This degree prepares you to become an effective infant, primary or secondary school teacher.
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.
4 years full-time (day) programme
English / Portuguese / Chinese
Total Number of Credits for Graduation
Ilha Verde Campus
Programme’s Government Approval (in Chinese and Portuguese only) (Click here)
September to May
Approximately 20 hours each week
Mondays to Fridays 09:00 to 18:30
- 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
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
- Infant, Primary or Secondary teacher
- English or Portuguese language instructor
- Religious education teacher
- Pastoral and social services
- Instructional designer
- Educational consultant
- Educational researcher
- Educational journalist
Students must complete all the main modules and one specialisation
Please click on any specific module to see its description.