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Dean's Message

Welcome to Sungkyunkwan University's (SKKU)

College of Education


The College of Education founded in 1972, has inherited the tradition and spirit of the best national university in the Joseon Dynasty, Sung Kyun Kwan (成均館), founded in 1398.


It has had a very important role in teacher training in regards to secondary education in Korea, on the basis of four main principles; "benevolence, justice, courtesy, knowledge" (仁義禮智).


It has contributed to Korean education and national development by leading the field of education research, as well as cultivating good secondary school teachers and educationists over the past 40 years.


The college aims to respond actively to the trend of character-building, establishing a new model of scholars [士] and teachers [師] who can lead with the spirit of “Gaining knowledge by the study of things”(格物致知) and “Developing oneself physically and mentally and managing the world”(修己治人).


The new model of “scholars [士] and teachers [師]” will have a moral character and intelligence, based on a healthy democratic education which practices communication and creative spirit, with the attitude of “Seeking the truth based on facts”(實事求是) at secondary school level.


For this, we explore theory and practice which is suitable for secondary education and we cultivate people who have talent and professional ability with knowledge, virtue (德) and body (體), which can be applied at school.


Also, the College of Education changes old traditions and recreates them to communicate with modern Korean systems. We also actively participate in global education with professors, students and alumni of the college.


The college looks forward to leading the secondary education of Korea in the future, and to become a secondary teacher training institution that has global respect.


We ask for your active participation and support to realize this dream.


Thank you.


Jae Hyoun KIM
Dean, College of Education