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Master of Education Programme (MEd)


Programme Code : A1M043 / C2M001

Study Mode : One-year Full-time / Two-year Part-time

Programme Director: Dr TSANG, Yiu Fai Chris

Programme Coordinator: Dr CHENG Wing Tung Michelle

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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.

Programme Structure

The MEd programme comprises 24 credit points (cps). Students are required to take 8 courses (3 cps for each course) to complete the requirements. The following options are available:

 

Educational Studies

Students with a broad interest in education may choose this option.

2 Core Courses + Any 6 Specialist Courses

or

2 Core Courses + 3 Specialist Courses (as required) + Research Project*

All Areas of Focus except Educational Studies

They are designed for students who wish to deepen their professional knowledge in a particular Area of Focus, complemented by elective courses offered in the programme.

2 Core Courses + 3 Specialist Courses within an Area of Focus + Any 3 Specialist Courses / Research Project*

*Students may choose to carry out a research project instead of taking 3 courses in the same Area. The research project comprises supervised work on an agreed topic with the research project supervisor.

Core Courses

Students are required to take the Core Courses according to their chosen Area of Focus: Core Courses:

Core Course

Area of Focus

Research Methods for Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Business Education and Human Resources Development
  • Educational Studies
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Mathematics, Technology, Science and Environment
    - Mathematics and Technology Strand
    - Science and Environmental Studies Strand

Local and National Issues in Education

  • Business Education and Human Resources Development
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Mathematics, Technology, Science and Environment
    - Mathematics and Technology Strand
    - Science and Environmental Studies Strand

Introduction to Research Methods

  • Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational and Developmental Psychology
  • Educational Leadership
  • Life and Values Education
  • Special Needs, Giftedness and Counselling

Educational Reform and Development in Global Context

  • Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational and Developmental Psychology
  • Educational Leadership
  • Life and Values Education
  • Special Needs, Giftedness and Counselling

Research Methods for Humanities

  • English for Academic Purposes

Contemporary Issues in Language Education Within the Humanities

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Educational Studies

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.

Programme Duration

Study Mode

Normative Length of Programme

Full-time

One year

Part-time

Two years

 

Area of Focus and Coordinating Team (September 2021 Intake)

Students can choose any one of the following Areas of Focus offered in the programme:

 

Business Education and Human Resources Development (BH)

Area Coordinator: Dr CHENG Wai Lun, Eddie

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Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment (CTA)

Area Coordinator: Dr YANG Lan

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Early Childhood Education (EC)

Area Coordinator: Dr ZHOU Yanling

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Website: www.eduhk.hk/ece

Educational and Developmental Psychology (EDP)^1

Area Coordinator: Dr YIP Chi Wing, Michael

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Website: www.eduhk.hk/ps

Educational Leadership (ELS)

Area Coordinator: Dr LEE Tsz Lok, Trevor and Dr QIAN Haiyan 

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Educational Studies 

Area Coordinator: Dr CHENG Wing Tung, Michelle

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English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Area Coordinator: Dr ZOU Di

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Health and Physical Education (HPE)

Area Coordinator: Dr CHUNG Ming Yan, Louisa

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Website: www.eduhk.hk/hpe

Life and Values Education (LVE)

Area Coordinator: Dr LAM Chi Ming

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Website: www.eduhk.hk/ie

Mathematics, Technology, Science and Environment^2

- Mathematics and Technology Strand (MTS)

Area Coordinator: Dr CHIU Mei Choi

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 Website: www.eduhk.hk/mit

 

- Science and Environmental Studies Strand (SESS)

Area Coordinator: Dr MAN Yu Bon

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 Website: www.eduhk.hk/ses

 

Special Needs, Giftedness and Counselling (SNC)^3

Area Coordinator: Prof SIN Kuen Fung

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Website: www.eduhk.hk/sec

^Applicants must provide documentary evidence that an introductory undergraduate psychology course or equivalent has been taken at a tertiary institution.

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

^High proficiency in English and previous training in the Area of Focus of Special Needs, Giftedness and Counselling are necessary.


 

Areas of Focus and courses on offer are subject to change and sufficient enrolment.

Admission Requirements

For more information on the program-specific admission and English language requirements, please click here.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction can be English and Chinese (including Putonghua) as consistent with the University’s policy.

Course Delivery

Classes may be scheduled on weekday daytime / evenings and on Saturdays at approved venues including but not limited to Tai Po Campus, Tseung Kwan O Study Centre, Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre, etc. Different modes of delivery, teaching and learning activities as well as assessment methods could be adopted as deemed appropriate.

Tuition Fee

  • This programme is offered on a self-funded basis. The tuition fee for the 2021/22 academic year is HK$5,000 per credit point, i.e. HK$120,000 for the 24-credit point MEd programme, which is provisional and subject to adjustment. The University reserves the right to make changes to the tuition fee without prior notice. Tuition fees paid are normally not refundable or transferable.
  • Extension fees will be charged to students who have to extend their studies beyond the normal duration (i.e. 1 year for full-time and 2 years for part-time).

Programme Highlights

a) Scholarships

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

Master of Education Entrance Scholarship

UGC TPg Fellowship Scheme 2021/22 for Local Students*

*for priority areas only

b) Award Schemes

Postgraduate Students Publication Award

To cultivate a research and outcome-oriented environment, the Postgraduate Students Publication Award is to reward students who produce quality research output in the form of journal articles.

Conference Award

To build and strengthen research capacity of students, the Conference Award is to support students who present their work at international/national/local conference.

 

Enquiries

Applications and Admissions Enquiries

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In person:

 

Information Centre
Room A-G/F-11
The Education University of Hong Kong
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po
New Territories
Hong Kong

 

Graduate School (GS) – Programme Enquiries

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In person:

 

Graduate School
Room B4-G/F-02
The Education University of Hong Kong
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po
New Territories
Hong Kong

 

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