College of Education
The goals of the College of Education (COE) are to conduct educational research and to nurture future teachers in K-12 schools. With the abundant resources in the National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), COE promotes interdisciplinary research in the fields of learning science, educational data science, learning technology, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive behavior science, linguistic science, and resource management science. COE also owns cutting-edge equipment and labs in E-Learning, VR/AR, and STEAM/STEM education. COE at NTHIJ is the only college among Taiwan top universities that has the programs for nurturing teachers from kindergarten to higher education, including special education. In addition to research and teacher training, COE is highly involved in industry-university collaboration and fulfills university social responsibility through various activities and projects.
Since the establishment of the College of Education, National Tsing Hua University, we have aimed to build an unprecedented college of education. Together, we will develop various interdisciplinary educational studies and innovative teaching on the three cornerstones of the College, namely, Education, Psychology, and Learning. The e-paper “Pulse of Education” will be published quarterly. Aside from sharing our achievements, we hope that through the e-paper, the various highlights of the college will be known. The e-paper also presents various aspects of our teaching. Here, in the College of Education, we have scientific research, transnational cooperation, the practice of education and love, and even more, so please read on.
COE was formerly part of the National Hsinchu University of Education (NHCUE) , and its primary goal was to nurture future teachers in kindergartens and elementary schools, including special education. In addition to teacher training, educational research related to learning technology, special education, educational psychology, counseling, and education administration were also important subjects. After the merge with NTHU in 2016, COE has abundant resources to further educational research interests including interdisciplinary research. For example, COE established the Research Center for Education and Mind Sciences in 2018 to dedicate to the research in learning science. COE also continually invites professors around the world to collaborate with its faculty to conduct innovative studies. The goal of COE is to become a leading institute in educational research and the cradle of outstanding K-12 teachers in Taiwan.
Total: 2,574 students
NTHU STEAM School
COE promotes its N THU STEAM School, which collaborates with local governments and K-12 schools to establish an alliance of STEAM learning and research.
The objectives of the STEAM school are:
- K-12 students can achieve interdisciplinary learning and gain experiences related to solving and comprehending daily-life problems in a "maker" way.
- All students have equal opportunities to receive high-quality STEAM education and in turn make it applicable in the new Curriculum Guidelines of 12-Year Basic Education of Taiwan.
- Students can develop computational thinking and programming competencies.
The Curriculum of NTHU STEAM School
- Provides workshops for STEAM instruction.
- Develops the DDMT teaching model (Discover, Define, Model & Modeling, Transfer), emphasizing inquiry, design thinking and hands-on maker activities.
- Solves or connects to problems about daily life as the core of curriculum design.
- Enhances learners' interests and learning motivation.
COE provides diverse curriculum ranging from K-12 teacher training programs, science and mathematics education, educational administration and policy, STEM/STEAM education, science of learning, learning technology, psychology and counseling, sports science, education for sustainable development, and Waldorf education.
Career Path after Graduation
Graduates in COE are expected to have interdisciplinary competencies. They could become teachers or administrators in K-12 schools, employees in educational industry, or become a researcher in the fields of education, learning science, psychology and counseling, sports science, or education for sustainable development.
♦ Research Center for Education and Mind Sciences
♦ Center for K-12 Curriculum and Teacher Education
♦ Center for Environmental Education
♦ Center for Sexuality/Gender Education
♦ Application and Development Center for Information Technology Education
Departments/ Graduate Institutes
Interdisciplinary Program of Education
Department of Education and Learning Technology
Department of Early Childhood Education
Department of Special Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling
Department of English Instruction
Department of Environmental and Cultural Resources
Institute of Taiwan Languages and Language Teaching
Graduate Institute of Mathematics and Science Education
Institute of Learning Sciences and Technologies
Master's Program in Waldorf Education
In-Service Master Program