Colleges & departments  (附件6)

Academics   - College of Education
    Department of Education http://192.83.167.230/

Department of Early Childhood Education http://www.ntcu.edu.tw/ttcece/index.htm

Department of Special Education http://www.ntcu.edu.tw/spe/

Department of Physical Education http://www.ntcu.edu.tw/dpe/index.htm

Graduate of Institute of Educational Measurement and Statistics http://gsems.ntcu.edu.tw/

Graduate Institute of Environmental Education http://www.ntcu.edu.tw/giene/index.html

 

Graduate Institute of Early Intervention http://www.ntcu.edu.tw/cgi/index.htm

 

Graduate Institute of Curriculum and Instruction http://www.ntcu.edu.tw/cute/homepage/index.html

  - College of Humanities and Liberal Arts
    Department of Language and literacy Education http://www.ntcu.edu.tw/lan/index.html

Department of Social Studies Education http://www.ntcu.edu.tw/sse/frame1.htm

Department of Fine Arts http://www.ntcu.edu.tw/ae/intro.htm

Department of Music http://192.83.167.70/music/

Department of counseling and Applied Psychology http://www.ntcu.edu.tw/gicep/index.html

Department of Taiwanese Language http://www.ntcu.edu.tw/taiwanese/

Department of English http://www.ntcu.edu.tw/english/

  - College of Mathematics and Information Science
    Department of Mathematics Education http://mathed.ntcu.edu.tw/

Department of Science application and Dissemination http://www.ntcu.edu.tw/science/

Department of Information Science http://www.ntcu.edu.tw/cis/

Department of Digital Content and Technology http://www.ntcu.edu.tw/dct/dctc/index.html

 

- Program of Management

    Department of International Business http://210.240.187.133:8081/IB/

Graduate Institute of Business Administration http://210.240.187.133:8081/ibm/

Graduate Institute of Sustainable Tourism and Recreation Management http://210.240.187.133:8081/GITRM/

 
College of Education
   

Department of Education

The Department of Education, originally named the Department of Elementary Education, was established in 1987. A master's program was added in 1992 and a doctoral program was added in 2000. In 2004, the department and the graduate institute were combined as the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, which was renamed the Department of Education in 2006. Students in this department not only enroll in elementary education courses, but also are encouraged to choose an area of specialization such as administration, education business management, counseling and guidance, textbook research and development, or instruction and curriculum development. The department faculty members all have excellent backgrounds in the field of education. The faculty includes three professors, eleven associate professors, and two assistant professors, all of whom have doctoral degrees.

         
   

   

The Department of Early Childhood Education

The Department of Early Childhood Education was established in 1992. The major goals of the department are to prepare early childhood teachers, to provide in-service educational programs for early childhood teachers, and to promote the quality of early childhood education. The graduate program was established in 2003. Another evening graduate program for in-service personnel started in August 2006. Both of the above programs are designed to develop specialists in early childhood education research, teaching, administration and management. The department has abundant facilities and holds a variety of activities. The annual events include: storytelling contest, competition of design of teaching materials for young children, cheerleader competition, DO-DO play public show and the Young Tree summer camp for 7th and 8th graders, all of which have been getting great recognition from our community. There are 13 full-time faculty members in the department, including ten associate professors, one assistant professor, and two instructors. Ten of the teachers have doctoral degrees.

   

 

 

 
   

Department of Special Education

In accordance with the Five-year Plan for the Development and Improvement of Special Education of the Ministry of Education, the Department of Special Education was established in 1993. In 2001, the Graduate Institute of Special Education and Assistive Technology was founded. NTCU became the first university with a graduate institute of special education and assistive technology in Taiwan. In 2006, in line with the transformation of the school, unification of the academic affairs and powers, and optimal utilization of the educational resources, the Graduate Institute of Special Education and Assistive Technology was transformed into the master’s program of the Department of Special Education. The main goals of the Department of Special Education are to train educators and professionals with knowledge and competence in the field of special education for preschool and elementary school students, and to offer counseling in teaching knowledge and skills as well as parental counseling in special education. The undergraduate program consists of three educational areas in the curriculum, including regular education, gifted education and education of children with disabilities. There are ten faculties in this department, including one professor, six associate professors, and three assistant professors. Ten of the faculties have doctoral degree and the rest have master's degrees.

