Korea National University of Education

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Korea National University of Education
Knue seal.png
Motto Love, Confidence and Patience
Established 1984
Type National
President Kim, Joo-sung
Administrative staff
Students 5,649[1]
Undergraduates 2,413
Postgraduates 3,236
Location Cheongju, North Chungcheong, South Korea South Korea
Campus Suburban
771,663 m2 (191 acres)
Colors Skyblue     
Nickname Kyowondae
Mascot Stork Knue stork.png
Affiliations ICUE
Website www.knue.ac.kr
The Logotype of KNUE
Korea National University of Education
Revised Romanization Hanguk Gyowon Daehakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Han'guk Kyowon Taehakkyo
Main campus in Cheongju, South Korea.

Korea National University of Education (Acronym: KNUE; Korean: 한국교원대학교, Hanguk Kyowon Daehakgyo, colloquially Kyowondae) is a South Korean national university which is located in Cheongju and dedicated to teacher training and educational research. It comprises four colleges and a student body of about 5,700. The university is widely regarded as the top South Korean university in the field of education.


The university's mascot, a stork, symbolises the institution's mission for teacher training, and its participation in Korea's ecosystem restoration programme.

As the most prestigious national institution for teacher training and educational research, the university collectively prepares kindergarten, primary school, and secondary school teachers. It also provides continuous teacher education and conducts comprehensive educational research.

Pre-service education[edit]

  • Pre-teacher training in 4 colleges, 24 departments
  • Dual majors regardless of kindergarten, primary, or secondary education
  • Train professional teachers in graduate school

In-service education[edit]

  • Administer the INSET programs at the Center for In-service Education
  • Enhance the professionality of the Staff Development Programs
  • Develop the capability of teachers to solve problems on the school-site

Educational research[edit]

  • Explore educational theories and problems in school education
  • Develop new educational theories and materials
  • Make a feedback of research results from school educators



Admissions to the university is highly selective because the students are regarded as pre-service teachers and exempted from all tuition and dormitory fees by presidential decree. All applicants are required to get recommendations from each local educational superintendents. Students are admitted by major instead of into a general freshman pool.

Academic structure[edit]

Four colleges of the university offer 24 undergraduate degree programs. For master and doctoral programs there are three graduate school with 50 programs from four fields of studies.

Undergraduate colleges[edit]

The 1st College[edit]
The 2nd College[edit]
The 3rd College[edit]
The 4th College[edit]

Graduate schools[edit]

Affiliated schools and attached facilities[edit]

Affiliated schools[edit]

Attached facilities[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Introduce KNUE". KNUE Official Website. KNUE. July 24, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°36′32″N 127°21′38″E / 36.608983°N 127.360640°E / 36.608983; 127.360640