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College of Education


Traning competent secondary school educators for the nation's future


Founded in 1965 in an effort to train talented individuals who will carry on the future of Korean education, The college of Education has adoptedits ducaional purpse to nurture love-practicing, dedicated, and competent secondary teachers. To do this, The College of Education conducts intensive training through on-site practicum with complete facilities including high-tech educational materials and tools. It also diagnoses school and society educational problems by acquiring the principles and skills necessary to solve those problems.

Educational Objectives

Inside Academics

By Gileun Lee, Graduate Student Editor


"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops”. This quotation from a well-known American historian and author, Henry Brooks Adams, tells us that teachers can have a major influence on our lives. Educators discover student’s aptitude and guide them onto the right path. The College of Education breeds those who envision becoming an educator.


Established in 1965, the College of Education at Hanyang University is composed of six departments after several rounds of reorganization: Education, Educational Technology, Korean Language Education, English Language Education, Mathematics Education and Applied Art Education. The College of Education has adopted purposes to nurture love-practicing, committed, cultured and insightful secondary teachers with an intimate knowledge. In order to do this, the college operates a variety of international programs including practicum abroad and runs the Center for Teaching and Learning, which was to build up digital infrastructures in the Information Society in 1977. The College of Education has been affiliated with local schools such as Hanyang Elementary School, Hanyang University Middle School, Hanyang University High School so it has served as an excellent teacher training institute.


The curriculum of the College of Education segments into a major subject and teaching training courses. After students complete the given credits in those two parts, they can acquire a secondary teacher’s certificate at graduation, which qualifies for taking teacher certification exam. The Department of Education teaches educational philosophy, psychology, sociology, administration and history, all appertaining to education. The graduates have been working in schools, educational research institutes and educational administrative organs, and participating in government offices and businesses as educationalists as well.


The Department of Educational Technology tries to maximize the educational efficiency as our public education expands. It primarily focuses on two parts: instructional systems― e-learning design, graphics development, HCI design and web contents development; and human potential― originality, leadership development.


English language education is positioned as a core subject in the school to enhance national competitiveness around the globe. It promotes not only a new communicative competence but also enables students to obtain a wide and systematic knowledge and cultivate the understanding of cultural diversity. The Department of English Language Education trains students about English literatures, writing and reading, English Curriculum and educational materials development.


The Department of Mathematics Education contributes to the nationwide development of mathematics and mathematics education. Its curriculum covers core and advanced mathematics and emphasizes that students understand the essentials of mathematics and general education.


With high growth of the Korean economy, the demand is increasing for art professionals who can work in the fields of plastic arts and commercial graphic design. The Department of Applied Art Education aims to raise both competent art secondary teachers and professionals with an aesthetic sense. Accordingly, the curriculum contains fine art, design and education.


The College of Education, in one word, is a specialized school for those who hope to become a teacher in middle or high schools. When the goal is set, it is usually easier to act accordingly. With this mutual goal set, the college is concentrating all its efforts and putting its utmost efforts in guiding its students towards that goal. The united efforts will help students turn out to be global minded, caring, yet professional teachers of the future generation.


The studies in the College of Education can be further advanced in the Graduate School and some of the departments are connected with the College of Humanities and the Graduate School of Education. There are several relevant research centers in the university. These include, among others: the Hanyang Counseling Center, the Center or Multi-Cultural Education & Research, the Institute for Educational Technology, the BK21 Emerging E-Learning R&D Team, the Media Language Lab, and the Language Analysis Lab.




A Conversation with a Dean, Yun-kyung, Cha


By Hae-ji Yoo, Student Reporter
In Lee, Graduate Student Editor


Internet Hanyang News (IHN) had a conversation with the Dean of the College of Education to hear about the strength and the vision of the College of Education in detail.


Q. Could you briefly introduce the Hanyang University College of Education? A. The College of Education was established in 1966 with four departments: science education, home economics education, religion education, and trade and industrial education, with a total of 210 students. With several changes in its structure, there are now six departments, consisting of the department of education, educational sciences, Korean language education, English language education, mathematics education and applied arts education, with a total of 576 students.



Q. What are some of the special achievements of the College of Education? A. Our college of education is most advanced and innovative in producing experts in the educational field and middle and high school teachers every year. All of our 35 professors, with both scholar and professional capabilities, participate actively in global academic affairs, and contribute to the training of reserve teachers with both talent and ability. We are currently financially supported by the Social Sciences Korea (SSK) and also were chosen in 2011 as a medium size research complex, and 2012 as a small size research complex, all being run by the college. Our research complexes are constantly putting effort into leading education beyond that of current education in Korea. As the result of the efforts, our college as been ranked third by Choongang Daily department evaluation in 2014. As for our accomplishment this year, we have been chosen as the “Organization for education for reserve teachers”; accordingly, we are putting effort in to structuring a training system appropriate for future education. Moreover, our college of education is co-running the International Student Teacher Education Program (I-STEP) with Nagasaki University of Japan. Through this program, around 20 potential teachers get the opportunity to visit each other’s country and study the education and culture of each country for 10 days. There are different international exchange programs specialized for each department, so that students can develop their global potential in their future.


Q. What kind of career options do students have after graduating from the College of Education? A. The students from the College of Education pursue diverse career paths after graduation. In some cases, students do not necessarily go into teaching, entering companies, government organizations and news publishers, or finding new paths through double-majors or entering graduate school. In the case of Korean Language Education, English Language Education and Mathematics Education, many graduates move on to become teachers, and some enter media publishers, or private education institutions. Finally, students from the Applied Arts Education department move on to companies, research institutes, schools or graduate schools.


Q. What kinds of future plans are there for the College of Education? A. In the upcoming future, when becoming a teacher will be more difficult than it is now, we’re trying hard to diversify the future careers of our graduates. First, we have enforced counseling specialized for each department, so that students can receive specific guidance starting from their freshmen years. In the education departments, we plan to change the compulsory courses between 2016 to 2019 so that graduates can receive qualification in professional counseling. We will also support the students who hope to enter graduate school by actively participating in the BK Plus business run by the National Research Foundation of Korea. Furthermore, we will strengthen educational cooperation and exchanges with foreign universities, opening global paths to graduates in the future.


Q. What kind of students enter the College of Education, and what advice would you give to those that wish to enter HYU’s College of Education? A. Our college is accepting students who demonstrate diverse potential to become not only a teacher, but also experts in the field or related academics. Our courses are specialized to train students to attain a high level of knowledge and expertise as well as the right personality to face obstacles in job, and personal life. HYU’s College of Education is open to all of those that wish to create a better world through the education of future generations. Our college will always work hard to provide the best environment to cultivate both dreams and talent for the future of education.