 

   

The Department of Physical Education

The Department of Physical Education was established in 1998 to recruit admitted P.E. students and students who have passed the JCEE (Joint College Entrance Examination) with P.E. test. The original goal of the department was to train P.E. teachers for positions in elementary schools, but a dual-track teacher education program has been instituted in line with the school's transformation. Professional courses emphasize practical features in cooperation with industries, such as leisure activities, health care, and tourism. The first P.E. performance in May 2002 emphasized the traditional features of the department. In 2004, an undergraduate program in Sports Health Management was provided for students. In 2005, a master's program was established to upgrade the department’s P.E. professional and academic levels. The program consists of two parts, Sports Science and Health, and Sports Pedagogy. The department has also designed a policy which integrates the bachelor's and master's degree programs in order to assist graduates who wish to enroll in directed study in the P.E. master's degree program. The department has eleven teachers, including two professors, three associate professors, three assistant professors and three instructors. Five of the teachers have doctoral degrees.

 

   

   

The Graduate Institute of Educational

Measurement and Statistics

The Graduate Institute of Educational Measurement and Statistics was founded in 1997. It is the first graduate school to specialize in educational measurement and statistics, not only in Taiwan, but in all of Asia. In 2005, a doctoral program was established to offer opportunities for further academic research in this field. A computer aptitude diagnostic system developed by our faculty members not only has aided in university instruction and academic development, but has also been utilized by the Ladder Digital Education Corporation since 2005. The long-term cooperation will enable NTCU to continue to contribute to the development of the educational industry. There are five teachers in the department, including three professors, one associate professor, and one assistant professor. All of the teachers have doctoral degrees.

 

   

The Graduate Institute of Environmental Education

The Graduate Institute of Environmental Education was established in 1998. In 2000, a summer master's program of continuing education was offered, and a doctoral program is now being planned. The main objectives of the graduate institute are: developing the potential of graduate students in environmental education, assisting the nation and society in promoting theoretical and practical environmental education by means of research and participation, increasing interactions with environmental protection groups, and fostering communication between environmental protection organizations and local communities. There are four tracks of development: the school's environmental education, enterprise and environmental science education, environmental interpretation assessment education, and social environmental education. Graduates may choose to serve in NGOs (non-governmental organizations) as planners or curriculum designers, in government posts, environmental consultancy companies, or environmental industries. There are five teachers in the department, including one professor, three associate professors, and one assistant professor. All of the teachers have doctoral degrees.

 

   

Graduate Institute of Early Intervention

Recently, the government has focused its attention on the field of special education. Based on the concept of "Early Detection, Early Treatment" as well as attempting to meet the needs of society, NTCU founded the Graduate Institute of Early Intervention in 2004. The purpose of the graduate institute is to offer a systematic research program in special education through a combination of sources such as experts that have experience in the fields of social welfare, medical treatments, and education. This institute is designed primarily for those who will be working with people that have special needs at halfway houses, special education institutions, and related units in the government system in the central Taiwan area. At present, this institute includes nine staff members, all of whom have Ph.D.s in their respective fields.

 

   

   

The Graduate Institute of Curriculum and Instruction

The Graduate Institute of Curriculum and Instruction was established in 2004 based on the demand of localization research in the field of curriculum and instruction. The purpose of program is to promote the development of teacher education curriculum and develop specialists in curriculum and instruction. The goal of this institute is to help teachers develop a professional curriculum in elementary and junior high school, to help principals and curriculum advisors develop management and leadership skills, and to help curriculum advisors develop pre-vocational training curriculum and instruction. This institute focuses on the practical application of theories. At present, this institute includes eleven staff members: two professors, eight associate professors, and one assistant professor, all of whom have acquired Ph.D.s in their respective fields.

 

College of Humanities and Liberal Arts

 

 

   

The Department of Language and Literacy Education

The Department of Language and Literacy Education was established in 1986. Its goal is to train those who are interested in a career in Chinese language education. It has a tradition of outstanding performance, which has earned the school the title of "champion" in the Chinese language contest every year for the last twelve years. Students in the department have also won many awards in children's literature writing contests. A master's program was established in 2001, and a doctoral program in 2004. It was the first language and literacy education department in Taiwan to be granted both a master's program and a doctoral degree program. Many areas of the world need well-trained teachers who can teach Chinese. This department strives to develop experts who can teach Chinese well. At present, this department includes sixteen staff members: four professors, seven associate professors, three assistant professors and two instructors, eleven of whom have Ph.D.s.

 

   

   

The Department of Social Studies Education

The Department of Social Studies Education has specialized expertise in the fields of social studies and is engaged in theoretical research and practice of social studies education through integrated research. The objectives of this department are to cultivate future elementary and secondary school teachers and researchers in this area, and, in line with the implementation of nine-year compulsory education, to promote curriculum research and development by integrating local education into the theoretical research in social studies education. The curriculum includes courses in the areas of history, geography and social studies and equally emphasizes theory and practice. The department offers a variety of academic and research activities and issues three publications, Journal of Department of Social Studies Education, Valley Wind, and Social Studies Education Research, providing the faculties, students and alumni of the department with a great opportunity to exchange teaching and research experience. The department also holds three or more academic seminars by local and overseas experts every semester and annual departmental thesis presentation. In addition, the two annual events, Local Studies Camp, and Sightseeing Tour, held by the Students’ Association of the department are the major events of the university.

 

   

The predecessor of the Department of Fine Arts

The predecessor of the Department of Fine Arts was the Arts Program of National Taichung Teachers’ College established in 1946, the first fine arts program in Taiwan. Over the years, famous artists have trained students in art education and some students have become outstanding artists. In 1992, the Department of Fine Arts and Crafts Education was founded, and in 2003, the department established a master’s degree program to promote excellence in art education. The department changed its name to the Department of Fine Arts in 2006. At present, it includes nine faculty members: six professors, two associate professors, and one assistant professor. Five of the faculty members have Ph.D. degrees.

   

 

 

 

   

The Department of Music Education

The Department of Music Education was founded in 1993 and was renamed the Department of Music in 2006 in line with the transformation of the university. This department has had a very good reputation since the time of the Japanese occupation of Taiwan and has become a key player in the development of musical talents in central Taiwan. The goal of this department is to train those who are interested in becoming musicians or elementary school music teachers. The department recruits students who excel not only in musical techniques but also in musical knowledge. All students are required to declare one major along with two minors in order to enhance their skills, musical sensitivity, and rational thinking. The department aims to help build students􀆠 confidence and to foster pride in their profession. At present, this department includes thirteen faculty members: two professors, four associate professors, one assistant professor, and six instructors, three of whom have Ph.D.s.

 

   

   

The Department of Counseling and Applied Psychology

The Department of Counseling and Applied Psychology was formerly named the Graduate Institute of Counseling and Educational Psychology (GICEP), which was founded in 2000. Later on, owing to the change of the environment and whole development of the school, the Department of Counseling and Applied Psychology was established on August 1st, 2006. GICEP was then merged into the Department of Counseling and Applied Psychology. The educational goals of the department are to cultivate psychological counseling and guidance professionals, to support the teachers and staff at NTCU in their work, to provide community counseling organizations with professional services, to aid medical institutes and enterprises in research, training, and psychological services classes, and to effectively apply principles of counseling and psychology to schools, families and enterprises in order to develop appropriate personnel training programs and bring team performance into full play. Currently, there are eight faculty members in the department: one professor, fi ve associate professors, one assistant professor and one instructor. Seven of the faculty members hold doctoral degrees and the other one is a doctoral candidate.

 

   

The Department of Taiwanese Languages

The Department of Taiwanese Languages was established in 2004. Although it is not the only department of Taiwanese languages in Taiwan, it has received much attention because of its initial goal of training teachers of Taiwanese languages. Besides this main focus, the department also aims to train professionals in the fields of local Taiwanese culture, community cultural development, vocal media, and tourism. Education in the Taiwanese languages comprises the core curriculum of the department and courses in oral fluency, popular literature (including folk literature and folk writers), history, geography, culture, customs, music and folk operas of the Taiwanese language are offered to our students. Because this department was only recently established, it only has four faculty members. One of them has received a full professorship, another is an associate professor, and the other two are assistant professors. All of the faculty members hold doctoral degrees.

 

   

   

Department of English

The English Department was established in 2005 in accordance with the transformation of the university from a teachers’ college to a comprehensive higher education institute. The curriculum of the department consists of general core courses, English teacher training courses, and English major courses. The core courses of the department focus on the areas of English language teaching, basic linguistics, applied English, and English and American literature. The department has a state-of-the-art language lab to facilitate the students’ development of English language competence. An oral interpretation classroom is being planned and will soon be made available to students who are interested in oral interpretation and international language and cultural exchange. Currently there are eight full-time faculty members in the department, including one professor, three associate professors, and four assistant professors. All of them hold doctoral degrees.

 

College of Mathematics and Information Science

 

 

   

The Department of Mathematics Education

The Department of Mathematics Education was established in 1998. The purposes of this department are to prepare prospective teachers with specialized knowledge and skills in mathematics curriculum development and teaching for elementary schools. The Department of Mathematics Education has had great contributions in both educational research and student accomplishments. Even though the job market for elementary teachers is not as good as years ago, the education circle still lacks mathematics education experts, the academic areas of mathematics education are to be developed, and the professional level of the existing mathematics education professionals still needs to be improved. The Department of Mathematics Education will continue to produce exceptional prospective teachers to serve our nation. At present, there are ten full-time faculty members in the department, including three professors, six associate professors, and one assistant professor, seven of whom hold doctoral degrees.

 

   

The Department of Natural Science Education

The Department of Natural Science Education was established in 1998. In line with the school transformation, the name of the department was changed to the Department of Science Application and Dissemination in 2006. It is science mediaoriented and this is a unique feature among Taiwan's college and university science departments. The department features public science education, explanatory tours and design of science museums, writing of science articles for general public, design of scientific toys (events), research in fundamental and applied sciences, as well as training prospective science teachers for elementary schools. The department also has a master's program to provide students with more career choices in the future. The department has the highest number of projects on this campus which receive funding from the National Science Council. This academic competitiveness encourages students to become involved, beginning with their freshman year in college, in different research projects, as well as to develop their research abilities. The Students' Association of this department frequently holds diverse activities. Students' participation in the Association definitely will help mold their character and also enrich their college life, two experiences which can not be acquired inside the classroom. Currently, there are thirteen faculty members in the department, including five full professors, four associate professors, three assistant professors, and one instructor. Twelve of the faculty members hold doctoral degrees.

   

The Department of Information Science

The Department of Information Science was established in 2004 as the first non-teacher training program of NTCU. The development of this department is in accordance with the trend of the "Digital Taiwan Project". The objective of the department is to cultivate professionals in the areas of computer software, hardware, and network communication. The department established a master’s degree program in 2007, and will continue to upgrade the experimental facilities, design career preparatory courses for students, and plan a doctoral program. In addition, the department aims to integrate the latest developments in industry and government to enhance students' competitiveness. All faculty members in this department hold doctoral degrees in Information Science and/or related fields. The curriculum is designed to meet the anticipated needs in the information technology industry. The curriculum covers three areas: network communication and security, software engineering, and embedded systems. The department also promotes cooperation with industry. Through the process of conducting projects, students will be equipped with sufficient skills to pursue careers in industry, government or academia. Possible career development opportunities for students include studying in domestic or overseas graduate institutes and working in industry or research institutes in the field of information science. Currently, there are six faculty members in the department, including three associate professors and three assistant professors. All of them hold doctoral degrees. The department will continue to recruit Ph.D.s from around the world with expertise in various areas of information science to join the faculty.

   

   

The Graduate Institute of Digital Content and Technology

The Graduate Institute of Digital Content and Technology was established in 2004, and the undergraduate program was established in the following year. The undergraduate and graduate programs were merged into one administrative unit in 2006. The department was established to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and problem-solving skills required for a fulfilling career in the field of digital content. The other goal is to create and disseminate knowledge to improve digital content education, research and practice. The department also provides in-service training for the personnel in related fields. The entire curriculum is divided into three clusters in technology, arts and humanities, and is designed to equip students with the ability of analysis, design, development, evaluation, and integration (ADDEI). The department currently has six faculty members, including one associate professor and five assistant professors. All of them hold doctoral degrees.