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    1. General

    1.1

    These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Degrees.

    1.2

    In these regulations definitions shall apply as in the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Degrees and in the Interpretation Section of the Academic Rules and Regulations.

    1.3

    The Regulations Governing the Articulation of Qualifications shall apply for conversion of the following postgraduate programmes to the award of Master of Education/ Master of Education in Chinese Language Education/ Master of Education in Early Childhood Education/ Master of Education in English Language Education/ Master of Education in Liberal Studies Education/ Master of Education in Drama and Language Education/ Master of Education in Professional Issues in Liberal Studies as appropriate:

    Postgraduate Certificates

    • Postgraduate Certificate in Adult Education
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Chinese Language Education
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Drama Education
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Management
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Child Development
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Curriculum and Assessment
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Language and Learning
    • Postgraduate Certificate in English Language and Language Learning in the Contemporary World
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Postgraduate Certificate in English Studies for Language Teaching
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Chinese Studies for Language Teachng
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Liberal Studies Education
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Liberal Studies

    Postgraduate Diplomas

    • Postgraduate Diploma in Liberal Studies
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Liberal Studies (Content and Pedagogy)
       
    2. Entry Requirements
    Pathway 1
    2.1 To enter the Master of Education/Master of Education in Chinese Language Education/Master of Education in Early Childhood Education/Master of Education in English Language Education/Master of Education in Liberal Studies Education/Master of Education in Drama and Language Education/Master of Education in Professional Issues in Liberal Studies programmes - Pathway 1, a student shall normally possess:
      2.1.1 a recognized Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent);
      and shall normally possess:
      2.1.2 a recognized teacher's qualification; and
      2.1.3 at least two years' teaching or training experience.
         
    Pathway 2
    2.2 To enter the Master of Education/Master of Education in Chinese Language Education/Master of Education in English Language Education/Master of Education in Drama and Language Education programmes - Pathway 2, a student shall possess:
      2.2.1 a recognized degree (or its equivalent); and
      2.2.2 a qualification in Post-graduate Programme in Subject Knowledge (PGSK) for English/Chinese Language Teachers approved by the Education and Manpower Bureau;
      and shall normally possess:
      2.2.3 a recognized teacher's qualification; and
      2.2.4 at least two years' teaching or training experience.
    3. Master of Education
    3.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Master of Education, a student shall:
      3.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      3.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Degrees; and
      3.1.3 have been deemed to satisfy in full the specified pre-entry requirements for the programme of study; and
      For Pathway 1 (MED1)
      3.1.4 obtain at least 60 credits in courses at Postgraduate level prescribed by the regulations.
      For Pathway 2 (MED2)
      3.1.5 obtain at least 40 credits in courses at Postgraduate level prescribed by the regulations.
    3.2 For the degree of Master of Education, the University has prescribed that a student must complete:
      For Pathway 1 (MED1)
      3.2.1 60 credits from courses in Table 1.
      For Pathway 2 (MED2)
      3.2.2 40 credits from courses in Table 1, so that:
       
    3.2.2.1

    holders of the approved PGSK for English Language Teachers must complete 40 credits from courses labelled M, CLE, ELE or CST.

