Gyeongnam’s national flagship university representing Korea
Welcome to the website of the College of Education at Gyeongsang National University!
The College was founded in 1969 to foster teachers with character, expertise, and creativity under the college’s educational philosophy of “Educating Pioneers to Fulfill Their Callings.”
The College has produced more than 13,000 graduates who play a key role at middle and high schools across the country to contribute to our society.
Currently, our College of Education consists of 16 departments, the largest in Korea, an affiliated middle school (18 classes), an affiliated high school (20 classes), and an educational training center. Also, the College is linked with the Graduate School of Education offering 29 majors for master’s courses and a general graduate school for master’s and doctoral degree courses to foster capable experts of education having core competencies.
In order to repay the public’s interest and consideration, all members of the College of Education will do our best to become an educational institution that fosters professional talents who pursue truth and practice love!
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Homepage : http://sadae.gnu.ac.kr
The Department studies pedagogy which is the basis of the College of Education. It deals with all the issues related to education and has established the required systems to cultivate education experts.
The Department helps the students have their knowledge and qualification as an educator and perform scientific research about the education as an education expert, backed by the programs and curricula offered by the Department. For further study and re-education of the teachers, master's and doctor's degree programs are provided by the Graduate School, and the Department has 8 professors for them at the moment.
The Department was established in 1972 to foster secondary Korean language school teachers.
As many as 1,200 students graduated from the Department over the l past thirty years, and they are working in education circles and mass media across the country. Words and writings are the basis and driving force of life. Because it not only shapes our spirit, it builds our society and reveals the world around us. The students learn everything from the basic knowledge about words and writing to the latest cutting-edge knowledge, so that our lives and knowledge flourish.
The Department was established to foster secondary school teachers in history. It offers its curricula for teachers to have broad knowledge about Korean and world history required for them along with history teaching skills. With the use of diversified historical materials as well as in-depth learning on the history of times, the ability to understand them properly is enhanced. The curricula of the Department are provided for pre-service teachers to have sufficient knowledge on the offered subjects. Based on the above, mock classes are conducted by applying various teaching methods that reflect the changing school scenes. In addition, students go on field trips to important historical sites and places where relics are displayed across the country. The Department operates various programs to improve pre-service teachers’ qualifications, including class demonstration contests.
The Department of English Education at Gyeongsang National University (GNU) aims to develop the professional competency of undergraduate students with a creative, interdisciplinary orientation. To this end, the Department faculty teaches more than 30% of the entire class in English, and the curriculum is upgraded every year to foster the competitiveness of prospective teachers. We also maximize educational support and opportunities by offering various scholarship programs, exchange student programs, special lectures, workshops, English speaking contests, and book review contests. We are doing our best to help realize the dreams of our students.
The Department, established in 2012, aims to cultivate competent early childhood education experts through acquisition of specialized knowledge related to early childhod education and field training.
To this end, the goal is to foster creative early childhood education experts by conducting field-oriented practical education such as overall early childhood education theory, early childhood cooking education, early childhood design education, and early childhood environmental education.
In particular, the Department in the College of Education at Gyeongsang National University operates a cooking practice room for children, a design studio, a teaching material teaching room, a counseling room, and an environmental practice room to not only improve the teaching ability of the students but also their ability to positively cope with the changing environments of the times in a creative manner.
The Department was established in 1960 and has five faculty members. Changes in values due to rapid changes in the social environment require an in-depth study of moral human education.
The Department aims at fostering pre-service teachers who will be responsible for ethical and moral education through theoretical and practical research on the practice of moral education. However, as the Department handles an interdisciplinary approach to the school systems of human education, civic education, and education for Koreans after the unification of the divided country, graduates from the undergraduate and the graduate school of education work as moral/ethics teachers at secondary schools or as officers in charge of military service, social education, religion, or news media.
The Department aims to foster secondary general social studies teachers. Its curricula consist of theories on social education, methods to teach social studies, and general social education for secondary school social studies (such as politics, economy, society, and culture) in order to develop the values, attitudes, and knowledge required of social studies teachers. The students acquire a broad knowledge about social science theories from an educator’s point of view.
The Department is the only national university teacher training institute to foster Japanese education. The faculty of the Department guides students in acquiring not only specialized knowledge but also in cultivating virtues such as character development to make contributions to national society. Furthermore, to foster competent language leaders, the doors to the Department are opened widely to follow the goals set by the university, keeping pace with the globalization trends for students to be able to cope with such social changes positively after they graduate.
