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When National Chengchi University was re-established in Taiwan in 1954, four graduate schools were set up, including the Graduate School of Citizenship Education.Renamed the Graduate School of Education in 1955, it became the first graduate school offering master's degree programs in Taiwan, with an emphasis on educational research. In this same year, the undergraduate degree program began providing the foundational courses in teaching and administration. In order to strengthen educational research, the department started the doctoral program in 1977. In order to provide systematic programs from undergraduate through doctoral studies,the undergraduate and graduate programs combined in 1996 to form the Department of Education. In 1999, a part-time master’s degree program in educational administration was established, focusing on principals and school administrators. In 2002, the Department of Education took on responsibility for this program. Many outstanding alumni have made substantial contributions to the field of education,including as minister of education, scholars, principals, teachers, and publishers.

Future Development


Graduate Institute of Educational Administration and Policy:


In response to increasing demand for educational reform, we will establish this specialized discipline to provide professional training for personnel in the fields of educational administration and policy planning.

The Center for Educational Leadership:

With society recognizing the critical importance of educational leadership in primary and secondary schools, we must encourage and support professional principals that can create quality schools. The establishment of a center that can provide training and development tools is extremely important and is a priority for our future development.

Chinese Testing and Educational Evaluation Research Center:

The goal of the Chinese Testing and Educational Evaluation Research Center is to develop various facilities for testing and evaluation of Chinese people, suitable for the Chinese culture. All work in this center is computerized, networked and online, such as via computer-based tests and online assessments, and efforts are geared towards proposal of practical suggestions for educational reform based on research results. It is hoped that these qualities and effective functioning make this center distinct from others throughout Taiwan.

The Center for Educational Research:

Responding to a chronic lack of education research in Taiwan, NCCU plan’s to establish the Center for Educational Research, which will hire research staff to conduct exploratory research, provide professional analyses of education, and promote a higher level of education research in general.

The Research Center for Alternative Education:

Having developed in Taiwan over the last fifteen years, local experience and expertise regarding alternative education and educational practices provide a source of reference for both domestic and international educational arenas. Several faculty members and alumni from this department have participated in the teaching and management of alternative education for a long time and are members of the Institute of Alternative Education. In the future, we plan to utilize appropriate expertise and integrate relevant domestic resources to establish the Research Center for Alternative Education, in the hopes that research from this center will provide guidance for local educational practice and further develop local educational advancement.