    3.2.2.2 holders of the approved PGSK for Chinese Language Teachers must complete 40 credits from courses labelled M, CLE, ELE or EST.
    4. Master of Education in Chinese Language Education
    4.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Master of Education in Chinese Language Education, a student shall:
      4.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      4.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Degrees; and
      4.1.3 have been deemed to satisfy in full the specified pre-entry requirements for the programme of study; and
      For Pathway 1 (MEDCLE1)
      4.1.4 obtain at least 60 credits in courses at Postgraduate level prescribed by the regulations.
      For Pathway 2 (MEDCLE2)
      4.1.5 obtain at least 40 credits in courses at Postgraduate level prescribed by the regulations.
    4.2 For the degree of Master of Education in Chinese Language Education, the University has prescribed that a student must complete the following courses from Table 1:
      For Pathway 1 (MEDCLE1)
    EDU E808C; and
    CHIN E811C; and
    EDU E817C (or EDU E817 enrolled before April 2003 semester)
      For Pathway 2 (MEDCLE2)
    EDU E808C; and
    EDU E817C (or EDU E817 enrolled before April 2003 semester)
    5. Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
    5.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, a student shall:
      5.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      5.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Degrees; and
      5.1.3 have been deemed to satisfy in full the specified pre-entry requirements for the programme of study; and
      5.1.4 obtain at least 60 credits in courses at Postgraduate level prescribed by the regulations.
    5.2 For the degree of Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, the University has prescribed that a student must complete the following courses in Table 1:
      5.2.1 either EDU E805C or EDU E815; and
      5.2.2 either EDU E813C or EDU E823; and
      5.2.3 EDU E882CF
    6. Master of Education in English Language Education
    6.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Master of Education in English Language Education, a student shall:
      6.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      6.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Degrees; and
      6.1.3 have been deemed to satisfy in full the specified pre-entry requirements for the programme of study; and
      For Pathway 1 (MEDELE1)
      6.1.4 obtain at least 60 credits in courses at Postgraduate level prescribed by the regulations.
      For Pathway 2 (MEDELE2)
      6.1.5 obtain at least 40 credits in courses at Postgraduate level prescribed by the regulations.
    6.2 For the degree of Master of Education in English Language Education, the University has prescribed that a student must complete the following courses from Table 1:
      For Pathway 1 (MEDELE1)
    EDU E809/EDU E819; and
    ENGL E810; and
    either EDU E817/EDU E846 or EDU E891 / EDU E801
      For Pathway 2 (MEDELE2)
    EDU E809/EDU E819; and
    either EDU E817/EDU E846 or EDU E891 / EDU E801
    7. Master of Education in Liberal Studies Education (MEDLSE) (see Note 7)
    7.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Master of Education in Liberal Studies Education, a student shall:
      7.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      7.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Degrees; and
      7.1.3 have been deemed to satisfy in full the specified pre-entry requirements for the programme of study; and
      7.1.4 obtain at least 60 credits in courses at Postgraduate level prescribed by the regulations.
    7.2 For the degree of Master of Education in Liberal Studies Education, the University has prescribed that a student must complete:
      7.2.1 from Table 1:
    EDU E880; and
    one other course labelled M.
      7.2.2 from Table 2:
    LIBS A821F; and
    15 credits from courses labelled OA, OB and OC, with no more than 10 credits from each group.
    8. Master of Education in Drama and Language Education
    8.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Master of Education in Drama and Language Education, a student shall:
      8.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      8.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Degrees; and
      8.1.3 have been deemed to satisfy in full the specified pre-entry requirements for the programme of study; and
      For Pathway 1 (MEDDLE1)
      8.1.4 obtain at least 60 credits in courses at Postgraduate level prescribed by the regulations.
      For Pathway 2 (MEDDLE2)
      8.1.5 obtain at least 40 credits in courses at Postgraduate level prescribed by the regulations.
    8.2 For the degree of Master of Education in Drama and Language Education, the University has prescribed that a student must complete:
      8.2.1

    For Pathway 1 (MEDDLE1)
    EDU E881C; and
    either ENGL E810 or CHIN E811C; and
    one other course from Table 1.

      8.2.2

    For Pathway 2 (MEDDLE2)
    EDU E881C; and
    one other course from Table 1 except that for holders of approved PGSK for English Teachers, ENGL E810 is excluded and for holders of approved PGSK for Chinese Teachers, CHIN E811C is excluded.

    9. Master of Education in Professional Issues in Liberal Studies
    9.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Master of Education in Professional Issues in Liberal Studies, a student shall:
      9.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      9.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Postgraduate Degrees; and
      9.1.3 have been deemed to satisfy in full the specified pre-entry requirements for the programme of study; and
      9.1.4 obtain at least 60 credits in courses at Postgraduate level prescribed by the regulations.
    9.2 For the degree of Master of Education in Professional Issues in Liberal Studies, the University has prescribed that a student must complete the following courses in Table 1:
      9.2.1 EDU E880; and
      9.2.2 either EDU E817/EDU E817C, or EDU E846; and
      9.2.3 other than CHIN E811C and ENGL E810.

    Table 1

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Credits
    MED/MEDCLE/MEDECE/
    MEDELE/MEDLSE/
    MEDDLE
    /MEDPLS
    CHIN E811C Chinese Studies: Classical Chinese, Literary Forms and Culture
    20
    CST

    EDU E801 1, 2, 3

    Educational Research in Action

    20

    M

    EDU E802 2

    Language and Literacy in Social Context

    20

    ELE

    EDU E803 1, 2

    Child Development in Social Context

    20

    M

    EDU E804 1, 2

    Adult Learners: Education and Training

    20

    M

    EDU E805 1, 2

    Effective Leadership and Management in Education

    20

    M

    EDU E805C 1

    Effective Leadership and Management in Education

    20

    M/ECE

    EDU E806 2

    Educational Management in Action

    20

    M

    EDU E807 1, 2

    Curriculum, Learning and Assessment

    20

    M

    EDU E808C

    Chinese Language Education

    20

    CLE
    EDU E809 1,2,4 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Worldwide

    20

    ELE

    EDU E813 1,2,5

    Child Development in Families, Schools and Society

    20

    M

    EDU E813C 1

    Child Development in Families, Schools and Society

    20

    M/ECE

    EDU E814 1, 2

    Supporting Lifelong Learning

    20

    M

    EDU E815 1

    Leading and Managing for Effective Education

    20

    M/ECE

    EDU E817 1,2,6

    Learning, Curriculum and Assessment

    20

    M

    EDU E817C 1

    Learning, Curriculum and Assessment

    20

    M

    EDU E819 1,4

    Investigating Language in Action

    20

    ELE
    EDU E823 1,5 Understanding Children's Development and Learning
    20
    M/ECE
    EDU E846 1,6 Curriculum, Learning and Society: Investigating Practice

    20

    M
    EDU E880 Learning and Teaching Liberal Studies
    20
    M
    EDU E881C Drama in the Curriculum
    20
    M
    EDU E891 1, 2, 3 Educational Enquiry
    20
    M
    ENGL E810 English Studies for Language Teaching
    20
    EST
    EDU E882CF Investigating Early Childhood Education
    20
    ECE

    Table 2

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Credits
    MEDLSE

    ENVR S830F

    Environmental Protection in Modern Society

    5

    OC
    ENVR S840F Environmental Management in Practice
    5
    OC
    LIBS A821F Exploring Liberal Studies
    5
    CA
    LIBS A823CF Chinese Culture and Civilization
    5
    OA
    LIBS A824F Globalization, Society and Culture
    5
    OA
    LIBS A825F Goverance and Politics of Greater China
    5
    OA
    LIBS A826F Social Change: Hong Kong and Mainland China
    5
    OA
    LIBS A827F Media, Society and Citizenship
    5
    OA
    LIBS A828F Regional Economic Integration: Hong Kong and China
    5
    OA
    LIBS A829F Western Culture and Civilization
    5
    OA
    LIBS A830F Interpersonal Relationships
    5
    OB
    LIBS A831F Group Dynamics
    5
    OB
    LIBS A832F Personal Awareness and Growth
    5
    OB
    LIBS A833F Problem-solving and Decision-making
    5
    OB

    Notes:

    1. Courses form excluded combinations with other courses. Only one of the courses of the excluded combinations can count towards an OUHK award. Students should refer to the attached list for details.
       
    2. Courses no longer available.
       
    3. EDU E801 has been replaced by EDU E891. If students have successfully completed EDU E801, they are deemded to have satisfied the requirements of EDU E891.
       
    4. EDU E809 has been replaced by EDU E819. If students have successfully completed EDU E809, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements of EDU E819.
       
    5. EDU E813 has been replaced by EDU E823. If students have successfully completed EDU E813, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements of EDU E823.
       
    6. EDU E817 has been replaced by EDU E846. If students have successfully completed EDU E817, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements of EDU E846.
       
    7. The programme of Master of Education in Liberal Studies Education will be phased out starting from September 2015. The University will continue to confer the award of the degree of Master of Education in Liberal Studies Education up to December 2020.

    March 2018

     
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