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Postgraduate Diploma in Education

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Course profile

The Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programme is designed to prepare university graduates to teach within Hong Kong in areas ranging from kindergarten to tertiary institutions. The PGDE programme is also relevant to teachers teaching in training institutions, community colleges and international schools. PGDE is a recognized teacher training qualification by the Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government.

Course details

Classification: 
Others
Level: 
Postgrad Certification / Postgrad Diploma

Primary Area of Study

Primary Area of Study: 
Education & Teacher Training
Delivery Mode: 
Full Time
Part Time
Duration: 
1 Year (Full-time) / 2 Years (Part-time)
Language of Instruction: 
English
Cantonese
Course fee: 
HK$42,100 (local students) / HK$120,000 (non-local students)  
Prerequisite: 

One-year Full-time

1.  Applicants shall hold a local or other recognized Bachelor’s degree*  with a major in a discipline relevant to the      major subject applied for.

2.  Fresh graduates may also apply.
    Fresh graduates who have been offered conditional admission shall obtain a recognized Bachelor’s degree      before the offer is granted officially. Students should furnish the proof before commencing studies in September.

Two-year Part-time

  A: Teaching
1.  Applicants shall be a local full-time in-service teacher, and hold a local or other recognized Bachelor’s degree*      with a major in a discipline relevant to the major subject applied for.

2.  Students admitted via two-year part-time (teaching) mode should be a local full-time school teacher throughout      their period of study, and should teach at least 6 class periods (secondary stream) or 8 class periods (primary      stream) per week/teaching cycle, of which subject should be in a closely related field of their chosen major      subject. If a teaching post is not secured during their study, students may be required to apply for deferred      admission or suspension of studies. Students are required to look for a teaching practice school at their own      accord.

Applicants serving as a principal or vice-principal shall also follow this arrangement.

B: Non-teaching

1. Applicants shall hold a local or other recognized Bachelor's degree* with a major in a discipline relevant to the     major subject applied for.
2. Interested in switching to teaching profession