Master of Education

Programme Director: Dr LAM, Ricky C K

This is a taught postgraduate programme leading to the award of the degree of Master of Education (MEd). The programme is designed for educators and professionals who have an interest in the field of education and specialised areas in education.

The aims of the programme are:

  1. To strengthen knowledge of and skills in education;
  2. To enhance analytical and critical understanding of issues in education from different perspectives;
  3. To develop a reflective, multi-disciplinary approach to education;
  4. To facilitate initiatives and promote leadership in education; and
  5. To foster competence in research in education.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. Explain in-depth knowledge of education;
  2. Apply theories and concepts in educational issues;
  3. Apply specialised, professional skills in education;
  4. Analyse critically and creatively on issues in education from different perspectives;
  5. Conduct education research in professional manner; and
  6. Create and evaluate educational initiatives by reflecting upon multi-disciplinary approach to education.

To cater for the changing needs of the professional development among educators and related professionals, the programme includes a variety of concentrations. These concentrations serve to enrich the content of the programme and better meet the demand for lifelong education. Upon entry into the programme, each student must select one specific concentration and take all required courses in that concentration, the common required course, an elective course, and the dissertation or its equivalent. The specific concentrations offered may vary each year.

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Common Required Course 3 units
II) Concentration Required Courses 12 units
III) Elective Courses 6 units
IV) Dissertation or its equivalent 6 units
    27 units


For graduation, students must complete a total of 27 units and satisfy the requirements of the dissertation or its equivalent within the specified duration of the programme and obtain:

  1. Grade C- or above in all courses; and
  2. A cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.

Normally full-time students should complete the programme in one year and part-time students in two years. With special permission a student may extend his or her part-time study but in no cases would the period of study be allowed to exceed three calendar years.

I. Common Required Course 3 units
  EDUC7520 Research Methods in Education 3 units
II. Concentration Required Courses 12 units
III. Elective Courses 6 units
  Students are required to take two courses selected from the following list. Students are allowed to choose courses from concentrations other than their own to meet the elective course requirements, where these concentrations are offered.
  EDUC7430 Development in Mathematical Thinking 3 units
  EDUC7560 Seminar in Education 3 units
  EDUC7570 Moral Education: Theory and Practice 3 units
  EDUC7580 Civic Education 3 units
  EDUC7600 Career Competence Development and Education 3 units
  EDUC7610 Data Analysis for Education 3 units
  EDUC7630 Thinking and School Curriculum 3 units
  EDUC7700 Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics in English Language Teaching 3 units
  EDUC7710 Literature and Language Arts 3 units
  EDUC7880 Globalization Studies 3 units
  EDUC7910 Curriculum Development and Implementation in Liberal Studies 3 units
  EDUC7980 Energy Technology and the Environment 3 units
  EDUC7990 Mathematics in Action—Applications of Contemporary Mathematics 3 units
  EDUD7040 Colloquium on Reflective Practice in Education 3 units
  EDUD7080 Curriculum Development for the 21st Century: Global Perspectives 3 units
  EDUD7110 Education System and Policy: A Comparative Perspective 3 units
  EDUD7140 Promoting Child and Adolescent Development in School Settings 3 units
  EDUM7310 Introduction to Theories of Curriculum and Assessment 3 units
  EDUM7320 Leadership in Curriculum Development and Pedagogical Design 3 units
  EDUM7330 Testing, Measurement and Assessment in Education 3 units
  EDUM7340 Contemporary Issues in ELT: Policy, Practice and Pedagogy in English Language Education 3 units
  EDUM7350 Managing Change in ELT 3 units
  EDUM7360 Chinese Language Education in a Changing Context 3 units
  EDUM7370 Creative Chinese Language Teaching 3 units
  EDUM7380 Teaching Liberal Studies—Integrating Issues in Instruction 3 units
  EDUM7390 Facilitating Liberal Studies Learning 3 units
  EDUM7410 Teaching Individuals with Developmental Disabilities 3 units
  EDUM7420 Supervision and Mentoring in School 3 units
  EDUM7430 Knowledge Building with Ubiquitous Technologies 3 units
  EDUM7440 Teaching Chinese in Dialect Speaking Area 3 units
  EDUM7451 Reflective Practice and Independent Action Learning Project 3 units
  EDUM7452 Reflective Practice and Independent Action Learning Project 3 units
  EDUM7460 Theory, Research and Pedagogical Issues of Early Childhood Mathematics 3 units
  EDUM7470 Education and Social Development in a Globalized World 3 units
  Subject to prior approval of the department, students are allowed to take an elective course from selected taught postgraduate programmes in the University for meeting the elective requirements.
IV. Dissertation 6 units
  EDUC7621 Dissertation I 3 units
  EDUC7622 Dissertation II 3 units
  EDUC7650 Independent Project 3 units
  An elective course 3 units
  Two elective courses 6 units
    27 units

The respective Concentrations are listed below:

Applied Psychology in Schools
- Child and Adolescent Development Concentration
- Early Childhood Education Concentration
- English Language for Teaching Concentration
- Inclusive Education Concentration
- Liberal Studies Concentration
- School Leadership and Management Concentration
- Subject Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics at Junior Levels (P1–S3) Concentration
- Teaching Mathematics at Junior Levels (P1 to S3) Concentration


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