Abbreviation FT / PT
PGDE FT / PT

The Postgraduate Diploma in Education [PGDE] programme prepares university graduates to teach mainly in schools within Hong Kong. It offers both full-time and part-time mode of study. The full-time programme extends over one academic year and provides initial professional teacher training for students without previous teaching experience. The part-time programme extends over two academic years and provides in-service teachers with professional training and a basis for continuing professional development. The PGDE is a teacher training qualification recognized by the Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (normally one year, up to a maximum of two years, with classes possibly on weekday evenings and/or Saturday)
Part Time (normally two years, up to a maximum of  four years, with classes on weekday evenings and/or Saturday)

Medium of Instruction
English
Programme Entrance Requirements

A candidate shall satisfy both the University Admission Requirements and the Programme Specific Requirements as listed below:

1. comply with the General Regulations and the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula;
2. hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose;
3. completed a substantial portion of his/her undergraduate studies in the major subject for which he/she wishes to apply;
4. normally be a serving teacher in Hong Kong schools with a minimum of one year of relevant teaching experience (for part-time applicants only);
5. for qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong where the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, a candidate is required to obtain a score of 550 or above (paper-based test) or 80 or above (internet-based) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); a minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in IELTS; or Grade C or above in either the Overseas General Certificate of Education, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education, or the Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language; and
6. satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination, if required.

Programme Admissions Advisor

Dr Arthur Lee

Contacts
Tel: 3917 5413
Fax: 2858 5649
Email: pgdeadm@hku.hk
Website: http://web.edu.hku.hk/programme/pgde

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