East China Normal University (ECNU) is a leading research university in China, with distinguished programs in education.
From 2010 fall semester, ECNU had started a one-year International Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy (IM.Ed-ELP) Program, approved by the Ministry of Education, the People’s Republic of China. The program is specially designed for students from other developing countries with diverse backgrounds and shared interest in improved equity and quality in education for all, vitally important to sustainable national development. It is featured by focus on development-oriented education, policy-making and standards-based teacher development, interdisciplinary approach to curriculum design, blending of theoretical course and practical-field work, and international team teaching.
The faculty is largely from ECNU colleges and departments, and adjunct faculty will be drawn from collaborative teacher education faculties from Teachers College, University of Columbia, Vanderbilt University, University of New York in the USA, University of Manchester, UCL Institute of Education, University of Edinburgh in UK, University of Melbourne in Australia, Stockholm University in Sweden, University of Turin in Italy, and the University of Toronto in Canada, etc.
Apart from foundation courses in education, students may choose from concentrations in teacher education, educational policy and leadership, and curriculum and teaching.
The language of instruction, thesis writing and examination will be English, with a required course in the Chinese language (Mandarin) as a foreign language.
Though initially for African students, applications are open to students in other developing countries. Preference is given in admissions to applications with working experiences in teaching and/or educational administration and policy-making.
Objectives of the concentration are three-fold:
The language of instruction is English. Classes will incorporate a mix of lectures, seminars, case discussions, tutorials, presentations and so on. Upon application, students could also choose some courses taught in Chinese.
The program comprises of
- Taught Component (10 courses: 8 compulsory, 2 optional)
- Thesis Component (15,000 words)
The IM.Ed-ELP program consists of two semesters of full-time academic work, with a minimum course requirement of 31 credits to complete the degree, including foundation courses, 9 credits; required courses, 12 credits; electives, no less than 6 credits; Education Practicum and Field Work,4 credits.
Foundation Courses (9 credits in total)
|Chinese as Foreign Language and a Overview of China Development||3|
|Social Science Foundation of Education Policy and Leadership||3|
|Educational Research Methods||3|
Required Courses (compulsory, 12 credits)
|Educational Policy and Educational Reform||3|
|Education Supervision and Assessment||3|
|School Leadership and Management||3|
|Application of ICT in Education||3|
Elective Courses (optional, no less than 6 credits)
|Teacher Policy and Teacher Development||3|
|Educational Frontier Series: International Perspectives and Chinese Experiences||3|
|Independent Study and Thesis Writing Guidance||3|
Practice and Field Work (4 credits)
|Education Practicum and Field Work||4|
Students are expected to bring specific research questions concerning educational leadership and policy to the program, as a part of thesis research preparation. Towards the end of the first semester, related faculty members will be invited as potential thesis supervisors, and the ECNU International Center for Teacher Education will make arrangement for students to choose their supervisors. The thesis is expected to combine theoretical perspectives, analytical skills and practical experiences of educational leadership and policy, and aiming at solving practical problems. Students must pass oral defense for the thesis.
Students are required to successfully complete 31 credit-worth course work and a master thesis and thesis defense within the required time period. After meeting the above requirements and with the approval of University Degree Committee, the master degree of Education will be awarded.
Please note all applicants to this program should be referred by the Embassy of People’s Republic of China, individual application will not be entertained.
STEP 1: Applicants are required to visit online application system of Chinese Scholarship Council at http://laihua.csc.edu.cn/ and submit application online under the program Chinese Government Scholarship
(The Agency No. of East China Normal University is 10269. )
STEP 2: Applicants are required to submit the following materials to the Embassy of People’s republic of China after successful online application.
|1||Application Form||Complete Application Form of Master Program in IM.Ed-ELP and submit a printed copy with signature and date
Application Form available at:
|2||Graduation certificate & degree diploma||
|3||Official academic transcripts||
|4||Personal statement||1500 words in English. Please make a detailed statement from the perspectives of your academic background, work/research experience and achievements, research proposal, future career plans and intensions, etc.||1||1|
|5||CV||CV of applicants must be written in English.||1||1|
|7||Copies of English language proficiency test results||If the applicants are not native English speakers or not from an English academy background should provide English language proficiency test result||1||1|
|8||Photocopy of valid passport||The passport type must be ordinary.
Important: All successful candidates should enter in China and register with ECNU with the same identity they used while applying for the maters’ program at ECNU.
|9||Photocopy of Physical Examination Form||The form can be obtained from Chinese Embassy in your country. And the examination must be done in a hospital assigned by Chinese Embassy. The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Please select the appropriate time to take medical examination as it is valid for only 6 months.||1||1|
|10||Recent passport size photos||Attach one passport-size photo to the application form||2||0|
All the application materials must be received before May 30, 2015. Any late applications will not be entertained.（excluding special case）
The Admission Notification will be sent out by late July，2015.
The eligibility of all the applicants will be assessed according to the requirements by the East China Normal University.
Early September 2015, please refer to letter of admission for details. Successful applicants are required to go through registration process by regulation of the East China Normal University.
Address: Room 253, Physics Building, 3663 zhongshan Rd.(N), Shanghai 200062, P.R.China,
International Student Office East China Normal University
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Room 253 International Students Office, Physics Building,
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