The objective of the College of Education is to develop competent secondary school teachers who can contribute to development of the democratic society with integrated thinking abilities based on theories of each major and practical teaching skills as well as a strong sense of duty.
With the systematic education systems, the College has ensured a high success rate for the teacher qualification examination and contributed to diverse national education areas.
The objective of the Department of Korean Language Education is to develop competent secondary school Korean teachers who can encourage students to love the Korean language and use it in an exemplary way with various teaching theories and methods. The majors of the Department will learn how to instruct students to understand and appreciate literary works and to put systematic knowledge of the Korean language to use while cultivating a strong sense of duty as a teacher. The curricular are largely divided into literature (ancient novel, ancient poetry, Chinese classics, modern novel, modern poetry, and literary criticism), language (Korean semantics, Korean grammar, school grammar, Middle Korean), and education theories (Korean education theory, literature education theory, Korean phonology education theory, modern poetry education theory, Korean teaching material research and teaching methods). The curricular are designed to meet the needs of classes offered by secondary schools such as the Korean language, literature, grammar, writing, reading, and speech. General pedagogy and training programs are included in the curricular as well to help the majors to acquire practical teaching methods.
The Department offers a variety of opportunities to develop talent as a teacher, including the Korean language, literature, and a visit to historical remains. For instance, the majors visit places of literary interest during the 1st and 2nd year, the gathering with the faculty members for the whole department in March (MㆍT), the ‘Night of Literature’, prepared by all graders in the 2nd semester with two-month practice, including the pungmul play, exhibition of illustrated poems, songs, a seminar and a play. The graduates also participate in the festival, promoting unity within the Department as the only festival of its kind. And the academic journal ‘Naratmal’ publishes various pieces of literature (poetry, novels, essays, book reviews, and papers) written by professors, students, and graduates of the Department.