Master of Philosophy in Educational Administration (EA)

1.  Demonstrate competence in the theories and practices of management and leadership critical to managing in school or in the education sector.
2.  Identify and analyze the key socio-economic, political, cultural, and institutional factors shaping the field of education.
3.  Reflect upon the relevance and limitations of the existing theoretical knowledge and practices in the field of educational administration.
4.  Assess the impact of the changing regional and global contexts on the educational practices.
5.  Demonstrate an awareness of and actions needed to lead for social justice and community building.

Applicants must follow the general admission rules and requirements of the University. Other admission requirements include:

1. Possess English language proficiency

2. Applicants that have obtained a relevant bachelor’s degree (e.g., Teacher Education, Administration, Sociology, Policy and Government Studies) from a regionally, nationally, or internationally recognized university are preferred

3. Obtained a competitive bachelor’s degree GPA

4. Applicants with work experience or that have held leadership roles in the education sector are preferred

5. Have received strong recommendation letters

Master of Philosophy in Educational Administration Programme of Study

Study plan for Intakes in and after Academic Year of 2019/2020

Course Code 科目名稱 Course Title Credit Flag
第一學年1st Academic Year
EDUC7201 教育行政理論 Theories of Educational Administration 3 Compulsory
EDUC7202 教育法律和政策分析 Educational Law and Policy Analysis 3 Compulsory
EDUC7203 教育與發展 Education and Development 3 Compulsory
EDUC7001 教育研究法 Research Methods in Education 3 Compulsory
七門選修課中選取1 out of 7 from the following electives
EDUC7251 學校組織變革與發展 Organizational Change and Development in Schools 3 Required Elective
EDUC7252 社會變遷與教育改革專題討論 Seminar of Social Change and Educational Reforms 3 Required Elective
EDUC7253 學校行政與管理 School Administration and Management 3 Required Elective
EDUC7254 教育政策社會學分析 Sociological Analysis of Educational Policy 3 Required Elective
EDUC7255 團體動力學 Group Dynamics 3 Required Elective
EDUC7256 比較教育 Comparative Education 3 Required Elective
EDUC7257 教育行政專題 Special Topics in Educational Administration 3 Required Elective
三門共同選修課中選取一門1 out of 3 from the following common electives
EDUC7051 質性教育研究 Qualitative Research in Education 3 Required Elective
EDUC7052 量化教育研究 Quantitative Research in Education 3 Required Elective
EDUC7053 行動研究 Action Research 3 Required Elective
學分Credits 18
Course Code 科目名稱 Course Title Credit Flag
第二學年2nd Academic Year
EDUC7290 論文 Thesis 12 Compulsory
學分Credits 30

畢業要求: 完成課程所需的學分為30學分。獲得碩士學位還取決於撰寫及提交一篇專為該目的且屬科研性質的原創書面論文,以進行公開答辯且獲通過。

Graduation Requirement: Students must complete 30 credits including the passing of Thesis oral defence.


*Study plan for Intakes in and after Academic Year of 2017/2018


Master of Philosophy (Educational Administration)

Course description for Intakes in and after Academic Year of 2019/2020


This course addresses concepts, theories and current developments in educational administration. Educational organizations and their leadership, motivation, communication and decision making, as well as their development and effectiveness are examined.
Pre-requisite: None

This course addresses Educational laws, regulations and policies. The impact of these laws, regulations and policies upon schools are analysed and examined. Students are encouraged to make suggestions regarding the ways in which some Macau educational laws and policies could be revised.
Pre-requisite: None


This course emphasizes on application of theories in Social Sciences to education and socio-economic development. Issues of discussion include: human capital theory, equality of opportunities, modernization, dependency theory, cultural imperialism, integration of the capitalist world system, and postmodernism.
Pre-requisite: None


This course is a critical analysis of theoretical and practical aspects of organizational change and development in education Various perspectives and strategies innovated and used by educational institutions to cope with organizational change and enhance development will be introduced. In-depth case analysis will be provided to illustrate applications of strategies of school effectiveness, school-based management, and organizational innovation.
Pre-requisite: None


