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Certificate in PDP for Secondary School Teachers (Mathematics Teaching)
Programme Code BWP012
Mode of Study Full-time Block Release
Duration 5 Weeks
Venue Tai Po Campus
Programme Co-ordinator Dr Cheung Ka Luen
Programme Enquiries Miss Vicky Long 2948 8549
Mr Cody Luen 2948 6295

Programme Aims

The programme aims to develop participants’ pedagogical knowledge and competence in teaching secondary school Mathematics through investigation of Mathematics concepts in the secondary curriculum, together with exposure to new and current approaches to learning and teaching Mathematics and related STEAM education. Participants will also be provided with opportunities to engage in workshops and exchange ideas through group discussions during the programme, and they are encouraged to share and try out those new ideas and teaching approaches in their schools.

Programme Structure

The programme comprises the following three core courses of 3 credit points each:

Learning and Teaching of Selected Topics in Mathematics

This course is designed to enhance participants’ ability in teaching mathematics and related STEAM education through a consideration of designing learning environments, followed by discussions of teaching strategies for different topics in mathematics and related STEAM education.

Learning Theories and Curriculum in Mathematics

This course will address popular issues in secondary mathematics education with a focus on developing participants’ mathematical thinking capacity, teaching skills and methodologies of knowledge delivery. Related contemporary teaching and learning theories will be introduced to enable participants to design and execute relevant teaching and learning activities for various learners in diverse situations.

Developing ICT Resources for Secondary Mathematics

Using quality multimedia resources can increase the flexibility, adaptability and connectedness for the learning and teaching of mathematics. This course is designed to enhance participants’ ability in integrating multimedia ICT resources into the learning and teaching of secondary mathematics through hands-on experience in developing them, which embrace audio-visual teaching aids, web-based materials, computer software packages, online learning platforms, learning and teaching apps etc. This will enable participants to design multi-sensory and interactive learning packages and teaching aids so as to cater the needs of different learners and facilitate effective mathematics learning.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is mainly Chinese (Cantonese) and will be supplemented by English where appropriate.

Programme Duration

Cohort(s) Period of Study
1 3 June to 9 July 2024#
#No Class on 10 June & 1 July (Public Holiday)

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants should be:

  • in-service secondary school Mathematics teachers (applicants who are not currently teaching Mathematics but have relevant teaching experience will also be considered); and
  • recommended by school principals.

Remarks: Priority of admission will be given to applicants who are Panel Chairpersons, Curriculum Leaders, or teachers responsible for the development of school-based Mathematics curriculum.


To be awarded a Certificate of Completion, participants must obtain a pass in all assessment tasks required and successfully fulfill the attendance requirements as stipulated by the programme.

Other Information

This Government-funded programme is supported by the Education Bureau (EDB). Schools which release teachers to take this programme are eligible for supply teachers, if deemed necessary. Government and aided schools shall contact the EDB for detailed arrangements. Private and DSS schools shall make their own arrangements for the employment of supply teachers.

Graduates who have satisfactorily completed the programme are eligible to apply for credit transfer of the course, "Instructional Design in Mathematics" in the Master of Education programme offered by the University. Their applications will be considered on an individual basis.


Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in this website is correct. Changes to any aspects of the programmes may be made from time to time due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and the University reserves the right to make amendments to any information contained in this website without prior notice. The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from any use or misuse of or reliance on any information contained in this website.

Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the course and the manner in which the course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements, curriculum changes, and other factors caused by unforeseeable circumstances. Tuition fees, once paid, are non-refundable.

Probity Requirements: Other than the application fee, applicants are not required to pay any additional fees during the application process. In addition, please be reminded not to offer any advantage to EdUHK staff and/or any person involving admissions at EdUHK in connection with your application. Otherwise, your action may violate Hong Kong's Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201).

In the event of inconsistency between information in English and Chinese version or where an interpretation of the programme content is required, the decision of the University shall be final.

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