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Korea National University of Education

Korea National University of Education (Acronym: KNUE; Korean: 한국교원대학교, Hanguk Kyowon Daehakgyo, colloquially Kyowondae) is a South Korean national university which specializes in pre- and in-service teacher training and educational research. It comprises four colleges and three graduate schools. The student body consists of about 2,400 undergraduate and 3,300 graduate students. The university is widely regarded as the top South Korean university in the field of education.[1]

Korea National University of Education
한국교원대학교
Knue seal.png
Motto Love, Confidence, and Patience
Type National
Established 1984 (34 years ago)
President Hee-chan Lew
Academic staff
205
Administrative staff
247
Students 5,630
Undergraduates 2,393
Postgraduates 3,237
431
Location Cheongju, South Korea
Campus Suburban
191 acres (77 ha)
Colors      Skyblue
Nickname Kyowondae
Affiliations ICUE
Mascot Oriental stork Knue stork.png
Website www.knue.ac.kr
The Logotype of KNUE
Korea National University of Education
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Hanguk Gyowon Daehakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Han'guk Kyowon Taehakkyo

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CharacteristicsEdit

 
The university's mascot, an oriental stork, symbolizes the institution's mission for teacher training, and its participation in Korea's ecosystem restoration program.

It was founded in 1984 based on the Article 43 of the Higher Education Act and the Presidential Decree on the Establishment of Korea National University of Education. As the most prestigious national institution for teacher training and educational research, it is the only university in South Korea that collectively prepares kindergarten, primary school, and secondary school teachers. It also provides continuous teacher education and conducts comprehensive educational research.

Pre-service educationEdit

The university conducts pre-teacher training in its undergraduate course. It offers dual majors regardless of kindergarten, primary, or secondary education. Graduates receive a teaching certificate and a bachelor of education degree. Since its establishment, it has produced 16,000 graduates as of 2017, and most of them have been working as teachers in national, public and private schools, academic scholars, bureaucrats, and educational researchers.

In-service educationEdit

The university runs the Center for In-service Education which provides reeducation and professional training for current teachers. It is responsible for the national qualification training of kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school principals, and master teachers.

Educational researchEdit

It explores educational theories and problems in school education and develops new educational theories, materials and policies. The university also makes a feedback of research results from school educators.

AcademicsEdit

AdmissionsEdit

Admissions to the university is highly selective because the students are regarded as pre-service teachers. All applicants are required to get a letter of recommendation from each local educational superintendent and pass the entry interviews. Students are admitted by major instead of into a general freshman pool.

ScholarshipsEdit

The university offers scholarships to all undergraduate students. They are exempted from admission fee and all tuition fees by presidential decree and can stay in the university dormitory for free for two years. These are fully covered through government funding.[2]

Academic structureEdit

Four colleges of the university offer 24 undergraduate degree programs. For master and doctoral programs there are three graduate schools with 50 programs from four fields of studies.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Characteristics". Korea National University of Education. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  2. ^ "Scholarships". Korea National University of Education. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  3. ^ "School". Korea National University of Education. Retrieved 2016-04-03.

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