College of Education At a Glance
College of Education (CE), Qufu Normal University locates in Qufu, the hometown of Sage Confucius, which is also called the Great Oriental City. College of Education grew out of the Research Center of Teaching Theories established in 1955, and in 1978 it launched its first graduate program in teaching theory studies. In 1983 it started to offerteacher’s training programto the undergraduate students enrolled in Qufu University.A year later, the Department of Education was created with the approval of Shandong Minister of Education, and it enrolled its first group of undergraduate students in 1985.In March 1989, the Institute of Educational Science was founded, and the Department of Education and the Institute of Educational Science were merged into College of Educational Science in 1995.College of Educational Science expanded again by integrating newly founded Teacher’s College in 2011. The name of the combined college was changed into Teacher’s College (College of Educational Science) in April 2013 and College of Education in July 2017.
Since the 1950s, the first group of leading scholars, including Chen Xintai, Tao Yuchuan, Li Guorong, and Zhu Benzhu, began to teach and lead research here. Afterwards, a new influx of nationally prestigious scholars joined into the pioneer faculty of CE, including Liu Shifeng, Yang Qiliang, Su Fuzhong, Zhang Wusheng, Han Yanming, Song Guangwen and other 120 professors. During the past thirty-three years, all these vigorous scholars devoted themselves to the development of College of Education through cooperatively overcoming the challenges of resource shortage and remodeling teacher preparation. With their persistent efforts, College of Education evolvedinto a greater professional school dedicating to teacher education: from the first master program in 1979, to the first enrollment of doctoral student in big data and educational statistics in 2016, and the authorization and accreditation of both the doctoral program and the first-class doctoral discipline in education in 2017. CE attracted more than 7000 undergraduate students and 1200 graduates, and it sent a great deal of professional talents to K-12 schools across China. Our faculties and graduates steadily contributed to education at both provincial and national level. CE met and anticipated the needs of the subsequent eras, serving as a trustworthy source of teacher preparation. The past accomplishments constituted our current dynamic CE, a distinctive institution that held thereputation of wisdom pursuing, energetic of learning, well-preserved, and hard-working.
Our students and programs
College of Education is a multilevel and comprehensive institution that anchors in the training of educators and psychologists. Currently, there are 1400 undergraduate and 460 graduate students enrolled at CE.It provides four undergraduate programs: educational studies, psychology, pre-primary education, and primary education.Besides the doctoral-level programs of PhD and EdD, CE also offers master’s degree programs spanning various specialties such as educational studies, curriculum and teaching, history of education, comparative education, higher education, vocational education, organizations of children and youth, educational economy and administration, general psychology, developmental and educational psychology, and applied psychology. In addition, CE provides five credentialed professional degrees, including educational administration, psychological health education, primary education, pre-primary education, and applied psychology. The programs in education at CE have received a series of national and provincial awards, and the program of applied psychology was awarded as the province-level key discipline.
In response to the development of globalization and internationalization, CE has advanced its communication and collaboration with international institutions and universities. Leading scholars from the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, Japan and Korea were invited to CE to deliver lectures; the CE faculties and students were also sent as visiting scholars to these countries to foster a broad vision of education and human development. CE has attracted a large number of talented students, and the stable postgraduate exam success rate of 40% earns CE the prestige of strong undergraduatetraining.
Our faculty and research
College of Education, Qufu Normal University, has four departments: department of education, department of psychology, department of teacher education (at Rizhao campus), and psychological experiment center. CE collaborates with both national and local governments and educationalinstitutions to set up practice and inquiry centers including the Base of Teacher Preparation in Shandong, Research Center of Educational Science, Research Center of Teacher Training, and Research Academy of China Big Data.
College of Education has a group of innovative and vigorous faculty members to work together to address issues in education and to support teaching and learning.Among our 66 instructional faculty members, 19 are full-time professors, 36 are part-time professors, and 23 are associate professors. We have two doctoral advisors and 26 tutors for master-students.Our honored and awarded faculty members include: one Leading Scholar in philosophical science of the National Ten-Thousand Scholars Accreditation, one National Talent by the Propaganda Department of the Central Committee of China, one Youth Changjiang Scholar, one New Century Talent awarded by National Ministry of Education, one National Top Teacher, one National Teaching Supervisor, one Taishan Scholar, and other provincial and local honored scholars.Besides, our faculty members lead an outstanding record of research and publications: 26 national-level research projects, more than 60 provincial-level projects and about 180 province departmental-level projects, more than 120 published books and approximately 1000 academic articles, and more than 200 national and local honors and awards for academic practice.
College of Education has the tradition of emphasizing students’ basic knowledge and professional skills. Following this tradition, CE has continued to innovatively promote students’ academic, research and practical capacities. Responding to the growing needs forexcellent and versatile educators of the future, CE recently transformed the undergraduate study plans and launched a new project “One course, one notebook” to explore new models of teacher preparation. With the implement of the newly designed program, both the quality of teaching and the academic impact of CE have stably improved. The graduates of CE have been highly rated by the employers for their strong and solid professional knowledge, honesty, self-motivation, and diligence.
These central imperatives are reflected through our outside-campus training in 18 teaching practical bases founded in and cooperated with schools across Shandong province. At the same time, 17 graduate mobile stations were established and managed by CE to improve K-12 classroom in cities including Weifang, Jining, Taian, Linyi, Zaozhuang, Laiwu, and Qingdao. Additionally, CE has strengthened the collaboration with basic education administrations, providing an increasingly large range of service to the local communities.
Our faculty members have engaged out students in theoretical and practical studies, and we have strived to build up a supporting community not only for facilitating students’ learning but also positively impact personal growth and social transformation. In order to better achieve these objectives, CE will work harder on many fronts, including:
To deepen the curriculum and administrative reforms based on the doctoral program construction;
To elevate the quality of both undergraduate and graduation education;
To build on our strengths, to embrace our distinctions and to champion for the leading school of education in Shandong province;
To providemore flexible and reliable programs toserve children, parents, educators, and educational administrators;
To continue to create adynamic institution that treasures the past while transforming the future.