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Programme Description

This is a two-year full-time programme which offers professional training in educational psychology through a scientist-practitioner model, featuring a curriculum consisting of an array of course work in assessment, consultation, and evidence-based interventions that are relevant to the local context. In addition, students have to complete a specific number of hours of supervised practice in assessment and intervention before graduation. These practicums are supervised by qualified educational/clinical psychologists in the field. This programme is offered under the Faculty of Education, in close collaboration with the professional training programme in Clinical Psychology that is offered by the Department of Psychology.

Graduates of this programme are expected to meet the professional competence and ethical standards for registration as Educational Psychologist in Hong Kong. Services provided by educational psychologists include psychoeducational assessment, intervention with children, adolescents and their families, in-service training for teachers, consultation with parents, teachers, principals and education-related administrators in both government funded and private sectors.

 

Who Should Apply?

The target participants of MA in Professional Educational Psychology are individuals who already have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (or its equivalent), and aspire to receive training that, upon completion, will qualify them to serve as professional Educational Psychologists in Hong Kong.

Programme Requirements

Students are required to complete a total of 60 units for graduation. These units are spread under 5 clusters, namely: Professional and Foundation Knowledge, Psychological Assessment, Intervention Skills and Strategies, Research in Educational Psychology and Fieldwork.

 

(1) Coursework Requirement

Students are required to complete a total of 60 units for graduation.

(a)
Professional and Foundation Knowledge
(i) Core Courses

EPSY 6101-6103
9 units
(ii) Elective Course
- 1-2 elective course(s) from: PEDU 6502, 6506, 6513, 6515
3-6 units
- 0-1 elective course from: PSYC 7021
0-3 units
- 1 elective course from: PEDU 6051-6054, 6208-6209
3 units
(b)
Psychological Assessment
(i) Core Courses

EPSY 6201-6203
9 units
(c)
Intervention Skills and Strategies
(i) Core Courses

EPSY 6301-6304
12 units
(d)
Research in Educational Psychology
(i) Core Courses

EPSY 6401-6403
9 units
(ii) Elective Course

2 elective courses from: PEDU 6401-6406

(There are pre-requisites for PEDU 6404 & 6405.)
3 units
(e)
(e) Practicum
(i) Core Course

EPSY 6501-6503
9 units

(2) Other Requirements

  1. A student must achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in order to fulfill the graduation requirement, unless special approval is granted by the Graduate Council.
  2. Except for courses EPSY 6402 – 6403 Dissertation Research and EPSY 6501 – 6503 Practicum, students are required to achieve a minimum grade of “D” in the courses taken during the study in order to fulfill the coursework and graduation requirements. For courses EPSY 6402 – 6403 Dissertation Research and EPSY 6501 – 6503 Practicum, students must achieve grade “C-” or above unless special approval is granted by the Faculty Board. A student who cannot achieve grade “C-” or above for courses EPSY 6402 – 6403 Dissertation Research and EPSY 6501 – 6503 Practicum will be required to re-take the course(s) in the subsequent term(s) until grade “C-” or above is achieved.
  3. Students must fulfill the Term Assessment Requirement of the Graduate School. For details, please refer to Section 13.0 “Unsatisfactory Performance and Discontinuation of Studies” of the General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies which can be accessed from the Graduate School Homepage: http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk.