The College of Education was founded on August 1, 2002, with the mission of training the nation's educators and leaders in all aspects of the education industry, from administrative knowledge to academic principles. Building upon intercollegiate, interdepartmental and interdisciplinary cooperation, the College aims to play an important role in raising the professional standards of academia throughout Taiwan. With major facilities in the Jing Tang Building as well as in the SyueSih Building, the College consists of the Department of Education, the Graduate Institute of Early Childhood Education, the Institute of Teacher Education, the Teacher In-Service Education Center, and includes the Principal Preparation and Research Center, the Chinese Tests and Educational Evaluation Research Center, and the Graduate Institute of Educational Administration and Policy.
The College's emphasis upon the importance of combining theory and practice is made more meaningful by the university's unique cooperative affiliations with an experimental kindergarten, an elementary school, a junior high school, a senior high school and the primary school facilities providing a training ground for student teachers. The Department of Education is divided into two tracks: High School Teacher Education and Elementary School Teacher Education; the the Institute of Teacher Education also offers training for future high school teachers, providing the best possible education available from experienced professors and modern facilities.
The important long-term goals of the College of Education include:
1. Compiling an interdisciplinary database gleaned from researchers working the fields of education, literature, law, business, languages, social sciences, and applied sciences.
2. Establishing an Education Research Center and working with already existing programs to provide a support base for professional researchers and a source of information for policymakers at the highest levels of government and education.