Bachelor

School of Education


Overview

This degree prepares you to become an effective infant, primary or secondary school teacher.

Description

The Bachelor of Education imparts conceptual, practical and professional knowledge in the essential fields of school curriculum, pedagogy and child development. It offers scientific knowledge in a wide range of subject area content, preparing students to become highly qualified and skilled teachers. Developing professional integrity, an appreciation and respect for diversity and ethical attitudes are the core values of the programme.

The programme offers Infant, Primary, Secondary English, Secondary Portuguese and Secondary Religious Education specialisations. The medium of instruction is English. English or Portuguese proficiency of at least B1 level is required for the specialisations in English and Portuguese respectively. The Bachelor of Education has a school-based teaching practice (practicum) as a compulsory component of the curriculum, which takes place in the final year of the programme.

Local students enrolling in Bachelor of Education programme are entitled to apply for a “Special Support Grant” from the Macao Higher Education Bureau (currently DSES, formerly known as Education and Youth Affairs Bureau – DSEJ). For details please contact DSES.

Course Duration
4 years full-time (day) programme

Teaching Medium
English / Portuguese / Chinese

Total Number of Credits for Graduation
148

Campus
Ilha Verde Campus

Programme’s Government Approval (in Chinese and Portuguese only) (Click here)

Calendar
September to May

Weekly schedule
Approximately 20 hours each week
Mondays to Fridays 09:00 to 18:30


Key Features

  • Designed to fulfil the demand for highly qualified infant, primary and secondary teachers in Macao
  • In line with the Macao’s Curriculum Framework for Formal Education
  • Recognised by the Higher Education Bureau of Macao (DSES) as a teacher training qualification
  • Designed to give students the opportunity to improve their professional practice, competence, transferable skills, and transform theory into practice

Coordinator's Message

The depth of Macau’s current educational reform brings major challenges and opportunities for  school administrators, teachers, and individuals working or wishing to work in the field of education. The newly adopted education policies are making the teaching profession enduring and highly rewarding.

Under the current bylaw, teachers are expected to expand their qualifications as they have to be multifaceted experts in their fields. They need to integrate content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge, to develop transferable skills, and to explore intercultural dialogue and exchanges.

The varied Educational programmes currently offered are designed to 1) fulfil the need for continued improvement in the provision of high quality teaching in local schools,  2) impart high quality training and professional development for middle and high level school coordinators and administrators, 3) provide an opportunity  for all interested in pursuing studies and research in the field of education.

USJ’s Education programmes encourage students to have a fresh and broad perspective on every aspect of education and schooling, while analysing problems from new directions and possibilities. The high level scientific and pedagogic teaching staff, the USJ friendly learning atmosphere, and the close collaboration with Macau Catholic schools makes the Education programmes a great choice for pursuing a career in teaching, educational leadership , administration, and related areas.

Prof. Ana Correia


Typical Career Options

  • Infant, Primary or Secondary teacher
  • English or Portuguese language instructor
  • Religious education teacher
  • Pastoral and social services
  • Tutor
  • Instructional designer
  • Educational consultant
  • Educational researcher
  • Educational journalist

Study plan & description of modules

Students must complete all the main modules and one specialisation

Please click on any specific module to see its description.


Modules

Year 1
LCO102
2.00 credits
LED101
3.00 credits
LED104
3.00 credits
LED107
3.00 credits
LED205
3.00 credits
LIS230
2.00 credits
LPY206
3.00 credits
ENG101
3.00 credits
ENG102
2.00 credits
ENG103
3.00 credits
ENG104
2.00 credits
PTG105
3.00 credits
PTG106
2.00 credits
Year 2
LAT205
2.00 credits
LCO103
2.00 credits
LED109
2.00 credits
LED203
3.00 credits
LED207
3.00 credits
LPY211
3.00 credits
ENG105
3.00 credits
ENG106
2.00 credits
ENG107
3.00 credits
ENG108
2.00 credits
PTG107
3.00 credits
PTG108
2.00 credits
Year 3
LCO106
2.00 credits
LCS110
3.00 credits
LED461
3.00 credits
LED463
3.00 credits
PTG101
3.00 credits
PTG102
2.00 credits
PTG103
3.00 credits
PTG104
2.00 credits
PTG109
3.00 credits
PTG110
2.00 credits
Year 4
LCO108
2.00 credits
LCO301
2.00 credits
LCS210
3.00 credits
LCS403
3.00 credits
LED471
3.00 credits
LED472
2.00 credits
LED473
3.00 credits
LED476
2.00 credits
LPY220
2.00 credits
CHN101
3.00 credits
CHN102
2.00 credits
CHN103
3.00 credits
CHN104
2.00 credits