About the Faculty 

The Faculty of Education (the Faculty) was established in The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 1984, having previously been a department in the Faculty of Arts and then a School of Education. However, the University has been involved in teacher education since 1917, and to this day it remains a major provider of teacher education in Hong Kong. It now has seven divisions: Chinese Language and Literature; English Language Education; Information and Technology Studies; Learning, Development and Diversity; Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education; Mathematics and Science Education; and Speech and Hearing Sciences. The Faculty offers opportunities to study for the following programmes:

• Doctor of Philosophy
• Doctor of Education
• Master of Philosophy
• Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
• Master of Education
• Master of Science in Audiology
• Master of Science in Information Technology in Education
• Master of Science in Library and Information Management
• Postgraduate Diploma in Education
• Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) (self-funded)
• Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education in Language Education
• Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science
• Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Social Sciences
• Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
• Bachelor of Science in Information Management
• Bachelor of Science in Applied Child Development

The Faculty also offers a wide range of in-service courses for teachers.

The Faculty is engaged in cutting-edge educational research and professional training in the region and internationally, and has contributed significantly to education policy and development in Hong Kong. It is a major teacher-education institution and has strong expertise in policy analysis and curriculum development. It became the first institution in Hong Kong to train speech therapists and audiologists for the local community.

The Faculty is committed to building its expertise and has strengthened its capacity by recruiting diverse, highly qualified scholars and students internationally. Our scholars come from many different parts of the world, including North America, the United Kingdom, Mainland Europe, Asia (Central, South, South-East and East, including Hong Kong and Mainland China) and Australasia. The Faculty has more than 100 full-time academic staff, many of whom are very well known internationally. In addition to performing teaching duties, academic staff engage in an extensive range of research and they lead both local and international projects. Many of our colleagues sit on advisory committees contributing to the formulation of policies related to local and international education. With the diverse staff and student body, the Faculty maintains high academic and research standards, and has a reputation as an international centre of excellence.

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