Admissions

Postgraduate Programme

Master of Teaching

  • The very first Master of Teaching Programme in Hong Kong to focus on pedagogical practices at an advanced level
  • 'To identify teachers in the heart of quality education' – a mission of fostering teacher leaders who can rally school teams on reforms in changing school contexts
  • Latest research findings and evidence-based practices adopted as learning materials
  • Delivery through an innovative and learner-oriented approach catering for participants’ diverse needs, with or without school work experience
  • The practitioner-based research project is the programme highlight, serving to make a difference in learning through practice, reflection and evaluation
  • Designed and implemented by a strong team that comprises experts and subject specialists, with professional qualifications to provide strong scaffolding with their expertise
  • Managed by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction that has a long track record of providing high quality teaching and research in the areas of curriculum, teaching, assessment, and teacher professional development

This programme is suitable for fresh graduates and teachers at different stages of their careers,  interested in pursuing advanced studies preparing them for future school leadership.

Participants are required to complete a total of 8 courses (24 credit points) for graduation.

  Credit Points
Core Courses (3 credit points / course)
1.    Teaching Strategies for Enhancing Student Learning
2.    Teacher Leadership and School Improvement
3.    Learning in the Inclusive Classroom
4.    Methods in Research for Learning
5.    Practitioner-based Research Project
15

Specialisations*
 3 courses (3 credit points / course) from one of the following specialisations:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Early Childhood Education and Family Studies
  • Special Education
  • 中國語言文學的學與教 (Learning and Teaching of Chinese Language and Literature)
  • English Language Education
  • Teaching Greater China Studies in Liberal Studies Curriculum
  • Teaching Physical Education - An Advanced Study

 

9

Total 24

 

* Individual specialisations may not be offered every year.

“Any aspect of the course and course offerings (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 and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.”

 

Participants could choose one of the following specialisations:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Early Childhood Education and Family Studies
  • Special Education
  • 中國語言文學的學與教 (Learning and Teaching of Chinese Language and Literature)
  • English Language Education
  • Teaching Greater China Studies in Liberal Studies Curriculum
  • Teaching Physical Education - An Advanced Study

* Individual specialisations may not be offered every year.

Applicants may apply for credit transfer in the Master of Teaching Programme for up to 9 credit points:

  • Graduates from the 5-year Bachelor of Education Programmes of the EdUHK may apply for credit transfer if they had studied MTeach specialisation courses as electives in their senior years of study.
  • Participants have attended courses for the Certificate of Professional Development Programmes or other master’s degree of which the standards and contents match those of the MTeach Programme’s courses, may apply for credit transfer.

Classes are held primarily at the Tai Po Campus and occasionally at the Tseung Kwan O Study Centre, and / or Kowloon Tong Satellite Study Centre, as decided by the University. Students will normally attend classes on weekday evenings and on Saturdays.

Mainly English (Individual courses will be taught in Cantonese or Mandarin)

This programme is offered on a self-funded basis.  The tuition fee is HK$4,550 per credit point, i.e.HK$109,200 for the 24- credit point MTeach programme, which is provisional and subject to adjustment. The University reserves the right to make changes to tuition fee without prior notice. Tuition fees paid are normally not refundable or transferable.

Applicants should hold a recognised Bachelor’s degree and a recognised teacher’s qualification, or equivalent.
    
Applicants may be required to attend an interview / test.

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution in a non-English speaking system should have attained one of the following English proficiency requirements, which may be subject to adjustment.

  • IELTS 6.0; or
  • Grade C or above in GCSE / GCE OL English; or
  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test) ; or
  • 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
  • Other equivalent qualifications.

Remark: Please note that this programme will not lead to a Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) qualification. To acquire a QTS in Hong Kong, a person should obtain a local Teacher's Certificate or Post-graduate Diploma / Certificate in Education or equivalent qualifications.

Note
This programme is under “the Scholarship for Teachers (Pursuit of Master’s Degree Programmes)” hosted by the Education Bureau. 

For further information, please visit Education Bureau’s website.

 I have been a primary school teacher in Jiangxi for over 9 years.  I chose this programme to further my study because it is the only one of its kind available in Hong Kong and the Mainland. The instructors are inspirational.  It will be a great help to my career development in the Mainland and Hong Kong.

Ronald Liu 
Alumnus of MTeach