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Programme Overview and Aims

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Programme Overview and Aims

The Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programme prepares university graduates to teach in Hong Kong in sectors ranging from kindergartens to secondary schools. The PGDE is a teacher training qualification recognized by the Education Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).



Full-Time (one year)

The full-time programme is primarily intended for graduates without formal teaching experience.

The programme runs throughout the academic year from September to June. It emphasizes methods and practices of teaching and the theoretical aspects of education. Course participants will be given the opportunity to gain learning opportunities in an authentic school setting through weekly "School Experience" in Hong Kong schools and to undertake further teaching practice in the second semester under the guidance of a university teacher and a school mentor.

Students may be required to join evening classes or Saturday classes for some courses.


Part-Time (two years)

The part-time programme is primarily designed for students who are serving teachers normally with at least one year of relevant teaching experience. It covers the methods and practices of teaching and the same theoretical aspects of study as the full-time programme.

The programme extends over two academic years of part-time study. Classes are normally held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on two evenings per week in Year 1 from September to June. Classes may also be scheduled on Saturdays.

Prior approval should be sought from principals or employers to ensure that candidates may attend classes punctually.