History and Current Status
The Teacher Training Center was established in August, 2001, and changed into the Center for Teacher Education in December, 2003. Our center provides a special track for university students interested in elementary education. We have five full-time instructors on our faculty, all with doctoral degrees and rich teaching experience. Fully equipped with instructional media facilities in an ideal environment for teaching and learning, we carry out our mission to prepare students as elementary school teachers who will be professionally trained in education and able to master a foreign language. Most of the graduate alumni are engaged in teaching in public or private elementary schools or in remedial schooling all over the country having already made a remarkable contribution to education.
Program applicants have to be enrolled in graduate school or in the school years higher than sophomore year in Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages.
Forty-six credits are required to fulfill the program. Students should complete the required courses, covering foundations of education, courses of education methodology, practical training of education and specialization curriculum in elementary school, in two to three years.
The objectives of Center for Teacher Education is to
- cultivate teachers who have professional qualities in education;
- cultivate teachers with professional ethics, and critical thinking competency.
- cultivate teachers who have teaching knowledge and competences of elementary education;
- cultivate qualified elementary school English teachers;