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To promote the qualities of elementary school teachers to upgrade knowledge of their specialized studies, and to meet their needs for teaching techniques

Elementary Ethics Education Major

  • The Elementary Ethics Education Major program aims to help elementary school teachers make great strides in their respective studies on moral education to produce competent teachers who will champion the cause of moral education and improve the practice of moral education in elementary schools. Students are expected to analyze the ethical problems of our society and view, through a moral lens, how every moral virtue taught in the classroom affects all phases of school life. Students are also expected to learn how to investigate problems that arise in the field of elementary education.

Elementary Korean Education Major

  • The Elementary Korean Education Major program aims to improve Korean Language teachers' professional development. The curriculum, therefore, requires graduate students to systematically examine goals, apply elementary Korean language teaching methods, utilize textbooks, and evaluate principles by analyzing Korean language usage, and theories of Korean linguistics and literature.

Elementary Social Studies Education Major

  • The Elementary Social Studies Education Major program strives to produce specialists with good social analytical skills and sound moral character. To achieve this goal effectively, the curriculum requires graduate students to fully utilize the existing theoretical background on Social Studies, teaching and learning methods, textbook analysis, and evaluation principles employed in actual teaching situations.

Elementary Mathematics Education Major

  • The Elementary Mathematics Education Major program aims to enhance in-service teachers' knowledge of elementary school mathematics, cultivate their ability to conduct research, and develop their professional qualifications. It also seeks to familiarize students with elementary instructional methods and advancements in the mathematical applications of instructional technology.

Elementary Science Education Major

  • The Elementary Science Education Major program aims to strengthen the foundation of the scientific community by increasing students' ability to play a leading role in elementary science education and cultivating their characters as highly educated people.

Elementary Physical Education Major

  • The Elementary Physical Education Major program strives to help graduate students develop their ability to conduct research in elementary physical education. Students are required to study pedagogical courses focusing on elementary physical education in addition to philosophical and scientific content oriented electives.

Elementary Music Education Major

  • The goal of the Elementary Music Education Major program is to train professionals in elementary music education, who have extensive knowledge of music instruction and can employ efficient music teaching/learning methods. This program focuses on the practical and academic studies of the entire field of music education, including: foundations & principles of music education, curriculum & evaluation in music education, psychology in music education, teaching materials in music education, music education research and choral/instrumental pedagogy of western/Korean music.

Elementary Art Education Major

  • The Elementary Art Education Major program aims to help graduate students learn and investigate theories and teaching methods in art education and develop their ability to successfully implement their knowledge of such theories and methods.

The Education of Living Environment Technology

  • The Education of Living Environment Technology program strives to help graduate students gain advanced knowledge of theory and increase their ability to conduct research in areas related to practical arts-environmental education. It also aims to reinforce students' ability to apply their knowledge in the elementary school classroom by cultivating educators capable of creating a living environment related to daily life and practical arts education. To this end, graduate students take core and elective courses such as industrial living, home economics, agricultural life science, computer utility, and career counseling.

Elementary English Education Major

  • The Elementary English Education Major program aims to promote the specialty of elementary English education. The curriculum requires graduate students to intensively investigate aspects of theoretical background, teaching methodology, textbook analysis, and evaluation principles, as well as develop a research-oriented attitude. It also requires them to improve their communicative competence in English and broaden their understanding of the culture of English-speaking societies.

Elementary Computer Education Major

  • The goal of the Elementary Computer Education Major program is to help graduate students become qualified experts in computer teaching and further develop their ability to take a leading role in elementary computer education.
    The curriculum helps students investigate professional knowledge and teaching methods in computer education as well as improve their ability to conduct research in the field.

Elementary Counselor Education

  • The Elementary Counselor Education Major program aims to cultivate the basic qualities necessary for child counselling and produce highly competent specialists by helping students master the theories and practices of child counselling. The curriculum requires students to undertake intensive studies in the psychology of child development, counselling and guidance, and psychological testing.

Elementary Special Education Major

  • The goal of the program in Elementary Special Education is to produce specialists who have both a vast knowledge of the goals, principles, content and methods associated with special education and the ability to successfully implement that knowledge in the classroom. The curriculum of the program covers exceptional children, children with mental disabilities, special learning disabilities, emotional or behavioral disorders, hearing impairment, visual impairment, communication disorders, physical disabilities, and children suffering from multiple handicaps.

Early Childhood Education Major

  • The Early Childhood Education Major program aims to cultivate the professional knowledge and qualities necessary for early childhood educators, while improving their ability to conduct research in their specific field. The program also requires students to engage in intensive studies in child development, curriculum, parent education, and play theory.

Curriculum and Instruction Major

  • The Curriculum and Instruction Major program aims to help students to develop perspectives and critical views about education based on educational philosophy, psychology, and sociology and to gain advanced knowledge and research ability related to elementary school curriculum and instruction. As education experts, graduate students will be able to develop and implement curricula and improve instruction by applying educational media and understanding of extra-curricular programs and integrated curricula. In addition, students can develop practical strategies of evaluation and supervision, and conduct action research in the area of curriculum and instruction.

Elementary Educational Administration and Policy Studies Major

  • The Elementary Educational Administration and Policy Studies Major program aims to increase educational leaders and administrators as well as improve classroom managers' professional knowledge, administrative skills, and ability to conduct research in their specific field. The curriculum focuses on the knowledge and skills essential for the effective administration and policy analysis of schools and classrooms in regional, national and international contexts.

Multicultural Education, Masters in Education Major

  • The Multicultural Education program aims to help graduate students to not only understand the background, philosophies, and formation processes of multi-cultural societies, but also increase their abilities and qualifications for teaching elementary school children from multicultural homes. This program will help graduate students develop their ability to solve problems dealing with a variety of multicultural themes in Korea, and conduct various kinds of research on clothing, food, and life cultures in multicultural homes.

Culture and Arts Education and Planning, Masters in Education Major

  • The Culture and Arts Education and Planning program aims to help graduate students understand the underlying principles and philosophies on cultures, art and education. This program focuses not only on developing graduate students' capabilities to develop elementary school children's knowledge on cultures and art, but also on promoting their abilities to conduct planning and research work. It will also contribute to help graduate students in developing elementary school children's sensitivity and understanding about cultural diversity, their humanistic creativity and synthetic thinking, and promote their instructional techniques for dealing with various themes on cultures and art in elementary school.

Invention and Robotics Education, Masters in Education Major

  • The Invention and Robotics Education program aims to help graduate students understand the importance of inventions and robotics and attain the knowledge of the two areas. It also aims to promote graduate students' capabilities of applying their knowledge and techniques to help elementary school children develop creative and innovative ideas.

Children's Literature Education, Masters in Education Major

  • The Children's Literature Education program aims to help graduate students attain professional knowledge of children's literature and children's literature education. This program will contribute to the improvement of elementary school teachers' ability to conduct research on Korean language education and children's literature.