Early childhood education is a field that has had the fastest development and highest demand for manpower in both social and academic sectors. During this period in which early childhood education is being promoted by the government, preparing outstanding early childhood educators who will determine the quality of education has become particularly urgent. In order to meet these demands, the Department of Early Childhood Education was approved by the Ministry of Education and Human Resources in 2001 and established in the same year. Through in-depth theoretical exploration and through on-site work experience, students will gain knowledge of the development characteristics of young children and of their education. We prepare outstanding early childhood educators to provide the professional manpower in this field. In this way, these educators can contribute to the development of the local early childhood education sector.
The Department of Child Studies was approved in October 1987. Male students were eligible to enroll when the department became co-ed in March 1993. In addition, masters degree courses were offered. From March 1994, a new curriculum was drawn up and four major subjects commenced (Child Development, Child Education, Child Disabilities, and Child Welfare) to accommodate various career paths and to respond effectively to social needs.
In August 2001, we received approval from the Ministry of Education and Human Resources to establish the Department of Early Childhood Education and our first students were accepted in 2002. Our objective was to prepare a leading professional workforce in the childhood education sector and other sectors related to child education by focusing on effective and practical first hand experience and in-depth theoretical research of childhood education.
Students can acquire kindergarten level 2 licenses to work as teachers, principals or commissioners for kindergartens or acquire a welfare educator level 2 license to work as teachers or administrators at welfare institutions. There are also employment opportunities as teachers and administrators in special education institutes, as administrators in specialized academies (such as for Art and English), and as researchers for education companies and those which manufacture goods for children.
Department Of Early Childhood Education
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- SEMINAR FOR ACADEMIC LIFE
- 1. Summary of the course This course is to assist university freshmen in CRM designing to adapt university life well through the instruction and counselling of supervising professor. (This course is composed of self analysis, personality type test, career research, instruction for the success of university life, career plan and direction setting, CRM designing method and CRM designing. The course should be teaching in classes of the students by supervising professor.) 2. Course objectives This course is to motivate the students before the mid term exam and provide students with self analysis, personality type test (MBTI or TCI) and career research (YAT test). Also, this course shall has a plan to instruct the students to enhance the efficiency of university life through career and time management. In addition, this course is to make a chance for the students to have practical assistance to university life by providing study method, report designing strategy and the information on academic system and various kinds of internal programs of the university. After the mid term exam, the students will be instructed to set the direction of career designing through continuous counselling of supervising professor and the students will be able to establish CRM designing and execution plan.
- SOFTWARE AND AI
- Software and AI (Artificial Intelligence) course aims to educate the basic concepts of software and computational thinking to use them in various applications. It allows students of various majors to experience the core technologies of the 4th industrial revolution, such as big data, machine learning, and AI. It also introduces various applications of AI so that students can easily apply these technologies to their field of study. This course classifies the lecture types into three categories, and adjust the lecture difficulty according to the student's academic ability.
- UNDERSTANDING OF PSYCHOLOGY
- The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the scientific understanding of human behavior and mind. Topics will include the biological basis of behavior, learning and memory, social behavior, human development, and individual differences. Throughout the course, we will examine both the basic concepts and major findings of contemporary psychology. This course is designed to help students both understand their own thinking and behavior.
- DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG CHILDREN1
- This course explores physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development during preschool years on the basis of developmental theories and principles.
- THEORIES OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
- This course is to understand theoretical bases and overall grounding of early childhood education. Specifically, students learn about the concept and characteristics of early childhood education, types of childhood institutions, histories and philosophical developments of early childhood education, curriculum for and evaluation of early childhood, and management of an early childhood institution.
- COMMUNICATION SKILL
- The ability to communicate effectively in speaking and writing is one of the most important skills for educational and career success. This course gives students opportunities to discuss, practice, and eventually master the skills involved in oral and written communication. The topics include theory and practice of effective communication, making speeches, presentation skills, principles of persuasion, and writing skills.
- SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION AND SERVICE
- This course is to cultivate community sense as members of society and the global village for students in order to develop the basic knowledge required as global citizens. Especially, this course is to foster the spirit of cooperation, sharing, service, and creativity and study the social contribution and leadership to solving the challenges the global community faces. As a liberal arts course, it is centered to nurture a leader having the global capability to contribute to community development through learning the knowledge and the case on the value & logic of social responsibility focused on environmental preservation, social contribution, and good governance(ESG). This course aims to foster a generous mind, learn knowledge and technology and build the capacity to contribute to building a society towards a safer and happier world through the study of theory and practice.
- INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION
- This course is an introductory course in Education for prospective teachers, regardless of their major and/or special subjects. This is one of the necessary requirements for teacher candidates being educated in colleges other than the college of education in Korea. The course is to study the various paradigms and concepts of education, representing different views on aim, content and method of education. A particular emphasis is given to identifying theoretical questions of education in order to grasp the problems of Korean education and find out their solutions.
- GUIDANCE OF CHILDHOOD PLAY
- This course is to teach students to recognize the importance of children's play, and understand the theories and practice of play in relation to social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of children. Students are expected to develop play techniques and play materials for early childhood.
- DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG CHILDREN2
- This course explores physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development during infancy on the basis of developmental theories and principles.
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- EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
- This course is an introductory course in the Educational Psychology for prospective teachers being educated in colleges other than the college of education in Korea. It is an undergraduate course to help prospective teachers understand the basic principles of psychological processes involved in the various aspects of educational practices. It includes learner? characteristics, educational environment, learning and instruction, and evaluation of instructional outcomes.
- EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGY
- This course is an introductory course in the Sociology of Education for prospective teachers being educated in colleges other than the college of education in Korea. This is one of the necessary requirements for teacher candidates. An emphasis is given to the understanding of basic concepts and theories in the field.
- This course is a study of fundamental philosophies, knowledge, and techniques for guiding adolescents toward their better lives. It is to study the practical considerations for the growth of adolescents affective, humanistic domains. A course designed to learn foundational concepts, major principles, major treatment of guidance and counseling, and to discuss its theoretical and practical implications. Emphasis is placed on providing theoretical foundations to deal with human problems through educational counseling, and to pursue counseling theories, practical processes, and techniques.
- CHILDREN'S ARTS
- This course is designed to learn the importance of children's art activity, theoretical base, and practical teaching methods, etc., and enhance the practical techniques of teaching children's arts in various types. Students are expected to experience and investigate how to teach children the one- or multi-dimensional arts production appropriate to their interest and characteristics, and to search for the creative and emancipatory ways of using the art education for educating children.
- EARLY CHILDHOOD'S MUSIC
- Effect of music in fluencing in early childhood's intellectual, emotional, socialdevelopment are examined, and various methods to instruct early childhood's creativity by means of music are studied.
- INTRODUCTION TO CHILD CARE AND EDUCATION
- The purpose of this class are to develp an understanding of the importance of child care and of its present conditions, and to introduce its various types and the methods of its operation and management. It also seeks to understand child care, using primarily comparative analysis of day care centers and child care systems of various countries.
- CURRICULUM FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
- This course is designed to provide an understanding of the various programs of early childhood education and their theoretical standpoints. The practical implications for program development and classroom management for kindergarten children will be explored.
- SOCIAL STUDIES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
- This course attempts to explore what kind of social skills preschoolers should learn and cultivate their abilities to apply for teaching during early childhood. It especially focuses on studying the preschooler's development of self-concepts, social responsibilities, moral judgement, and the social relations in various environment. It also provides opportunities for application of theoretical knowledge and methodology through observation and practice in preschool settings.
- CAREER DESIGN AND FIELD TRAINING
- This course provides systematic and continuous consultation and guidance on the achievements and career of CRM (Career Road Map) designed by the students after admission. The course is also designed to enhance the students’ field education capacity to actively cope with the educational environment in the rapidly changing circumstances, the knowledge based society of the 21st century and the society for the fourth industrial revolution. Through this course, students will experience field training such as special lectures, video materials, and multicultural education in accordance with their career and major.
- EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT
- This course is an introductory course in the Educational Administration and School Management for prospective teachers. This is one of the necessary requirements for teacher candidates being educated in colleges other than the college of education. The course is to study the classical organizational thoughts in relation to education, definitions, basic concepts, and hypotheses regarding educational administration, major tasks and process of educational administration, and theories of administrative behaviors, and to understand the school and classroom management.
- PREVENTION OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE AND UNDERSTANDING OF SCHOOL CULTURE
- Students will acquire an understanding of the various factors, actual state, the legislative system of school violence. Students will have an opportunity to relate this knowledge about prevention and measures of school violence to school environment using students guidance, parents interview, and human lights education. This information about violence behavior, student cultures, counseling methods, and the implications that social and contemporary legislative policies play will create greater understanding in the field of school violence.
- MENTAL HEALTH
- This course has a purpose to study the theoretical approaches to the mental health and its application. It specifically focuses on the mental problems during childhood and adolescence.
- CHILDREN'S RIGHTS AND WELFARE
- This course is to enable students to understand the importance of children‘s rights. And this course deals with theories and laws on, and historical inquiry into, child welfare, and also tackles problematic issues surrounding it, suggesting practical measures to ameliorate the existing programs for child welfare. Especially, this course will explore practical welfare programs for children who are abused or neglected by their parents, or have single parents, or have double-income family, and it also seeks functions of social education in relation to those children.
- LOGIC AND ESSAY OF CHILDREN CURRICULUM
- This course discusses the importance of logic and essay through discussion in early childhood education. In particular, it will explore the knowledge and techniques required for young children to improve logical thought and imaginative power and creativity of them, and ultimately to realize the value of respecting for man's life and dignity and the wisdom of life.
- METHODS OF RESEARCH AND TEACHING FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD TEXTBOOKS
- This course is study the subject matter of education in a field kindergarten. Students will perform observation, participation and planning of teaching activities, classroom management, counseling and administration in order to be an effective teacher. and students learn more about teaching methods through class demonstration along with field practice and textbook research of early childhood education institutions.
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- EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM
- This course emphasizes on general principles and procedures of construction, development and evaluation of school curriculum. Students are expected to develop a sense of reality with regard to the actual curriculum implementation in elementary and secondary schools.
- EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION
- This course emphases on the relations between school learning and appropriate types of evaluation. It includes theories of reliability and validity, achievement test construction, and interpretation of test results. Introduction to modern theories of measurement techniques and instruments for cognitive, affective and psycho-motor domain; practical introduction to the techniques of tests, such as construction of tests, scoring, reliability, validity, and item analysis.
- CHILD OBSERVATION AND BEHAVIOR RESEARCH
- This course aims to develop pre-service teachers’ abilities to observe and assess young children. This course includes understanding the need for and the purpose of assessment, selecting assessment practices and identifying strategies for gathering evidence that are aligned with the stated purpose, processing the information to permit evaluation and the formation and judgements, making professional judgments using assessment results as a tool in the decision-making process.
- DEVELOPING PROGRAM AND ITS EVALUATION FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS
- This course purposes to develop various programs for infants and toddlers on the basis of the developmental theories and the empirical findings.
- PHYSICAL MOVEMENTS AND GAMES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
- This course with study theories and ingenious motion by using the inner rhythm of children. And grope the method of guidance of musical activity contribute to children's desirable growth and development.
- EARLY CHILDHOOD LANGUAGE EDUCATION
- This course examines theoretical issues of language acquisition, including evolutionary psychology, language competence, learning mechanisms, the relations between language and thought , and etc. The developmental process of language will be introduced in terms of speech sound, meanings, grammatical structures, and communication skill. The finding will be applied to early childhood education.
- HEALTH AND SAFETY EDUCATION FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
- This course addresses the knowledge and techniques required for young children to live under optimum condition. including understanding of children's body. children's health care and health improvement methods, disease prevention, emergency treatment and preventive measures for children's safety.
- EDUCATIONAL METHODS & TECHNOLOGY
- This course is an introductory course in the Teaching Method and Educational Technology for prospective teachers. This is one of the necessary requirements for teacher candidates being educated technology course for the subject matter oriented education students. A general information of the field, theory, and profession of instructional technology will be introduced. The definition of instructional technology, the history of the field, and the current trends and issues in the area will be investigated. Students develop competencies in appling media and technologies to instruction. This course emphasize the method of instruction as well as educational technology.
- ACTUAL AFFAIRS FOR TEACHING PROFESSION
- This course is for future teacher to understand actual affairs for teaching profession such as classroom management, teaching technique, guidance and counselling, processing official documents, etc.
- EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY & HISTORY
- This course in one of the necessary requirements for teacher candidates being educated in colleges other than the College of Education in Korea. Hence, its main purpose lies in the introduction to the general history and philosophy of education both in the East and in the West from the ancient to the modern ages. Historical development of educational system, philosophical thoughts of education, and their influences and implications to our modern education are to be understood.
- INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION
- This lecture is for leading students in the field of education to effective education with which students(pre-teachers) can better understand and perform the integrating education. Therefore this lecture aims to train students(pre-teachers) to develop an ability of understanding students with disabilities and of performing integrating education.
- CHANGES AND TEACHERS IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT OF FUTURE
- 'CHANGES AND TEACHERS IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT OF FUTURE' is a course to develop early childhood teachers' ability to respond proactively and appropriately to the rapidly changing educational environment. Teachers are the subjects of education responsible for changing the actual reality of education at the forefront of the field of education and should be able to actively respond to social changes caused by the reduction of school age population and entry into a multicultural society. In addition, it is necessary to seek the direction of education to effectively cope with the rapid changes in the information technology society. 'CHANGES AND TEACHERS IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT OF FUTURE' is a lecture to focus on the role of education in the changing social environment.
- CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
- Students will learn about the criteria of good literature, how to select them, and educational values, and explore various educational methods that utilize children's literature. Also the course includes evaluation of literature for children, including an emphasis on cultural, racial, ethnic, and social diversity.
- EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER'S PERSONALITY EDUCATION
- This course is one of the necessary requirements for teacher candidates being educated in the department of early childhood education. The most important moral principle of teacher is his/her good personality. Therefore, students will acquire will a desirable role and competency, qualification, and attitude of early childhood teacher, teaching skill and/or strategies, and make the desirable image of good teacher.
- MANAGEMENT FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION
- This course is designed to learn the theoretical principles of administering educational institutions, and to understand the insitutional and practical aspects of establishing and managing the early childhood educational institutions along with their unique characteristics. This is to cultivate the students' capability to rationally organize and administer the humane and material resources of the institutions, which is necessary for prospective teachers.
- SCIENCE EDUCATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD
- This course is to understand the concept of science education and its teaching learning principles, the essential teaching content, and to learn how to produce and operate various appropriate for a given institution.
- TEACHING METHODS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
- This course involves ‘what to teach’ and ‘how to teach’ for young children. Teaching method is a crucial element for teaching activity. Understanding young children’s development, and their needs, and connecting these to teaching activities are essential processes for maximizing educational effects. In this course, theoretical foundations of, management for and practical activities for teaching methods are provided, which improve prospective teachers’ expertise.
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- SCHOOL FIELD PRACTICE
- School field practice is a field education subject where students actually experience the roles and functions that teachers must perform in the secondary school. In this course,students can develop their preparatory skills as a teacher by accumulating practical experiences on overall school education such as teaching - learning guidance, life guidance, class management and so on through experiences in the field of education.
- COUNSELLING FOR CHILDREN
- This course provides basic theories and techniques used in clinical therapy with children. The theories include Psychodynamic Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Reality Therapy, Gestait Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, and Transnational Analysis.
- UNDERSTANDING OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS
- This course explores major theories and methodologies which have recently been brought up in early childhood educational settings. It will provide students with opportunities which are taught in English.
- PRACTICUM IN CHILD CARE SETTINGS
- On the basis of knowledge and skills studied during the three years, students will preciselyperceive current situation of child welfare facing our country through on-the-spot practicesin day care centre, thereby they will have sense of direction towards desirable child welfare system of our country from the long term perspective.
- THEORIES OF CHILDREN CURRICULUM EDUCATION
- This course is a equipped with various qualities to carry out the education activities of early childhood as an early childhood teacher effectively. Specifically, experience, constructing the centers of interest, effective management of a class, parents and children's counseling, and buliding an helpful reationship with community.
- PARENT EDUCATION
- This course is to learn basic theories of the formation of character and to explore methods towards a desirable parent-child relationship through the establishment of parents, role and value. (From 2008) This course is designed to learn basic theories methods for desirable parent-child relationships
- SAFETY MANAGEMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
- This course will explore the prevention of various disease, emergency treatment, and preventive measures for young children's safety. It will also examine the recent situations in child abuse and neglect, and explore the role and responsibility of the early childhood educational institutes for prevention of child maltreatment.
- EDUCATIONAL VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
- This subject includes acting as assistant teachers in kindergartens or primary and middle schools, acting as teachers' helpers, or conducting volunteer work. The goal of the course is to help future educators foster the development of educational attainments.