Undergraduate Programme

Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Special Needs)

  • The first add-on specialist degree in Hong Kong on special needs and inclusive education
  • Professional upgrading
  • Autonomy of study and flexible study duration (within 3-5 years)
  • Interactive learning approach

Serving teachers in special education and inclusive settings who aim to enhance their capacity for more effective practice, teaching and leadership in developing inclusive school communities.

  Credit point (cp) requirement
Education Studies 18
Specialised Studies
  • Specialised Studies I
  • Specialised Studies II
Complementary Studies* 3
Education Project 6
Field Experience 6
Total 60

*Participants without initial teacher training are required to take 6 additional cps related to teaching & learning and classroom management.

The medium of instruction is mainly Chinese. English is adopted as the language of instruction for relevant courses, as appropriate.

  • Serving teachers holding a Certificate in Education or a Certificate of the Teachers of Children with Special Educational Needs (TCSEN) or equivalent
  • Applicants without the above qualifications but possess other post-secondary qualification and with experience in teaching or working with students with learning difficulties or special needs are welcome to apply
  • Interview may be required
  • Participants who are serving teachers are required to have a minimum of 4 teaching periods^ per week/cycle during the course of study in the programme.  The minimum number of students in one class is 10.
  • Participants who are not serving teachers are required to obtain a temporary or substitute teaching post in a school or others with educational setting upon approval for teaching practice. The teaching requirements are 4 to 8 periods^ of relevant lesson(s)## per week/cycle for 6 to 12 weeks (not less than 48 periods^ in total in each academic year) within the supervision period in Year 2 and Year 3 respectively.  Each class should not less than 10 students.

^ each period should be 35-40 minutes.
##  lesson(s) which can demonstrate participants' teaching skills in catering for students with special educational needs.

The tuition fee for the programme is HK$28,100 per annum. This fee is provisional and subject to adjustment.