This programme aims to cultivate students with professional ethics and a global perspective for teaching the subject of history in secondary schools. To achieve this aim, graduates of the programme are expected to:
Total 156 Credit Points (cps)
|30cps||Education Studies||20cps||Field Experience|
|22cps||General Education||9cps||Language Enhancement|
|6cps||Final Year Project|
Students will be placed in schools which are important sites for learning to teach and where they will interpret, generate, interact and experiment with theory. Block Practice will be conducted in local schools which the medium of instruction may vary depending on the policy of the schools. Students should be able to demonstrate a proficient level of Cantonese/English/Putonghua# to conduct Block Practice.
# for Chinese Language teaching in some schools only
The programme aims to produce committed secondary school Chinese History teachers who are eligible to apply to become fully qualified and registered teachers in Hong Kong. The programme covers a broad range of topics, and will provide students with ample opportunities to observe history teachers, teach in the field, and evolve into competent history teachers. Graduates of the history programme should also be capable of taking up non-teaching positions in editing, journalism, or curatorship.
Employment Status (2021)
Field Experience, internship, overseas trips and immersion may be affected by the pandemic situation. Appropriate alternative arrangements will be made if outbound activities are suspended.
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- EdUHK is one of the teacher education providers in Hong Kong. Graduates of the University’s teacher education programmes are eligible to apply to become fully qualified and registered teachers. As regards teacher registration, graduates should approach the Teacher Registration Team of the Education Bureau (EDB) to submit applications directly. All applications will be assessed by the EDB. which will consider, among other things, whether an applicant has been convicted of any criminal offence (including sex-related offences) in Hong Kong or elsewhere, or is involved in any ongoing criminal proceedings or investigations. For details, please browse the EDB's website.
- Students admitted into this programme starting from the 2024/25 cohort are required to visit the Greater Bay Area (GBA) for a short trip (e.g. 1-day or 2-day 1-night trip) in order to complete the Cross-Faculty Core Course. While the GBA trip is heavily subsidised, students are still required to contribute 18% of the best estimated cost of the trip ("student contribution"), whereas personal entertainment, meals expenses, visa application fee and personal insurance costs will not be supported. The estimated cost of the GBA trip for students admitted to the 2024/25 cohort is not available yet as it is subject to a variety of factors such as changes to the cost of the GBA trip as a result of inflation, trip duration, traveling expenses, the exchange rate, etc. The exact amount of student contribution is thus not available.