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East China Normal University

East China Normal University (ECNU) is one of the key universities in the national 211 Project and a member of the 985 Project with special support from the Ministry of Education, People’s Republic of China. The Department of Education was erected at the same time of ECNU in 1951. Approved by the State Council of PRC in 1981, the Department was one of the first doctoral and master degree granting units in China. Since then, many of her graduates have become senior scholars in education disciplines and educational leaders within China.  In 2000, the National Institute of Schooling Reform and Development was set up under the auspice of the Department to support mutual and reinforced development in teaching and research. In 2014, the Faculty of Education was established. Renowned for its excellence and leading role in educational research, the Faculty was selected to join the national ‘World-Class Universities’ and ‘First-Class Disciplines’ projects in 2017.Within the Faculty, the Department has gained great achievement in educational field, undertaken over 100 national and provincial academic projects, published numerous academic books, monographs and journal articles, as well as, awarded various research prizes in educational science, at both provincial and national levels.


Overview

As two key programs of Education Policy Studies, Education Policy and School Reform (EPSR) MA and PhD are offered by the Department of Education at ECNU in Shanghai, which is a leading institution in teaching and research in education in China (ranked top A+ by the Ministry of Education). Meanwhile, this program integrates academic resources of other related faculties at ECNU and those of New York University Shanghai. The EPSR program consists of a variety of course modules, such as education policy, school reform, teacher development, teaching and learning, and education history and culture. The medium of instruction is English for all courses.

The EPSR program is designed as a research-oriented postgraduate program for overseas students, which aims at facilitating an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of education policy and school reform from the Chinese views as well as international and comparative perspectives, under the globalized context. In particular, international students can make use of the EPSR program as an academic and professional exposure to

  • Learn Chinese education policy within a broad social, economic and political context;

  • Investigate school reform and improvement from Chinese experiences; and

  • Learn Chinese language and culture in real life.

The EPSR program will equip students with cross-national edges for further international collaboration and competition, which prepares them to lead the development of education in respective areas in the future.

Throughout the course of study, students will be encouraged to actively participate in group discussions and activities, attend field trips, deliver oral presentations, and undertake collaborative learning and teamwork. They will be required to submit reading assignments, study-trip reports, term papers, and a final dissertation for assessment. The program design and the modes of delivery will lay a solid foundation for them to shape their frameworks of professional knowledge. Furthermore, the orientation, coursework, lectures, cultural studies and school visits in Shanghai and beyond will help students prepare for their future professional career.

Distinctive Features

* Admission to the first-class discipline at a top university in China.

* Supervision by advisory panel constituting of eminent scholars.

* Financial support available from government scholarship schemes.

* Integration of coursework, research and practice.

* Close contact with the frontier of China’s educational reform.

* Training for multi-lingual and multi-cultural competencies.

* Program based in Shanghai, a promising international metropolis. 

* Opportunity of staying in China for employment after graduation.

Graduation Requirements

Requirements

PhD Program

MA Program

Normative/Maximum Period of Study

4 years/6 years

2 years/5 years

Coursework

Required Major Course

7 credits

7 credits

Required Language and other General Course

6 credits

6 credits

Education Internship

2 credits

2 credits

Elective Course

3 credits

8 credits

Proficiency in Chinese

HSK Level Three or Pass in Equivalent Tests

  

Courses for the EPSR MA Program

Category

Course Title

Credit

Term

Courses within Education Major

Required

Policy Studies in Education

2

Fall

Educational Reform and School ImprovementA Globalized and Comparative Perspective

3

Fall

School Reform and Teacher Development in China

3

Fall

Education Internship

2

Spring

Elective 

Independent Studies and Dissertation Writing

2

Spring

Anthropological Studies of Education in China

2

Spring

Globalization and Intercultural Education Studies

2

Fall

Educational Leadership

2

Spring

International Teacher Education: Theory, Practice, and Policy

2

Spring

Introduction to Research on Educational Technology

2

Fall

Education in China: Tradition and Transformation

2

Spring

Courses beyond Education Major

Elective

English-instructed courses offered by other international MA/PhD programs in Contemporary China Studies,

International Governance and Business, Political Sciences, etc.

TBD

TBD

Courses on General Education & Language

Required

Chinese Language Learning

6

Both

Introduction to Chinese Civilization

3

Both

* The courses are subject to change according to adjustments by the University’s policy.

