The Korean Ministry of Education awarded KNUE the title of Advanced College of Education+ (ACE+). It will receive approximately two billion won for the project cost over the next four years. It was the first teacher training university selected since the project started. With this funding, it plans to establish and expand the system for training educators who will lead the Education 4.0 Generation. The primary goals of the new curriculum include the development of teacher personality and improved competence.
The Ministry of Education has also bestowed KNUE the title of Program of National University for Innovation and Transformation (PoINT) for four years in a row. The university is set to receive about 800 million won for the next two years. The principal mission of PoINT is to help national universities take a leading role in the innovation of national and regional education programs. In the project proposal, KNUE designed a model that focused on educational research and suggested to develop its curriculum for combined bachelor and masters programs. It also suggested that educational research be put in the forefront of scholastic infrastructure.
According to Lew Hee-chan, president of KNUE, the teaching faculty are well-prepared to lead Korea in academic innovation by maintaining its high level teaching standards. Consequently, KNUE will serve as a model for universities nationwide, not only one that fosters outstanding teachers but one can build the foundation of education in Korea for years to come.
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