About the Faculty 

The Faculty of Education was established in 1984, at first as a department in the Faculty of Arts and then as a school, but the University has been involved in teacher education since 1917, and to this day is a major provider of teacher education in Hong Kong. The faculty adopted a unitary structure in September 2002. 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. It is also the host faculty for the degree offered by the Institute of Human Performance. The faculty offers opportunities to study for the following degrees:

  • Doctor of Education
  • 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
  • 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 Exercise and Health

The faculty also offers MPhil and PhD research degrees and the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Educational Studies, as well as the Postgraduate Diploma in Education and a wide range of in-service courses.

Educational opportunities in Hong Kong have changed dramatically in recent decades. What was once a highly selective, elitist educational system has developed to provide comprehensive education to all school-age children. The faculty has responded in a number of ways to the changing community needs created by this expansion. It has contributed to the expansion of opportunities for professional training of graduate teachers and provided the preparation required to work in specialist areas such as school administration, curriculum development, evaluation, counselling and guidance, information and technology, exercise and the health industry, and speech and language therapy.