Education and Training

Teachers’ professional competence and working attitude are very important. They are responsible for education and the development of students’ abilities in various fields. Education is a meaningful career.  It attracts many graduates to join this profession every year. The principal teaching posts are divided into kindergarten, primary and secondary school teachers. Teaching assistants also play an important role in the education sector to help teachers nurture their next generation.

Job Title
Duties

The kindergarten teacher is to foster children’s interests, support their growth and impart relevant learning knowledge. The main tasks are as follows:

  • Educate children between the ages of three and six in all aspects of development
  • Develop teaching materials and curriculum content
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate school activities
  • Conduct child assessment and parent education
Working hours

About 50-60 hours a week

Working environment

Work in a kindergarten, sometimes take students for different activities out of school

Personality
Patient
Attention to details
Promotion and reference salary
Kindergarten teacher
Approx. $20,000-36,000
Officer
Approx. $27,000-43-000
Principal
Approx. above $39,000
Entry requirements
  • Level 2 or equivalent or above in five subjects (including Chinese and English Languages) in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE), or above,
  • A holder of a Degree or Higher Diploma or Certificate in Early Childhood Education (CE) recognized by the Education Bureau
Duties

The aim of teaching is to nurture the talents of the future society so that the community can continue to progress and develop. Apart from imparting knowledge and personal conduct to students in all aspects, continuing education and professional training are also very important. The following are the main tasks of teachers:

  • Teach students about relevant subjects
  • Collate teaching materials, make teaching aids, compile teaching activities and design teaching plans
  • Lead students in extracurricular activities
  • Responsible for the discipline and guidance of students
  • Correct students’ homework
  • Carry out administrative duties in different committees, such as  Academic Affairs Committee and  Head of Department meetings,  Parent-teacher Association, etc
  • Assess students’ learning progress
Working hours

About 60 hours a week

Working environment

Work in school and sometimes take students out of class for different activities

Personality
Patient
Responsible
Promotion and reference salary
Assistant primary school master
Approx. $30,165
Primary school master
Approx. $61,060
Senior primary school master
Approx. $70,590

Note: The above salaries are based on the master pay scale for Government grades (from 1 April 2018) and are applicable to aided primary and secondary school teachers.

Entry requirements
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant subject discipline from a Hong Kong University and a Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate in Education, or equivalent
  • Registration with the Education Bureau as a registered or permitted teacher
  • Putonghuaor English language teachers have to meet the Education Bureau’s Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers (LPAT) requirements.
Duties

The aim of teaching is to nurture the talents of the future society so that the community can continue to progress and develop. Apart from imparting knowledge and personal conduct to students in all aspects, continuing education and professional training are also very important. The following are the main tasks of teachers:

  • Teach students about relevant subjects
  • Collate teaching materials, make teaching aids, compile teaching activities and design teaching plans
  • Lead students in extracurricular activities
  • Responsible for the discipline and guidance of students
  • Correct students’ homework
  • Carry out administrative duties in different committees, such as  Academic Affairs Committee and  Head of Department meetings,  Parent-teacher Association, etc
  • Assess students’ learning progress
Working hours

About 60 hours a week

Working environment

Work in school and sometimes take students out of class for different activities

Personality
Patient
Responsible
Promotion and reference salary
Graduate master
Approx. from $38,490
Senior graduate master
Approx. from $70,590
Principal graduate mater
Approx. from $81,975

Note: The above salaries are based on the master pay scale for Government grades (from 1 April 2018) and are applicable to aided primary and secondary school teachers.

Entry requirements
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant subject discipline from a Hong Kong University and a Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate in Education, or equivalent
  • Registration with the Education Bureau as a registered or permitted teacher
  • Putonghuaor English language teachers have to meet the Education Bureau’s Language Proficiency Assessment for Teachers (LPAT) requirements.
Duties

Teaching assistants assist teachers in the handling of teaching-related tasks and share their load. . The main tasks are as follows:

  • Assist teachers in non-teaching work
  • Assist in preparing teaching tools, teaching materials and reference materials
  • Organize and implement extra-curricular activities and student activities
  • Homework counselling and student counselling
  • Handle related clerical and administrative work
Working hours

About 50-60 hours a week

Working environment

Work in school and sometimes take students out of class for different activities

Personality
Patient
Responsible
Promotion and reference salary
Teacher assistant
Approximately from $13,000

Note 1: The starting salary  may vary according to academic qualifications.

Entry requirements
  • Passes in five subjects or above in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (including Chinese and English Languages); or equivalent
  • A Diploma from a local tertiary education institution; or equivalent
  • A good command of written and spoken Chinese and English
  • Familiar with Chinese and English computer input method and basic computer operation, including word processing, spreadsheet and briefing software
Examples of related training and courses
  • Graduates who wish to become teachers are required to attend Diploma or Degree courses in education. For details, please refer to the post of primary / secondary teachers.
Duties
  • Teach students about their areas of expertise during lecture
  • In-depth study of the subject
  • Prepare lessons and textbooks in advance
Working hours

Average 48 hours per week

Working environment

Work in university

Personality
Patient
Good time management
Attention to details
Promotion and reference salary
Assistant professor
Approximately $39,000-61,000
Associate professor
Approximately $51,000-80,000
Professors
Approximately $70,000-98,000
Entry requirements
  • Hold a Ph.D. degree in the field of specialization subject
  • Have extensive teaching experience, and a strong track record in reputable research grants and publications.
  • Possess strong academic credentials, outstanding academic leadership capabilities, extensive experience in conducting externally funded research projects, and a distinguished record of scholarship including editorship in internationally renowned journals.
  • The appointee is expected to teach at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise research students, conduct research in the related fields, assist in administration and will need to serve as mentor to junior professorial staff.
Examples of related training and courses

Must have a Ph.D. degree in the field of specialization subject

Duties
  • Teach students Korean language and demonstrate correct pronunciation
  • Teach the students Korean characters and demonstrate the correct writing method
  • Design curriculum and prepare teaching materials
Working hours

Average 46 hours per week

Working environment

Korean language center

Personality
Patient
Attention to details
Promotion and reference salary
Korean language teacher
Entry requirements
  • Senior high school or above
  • Ability to communicate with students and classmates in Korean and English
  • Good communication skills and coping skills
  • Basic computer operation, know Korean input method
  • Have teaching experience
  • Must pass level 6 of the highest level in the Korean proficiency Test (TOPIK, Test of Proficiency in Korean) to qualify for Korean tutors
  • Bachelor degree in Linguistics, such as Chinese, English, Japanese or Korean
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