The Department not only conducts classes in Japanese language education, but also in Japanese culture and society to cultivate talented individuals who can take on the roles as leaders in various fields of society. To this end, the Department has annual exchange programs with several universities in Japan. In particular, the exchange through the “Homestay” program plays an important role in cultivating qualifications as a Japanese language teacher and in having a better understanding of Japanese culture and society.
Most of the graduates from the Department work as high school Japanese language teachers, and they are in charge of Japanese-related affairs at large companies, media organizations, and government offices.
The Department was established for the purpose of training secondary school geography teachers.
Its curricula to develop the qualifications of pre-service teachers of geography consist of theories of structure, function, and change process of the surface space, which are fields of human activity. In particular, interest in each region of the world is increasing in Korean society pursuing globalization. In order to scientifically deal with the research subjects related to geography, the students make use of aerial and satellite photographs as well as various kinds of maps in their use of various analysis methods using computers.
The Department has established a system to systematically understand the basic concepts of physics and methodology to study physical science, which help students acquire the knowledge and methods to scientifically solve the issues in our daily lives. Thus, their qualifications as pre-service physics teachers can be enhanced. The educational systems of the Department are built to be linked to on-site training.
The Department has an educational system aimed at fostering excellent biology teachers who can lead the future. The Department offers its curriculum focused on experimentation and practice in the field. Also, through the use of ICT, it pays special attention to increasing the students’ ability to understand the basic concepts of biology, expanding their scientific ability to think and cultivating their ability to solve issues.
Since the Department was established in 1970 to foster secondary school mathematics teachers, it has produced many graduates, most of whom are working in education-related areas and at middle or high schools across the country, mainly in the Gyeongnam region. Currently. the Department has six professors who are conducting research in cultivating more advanced methods.
In line with the trend of the times that the foundation of the nation’s international competitiveness comes from the mathematical power of the people, the curriculum is being operated to foster teachers who are capable of carrying out mathematics education. It allows students to develop their skills in logical analysis, creative thinking and application, and comprehensive judgment.
It is also characterized by the fact that all pre-service teachers learn mathematics as a process of constructing mathematical patterns and solving problems.
The Department aims at fostering excellent chemistry teachers for middle schools, general high schools, and high schools of science. Students learn concepts, scientific thinking, and problem-solving skills through theory and experimental classes to develop expertise as chemistry teachers. In addition, the Department opened computer chemistry classes to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of chemistry and teaching methods using computers.
In order to achieve the educational goals above, the Department organizes its curricula in a balanced way between subject content and methods of education. New subjects were created to meet the demands of the times of globalization and informatization to cultivate competent pre-service teachers.
The Department, with six faculty members, was established in 1980, and it is the only national art teacher training institution in the Yeongnam region.
Its educational goal is to foster pre-service art teachers with a strong sense of duty and qualifications by way of developing their judgment and character with respect to aesthetic emotions and values. The students study practical field theory, cultivating their views of a teacher having the right spirit of education. Their majors are divided into Korean painting, Western painting, sculpture, and design.
Since it was established in 1981, it has been producing many music teachers for the Yeongnam region, and it currently has five faculty members who help to cultivate highly- qualified competent pre-service teachers.
The Department is characterized by its strength in Korean traditional music education compared to other colleges, and it prioritizes in-depth subjects such as singing and piano.
In particular, the curriculum for practical skills is designed to allow students to complete basic practical skills (piano, vocal music) at an early stage according to their abilities and learn music theory (composition) as well as wind and string instruments according to their wishes.
In addition, the practicing time for the major is 30 minutes for freshmen and sophomores, and one hour per week for juniors and seniors. However, for minors, 30 minutes a week per semester is allocated for four years to provide sufficient practical instruction. Such allocations of time for majors and minors are regarded to be the best practical time allocations for music education.
The Department was established in 1974, and it currently has six faculty members and has produced 700 incumbent teachers.
Some of the characteristics of the Department at Gyeongsang National University are the entrance examination and curriculum operation, which focus on producing intellectually excellent physical education teachers, with the ratio of practical skills being low.
With its main goal of fostering excellent physical education teachers, the Department is offering programs to conduct various research and practice over physical education as a whole.