedagogical courses for Major||Second Language Acquisition and Curriculum Design: Theory and Practice|
|Children’s Literature in the ESL Classroom (for Primary Focus) or Using Language Arts and Non-language Arts in the ESL Classroom (for Secondary Focus)|
Student will complete either an Honours Project or a Capstone Project in the final year of study.
Students can choose from a wide selection of General Education courses in the following developmental stages to enhance their whole person development:
Students are required to participate in Field Experience (FE), where they observe classes and practise teaching in primary and secondary schools:
Important Note: The University will ask students of our full-time teacher education programmes (e.g. Bachelor of Education programmes) to declare whether they have been convicted of or are being prosecuted for any sex-related offence in Hong Kong or elsewhere, and to provide relevant details prior to undertaking teaching practice. Such information may be released to their placement schools. The University reserves the right not to allow these students to attend the block teaching practice. If so, they won't be able to meet the graduation requirements of the programmes.
Students undertake English language enhancement courses offered by the Department of English Language Education, and Chinese and Putonghua courses offered by the Centre for Language in Education to meet the Language Exit Requirements for English and Putonghua of the University.
The Immersion Programme is a compulsory part of the programme and students must participate and meet the requirement of the programme successfully in order to graduate. In the programme, they will:
Majoring in English with in-depth academic and professional knowledge, graduates of the programme will have excellent career prospects. They will become fully qualified teachers of English who can teach in both local primary and secondary schools with the following skills and qualifications.