The Teacher Education Center (TEC) aims at preparing a small amount but high-quality teachers. Through a thorough and credible selection process, the Center identifies outstanding applicants who are most willing and most suitable to be teachers. Only the selected students will be able to take the education program, which emphasizes both theories and practices. The goal of the education program is to develop knowledgeable, graceful, professional educators with specific expertise.
The Teacher Education Center consists of two divisions: (1) Curriculum and Instruction; (2) Practicum and Counseling. The Division of Curriculum and Instruction is in charge of: (1) the selection of applicants for elementary education, young children education, special education, and general education programs; (2) the curriculum plan and course selection of the education programs; and (3) the selection, training, and evaluation of the Scholarship for Excellence in Teacher Education. The Division of Practicum and Guidance is responsible for: (1) organizing activities of education guidance for the local areas; (2) assisting students in their teacher education practicum, graduate internship, and teacher education forum; (3) accrediting the teacher qualification examination; and (4) publishing pamphlets or journals related to teacher education.
TCU teacher education features in its teacher education practicum that links with local community. The practicum intends to enhance the learning about professional courses from service experiences, to help students become culturally sensitive, and to prepare loving and dedicated educators.