Courses for the EPSR PhD Program

Category

Course Title

Credit

Term

Courses within Education Major

Required

Advanced Research in Education

2

Fall

Education Policy: Issues and Challenges

2

Fall

School Reform: Policy and Practice

2

Fall

Elective 

Education Internship

2

Spring

Globalization and Intercultural Education Studies

2

Fall

Anthropology of Education

2

Spring

International Teacher Education: Theory, Practice, and Policy

2

Spring

Educational Leadership

2

Spring

Courses beyond Education Major

Elective

English-instructed courses offered by other international MA/PhD programs in Contemporary China Studies, International Governance and Business, Political Sciences, etc.

TBD

TBD

Courses on General Education & Language

Required

Chinese Language Learning

6

Both

Introduction to Chinese Civilization

3

Both

* The courses are subject to change according to adjustments by the University’s policy.

Core Program Faculty

Teaching Staff from the Faculty of Education

Name

More information

HUANG Zhongjing

/en/80/e6/c6505a98534/page.htm

YOU Yun

http://wzq.ecnu.edu.cn/en/4a/5d/c6505a281181/page.psp   

Nicholas Sun-keung PANG

/en/71/e8/c6505a225768/page.htm

DONG Xuan

https://faculty.ecnu.edu.cn/s/3493/t/35499/main.jspy

WANG Lijia

/en/80/d8/c6505a98520/page.htm

GAO Xingyuan

/en/61/a9/c6505a156073/page.htm

LI Lin

https://faculty.ecnu.edu.cn/_s8/ll2_en_3156/main.psp 

WANG Feiye

https://faculty.ecnu.edu.cn/_s8/wfy_en/main.psp 

Joint faculty

Teaching stuff from overseas universities: 

Name

University

More information

Michael A. PETERS

University of Waikato, New Zealand

https://www.waikato.ac.nz/

Jun LI

University of Western Ontario, Canada

https://www.uwo.ca/

Ting WANG

University of Canberra, Australia

https://www.canberra.edu.au/

Yongmei NI

University of Utah, U.S.A.

https://www.utah.edu/

Application Requirements

 

MA program*

PhD program

1

Application form**

Application form**

2

CV (no more than 3 pages)

CV (no more than 5 pages)

3

Bachelor degree in education or other related fields (final year student can provide a certificate confirming impending graduation)

Master degree in education or other related fields (final year student can provide a certificate confirming impending graduation)

4

Official academic transcript of undergraduate study written in English or Chinese sealed with official stamps

Official academic transcript of postgraduate study written in English or Chinese sealed with official stamps

5

Transcript of overall band 6.0 for IELTS Academic Test; or 80 for IBT TOEFL obtained within the past two years (English native speakers can be exempted from this requirement)

Transcript of overall band 6.0 for IELTS Academic Test; or 80 for IBT TOEFL obtained within the past two years (English native speakers can be exempted from this requirement)

6

Personal statement with a length of no more than 1000 words ***

Personal statement with a length of no more than 1000 words ***

7

Research proposal with a length of at least 2000 words ****

Research proposal with a length of at least 3000 words ****

8

Two confidential recommendation letters written by referees with associate professorship or higher qualifications, issued within the recent 3 months

Two confidential recommendation letters written by referees with associate professorship or higher qualifications, issued within the recent 3 months

9

Copies of published articles (desirable but not compulsory)

Copies of published articles (desirable but not compulsory)

10

Health examination report generated within the recent 6 months

Health examination report generated within the recent 6 months

Notes for applicants

*Applicants for master program do not need to obtain acceptance letter (and we do not issue acceptance letter for master program applicants), which will not influence the decision on scholarship.

** Please fill in the application form online: http:// lxsapply.ecnu.edu.cn

*** The contents of the personal statement should include (but not limit to):

1. Applicants’ reasons for choosing this program;

2. Learning and/or working experiences that are relevant to their pursuits.

**** The contents of the research proposal should include (but not limit to):

1. Rationale and context;

2. Research questions;

3. Literature review;

4. Methodology and methods

5. References

Scholarship

Students in the EPSR program may have an opportunity to apply for two different kinds of scholarship:

Students can apply for both scholarships concurrently. If succeed in both applications, the applicant can only choose one. 

Interview

Between mid-March and mid-April

Contact Information

Global Education Center, ECNU (for general inquiry)

Add: Room 253 Physics Building, 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Shanghai, China

Tel: (86-21) 6223 2013 / 62238353

Fax: +86-21-6223 8352

Master: Cassie ZHU (xnzhu@gec.ecnu.edu.cn)

Ph.D.: Ying YIN (yyin@ied.ecnu.edu.cn)

Department of Education (for academic inquiry)

Tel: (86-21) 6223 2258

Fax: +86-21-6223 2258

E-mail:epsr_doe_ecnu@126.com(preferred)

Program webpage: /en/19/9f/c6534a334239/page.htm

Program introduction video: https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1Mt4y1B7sB/

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