This course looks at educational institutionalization and re-institutionalization through the lens of social change over time. First of all, it will trace the social origins and social constructions of modern educational systems since the Protestant Reformation came into effect in the 16th-century Europe. Secondly, it will focus much more attention on the landmarks of educational expansions and ameliorations around and after World War II. And finally, special efforts will be directed to issues of education in a so-called individualized society of late-capitalism in early 21st century. Scholars with specialties in related topics of this course will be invited to give talks and interchange with the class.
Pre-requisite: None

EDUC7253 School Administration & Management

The course covers the practical aspects of school administration and management, with emphasis on personnel, finance and other resources, in order to equip students with a system of strategies for school expansion, leadership, administration, public relations, professional development and parental participation.
Pre-requisite: None

EDUC7254 Sociological Analysis of Educational Policy

This course focuses on a sociological study of the formulation of educational policy, taking into account historical, political, economic, social, cultural and religious factors, and analyzes the process of educational policies being transformed into law and action plans.
Pre-requisite: None

EDUC7255 Group Dynamics

This course aims to help student teachers explore, from a socio-psychological aspect, the dynamics of teaching and learning in classrooms and schools as groups, norms and expectations, integration and disintegration, cooperation and conflicts, etc, and the possible ways to generate group dynamics through communication and coordination.
Pre-requisite: None


While many of the educational practices are considered embedded in local context, there is increasing volume of conversations on educational issues globally. This course will take students to examine a series of critical educational issues from an international and comparative lens. Students will join the discussion on topics such as: accountability movement in educational management, globalized educational standard, teacher professional development, global education development agenda such as Education for All, etc. The aim of this course is to connect students with educational development discourse globally. The instructor will help students to develop awareness and critical thoughts of on-going debate related to educational equality, efficiency, and excellence.
Pre-requisite: None


This graduate level course covers the current and new topics, new trends, and new research findings, in the area of educational administration. The actual topics may differ as this course is offered at different times, to reflect the new developments and directions of this field. The graduate level course will expose the students to the new thoughts, new developments, more recent research and practice in the area of educational administration.
Pre-requisite: None


This course aims at developing in students an understanding of quantitative and qualitative methods of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data in educational research. Quantitative topics include application of statistical concepts / procedures, graphs, numerical summaries; normal distribution, correlation/regression analyses, probability, statistical inferences for one or two samples, hypothesis tests, chi-square tests, and factor analysis. Qualitative topics include data analyses in case studies, observations, and ethnography studies.
Pre-requisite: None


This is the intermediate master’s level course on qualitative method. Students will learn two central issues in qualitative research: 1) design and implement a scientifically valid qualitative study; 2) Analyzing qualitative data. This course will expose students to different paradigms in qualitative research including but not limited to: ethnography, grounded theory, participatory action research, and case study. The purpose of this course is to provide working knowledge to students to conduct qualitative study using various qualitative methods, as well as helping students to understand their limitation.

Pre-requisite: Research Methods in Education


This is the intermediate master’s level course on quantitative method. Students will have the opportunity to learn a variety of statistical methods. The primary methods to be introduced will include: multiple regression, factor analysis, principal component analysis, analysis of variance and covariance. Other advanced statistical technic such as multilevel models, structural equation models, and causal inference models will be introduced. The purpose of this course is to lay the foundation for quantitative analysis of education issues. Practical issues such as analyzing quantitate data with statistical tools will be covered to provide hands-on experience to students.

Pre-requisite: Research Methods in Education

This course aims to help learners understand the fundamental concepts and ideas of action research, and the method of constructing action research design. Main topics include the overview of action research, the portraits and methods of action research, and the analysis of examples of action research papers. By studying the evidence-based strategies and methods, learners could cultivate a positive attitude toward doing action research to enhance professional development.
Pre-requisite: None


This course provides an opportunity for students to do research work in relevant fields with the aim of strengthening their abilities of conducting empirical research under supervision. Academic norms should be abided by and creative scholarship and originally are required.

*Course description for Intakes in and after Academic Year of 2017/2018

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